Friday, March 15, 2013

C.G. Powell Cover Reveal for Firewall, sequel to Spell Checked

I'm too excited and had to share.  C.G. Powell is close to finishing the sequel to her debut novel, Spell Checked, both part of the No Uncertain Logic Series.  To celebrate, she's revealing the Firewall cover.  I love her book covers, which she designs herself.  Not only is she a talented writer, but she's a fabulous self-taught graphic artist.  Why am I so dang excited? Because I am personally invested in the writing of this book.  Desperate to read more about Beck and the unbelievably amazing world he lives in and comes from, I resorted to breathing down her neck, quite literally.

For the past few months I have been packing up my lappy and spending almost every Tuesday, and occasional Wednesdays and Fridays, at her house in an effort to get her to finish the damn book. I don't think she'd argue if I told you she had ADD tendencies (although she likes to refer to it as her randomness).  We're quietly tapping on our keyboards and suddenly she's talking to her cat, Mae.  "Get back to writing, Christine."  She laughs and starts again.  Next thing I know she's fussing with the essential oil diffuser, opening and staring at the contents of the fridge, or fixing a cup of coffee.  *cracks the whip*  "Get back to writing, Christine."  Ahahahaha!  And its working!  She's past the half-way point and I have to say I am wiggling in anticipation.

I have the privilege and honor to spend hours talking shop with C.G. and I cannot tell a lie:  this book is going to knock your socks off.  Okay, enough jibber-jabber. Here's the beautiful cover and a sneak peek at what's in store.

Congratuations, C.G. Powell and hurry up with the rest, already.  ;-)

Firewall (book 2 No Uncertain Logic Series) by C.G. Powell

“I hate to cut things short, but the sooner we get down to business the better.  I’ve made arrangements for a transport to take us to the Atlantis which is sitting in the Meranna Sea.”
Before Sarik could finish, Jael interrupted, “When did you move the ship?”
“Shortly after you left for Ibis Prime.  Orion felt he needed to keep an eye on me once Aphrodite arrived, so he sent a team to assist the move closer to the capital city.”  He looked to Neria and Aphrodite.  “Ladies, if you will follow me.  I will take you to the transport.”
They walked to a smaller docking area where a transporter ship was awaiting them.  Neria’s bags were already on board, as was Captain Ross.
Sarik raised one brow.  “How did you get here so quick?”
Captain Ross cleared his throat and rolled his eyes towards the cockpit where Tal sat.
“I thought you didn’t trust mist traveling?”  Sarik laughed.
“It took a while to get used to, but it has its benefits if you can get past the nausea and the whole cellular disintegration reassembly thing.”
Sarik nudged the captain with his elbow.  “Are you sure it has nothing to do with quantum entanglement with a certain Jinn?”
Speechless, Captain Ross’ reddened face spoke volumes.  He excused himself and joined Tal in the cockpit.
Looping her arm in Sarik’s, Jael frowned and continued towards the passenger area of the transport.  “Why do you tease the poor Captain?  I think it quaint that he has taken a liking to Tal even if she doesn’t return his affections.”
“What kind of friend would I be, if I didn’t acknowledge his obvious fondness?”
“Do you really want me entertain your question with an answer?”
“No, not really.”
Over the intercom the captain’s voice boomed, “Good morning, this is your captain.  Today’s flight should be a clear shot to the Meranna Sea area.  We have favorable atmospheric conditions and low level winds upon approach.  Our estimated arrival is 14:80 standard atomic time, that’s half-past lunch for those of you who still struggle with the local atomic conversion.”
Jael, Salima, and Aphrodite all turned and looked at Sarik.
Pursed lipped, Sarik stood and yelled toward the cockpit.  “Okay, you win.  Now get us the hell out of here.”

Coming Summer 2013


  1. A big congrats to Christine! That cover is fantastic!

  2. Thanks Buddy... Melissa, you know me too well..LOL I'm 75% done and hope to finish in the next couple of weeks...If I can sit down long enough to get it done!!!

  3. Awesome cover and an exciting excerpt! Can't wait for the book!