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Cover Reveal & Release Date for Veins of Gold

Charlie’s next standalone novel, Veins of Gold, is set to release July 17, 2018, from Mirror Press! The cover was released today.

A woman surrounded by golden seagulls and wheat.

Desperate to save her siblings from poverty, a young woman discovers magic fueled by gold . . . and a love for the man who wields it.

Abandoned by their father for the gold rush, Gentry and her siblings labor to survive alone in the inhospitable west. When bizarre natural disasters begin wreaking havoc on the land, Gentry discovers a world of magic. Desperate for help, she accepts aid from a mysterious stranger.

Winn not only sees the magic, but controls its hunger by feeding it gold—the very thing Gentry’s father left to acquire. But the earth’s unrest only grows worse, and Gentry’s fear leads her to a terrible choice: marry a wealthy man she does not love, or trust in Winn’s unpredictable power to save her family.

You can pre-order Veins of Gold on Amazon in paperback or ebook formats.

The Fifth Doll Available for Pre-order

The Fifth Doll (formerly Keeper of the Dolls) will release August 15, 2017, and you can pre-order it here!

After discovering a room full of matryoshka dolls wearing the faces of her village, a woman learns she may be trapped inside one—but unraveling the sorcery carved into each doll unleashes dark consequences that rip her from the only home she remembers.

Keeper of the Dolls Sold to 47North

A new standalone Holmberg novel, tentatively titled Keeper of the Dolls,  has been sold to 47North and is currently set for a 2017 release!

After discovering a room full of matryoshka dolls wearing the faces of her village, a woman learns she may be trapped inside one—but unraveling the sorcery carved into each doll unleashes dark consequences that rip her from the only home she remembers.

Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet Released

Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet has released and is available for purchase wherever such books are sold! (If in doubt, go here.)

Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet cover

Maire is a baker with an extraordinary gift: she can infuse her treats with emotions and abilities, which are then passed on to those who eat them. She doesn’t know why she can do this and remembers nothing of who she is or where she came from.

When marauders raid her town, Maire is captured and sold to the eccentric Allemas, who enslaves her and demands that she produce sinister confections, including a witch’s gingerbread cottage, a living cookie boy, and size-altering cakes.

During her captivity, Maire is visited by Fyel, a ghostly being who is reluctant to reveal his connection to her. The more often they meet, the more her memories return, and she begins to piece together who and what she really is—as well as past mistakes that yield cosmic consequences.

Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet Available for Pre-order

Charlie’s latest novel is available for pre-order on Amazon. To pre-order it, go here.

Maire is a baker with an extraordinary gift: she can infuse her treats with emotions and abilities, which are then passed on to those who eat them. She doesn’t know why she can do this and remembers nothing of who she is or where she came from.

When marauders raid her town, Maire is captured and sold to the eccentric Allemas, who enslaves her and demands that she produce sinister confections, including a witch’s gingerbread cottage, a living cookie boy, and size-altering cakes.

During her captivity, Maire is visited by Fyel, a ghostly being who is reluctant to reveal his connection to her. The more often they meet, the more her memories return, and she begins to piece together who and what she really is—as well as past mistakes that yield cosmic consequences.

From the author of the Paper Magician series comes a haunting and otherworldly tale of folly and consequence, forgiveness and redemption.

The book releases June 28!

Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet sold to 47North

Charlie’s has sold a fifth novel to 47North: Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet.

Mare, a woman bereft of memories, has the peculiar ability to infuse baked goods with emotions and talents. Sold into slavery, she encounters two men from her past: one who can’t touch her, and one who might kill her. Mare fights to reclaim her history as she struggles against her captivity, but her memories are tied to dark secrets with godly consequences—secrets that may better be left forgotten.

The release date is yet to be determined.

Cover Reveal for Followed by Frost

47North’s design team has put together the cover for Followed by Frost, a standalone novel that releases this September. You can pre-order it here.

Followed by Frost cover

Seventeen-year-old Smitha has the wealth, status, and beauty that make her the envy of her town—until she rejects a strange man’s marriage proposal and disastrous consequences follow. Smitha becomes cursed, and frost begins to encompass everything she touches. Banished to the hills, hunted by villagers, and chilled to the very core of her soul, she finds companionship with Death, who longs to coax her into his isolated world. But Smitha’s desire for life proves stronger than despair, and a newfound purpose gives her renewed hope. Will regrets over the past and an unexpected desire for a man she cannot touch be enough to warm Smitha’s heart, or will Death forever still it?

Sold! Followed by Frost to 47North

Followed by Frost, Charlie’s standalone young adult fantasy novel, has been sold to 47North! What’s it about? Here’s a short pitch:

After 17-year-old Smitha is cursed to be as cold as her heart, Death himself offers her a chance for relief. Unwilling to give up her life, Smitha seeks redemption deep in the savage deserts, where her perpetual winter dares to make her a hero.

The book is set to release summer 2014.

© 2018 Charlie N. Holmberg