One of the most exciting events during the long process of having a book published is seeing the cover for the first time. I've been so lucky with the designers for both of my series. I've loved the covers and have had very few suggestions to make them "better." (I've heard some horror stories about covers from other authors so I know how good I have it!)
Before we get to the cover, the book summary:
Outlander meets post-Civil War unrest in this action-packed follow up to Sawbones.
Laura Elliston and William Kindle are on the run -- from the Army and from every miscreant in the West eager to claim the $500 bounty for Laura's capture as their own. But the danger isn't just from those pursuing them. Laura and Kindle have demons of their own and a past that won't stay dead. Exhausted, scared, scarred and surrounded by enemies, neither realize the greatest danger is yet to come.
When I sent the MS to my editor last year, this is how I described it:
Well, here it is. The sequel. It has bounty hunters, whisky traders, Quakers, frontier photographers, Indians, whores, gamblers, nuns and orphans. There's killing, drinking, gambling, good sex and bad sex, dreaming, tripping, doctoring, revenge, and physical and mental healing.
I mean, seriously. Who wouldn't want to read that?
Are you sold on BLOOD OATH yet? Do you need to see the cover to make up your mind? Are you ready for me to stop talking and get on with the reveal already? Did you scroll down and look at the cover before reading all of this? (I would have, too.)
Okay, okay. I'll stop rambling. Here it is:
Whatcha gonna do with that gun, Laura? :)
I love this cover, and I love this novel.
I've been working on this book, and the third in the series, for the last year and the more I work on them, the deeper I fall in love with Laura Elliston. I hope you enjoy reading about her adventures as much as I've enjoyed writing them.
Here are a couple of handy little links to pre-order the books so they'll be sent straight to your device at midnight on the release date! One of the best features of e-readers, IMO, is having a new novel ready for you when your alarm goes off in the morning. Well, that and the ability to increase the text size to ginormous without anyone knowing. At least, that's what my friends say. ;)
Oh, and FYI: the first chapter of BLOOD OATH will be included at the end of SAWBONES!