I have paid the deposit to commission artwork for the cover of my upcoming fantasy novel New Religion: Rys Rising Book III. In about two to three months I will have the art and hopefully I will also have the manuscript polished and presentable to readers.
The character that will be featured on the cover of New Religion is Loxane, the Shamaness of the Kelsurs, and, if you have already read Book II Savage Storm, you know she is also now the High Priestess of Onja.
My readers will know that Loxane tends to dance naked before the heathen masses, but alas I will not be depicting her nude on the cover. (This would automatically get the novel rejected for inclusion in the Apple iBooks store. Weirdoes!) So the cover art won't be able to reveal her best tattoos, but I'm hoping to receive a stunning portrait of Loxane in her new armored vest that Amar looted from the armory of the Temulanka Tribe and with her preferred weapon the sickle. Maybe someday I will be able to commission a nude portrait of her for my websites, and then we could see all her tattoos.
If you have not had the pleasure of meeting Loxane yet, here's a link to the chapter she first appears in the first novel Rys Rising: Chapter 6. The Thievesmeet
To get started with my new epic fantasy series Rys Rising, please download the first novel for free. Rys Rising: Book I.
You can read it and the next book and be ready when New Religion comes out in hopefully February.