Friday, December 10, 2010

Blood Cursed cover art

Is this awesome? Or is it, like, totally awesome!?!

This is my fourth Craig White cover and I love it. Love, love, love it. It is so much what the book is about that I can't think of anything I'd like better.

"Sigh. So... what's the book about, then?" you ask patiently? Behold, cover copy.*

Enter the fierce, fantastical world of the Shadowfae, where blood is a drug, magic is a crime, and love is the most dangerous weapon of all…

To a vampire, nothing is sweeter than bloodfairy essence -- and Ember is the most sought-after fairy on the underworld circuit. Selling her blood to the highest bidder -- and robbing her clients in the process -- Ember has unwittingly become a target of dark and dangerous forces. Her enemies are everywhere. And if she hopes to survive, she needs protection...

Diamond is a glassfairy who, for better or worse, knows his way around the vampire underworld. Smooth as silk and tougher than trolls, Diamond is Ember’s only chance to keep her magical blood inside her body, where it belongs. But he also poses a threat to Ember, a strange kind of danger she’s never experienced before: She’s falling in love with him...

Yay! I'm so excited. Release date is 2 August 2011, US and UK and Canada.**

And if anyone out there's doing their Cool New Covers of the Week post, or Awesome Homicidal Chicks in Tight Dresses or suchlike, please feel free to plaster this one all over it, should you so choose :)

In other news:

Today, I finished my demon-hunting witches short story! Yay! It's tentatively titled CHERRY KISSES. Coming soon to an anthology near you.

And lastly: remember, you've got until midnight Friday West-Coast-US-time to enter last week's Friday Fancies giveaway of Eve Silver's SINS OF THE HEART. It's a great book. You know you want it.

*This may not be the final cover copy. But it's near enough.
** Those are pre-order links. The more orders, the more copies they print. If you enjoy my books, you'd really be doing me a favour...


  1. Will pimp shortly, but you'll have to share post-space with other covers ;-)

  2. Awesome cover. Love the sunset colors. They're almost as vibrant as your writing. Now to catch up, so I'll be ready to read this one!

  3. Wow amazing cover can't wait until august.

  4. Thanks for coming by everyone! Is she not fabulous?

  5. Fan-freaking-tastic, Erica. It's gorgeous!!!

  6. Wow, Erica - brilliant cover. Congrats.

  7. Come on August 2011!! I can't wait to read Blood Cursed and what a fantastic cover!!!
    Cheers, Margaret

  8. {waves} Hi ladies! Thanks for visiting!

  9. Verrrryyy noice! Stunning colours, E. Sigh.

  10. OK, can't resist - envious, envious, envious! :-P

  11. The cover gods have blessed you! (and this is my last post, honest *grin*)

  12. Noticed that at the end of the image's URL was "mech". What does that mean in publishing, or is this bloodfairy also a cyborg? *hopeful for the latter* ;-)

  13. Beautiful cover Erica!
    And congratulations on the completion of the short story ~ I'm looking forward to reading it, especially after reading how much trouble/effort it took you!
    Love & Best Wishes,

  14. Thanks for the goodness, all! Either Kylie's mouse hand is shaking, or she really likes that cover...

    I believe 'mech' stands for 'mechanical. I don't really know what it means, but I think it's what they call the file when it's the full cover, ie. includes the spine and back cover and trim marks for the printers. I guess this one's been cut in half... No cyborgs. Sorry. Though that's not a bad idea. Cyborg fairies. You'd have to forgive me about the iron wang then, wouldn't ya? :)

    And thanks for the good wishes, RK! I did have a few crappy writing days on this one... but hey, it's nothing compared to doing a full -length novel... I shouldn't complain!

  15. Cyborg fairies! I would totally read and love that! :-)

  16. Oh WOW!! You are blessed Erica! See, the cover gods love this series too! :) What a fabulous cover -- and the blurb! I'm getting so excited for the next installment! Thanks for sharing with us!

    And congrats on the short story! I'll be looking forward to that as well!

  17. Oh, wow!!
    I'm loving the synopsis!!
    Definitely hot and sweet and twisted and everything delicious in-between! XD

    The cover is fabulous!
    I'm loving the yellow!!!

  18. Thanks for coming by ladies! Glad you like it!

  19. Peter aka King Yob the tall and skinnyDec 17, 2010, 9:04:00 AM

    229 days left to go for the pre-order... :)

  20. {waves at King Yob} one oughtn't to hold one's breath :)