Friday, March 3, 2017

Cover Reveal - Dark Winds Rising

Today I'm welcoming Mark Noce to The Warrior Muse for his cover reveal of Dark Winds Rising!

Dark Winds Rising is the sequel to my debut novel Between Two Fires, and comes out with St. Martin’s Press December 5th 2017! Today is my cover reveal for the next book in my historical fiction series set in medieval Wales. A big thanks to St. Martin’s Press for the great cover art!

Dark Winds Rising (synopsis)
Queen Branwen finds her world once again turned upside down as Pictish raiders harry the shores of her kingdom. Rallying her people once more, she must face her most dangerous foe yet, the Queen of the Picts. Ruthless and cunning, the Pictish Queen turns the Welsh against each other in a bloody civil war, and Branwen must attempt to stop her before her country threatens to tear itself apart. All the while Branwen is heavy with child, and finds her young son’s footsteps dogged by a mysterious assassin. Branwen must somehow defeat the Picts and save her people before the Pictish Queen and a mysterious assassin threaten to destroy their lives from the inside out.

About the Author

Mark Noce writes historical fiction with a passion, and eagerly reads everything from fantasy to literature. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, he’s an avid traveler and backpacker, particularly in Europe and North America. He earned his BA and MA from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where he also met his beautiful wife. By day, he works as a Technical Writer, having spent much of his career at places like Google and Facebook. When not reading or writing, he’s probably listening to U2, sailing his dad’s boat, or gardening with his family.

Dark Winds Rising is his second novel in a historical series published by St. Martin’s Press. His debut novel, Between Two Fires, (also published via St. Martin's Press) is available wherever books are sold. Learn more at or connect via his newsletter or blog.

Between Two Fires: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Macmillan

What do you think? Great cover, isn't it? 

May you find your Muse.


  1. I agree - that's a great cover! I love the pensive shot of her looking out at the ocean. Cheers - Ellen

  2. Excellent cover and intriguing story. Awesome.

  3. Hi Shannon and Mark - the image really stands out doesn't it - and good luck to Mark for his next book - cheers Hilary

  4. The cover is gorgeous and I love the setting for the novel.

  5. Damn, that cover is amazing! So eye catching and great colors. Oh, and the story sounds pretty great, too!

  6. Great cover. Not a genre I typically read but it sounds cool.

  7. Congrats again, Mark! St. Martin's Press--that's quite a coup! And yes, it's a beautiful cover. Good luck with the new release!

    1. Thanks! It's been a wild, but fun ride so far:)

  8. Thanks, Shannon so much for sharing! :)

  9. Lovely and intriguing cover. All the best to Mark for the success of the book.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

  10. Definitely a great cover! Wishing Mark the best of luck! :)

  11. Have enjoyed seeing this one around on different blogs. Congrats again Mark. :)