Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Final Cover Art + Teaser for "By Blood or By Bond"

As promised, here is the finished cover art for "By Blood or By Bond"!

And the back cover teaser:

Which ties are stronger—those of Blood or those of Bond.

Caolán, the son of a Celtic chieftain, awaits his first pitched battle against the Roman invaders, knowing that this is the moment in which he will truly become a warrior, of the tribe.

Viggo Callias is a seasoned centurion in the Roman army on his first deployment to Britain with his newly enlisted son, Aulus. Serving under an incompetent commander, he wonders whether victory will be theirs.

But fate takes a hand in both Caolán and Viggo’s lives when Viggo’s son is killed by a spear meant for him. Enraged at the loss of his son, Viggo seeks vengeance on the man responsible: Caolán’s father. As the chieftain breathes his last, Viggo vows to take Caolán as a slave to avenge Aulus’ untimely death.

Torn from his country and people, Caolán’s only comfort is the hope that one day he will be able to avenge his father. But can the greatest wrongs be righted? Brotherly bonds, gladiators, old enemies, corrupt politicians and a young woman who captures Caolán’s heart, take a role in the physical and emotional journey that binds Caolán’s and Viggo’s fates together. Can the two wounded parties work past their hatred of each other and find what they have lost: a father and a son?

This new novel by Hazel West, explores the familial ties that bind us all, whether by blood or by bond.

Still looking for people to host for the Blood&Bond blog tour as well! Email me if you're interested.

Slainte, Hazel


  1. Oh, I like what you did with the distressed-paper background! Very cool. :-)

  2. It was fun too! I coffee stained it and then when it was dry, my brother helped me burn it (I burned it and he held the spray bottle :P) I'm hoping the placement will look all right on the real copy, if not I might have to adjust a few things, but that is what proof copies are for!

  3. Awesome cover! Especially the "worn paper" - love it! When I was little, I used to make treasure maps for my games like that.

  4. Thanks! I've done lots of distressed paper things. It's so fun to do. I did my graduation party invitations like that because it was a medieval party and then I illuminated them myself. They turned out looking really awesome =)