Wednesday, October 24, 2012


My cover for PHOENIX: THE RISING has finally arrived, and it's better than I ever dreamed it could be! Seeing the vision of my hero come alive before my eyes...seeing the title emblazoned across the image... seeing MY NAME in bold type across the bottom has been simply overwhelming! I wanted to laugh and cry at the same time when I first opened the email from my publisher. It's hard to believe this is really happening!

To give you a good idea of what PHOENIX: THE RISING  is all about, here's the jacket blurb:

Every 300 years, the immortal Phoenix returns to Mono Lake to be reborn--but this time it didn't return alone. The Nephilim are back in force, trying to keep it from being reborn so one of them can claim its immortality. But first they have to figure out who the Phoenix is--and any red-haired, green-eyed, seventeen-year-old in the area is fair game. And so, the killing begins...

Julie Mason doesn't believe all this legend crap until she falls for Eli Sullivan, whose hallucination-inducing kiss not only saves her, but makes her the Nephilim’s prime target. But, it's worth the risk. Her death is inevitable...not even Eli can prevent it. All she has to do is keep the Nephilim off Eli’s trail until The Rising. Once Eli is reborn and forgets his past life, Julie’s life is over, whether she’s dead or not. At least that's what she thinks...

PHOENIX: THE RISING  is aimed at the upper young adult (high school-aged), new adult (college-aged), and adult audience. It's most definitely not for younger readers. Although I'd love to share the entire cover with you, right now you'll have to settle for a SNEAK PEEK! Keep checking back for the total COVER REVEAL which will be happening soon. I promise!

And now, for a peek at my banner...I hope you love it as much as I do!



  1. OH. YUM. What an interesting premise! Looking forward to it!

    1. Thanks, Stephanie! I think Eli's rather drool-inducing myself! Also, can't wait to read SHRAPNEL and see what your cover has in store for us!

  2. Bette - oh my goodness I am SO EXCITED for you! I can't wait to see the differences between what I read years ago and what will be in the novel. What a fantastic opportunity for a fantastic woman! :)

  3. **blushing**
    Thanks, Colleen! Trying to decide on the opening scene was quite a conundrum, wasn't it? Thanks so much for your input! I hope you love the results!