Thursday, March 2, 2017

Cover Reveal: Dark Winds Rising by Mark Noce

Today, I'm helping out with the cover reveal for Mark Noce's upcoming release, Dark Winds Rising. Read on to learn more about the book in Mark's own words, as well as marvel at the gorgeous cover!

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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. Thanks so much for having me on your blog, Heather! :)

  2. Congrats to Mark! I love the cover!

  3. Awesome cover and congratulations to Mark!!! I'm looking forward to reading more Branwen. :)

  4. Congratulations to Mark! Love that cover.

  5. Such a great cover! The colours really pop.

  6. I'm looking forward to Mark's next book.

  7. That's an awesome cover. Very effective.

  8. The cover is awesome, congrats to Mark!