Monday, December 20, 2010

New Cover: The Hour of Dust and Ashes

I can share! Here is the cover for the third Charlie Madigan book. Once again, the art was created by Chris McGrath. And I'm in LOVE with the color. Remember when I said, "Intense"? Was I right or was I right? :D Big, big thanks to my editor, Ed, Chris M, and the Art Dept. at Pocket for creating another great cover for the series! There might be a few minor changes (blurbs, quotes, that sort of thing) but the artwork is done, so sharing is okay. Hope you enjoy!

I'm taking sometime off for the holidays (though I'll be checking in online from time to time), But I want to wish you all a wonderful, wonderful holiday!!! A big mushy thanks to all my readers and friends for making 2010 such an amazing journey. I can't wait to see what 2011 brings.

15 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

I like it :D They did an amazing job

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

LIKE! :) I will have to share this one on the blog. :)

Very nice. You do get very lucky with that artist.

Christopher S. Ledbetter said...

Congrats Kelly! Cover Looks great!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Love and want! Can't wait to read it!

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to you!

Leslee said...

Love it! My fav is still Darkest Edge but this is fabulous!

Kylie Griffin said...

Kelly, what a very nice present to get for Christmas. Love the consistency in the cover content, branding is a wonderful thing.
Merry Christmas to you and your family!

jackie b central texas said...

And I thought book 2 gave me chill bumps, WOW the more I look at the cover the more it gives me chills!

Cover artist rocks again Kelly, nice one!


Have a wonderful Holiday with family and friends and congratulations on the cover for book 3!

jackie >_<

Anne Barton said...

It's so awesome, Kelly! Congrats!

Christie (The Fiction Enthusiast) said...

Intense is right. I love it! Charlie is looking good with her shorter 'do :)

Tez Miller said...

The Better Part of Darkness is still my favourite Charlie cover :-) Must be the ponytail - I can't imagine kicking arse with hair flying all over the place ;-)

Melissa said...

Wow! You have an amazing cover artist! I don't think you will have any problems with cover design as long as he's in your corner:) Love it!

Crystal said...

OMG it is amazing! I am so excited about this book-it can't come quick enough for me.

I have to tell you that when I read the Better Part of Darkness I thought it was a good book, but when I read Darkest Edge of Dawn I was completely blown away! It held my attention sooooo raptly that I couldn't be bothered to put it down even to make dinner. You did an absolutely amazing job and I am breathlessly awaiting The Hour of Dust and Ashes. Congratulations you so richly deserve it!

Larissa {Larissa's Bookish Life} said...

OMG that is a gorgeous cover!!! and we get to see Hank in the back YAY! Thanks for sharing Kelly!

Is it August Yet?? LOL

Kelly Gay said...

Thanks guys! I have a hard time picking a favorite among the three. DEOD is probably my favorite pose and 'look' of 'Charlie'. Though I do love the colors in BPOD and in this new one. I love them all, LOL! :D

Lisa R/alterlisa said...

Great cover. You have some amazing creative people. Can't wait for the book!