Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Last Bastion of the Living Full Cover Wrap Reveal - And Details on the Release

Full Cover Wrap

Yesterday was the big cover reveal for THE LAST BASTION Of THE LIVING at numerous blogs.  It was hosted by The Bookish Brunette for Zombie Craze.  The feedback on twitter, the blogs, facebook, goodreads, and in messages has been very positive.  I'm so glad you love it as much as I do!

Above is the full cover wrap for the book.  We have yet to put the final text on the back cover, but you can see how amazing this book is going to look.  It's beautiful!  Claudia McKinney did such a great job and I feel this artwork really captures the power of Maria Martinez, my protagonist.  A few people have compared it to Underworld, but that is inevitable when you have a bad ass brunette in a leather armor catsuit. Personally, I would love it if readers come away from the book feeling that Maria is as much of a bad ass as Selene.  Vanguard Maria Martinez is one of my favorite characters to date. I love her. She is such a strong, competent woman.  I can't wait to share her with you.

Front Cover
Meanwhile, the book is in its final editing stage.  It's on target for release on June 12, 2012.

There is NO PRE-ORDER on this novel. Sadly, that option is not available to Indie Authors at this time. Hopefully, this will change in the future.  The book will be available in both paperback and in ebook formats.

We may have it be a Kindle exclusive for 3 months.  My husband and I are weighing the pros and cons.  Nook sales are significantly less than Kindle sales and we're are interested in the Kindle library (which means the book ends up exclusive to Kindle).  I'll keep you posted.

The book will also be available on my online store. You will be able to buy autographed copies.  We are also setting up a Cafe Express shop where you can order items with the cover image.  I will keep you posted on that as well.

There will be a blog tour from June 11 to July 7.  There will be a major giveaway, so keep your eyes peeled.  There may even be a chance to win the book BEFORE the release date if we can sort out all the details.

Please remember to add it to your goodreads "to read" list.

I have been asked a certain question various times now, so here is the answer:
This book is NOT associated in anyway, shape or form with the AS THE WORLD DIES zombie trilogy (or Untold Tales) universe.  It is a separate universe with a completely different type of zombie and history.

Drop by Zombie Craze at the Bookish Brunette to enter to win tons of great zombie stuff.

 The bookish brunette


  1. You know I didn't associate the cover with Underworld at all, course now I see it but the thought never occurred to me on first glance.

  2. @Kristin,

    Same here. Not until people made comments about Selene did I see any kind of similarity at all. They are both brunette in leather catsuits, but that's about it. :)

  3. This is a killer cover! Congrats! Looking forward to reading this . . . although it looks like I might need to get a kindle STAT. I tried to buy your second volume of Untold Tales on Nook, but it's not listed there yet. :(

  4. Camille,

    You can buy the Nook version at smashwords. I have no idea why it's taking so long for it to list on Nook.



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