COVER Cal Leandros 7 DOUBLETAKE17 Sep 2011, Posted by Blog in
Those who ented the BASILISK contest have already received one of their prizes–an early sneak peek before anyone else of the cover of Cal 7 DOUBLETAKE (March 2012). I want to thank all those that entered, sent videos (esp one re-enacting a scene from BASILISK between the Korsak brothers…hilarious), pictures, art, reviews–anything you can name (although all the videos were especially entertaining.) It means a great deal to me that these fans not only understand that a middle-of-the-road writer like me has to have two to three series a year just to survive…but that if the fans don’t *buy* those other series, get behind them, support them, then I don’t make money to eat or pay medical bills (my first day…*first* day of admission alone is over 9000 dollars. Thank God I have insurance…unfortunately I have a large deductible and still have to pay 20%, but I *have* insurance, so I’ll be all right. Cautionary note for writers who don’t. You think you can’t afford insurance. You can’t afford to *not* have insurance even if it means giving up cable and taking a bus instead of owning a car.) But enough financial/medical education–back to the subject–it’s not enough for me to write these other series. People have to buy them for me to live and for the publisher to think I’m worth buying more books from with my sales track record–or lack of one.
And why wouldn’t you want to buy CHIMERA and BASILISK…two more hot brothers, more black humor, more action, more angst. More of the same that I always give. So if you haven’t hopped on that train yet–buy a ticket already! So a special heart-felt thanks to the superfans who entered the contest and stood behind me every step of the way.
And now for the good stuff. As the sneak peek has gone out (while I was in the hospital by my amazing webmistress and general all around life-saver Jayda), it’s time for the general release of the GODDAMN BEST COVER in the Cal series to date. And as Chris McGrath is the artist for the series, every cover has been stunning and gorgeous. But this one…this cover–I want to fucking MARRY this cover or at least take it out to dinner and do incredibly filthy and naughty things to it. It blew me away when I first saw it and it still gives me the same thrill every time I see it. I think it is hands down the best cover Chris has done. I’m biased of course, but DAMN, take a look at this piece of art then rip down the Mona Lisa and hang this in its place. Chris has always been an Art God, but this elevates him to God-King-Emperor of the known universe in my book. Hold on to your panties and boxers and then get your ass to Chris’s website and order the print from him (without all the distracting title/author name/various other clutter plastered over the art. Just one pure picture of incomparable kick-ass talent.) And here…we…go!