Wednesday, September 20, 2006

THE STRANGELING, cover


With art work by the wonderful New Orleans based artist, Linda Joyce Franks. This may or may not be the final version, but, either way, it's gorgeous! The novel is due out in January, and is now available for advance order on Amazon and Amazon UK. My first fantasy novel into print! I started out writing fantasy, and although I branched out into other genres, I totally relish writing fantasy with erotic and romance elements. This one is full of pagan sexmagick. Yum. :)

One woman alone holds the power to undo the hundred-year-old curse of an invincible army of dead men who wait to prey upon the living. Maerose, a beautiful, resilient maiden must drive back the evil spirits by mating with a man of faith on the dark night of Samhain at the very gates of the underworld. Her dormant magic can only be unleashed by willing submission to her predestined lover . . . but a mad man aligned with the demonic forces of the underworld threatens to possess her in his place.

6 comments:

Celia Kyle said...

Oooooh! Can't wait for this one! The cover is gorgeous! Lucky Woman! You're cover's are the best...

Celia

Bill said...

She looks a bit like a porcelain doll - intentional, maybe?

Terra Kent said...

I will keep my eyes out for that one, sounds like a wonderful story.

Saskia Walker said...

Celia ~ you are so right. I have been *very lucky* with covers. There was this one near disaster...luckily the publisher listened to my concerns. ;) All I'm going to say about it is real people and poser people, together, on the same image, doesn't work... shudder. LOL

Bill ~ indeed yes, maybe partly because the painting is done on rice paper. The artist has a photo of the model here, she's stunning!

I'm glad the story appeals, Terra. I'll be doing a webpage for this novel soon and I'll put a new excerpt up then.

Shanna Germain said...

Ooh la la! It's gorgeous! Congrats.

Can't wait to read it! :) s.

Jordan Summers said...

Sounds terrific! It's a gorgeous cover. :)