Monday, November 9, 2009

Cover Art - "Unholy Ghosts" by Stacia Kane

I was a little premature showing off the re-designed cover on Saturday for Stacia Kane's Unholy Ghosts, the first book in her new Chess Putnam series. Apparently the publisher says it is good to go now. You can see the original cover here and read an excerpt here. The book is due for release in the US in June 2010 to be followed by Unholy Magic and City of Ghosts on successive months. Got to love new series that are launched back to back with little or no wait between books.


The world is not the way it was. The dead have risen and constantly attack the living. The powerful Church of Real Truth, in charge since the government fell, has sworn to reimburse citizens being harassed by the deceased. Consequently, there are many false claims of hauntings from those hoping to profit. Enter Chess Putnam, a fully-tattooed witch and freewheeling Debunker and ghost hunter. She’s got a real talent for nailing the human liars or banishing the wicked dead. But she’s keeping a dark secret from the Church: a little drug problem that’s landed her in hot and dangerous water.

Chess owes a murderous drug lord named Bump a lot of money. And Bump wants immediate payback. All Chess has to do is dispatch a very nasty species of undead from an old airport. But the job involves black magic, human sacrifice, a nefarious demonic creature, and crossing swords with enough wicked energy to wipe out a city of souls. Toss in lust with a rival gang leader and a dangerous attraction to Bump’s ruthless enforcer, and Chess begins to wonder if the rush is really worth it. Hell, yeah.


  1. I love that cover, although I liked the first one too. Plus the story sounds interesting too.

  2. Both covers are awesome but I seriously love this one!

  3. The other cover was nice but I really love this one...There are so many tatooed people on the covers lately and I LOVE it! This sounds like a real interesting story...something different!

  4. This sounds like a good series.

    And I agree with you about the releasing the sequels "back to back". I really had to wait for them...

    Tracey D

  5. Cover got my attention but the blurb did it for me.

    Wendy I agree with you and Kay. I think they're both good but the newer is stronger.

    Kris any book blurb that uses the word 'nefarious' has my attention.

    Tracey I'll probably wait to read this one once all three books are sitting on my shelf so I can consume them in a gulp :)

  6. Wow, this cover looks so cool! The female on it really has an android like look doesn't it? Still amazing though

  7. chichaihana there is certainly something 'otherworldly' about her. Nice cover though!

    Lady_tink it seems to be the new style - kind of a House of Night derivative.


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