Friday, 1 November 2013

Dragonfly Warrior Cover Reveal & NaNoWriMo Begins

Today I'm thrilled to help reveal the cover for Jay Noel's steampunk adventure, Dragonfly Warrior. Jay is a talented writer and supportive member of the writing community, so please give him a big congratulations.

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.
You can find Jay at www.jaynoel.comFacebook, and Twitter
Congratulations, Jay. That is one stunning cover! 

The madness that is NaNoWriMo has begun. I'm taking part again this year. As with the two previous years I took part, which I won, I'm one of those participants who always writes up to the very last minute. It's crazy, but I love it. You can follow my progress with the word count widget on my sidebar, and via my Twitter and Facebook accounts. Good luck to everyone taking part.

I'll be back on Monday with a cover reveal from River Fairchild and details of my role in the upcoming Realms Faire.


  1. Looks great, Jay!
    Good luck with NaNo, Ellie.

  2. Jay's cover is very dynamic.

    One of these years I'll do NaNo.

  3. Good cover art! And yes, I am doing nano this year. Yipes! I'll have to write six pages later today...

  4. Jay's cover is awesome! I haven't started writing yet for NaNo. I'm commenting on blogs.... Okay, I'm nuts. Need to start writing!

  5. Congrats to Jay on his awesome cover and even more awesome blurb. That book sounds so exciting!

    Good luck on NaNo, Ellie! :-)

  6. Good luck with NaNo! Congrats to Jay.

  7. Congrats to Jay Noel. I love steampunk. And good luck with NaNo!

  8. That is a very dramatic cover, just like the old pulps from the 50s.


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