Cover Reveal & Excerpt: BROKEN BLADE by J C Daniels

“Do yourself a favor and read this book.  This story is original and hard-hitting with terrific world building and some of the best characters I’ve read.  Yum.” Patricia Briggs, author of the #1 NYTimes Mercy Thompson series

That’s what Patricia Briggs had to say about the first book in JC Daniels‘ series, BLADE SONG. That was last August. Since then, Kit Colbana has returned in book 2, NIGHT BLADE (just released in March). For fans of sexy, action packed urban fantasy… this is something you DON’T want to miss!!

Today, we get the first peek at the cover for book 3, due out next January, BROKEN BLADE. First… let’s take a look at the covers for the first two…

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This is the blurb for book 3 (caution, spoilers!)

Kit Colbana: assassin, thief, investigator extraordinaire. Now broken. She always expected her past to catch up with her but never like this. Haunted by nightmares and stripped of her identity, she’s retreated to Wolf Haven, the no-man’s land where she found refuge years before. But while she might want to hide away from the rest of the world, the rest of the world isn’t taking the hint.

Dragged kicking and screaming back into life, Kit is thrust head-first into an investigation surrounding the theft of an ancient relic, one that she wants nothing to do with. Her instincts tell her it’s a bad idea to just leave the relic lying about, but finding it might be just as bad. Forced to face her nightmares, she uncovers hidden strength and comes face to face with one of the world’s original monsters.

If she survives the job, she won’t be the same, and neither will those closest to her.

And… the cover…


Talk about the cover fitting the storyline!!!

Speaking of… JC was kind enough to share a bit of the story with us for today’s cover reveal!

I knew the weight of a weapon in my hand.

Even at sixteen, broken, battered and bloodied. I knew what it was to hold a
weapon and realize that I had to fight or be destroyed.

Those last moments were nothing but a blur, but it was a blur of silver and
blade and blood.

I left the guards dead in the snow, taking their packs and fleeing into the
night, certain my grandmother would seek me out. And all the while as I ran,
the blade had whispered to me. I am here now. I am here.

Reaching out, I touched her hilt and drew her from the sheath and stared at the
gleaming, liquid length of silver.

“You’re not here now.”

If ever there had been a time when I needed her, it had been when I was trapped
up on that mountain. Broken, desperate.

But she hadn’t answered my call.

And she couldn’t come to my hand now, either.

Stroking my fingers down the blade, I closed my eyes, and wished.

Then I turned back to my weapons trunk and went about getting myself ready.

Just what did you take to the party when you were dealing with some ancient,
psychotic evil who unleashed holy hell just for the fun of it?

You can find more snippets, and other information about this book, and others, on JC Daniels’ website. (Click the cover images above.)

So… for fans of down and dirty urban fantasy… what do YOU think of this new cover?? I love it 🙂

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