It’s early to post this because pre-order links won’t be up until next month, but I’m excited and didn’t want to wait to share :). Without further ado, here is the cover, stepback (inside cover art) and description for Up from the Grave, Cat and Bones #7. I also just found out the release date, which is January 28, 2014. That’s about a month later than I thought it would be, but that’s how it goes.
There’s always one more grave to dig.
Lately, life has been unnaturally calm for vampires Cat Crawfield and her husband Bones. They should have known better than to relax their guard, because a shocking revelation sends them back into action to stop an all-out war…
A rogue CIA agent is involved in horrifying secret activities that threaten to raise tensions between humans and the undead to dangerous heights. Now Cat and Bones are in a race against time to save their friends from a fate worse than death…because the more secrets they unravel, the deadlier the consequences. And if they fail, their lives—and those of everyone they hold dear— will be hovering on the edge of the grave.
As a reminder, the model who did book covers 1 – 5 stopped doing book covers altogether, so before people pelt me with “I told you I didn’t like the new model, get the old one back!” comments, we had no choice about finding a new cover model. I think Avon did a wonderful job coming up with a replacement. This is the same model that was on the cover for One Grave at a Time and I’m pleased that we were able to get her again for Up from the Grave.
Hope you like it and have a great weekend!
Love it! She looks amazing! Old model ‘shmold model, it’s the book that’s important and she makes a fine cover!
Viki S. says
I can’t wait and I love the cover model.
The cover was a bit shocking at first but I guess that’s because the other covers always showed Cat with a bit of distance, but I like the way she seems to be jumping out of the coffin. And I didn’t mind the change of model and that’s cool they kept the same one. I like the stepback too, but I guess Bones’s eyes lool a little… funny. Great overall. You always get cool covers.
I think she looks great! I wish it came out earlier! January is a long time from now!
Donna Rodriguez says
So glad you have the next book almost ready. My husband and I got hooked on paranormals with your Cat &Bones series. I love the new cover, the model is an excelent choice. Keep up the excellent work.
This model is awesome! Helps to see them when reading the books….
Mariana Abreu says
I’m so excited about this! I can’t wait to get my hands in this book, which I’m sure will be amazing, as always! The cover is gorgeous, possibly one of my favourites in the Night Huntress Series 🙂
Beth P says
Ahh Man. I have to wait till January 2014?!?!?! So far away, but the wait is so worth it. This series is my #1 favorite paranormal book. I also love all the side books. And if I had red hair I would be begging to be the cover model, bc hello….. who wouldn’t want to portray Cat and model with a sexy Bones???
L.J. Kentowski says
Love the cover!! Can’t wait! I miss Cat & Bones!
LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!! Too long of a wait IMO but I can’t wait to read it!!! As for the Cover model while I loved the other girl I think this one is just as awesome… And I LOVE the outfit she’s in with this cover… SO excited to read this!!! I think it’s time to do a re read of Cat and Bones 🙂
I think the new model is PERFECT! although im not liking the Bones one. I picture him way different
Chrissy L. says
YAY!!! L.O.V.E. IT.. Sorry about Shout writing it but Im Super Excited about the New Cat and Bones Book.. YAY!!!
It looks just wonderful!!! I agree that it is what is between the covers that counts. I know that it will be something to look forward to to start 2014 off right!!!
Linda P says
Love it! can’t wait
Donna Barton says
Love it!!!! Can’t wait to read it!!!!!
Oh it looks great! I am excited! I love Cat and Bones!
Love all of the cat and bones series…so excited there will be another…
Jackie Hund says
It looks great! I can’t wait to read it!!!
Now SHE looks like Cat!! I always thought the other model’s hair wasn’t as “startlingly crimson” enough. LOVE her!!!
January 2014?!!? Does Avon hate me?!! OMG… I’m such a book junkie. I think I need a 12 Step Program.
Also.. the cover is lovely! Your covers are always dynamic and sexy!
I just started reading this series and have enjoyed every minute of it. I love the way you brought the characters to life. And the romanticism back to vampires without taking the viciousness and the secrecy away. Please continue to write more of these books.
Sincerely a new fan
It looks wonderful! I can’t wait for it to come out.
