If you’ve not heard, my annual Halloween Costume Contest is now running, and I’m taking submissions. Just a few so far, but it’s early yet. pictures
This week I’m sandwiching in the page proofs for BLACK MAGIC SANCTION between the graphic novel rewrite and the last chapter of book nine (which I’m still working on. I finished it, but had an idea last night which I need to try out.) Long story short, if I’m working on the page proofs, then the ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies) will be printed up soon. I can’t wait. This one seems to be taking some extra time, but it’s all in my head–we’re right on last-year’s schedule.
I don’t have a cover picture to show you yet of BLACK MAGIC SANCTION as I’m not sure if there is going to be some final tweaking, but I do have the re-issue cover for FIRST TRUTH, which will be re-released just about the same time as BLACK MAGIC SANCTION. (Coincidence? I think not. rolls eyes)
I really like this cover. A lot. I know there are a tremendous number of cover purists who want the cover to look exactly like the main character, and they will likely be disappointed that Alissa isn’t dressed in dirty traveling clothes with a nasty bag of dust around her neck, disheveled and torn, her hair pulled back, and looking cold and scared. But I like it just as it is. Her eyes are gray, and she looks eighteen and innocent. Magic is in the air, and Talon is at her side. Perfect.