Today was the shortest day, the moment when the wheel of the year turns towards light again. In the old ways it was called Yule, and marked a time of hope, when a spark of light would be lit both symbolically and literally to celebrate the turning of the year.
I love this time of year. I love the sparkling lights on the houses and in the trees, the clear high sunsets and cold nights, the shimmer of frost and the crack of ice. I especially love the idea of hope, of change, of finding the spark within.
It’s interesting that the past week has seen a turning of the wheel in my own life as well. I now have a new plan for the year ahead, and am excited to get back to writing once more. So, to celebrate both the solstice and my rejuvenated writing plan, here is the cover for my next release, Under Stone, the fourth in my Ambeth Chronicles series!
I’m thrilled with the finished product, and think it goes very well with the others. Under Stone will be released very soon, and pre-release copies are available for review – please contact me if you’d like one.
Wishing you all a happy solstice!
Reblogged this on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo.
Thanks so much for sharing, Sue! 🙂
My pleasure, Helen 🙂
I love the cover, Helen 🙂 x
Thanks, Sue 🙂 Really looking forward to getting this one out!
I can imagine 🙂
Congratulations and Best Wishes on your newest release! And, Happy Solstice ❤
Thanks so much, Alethea! And Happy Solstice to you too 🙂
Thank you 🙂
looks great Helen; I like a bit of grey (is it grey or ambient charcoal or something equally unexpected?)
Ooh, ambient charcoal! I like that 🙂 Let’s go with that. And thank you, very pleased with it
Reblogged this on Lyn Horner's Corner.
Thanks so much for sharing, Lyn! 🙂
What a splendid way to celebrate the winter solstice, your cover reveal! I love it
Thanks so much, Annette! 🙂
Very evocative cover. 😀
Today reminds me that there is hope in the world … that no matter what we humans do, our lovely blue planet will continue forward through the Wheel of the Year. 🙂
Aw, that’s lovely – and very true 🙂
And thank you! x
wow – stunning – congratulations on your new release, best wishes and success!!!
Thank you so much! 🙂
I love the cover and would love to pre-release review. 🙂
Thanks so much Kristin! I think I have your email so will send you a .mobi, if that’s all right? 🙂
Congratulations (and Happy Solstice!) I agree, the cover will look excellent next to the others.
Thanks, Allie – happy Solstice to you too! 🙂
The cover is elegant and artistic, and fits beautifully with the others in the series, Helen! Congratulations, and I’m glad you’re getting stuck into your writing again! Looking forward to hearing your plans for 2018! 🙂
Thanks Louise! 🙂 Yes, had a bit of a change in my work situation, so will be back to lots more writing in 2018. Looking forward to it! How long now until Sisters Song is released? 🙂