In which we reveal the cover for The Life and Times of Angel Evans by Meredith Debonnaire!
Today we are thrilled to share with you the final cover for Book Smugglers Publishing’s Superhero season of short stories.
Without further ado, BEHOLD! The smugglerific cover!
About the Story
Doctor Who meets Good Omens in this new short story from Book Smugglers Publishing.
When Angel Evans was born into her world, the event was beset with a troubling number of prophecies. Her magical future was so portentous that all of the prophets couldn’t cope with the knowledge of what was to come, and either died or were never heard from again.
Decades later, magical prodigy Angel Evans has traversed (and saved) several worlds. She has lived, loved, and seen more devastation that one person should be able to handle.
The Life and Times of Angel Evans is a story of prophetic burden, destiny fulfilled, and the choices that one young woman has to make in order to survive.
A Word From Your Friendly Neighborhood Editors (and Book Smugglers)
When we first read The Life and Times of Angel Evans, we were instantly charmed, delighted, and overcome with love for this story. We know it’s a big thing to compare a story to Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett–but we swear, that’s how Angel Evans made us feel immediately upon first reading. We love the quirky dark humor of this tale, just as we love its protagonist and her lover, a disembodied poltergeist named Yumiko. A bit absurd, a bit comedic, and all-around enchanting, The Life and Times of Angel Evans is a fitting end to our Superhero Season of stories–and we truly hope you fall in love with Angel and her multiverse-jumping magical shenanigans, as we did.
About the Author: Meredith Debonnaire
Meredith Debonnaire, hermit-in-training, lives in Gloucestershire, England. She owns more notebooks than she will ever use, but enjoys trying to fill them all up anyway. Her first attempt at writing fantasy (aged 5ish) involved dragons and little else. She has expanded her horizons to include all sorts of magical creatures since then, and sometimes attempts poetry. She does marketing administration for an independent publishing company, which is a lot of fun.
About the Artist: Jenna Whyte
Jenna Whyte is a UK based artist and illustrator. Her work is inspired by stories of old, legends, myths and misery. Painted by hand in the traditional method of inks.Her art work has sold internationally having worked for companies and charities like Murky Depths comics and Inhabit Media. Jenna’s latest project has been writing and illustrating a trilogy of books based on the periodic table. The Illustrated Guide to the Elements is a “case book” style investigation that contains detailed description of the chemical elements personified as Victorian Women. Each has her own personal attributes drawn from the characteristics of the element she represents.
How to Get the Story
The Life and Times of Angel Evans will be published officially on September 13, 2016. You’ll be able to read the short story in full for free here on The Book Smugglers, but we’ll also have a DRM-free ebook (EPUB, MOBI) that contains the story as well as a Q&A, and an essay from the author available for purchase on all major ebook retail sites.
Need a copy *right* now? Want to read it *today*? You can buy it directly from us!
Add the book on Goodreads, and read The Life and Times of Angel Evans for free online on September 13, 2016.