The Bloodgate Guardian by Joely Sue Burkhart

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How would you like to see a combination of cover art and cover copy to end the work week? This is pre-copy editor cover copy, but I wanted to give you a sneak peek!

Photobucket The Bloodgate Guardian
By Joely Sue Burkhart
Fantasy w/strong romantic elements

Worlds within worlds await through the Maya Bloodgate….

Dr. Jaid Merritt doesn’t do digs. The last time she ventured into the jungle, someone died. Now she’s content to decipher Maya glyphs from pictures sent to her by her famous archaeologist father. But when he goes missing while trying to perform a ritual based on her translations of an ancient codex, Jaid must put aside her fears and travel to Guatemala to find him.

After misusing the Bloodgates to bring his twin brother back from the afterlife, the Maya priest known as Ruin was cursed by the gods to stand as the guardian for all time. He was unable to stop Dr. Charles Merritt from opening the gates, and now demons roam this world. The last thing he wants to do is hurt the beautiful woman who is somehow infused with his magic, but if she uses the codex to retrieve her father, Ruin must do his duty. And this time, he won’t fail. Even if it kills him. Again.


  1. This book sounds interesting, something I would like. I adore Mayan lore. ^_^

    Looking forward to reading this!

  2. Oh, sweet. Joely Sue Burkhart and I both write for Drollerie Press and I’ll be very happy to buy this work of hers. Beautiful art! Well done!

  3. Looks and sounds as if author and Carina staff work well together. Bodes well for the future. Can’t wait until sales start on some of these titles!

  4. Thank you so much, everyone! Seeing the cover up live–I can’t wait for June!

  5. Sounds like a great book I just hope I will have time to red it before 2012.This is just one of the spectacular cover your team is producing

  6. Knowing Joely, oh man this is one on my watch list. I can’t wait.

    Great cover, great blurb. You’ve hooked me.

  7. Another one for my Carina wishlist/order list!

    Great cover and premise Joely and Carina Press!

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