I’m super psyched to FINALLY show you guys the cover of THIS WICKED GAME, my November 2013 book from Penguin/Dial.
I love this book so much. It’s dark, moody, and set in New Orleans amid a backdrop of voodoo and old voodoo families.
Here’s a brief summary I whipped up for you this morning;
Claire Kincaid’s family has been in business for over fifty years.
The voodoo business.
Part of the International Guild of High Priests and Priestesses, a secret society that have practiced voodoo for generations, the Kincaid’s run an underground supply house for authentic voodoo supplies. Claire plays along, filling orders for powders, oils and other bizarre ingredients in the family store, but she has a secret.
She doesn’t believe.
Struggling to reconcile her modern sensibilities with a completely unscientific craft based on suspicion, Claire can’t wait to escape New Orleans – and voodoo – when she goes to college, a desire that creates almost constant conflict in her secret affair with Xander Toussaint, son of the Guild’s powerful founding family.
But when a mysterious customer places an order for a deadly ingredient, Claire begins to realize that there’s more to voodoo – and the families that make up the Guild – than meets the eye.
Including her own.
As she bands together with the other firstborns of the Guild, she comes face to face with a deadly enemy – and the disbelief that may very well kill her.
Super excited to share it with you guys!
25 replies on “Cover Reveal – This Wicked Game”
WOW – very different and intriguing!!!
Thanks, Jennifer! I like it because the composition is similar to my other covers but it IS a bit different.
Awesome cover and what a different story. Can’t wait to read it!
Thanks, Nikki! I’m excited to hear what you think of it.
whoah!!.. just read the plot.. this’ll gonna be GOOD.. no! its gonna be GREAT!! nice work again maam mich..
I can’t wait for this book! The cover is stunning and the story is so intriguing!
Thanks, hon! I really hope you enjoy it!
This looks and sounds so good! (Seriously–gorgeous cover.) Can’t wait to read it!
Thanks so much, Rachel! I can’t wait to share it with you!
OMG. OMG. OMG. Michelle!!! Ahhhh. This sounds absolutely amaaaazing. *wants and needs soooo bad*
Ahhhhhhh! I can’t wait for you to read it!
Beautiful cover!! It sounds fantastic. Adding it to Goodreads now!
Oooh sounds like something to go on my must read list!
Oooh! I am really excited for this. In particular, if this book has a multicultural element, and if Claire Kincaid is African-American, or the descendant of the African slaves who brought voodoo to New Orleans. The cover is gorgeous, but makes me think my hopes for a brown main character might not be correct. I’m excited to read.
Actually, she’s of mixed heritage and her love interest is African-American, as is her best friend.
Great!!!!!!!! I’m a librarian at a school in East Harlem,NYC and I’m always on the hunt for paranormal and fantasy that features brown characters ;-)!!!!
Hope you and your young readers enjoy it, Dhonielle!
So excited! Another book from you! weee! The cover looks a haunting..voodoo-ish!
Yay! Thanks, Len!
YAY! I am so excited to read this book 🙂
I’m excited that YOU are excited!
I am so proud of you. This book will be awesome. The cover is mysterious with a dark side but yet innocent. I can’t wait to read it.