I am a sucker for beautiful book covers (Why yes, I do judge a book by its cover) so when I saw the cover for Kate Danley's fantasy novel Queen Mab in one of my newsletters this morning, I immediately clicked on the link. I looked her up and realized that this is a woman whose books I need to read NOW. (On her Amazon author page she includes the information that she went on Hollywood Squares and lost.) You can just tell she doesn't take herself too seriously despite her impressive credentials.
Queen Mab has garnered a slew of awards and when I went Googling around looking for information on it, I discovered that it has gone through three covers. The crown/arrow one here is the most recent but she's also tried out several others, including one that (sorry Kate) looks like every cover of a paranormal romance ever created with a stock photo. (I use stock photos and illustrators myself. So do we all. But that cover did not POP. Not the way the other two did.)
So, I CANNOT wait to read this book. Has anyone else read it? If you want to know more about Kate and her books, check out her website here. You can also follow her on Twitter (@katedanley) or find her on Facebook.