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Today I am absolutely honoured to release J D Evans’s cover for her upcoming novel, Ice & Ivy. The fourth novel in her ongoing and SPFBO winning Mages of the Wheel series launches August 19, 2023 and I am so excited to get my grubby little hands on it! J. D. Evans has an ARC request form right now, so if you are a fan of the series, make sure to sign up and maybe you’ll get an advance copy!

You can find the form here:



Those who hope

She is a void, the empty balance of magic.

When the Grand Vizier seeks to humiliate a man who has crossed him, a woman of the humblest origins is entangled in political webs far beyond her understanding and bound into a marriage she cannot escape. She does not know who is an ally, and who is an enemy. But she does know she is drawn to the man whose dreams and heart seem made of ice.

He is a mage broken, whose magic has been warped.

The Blight ravages both Tamar and Sarkum, and their people, and armies, are starving. Violence and protests in Narfour have the city on the brink of rebellion. When Ihsan sees a chance to gain an ally with the only productive land left in Tamar for his cousin, the Sultana, he takes it. But nothing is as it seems when Behram Kadir is involved. Ihsan knows he should not trust the woman who has upended his life, even if she is the first warmth he has felt since fire stole everything from him.



Since Ice & Icy is the fourth in the series, our tease fuel comes with all the other books. I can’t resist how gorgeous this art is!


Rein & Ruin, Mages of the Wheel #1

Storm & Shield, Mages of the Wheel #2

Siren & Scion, Mages of the Wheel #3

Wind & Wildfire, Mages of the Wheel #0 (prequel)

And now, without further ado…

Ice & Ivy, Mages of the Wheel #4

Isn’t it stunning? All of J. D. Evans’s covers absolutely blow me away, but it’s possible her artist has outdone herself this time! You can preorder Ice & Ivy now! I’ve got my copy. What are you waiting for?!


About the Author

J. D. Evans writes fantasy and science fiction romance. After earning her degree in linguistics, J. D. served a decade as an army officer. She once spent her hours putting together briefings for helicopter pilots and generals. Now she writes stories, tends to two unreasonable tiny humans, knits, sews badly, gardens, and cultivates Pinterest Fails. After a stint in Beirut, J. D. fell in love with the Levant, which inspired the setting for her debut series, Mages of the Wheel.

Originally hailing from Montana, J. D. now resides in North Carolina with her husband, two attempts at mini-clones gone rogue, and too many stories in her head.

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From the Author

Release Date is August 19, 2023 (ohshitohshitohshitohshit)

Publicity Schedule:

Cover Reveal on June 14th

Sale of Reign & Ruin from 10-14 July

Hardback Cover reveals for books 1-3 on July 28th

ARC/Release Tour August 19-23ish

Am I shitting my pants? Yes I am.

Cover Art by Tatiana Anor

Cover Design by Eric C. Wilder


Read John Mauro’s review of Limited Wish by Mark Lawrence

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