Cover Reveal: Myth and Magic by Mae Clair

Drum roll, please!  I’m pumped up, jazzed, and all around giddy to be splashing the cover of my upcoming romantic suspense novel, MYTH AND MAGIC, on my blog today. I was more than a little worried over how this cover would look when it landed in my lap.


Well, if you’ve read my recent releases, you know my writing is slanting heavily toward mystery and romantic suspense. I wanted the cover of my new release to capture the mood of the story which is set at a brooding home with an infamous past. The property has since been converted to a lodge that caters to corporate clients. Into this environment, strange and ghostly occurrences begin to take place putting a damper on business (would you stay at a place where a notorious murder took place?).

I asked for a cover without models, just setting.

With all of that in mind, take a look at the beautiful, spooky cover Kensington Publishing/Lyrical Press designed for me and let me know what you think!

Book Cover for MYTH AND MAGIC by Mae Clair depicting a brooding old home at night

Now do you see why I’m giddy?  I love it!  It’s everything I’d hoped for, perfectly capturing the tone of the novel.  And for those of you who like romance with your mystery and suspense, never fear, there is plenty of that too!



Veronica Kent fell in love with Caith Breckwood when they were children. As a teenager, she was certain he was the man she was destined to marry. But a traumatic event from Caith’s past led him to fear a future together. He left Veronica, hoping to save her from a terrible fate. Twelve years later, Caith, now a P.I., is hired to investigate bizarre incidents at the secluded retreat Veronica manages. Returning to his hometown, Caith is forced to face his nightmares—and his feelings for the woman he’s always loved.

After the callous way Caith broke her heart, Veronica isn’t thrilled to see him again. But strange occurrences have taken a dangerous toll on business at Stone Willow Lodge. Forced to work together, Veronica discovers it isn’t ghostly apparitions that frighten her, but her passion for a man she has never forgotten. Or forgiven. Can two people with a tarnished past unearth a magical future?


MYTH AND MAGIC is scheduled to release on June 9, 2015. In the meantime, you can preorder it on Amazon and add it to your Goodreads TBR List.

I’ll also let you in on a little secret…even though the book is releasing in early summer, the story is set during October and has a strong Halloween theme—including the climatic scenes which take place during a lavish Halloween party.  I think June is the perfect time to scare up a new read like MYTH AND MAGIC, don’t you? 🙂

39 thoughts on “Cover Reveal: Myth and Magic by Mae Clair

  1. Mae that cover is wonderful! The shadows and the way they play against the house – they seem to move almost… I think this is definitely one of the best (non-naked abs) covers I have ever seen.



    • Hi, Heather.I positively love that you think it is one of the best (non-naked abs) covers you’ve ever seen, LOL. The artist did such a fabulous job. The more I study the moody somber, the more I fall in love with it. I can’t wait until June! 🙂

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    • Hi, Tammy! Thanks so much. There are a lot of themes that come together in this story which is why I’m so excited about it. I’m thrilled to hear you’re looking forward to reading it!


    • Hi, Mary! They did do a great job, really amazing. But MYTH AND MAGIC also got where it is thanks to my awesome crit partners–you and Laura. Thanks for all your help with this one!


    • Fantastic, Gemma! I’ve always loved stories with a Halloween theme too, and was determined to write one. I’m really pleased with the way MYTH AND MAGIC turned out and hope you will enjoy it. Thanks for sharing in my cover reveal!


    • Yes, yes, of course, I will definitely come snooping around for a blog date, LOL. So delighted to hear you love the cover and blurb and are looking forward to the read. The characters in this one are special to me, and the setting, well…I just love brooding old homes. Thanks for sharing in my special release day! 🙂


    • YAY!! So glad to hear that! I really do love the atmospheric tones of the cover. Although the story is contemporary, not Gothic, I think the cover has that kind of feel to it. Thanks for popping in to check out MYTH AND MAGIC!

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  2. Ooh, yes indeed I love this cover. The blue at the top is such a deep rich shade, denoting mystery and spooky happenings, and then lightens at the bottom, like– gotcha! Very well done and I can’t wait until it comes out. How wonderful for it to have a Halloween tie in. Don’t forget to come to my blog and do something with this one!


    • Oooh, I would love to, Flossie! I’ll contact you about scheduling a date, and I love your take on the cover. I really enjoyed playing up the Halloween theme in this one. So much fun to write a story set during that time of year! 🙂


  3. Gorgeous cover. I can imagine how anxious writers would get waiting to see the cover their publisher picked. It’s moody and mysterious and definitely made me think of ghostly goings-on.
    Congrats, Mae.


    • Thanks, Emma. I’ve yet to be disappointed in any of the covers my publishers have done, but waiting for “the moment” when it shows up in my inbox is always kind of nerve wracking. Although I get to submit a Cover Art Form with suggestions of what I’d like to see on the cover, I never know if those visions are doable. In this case, Kensington rocked it!


  4. Congratulations, Mae. I am looking forward to this with relish. Love the cover, it certainly gave me the creeps because it looks so like it would be full of wandering spirits. Good luck with it.


    • Thanks, Daisy. I hope readers are surprised by the type of ghosts and spirits that haunt this book, My hero is most definitely a tortured soul. I’m delighted to hear you’re looking forward to the read!


  5. I love the cover, Mae! I’m a fan of no characters on my books anyway, so this feels perfect to me. 🙂 I love the premise and need to go preorder very soon! Congrats!!!

    We already set up an UnCover Monday date for it, right?


    • Hi, Calisa. Thanks for checking out my latest. Yep, I already sent you the stuff for an UnCover Monday in June (love that blog feature of yours)! And I’m with you…I’m finding I prefer books without models on the cover, just setting. Especially when it comes to romantic suspense and mystery. Thanks for sharing in my cover reveal!


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