Book Smugglers Publishing The Extrahuman Union

Cover Reveal: THE SPARK by Susan Jane Bigelow

Today, we are delighted to unveil the cover of The Spark–the third book in the Extrahuman Union quartet from Susan Jane Bigelow (and the third novel from Book Smugglers Publishing).

Without further ado, behold! The Smugglerific Cover!

The Spark

About the Book

Deirdre Burns White is an Extrahuman who can make fire with her mind. Once imprisoned and tortured by the ruthless Confederation Military Police, now all Dee wants is to bury the past and blend in. Her new life in First Landing is all about becoming normal: a regular job, a steady boyfriend, a nice apartment.

But just as Dee settles in the groove of her perfectly ordinary life, an old friend shows up bearing a letter from the future, and a plea for help. The first cracks in the Confederation’s oppressive regime begin to show–revolution is on the horizon.

With First Landing in a state of violent revolt, Dee has to make a choice: to hide herself away in a prison of her own guilt and regret, or embrace her past and her dangerous powers to help save the people and the city she loves.

The Spark is a novel of revolution and freedom, and the stunning third entry in The Extrahuman Union series.

“Come for the superheroes, stay for the characters and world-building.” — A Fantastical Librarian


About the Author: Susan Jane Bigelow

Susan Jane Bigelow

Susan Jane Bigelow is a fiction writer, political columnist, and librarian. She mainly writes science fiction and fantasy novels. Her short fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, Apex Magazine, Lightspeed Magazine’s “Queers Destroy Science Fiction” issue, and the Lamba Award-winning “The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard,” among others. She lives with her wife in northern Connecticut, and is probably currently at the bottom of a pile of cats.

Visit her website The Extrahuman Union.

About the Artist: Kirbi Fagan

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Kirbi Fagan is an award-winning, Detroit based cover illustrator who specializes in YA and MG fiction, fantasy and comics. Her illustrations are known for their magic themes, nostalgic mood, bright colors, and powerful characters. She received her bachelor’s degree in Illustration from Kendall College of Art and Design. Kirbi’s work has been acknowledged by organizations such as Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, ImagineFX, Art Order and the International Writers & Illustrators of the Future.

Visit her website


How to Get the Book

The Spark will be published officially on August 30, 2016. We will have print copies available soon and you can also buy the ebook directly from us this August. The print book contains the novel, two illustrations from Kirbi Fagan, and a sneak peek of Extrahumans, the fourth and final book in the series (published this October). The ebook edition will also contain a prequel short story, “Motherlands”, as well as an essay from the author and a Q&A with the artist.


  • Jordan
    August 9, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Gorgeous cover! I’ve never heard of this series, but it sounds really interesting, so I think I’ll have to check it out. 🙂

  • HookupGeekMexico
    November 10, 2020 at 5:32 am

    Such a great cover. I love it!

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