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It’s the cover image for my upcoming novel Redlaw, and it is, I think you’ll agree, awesomely awesome in its awesomeness.

The artist responsible is Clint Langley, as I mentioned in my last post, and I think he’s done an unbelievable job.  In fact, I like this image so much I’ve set it as the desktop background on my computer.  That way it glares at me sinisterly and redly every time I switch the machine on.

When I said “upcoming” above, what I of course meant was “as yet unwritten”.  I’m planning to start work on the book next month, and with luck will have a finished first draft ready by the end of the year.

What this picture does, apart from induce drooling and cause me to become ever so slightly aroused, is make me want to turn in the best damn novel I can manage.  If the contents of the book can match the jacket, or even come close, then I shall be a very happy camper indeed.

Redlaw’s a vampire cop, by the way.  That’s a cop who deals with vampires, not a cop who is a vampire himself.  The bloody-fanged fellow emerging from his coat, and the hoodie types below, are the vampires.  And the bad guys.

 Or … (pauses for effect) … are they?

3 Responses to “Redlaw Cover Image”

  1. Nick Sharps says:

    That is simply one of the most beautiful covers I have ever seen..I’m pretty sure Clint does artwork for Warhammer 40k too. This is phenomenal, I can’t wait for the book.

  2. James says:

    I didn’t know about his Warhammer stuff. I’ve seen (and greatly admired) the covers he’s been doing for Marvel lately, including the Annihilation: Conquest series and the new Guardians of the Galaxy comic. What I like about his work so much is the drama and the depth of swirling detail.

  3. Nick Sharps says:

    It really sets an impressive tone for the novel.

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