Monday, November 3, 2008

A Brief Departure From Our Regular Program

I'm delighted to present to you...

Yes, it's the cover for my next book, Betraying Season, coming in May 2009 from Henry Holt Books for Young Readers!

From the jacket:

"Penelope Leland has come to Ireland to study magic and prove to herself that she is as good a witch as her twin sister, Persy. But when the dashing Niall Keating begins to court her, Pen can't help being distracted from her studies.

Little does Pen know Niall is acting upon orders from his sorceress mother. And although it starts as a sham, Niall actually falls deeply in love with Pen, and she with him. Even if he halts his mother's evil plan, will Pen be able to forgive him for trying to seduce her into a plot? And what of Pen's magic, which seems to be increasingly powerful?

This companion to
Bewitching Season takes the second of the Leland twins on a magical, and romantic, adventure of her own."

And in other news...the following announcement ran last week in Publishers Marketplace "Recent Sales" column:

Marissa Doyle's WATERLOO PLOT, the third book set in the same world as BEWITCHING SEASON, in which a young witch must overcome physical and emotional scars while investigating who is attempting to assassinate members of the British War Cabinet, including her father, in 1814-1815, to Kate Farrell at Holt, by Emily Sylvan Kim at Prospect Agency (NA).

This new book will feature Persy and Pen's mother Parthenope as a major character...and I hope you'll enjoy it.

Thanks for letting me squee!


Lana said...

That's so awesome! I'm on tenterhooks waiting for Pen's story, but I'm excited that I'll have something to look forward to afterwards too!


Anonymous said...

I LOVE the cover! I read Bewitching Season and I LOVED it! I can't wait till it comes out!

Evie S.

the story siren said...

oh my gosh!! I LOVE it!!

I cannot wait to get my hands on it either!

Addie said...

The cover is very cool. I just love how you have her back turned, to show off her hair and the dress. I can't wait!

Marissa Doyle said...

Thanks, everyone!

I wish I could take credit for it, Addie, but I have nothing to do with the covers of my books--they're all the work of the very wonderful design department at Henry Holt.

Tia Nevitt said...

I love it! I can't wait to read it! And did they move up the pub date? I thought it was this time next year.

Marissa Doyle said...

Hi Tia,

It was touch and go for a few minutes but it stayed in the spring list...which makes me happy. The new book will be a fall release, though.

Gillian Layne said...

Huge congratulations, and truly, the cover-Gods have certainly smiled upon you again. :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations. The waiting for release has got to be the hardest part. It's truly a beaut of a cover.

Jennifer Rummel said...

SWE-ET. Can't wait for it. It looks amazing. I'm I'm super happy there will be more coming.

Jessica Burkhart said...

Gorgeous! Love, love the purple and overall color scheme. :)

QNPoohBear said...

The cover is beautiful! Can't wait to read them both.

Amee said...

Love the cover! The summary sounds excellent as well. :D

Kimbra Kasch said...

That is soooo romantic and really beautiful.

I went to England last year and so wanted to make it to Ireland - guess I'll just have to live vicariously through your book Betraying Season. Love the title too.

Just wish it would be out by Christmas. :( since I'll be ”buying Books for the holidays”