Archive for the ‘Covers’ Category

Hangman’s Gate Cover

Posted: January 26, 2019 in Covers, News

Hello all

Feast your eyes on the ARC cover and blurb for my forthcoming novel, Hangman’s Gate, book two in the War of the Archons series. It’s out in June, and as you can clearly see there’s a theme as regards the style of the cover image.

If there’s any bloggers out there who’d like an advance copy for review, feel free to hit me up on Twitter and I’ll put you in touch with the relevant peeps.

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Shattered Crown Cover

Posted: October 28, 2013 in Covers

Yes, that’s right, Steelhaven Two: The Shattered Crown now has a cover (pause for applause). Here’s the wraparound that will be used for the trade paperback version (clicky for a larger version):


Unfortunately, due to the vagaries of the book industry, it doesn’t look like book two will receive a hardback edition. This is as annoying for me as it will be for those of you who would like a full set of hardbacks, but there’s some things even I can’t control.  Anyway, it’s the words that matter, and the latest draft has just been sent for typesetting with a view to a March 2014 release – ooh exciting!!


The shape of things to come…

Posted: December 17, 2012 in Books, Covers, News

Last week Fantasy Faction listed their Top 10 Anticipated Fantasy Books for 2013 and, though I didn’t make the top 10 I did get an honourable mention alongside the legendary Robin Hobb! Some of you with a keen eye may also notice they’ve revealed the cover… and the title… which has been a closely guarded secret for, ooh, about three days!

For those of you who’d like a bit more, here’s the spread for the hardcover, complete with snappy blurb (which I didn’t write). Clicky for a bigger version:


Advanced reader copies are impending, so I may well have one in my grubby paws very soon. You, however, will have to wait until April. Unless of course you’re very nice to me, or offer hard cash, in which case I’ll see what I can do!

Edit: They’ve also done a Most Anticipated from April-June 2013 list over at A Fantastical Librarian. Guess who’s on it!

No news is good news

Posted: May 3, 2012 in Covers, News

Yes I know, I’ve been very quiet lately. I do have an excuse though, and that’s the fact I’m writing a rather large and important novel!! Progress continues apace, hence the radio silence, and the deadline for draft one is the end of June. It looks as though I’ll hit it, so there should be no delay with the release in March of 2013. As for details on the novel, I can’t really say that much at the minute, other than we’ve finally managed to plump for a title, which has made choosing titles for books 2 and 3 that much easier. The three books will be part of the Steelhaven Trilogy, and we’ll be announcing the title of book 1 later in the year. For now, I can only tease you with the tantalising acronym: HotS. So let the speculation commence.

We’ve also been discussing covers and artists. It’s early days, and though I have no firm idea what I’d like to appear on the cover I’ve amassed a fairly long list of artists I’d like to illustrate it. It’s unlikely the final choice will be mine, what with editorial, marketing and art departments to negotiate with, but never fear, I’ll keep you posted with updates when I’m able to.

Hopefully there’ll be more news very soon, and once draft one of the manuscript is down I may well increase my blog presence with posts on the ins and outs of the craft. Personally I find it extremely enlightening when writers let me in on their secrets, so hopefully you will too. Or maybe you won’t. Let’s wait and see, eh?

We Have Cover

Posted: November 10, 2010 in Covers

Yes it appears we’ve gone public with the cover of my novel, Kultus. The ridiculously talented Frazer Irving has done an unbelievable job of capturing Blaklok in all his demoniac glory as he gazes through the Key of Lunos, probably without realising all the shit it’s about to get him into.

Excuse me, I have to go lie down now.