One Cover Reveal PLUS One Novel Release Equals a GREAT Wednesday!

Two of my longtime blogging buddies have novel news this week, and I'm happy to help them spread the word. I'm sure you've seen these around, but I wanted to do my part, too, and today is the first opportunity I've had. Most times I think being late is hardwired into my DNA.

First, Laura Eno's cover reveal. If you don't know her yet, here's your chance to zip over to her blog and meet her, besides just seeing her picture here. 

Laura is a sweetheart, but beware of Jezebel and Mistress Snark

You've been warned :)

Laura's newest book is Jewel of Shaylar, an epic fantasy ... coming soon. Check out this chilling cover:

Archaeologist David Alexander investigates the cave where his father disappeared and hurtles into another world, one filled with magic and bizarre creatures. The mad ravings in his father's journals of icemen and dragons may not be fantasies after all.

Convinced his father may still be alive, David begins a treacherous journey to find him and discover a way home. Along the way, he encounters a few unlikely friends. A Dreean warrior, a beautiful thief and a satyr join him as he searches.

David's arrival into this new world sets off an explosive chain reaction of events. Faced with powerful adversaries and few clues, he may not get the chance to rescue his father before disaster strikes, condemning both of them to death. Or worse.

And second, Ciara Knight's release of Escapement.

Before I show you the cover, you HAVE to watch this amazing trailer on You Tube.  I'll wait - the trailer's not long. In fact, I think I'll watch it again, too.

Didn't you love it!

“A heady mix of action adventure and steampunk -- leavened with a dash of romance -- ESCAPEMENT offers up its fair share of thrills, horrors and heart-pounding moments. A strong start to a captivating new series.”
   -- Jana Oliver, author of The Demon Trapper's Daughter

You can download a free copy of Weighted, a prequel to the Neumarian Chronicles, at Amazon. 

If you are intrigued and wish to follow the uprising, Escapement, book I of The Neumarian Chronicles, will be available at Amazon for only $2.99 until March 1, 2013.


Laura's cover rocks and got to read a review copy of Ciara's book - it's great!
L. Diane Wolfe said…
Both covers are beautiful.
Em-Musing said…
LOve the cover art of both. And the blurb for Jewel of Shaylar is one of the best I've read in a long time.
Laura Eno said…
Thanks so much, Carol! Jezebel is preening now, thanks to your warning. ;)

Three cheers for Ciara!

I'm bowing over at Em-Musing right now for her comment. That blurb caused me many anxious moments and I'm thrilled to hear I got it right - after submitting it to a wonderful group of writers to pick apart. :)
L.G. Smith said…
Congrats to both ladies. Love their covers so much.
Teresa Coltrin said…
very exciting news. Congrats to both Ciara and Laura.
Hi Carol,

Congrats to Laura. And Ciara. And thank you for the book.

Linda G. said…
Great covers, Laura and Ciara!
Julie Flanders said…
It's great to see Laura and Ciara all around blog land this week. Both of the books look terrific!
Mark Means said…
Congrats to both ladies and it's great seeing them get such exposure :)
Julie Luek said…
Not only does Laura's book cover look amazing, but as a beta reader, I can tell you the story and characters are captivating. And Ciara's cover is really a winner-- totally tells a story!
LD Masterson said…
Love both covers. Best of luck to Laura and Ciara.
E.J. Wesley said…
Love those covers! And R2, too. :-D
Carol Kilgore said…
Alex - Lucky you! I'm looking forward to reading it.

Diane - I agree!

Em-Musing - Laura's blurb is awesome!

Laura - I'm trying to stay on Jezebel's good side :)

Luanne - I wish them both good luck with their books :)
Huge congratulations to both authors. Those covers are stunning and the trailer for Escapement is intense.
nutschell said…
Both covers are way cool! So happy for Ciara and Laura!
M Pax said…
Major congrats to Laura and Ciara. It's great to see them all over the internet this week.
Carol Kilgore said…
Teresa, Maria, Linda G - Laura and Ciara both have really great covers!

Julie - I think it's great, too. Quite a splash!

Mark - I agree.

Julie - Thanks for sharing such great news from a beta read!

LD - My thoughts exactly!
Congrats to Laura and Ciara! They're popping up everywhere!

Melissa said…
Woohoo! Paper the web!
Congrats, you two. :D
Helena said…
Both covers are gorgeous and the stories sound great. Congratulations to Laura and Ciara!
Carol Kilgore said…
E.J. - R2D2 made me smile :)

Cynthia - Love the trailer :)

Nutschell - I'm happy and excited for them.

Mary and Julie - I know!

Melissa - They're doing a great job!

Helena - I think the stories sound great, too.
Jo-Anne Meadows said…
We have always heard the saying don't judge a book by it's cover but lets be honest we all pretty much do just that.......well I do........
As I said to Laura last night - drat you. And you can now consider yourself also dratted. I really, really shouldn't get any more books until my to-read pile reaches less humungous proportions. And now you have also put serious temptation in my way. It became clear that I would have to purchase Laura's book and now Ciara Knight's is also pleading to move in with me. As I say (being a well brought up woman) drat you.
Carol Kilgore said…
Jo-Anne - For me it's cover, title, back-of-the-book blurb, and the first few paragraphs. They all have to be there.

Elephant's Child - I do believe this is the best "drat you" I've ever received :)
Both of those covers are stunning. Geez, so many books, so little time. If I hope to read all the books I've been hearing about, I'm simply gonna have to live forever. Or figure out how to make do without taking time for any of those pesky things like eating and sleeping.
Wonderful covers! Congratulations to both!
Tara Tyler said…
excited about both these books!
ysy laura & ciara!
Carol Kilgore said…
Susan - I feel that way from time to time, too. Especially when so many cool ones come out close together.

Elizabeth and Tara - Exactly!
Cherie Reich said…
Congrats to Laura and Ciara!!
Emily R. King said…
Congrats to Laura and Ciara!
Carol Kilgore said…
Cherie and Emily - Yes!
DWei said…
Is Spring the time of publishing new books? Seems like everything is launching something these days.
Carol Kilgore said…
DWei - I guess it must be. Seems like a million books came out in February.