Cover reveal for Jonah’s novella–BEYOND FATE (Fate series, #1.5)!

One of the most frequent requests I get from fans of the Fate series is for Jonah and Kellan’s POVs of what happened in the series. I’ve mentioned before how I wrote a lot of scenes from A Matter of Fate from Jonah’s POV–and have even shared a few!–but so many of you wanted more. So! I’m pleased as punch to let you know that an entire novella for Jonah is set to be released on October 10th, 2013! Until then, here’s the cover to ogle:

Designed by Carly Stevens

Beyond Fate (Fate, #1.5)

There are always two sides to every story . . . 

His whole life, Jonah Whitecomb has strove to meet everyone’s expectations of him: the perfect student, dutiful son, loyal twin, accomplished surfer, and powerful Magical. But behind his carefully composed façade hides the truth of how his family has fallen apart, leaving Jonah more often than not feeling adrift. To complicate matters, he fell in love long ago with a girl in his dreams, one he’s never told anyone about, including his twin brother.

Just when life seems its bleakest, Jonah discovers that Chloe is real. Wanting to finally reach out and grab happiness for himself, he embarks on a journey to track down the girl of his dreams, only to find that happy endings aren’t always guaranteed, the best laid out plans can go horribly awry, and sometimes, you have to simply let yourself go along for the ride. 

* Beyond Fate is Jonah’s point-of-view of the events of A Matter of Fate, and is a companion novella.

Isn’t this cover GORGEOUS? I love it–and it is so, so, SO Jonah. I mean, seriously. Yeah. 
Okay, I feel the need to really stress to you all that this is a companion novel to A Matter of Fate. For the love of all that’s good and holy in the book world (especially the Fate series book world), do not read Beyond Fate before you read A Matter of Fate. While there is a lot of new material in this story that isn’t covered in AMOF, it will also spoil major plot points of the first book in the series. 
Honestly, guys, I am so incredibly excited for you to read this one. I really think you’re going to dig getting into Jonah’s head. 
And now . . . the unofficial official song for Beyond Fate . . . 
When writing this story, I kept coming back to Byegone by Volcano Choir (the newish band fronted by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver). This song . . . wow. Outside of the lyrics (which only partially–barely?–fit with the story; this is of no matter, though), everything about this song just screams Jonah to me. This is his song when he surfs (especially a key scene in the story–you’ll know when you read it). This is the song that reflects his struggles. This is the song he opens himself up to. I will never be able to listen to this song without thinking of Jonah Whitecomb.
Disclaimer: obviously, I am in no way affiliated with Volcano Choir–which is why this is the unofficial official song. Now that I’ve said that, I highly encourage you to check out the band, since they make some pretty rad tunes.

day dead bye-gone
laying near the lights of the knights of the northern lodges
there’s a border road
no one slip slides or is stoppin’
and the neighborly, sleeping in a coffin
with enough keif
you could really bore someone
took a rat trap out to the Ache Inn
we were drinking all the ways to down
door ‘as wide open
you know what were saying ‘bout us now
he’s a legend
i’m a legend
and we both go tripping thru the door
i heard you promise me
at the north end of monogamy
cut there from filament lead
somewhere i heard you scream:
for others’ hearts
and in the limiest of lights
hold the keys to a Cuban flight that you won’t ever ride
it’s time to up and die
set sail!!!!!
set sail!!!!
set sail!!!!
set sail!!!!
hon, you plenty competent
so why aren’t you confident
it’s softening to be softening
then why are you so constant then?
are we going on a coat ride?
well, were off and definitely stumbling
tossin’ off your compliments, wow
sexing all your Parliaments

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