Lins Fire Brand

Lins Fire Brand

Sunday, May 19, 2013


What an amazing marriage...on the one hand you have award winning, multi-published author KAT HOLMES bringing to life Book TWO in her ARTICA LIGHTS SERIES and an artist who surely MUST be on the money are her covers.

Take a look...what do you see when you look at this cover Reflections of Ice by Suzannah Safi, one of the MuseItUp Publishing House's BEST Cover artists?

Now look at the cover for Book One in this series, Frozen.

Both show the cold, snow laden background of a land that lives in perpetual winter...but it's a living, breathing, thriving winter...

...thanks to Tichi the sole god of the whole of Artica. Pretty cool looking dude, don'tcha think? Now, I want you to look at the cover by Suzannah again for

Reflections of Ice and tell me what else you see...that you have to struggle to see in the first cover for

Frozen...Take your time..I'll wait...(Do you want me to hum the theme song for Final Jeopardy? I can...but I can't carry a tune to save my life.)

You're SOOOO right...The Lights...or to be more accurate...the

ARTICA LIGHTS. So what's so special about a bunch of dancing lights Kat Holmes named the whole series after them?

That's part of the magic of this series. She lets us know they have a role, but what is it?

In the cover for FROZEN, we see a man walking in a snow storm, and if you look really carefully, you can see the lights...the lights that may be responsible for whisking him from the Earth we all know and recognize to

ARTICA, a land of strange, stark,

ice formations

and unusual creations...such as these.

How about the palace

of the Queen of All Artica,

Awni...the poor child...her skin is so bitterly cold no one can touch her without dying. IMAGINE how lonely she must be...Here's a clue...remember the

Artica Lights you can ALMOST see in the cover FROZEN...they ARE responsible for bringng Brent to Artica, but for what purpose?

Deep in the cave of the God Tichi,
things are happening..and yes,

The Lights seem to spend a part of their time there...WHY?

Remember Awni cannot be touched...

so cold is her skin...Death is the sentence for even accidently touching her sub zero flesh...there are no exceptions...right?

Book One of The Artica Lights Series...FROZEN.

Book Two of The Artica Lights Series, Reflections of Ice, cover again by Suzannah Safi does not mask The Lights swirling around..does she?

Hmmm...what does that mean? Do the people in the land of Artica now know what The Lights are up to? (I doubt it!)

This is the story of Elric, Queen Awni's surrogate father...

(Tichi is her ACTUAL father but he lives in the

ice cave, remember?)

Elric raised Awni and loves her like his daughter...but when your daughter's the queen of the land, sometimes her mood swings can frustrate the most patient of men, including poor Elric. 

Now imagine, you've had a really trying day with your tempermental daughter/queen...your body aches, your mind is fried...and all you want is to crawl
into your bed and get lost in eons of recuperative slumber....but somebody has it in for you...

WHO? How about those weird lights? You toss a glancing look towards the mirror in your room and nearly have a heart attack.

LIGHTS...UH OH...INSANITY TIME! And who's the girl ALSO reflecting back at you?

Elric is fairly certain The Lights brought Brent to Artica in Book what the devil are they doing dancing in HIS mirror here in Book Two?

REFLECTIONS OF ICE...There's fire in the frigid land of Artica and Elric is about to tip over the edge, getting caught in the swirling passion of The Lights NO ONE understands.

Reflections of Ice, Book Two in Kat Holmes' ingenius Artica Lights Series is available from Muse It Up Publishing Hot Catalog as is

Frozen, Book One.

If you haven't found your way to

Artica yet, trust me you are missing out on a flaming ride that will grab you, enchant you, excite you, and have you begging for your own


Check out Kat's other books by going to her Author's Page at MuseItUp Publishing especially if you're looking for the best in hot, steamy reads.

You can write to Kat Holmes at her E-mail address too, and visit her Web Page and BLOG.

Happy Reading All!


Cyrus Keith said...

I always though "Frozen" was one of my favorite covers of all time. Awni's gaze over the man is so lost, and yet determined, it's haunting.

That's it. I'm not a romance fan, but I gotta get both of these just to see what Kat hath wrought.

Nancy M Bell said...

I love both these books. If you haven't got them yet, What are waiting for??

Great post, Lin.


Lin said...

Cyrus, I agree with you about the cover for FROZEN being haunting, but as the serial moves on and more is learned of Artica The Lights play a role that is always hovering just beyond the horizon...and that's why Kat named it Artica Lights.

Nancy I AGREE that those who haven't found their way to Artica will be sorry they waited once they get there. Kat's creativity leaves me spellbound.

Mary Raimes Curtis said...

Just came up for a deep breath, Lin, and read the first book in the series. Look forward to more chills and romance.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Beautiful covers! The list of Muse authors I want to read is growing longer and longer. Loved your brilliant photos.

Lin said...

Thank you Helena. I agree...the list of MIU MUST reads grows deeper and deeper for me each and every day.

Mary...wait till you see where Kat takes Artica in book two...and of course she's working on Book Three as I write this...and OMG!

Lin said...

Irea;;y wish I understood the little tempers Blogger throws up. In my e-mail I received notice of the comment I am pasting here, but when I actually came in coujldn't find it...Kat had trouble posting a comment too...don't know why...

Here's what SHOULD be here from Lorrie Struiff.

Lorrie Struiff has left a new comment on your post "ICY UNREST IN THE LAND OF THE ARTICA LIGHTS by Kat...":

Gorgeous covers. Who can ask for anything better?

So many compliments on both the covers and the stories. I guess I'll jump in and try them out, too.