Has that cliffhanger in book two been badgering your mind? Don’t worry, book three is just a couple of weeks away! Today I’m sharing the official cover and blurb for the third book in the Fifth Sun series, Battle del Espíritu (Battle of the Spirit). If you haven’t started this dark yet intriguing urban fantasy series yet, then you can check out book one, Revenge de los Muertos, here.
Time for the cover reveal!!
The city stirred with the thrill of Carnaval as Rafael raced to find a way to reverse the split in Selah’s soul and protect his city before it’s too late. With Selah’s dark side unleashed, new enemies had arrived very interested in recruiting her or destroying her for good. Selah raging for her freedom and Rafael guarding her back, the Malinche scrambled to defend their loyalties fractured beneath the weight of betrayals and manipulations. Worse, a new arrival carried the power to tear their leader away. Torn between love and power, duty and heart, both Selah and Rafael would have to remain strong against the forces that yearned to control them before the looming deadline.
Ready for El Carnaval?
Coming March 02, 2022
Behind the scenes
Something particularly exciting to me while working on this series is the ability to incorporate real places and sense memories. I’ve posted the occasional reference photo on Instagram of the real places that inspired certain elements or scenes in these books, but did you know that I took the photo used for the sneaky background of book three? This particular bullfighting ring is located in my mom’s hometown and not only is it used as a setting in Battle del Espíritu, but it seemed perfect for the cover.
Each book in the Fifth Sun series contains authentic Mexican recipes at the back of the book (paperback editions only). I mention food quite a lot in these books and thought why not offer a few recipes for you to try for yourself? Each book in the series contains different recipes so you’ll want to purchase all five books to collect them all! I hope you enjoy this extra taste of Mexico.
I’m always a bit behind the times when it comes to social media, but a few author friends of mine finally convinced me to give TikTok a try. So, if you’re on there then be sure to follow me @talisjonesofficial for more bookish content! I still don’t really know what I’m doing but I figured it was worth a shot. #booktok has been blowing up so let’s see what all the fuss is about.
That’s it for now. Be sure to add Battle del Espíritu to your Goodreads and if you’re a Kindle reader then consider pre-ordering your copy! Keep an eye on your inbox for what Fifth Sun-related content I’ll release next and I hope if you live somewhere cold that you’re staying warm and safe from icy roads.
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