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The Titanic has foundered–where is Jimmy?

MAGA-29-SHIP   MGApril 15, 1912

The Titanic has sunk, seven hundred and five passengers, crew, and officers have been rescued, 1635 more have died.

Where is Jimmy?

DonalagusJimmy4darksepiaDonal agus Jimmy, a Titanic story with a happy ending, on sale 25% off  at All Romance eBooks,  Rainbow eBooks, and Amazon.

Donal agus Jimmy–the boys from Belfast are back!

In the ongoing reorganization of my back-list, a lot of books are getting new faces, new ISBNs, and in one case, a new name. This story was originally part of a particular line that was themed with colors, which unfortunately made for a clunky title. That’s been tidied up, and everyone who’s looked at covers with me for the last few days has been given a sneak preview.

So my Irishmen are back! Find them at Amazon, All Romance eBooks, and Rainbow eBooks for now, and more as time goes on.

Donal agus Jimmy

The best jobs in 1911 Belfast are in the shipyards, but Donal Gallagher’s pay packet at Harland and Wolff doesn’t stretch far enough. He needs someone to share his rented room; fellow ship-builder Jimmy Healy’s bright smile and need for lodgings inspire Donal to offer. But how will he sleep, lying scant feet away from Jimmy? It seems Jimmy’s a restless sleeper, too, lying so near to Donal…

In a political climate turned volatile, Jimmy fears he’ll have to choose sides. He’d do anything to keep his Donal safe, even emigrating. Will shoveling coal on the ship nicknamed The Pride of Belfast make a new beginning for them, or the end?

Another wonderful cover! Now it’s even harder to decide!

And just when I got this post up, Jared comes up with another idea!

And here’s what they look like in thumbnail.


Help! I can’t decide!

One of the lovelier problems one can have is too many good choices. I’m fighting exactly that. Trying to pick the cover for Donal agus Jimmy is wearing out my decider, so I’m putting my choices where I can see them side by side in full size and in thumbnail, because I can’t keep dithering. Both are by Jared Rackler, who does his best to translate my handwavings into art.

And here’s what they look like in thumbnail.


For those of you thinking “Haven’t I seen this before?” the answer is “possibly.” But did you read it? You’ll get another chance. Republication date TBA when I decide on a cover!

A Cover for Maroon!

The little tidbits I’ve been mentioning about ship-building are coming closer to showing up in a story.  I received the cover art for my upcoming Color Box novella, Maroon: Donal agus Jimmy. It really evokes the period and the place, which is a ship yard in 1911-1912 Belfast. There’s a ship in the background, so 2 points for anyone who can put a name to it.