Friday, December 13, 2013

Cover Reveal: AfterLife

Cover Reveal
AfterLife by Zoe Dawson
The Starbuck Chronicles #1
Expected Publication: January 20, 2014
 Cover Design by Jessica Allain
Series Overview
The fine thread between reality and the fantastical has snapped. The mortal and supernatural must learn to co-exist in post-reality Minneapolis/St. Paul where video games leak monsters into the night, demons roam, thirsting for more than just blood, people are not who or what they seem and a diabolical evil plots and plans to devour the world.
Lily Starbuck’s day doesn’t start well with blood on the horizon and a grumpy werewolf who refuses to pay his catering bill. Her day only gets worse when she finds out that her business partner in their catering company has embezzled all their available cash.
Lily can get no answers from her partner when she finds her dead. That’s the least of her worries—her landlord is evicting her, she’s being hounded by the Fairy Dust Administration (FDA) who suspects that her partner was dealing in illegal dust, and Lily’s pissed off their werewolf supplier.
With Lily’s very livelihood in jeopardy, she has no choice but to discover who killed her partner and try to track down the cash. She has only Spocko, a small, wizened gnome with just a bit of gremlin blood in him that makes him cantankerous at best to depend on, but he often goes invisible on her. Clues lead her to an open case being investigated by Otherworld Security (O.S.) and the tough O.S. Warden, shapeshifter, Tam Darkwood. And, at the outset of the investigation, a tiny, mythical fire-breathing, red dragon joins her as her trusty (and opinionated) sidekick, Kindle.
It seems a rogue mage has created a video game that is unwarded and game monsters are being released to terrorize the citizens of the Twin Cities. Trouble is Lily has reason to believe that this mage killed her partner.
The investigation takes an unexpected turn when they are led to influential and powerful Archmage Tarquin Wilding and somehow Lily finds herself embroiled in a sinister shadow Fae plot. With her friends at her side, she tackles dangerous and unpredictable supernaturals and monsters with an “all in a day’s work” attitude.
 About the Author
Zoe Dawson is the alter ego of Karen Anders, award winning, multi-published author. Her writing journey started with poetry and branched out into fiction. With a couple of college English courses under her belt, she penned a historical, then moved onto contemporary romance fiction. Today, she is happy producing romantic suspense, romantic mystery, urban fantasy and paranormal novels. The words feed her soul and the happily ever afters feed her heart.
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My Thoughts: First off I love the little dragon, Kindle on the cover. There is a lot going on in this novel, but the idea that a video game is unleashing monsters upon the world is very frightening. I am always up for a good mystery anytime. Beside I just got to know more about the F.D.A. (Fairy Dust Administration). 

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1 comment:

CYP @ A Bookalicious Story said...

Lily Starbucks...Fairy Dust Administration.. One of my biggest (and maybe a little weird) pet peeve is names!! Most of the time if the names in a book is overly weird or corny-sounding, I'll get seeeeeriously turned off. So....haha not a good first impression for me!

But yes! I love dragons too, and that dragon reminds me of a more lethal Mushu! Haha, the cover is giving off cool vibes though. Great share! :)

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