Monday, February 13, 2012

Author Seeks Valentine; Readers Seek Hiding Place

Hello friends.

Will you be my Valentine?

What if I gave you flowers and then let you spend time beneath my covers?

...Get your mind out of the gutter. I'm talking about book covers, you saucy minx.

In celebration of Valentine's Day, I've been given the green light to reveal not one, but TWO covers for you.

So without further ado, I give to you the cover to the WILDEFIRE paperback, and even more exciting, the cover to Wildefire's sequel, EMBERS & ECHOES.

As you can see, the WILDEFIRE paperback remains mostly unchanged from the hardcover, but it has beautiful (and much larger) new font. And I'm absolutely in love with what Laurent has done with the EMBERS & ECHOES cover. The lonely orchid* maintains the flower theme from the original, while the igneous rock and scalding lava really say, "Hey, this book is about the reincarnation of a Polynesian volcano goddess. Read it or she'll burn you."

*Disclaimer: I am not a flowerologist, so I am only guessing that this is an orchid. For all I know, it could be a tumbleweed or a banana tree or a reclusive hamster rose. What I do know is that it's beautiful and exotic, and if I didn't have a track record of involuntary herbicide with every house plant I've ever owned, I would keep one on my desk.

Now that you've seen the cover, you're probably curious at this point where EMBERS & ECHOES will take Ashline Wilde, so a sneak peek at the flap summary...


Every flame casts a shadow.

Ashline Wilde is about to discover that when you’re the reincarnation of a Polynesian volcano goddess, “new beginnings” are just a myth.

Leaving the fiery ruins of her sophomore year behind her, Ash travels to the sizzling beaches of Miami, hot on the trail of the little sister she’s only seen in visions. But her happy family reunion isn’t all palm trees and paradise. A cult of evil gods-on-earth, known as the Four Seasons, has kidnapped her sister to use in its terrifying new religion. Soon, the streets of Miami erupt in chaos and violence…and Ash gets caught right in the tropical crossfire

Ash isn’t without help, however. Unexpected romance arrives in the form of Wes, an Aztec god of night with his own vendetta against the Four Seasons. As memories of Ash’s previous life begin to flicker into her dreams, the boundaries between ally and enemy, life and death, and love and hate all bleed together. And when a mysterious trickster from her past reappears to derail her new quest, Ash must choose between the echoes of a once-forgotten yesterday and the embers of an uncertain future.

Because when old flames return from the dead, even a volcano goddess can get burned.


WILDEFIRE comes out in paperback August 21, 2012.

EMBERS & ECHOES hits bookstores August 28, 2012.

KARSTEN KNIGHT takes you out for a candlelit dinner on February 14, your dreams.