Awakening (Book One of The Geis) is a new book that was created by my brother's wife. She just released the book and it is already in sale on Amazon and at the Barnes & Noble online book store for the Nook.
I helped by illustrating one of the characters in the book for use on the front cover. I've designed book covers before, but this was the first time that one of my illustrations was used in a book cover. Pretty exciting for me.
Awakening was written for the fantasy genre for young adult readers. To give you some insight into what the book is all about, here is the book description:
Because some Celtic stories won't be contained in myth . . .
A little magic has always run in sixteen-year-old McKayla McCleery's family—at least that's what she's been told. McKayla's eccentric Aunt Avril travels the world as a clairvoyant for the FBI, and her mother can make amazing delicacies out of the most basic of ingredients. But McKayla doesn't think for a second that the magic is real—it's just good storytelling. Besides, McKayla doesn't need magic. She recently moved to beautiful Star Valley, Wyoming, and already she has an amazing best friend, a solo in her upcoming ballet recital, and the gorgeous guy in her physics class keeps looking her way.
When an unexpected fascination with Irish dance leads McKayla to seek instruction from the mute, crippled, janitor at her high school, she learns that her family is not the only one with unexplained abilities.
After Aunt Avril comes to Star Valley in pursuit of a supernatural killer, people begin disappearing, and the lives of those McKayla holds most dear are threatened. When the janitor reveals that an ancient curse, known as a geis, has awakened powers that defy explanation, McKayla is forced to come to terms with what is real and what is fantasy.
A thrilling first novel, Awakening is a gripping contemporary fantasy, based in Celtic mythology, that is rife with magic, romance, and mystery.
If you are interested in purchasing a digital copy yourself, go to:
If you are interested in getting a hardcopy, please contact me. I might be able to get you a signed version from the author and artists who worked on the cover.