Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Cover Reveal: Dark Winds Rising by Mark Noce

I'm happy to have Mark Noce here today sharing the cover reveal for his latest novel, DARK WINDS RISING! Take it away, Mark! :)


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


  1. And it is a great cover! Congratulations on the sequel, Mark.

  2. Very cool. I love the cover. Onward and upward, eh Mark? Exciting times.

    1. Thanks, Crystal! I'm working on it. You're my shining example of what an author should be:)

  3. Ooh, very dramatic! I love all the different colors between the sky and the sea and the land.

  4. That's a beautiful cover. It works!

  5. Ooh, I love the subtle fade in the title font :) Looks great!

  6. Love this cover Mark, its gorgeous just like Between Two Fires. I had enjoyed reading the sequel as much as the first book.

  7. Thanks so much for having me here today, Kristin! :)

  8. I can't wait to read the next book in the series. :)

  9. This story sounds so good! And the cover is beautiful!


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