Alexis Hall’s busy year continues with another cover reveal! The Boyfriend Material author recently revealed the title and cover for his latest novel Mortal Follies. A brand new synopsis was also unveiled, giving fans more details about the magical sapphic romance.
“It is the year 1814, and life for a young lady of good breeding has many difficulties. There are balls to attend, fashions to follow, marriages to consider, and, of course, the tiny complication of existing in a world swarming with fairy spirits, interfering deities, and actual straight-up sorcerers.
Miss Maelys Mitchelmore finds her entry into high society hindered by an irritating curse. It begins innocuously enough with her dress slowly unmaking itself over the course of an evening at a high-profile ball, a scandal she narrowly manages to escape.
However, as the curse progresses to more fatal proportions, Miss Mitchelmore must seek out aid, even if that means mixing with undesirable company. And there are few less desirable than Lady Georgianna Landrake—a brooding, alluring young woman sardonically nicknamed ‘the Duke of Annadale’—who may or may not have murdered her own father and brothers to inherit their fortune. If one is to believe the gossip, she might be some kind of malign enchantress. Then again, a malign enchantress might be exactly what Miss Mitchelmore needs.
With the Duke’s help, Miss Mitchelmore delves into a world of angry gods and vindictive magic, keen to unmask the perpetrator of these otherworldly attacks. But Miss Mitchelmore’s reputation is not the only thing at risk in spending time with her new ally. For the reputed witch has her own secrets that may prove dangerous to Miss Mitchelmore’s heart—not to mention her life.”
Mortal Follies is just one of many projects by Hall set for release in 2023. A special edition of Glitterland with expanded content will hit shelves on January 17, followed by the Something Fabulous sequel Something Spectacular on April 11. 10 Things That Never Happened, set in the world of the London Calling series, arrives in October. The third book in the Winner Bakes All series is also set to arrive in 2023, though there is no release date set yet. Halls’ 2022 was also a packed year, with Murder Most Actual, Something Fabulous, A Lady For a Duke, and Husband Material all hitting shelves.
Preorder is now available for Mortal Follies, which arrives on June 6, 2023. For more information on Hall’s novels, including the film adaptation of Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake, keep following Nerds & Beyond!