Cover Reveal: The Ferryman and the Sea Witch

This post feels a little like a “what I did over summer vacation” essay from grammar school. During my blogging break, I tackled my to-do list, and near the top (after vacuuming up a year’s worth of dust) I finished up a book. It’s off for a final look before I slap it on Amazon and celebrate.

The Blurb

The merrow rule the sea. Slender creatures, fair of face, with silver scales and the graceful tails of angelfish. Caught in a Brid Clarion net, the daughter of the sea witch perishes in the sunlit air. Her fingers dangle above the swells.

The queen of the sea bares her sharp teeth and, in a fury of wind and waves, cleanses the brine of ships and men. But she spares a boy for his single act of kindness. Callum becomes the Ferryman, and until Brid Clarion pays its debt with royal blood, only his sails may cross the Deep.

Two warring nations, separated by the merrow’s trench, trade infant hostages in a commitment to peace. Now, the time has come for the heirs to return home. The Ferryman alone can undertake the exchange.

Yet, animosities are far from assuaged. While Brid Clarion’s islands bask in prosperity, Haf Killick, a floating city of derelict ships, rots and rusts and sinks into the reefs. Its ruler has other designs.

And the sea witch crafts dark bargains with all sides.

Callum is caught in the breach, with a long-held bargain of his own which, once discovered, will shatter this life.

And now for the cover:

Coming Soon!

(On my break, I also prepped for and landed a Bookbub promotion. Thanks to Deborah Jay for her informative post that inspired me to do the work. The notice from Bookbub set off a flurry of activity over the past two weeks as I reread all four books of the series to look for typos. It was frantic and exhausting, but I finished, and thank goodness I did the work – enough said about that!)

Now I’m back to blogging and working on a trailer for The Ferryman and the Sea Witch. Stay tuned!

182 thoughts on “Cover Reveal: The Ferryman and the Sea Witch

  1. Sarah says:

    Ooh! Love the new book cover and the title!!! Very mysterious and dark – perfect!
    Laughed so hard about vacuuming a year’s worth of dust – sounds very familiar! 😂❤

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  2. equipsblog says:

    I love the cover and tantalizing intro. You have a knack for luring unsuspecting readers into your tales.

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    • Ha ha ha. That’s the best compliment I’ve had in a while. Thank you. I love baiting the hook and snagging a reader. This is a short-ish book and (I hope) a fun read… though its dark fantasy. If you give it a try, I hope you enjoy it. Have a great day and week ahead. Happy Reading!


  3. You have been busy Diana and what a beautiful cover in blue with the Sea Witch that is sure to be another fabulous read. Tried to commnet your auto voice and not sure it went through so here you go…

    oh you sound at least 15, 16 at tops 🤣Diana and if you could read to me, I would have read them all by now. So much enthusiam and joy in your reading. Loved hearing about your characters so magnifying and electric. A page turner alright❣️

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    • Thanks so much for the double comment. It’s been a crazy busy spring, but things have finally settled down for a bit. I can catch up with blog friends! I’m glad you like my mermaid cover. The book will be out… soon-ish. Ha ha. And I loved doing the reading. It was a new experience and Rebecca made it easy and fun. I hope to do it again in the future. Hugs, Cindy, and have a beautiful day. ❤

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      • Oh you’re welcome.. sometimes i comment on WP and it doesn’t let me. so weird. Glad yhou have a little respite and can swim like the mermaid for a while. It was sooo awesome. I’ll look forward to it. Thanks and hugs back❣️💖

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  4. Prior... says:

    Hi there, congrats on getting the book moving along – and that cover is amazing, D!
    love the color and use of space – as well as font
    and it sounds like the Ferryman has a big role 🙂

    I wish I had more success on my recent blog breaks – no finished products but our output has different stages, eh?
    And I guess sometimes we need input more than we realize – or we just have detours and delays that are part of life’s journey

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  5. mydangblog says:

    I couldn’t comment on your most recent post but I read the preview and Wow–your descriptive writing is amazing!

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  6. Love the tease for your new book and can we say “wow” for the cover! Excellent!!

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    • Thanks, Kirt. I appreciate the visit and the kind comment. I’m looking forward to getting this one out into the world in June. And I’m glad you enjoyed the cover. It was a fun one to make. 🙂 Happy Weekend!

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  7. C.L. Peache says:

    Wow!! The cover is stunning! Congratulations and good luck. I am putting this on my list! X

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    • Thanks so much for the comment and the kind support. I’m glad you like the cover. It was fun to make – took almost as much time as writing the book. Lol. I’ll have a trailer out as soon as I know the release date. Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Writing!

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  8. Wonderful Diana and amazing cover…something to look forward too.. and will be interested to find out how your Bookbub promotion goes.. ♥

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  9. Chel Owens says:

    And here I thought (hoped?) you were taking it easy! 😀

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  10. dgkaye says:

    Looks like another winning book Diana. I just loveeeeeeeeeeee the cover! Go you! ❤

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  11. Widdershins says:

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful 😀 … and that’s an… interesting, placement of the sailing ship. 😀


  12. As always, I read your posts in awe. How do you do it all? Well, more importantly, we (your readers) are so glad you do. The cover is seductively wicked. Can’t wait to read your new book. xo

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    • Thanks for the visit, Pam. It’s been a very busy six weeks, but I feel like I’m over the hump now. The book will be out soon, but I don’t have a dead line on that. And the trailer is just about done. Yay. I’m looking forward to summer and a lot of time reading on the hammock! Have a lovely day, my friend. 🙂


  13. markbierman says:

    Excellent cover!


  14. markbierman says:

    Excellent cover!

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  15. Silent Hour says:

    Love the cover and I think the story is great. As always, I am awed by your imagination. Much love!

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