One of my absolutely favorite people in the writing world is Heather McCorkle. And one of my absolutely favorite aspects of the publishing process is cover design. Combine the two and I get to write a FAVORITE post because I get to help reveal the cover design for Heather’s upcoming ‘new adult’ fantasy release: The Dragon Empire.

Yes, I said NEW Adult – a genre that is gaining popularity right now. That means this book is not quite for teenage readers, but geared more toward “newer” adult-aged (college and beyond?) readers. I love this idea and am very excited to read The Dragon Empire when it releases in February (next month)!!

Plot Synopsis:

On Yacrana, dragons stand at the top of the evolutionary ladder instead of humans. Such an advanced species is not without its issues though.

There’s trouble in the Dragon Empire, the kind that could start a war between dragons and the races of people. Hidden factions of dragons believe they should rule the lesser races, not simply stand aside and allow them to develop as they will. Having lived so long in peace, the Emperors turn a blind eye, many oblivious that such attitudes even exist.

Despite being only an architect class, emerald dragon, Grendar is willing to risk banishment and death to stop that which his rulers refuse to see. The hope of peace lies not within the scaled breast of a dragon however, but within the hands of a group of people. But if the hidden factions have their way, these people won’t live to fulfill such a destiny. With a reluctant seer at his side, Grendar must leave his precious Empire for the outside world to save those that will one day save his kind.

Meet Heather:
I am an author of fantasy, in all its many sub-genres. Living green, saving endangered species, helping other writers, and supporting fabulous authors are a few of my passions. I am also a volunteer for the IS Foundation which works to make the world a greener place. When I’m not volunteering, writing, or surfing my social networking sites, I can be found on the slopes, the hiking trails, or on horseback. As a native Oregonian, I enjoy the outdoors almost as much as the worlds I create on the pages. No need to travel to the Great Northwest though, you can find me here, on my blog, and Monday night’s on Twitter where I co-moderate the #WritersRoad chat.
Can I add that she is one of THE most encouraging people I know in this industry? Heather reached out to me at the very start of my author career and I have learned so much through her example and endless supply of resources. If you are a writer and aspiring author, you will want Heather McCorkle on your team – go find her NOW!
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I am so excited for you, Heather, and can’t wait to learn more about your dragons! (I wonder what kind of dragon I would be in this kind of empire…? Hmmm.) Thanks for stopping in for the cover reveal – feel free to leave her some cover love!!