Friday, November 01, 2013

Cover Reveal - Dragonfly Warrior and More Minions!

Cover Reveal - Dragonfly Warrior

The Mechanica Wars: Savage Machines Are Afoot...

At the age of twenty, Kanze Zenjiro's bloody footprints mark the bodies of those who stood in his way to protect the throne of Nihon. Now, the tyrannical Iberian Empire is bent on destroying his kingdom, and they send their steam-powered giants and iron spiders against him.

Zen embarks on a quest that takes him on the most dangerous journey of his life. To succeed, Zen must live up to his nickname, the Dragonfly Warrior, and kill all his enemies with only a sword and a pair of six-guns. He is called upon to somehow survive a test of faith and loyalty in a world so cruel and merciless, it borders on madness.

Dragonfly Warrior is a steampunk adventure like no other. It's a dynamic mix of Asian and European mythology, the Wild West, martial arts, traditional fantasy, and high powered steam action that will keep you turning the pages.

Dragonfly Warrior is the first book of The Mechanica Wars, and will debut on January 6, 2014.

Author Bio:
After doing some freelance writing and editing for more than a dozen years, Jay decided to stop procrastinating and pursue his dream of being a novelist. He's been blogging for over eight years, and even had a comedy podcast syndicated all over the internet. All of that was fun, but all the steampunk-inspired stories in his head just wouldn't leave him alone. Jay spends his days working in medical sales, but he can be found toiling over his laptop late at night when all is quiet.

He draws inspiration from all over: H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, Shakespeare, Ray Bradbury, Douglas Adams, and Isaac Asimov.

And Jay loves cookies.


My husband surprised me with a Halloween present - a stuffed Minion!

Say hello to Dave, posed here with Steve:


  1. Great cover! Love the motion on it.

    I just love that pumpkin, and it was so sweet of your husband to give you the stuffed one, too!

    My daughter as Minion was a hit. :) Made a fun costume for a kid.

  2. There's a lot of minion lovers out there.

    Hugs and chocolate!

  3. Love that cover, sounds like it will be a good book too.

    Those minions are great. Lucky you.

  4. Cover rocks, Jay!
    Look - matching Minions.

  5. Great cover, most impressive.


  6. Loving Jay's cover! Really speaks to the comic book nerd in me. :)

    Also loving your pumpkin! LOL There can never be just ONE minion. :D

    Hope you had a great Halloween, LD!

  7. Looks like Jay has created a really fun story -- I wish you amazing success with it!

    And dang it! E.J. beat me to the "can't have just one minion" line....

  8. Sounds like a wild steampunk mash-up. Good going Jay!

    A Faraway View

  9. Love you minion baby of minion pumpkin.

  10. Congratulations to Jay!! Been waiting to say that for a long time.

    Steve is uber cute.

  11. Your minions have started to multiply! ; )

  12. Hooray to Jay! The minions are hilarious. You can't have just one.

  13. Thanks everybody! And I need me a minion of y own.

  14. Love the sound of Jay's story! steampunk is so much fun :)

    Those minions are awesome!!!

  15. My grandkids are gonna love the cover. Steve and Dave are too cute!

  16. You're well on your way to having a minion army! And way to go, Jay -- great to see his novel finally ready to greet the world.

  17. I'm glad everyone likes the Minions!

  18. That's so fun!!! Your husband is sweet.
    I carved a 'minion' pumpkin this year, but the one your husband created for you is really cool.

  19. Yay for the hubby. Love those minions!!!

  20. Cute minions.

    Yay for Jay. I'm seeing his cover everywhere.