“Shards” Cover Art

Well I selected my cover art for “Shards” already — sometimes you find an image and it just clicks!  This artwork is “Inhale Exhale — The 7th Hour”, by Emilie Leger.  (Check her page for more great art, one of which is likely to eventually become the cover of “The War of the Ravels”. For those who are allergic to Facebook, she also has a page at deviantART.)

I am looking at four options for the title and author name text, in horizontal and vertical permutations.  I am leaning toward the vertical ones, but haven’t decided which I like best. (Well actually I’m sitting down, but you know what I mean.)

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

Option 4

As always, thoughts and comments are welcome!

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Scene(s)-Of-The-Month: September 2009

The votes have been counted (or more accurately, the percentages have been looked at) and for the first time since I started the Scene-Of-The-Month, we have a tie!  Dragon Stones and The Wolf each received 49% of the votes.  Now we could have a runoff election, but what fun would that be?  Instead, here is one scene from each.

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Scene-Of-The-Month: June 2009

The results of voting are in and once again Dragon Stones is the readers’ choice for a scene of the month!  Taking the book off the shelf and flipping to a random page got me this scene, which is quite near the beginning and, once again, involves some misfortune befalling poor Adaran.  There really is a dragon in this book, honest — in fact, in this scene, Adaran and his companions have just returned from a raid on her lair.  I just haven’t pulled any scenes yet in which the dragon actually appears.  But if Dragon Stones keeps winning the polls, I’m sure she will turn up here eventually.

Just a reminder:  The Dragon Stones PDF file can be found here.

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Scene-Of-The-Month: May 2009

The poll results are in, and this month it’s a blowout — 81% for an excerpt from Dragon Stones.  It looks like my advice to “vote early, vote often” was really taken to heart by readers in April!  So, without further ado, here is a randomly-selected scene from Dragon Stones:

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