Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Ladies Return

The ladies of PIP are back! *Fist pump to my partner-in-crime, Gwen Gardner*

I'm so happy to share this HOT NEW RELEASE for my most recent work, ATONE, a NEO Chronicles: Character Revealed novella.

Without further ado, here it is:
Thank you for the wonderful cover, Heather McCorkle @ CP Design!!!
What harm can come from a kiss?

Caine Fordham knows the danger all too well.

As the Kill Circuit’s top lady-killer, business is good. Yet Caine knows the life of an assassin isn’t meant to last forever, just as love is impossible for him. Who could love a man with poison lacing his veins and a kiss that kills?

When Caine decides to take one last job, deal out one last kiss, he discovers there’s more to life than death, and more to love than pain.


This is the second installment in my NEO Chronicles: Characters Revealed series. Available now at Amazon US and other online outlets by Friday, it will make a nice slice of reading for a lunch break or for a quick read during the train/trolley/car pool work commute (ummm...if you're driving, No Reading While Driving lol!!)

Here's a little excerpt. You'll see there's a bit of a difference in the description of the character and the model for the cover, but the cover - as a whole - embodies the dark mystery that is Caine Fordham.

Caine stood up slowly, smirking to conceal how much her questions bothered him. Living a hundred years as a walking wasteland didn’t leave him many career options.

With a long, lean body, a sun-kissed tan (genetics, not from being outdoors) and square jawline, his targets often mistook him for a male model. “The brooding type,” is what he’d heard many times. If his chest, stomach and back didn’t resemble black lace from the poisons that called his body home, male model could work. He wore his black silky mane cut short at the nape. Longer curls in the front veiled his eyes, making him even more mysterious, or so women told him. A definite plus when luring his prey.

Bearing the kiss of death didn’t fit any job descriptions…with one exception.


And he had a spotless record with the Kill Circuit.

I'll admit, I do love a man with a kiss that makes me feel like I've died and gone to heaven...just not one that will do it literally lol!!!

Question: When it comes to book covers, do you prefer cover models, animation or perhaps symbolism?

*Note - we'll get back to the regular Thursday posts starting next week :-)*