Cover Art and Preorders Now Available for Minneapolis-Based Urban Fantasy Novel

MILTON, ONTARIO, June 17, 2022 – The cover art has been revealed for Between Death and a Hard Place, urban fantasy novel from Joe Weinberg.

The cover image features a woman with dark hair and black clothes standing in front of a cityscape of Minneapolis, her arms covered in tattoos that emit fire.

Between Death and a Hard Place is the first novel Brain Lag has published by seasoned author Joe Weinberg, who has written for various gaming companies. The book, which is now available for preorder, will be released October 14, 2022 in trade paperback (236 pages, $21.99 CAD) and ebook ($4.99) formats.

Tracking a ghost, hunting down a rogue necromancer - business as usual in a Minneapolis where werewolves, demons, and magic are real and known. But then witch AJ gets news that sends a chill down even someone who can't feel heat anymore: there are suddenly way too many witches in the Twin Cities, and those in charge of keeping the balance fear it may lead to a war, or worse.

Weinberg, late of Savoy, Illinois, has written supplement books for the Vampire: the Masquerade and Werewolf: the Apocalypse table top game systems, articles for magazines, academic publications, and so many novels. He also works with Mark Rein-Hagen (creator of V:tM and W:tA) on the new project LostLorn, where he is both one of the writers and one of the editors. He has a PhD and two Master’s degrees, and spent about a decade teaching.

Between Death and a Hard Place is Brain Lag’s second urban fantasy novel and thirty-ninth book released. Weinberg joins nineteen other authors in the Brain Lag lineup. This book will be the tenth of twelve releases in 2022.

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