Friday, July 17, 2009

UnderCover Friday - Virginia Kantra

Yasmine Galenorn's fantastic books first caught my eye because of the gorgeous covers. Through her blog I discovered that the cover artist for some of my favorite covers is Tony Mauro. Today's UnderCover Friday feature includes the Children of the Sea series by Virginia Kantra. The covers display Tony's artwork and are just absolutely gorgeous!

One of the things that I love best about Tony's work is the way that he creates a sense of luminescence in a person. Specializing in Fantasy art, his pieces are always eye catching and leave me staring well past the time when I should look away and find something more productive to do with my time. I'm quite excited to share these covers with you and hope to share more of his work in the future.

Note: Each book blurb is courtesy of GoodReads.

SEA WITCH - Released July 1, 2008


For years, Margred has gone without the touch of another. Now, her need has driven her beyond her world to sate her desire. For she is a Selkie-a legendary being of the sea, able to shapeshift into seductive human form. Finally, she has found the one man she wants…

From the land… A burned out veteran of big city streets, Caleb Hunter was only too happy to take a job as police chief on the peaceful Maine island of World's End. Nothing ever happens in this tiny community bounded by the sea. Until he meets a woman who's everything he's ever dreamed of. And more…

To each other… Their passion is undeniable. Irresistible. But when a murderer begins targeting women in World's End, Caleb must face the terrible possibility that the killings are somehow connected to the mysterious Margred - and that the power of their love may change the fate of human kind.


SEA FEVER - August 5, 2008


Regina Barone knows something is missing from her life. She spends her days working in her mother's restaurant on the Maine island of World's End and her nights caring for her young son. When the island's only eligible bachelor marries another, Regina realizes that the love she yearns for isn't just going to appear by magic. Or is it?

A denial of blood... Dylan Hunter has returned to World's End for his brother's wedding, but he is troubled by his human ties. Years ago, he chose his life as a selkie - an immortal being of the sea - over the fragile and treacherous emotions of humanity. The same emotions that destroyed his family, and that will strike at his very heart...

A danger to both... Neither Regina nor Dylan can control their attraction to each other - or foresee its disastrous consequences. But their destiny has been foretold, and their fate will be decided in the stormy tides of water and fire, where only love can save them - and the world!


SEA LORD - May 5, 2009


Selkie prince Conn ap Llyr denies his deeply sensual nature to rule over the immortal Children of the Sea. But when the Children of Fire threaten the Selkies’ Sanctuary, Conn must obey his haunting visions—and seek a woman thousands of miles away...

She was born on land…

Schoolteacher Lucy Hunter knows nothing about her Selkie heritage or the prophecy that drives Conn to find her. She is content with her life on the quiet Maine island of World’s End. That is, until a proud, compelling stranger appears to challenge her assumptions and awaken her desires…

Their love will tear them between two worlds…

To combat Fire, Conn needs Lucy’s magic—even if this means stealing her away to Sanctuary. As the demon threat grows, so does their passion, overcoming Lucy’s fears and Conn’s guarded heart. But soon they face a devastating choice. Will their love be enough to save them? Or will their destinies tear them apart?


Wow! Look at those covers! First, the woman is absolutely gorgeous and shines magnificently. Second, just look at the men! Abs anyone? The fabulous coloring just makes the artwork that much better!

4 comments:

Chris said...

Plus the books are great. :)

jennilovevirgo said...

Yes, these covers are gorgeous! I had them on my wishlist until yesterday when a woman I work with gave me 3 big boxes (about 150 paranormal) books. All 3 of these were in there, yay!

Jenni

Amy said...

OMG talk about fabulous covers (and abs). I had not heard of these books till now I will have to look out for them.

Caffey said...

There's one story related to this in the SHIFTER Anthology with Angela Knight, Lora Leigh, Alyssa Day, and Virginia Kantra ISBN: 0425220354
I so loved it! I keep telling myself to get all three when I'm in the store but I haven't gone in so long. I might just order soon! I too love the covers and so gread to see this theme of Selkies. I love them.