This just in - the paint's a little wet so be careful not to smudge it ;> Cover art for SCENT OF MAGIC for the UK edition. Which will be released 18 December 2012.
So? What do you think? I love the colors and there are some really neat elements. But...white? Not the uniform I imagined, but it's eye catching, which is what the cover art is supposed to do -get the book noticed.
Here in the USA we celebrate Thanksgiving and reflect on what we are thankful for. I've a long list, but one of the main things I'm very thankful for are my readers! They rock! They've given me such joy over the years! So I'm doing a Thanksgiving Give Away Extravaganza of 6 books! This is for my readers so I've put in questions so I know you're a reader and not some random person hoping to win a book. These give aways are open to ALL!!
Are they the Study Series or the Glass Series or the Soulfinder Series or perhaps the Chronicles of Ixia?? There's been lots of confusion over the names and lots of questions coming my way over the reading order. So I'm posting the definitive AUTHOR recommended list of the books and short stories in reading order from first to last (covers are current USA print editions):
ICE STUDY (short story - http://www.mariavsnyder.com/IceStudy.php)
NIGHT STUDY (January 26, 2016)
DAWN STUDY (forthcoming February 28, 2017)
No cover art yet!
I hope this helps :).
Now that the excitement of DAWN STUDY's release is winding down and the feedback I've gotten has been super fantastic, I'm giving away 20 copies of SHATTERED GLASS' audio book - narrated by the extremely talented Gabra Zackman.
If you haven't read SHATTERED GLASS - it's an eNovella about Opal and the story events happen after NIGHT STUDY and go into the beginning of DAWN STUDY.
Here's the cover copy: While trying to teach her adopted daughter, Reema how to work with molten glass, Opal receives a letter from Master Magician Zitora Cowan requesting Opal's immediate help. Zitora resigned from the Sitian Council over two years ago to search for her lost sister and no one has heard from her since. The letter is probably a trick, but Opal refuses to pass up the opportunity to help her mentor who may be in genuine trouble. Good thing Opal isn't that easy to fool and, with her two soldier friends, Nic and Eve providing backup, the three travel to a small to…