Saturday, September 22, 2012

Spotted in the Wild: 3 Covers for A GALACTIC HOLIDAY Anthology!

Anna Hackett, Sasha Summers and I are so jazzed, y'all.  All three covers for Carina Press's sci-fi holiday anthology, A GALACTIC HOLIDAY are officially here!  First up--Sasha Summers' stunning cover for GALILEO'S HOLIDAY:


Here's the blurb, straight from Sasha's website:

Galileo’s Holiday Blurb:
Ice miner Riley works alone in the depths of space, and that’s the way she likes it. She’s proud of her independence, and when her ship gets destroyed by raiders on the icy surface of Galileo, she’s not sure she wants to rely on rakish trader Leo and the kindness of a band of settlers to survive.
Despite her attempts to keep her distance, it’s not long before Riley warms to the family atmosphere of the settlers’ station. As Galileo’s Holiday approaches and she develops feelings for the handsome, charming Leo, she questions whether she really wants to remain alone.
But Leo is hiding cargo the raiders want, and when they come back for it, everyone on the small station is in danger. Riley will risk anything to protect her new friends—because if the raiders succeed, the choice between Leo and a life alone won’t be Riley’s to make.

(Don't forget, Galileo's Holiday releases December 3rd.  Mark your calendars!)

Next up--Anna Hackett's cover for WINTER FUSION!


I love this cover so much.  The terrain looks icy, but the passion looks HOT!

I was able to find the brief summary of this romantic sci-fi novella from the A GALACTIC HOLIDAY anthology's back-cover copy:

 two hard-headed negotiators put their differences aside to evade an assassin and save their planets

Sounds highly intriguing, yes?  Can't wait to read it as soon as it comes out on December 3rd!

And last but not least, my cover for HOW THE GLITCH SAVED CHRISTMAS, which you've already seen, so this is no biggie. :P

Reina Vedette chose principle over position when the Chicago police department ordered her to accept performance-enhancing body modifications or lose her rank. Demoted to a level one detective, Reina’s stuck chasing a bizarre, Grinch-in-reverse break-in case with fiery bod-mod enthusiast and level five top detective Edison Wicke.

Wicke has had his eye on Reina for ages, and as the two of them hunt down the benevolent burglar, they take turns warming each other with body heat in the subzero Chicago winter. Despite professional friction and their opposing views on bod-modding, Reina soon has to admit that she and Wicke are perfect for each other.

 But when they track down their philanthropic quarry on Christmas Day, an unexpected glitch in a homemade android brings out Reina’s emotional side, and she and Wicke must decide whether love between a Neo-Luddite and a "walking toaster" is a gift that either of them can give.

(TRUEFAX: This novella, 34K in length, gushed out in 18 days.  Crazy, huh?)

One last note -- we're still missing the anthology cover itself, so there's one more unveiling to go.  I just couldn't wait. At last, all three covers have now been offically seen in the wild!  The only thing that could top this epicness is a picture of Sasquatch. :D


  1. Wow. Those are all awesome covers. And the blurbs are enticing. I looking forward to December now.


    1. Donna--thank you! They are pretty, aren't they? I know I'm looking forward to reading the stories from my antho sisters. :)

  2. Hmm, so I scrolling through the side bar, and I see Crime Wave in a Corset. That has got to be just about the most intriguing title, and appropriate cover for what comes to mind with the title. I had to buy it. I don't know when I'll get time to read it, but it that concept will bug me til I do :)

    Well done.


    1. Wow, thank you so much! I'm very lucky to have a publisher who "gets" me (and my quirky sense of humor, haha). I worried that both CRIME WAVE and GLITCH were too long and inappropriate as titles, but luckily my editor (Angela James) loved them both. *whew!*

      Thanks again for taking an interest in CRIME WAVE IN A CORSET--that made my day! :D