Two gorgeous new fantasy covers

I should actually have a new release to announce in the very near future, but for now feast your eyes on these gorgeous new covers for two of my existing fantasy stories.

You can see the covers under the cut for friends list mercy:

Let’s start with Muse & Crisis, a two-story collection featuring tales of troubled artists and their muses.

Muse and Crisis by Cora Buhlert
The image is digital art by an artist named Setory, found via Dreamstime. It’s a stunning image and matches the stories and the mood perfectly, even though the villainous muse Alicia looks quite different in my imagination.

And here is the blurb:

Muse
Twenty-three years ago Alicia offered Mark fame and fortune as a rockstar, in exchange for an early death. Mark refused, walked away from Alicia and from music altogether. He walked away and made a life for himself, a success of himself.
But now Alicia is back, not a single day older than when Mark last saw her. Once again, she has a proposition for him, a proposal of artistic collaboration. Only this time, it’s an offer that Mark cannot refuse…

Crisis:
Once upon a time, Steve was a hotshot writer, the mastermind behind a series of hugely popular comic books. But Steve’s career also cost him his marriage and left him alone with only a shaggy grey dog for company. And sometimes, late at night, the doubts creep up on Steve and that niggling voice in his head just won’t shut up. Even worse, the voice sounds and looks just like Channa Dal, the time and dimension hopping amazon warrior from the Logarithms of Time series and Steve’s most popular creation. So is Steve going crazy or has Channa really left the comic pages to torment her creator?

Two troubled artists, two muses, two short tales of art, creativity, inspiration and the demons they sometimes unleash.

List price: 2.99 USD, EUR or 1.99 GBP
Buy it at Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon France, Amazon Spain, Amazon Italy, Amazon Canada, Amazon Australia, Amazon Mexico, Amazon Brazil, Amazon Japan, Amazon India, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Apple iTunes, Casa del Libro, DriveThruFiction, OmniLit/AllRomance ebooks, Libiro and XinXii.
More formats coming soon.

Next, we have the new cover for The Hidden Castle, another two-story collection, which includes the titular epic fantasy novelette as well as a bonus story:

The Hidden Castle by Cora Buhlert
The cover is digital art by an artist called Assnezana, found at Dreamtime.com. Again, the dreamy imagery of the castle hidden in a misty forrest is nigh perfect for the story, not to mention absolutely gorgeous.

The Hidden Castle:

Once the bloody battle of Yarra was over, the black-garbed mercenary known only as the Traveller wanted nothing more than to ride away and find himself a new employer and a new war to fight in. But then a dying man reached out to the Traveller to give him a silver locket and begged him to deliver a message.
The Traveller gave the man his word – and mercenary or not, he was still a man of honour. So he headed off to deliver the message, right into the heart of the vast and uncharted Jewodda forest, not knowing that he was about to meet his destiny…

Bonus Story: The Black Blade

It fell from the sky in a trail of fire during the worst storm the realm had ever seen. A sword as black as the night, corrupting all it touched. The black blade would bring one hundred and fifty years of blood and darkness to the land of Allagat, before it finally found its match…

Two short tales of epic fantasy of 8000 words altogether.

List price: 2.99 USD and EUR or 1.99 GBP
Buy it at Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon France, Amazon Spain, Amazon Italy, Amazon Canada, Amazon Australia, Amazon Mexico, Amazon Brazil, Amazon Japan, Amazon India, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Apple iTunes, Casa del Libro, DriveThruFiction, OmniLit/AllRomance ebooks, Libiro and XinXii.
More formats coming soon.

The new cover even inspired me to take another look at the proposed sequel to The Hidden Castle, a story called The Hangman’s Bride, which I wrote and than abandoned approximately three-quarters in. It holds up surprisingly well, though we still don’t learn the Traveller’s real name.

As a matter of fact, the Traveller is probably the most reticent character I have ever written, since he still refuses to as much as tell me his name, not to mention what precisely his relationship with the villainous ruler Aran Gator is.

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