Sunday, February 21, 2010

Lusting for Covers - Mychael Black's The Lost Son

Lusting for Covers is a weekly meme, held on Sunday, that allows bloggers to share their current cover obsession with fellow book lovers. This meme is hosted by TBQ.

The cover that I picked this week is the one from Mychael Black's The Lost Son. I haven't read any of this author's books yet and I'm curious if they are any good...

Why this cover? This book is a m/m romance and first of all what I like about this cover is that it doesn't picture the usual nekkid male bodies (not that I mind those, not at all, but a little bit of variety is nice). Then I adore the armour that the men are cladded with, they look tough because of it. And another thing I think is well done is the nearly invisible fase of one of the guys, while the other one is completely visible (and pretty nice looking). This gives the 'masked' guy a mysterious glint and it leaves the reader with something to fantasize about.

Back blurb:

One warrior, one sorcerer, and a legacy that will change their lives forever…
Secrets of Socendor, Book 1
In the world of Socendor, humans are forbidden from using magic and elves keep their distance.

Kalen Ysindroc has risen far from his humble beginnings as a blacksmith’s adopted son. Now the king’s general, he investigates reports of magic-wielding half-human, half-elven lithings sighted along the kingdom’s borders. It would be a lonely life, if not for the company of his best friend and long-time elven lover, Micheil Theirauf, the king’s sorcerer.

An attempt on Kalen’s life makes it clear to Micheil that there’s more afoot than random breaks in the land’s defenses. His lover is plagued by dreams no human should endure, and Micheil’s probe into Kalen’s subconscious reveals a past neither of them expected. And a future Kalen can’t escape.

Suddenly, everything Kalen never knew about his life is laid bare. A father possessed of terrible magical power. A half-brother who could be the family Kalen never had—or the catalyst that will rip Micheil out of his life forever…
This title was previously published but has been revised.

Product Warnings:
Explicit gay sex (on a horse, even!), men in armor, swords (not just THAT kind!), sorcery, betrayal, and at least one conniving ghost.


  1. The cover is nice but the blurb *hallelujah* please tell me you've got this one hooked up on your e-reader and will tell me (and everyone else) all about it the moment you read it!!

    Fantasy, elves, M/M one on one action and a plot *shivers* I'm so going for this story LOL

  2. @Leontine: I haven't bought it yet but I feel like shopping for a few days now and I'm trying to be strong and at least finish Tigers and Devils first :) As if that's going to make a difference to my huge TBR pile... lol! I'll keep you posted when I read The Lost Son.

  3. That is a great cover. I've had my eye on it for a bit.

  4. Again, you find some very interesting books...I enjoy your write-ups about keeps me coming back again and again.

    I'll see ya' at Cecile's party! Or over at my place!


  5. This is a very nice cover and I've enjoyed several of Mychael's books. Hope you enjoy this one.

  6. @Jambrea: There's a lot to look at :)

    @Hawk: Thanks, that's sweet of you to say :) I'm coming over!

    @Lily: I hope so too :)

  7. And that even seems to be real chainmail, not just a Photoshop construction. :) (What?! Didn't everyone make chainmail in their youth??)

  8. @Chris: This is a first, but you lost me here. My Dutch brain makes an image of 'chainmail' that doesn't seem to make sense in relation to this cover (or blurb)... or something I used to make in my youth, lol!

  9. LOL - the chainmail on the masked man? I was a medieval re-enactment group for a while and learned how to make chainmail using heavy gauge wire and pliers.

  10. Ah, I thought it must have something to do with that, but in Dutch the word for chainmail has nothing to do with chain or mail, lol. When we talk about chainmail it's the endless forwarding of letters (and if you don't do it and break the chain, something bad will happen to you)... You know the thing.
    The Dutch word for this medieval protection for a knight's face is called: maliënkolder. Isn't that beautiful... :)

  11. That is a great word! We also have chain mail of the pesky mail chain type. :)

  12. Quote: "Product Warnings:
    Explicit gay sex (on a horse, even!), men in armor, swords (not just THAT kind!), sorcery, betrayal, and at least one conniving ghost."

    LMAO! Lol. Ookay, I love when they give "warnings" on books like that. Always makes me laugh and makes me want to pick it up at the same time.

    Thanks for participating in this week's L4C! :D

    Yep, I have to agree that the armour on the guys looks nice-- specially on the guy you can see. And yes, the other ones does leave a mysterious hint for us to fantasize about..

    You know, I've never really read many M/M books, but the more I come over to ready our thoughts and reviews, along with the teasing excerpts, etc, I think I'm going to have to change that this year! :D

    Thanks for sharing-- I may have to look into this one!


  13. *sighs*

    Puts yet another book on her growing list.

  14. @Chris: So it's not so strange I thought about that type of chain mail then ;)
    Btw You made chainmail when you were a kid? That's cute! (or geeky ;))

  15. @TBQ: Lol, I love those warnings too! Samhain is pretty famous for them :)
    I love this meme so the pleasure is mine!
    And I'm doing a happy dance if/when you'll read your first M/M romance!!! I hope you'll get as hooked as I am, and a lot of other girls with me! *hugs*

  16. Geeky. And I was, um, nearly 20, if that helps at all...

  17. Lol, it helps... to make you look even more geeky *g* I still think you're cute too :)

  18. You STOP IT! I know what you're up to! :p

  19. Your "making Chris blush" project. ;)

  20. This book does sound good. *rushes to put it on my list*

    I'm a big ole cover slut, and that guy is a cutie.

  21. More than just that kind of sword!!! LMBO!!!!! Girl you kill me, lol! What a great cover to lust over!
    Hope all is well honey!!!

  22. @Eyre: Lol, same here! I agree, he is :)

    @Cecile: Those warnings can be funny sometimes :) I'm glad you liked the cover!


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