Cover Reveal! The Guardians Book 1 by Elise Marion

A few weeks back, I finished up the cover for book 1 of the The Guardians series by Elise Marion. This cover was SO much fun to create. It’s bright and full of magic—two of the things I love the most. I also created the logo for the series, which is there above the title on the cover.

The Guardians will be releasing October 31st and Elise will provide pre-order information on her website. You can also follow Elise on Facebook.

Here’s the book’s jacket copy:

In the war between Heaven and Hell, a special race of humans with supernatural abilities will represent the balance between darkness and light. They are known as The Guardians.

Jack Bennett comes from a long line of Guardians, a fact that has been drummed into him since he was a kid. When he and a select group of elite Guardians are called upon by Michael the Archangel to complete a special assignment, Jack gladly accepts. Seven years later, a failing mission and personal losses have left him jaded, bitter and without room for love or relationships in his life.

The past that Addison Monroe is so desperately trying to escape is one she can’t outrun. The darkness inside that causes her to act unpredictably has gone unexplained until now. A woman claiming to be an angel appears with a revelation that will shake Addison to her core. Her dark nature is explained as Addison discovers that she is one of the Nephilim—a child born of a human mother and demon father.

Despite the dark nature she was born with, Addison has been chosen by Heaven for a special purpose. Ten scrolls spelled to open up portals between Hell and Earth … ten demons who are using them to come and go from Earth at will, a violation of the terms set by heaven in the battle for souls … one demon known as the Great Duke of Hell who will stop at nothing to defeat her. Fighting alongside two Guardians, Addison must uncover the legendary Seal of Solomon—a ring that is said to possess the power to destroy demons, and wield it against the enemies of Heaven.

As his task to protect her develops into something more, Jack will find separating his job from his personal life nearly impossible. Ignoring the dangers of becoming too attached, Jack will find that a woman whose very nature should repulse him, might just be his saving grace.

The Fates’ Challenge

Last night, I completed my own Fates’ Challenge…finishing the artwork inspired by the three beautiful actresses cast as The Fates in the new reality show The Quest on ABC Thursday nights at 8pm. If you’re not watching, you’re missing a great show. It’s a fantasy based reality show that pits its challengers, called paladins, against a different challenge each week. The winners move on to next week, but the bottom 3 paladins must then face The Fates and an additional challenge. The winner of that challenge moves on and the final two are then voted on by the remaining paladins. One stays and the other returns to the mundane world.

The paladins are supported by several cast members:

Peter Windhofer as Sir Ansgar, head of the Royal Army
Jan Hutter as Crio the Dreamer, Royal Steward of Castle Saenctum
Marcello de Nardo as the Grand Vizier, the Queen’s Chief Advisor
Susanne Gschwendtner as Queen Ralia XXIII, Protector of Saenctum

The Fates are:
Stephanie Buddenbrock as Karu, The Fate of the Flesh
Florence Kasumba as Talmuh, The Fate of the Earth
Mai Duong Kieu as Solas, The Fate of Light.

I’m NOT a fan of reality tv shows, but this one is really different and so much fun. Check it out!

The important links:
The Quest on ABC
The Quest on Facebook
The Quest on Twitter
The Quest Fates on Twitter
The Quest Army on Facebook/
Renew the Quest Petition