This particular post is very special to me. I’ve only recently gotten to know James, and I was fortunate enough to proofread No Heart for a Thief. It has been an absolute pleasure working with him and he was kind enough to ask me to do his cover reveal.
And when I say you will NOT be disappointed, I mean it. It’s absolutely gorgeous. Before we get to the meat of things, let’s learn a bit about the book.
About the Book
We are the stories we tell ourselves…even the lies.
The Thief, a great spirit, and her descendants have abused their ability to steal magic for centuries. When Kaylo starts to hear the song of other people’s magic, he must learn to hide from his people as well as the invaders. A gift or a curse, Kaylo may be able to save his people from the Gousht Empire that claimed their land with this stolen magic.
Eighteen years later, Kaylo still prays to the spirits, but not out of loyalty or love. He knows better than to rely on those selfish bastards for anything. While hiding in the forest from his foolish acts of rebellion, he encounters a girl, Tayen, being pursued by two soldiers of the empire. Against his better judgment, he risks facing the consequences of his past to intervene.
When Tayen attempts to run off seeking vengeance for her family, he offers to train her to wield her magic and a blade. If he can’t convince her to relinquish her need for vengeance and stave off the demons of his past, he’s going to get them both killed.
No Heart for a Thief isn’t out yet, so if you’d like to request an eARC, you can do so at this link: https://forms.gle/nWvkE7mwoHgD7jxG7
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Truly a thing of beauty, isn’t it? Any Felix Ortiz cover is going to be phenomenal, but this just has something extra that is hard to dislike. Truly amazing.
About the Author
James is a nerd with a head full of stories and limited time to put them on the page.
He grew up in Grand Rapids, MI, spending an excessive amount of time at a local community theater where he developed his affinity for storytelling. This affinity grew into a deep admiration for language and spoken word poetry while studying mathematics and education at the University of Michigan. A few hundred mediocre poems and lackluster performances later, he decided his dream of writing a novel might not be as ridiculous as he once thought. He firmly believes that art—even silly books about magic, or maybe especially silly books about magic—has the ability to tell stories that sink beneath the surface.