Steaming jungles, huge slithering snakes, and a mysterious prophecy…

Oh, and pirates! Don’t forget the pirates!

Spring has only just sprung here in the Great White (Brown?) North but I’m so ready for some summery beach reads.

Don’t get me wrong. I love springtime, but it takes a touch of the tropics to warm my bones after a long, cold winter.

That’s why I’m so excited to announce the new cover and upcoming releases of one of my favourite indie fantasy writers, The Secret Library by M.J. McGriff!

I have met a lot of fantastic indie writers over the years and I’ve read a lot of fabulous indie books. And M.J. McGriff is one of the most fantastic and fabulous. So I’m thrilled to be able to share the release of her second novel in the Magian Series, The Secret Library.

McGriff writes YA fantasy adventure novels full of swashbuckling pirates, magical prophecies, and tons of sassy dialogue. The Magian Series Book One: Macario’s Scepter is a fast-pasted, rollicking fun book that I read in a single sitting. And I was thrilled to be able to be an advanced reader for it’s sequel, The Secret Library.

If you love Indian Jones and Pirates of the Caribbean, you’ll love these books!

Happy cover reaveal, M.J. McGriff! It looks amazing!

The Secret Library by M.J. McGriff

When a surly pirate and a treasure-hunting nun fall into a cursed jungle with the Order captain tasked with their capture—what else could possibly go wrong? 

Seraphina Davalos left her seminary and inserted herself into Captain Mari Adlam’s pirate crew to gain passage to a mysterious isle said to hide a secret library. In this library is the knowledge her twin sister—the one chosen by the gods to wield Macario’s Scepter—needs to defeat the awakening monsters and stop the end of the world. 

No big deal, right? Unfortunately, Captain Luis Fozo is much less concerned with taboo myths and impending doom. He’s determined to exact revenge on the pirates responsible for his brother’s death. 

His plan goes sideways, however, when he falls through an ancient portal and is forced to work together with Seraphina and Mari to survive sirens, harpies, diabolical traps, and whatever else the cursed jungle conjures on their path to the library—and escape.  

Their alliance is only temporary, though. He doesn’t believe their conspiracy theories about the world ending in the slightest. And he certainly, most definitely—without question—is not falling for a brave, naive nun who’s as intelligent as she is beautiful.  

It’s only a few days, a few monsters, and a few curses. How bad could it be? 

A funny, page-turning adventure great for fans of Indiana Jones with a dash of Pirates of The Caribbean.

Pre-Order Today and Swag Away!

You can preorder this tropical adventure right now at major retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, and more! When you do, you can score awesome preorder swag that gets you ready for warmer weather. Just visit @mj_mcgriff’s Instagram bio to preorder the book and submit your receipt for swag!


Have you read any good pirate tales lately? Share them in the comments below!

16 thoughts on “Tropical Tuesday Cover Reveal: M.J. McGriff’s The Secret Library is almost here!

          1. I’ve actually finished yours… I don’t know what it is but reading just isn’t happening lately. In fact, not much is…

          2. Oh, which of mine did you finish? Timekeepers or Tropical Punch?

            I have been struggling to read lately, too. But I have two beta reads I need to finish this month 😳 plus my draft for Chew ‘Em Up

          3. It was Timekeepers Tropical Punch will be next.
            You better finish them. I’m a slow reader anyways lol

          4. How did it treat you? I might be getting the rights back to that one, re-editing, re-covering, and self-publishing the series.

          5. I saw that, kinda tragic circumstances but it would be great for you to get the rights and publish them all out yourself.

          6. Yes! When I sent that message I just thought the company had gone belly up, but have since gotten the news of Dave’s death. The good thing is I won’t have to fight for the rights reversion. But it will take some time.

          7. I enjoyed it – I was easy to follow, it’s got an interesting plot, a disgustingly evil villain, a battle against the odds. There’s future intrigue and hope and more story to come so thumbs up!
            The only thing was there was little too much talking at one point, but it’s a small thing.
            You did good. If my first book is that good I’ll be pleased.

          8. Thanks! I know exactly the part you mean. When I do the second edition I’m going to give that section another hard edit. I hope Amazon will let me keep the reviews from the first edition!

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