Sunday, January 6, 2013

Coming August 13: Elysian  Fields, Book 3 in the Sentinels of New Orleans series.

DJ's flashing the cleavage and hanging out in creepy old New Orleans Six Flags, which has been standing abandoned after sitting under eight or ten feet of floodwater after Katrina seven years ago. It's a major setting for Elysian Fields, book three in the Sentinels of New Orleans series, and a totally creepy setting deserves a somewhat creepy cover. At least artist Cliff Nielsen went for carousel horses instead of big scary clown heads! As always, I love the detail in the artwork--click on it to see it larger and check out all the eerie detail in the background. And Charlie is literally smokin'! So....what do you think?

The official blurb:

     An undead serial killer comes for DJ in this thrilling third installment of Suzanne Johnson’s Sentinels of New Orleans series
     The mer feud has been settled, but life in South Louisiana still has more twists and turns than the muddy Mississippi. 
     New Orleanians are under attack from a copycat killer mimicking the crimes of a 1918 serial murderer known as the Axeman of New Orleans. Thanks to a tip from the undead pirate Jean Lafitte, DJ Jaco knows the attacks aren’t random—an unknown necromancer has resurrected the original Axeman of New Orleans, and his ultimate target is a certain blonde wizard. Namely, DJ.
     Combatting an undead serial killer as troubles pile up around her isn’t easy. Jake Warin’s loup-garou nature is spiraling downward, enigmatic neighbor Quince Randolph is acting weirder than ever, the Elders are insisting on lessons in elven magic from the world’s most annoying wizard, and former partner Alex Warin just turned up on DJ’s to-do list. Not to mention big maneuvers are afoot in the halls of preternatural power.
     Suddenly, moving to the Beyond as Jean Lafitte’pirate wench could be DJ’s best option.

10 comments:

  1. it's great that you keep the smae artist for the covers they are great and they are matching ( now just hope that will be an hardcover edition like river road ^^)

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  2. A trade paperback version of River Road will come out in May, Miki.

    Elysian Fields will come out in hardcover in August. A paperback edition of EF will probably follow, I'm guessing, about February of 2014, although I haven't seen a date on that.

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  3. Oh, this is fabulous!! My new favorite cover of the series. Love the colors and the background <3

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    1. Thanks! It seems to be getting a lot of votes as the favorite cover so far. I like the dark mood of it. Fits the book perfectly!

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  4. I literally just said a bad word!!! Holy cannoli that's GORGEOUS!!! I am so excited for you!! I know you're so proud and I'll know it'll be another FANTASTIC ride! :) YAY!!! :)

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    1. Ha--watch your mouth! Things really ramp up in the next one--can't wait for people to read it!

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  5. Great cover! It's weird, I recently watched something on TV about the Axeman!! Wasn't he the one who left a note saying that people who played jazz at midnight would be safe from him?

    I can't wait to read this!!!!

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    1. Yes, that's the same guy--the jazz angle figures into the story, and it gave me a chance to bring Louis Armstrong back as a character. I saw that on TV too...either on Discover or History or one of those channels.

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