Tag Archive | book covers

New Year, New Look for Spirit and Dust!

So, guess what?  Spirit and Dust has a new cover!




Here’s the book description:

  Speaking to the dead is nothing for Daisy Goodnight. The living, on the other hand, can occasionally be a problem. Especially when they knock you out, kidnap you, and force you to be their magical police dog. 

   Devlin Maguire—mob boss extraordinaire—has a missing daughter, and Daisy is his first choice to track her down. But he didn’t actually ask her for help. When she woke up in his guest bedroom, she was told. But why her? And who—or what—in the world is the Black Jackal?

I  love this new cover!  The original one was beautiful, but this is fresh and exciting and gets more of the modern supernatural mystery feel.

If you can’t wait for Sprit and Dust to come out (in only four months!) then you can meet Daisy Goodnight in Texas Gothic, where she makes herself indispensable (at least she likes to think so) in her cousin Amy’s investigation of the Mad Monk of McCullough Ranch. (As for whether Amy shows up in S&D… you just have to wait and find out!)


Brimstone cover reveal and a little something extra

I’ve mentioned before that the first two books of the Girl vs. Evil series are being released in a new edition in September.

Without further ado, I present the cover of BRIMSTONE.

Here’s the cover copy:
Slinking down the streets, hiding in the shadows, always lurking just out of sight, evil follows Maggie Quinn. It’s no ordinary, everyday evil, either—it’s Evil with a capital E, and whatever’s behind it, it clearly wants Maggie.
But Maggie isn’t the type of girl to go down without a fight. She has a few powerful tricks up her sleeve, not to mention a best friend who’s a witch, and she’s declaring open season on demons.
BRIMSTONE is available on September 11, 2012.
In honor of Maggie’s new digs, I’m giving away something.
Answer these three questions in the comments section correctly to enter to win a signed copy of your choice of any of my books (including BRIMSTONE, you just have to wait a little longer).
1. What is one thing Maggie is afraid of?
2. What’s Maggie’s preferred way of dispatching demons?
3. What is the name of Maggie’s best friend?
Bonus (for tie-breaking):
4. What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?
Good luck!

Teaser Tuesday – Hot Cover

Here’s a taste of the cover of Brimstone, the two-in-one reissue of my first two books. Let’s hope the book is as hot as the cover:

And here’s a teaser from a randomly picked page inside:

        You wouldn’t think that a day could go downhill after dreaming you were on the roll call for Hell. But it did.
        “Have you voted for the class song yet?” A student council drone shoved a half-sheet of paper in my face. Astrobright Orange is painful at any time of day, but at seven-thirty a.m. it was vomit inducing. Also, the only thing perky I want in front of me at that hour is a coffeemaker. Since the drive-thru line at Take-Your-Bucks had streched to Canada, I was still severely caffeine deprived.  

The Splendour Falls

Check out the cover for the UK edition of The Splendor Falls!

I know. Looks about the same, right? It’s missing the blood drop, and this rose is a little sharper and more violet than pinkish purple. But check out that extra letter in Splendor. So British, right? (jimsissy on Twitter quipped that the book should be even fatter with all those extra u’s.)

I wonder if they translate other differences. Like the whole pants/trousers and trunk/boot thing. (Since a major character is British… well, Welsh, he makes me point out… I tried to watch those in his dialogue at least. I hope I didn’t screw it up too badly. I’m sort of angsting about that. Because, you know, I never have enough to angst about.)

Oh, and you guys in the UK and it’s territories are so lucky. Apparently the cover price is zero pounds.

Other places I’m on the web today: My Fresh Fiction column is up, where I talk about the Texas Book Festival and upcoming November YA releases that have caught my eye.