Thursday, January 21, 2010

Book Cover & Promo - Waking the Witch

The new novel in Kelley Armstrong's bestselling Women of the Otherworld series showcases the fascinating Savannah Levine, a powerful young witch with a rebellious past and a troublesome heritage.

The orphaned daughter of a sorcerer and a half-demon, Savannah is a terrifyingly powerful young witch who has never been able to resist the chance to throw her magical weight around. But at twenty-one she knows she needs to grow up and prove to her guardians, Paige and Lucas, that she can be a responsible member of their supernatural detective agency. So she jumps at the chance to fly solo, investigating the mysterious deaths of three young women in a nearby factory town, as a favour to one of the agency's associates. At first glance, the murders look garden-variety human, but on closer inspection signs point to otherworldly stakes.

Soon Savannah is in over her head. She's run off the road and nearly killed, haunted by a mystery stalker and freaked out when the brother of one of the dead women is murdered when he tries to investigate the crime. To complicate things, something weird is happening to her powers. Pitted against shamans, demons, a voodoo-inflected cult and garden-variety goons, Savannah has to fight to ensure her first case isn't her last. And she also has to ask for help, perhaps the hardest lesson she's ever had to learn.

This is the 11th book in the Women of the Otherworld series - due out August 3, 2010.

The cover on the left is the UK version and the cover on the right is the US version - which one do you like the best?



Kindle Vixen said...

ooh I haven't seen this cover yet! Where is it from? Its very different from the US cover!

Blodeuedd said...

Is that the Uk cocer, they always look so different.

Dunno, since I am a huge Elena Clay fan ;)

Michelle G said...

Hi ladies,

It is showing US cover and hardback edition. :) I thought it was very different from the others as well - with a 'real' person on the cover.


Anna said...

I'm look forward to this one too. Not a fan of this UK cover though. You can see the US cover here:

Danielle87 said...

I always prefer the UK covers to the US. I don't know why the marketing is so vastly different - US covers always look a little like movie posters, but UK covers are so elegant and sophisticated.

I am really looking forward to this book! Savannah's been on the sidelines for a while now, I think she's going to make an awesome protagonist.

jacabur1 said...

If this is to portray Savannah than terrifyingly powerful describes the cover shot on the book, it also looks like a spooky still shot from the movie "Descent" when one of the women fell in water and then mud and came out looking just like the girls used for Waking the Witch photo cover. I am so looking forward to the story though so will overlook the slightly icky to me picture on the front.
Thanks Michelle for sharing!

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