Cold Welcome Cover

Posted: August 4th, 2016 under artwork, Cold Welcome, the writing life.
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Cold-Welcome-coverComing in March 2017

So we have a cover now, and there’s supposed to be a live pre-order link on Amazon tomorrow (unless they meant next Friday.)   If you go over to the Universes blog,  you’ll see that the cover doesn’t show immediately because–to my surprise–that theme won’t let me post an image at the top of a post, and even when the post is re-ordered to put it below the cut, it shrinks it.  I may have to find a new theme, but I love the banner image as it is, and don’t have time to go through the thousands of WP themes to find one with the same size space for it.    The little gold-red streaks on the cover image are wind-blown sparks.

Cold Welcome copy edits will ship back to publisher tomorrow.   Then it’s full attention on the new new book for which no title has yet shown up in my head.   It’s the sequel to this one.

So…where is Ky Vatta and what is happening?   The incident shown on the cover isn’t actually in the story proper, but the feel of what’s happening is.   This is not the homecoming Ky anticipated.  (It’s not home, for one thing.)   She’s not eager to come home, since home was obliterated in an attack, along with her siblings and parents, but this…is definitely not the kind of trouble she was thinking of.   She faces challenges unlike anything she’s done before, and the experience she’s accumulated isn’t the experience she needs.

Unless she can dig deeper into her past and herself.


  • Comment by Kaye M — August 5, 2016 @ 12:20 am


    I’m excited! It’s been literally years since I read the Vatta stories, but I think they will come back to me.

  • Comment by Eowyn — August 5, 2016 @ 7:01 am


    Squee. DH & I both just finished Victory Conditions (first time through the series for him, 2nd for me). Thank you for sharing the world with us.

  • Comment by Susan — August 5, 2016 @ 10:38 pm


    I guess it’s time to start my re-read of the previous books! I do wish they’d used Lana’s picture of Ky, though. I like it much better!

  • Comment by Arthur — August 29, 2016 @ 4:18 am


    Looks like sparks, or electric light of a particular kind. Strange.

  • Comment by elizabeth — August 29, 2016 @ 7:23 am


    They’re sparks blowing in the wind.

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