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In this blood-soaked weird west story (following The Guns of Santa Sangre), bad guys come with glowing red eyes instead of black hats, but they still go down in a hail of (silver) bullets.
- May Day: A Gray Witch Novel
The premise of this story is appealing, reminiscent of Adrian Phoenix’s Hoodoo series, but too little meaningful exposition and too much extraneous detail keep this story from exploring anything deeper than the superficial and generally predictable.
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Though the story lacks greater worldbuilding, what it does offer is imaginative: a wide array of magician’s tricks, a knockoff-antiques shop whose magical items don’t quite work the same way as the originals, and clever puns.
- Midnight Omen
It’s a solid start to the series, but it lacks real story movement.
- Baseball Crazy: Ten Short Stories that Cover All the Bases
There's no shortage of great writing in this collection of 10 stories.
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” Creating the story was one thing, but publishing it was going to take time—more time than the two friends felt they had.
- Cover Reveal: 'Out of My Heart'
Lucy Arnold is the firefly artist for the cover image, and Paul Draine is the photographer.
- Cover Reveal: 'How to Read a Book'
She brought a vision to the story that very few illustrators could bring.
- Cover Reveal: 'Milo Imagines the World'
In a PW exclusive, the cover is revealed here for the first time.
- Cover Redesign: 'Ideal High' by Valerie Ipson
The doodles bring a personal touch to the cover—something lacking in the original design.Design Note #3: Though the original cover hints that this is a young adult story, it feels somewhat reserved.
- Cover Redesign: 'The Memory Tree' by John A. Heldt
To submit a book for a free cover redesign, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Design Note 1: Using watercolor art helps bring a more rustic, personal feel to the cover.Design Note 2: I created an aged, inked look on the title, which helps establish that this story tak
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- Book Cover Redesign: 'Mr. Nachron’s List'
Nachron’s List by Mike Corbett, who praised the new cover and thanked Argyle for “stimulating the part of us that connects eye to brain.”Design Note #1: Showcasing the image of the man in the boat reveals the book’s main character and its focus.Design Note #2: Choosing a font that
- Cover Redesign: 'Reasonable Doubt' by Steve Vogel
To submit a book for a free cover redesign, email us at email@example.com.Design Note #1: Showing a typical American street gives an ironic sense of the shocking story being told.Design Note #2: Adding the word “true” to the subtitle helps the viewer understand that this