Today’s the day! The day I reveal the official cover for Oracle, something I’ve been itching to do since the moment we finalised the design!
Permission to squee!
And true to the book’s genre, I’m holding a Mystery Tour to celebrate! Join in the sleuthing, and you’ll be in with the chance to win a $20 AMAZON GIFT CARD!
*EDIT: To sweeten the deal, I’m also giving away 5 additional prize bundles comprising Oracle swag: bookmarks, postcards and a magnet! (You may have to be patient in receiving these prizes as I’m still waiting for the printers to get them to me!)
But first, if I keep this to myself any longer I’m going to burst! So here it is, the official cover and blurb for Oracle, courtesy of the talented people at J. Taylor Publishing:
As the countdown begins, the body count rises.
With London gearing up to host the Olympics, the city doesn’t need a serial killer stalking the streets. They’ve got one anyway.
Leaving a trail of brutal and bizarre murders, the police are no closer to finding their latest murderer than Detective Inspector Kurt Lancer is in finding a solution for his daughter’s disability.
Thrust into the pressure cooker of a high profile case, the struggling single parent is wound tight as he tries to balance care of his own family with the safety of a growing population of potential next victims.
One of whom could be his own daughter.
Fingers point in every direction as the public relations nightmare grows, and Lancer’s only answer comes in the form of a single oak leaf left at each crime scene.
Oracle will be available both in print and in e-book form on July 30th, 2012!
I’m so excited!
Now, this wouldn’t be a Mystery Tour without a mystery … and a tour. 14 of my wonderful blogger buddies from around the world have agreed to publicise my official cover release on their blogs:
Here comes the mystery bit: two of these bloggers have committed heinous literary crimes! <gasp!>
Don’t blame them! After all, I am the criminal mastermind here. So what bookish travesties have they committed?
Mystery #1: The Case of the Doctored Cover
One blogger has posted a forged version of the book cover, which is ever so slightly different from the genuine one! Can you spot the forgery?
Mystery #2: The Case of Mistaken Identity
Another blogger has posted a counterfeit blurb, one where the name of my protagonist has been changed!
The big question, of course, is…
That, my dear readers, is a job for you!
Head on over to the blogs of my fellow Mystery Tour hosts, and once you find the culprits, close the case by filing your report with the Rafflecopter authorities below!
One lucky Sherlock will win an Amazon gift card worth $20!
The contest will run till Friday 27th January, and I will announce a winner on Saturday.
So whaddaya waitin’ for? Get out that deerstalker hat, smoking pipe and magnifying glass, and start sleuthing!