I think the cover looks great. They don’t look like the Cat & Bones I my imagination but so what. I don’t think I have ever seen a book cover that did. That’s why books are better than movies. There is a degree of subjectivity to it. Can’t wait for this next installment of Cat &Bones!
cant wait!!!! i love Cat and Bones!!!!
Rebecca @ Bending The Spine says
I LOVE this cover!!! I am so excited for this book. The description has me all kinds of curious:)
Great Cover! Can’t wait for the next Cat/Bones book! I have missed them and their exploits–although I have really enjoyed Vlad’s books in the meantime!
Jeaniene, it’s an enticing cover and I love the stepback. We all imagine Cat and Bones a little differently, but as someone already said, it’s the story that’s most important and you’re an awesome storyteller no matter the cover! Can’t wait.
sharon r. says
I love this series with Cat and Bones so MUCH!! And I think the new cover is great and the model is beautiful. Can’t get muchbetter. It is also fun to see Bones depicted with Cat. Cannot wait until the latest book is out. Will there be one more after #7?
Thank you so much for ever book you have written so far. I can not put them down once I have started. Plus I always enjoy reading them over and over again!!!
LOVE the cover , And I soooooooo can’t wait for Up From The Grave. I so Love Cat & Bones . Cheers to # 7.
The model is beautiful. Cat and Bones are the most romantic couple ever. Thanks for the gift of your words.
Uhh I cant wait till the next book comes out! I actually like the new model better than the other ^^.
Jen M. says
I think it looks great!! I have missed Cat&Bones and I can’t wait to get my copy!!!
Tiffany Rarrick says
Love the cover so glad Cat and Bones are back!!!
Brandy Sherelle says
Does anyone else think she looks a little like Sookie on this cover? Just MHO. I don’t personally pay attention to the covers when I’m reading books because the models never look like the characters do in my head, and I like my designs better!
Ginelle Blanch says
OH MY!!!! LOVE it!!! Can’t wait till the book comes out!
Debra Rodriguez says
I can find no fault with the new model. Just waiting for the new book.
I liked the old model better because she looked stronger on the cover, more bad arse. New model looks fragile and girly.
Ingrid Trevisan says
She’s so beautiful, i can’t wait to see more Cat and Bones <33
All I really care about is a new book from you. Yay! While I prefer the other model, you did a great job getting a new replacement. She’s lovely too. Can’t wait 🙂
I don’t suppose anyone knows if January is the UK release date too? I neeeeeed this book have read all the others and just finished my 4th round on them 😀
Stacy W says
LOVE the cover and so VERY excited and eager for the new book!!
I love, love, love Cat and Bones! Absolutely the best series of all time. Please never stop writing about them!!
Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict says
Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict says
The cover and step back are amazing! My only disappointment is the release date. I am so excited for Up From The Grave and will be watching for those pre-order links!
Awesome cover & step back! The new model is really more like I’ve always imagined Cat, so well done Avon & I hope we keep this model for the rest of the series. The plot sounds spectacular & I can hardly wait to return to the Red Reaper’s world. January’s gonna be a long time coming. 😉
Lovely cover! The model is absolutely beautifull and I like her even much better than the first one! Great job and, I’m absolutely positive that a great book is coming, can’t wait! I missed Cat so much!
It’s what’s inside the cover that is the most important . . . counting the days until January 2014!!!
This is pure torture now. U gave us the cover, u gave us the back page blurb and now u’ll give us the book in Jan 2014. It’s so far away. 🙁
Exina (@ExinaArt) says
Gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing!
The cover and step back are amazing! I Love Cat and Bones! Who knows the name of the model on the cover? She is look amazing/ Can’t wait
You are amazing. I love all your books,fabulous. Cant wait for new book Up from the Grave.
donna lawrence says
cant wait for the new book up from the grave, I love your books. thank you for such great work.
Thank you – I always appreciate that you post the cover art and description before we can get it elsewhere! FWIW, I really like the cover art – the new model is great. (And my mental picture of Cat isn’t really based on either cover model… Never is, unless the author *says* the cover model is just as they pictured the heroine. Which they never do.)
