It's been a long road getting to this point with my debut novel, Sealer's Game, but if publishing a first book is like hiking or climbing a mountain, I think reaching the stage where I feel ready to share the cover is a pretty awesome milestone. We'll compare it to finding a log to have a seat on for a few minutes before standing up, brushing off, and continuing toward the top.
I had a pretty clear idea of what I wanted for this cover, and I'll be honest--I really lucked out finding and buying some good quality art. Time will tell if others like it as much as I do. Fingers crossed. :) But I'm stalling on the main event, hm? You didn't come here to listen to me ramble about this. So let's get to the reveal...
And for anyone who hasn't seen it yet, here is the summary:
Hell hath no fury like a goddess scorned…
As Champion, Carita of Bel Auryn thought she would spend her days fighting demons. Instead, she is drawn into the latest scheme of the Moon Goddess, Ruby: a contest to choose a man who will have the "honour" of fathering her child. When Ruby encourages Carita to choose a man for herself, she picks the man she is most drawn to--and immediately regrets it.
Lucian Veradayne is the Lord of Death. He knows he must win Ruby's game at any cost. It doesn't matter that he has avoided her for two thousand years. Nor that she tried to kill their first child. And it really doesn't matter that he would much rather woo Carita. The Soul Well has given Lucian a prophecy: he and Ruby must have another child. A child who will save the world.
Dealing with their mutual attraction will be the least of Lucian and Carita’s problems. They are not the only ones who have been drawn into Ruby's game. Someone else wants to win. Someone who wants Ruby dead. Will Carita and Lucian be able to protect her long enough for a victor to be named? And if they succeed, will they be able to walk away from each other to ensure the prophecy is fulfilled?
And for my twitter friends, here's a content label, as promised:
Sealer's Game is a 55,000 word fantasy romance novella about the King of the Underworld, a kick-butt warrior priestess, and a ruthless goddess who will stop at nothing to get her own way. It contains some coarse language, descriptions of violence (Spoiler: most notably the maiming and attempted murder of a baby in the prologue, and a character who self harms under a spell in chapter 3), and sexual themes that may not be appropriate for all readers. Recommended for ages 18+ (Spoiler text is in white. Highlight for details.)
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