Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Cover Reveal for Twisted Miracles!

I'm so thrilled to share the cover for my upcoming full-length debut! Twisted Miracles, the first novel in my new urban fantasy series, comes out on April 7th from Carina Press, and now it has a lovely face to show to the world:

There's so much I love about this cover. First, do you see all the leather?


I have nothing against leather-wearing urban fantasy heroines. Lord knows we need them to kick some serious demon/vampire/alien/shapeshifter ass from time to time, and I love watching them do it. But the closest Cass has been to a pair of leather pants is giving side-eye to a mannequin while walking by an overpriced designer boutique.

I also love her pose. I'd wager there's a less than ten percent chance Jim Hines would dislocate a shoulder getting into it.

The background is a shot of the New Orleans French Quarter, where a large portion of the book is set. See the wrought iron balcony? I've walked past similar buildings hundreds of times, and so has Cass. The Quarter really can look a little otherworldly at night, and I think the dark, gritty feel of this scene conveys the mood of the book very well.

Finally, there are a couple of subtle details in this cover that hint at some of Cass's extraordinary powers. You might have to read the book to spot them, but... any guesses?

Here's the official blurb:

Cass Weatherfield’s powers come with a deadly price. 
Cass knows it was her telekinetic gift that killed a college classmate five years back, even if no one else believes her. She’s lived in hiding from her fellow shadowminds ever since, plagued by guilt and suppressing her abilities with sedatives. Until the night her past walks back into her life in the form of sexy Shane Tanner, the ex-boyfriend who trained her…and the one she left without saying goodbye.
When Shane tells her that his twin sister, Mina—Cass’s childhood friend—is missing, Cass vows to help, which means returning to New Orleans to use her dangerous skills in the search. But finding Mina only leads to darker questions. As Cass and Shane race to learn who is targeting shadowminds, they find themselves drawn to each other, body and soul. Just as their powerful intimacy reignites, events take a terrifying turn, and Cass realizes that to save the people she loves, she must embrace the powers that ruined her life. 

If you're so inclined, you can read the first two chapters here, add the book to your Goodreads shelf here, or pre-order it here (Amazon | B&N).


  1. Awesome cover! I love how she looks normal. Subtle details that hint at her power, hmmm. Having stared at it a while my only guess is the brightness of the lights, which are oddly not in the lanterns. Also I'm wondering what that whoosh thing is in the top left corner. Maybe that's something too.

    Looking forward to picking this up! Pre-ordered. :)

    1. Yay! Thanks for the pre-order! (And for stopping by. Hi!)

      (And GOOD SPOT on the lights! I admit I didn't not even notice that the lanterns are dark, but the lights are definitely A Thing. The whoosh thing is the publisher's logo :)

  2. I'm seeing the transparency of her leg. I'm guessing either 1) a ghost ...or... B) astral projection ...or... 3) she can phase through solid objects.

    1. Good eye & good guesses! She's not a ghost, but the other two are close... :)

  3. She has invisible powers! Or chameleon powers! :P Spooky cool cover.

    1. Hmm... good guesses! Close... :)

      And thanks--I like it to. The team at Carina did a great job.

  4. Yay! I really can't wait to read this book (esp. since I got to read book 2 first!). This cover does a great job capturing the feel of your series! Congrats!