Beast of Maug Maurai – Book 3 Cover Reveal

***Quick important note: I will be raising the price of Stars and Graves to $3.99 after it goes off pre-order. The book is twice as long as the first two and took twice as much work to edit, and I believe is better suited at the higher price point. But if you pre-order it, you will get it at the $2.99 price. That is all.***

After ten years of on-again, off-again work, I have just uploaded the final volume for The Beast of Maug Maurai. For some inexplicable robot-reasons, Amazon’s publishing engine needs until March 10 to release the book from pre-order status. So we should all just stare at the pre-order page until Amazon gets uncomfortable and just releases the thing.

Until then, I am uploading the cover (WordPress won’t let me add a drumroll MP3). Also, in case you missed it, I have posted an excerpt here.

Some of you might notice a bit of a deviation from the previous two covers. There are a few different reasons for that, not the least of which is simply my desire to put up a really catchy cover, with more fantasy street cred and a bit of punch-you-in-the-stomach oomph. Another reason was the fact that book 3 is all about the Beast, really. I don’t have the illustrating chops to do justice to the Beast, so I figured I would show the same snippet of forest that is on the first two covers, reflected in the eye of the monster. I also changed the typography. I have never been very happy with the type on the first two covers. It’s a remnant of my corporate design background, and it just doesn’t pop with the fantasy jazz-hands that I was looking for. Hopefully this new typography will attract more fantasy readers. Eventually I’ll change the type on the first two covers as well.

I will talk more about the completion of The Beast of Maug Maurai in a later post. Until then, enjoy the cover and thank you, as always, for your wonderful support.

2 thoughts on “Beast of Maug Maurai – Book 3 Cover Reveal

  1. LOVE the cover!! Just sorry there wasn’t room to include the Beast’s jazz-hands. Now that woulda popped! So glad this is finally coming out- been too long bud! Your action sequences are the most tightly written, your fantasy is the most creative yet believable and your humor is choke on my beverage funny. In short, it’s time you dropped your personal aversion to cloning and get yourselves writing more! Someone has to dilute the drivel that passes for much action fantasy out there. Congrats on finishing this series. Takes one to know one- you’re a Beast!

    • Hi Scott. Really glad you like the cover, and am all glowing with your comments. I tried cloning once, but all I could get was a sheep that could type. Hope you enjoy Stars and Graves!

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