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.

18 thoughts on “The Bloodgate Guardian by Joely Sue Burkhart”

  1. Lura says:

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

    Looking forward to reading this!

  2. Jane says:

    Sounds pretty good.

  3. Judith Leger says:

    Awesome! The book looks like a great read!

  4. 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!

  5. Love the cover art and the story sounds wonderful :)

  6. Lorraine Nelson says:

    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!

  7. Looks and sounds great. Can’t wait to read it.

  8. Joely says:

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

  9. Patrick S Doris says:

    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

  10. Love the cover art – very NOW.

  11. EC Sheedy says:

    Impressive! And I really like the title. :-)

  12. Eve Langlais says:

    What a fantastic looking cover and awesome sounding read.

  13. Amy Ruttan says:

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

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

  14. Pearl says:

    Another one for my Carina wishlist/order list!

    Great cover and premise Joely and Carina Press!

  15. Congrats, Joely! Can’t wait to read it!

  16. Bernita says:

    A really effective combination of cover and blurb!

  17. Guatemala? I’ll be there!


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