Monday, April 19, 2010

New book cover: SORCERESS

SORCERESS is coming in June, and here is the gorgeous cover!

SORCERESS is a reissue of a previously published novel, UNVEILING THE SORCERESS. The book has been revised and expanded for publication with Total-E-Bound. I couldn't be more pleased with the cover because getting the ethnicity right was important. As much as I loved the previous cover, which truly was a work of art, the model was more western looking than I would have liked. I was able to put my concerns on the cover art form this time around and I’m happy to confirm the result is much more fitting for the heroine.

Elishiba is the Empress of a fantasy land that is based on Middle Eastern and North African ancient worlds. The legends that influenced me as I wrote this story were that of Solomon and Sheba, and Scheherazade. This model really fills my heroine's shoes! :)

SORCERESS is due out on June 7th! Here's the summary:

In an ancient world where magic is within the grasp of every soul, a passionate and forbidden affair threatens the stability of many lands.

The Empress Elishiba has vowed to protect her people, even if it means marrying an enemy. When the mysterious man known as Amshazar arrives as a spokesman for her future husband, her problems multiply. Amshazar is an attractive and powerful man who is rumoured to be a sorcerer, and he is allied to her enemy. Consorting with him would be disastrous. Why then does she let him arouse her and distract her from her goal?

Amshazar is a powerful magi and an envoy of the gods. Lusting after the Empress Elishiba was not part of his plan, and yet he cannot resist. The connection is vital, the desire undeniable.

Their forbidden affair captures them in a web of danger, a web where magic and romance weave their own vibrant and inexorable threads. As the enemy seeks to destroy Elishiba and all she stands for, Amshazar must fulfil his duty and empower her as a powerful Sorceress, whatever the cost.

You can find a short excerpt here.

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