Jill Archer Cover Reveal, Q&A, #Giveaway—Noon Onyx Returns!U

Um…so I’ve been out of commission most of this week due to day-job drama. It needs to be a reality show.

But I had to return today to welcome one of my favorite fellow authors, Jill Archer. Jill’s here today to subject herself to the Preternatura Q&A and show us the cover for her coming Noon Onyx novel, POCKET FULL OF TINDER. (Love this cover!)


ABOUT JILL: Jill Archer writes genre-bending fantasy from rural Maryland. Her novels include Dark Light of Day, Fiery Edge of Steel, White Heart of Justice, and the upcoming Pocket Full of Tinder. She loves cats, coffee, books, movies, day tripping, and outdoor adventuring.

You can find Jill at her website, at her blog, on Twitter, on Facebook, and on Goodreads. You can sign up for her newsletter here and find book club questions here.


jill-dark-lightDARK LIGHT OF DAY (BOOK #1)—Never let gods determine your fate…For thousands of seasons Aelinae has been a peaceful world, since the Great War that saw the banishment of the god Kaldaar, and the imprisonment of his brother. But now Aelinae’s peace is threatened as an ancient prophecy predicting the return of the Eirielle, the one who is and who is not, blazes to life. It’s up to Taryn, a woman raised on Earth, without any knowledge of her family, her power, or her role in Aelinae’s future, to learn the ways of this dangerous and magical new world before she loses everything she holds dear.To do so, she must accept the help of Rhoane, a man who promises to protect her, but she’s not sure she can trust.

On Aelinae they say there can be no Light without Dark and no darkness without light. If Taryn fails, there will be only Blackness.

Absolute. Binding. Without end.

The Stones of Kaldaar is the beginning of an epic fantasy about honor, family, and Taryn’s fight for one man’s love—and their struggles to save Aelinae from the evil forces of an unseen enemy.

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jill-fiery-edgeFIERY EDGE OF STEEL (BOOK #2)—

Lucifer and his army triumphed at Armageddon, leaving humans and demons living in uncertain peace based on sacrifice and strict laws. It is up to those with mixed demon and human blood, the Host, to prevent society from falling into anarchy.

        Noon Onyx is the first female Host in memory to wield the destructive waning magic that is used to maintain order among the demons. Her unique abilities, paired with a lack of control and reluctance to kill, have branded her as an outsider from her peers. Only her powerful lover, Ari Carmine, and a roguish and mysterious Angel, Rafe Sinclair, support her unconventional ways.

When Noon is shipped off to a remote outpost to investigate several unusual disappearances, a task which will most likely involve trying and killing the patron demon of that area, it seems Luck is not on her side. But when the outpost settlers claim that an ancient and evil foe has stepped out of legend to commit the crimes, Noon realizes that she could be facing something much worse than she ever imagined…

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jill-white-heartWHITE HEART OF JUSTICE (BOOK #3)—

Since Lucifer claimed victory at Armageddon, demons, angels, and humans have coexisted in uneasy harmony. Those with waning magic are trained to maintain peace and order. But hostilities are never far from erupting…

After years of denying her abilities, Noon Onyx, the first woman in history to wield waning magic, has embraced her power. She’s won the right to compete in the prestigious Laurel Crown Race—an event that will not only earn her the respect of her peers but also, if she wins, the right to control her future.

However, Noon’s task is nearly impossible: retrieve the White Heart of Justice, a mythical sword that disappeared hundreds of years ago. The sword is rumored to be hidden in a dangerous region of Halja that she is unlikely to return from. But Noon’s life isn’t the only thing hanging in the balance. The sword holds an awesome power that, in the wrong hands, could reboot the apocalypse—and Noon is the only one who can prevent Armageddon from starting again…

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Now, let’s hear from Jill!

Give us the “elevator pitch” for Pocket Full of Tinder?

Maegester-in-Training, Noon Onyx, heads to Rockthorn Gorge to work for its new demon lord – who also happens to be her ex-boyfriend.

What’s on your nightstand or top of your TBR pile?

Bird Box by Josh Malerman and Locke & Key by Joe Hill. When I’m not writing or driving my kids around, I work part-time at my local library. Last month, I began to worry that launching my first indie novel would not be enough to keep me busy this fall – hahaha – so I signed up for a librarians’ genre boot camp. The idea is to read and discuss books outside of your usual genres. I love dark fantasy and supernatural thrillers, but I don’t typically read horror. It’s been fun!

Favorite book when you were a child:

It was about a cat who fell from a skyscraper, but lived. In the end, he had a cast on his leg. I think the cover was purple…??? If you know the book I’m talking about, please tell me the title! 🙂

Your five favorite authors:

These “top all-time best authors ever” questions are so stressful!! I always feel like I’m not reading widely enough. So, instead, I’m just going to list some wonderful books I’ve read kinda/sorta recently:

Master of Crows by Grace Draven

Girl on a Wire by Gwenda Bond

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

The Heart of Betrayal by Mary Pearson

Woodwalker by Emily B. Martin

Book that made you say “I wish I’d thought of that!”

Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series by Ransom Riggs. I still remember stumbling across the first book when I was vacationing at the shore. The little bookstore that I bought it in is no longer there. 🙁

But what a great idea! Building a series around a collection of creepy, vintage photographs. Fantastic concept! It appealed to me immediately.

Book you’ve bought for the cover:

None. I’ve never bought a book for its cover. That said, I’m a cover lover! Covers I’ve loved include:

All of the books in Lauren Kate’s Fallen series

Karen Marie Moning’s Feverborn

Jacy Bedford’s Winterwood

Mary Pearson’s The Beauty of Darkness

Bella Forrest’s A Shade of Vampire series covers

Grace Draven’s A Brush of Black Wings

Also, gotta give a shout out to my awesome cover illustrator and designer, Rebecca Frank, who redid Rebecca Hamilton’s Forever Girl covers, which are great!

Favorite book about books or writing:

Susan Kaye Quinn’s Indie Author Survival Guide was the latest non-fiction writing book I read. Very helpful and inspiring. (Thanks to Aletia Meyers, who suggested I read it!)

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Thank you, Suzanne, for the interview. Best wishes to you and your readers!

Thanks, Jill! So, guys….what’s a book cover or series of covers you really like? Leave a comment to win one of Jill’s Noon Onyx books in your choice of print or ebook!

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About Suzanne Johnson

Author of urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and suspense. As Suzanne Johnson, she is the author of the Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series (Royal Street; River Road: Elysian Fields, Pirate's Alley, Belle Chasse, Frenchmen Street (March 2018). Writing as Susannah Sandlin, she is the author of the Penton Legacy series (Redemption; Absolution; Omega; Storm Force; Allegiance; ILLUMINATION); The Collectors series (Lovely, Dark, and Deep; Deadly, Calm, and Cold); and the Wilds of the Bayou series (Wild Man's Curse; Black Diamond).

29 thoughts on “Jill Archer Cover Reveal, Q&A, #Giveaway—Noon Onyx Returns!U

  1. I have totally bought books just for the cover! Some awesome covers: The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle, Enemy Within by Marcella Burnard, and The Pages of the Mind by Jeffe Kennedy.

      • I will confess I’m a total fanpiggy when it comes to Laura. Those covers are beautiful as well, but even if they were not she’s an autobuy author for me.

  2. I love the sound of this series. And that cover…wow…I love it. I’ll add this series to my TBR list.

  3. I’m a fan of the covers by Dan dos Santos. And of course The Sentinels of New Orleans covers by Cliff Nielsen.

  4. OOH I’ve been wanting to read Jill’s books for ages ever since I saw are cover for White Heart of Justice!! SO BEAUTIFUL, I was actually super tempted to buy the whole series because of it, but I’m on a student budget now so it’s still a no go. Hmm I don’t really have a favorite cover now, but the latest book I bought for its cover was Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton (but sadly I wasn’t really into the story).

    • I wish I had control over the price of books 1-3, but unfortunately I don’t. 🙁
      If I did, they’d be on sale right now. Of course, series are best enjoyed in order BUT I’ve always tried to write each book so that readers can jump in at any time.

      Just looked up Rebel of the Sands. Sorry it didn’t work for you, but appreciated hearing what you’ve been reading. Looks intriguing.

  5. I agree with the Mercy Thompson covers. I also think the Sentinels series covers are terrific! A lot of the fantasy books I own I bought partly based on the cover.

  6. congrats to Ms. Archer on the newest release! this series sounds awesome!! it’s hard to pick but I think my fav cover is from book 2 🙂 thanks for sharing!

  7. I agree with Liz S. and I’ve purchased many a book based on the cover! Jim Butcher, Kevin Hearne, Seanan McGuire, and Charlaine Harris are a few. One of my pet peeves is when a kindle book changes covers. I sincerely dislike this practice! Jill, your covers look wonderful!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Thanks again, Suzanne, for a fantastic interview and for participating in the cover reveal. Many thanks to everyone who commented and shared the new cover! Best wishes to all!!

  9. The newer versions of the Terry Pratchett books are stunning. Minimalistic black covers with a gold/white text & image.

  10. Love your Noon Onyx series! The covers are fantastic. Lynsay Sands also has some great covers for her books.

  11. I love this series and I’m eager to read the new Noon Onyx story. 😀
    I’ve never bought a book just for its cover, but I do love some nice cover art. Some favorites are Ann Aguirre’s Sirantha Jax series, Gini Koch’s Katherine “Kitty” Katt series, Richard Ellis Preston Jr.’s Chronicles of the Pneumatic Zeppelin series, and Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid series.

  12. She is very lucky with all her covers, they’re quite wonderful! SOme series have great ones but even if I have the covers in mind I can’t remember the name of the author…

  13. I sonny buy books for the cover, more for the story line. But I will admit that the cover can be a huge benefit to drawing people in! I really like Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld series book overs!

  14. I started reading Ann Aguirre’s Sirantha Jax series for the covers even though I thought I wouldn’t like reading scifi. She made me glad to be wrong.

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