• Melanie Cronin

Take that 2020!

2020 has been one hell of a whirlwind, but I'm delighted to have launched my website and newsletter! Subscribers will be the first to hear any news regarding new releases, cover reveals, and there will be plenty of sneak peeks and pet pics along the way.

So, in case you haven't read my bio, I'm Ciara (KEE-RAH — why are Irish names so awkward?), an urban fantasy author living in Ireland. I don't live in the big city but I'm hoping to move back to Dublin sometime soon.

I'm a massive bookworm, always had my head in a book as a kid. I love anything fantasy, urban or high. I decided to write urban fantasy because I want to base my books in Ireland and I gravitate towards the big three: werewolves, witches, and vampires. Where better for the paranormal to cause havoc than Dublin?

I'll be releasing my debut Hybrid Wolf Series in 2021! Until then, I'm going to taunt you all with teasers and plenty of surprises. The first of which being the prequel cover.

Cover Reveal

I have been dying to release this cover for months now. Original Book Cover Designs did the most amazing job bringing the world I've created to life. I knew the cover was going to be stunning having seen previous work, but I couldn't have anticipated how perfect my cover for Killer Instinct would be. Down the smallest of details, it's perfect.

You can even see the manor in the background! It's STUNNING.

I know I'm biased, but I actually broke down crying when I saw it.

I'm excited to get the covers for my secret project and Wolf Bait under way. Having complete control over my covers and the whole process is one of the many perks of indie publishing.

Fun fact, the bracelet on Tom's wrist wasn't in the story until it popped up in the cover and gave me more ideas. A lot of authors wait until their book is finished before commissioning a cover, but being able to look at my cover kept me on track. Seeing your world brought to life like that, it's impossible not to want to finish the story.

You guys will have to wait until 2021 to read it, so I'm being kind of mean teasing, but I just couldn't resist sharing it with the world!

Killer Instinct is the prequel to my Hybrid Wolf Series, set twenty years before the main books. Killer Instinct will give readers an insight into Faolchúnna pack and the history of conflict between some important characters. The launch date hasn't been finalised, but it will be released after book one in the series to keep my readers occupied while I finish off book two and keep working my way through the series.

The alpha was murdered and it was an inside job. Can Tom step up and save the future of his pack before it's too late?

Getting the call to say his alpha had been killed in an accident was the last nudge Tom needed to come home. The move would be a fresh start. Or so he thought.

Tom's homecoming quickly becomes a nightmare when he discovers the alpha's death wasn't an accident. He teams up with old friends to find out who is responsible.

He finds himself playing undercover detective while juggling a toddler and family tensions. Helping his best friend's brother ends up bringing up emotions and a connection that Tom never thought he'd feel again.

When the truth comes to light and Tom realises just how far the culprit is willing to go in their hunt for power, he has to choose between family and his pack's future. Can Tom find a way to salvage his pack before it's too late?

If you like the sound of that, make sure to sign up to my newsletter. I'm in the process of writing a Novella based around the same universe!

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