The winners of my giveaway: Nicole Kingsley and Alaina! Send your mailing info to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m thrilled to reveal the cover of Wulfe Untamed, the eighth and final book in my best-selling and award-winning Feral Warriors series! Wulfe’s book comes out January 28, 2014 and, yes, it’s already available for pre-order. Never fear, Feral fans, although the Daemon blade story arc is coming to a close, I fully intend to write more stories in the Feral world. Vhyper and Grizz will come after me if I don’t!
When my publisher and I discussed the cover for this book, I requested several things. First and foremost, that we not show his face. Wulfe is so badly scarred. I knew they’d never put that on a cover, but a pretty-faced model just wasn’t right for this book. So they photographed him from the back. Perfect, perfect, perfect. (And, oh, what a back.)
Second, I wanted a wolf on the cover. Every one of my Feral Warriors books has the animal somewhere on the front, though sometimes it’s a hunt to find it (Fox’s book!). I wanted the wolf to leap from the cover of this one, especially with a title like Wulfe Untamed.
Third, he had to have his wolf’s-head armband. Beautifully done. And fourth, I really, really hoped the cover model’s build would resemble Wulfe’s with his wide-as-a-sofa shoulders and his gorgeous, muscular back. And, oh yeah, they got it right. Wouldn’t you just love to run your hands…uh-hm.
I also love the tats! With each cover, I usually get an email from my editor saying the artist wants to add tats, am I okay with that? I always say, “Sure. Whatever he wants to do.” (Avon has its own, fabulous, art department, and still uses cover models, photographers, artists, the works.) I always have fun seeing what they come up with!
Wulfe Untamed’s cover is exactly what I had in mind. Thanks, Avon!
I’ll give away two signed copies of A Love Untamed (Feral book 7). One will go to the first person who can tell me where the fox is on the cover of A Love Untamed. The second will go to a random commenter. Not sure what to post in your comment? Tell me what you think of this cover. Or, tell me which of the Feral Warriors covers is your favorite. I’ll post the names of the winners on Monday. Be sure to check back then, or include your email in your comment so I can contact you if you win.