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Cover Art Weekend Blog Hop

 

This is a fun new meme I just came across, that is open for the weekends, Friday – Monday and is sure to brighten up your day,

The old saying goes ‘You should never judge a book by its cover’, but this meme is designed to do just that, but just for fun!!

It has been started by Yvonne, over at ‘Socrates’ Book Review Blog’

Yvonne Says…

“This is a brand new meme to display all those beautiful, funny, crazy and even those that make you think book covers you come across each week. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I love looking at different book covers. You may not be able to judge a book by its cover, but they are sure fun to look at.”

For my entry this week, I thought that I would use the final cover art for the great new Layton Green book ‘The Egyptian’. The book is not due for release until August 27th 2011, when Layton will be having a special offer event on both ‘The Egyptian’ and his previous, debut novel ‘The Summoner’.

The final cover art was only sent across to me earlier today, to replace  the first pass cover art that I have been using to promote the book to date. I think that you will agree that the new art is quite alluring and intriguing and to my mind is much more in keeping with the storyline of the book.

At a mausoleum in Cairo’s most notorious cemetery, a mercenary receives a package containing a silver test tube suspended in hydraulic stasis.

An investigative reporter tracking rogue biomedical companies is terrified by the appearance of a mummified man outside her Manhattan apartment.

A Bulgarian scientist who dabbles in the occult makes a startling discovery in his underground laboratory.

These seemingly separate events collide when Dominic Grey and Viktor Radek, private investigators of cults, are hired by the CEO of an Egyptian biomedical firm to locate stolen research integral to the company’s new life extension product.  However, after witnessing the slaughter of a team of scientists by the remnants of a dangerous cult thought long abandoned, Grey and Viktor turn from pursuers to pursued.

From the gleaming corridors of visionary laboratories to the cobblestone alleys of Eastern Europe to a lost oasis in the Sahara, Grey and Viktor must sift through science and myth to uncover the truth behind the Egyptian and his sinister biotech – before that truth kills them.


 


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Yvonne

I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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8 comments
    • Hi Ann,

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving comment. It is always great to ‘meet’ someone new and I love to receive all comments.

      The new cover art is 100% better than the old and does the book justice perfectly.

      The book was fantastic and my review is all ready to go, but Layton hasn’t given the okay for it to be published yet, as he wants the reviews to coincide with the special offer launch deal.

    • Hi Vicki,

      The book is quite disturbing and violent in places and Layton has researched the scientific aspects well, so the plot is quite detailed.

      Personally, I love the style, but then I will read just about any genre, with perhaps the exception of fantasy/sci-fi.

      Sorry ‘The Egyptian’ is not your style of writing, but thanks for stopping by, I appreciate the feedback on the cover art.

  • Hi Yvonne! I just received this one too. It’s really an interesting cover. I love the first book The Summoner and I’m looking forward to reading this one too.

    Thanks for participating!

    • Hi Yvonne,

      If you like ‘The Summoner’, you are sure to enjoy ‘The Egyptian’ as well.

      The format is pretty much set, now that the character of Dominic Grey is fleshing out and taking on a life and personality of his own.

      The plot is just as explosive, terrifying and controversial, so you are all set for a great experience.

      Enjoy!

    • Hi Kathy,

      The green pool is quite significant in the storyline, but I do agree, that by introducing it to the front cover, it does bring things to life rather.

      Thnaks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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