~*~ Cover Reveal ~*~ Activation: The Complete Trilogy By Austen Radcliffe

Love dragons? Check out the new cover art for Kris Austen Radcliffe’s Activation: The Complete Fate – Fire – Shifter – Dragon First Trilogy.

Kris worked with artist Joseph Garcia to create the special features of one of the series’ most beloved characters: Ladon-Dragon.  Some of the questions they dealt with were:

How do we showcase the beast’s opalescent hide?

His six taloned hands?

How do we represent the
romance aspect of the story?

But we think Kris and Joseph did an excellent job!  Kudos to the artist, Joseph Garcia.  Plus,

Activation: The Complete Fate – Fire – Shifter – Dragon First Trilogy 
is on EARLY BIRD sale for $3.99 until October 17th. 
Save $7.00!

See below for buy links.

Now, on to the cover art:
Joeís pencils.  He suggested the double ring design to
represent the romantic side of the stories.

 

Joeís first round of
colors, including the pallet he picked up off the single title covers.
Joe added the ìburning
worldî aspect of the stories to the rings.
Final Trilogy cover.
3D cover box set cover.
Print edition cover.

 

And so there you have
it, from pencil drawing to final covers.  Also, here is a technical
drawing that Joseph did to show the intricate physiology of dragon hands. 
Also, if you’d like to learn more about the real-life young woman who inspired the character of Rysa, check out this blog post:
Now on to the book blurb:
 
Rysa Torres: The Fate who will burn the world.
Ladon Drake: The only man capable of stopping the inevitable rain of fire.
Ghouls called Burners see Rysa as their savior. The past-, present-, and future-seeing Fates see her as the ultimate weapon against the coming apocalypse. And the Shifters just want her dead.
But Rysa is much more than the overwhelmed young woman Ladon and his companion beast, Dragon, find. She sees beyond the weight of the burdens he carries: Sheís his key to forgiveness.
Trilogy One of the Fate ñ Fire ñ Shifter ñ Dragon series pits Rysa, Ladon, and Dragon against the worst Burners, Fates, and Shifters on Earthóand their own demons. Will their love be enough to keep them alive?
The Fate Fire Shifter Dragon series begins with the Activation Trilogy:
Games of Fate: Rysa Torres stumbles through life as she fights against her ADHD. But when monsters activate a hidden power, Rysa becomes the Fate at the center of an epic battle against a terrifying futureóand a world consumed by fire.
When Ladon and Dragon find Rysa, they see the hell a young Fate might unleash. But Ladon quickly realizes Rysa is much more than the daughter of an old enemyóshe is his key to forgiveness.
Will they accept the future, or will they break the bonds of fate?
Conpulsio: 79 AD: Rome presses outward. Vesuvius smokes. Ladon exacts a terrible vengeance for an unthinkable actóand sets in motion the unavoidable collision of four people:
Two Fates bound by the rigidity of the past and the arrogance of the future.
One Shifter with a gift too vile to use.
And a man and a dragon who must save them from the mountainís smoldering angeróand the weight of their soulsí ashes.
Flux of Skin: Century after century, the need to do battle with with malicious Fates, Shifters, and Burners always won. The world needed Ladon. So he fought. But now heís left his past, and his violence, behind. He found a new way: A quiet, modern life with his beloved Rysa.
When a vicious group of Shifters rains death down onto everyone he loves, Rysaís developing abilities turn into a raging cyclone. Her bodyóand his mindórip apart. Violence edges back in. But Ladon needs to find the strength to save his family before his rupturing soul destroys everythingÖ.
Pop Rocks, a Texas tale of horror: Billy Bare attempts his rock star comeback. Fire, though, has other ideas.
Fifth of Blood: An insane Shifter stole Rysaís talisman, jacked her body, and caused her abilities to nova. Now, she wastes away in front of Ladonís eyes and he canít stop the power thatís eating her alive.
Watching her anguish triggers flashbacks. When Ladonís soul ruptures, only Rysa holds the cure he needs. But sheís too far away to stop whatís eating him alive.
With the help of the newly-healed, newly-invincible Derek, Rysa runs from the worst Fates and Burners on the planet as she desperately tries to heal Ladonóand herself.  Can she solve their problemsóand recover her talismanóbefore the long immortal find their prey?

More in the Fate ñ Fire ñ Shifter ñ Dragon universe:

Bonds

Daisy Reynolds might be taller and more athletic than the average seventeen-year-old, but she doesnít make waves. Hiding from her klepto momís terrifying Shifter ex-boss makes an invisible life necessary. But when a Burneróa chaos ghoulógets a whiff of Daisy, hiding turns into running for her life.

Daisy soon realizes the conflicts around her run deeper than nasty ghouls and mean Shifters looking to beat up her mom. Future-seeing Fates want a piece of her, too.

But some fates cannot be escaped unless you have courageÖ and an unlikely ally.

Bonds, Episode One of The Silence Cycle, introduces Daisy Reynolds Pavlovich, an important new character to the Fate ñ Fire ñ Shifter ñ Dragon universe. Join Daisy as she navigates a landscape punctuated by unfamiliar creatures:

Fates with the ability to see past, present, and future.

Ghouls called Burners who devour with fire and acid.

Shifters who shape much more than their bodies.

And two dragons who speak with color and pattern.

Broken

After Daisy Reynoldsís friend and protector vanishes into the desert, she realizes one option remains: Leave San Diego for Branson, Missouri, and ask for help at the bar favored by the dragons.

The Shifters at The Land of Milk and Honey hold the key to finding her missing father, but they also have the power to compel her to spill her secrets. When threatened with an enthralling, Daisy runs.

But bad people take advantage of the threatened and the vulnerableóand escaping a very bad person soon becomes Daisyís only option for survivalÖ

Warning: While not graphic, the situations depicted in Broken are at times difficult and brutal, and for adult readers only.

Watch for Silent, 
Episode Three of the Silence Cycle, 
available November, 2014. 


Join Rysa, Ladon, Daisy,
and all the characters of the Fate ñ Fire ñ Shifter ñ Dragon universe
in Book Four,
All But Human,
available in early 2015.
Where
to get The Activation Trilogy:
Links
for the author – Kris Austen Radcliffe
Links
for the artist, Joseph Garcia
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