Like it? Because I sure do. It was created by Stephanie Mooney, a fellow aspiring writer who has a side-business designing covers for independent authors. I think this is some of her best work, if I do say so myself. It's simple and uncluttered, yet it catches the eye. And it remains legible whether it's seen full-size, or shrunk to thumbnail size.
Want more? Okay, here's the blurb:
Talia Thornwood's life ended one year ago, when she became a werewolf. She survived the attack, and the horrifying transformation a month later, but the life she has now is barely worth living. She lurks about in a filthy, run-down house, with too many werewolves crammed into too small a space. Every day is a struggle against the stress of human contact, the romantic prodding of her obnoxious packmate Pierce, and the gnawing hunger for flesh in her soul.
She's all but resigned herself to a dreary existence on the margins of society when she meets Corwin. Corwin is a werewolf like none other. He walks among humans as if it was nothing, and can keep his wolf under control even when the moon is full. Talia's mind is suddenly opened to the possibilities before her, and the realization of how little she really knows about lycanthropy.
Corwin claims that he can teach her how to cope as he does, even how to transcend her affliction. But it will not be easy. It is a hard education that requires her to question everything her pack taught her, and confront exactly what she has become. And, more amazingly, what she never stopped being.
Bonds of Fenris is a paranormal novel by S.J. Bell, due to be released through Smashwords on May 7, 2012. Visit the author's website at http://wolfmanbell.blogspot.com . Cover art is by the delightful Stephanie Mooney, at http://www.stephaniemooney.net/ .
And one more thing. As a new author, I of course have to try very hard to make my voice heard, and there's a limit to what I can do alone. I've been working on Bonds of Fenris for a long time, and I'm confident it's the best it can be, and I want to get the message out there. Therefore, any book blogger who wants an ARC of my book to review may request one from me by e-mail. Likewise, anyone who wants to help cross-promote with a guest post, giveaway, interview, or whatever, just drop me a line. You'll find my address over in the left sidebar.
And with this, the two-month lead-up to release begins. If you'll excuse me, I've got a few guest posts to get to work on.