This is the front and back of The Stag Lord (out in late October) by Darby Karchut, writing as Darby Kaye. Darby’s been one of my favorite authors for years now and I’m so excited for everyone to get to read this book. I believe it’s her best yet, and that’s not just because I’m the publicist for it (!!!!!!).
“On the run across America from a vengeful shape-shifter, Bannerman ‘Bann’ Boru has only one thing on his mind: keeping himself and his young son, Cor, alive.
At any cost.
Until he meets Shay Doyle, healer and member of a secret group of immortal Celtic warriors, the Tuatha De Danaan, living in modern-day Colorado. When Cor is injured, Bannerman is forced to accept her help. He quickly realizes the golden-haired healer is shield maiden tough and can hold her own on the field of battle with the big boys. And Shay soon discovers that there is more to Bann than meets the eye.
Now, with the shape-shifter Cernunnos teaming up with the local pack of Fir Bolgs (Bronze Age creatures with a nasty taste for children), Bannerman, Shay, her wolf-dog Max and the rest of the Doyle clan must figure out how to battle one insane god.”
This book is highly, highly recommended. And again, how stunning is that cover? (Designed by Errick Nunnally.)