Sunday, July 20, 2014

Cover Reveal SciFi Romance Mission to Mahjundar

I'm very excited this week to be sharing the cover for my upcoming science fiction romance release MISSION TO MAHJUNDAR!

Fiona Jayde is my cover designer, who helped establish the "brand" look and feel for this series right from the beginning. I usually do some browsing through the stock photos (so much fun to do and SO much more fun than actually writing new words on paper LOL) and send her a few that I like - possible heroes, heroines and settings -  just to show what I'm thinking about. She works her magic and I'm set.

This new book is set in the same Universe as Wreck of the Nebula Dream and Escape From Zulaire, although there's no direct link between the three books. Here's the blurb for this new novel, which should be available August 18th at all the major ebook stores and in paperback (from Amazon only) shortly thereafter:

An attempted assassination left Princess Shalira blind as a child and, now that she’s of marriageable age, her prospects are not good because of her disability. She’s resigned herself to an arranged marriage rather than face life under the thumb of her cold stepmother. But then she meets Mike Varone, a Sectors Special Forces officer sent to Mahjundar by the intergalactic government to retrieve a ship lost in her planet’s mountains. After Mike saves Shalira from another assassination attempt, she arranges for him to escort her across the planet to her future husband. She’s already falling hard for the deadly offworlder and knows she should deny herself the temptation he represents, but taking Mike along to protect her is the only way she’ll live long enough to escape her ruthless stepmother.
Mike, for his part, resists his growing attraction to the princess; he has a mission on this planet and rescuing the vulnerable but brave princess isn’t it. No matter how much he wishes it could be.
But what should have been an easy trek through Mahjundar’s peaceful lands swiftly turns into an ambush with danger around every turn. Shalira’s marriage begins to seem less like an arranged union and more like yet another planned assassination. The more they work together to survive, the harder it becomes to stop themselves from falling in love. Caught in a race against time, can they escape the hostile forces hunting them and make it off the planet?
Can there be a future for a simple soldier and an intergalactic princess?
No preorder buttons, bummer!
In other exciting news, the wonderful Michael Riffle is nearly done with recording the audiobook version of Escape From Zulaire so that should be available in August as well.
I hope your summer is going great!

1 comment:

Diane Burton said...

This sounds intriguing, Veronica. I know you'll tell us when it comes out. Can't wait.