Friday, March 3, 2017

#CTST and Cover Reveal: DARK WINDS RISING by Mark Noce

Celebrate the Small Things
Hop over to Lexa Cain's and join in this fun weekly Celebration. Lexa's wonderful co-hosts are:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog

One week from today, I'll have a new book release. I'm working on getting ready. 

I'm been trying to get back to walking everyday.

Looking forward to a nice weekend.

***Now Onto Mark Noce's Cover Reveal***

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. Nice cover. It really tells a story in itself.

  2. I love that cover!
    And good luck for next week!

  3. A book release is certainly something to celebrate! Congrats! :) Have a great weekend! :)

    Friendly Fill-Ins While Celebrating the Small Things to make Friday Fun!

  4. Congrats on your book release. And congrats to Mark on his.

  5. Good luck with the book release and getting everything ready for it!