The Revealing of Marionette (the cover)

October 23, 2013

Today, I’m very happy to take part in the reveal of the cover for the book Marionette by T.B. Markinson. Just recently I read her first book A Woman Lost  and yes, the review is still coming. I did write up a snippet for Goodreads if you are interested.

I’m very excited for this book to come out and start reading. I’ve always liked a bit of intrigue and reading about family secrets and how it affects the characters. The cover makes my skin crawl a little with that doll sitting there like that and that big, beautiful house on top – it really drives home the fact that you never know what goes on behind closed doors – at least for me.

Congrats, T.B. on your soon to be published, second book!!!


Title: Marionette

Author: T. B. Markinson

Cover Designer: Derek Murphy

Publication Date: December 2013


Paige Alexander is seventeen and has her whole life in front of her. One day her girlfriend comes home to discover that Paige has slit her wrists. Paige isn’t insane, but she acts like she is. Why?

After the incident, Paige agrees to go to therapy to appease her girlfriend, Jess. However, Paige doesn’t believe that therapy will help her. She believes she’s beyond help. Paige doesn’t want to find herself and she doesn’t want to relive her painful past in order to come to terms with it. What Paige wants is control over her life, which she hasn’t had since her birth.

During her childhood, Paige is blamed for a family tragedy, when in fact, her twin sister, Abbie was responsible. Abbie doesn’t come forward and Paige becomes the pariah of the family.

To add to Paige’s woes while attending a college in a small town in Colorado, the residents are in the midst of debating whether or not gays and lesbians should have equal rights. Tension is high and there’s a threat of violence. She isn’t out of the closet and pretends to be straight at school since she fears what will happen if her parents find out she’s a lesbian. Will she end up dead like her best friend, Alex?

About the Author: 

T B Markinson

T. B. Markinson is a 39-year old American writer, living in England, who pledged she would publish before she was 35. Better late than never. When she isn’t writing, she’s traveling around the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in England, or taking the dog for a walk. Not necessarily in that order. Marionette is her second novel.  A Woman Lost was her debut novel.

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I’ll be sure to remind you guys when the publication date comes closer. 🙂



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  • TBM October 23, 2013 at 7:33 am

    Thanks so much Susi. I’m so happy that you mentioned you never know what happens behind closed doors. That’s a big part of the novel. I appreciate your help and your kind words.

    • Susi October 23, 2013 at 9:28 am

      See, the cover fits perfectly then because that’s what popped into my head right away. It’s just slightly creepy and weird and makes you wonder! 🙂

  • Katrin October 23, 2013 at 8:05 am

    That book sounds really interesting! I will check it out! Thanks for the review!

    • Susi October 23, 2013 at 9:27 am

      My pleasure. Enjoy! 🙂

    • TBM October 24, 2013 at 3:42 am

      Thanks for the support Katrin!

  • Beth Ann Chiles October 23, 2013 at 8:33 am

    I agree—the marionette kind of creeped me out, too. I am not a fan of puppets or clowns. 🙂 I am anxious to read this one, too! Have a great day!!!!

    • Susi October 23, 2013 at 9:27 am

      I never really cared one way or another but there’s just something about the contrast between the beautiful, sunlit house and that marionette sitting there that gives me the heeby-jeebies. 🙂

  • Claudia October 23, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    Ever since that speaking doll, Chucky?, I cannot stand the sight of lonely dolls like this. Pretty silly, huh?

    • TBM October 24, 2013 at 3:41 am

      That movie freaked me out as well. And then the movie It ruined clowns for me.

    • Susi October 24, 2013 at 9:38 am

      Don’t think it’s silly at all. I’ve never even watched any of those movies. Just cannot do it!

  • Hilary October 24, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    I can’t wait to read!

    • Susi October 25, 2013 at 10:28 am

      Me neither. 🙂

  • Rorybore October 25, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    that cover really grabs you, doesn’t it!
    sounds like a really intriguing read!

    • Susi October 25, 2013 at 2:28 pm

      I think so too. That’s why I can’t wait to read it. 🙂

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