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HAPPY RELEASE DAY: Poison & Poultice, A Gate Cycle Novella, by Kristin Jacques

Happy release day to author Kristin Jacques for Poison & Poultice, a companion novella in the gripping world of The Gates Cycle! Return to a realm of monsters contorted by magic and the enigmas that surround Oswin Brixby, Azure Brimvine's devoted guardian, as he navigates his past and searches for his lost family. You won't want to miss this journey and a glimpse toward the answers to the mysteries that have shrouded these beloved characters journey since Marrow Charm.

Take a journey through the world of The Gate Cycle from the perspective of Oswin Brixby with Poison & Poultice—available at all of your favorite online retailers TODAY! Order your copy now:



Every magic has a taste–from the cold, cloying sweetness of the Winnowrooks to the hinted rot and bitter earth of the Mire witches. To know the flavor of one’s magic is to know the poison that will control it.

Oswin Brixby is a traveling Meister, accompanied by his dearest childhood friend and helpmate, Lia. Trained in the subtle magics mastered by the people of the Hooded Wood, his extensive knowledge of the natural and unnatural world gives him a free pass to the journeyman road–the one and only protected path between the varying territories, Above and Below.

Brixby believes he is content in his wandering trade, though in his heart of hearts, he wonders what his true purpose should be. Despite this nagging doubt, there has never been a reason to change or deviate from the known. That is until Lia stumbles onto two foundlings in the pitch-black depths Below. A boy and a girl whose magic tastes of something far too dangerous to be left alive.


Haven't yet taken the leap into Kristin Jacques stunningly realized world of The Gate Cycle? The first in the series, Marrow Charm, is now available for a limited time on Kindle Unlimited! Don't have access to Unlimited? Never fear! You can now get both of the primary works in this series, Marrow Charm and Skin Curse for $4.99!

Marrow Charm:

Skin Curse:

Blood Vow, the highly anticipated third in the series, is set for release on August 30, 2022! Pre-order your copy TODAY


Mother of two, caffeine addict, sleep deprived book eater. Kristin Jacques is a multi award winning author of fantastical YA and Adult fiction. She writes primarily speculative fiction, dabbling with dark adventures, monsters, mayhem, and the occasional sarcastic zombie.

When not at her computer spinning tales she is generally herding cats or snuggling with her gremlins.

You can find the author at her website:

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