Cover Reveal: Ashes on the Waves

Ashes on the Waves by Mary Lindsey

Coming Summer 2013


There is nothing quite like having an absolutely amazing book enveloped by an equally gorgeous cover. And I am so incredibly thrilled to be able to reveal this stunning cover for Mary Lindsey’s ASHES ON THE WAVES here on the blog tonight.

The artist, Nekro, could not have done a better job in capturing the spirit of the book in his creation. From the character’s upturned face into the rain, to the balance of dark and light to its overall haunting beauty, it is the perfect introduction to this dark, gothic tale.

While I am so privileged to get the chance to reveal the cover here on the blog tonight, the artist will be revealing his original artwork, which is just a bit different, tomorrow. Whether it’s on his website, tumblr or facebook, I do not know. But keep an eye on both author Mary Lindsey and artist Nekro’s tweets, because you won’t want to miss it!


My Thoughts

I love everything about this cover, from the fonts to the colors to the model’s pose to the tagline. Everything. There’s not one thing I do not love. I love how she appears to be breaking free from the crest of the wave and how the tilt of the font follows both the wave and the line of her body.

I love how the clouds break to allow light through to give a peek at the home in the background, but that it’s still nestled in the fog, lending it an air of mystery.

And I love the balance of light and dark from both the waves and sky.

I could go on and on about all the delicate touches and beautiful details that capture my eye, but then this post would be endless.

But before I go I will just say again how perfect this cover is for the story. Which is so amazing that I think I’m going to have to read it again tonight.


About the Book

Liam MacGregor is cursed. Haunted by the wails of fantastical Bean Sidhes and labeled a demon by the villagers of Dòchas, Liam has accepted that things will never get better for him—until a wealthy heiress named Annabel Leighton arrives on the island and Liam’s fate is changed forever.

With Anna, Liam finally finds the happiness he has always been denied; but, the violent, mythical Otherworlders, who inhabit the island and the sea around it, have other plans. They make a wager on the couple’s love, testing its strength through a series of cruel obstacles. But the tragedies draw Liam and Anna even closer.  Frustrated, the creatures put the couple through one last trial—and this time it’s not only their love that’s in danger of being destroyed.

Based on Edgar Allan Poe’s chilling poem Annabel Lee, Mary Lindsey creates a frighteningly beautiful gothic novel that glorifies the power of true love.



About the Author

Mary’s writing is a natural expression of her love of reading and a fascination with the flexibility of the human imagination. Books make the impossible possible.

Prior to attending University of Houston Law School, Mary received a B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Drama from the University of Houston. She has taught drama and playwriting in a large public high school and English in a private school. Currently, Mary teaches acting to children and teens at a private studio in Houston, Texas.

Mary lives in Houston with her husband, three kids, two dogs, her daughter’s pet rats, an Australian Bearded Dragon and dozens of Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches. (The roaches are long story—don’t ask.)


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