Come learn more about the book, check out the gorgeous cover and enter for a chance to win an eARC!
The Fealty of Monsters
This book is the second publication by my friend Ladz! We met on Twitter prolly a decade ago and have been writing friends ever since. I am so proud of them and their publication journey, which included publishing their novella and multiple stories last year. (Which, if you missed my interview with them to help celebrate, check it out here!)
THE FEALTY OF MONSTERS is their first novel length work being published. On their website, it is described as an “adult political fantasy/gothic horror [in a]secondary world [as a] reimagining of end-of-empire Russia [with] vampires, queers, and queer vampires”. I mean, how does that not make you want to immediately put this book on your TBR??
For even more details, including a blurb, publication date, pre-order links and more, check out below. Alternatively, find out even more from their website here.
Publisher: Self-Pubbed | Release Date: March 2024 | Pages: 65K words
Age Range: Adult | Genre: Fantasy (Gothic/Horror/Political/Queer)
Winter 1917. After years on the run from a dangerous cult, twenty-three-year-old Sasza and his father have established themselves among the Odonic Empire’s ruling class. But there’s a problem: Sasza is a vampire, and vampires aren’t supposed to get involved in human governance. What the aristocracy doesn’t know, after all, cannot hurt them.
Unfortunately, Sasza is far more involved than a stealth vampire should be. Not only does he work to quell the rumors of the vampires’ responsibility for an unsolved massacre, his lover is also the pro-proletariat Ilya, the Empire’s Finance Minister, who tries to recruit Sasza into the same cult hunting him.
Then—the Emperor declares war against the Vampire States. Diplomacy has failed. Sasza quickly learns that he will do anything to preserve peace–including giving in to the monstrosity he spent so many years concealing from even himself.
Blood, gore, body horror, blood drinking, needles, emetophobia (blood), mosquitos, patricide, infidelity, explicit sexual acts and situations, dubious consent, self-harm for magic use, depiction and discussion of alcoholism and drinking, depiction of a panic attack, mentions of war, mentions of sedition
Without further ado, it’s time to feast your eyes on the most beautiful cover, illustrated by Soren Häxan.
Isn’t it gorgeous?? It absolutely gives the vibes I would expect from a Ladz novel and makes me even more excited to see what the pages will entail. I cannot wait to have a physical copy of this book in my hands!
Win an eARC!
If you’d like to read THE FEALTY OF MONSTERS before it comes out, here’s your chance! Enter the giveaway for a chance to get an eARC copy of THE FEALTY OF MONSTERS early.
The giveaway runs from the moment this post goes live until next Monday, January 29th! I’ll alert the winner that evening via email and then help you get connected with Ladz for your copy.
Thank you so much for joining me on my first ever cover reveal!! 🥰 And thank you so much, Ladz, for the opportunity to be part of hyping up such an anticipated release! Friends, please go give Ladz some love and some hype over on your socials. Let’s help make this book launch the most amazing one yet!!