Ablaze Publishing announced three new titles that will debut or are open to advance solicitations starting in August 2021. Two will feature Maria Llovet (Faithless), while the third comes from the award-winning French duo of Hubert and Zanzim.
Kicking off August 4 is the first issue of Porcelain, Llovet’s psychological thriller. The series debut will include five special variant covers by artists Sabine Rich, Caspar Wijngaard, Yishan Li, and Tyler Boss.
Porcelain is featured on the June cover of Previews. Here is a brief synopsis of the series:
Beryl’s life in the desert is relatively simple, living with her aunt and her cat…until the day she finds and enters the Dollhouse. Stuck inside an ever-changing mystery house that hunts children and turns them into dolls, Beryl goes on a psychedelic journey where she must face the notion of her own limitations and move past them…before she becomes the building’s newest prey.
The first of the two titles open to advanced solicitations starting in August is a five-issue hardcover compilation of Llovet’s Eros/Psyche. The collection currently has an anticipated release date of September 29, 2021. A description of the series follows:
The Rose female boarding school is paradise for young girls…but only if you follow the rules. Because, if you disobey them, you can end up expelled, or even worse, dead. Sara and Silje are two students learning the rules of the school, which includes classes by day…and the casting of curses and spells by night. A love develops between the two, which is tender, but threatens to break under the weight of the dark society within The Rose.
The final advanced solicitation for August is A Man’s Skin, an award-winning bestselling fairy tale set in Renaissance Italy. The story questions our relationship to gender and sexuality by mixing morality and humor.
Bianca is a young lady from a good family and is of marriage age. Her parents find her a fiancé to their liking, and the wedding looks set to go smoothly even though Bianca cannot hide her disappointment at having to marry a man she knows nothing about. But before the marriage, she learns the secret held and bequeathed by the women of her family for generations: a “man’s skin.” By donning it, Bianca becomes “Lorenzo” and enjoys all the attributes of a young man of stunning beauty. She can now visit the world of men incognito and get to know her fiancé in his natural environment.
The three titles will be available in print and digitally.