Thursday, June 18, 2009

Cover Art - Embers by Laura Bickle

Another fine Chris McGrath cover just announced by Juno Books for the debut urban fantasy novel Embers by Laura Bickle. Scheduled for an April 2010 release. Laura has a stub website here and a blog here. A sequel is planned for fall 2010.

Truth burns. Unemployment, despair, anger—visible and invisible unrest feed the undercurrent of Detroit’s unease. Homes and businesses are increasingly invaded by phantoms and now, with the annual destruction of Devil’s Night approaching, a supernatural arsonist is setting blazes to summon a fiery ancient power that will leave the city in ashes. A sizzling debut from a red-hot new author.

By day, Anya Kalinczyk is an arson investigator in the Detroit Fire Department. At night—accompanied by her elemental familiar, a salamander named Sparky, and an eccentric group of ghost hunters—Anya pursues malicious spirits. The rarest form of psychic medium, a “Lantern,” Anya doesn’t allow spirits to communicate through her with the physical world like most mediums, she devours restless harmful souls and incinerates them. She’d like to get closer to Brian, a ghost-hunting techno-wiz, but a lifetime of those she loves getting hurt makes her hold back. Her two roles mesh when, on the trail of a serial firebug, she discovers an arsonist is attempting to use the fires to rouse Sirrush, a supremely powerful elemental, from the salt mine beneath the city of Detroit. Anya must capture the arsonist before Devil’s Night, when the spell will be complete and Sirrush will rise to raze the city.


  1. Hi Doug!

    Sounds like another great book, I put it on my list for 2010. I love psychic abilities, ghosts, hunters!


    Dottie :)

  2. Thanks so much for posting the cover! Hope you enjoy the book when it comes out.

    -Laura Bickle

  3. This sounds like a fun read. Another book to add to my TBR list.

    ~ Popin

  4. Hi Dottie - this one is on my list too - I really like books that come from the Juno imprint.

    Laura thanks for dropping by. Looks like you won the cover lottery. The book sounds intriguing.

    PopinFresh my thoughts too!


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