Even vampires change a little bit in appearance over time, it should only be natural that the model would change a little. I think she is a very good look alike for the original model.
Argh can’t wait!!!!
Model is beautiful 🙂 but she’s missing a ring, a very important ring.
I can’t wait to read Your new book! Love Cat and Bonse! 😀 And the cover and new model are amazing! 😀
You said on your FAQs page that book 7 might be the last! I can’t wait to read it, but I’m dying to know if we’ll get another?!? Love love love these guys!
IM so excited for this book. I love bones!
Can’t wait for the next Cat and Bones adventure! I’m loving the new Vlad series, too! The next books for both series can’t come out fast enough!!!
Joann McCraw says
This is very interesting!! I can’t wait for next year!! I so love your books. Please do give us more updates. Will keep posted.
I personally like this model better! She looks amazing!
I am SO excited for this book to come out! I can’t get enough of this series, I have them ALL on Audbile (including the Night Prince series because Vlad it my favorite character – I was so excited to find out he was getting his own series) and have listened to them ALL more than once. And no matter how many times I have listened to them they are still just as great as the 1st time.
I was hooked after listening to just the sample of Half Way to the Grave on Audible. I was looking for something fun but within this genre with some romance and I stumbled upon this series and since then no other book (or series) compares! Nothing comes as close to amazing as this series. I even got my best friend hooked on them all too! Once the newest book comes out we buy it that day and usually have it finished before the week is over. We have tried to find another series to listen to while we wait for the newest installment but most of them are a let down. I have found a few series that I like and the Sookie Stackhouse is the only other Vampire series that I just adore!
Waiting until Jan. 2014 for Up from the Grave is NOT going to be easy!
Keep doing what you do cause you absolutely rock!!!!
Kim N says
So can’t wait…it’s been toooo long since the last Cat and Bones. The cover is gorgeous.
I LOVE all your books!! You are very talented and I choose your books over any other vamp romance! (Sookie stack house is a close 2nd) I thought twilight were great till I read your books!! Keep up the good work!!
Gosh so long for this book, I have waited for over a year for a new Bones and Cat book.. guess its almost two years by time this new book is released.. For us that are hooked on this series it is torture!!!!!!!! I have read the entire series I know more than 6 times now… I’m going crazy waiting for this new book. I can say I prefer this series over the world series and prince series ‘individual vampire character series…. Please Jeaniene more Cat and Bones Please..
Night Huntress is MY FAVORITE Series !! you have won out over all other authors in my book….. You left Charlaine H’s Sookie and Kim H’s Rachael in the dust..
Keep them coming. I Love YOUR WRITTING. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Karen aka 4gems
Some Jerk says
I agree with the others who like the new model. I am not as big on buxom, and find this one to be abundantly more attractive and well proportioned.
That said, my wife and I await your January ’14 release with eager anticipation.
I love the new cover! Just wish it really was NOT the very last Cat & Bones book.
Love everything! Cat and Bones are awesome! Been re-reading the series again in order with the others as well!
I had thought book seven was to be the final…..however, I noticed a place holder for an eighth book on your Night Huntress book list. If that is the case, I HOPE so. Keep wondering if we won’t see the other person that Ian turned in Australia….the one that went looking for Caine….
Jeaniene – I absolutely love this cover and the stepback. I have been a Cat and Bones fan for so long and converted so many to the cause :). I am going through withdrawals!!!
ty smith says
I don’t know that I can wait til Jan 2014! I am so excited for the next book and I’m hoping it won’t be the last! This is my favorite series of books aside from Vlads series! Is Ian ever gonna find his girl with some extraordinary gift? Or will he be destined to be green with envy forever? And what’s going on at Cats old job? Grrr I’m dying to find out the answers to these questions and so many more!! Can’t wait!
Karen Simon says
I can’t wait for the next Bones & cat. I them as a couple they are so perfect together. The cover is great!!!! Just finished Twice Tempted, ooooooooh, love Vlad!!!! Leila is a very lucky lady… Love them too!!!
Keep on writing. love your books!!!!!!!!!!!!
January 28, 2014? They expect us to wait that long?
No!!! Bring the new book now!!!
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