Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Cover Art Magic ~ Mooncusser Cove

Hi Title Magicians and all magicians, cover art magic continues. Today, my guest blogger, Darragha Foster, Liquid Silver author, couldn't be with us. Family always comes first! So, I thought I would present one of her covers because, for one thing it's entered in the Cover Cafe's cover art contest ~ ~ and for another thing I think it's absolutely dreamy beautiful. And yes, I spent time voting in all the different categories, which was a blast. Especially the Worst Cover entries.

Beware before you read the blurbage this story. And unglue those eyeballs if you're under 18.

Mooncusser Cove ~ available from Liquid Silver Books ~ ~
Darragha Foster
ISBN 978-1-59578-383-7
Born in 1864 to a wealthy coastal family, Vesper Highgate-Adaire was well on her way to becoming a first-rate stripper just like her mother. A stripper of boots and brass off the bodies of wrecked sailors, in accordance with family traditions—the traditions of the Mooncusser clan. Traditions that changed after the wrecking of a ship befouled by an accursed sea captain—who in his twisted rage, shared his curse with the clan.
They became Shadow Lovers, the lot of them, for all time, cursed to feed upon those energies best expended only between husband and wife. Or upon blood. And only on the dark of the moon.
Forced to leave their beloved beach so as not to saturate the land with their poison, only Vesper remained behind to care for the family estate, and wait for the unholy captain’s return.
But time and tide and the feverish nightmares left behind in her victims after her embrace do not wait for dark nights to move in their unstoppable, mysterious ways. A juggernaut of hellish proportions is coming to the beach—and there’s only one way to stop it. Hard-headed and proud, Vesper won’t accept that fact. She’d rather die fighting than flee and live. Good thing the only person alive able to control a Mooncusser’s daughter has returned to the cove. And his blood-ties to the beach are just as thick as hers.
Mooncusser Cove -- a modern day retelling of Frankenstein with a Brigadoon twist. Ghost ships! Curses! Land pirates! Vampires who feed on sexual energy! The persecution of witches! Just another day at Vespers by the Sea bed-and-breakfast at Mooncusser Cove.


Mel Hiers said...

Another beautiful cover! I haven't heard of the Cover Cafe's contest. Well, not 'till today. I'll have to hop over and take a peek. :-)

Anitra Lynn McLeod said...

That is a stunning cover!

And darn you, Sav, for posting about that contest--I was going to mention that in my upcoming post. :) Oh well, I'll find something else.

Savanna Kougar said...

Oh no! I am so sorry, Anitra. I didn't about it until I saw it on the Liquid Silver forum.

Mel, it was fun voting, in part, because of the way they have it set up. Beautiful presentations of the covers.

Anitra, I'm sure you can present a more detailed blog, or some aspect I didn't mention. Sorry again!

Anitra Lynn McLeod said...

LOL! Oh, sweety, it's no big deal. :) I just wanted the power of the BIG REVEAL since I didn't think many here knew about that contest. That you beat me to it is nothing but coincidence and really quite funny.

I've participated every year since about 2001. Now, just so there are no questions--I think some covers are just horrible but that never stops me from reading those books. I always feel deeply for an author that got some hideous cover that is weird, strange, defies the laws of gravity or defies any type of logic--it's not the author's fault.

Some of my favorite books have terrible cover art but I still think those books rock! :)

Helen Scott Taylor said...

Wow, this is a beautiful cover. Love the color and the whole feel it evokes.