Monday, June 23, 2014

Cersei Lannister is on the cover of Effigy! On a serious note the long anticipated cover for this fantasy by M.J. Fifield does not disappoint

I feel like channeling Enrique Iglesias and singing "Finally Found You." I'm so happy that M.J. Fifield's book is finally available, and I can't wait to read it! Of course, the above cover art doesn't really feature Cersei Lannister. But I can't help but see a similarity, especially with a dagger in hand as Cersei is known for stabbing people in the back.
Cersei Lannister...there is a resemblance!

But more about M.J. and her fabulous novel, because this is her day and her time to shine. Here's the Effigy cover detail:

The survival of a once-mighty kingdom rests in the hands of its young queen, Haleine CoileĆ”in, as it slowly succumbs to an ancient evil fueled by her husband’s cruelty.

A sadistic man with a talent for torture and a taste for murder, he is determined to burn the land and all souls within. Haleine is determined to save her kingdom and, after a chance encounter, joins forces with the leader of the people’s rebellion. She gives him her support, soon followed by her heart.

Loving him is inadvertent but becomes as natural and necessary as breathing. She lies and steals on his behalf, doing anything she can to further their cause. She compromises beliefs held all her life, for what life will exist if evil prevails?

Her journey leads to a deceiving world of magic, monsters, and gods she never believed existed outside of myth. The deeper she goes, the more her soul is stripped away, but she continues on, desperate to see her quest complete. If she can bring her husband to ruin and save her people, any sacrifice is worth the price—even if it means her life.

Release date: July 22, 2014 (one month away!)

Cover art by Ravven
About The Author:
Armed with a deep and lasting love of chocolate, purple pens, and medieval weaponry, M.J. Fifield is nothing if not a uniquely supplied insomniac. When she isn’t writing, she’s on the hunt for oversized baked goods or shiny new daggers. M.J. lives with a variety of furry creatures—mostly pets—in New Hampshire. Effigy is her first novel.

Ravven, the cover artist can be found HERE.
Of course, when M.J. isn't working she hangs out at her website HERE.
Not to be mistaken for her blog which is located HERE.
And last but not least, please visit Goodreads by clicking HERE and add Effigy at once!


  1. It does look like her.
    MJ's committed - this book WILL happen now.

  2. After reading the blurb, the cover seems to fit the book really well. I especially like the last line of the blurb.

  3. I'm so frickin excited for MJ! WOOT WOOT! Congrats MJ, the cover is awesome and I love the blurb. :)

  4. I think she's hotter than Cersei. And also probably doesn't screw her brother next to her dead son's carcass.

  5. I am pleased to report that Haleine neither stabs people in the back nor screws her brother next to her dead son's carcass—and not just because she doesn't have a brother, either.

    Thanks for helping me out today, Michael, and for writing such nice things. You're truly wonderful!

  6. The resemblance is frightening, but I like M.J.'s cover more. :)

  7. Love the cover. Beautifully painted.

  8. I can't wait to read it too but now I'll be wanting to call her main character Cersi thanks to you.

  9. I love the cover! What a fantastic book. I hope it does well. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  10. Yup, that's a nice cover. Interesting name too.

  11. Thank you, everyone, for your very kind words. I salute you all!

  12. That is indeed a gorgeous cover. I'll check out Effigy 'cause it sounds exciting!