Friday, May 11, 2012


My futuristic zombie novel, THE LAST BASTION OF THE LIVING, will be available on June 12, 2012, but today is the cover reveal hosted by The Bookish Brunette for Zombie Craze.

I'm so excited to share this beautiful artwork with you. The cover artist is Claudia McKinney of Phat Puppy Creations.  The typography was done by The Bookish Brunette Designs.

Check out the new cover by visiting Zombie Craze by clicking on the image below!

 The bookish brunette

Claudia does such amazing work. Usually her artwork is very dreamy or gothic. For THE LAST BASTION OF THE LIVING, she pulls out the dystopian card in a BIG way.  It's absolutely awesome.

To see more of Claudia's amazing work, click the image below:

I would also like to thank all the bloggers participating in the cover reveal today.  All of them will also be participating in the THE LAST BASTION OF THE LIVING Blog Tour in June.

Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Reviews (with an exclusive interview with the cover artist!)
Badass Book Reviews (reveal on Saturday 5/12)

Don't forget to add THE LAST BASTION OF THE LIVING to your "to read" list on goodreads.

The Bastion was humanity’s last hope against the fearsome undead creatures known as the Inferi Scourge. A fortified city with a high wall, surrounded by lush land rich with all the resources needed to survive, protected by high mountain summits, and a massive gate to secure the only pass into the valley, the Bastion became the last stronghold of the living on earth. But one fateful day, the gate failed and the Inferi Scourge destroyed the human settlements outside the walls and trapped the survivors inside the city. Now decades later, the last remaining humans are struggling to survive in a dying city as resources and hope dwindle.
Vanguard Maria Martinez has lived her whole life within the towering walls of steel. She yearns for a life away from the overcrowded streets, rolling blackouts, and food shortages, but there is no hope for anyone as long as the Inferi Scourge howl outside the high walls. Her only refuge from the daily grind is in the arms of her lover, Dwayne Reichardt, an officer in the Bastion Constabulary. Both are highly-decorated veterans of the last disastrous push against the Inferi Scourge. Their secret affair is her only happiness.
Then one day Maria is summoned to meet with a mysterious representative from the Science Warfare Division and is offered the opportunity to finally destroy the Inferi Scourge in the valley and close the gate. The rewards of success are great, but she will have to sacrifice everything, possibly even her life, to accomplish the ultimate goal of securing the future of humanity and saving it from extinction.

So what do you think of the new cover?


  1. AMAZING COVER! I keep teasing Hubbs with it! LOL! Book is starting off really good, too!

  2. The beginning of the book is pretty epic. It took a few days to get that scene down perfectly. :)

  3. Am getting this the day it becomes available. The cover is awesome, kind of reminds me of Kate Beckinsale in Underworld.

  4. Trying to keep my cool, but I'm excited as all hell. ^__^ Can't wait for this to come out; right up my zombie-tale, badass-lovin alley. ^_^

  5. @Anon,

    A tough ass chick in leather, oh, yeah. :)


    I hope you love it! I had a blast writing this.


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