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Wednesday, 6 November 2013

IWSG: Nanowrimo 2013 and Jay's Cover Reveal

This month I'm taking part in Nanowrimo. My latest project is actually a past project that failed to launch. Briar's Dilemma follows a bullfrog prince who has to try and stop a plan led by the dolphins to exterminate the human race. For more check out my All I want for Nano? entry where I share my Nano wishes and give details about my latest project and it's characters. Who doesn't love a story that has heroic bullfrogs, evil dolphins, mermaids and hamsters on the side of evil? Anyone? I thought so. What is my insecurity? I really want to complete my word count in time this year. Never have before and that can get grating after a while. So wish me luck and before I go here is my mock cover.

Jay's Cover Reveal

Jay Noel has a book coming out next January. But right now you can see the smashing new cover. Steampunk is here and it's looking pretty awesome.

ragonfly Warrior Blurb:
The Mechanica Wars: Savage Machines Are Afoot...
At the age of sixteen, Kanze Zenjiro's bloody footprints mark the bodies of those who stood in his way to protect the throne of Nihon. Now, the tyrannical Iberian Empire is bent on destroying his kingdom, and they send their steam-powered giants and iron spiders against him.
Zen embarks on a quest that takes him on the most dangerous journey of his life. To succeed, Zen must live up to his nickname, the Dragonfly Warrior, and kill all his enemies with only a sword and a pair of six-guns. He is called upon to somehow survive a test of faith and loyalty in a world so cruel and merciless, it borders on madness.

Book Information: Dragonfly Warrior is a steampunk adventure like no other. It's a dynamic mix of Asian and European mythology, the Wild West, martial arts, traditional fantasy, and high powered steam action that will keep you turning the pages.
Dragonfly Warrior is the first book of The Mechanica Wars, and will debut on January 6, 2014.

Author Bio:
After doing some freelance writing and editing for more than a dozen years, Jay decided to stop procrastinating and pursue his dream of being a novelist. He's been blogging for over eight years, and even had a comedy podcast syndicated all over the internet. All of that was fun, but all the steampunk-inspired stories in his head just wouldn't leave him alone. Jay spends his days working in medical sales, but he can be found toiling over his laptop late at night when all is quiet.
He draws inspiration from all over: H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, Shakespeare, Ray Bradbury, Douglas Adams, and Isaac Asimov.
And Jay loves cookies.

Jay Noel's website:


  1. That's a great cover! Good luck hitting your target for NaNo :)

  2. Cool cover idea! Just keep working at it. Don't stress if you get a little behind.
    Jay's cover rocks!

  3. Oh my gosh, that sounds really interesting!! Good luck, you can do it! :)

  4. Love evil dolphins and hamsters! I always knew they had fiendish thoughts and intentions behind those far too cute exteriors. ;) Good luck on meeting you word count. You will totally rock NaNo this year!

  5. Briar's Dilemma sounds AWESOME. Seriously. So creative and quirky and funny. And I'm not just saying that!

  6. I absolutely love the idea of evil dolphins and heroic frogs. How fun. Good luck!!

  7. I've always thought hamsters were very shifty animals!

  8. Good luck with the challenge. The book cover is hot.

  9. Jay's cover has been making stops everywhere.

  10. Congrats to Jay!! Can't wait to hear your success story after NANO

  11. Much luck!! Your book sounds SO fun! And congrats, Jay!

  12. Good luck with finishing :)
    And yes, bullfrogs are win and heroic bullfrogs are even better :)

  13. Bullfrogs, dolphins, mermaids, and hamsters? I've never heard of such a cast of characters. You get some points for being unique.

    I'm sure you'll get through NaNo okay. Good luck with it.

    Tossing It Out

  14. Hurray for Jay! And good luck with that word count Sheena. I know you can do it. Dolphins, mermaids and hamsters, oh my!

  15. Good luck on NaNo, Sheena-kay! I know you can do it. I'm rooting for you!

    Congrats to Jay!

  16. Good luck during NaNo! I came close to participating this year, but then I came to my senses. (; Love the idea of evil dolphins, I knew there was something not right with flipper..... And Huzzah for Jay! I'm sure you'll get your project out into the world soon. (:

  17. Gotta love a heroic bullfrog! :)

  18. Hope you're knocking out some words and keeping them thar dolphins in their place. Have fun.

  19. "Heroic bullfrogs…" I love it! :D Love that cover, too. :)

  20. Thanks so much for sharing my cover with all of your readers!

    And I can't imagine an evil hamster.

  21. No matter your insecurity, I'm sure you're doing WAY better with your NaNo novel than I am ;-)
    Congrats to Jay on the cool-looking cover!


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