Pawn Takes Rook: Cashing the Reality Check Cover Reveal!

Art by Paul Richmond
Art by Paul Richmond

At long last, I can reveal the dynamite cover to the “Pawn Takes Rook” sequel, “Cashing the Reality Check!” If I’m being honest, I’m flipping out a bit. Okay, a lot! Paul Richmond, Dreamspinner Press cover artist extraordinaire, has really outdone himself this time.

To my knowledge, it’s likely the only Dreamspinner cover, excluding Harmony Ink, to have a girl on the cover as well. Her name is Pixel, and she’s the bee’s knees. Also gasp! Rook? In a suit? A tie? And oh em gee a haircut? It seems Christmas has come early for Garth and how!

And here is the blurb to wet your whistle:

Even after eleven months of keeping the mean streets of Axis City safe, superduo Checkmate—Hogarth Dawson—and his boyfriend, Memphis Rook, still receive the cold shoulder from the Power Alliance. Undeterred, Hogarth brings his intense focus to bear on Rook, and after Hogarth makes an accidental marriage proposal, it becomes all too clear Rook isn’t quite at the same place. But before life gets awkward, duty calls.

Booted-off female contestants of the romantic reality show Single and Super are being found in comas, and Checkmate needs to get to the bottom of it. As part of Rook’s plan, he cleans up his bad boy image and goes undercover as a bachelor looking for love among twenty-five frenzied women. Against Rook’s wishes, Hogarth sneaks onto the set as a cameraman to investigate the case on his own. With questions unanswered between them, emotions run high, distracting them and feeding a trap of their own making.

Pawn Takes Rook: Cashing the Reality Check coming August 7, 2013 from Dreamspinner Press!

Pre-Order your copy here!

In closing, I’d have to say the first cover might have some stiff competition.

Speaking of the first cover, it’s up for voting on Sid Love’s Blog for Best Cover here! Other Dreamspinner covers are in the mix as well and all of them are knockouts! So if you have a moment, spare a vote! You can vote for five covers at once every twelve hours. You bet your ass I’m voting!

12 Comments Add yours

  1. This looks like an incredible series. 🙂

    1. Lex says:

      Thanks JL! I had a lot of fun doing it! I’d have to say Cashing the Reality Check is actually my favorite Checkmate adventure. 😀

  2. Love the cover (and the kick-@$$ blurb)
    I want just for the cover!!! Seriously awe-some!

    1. Lex says:

      Thanks Tempe! 😀 I’m still in awe how Paul works his magic! And if you do pick it up and give a read, I really hope you like it! 😀 It’s certainly a love letter to the most silly thing of all: Reality TV. ;D

      1. Never watched Reality TV shows, but I still might have to grab a copy. It sounds like a great read! Congratulations

        1. Lex says:

          Don’t worry, you don’t need any knowledge to know how reality TV works (because does anyone really? ;D) Just like just because Rook and Garth are called Checkmate, you don’t need to know how to play chess. (Because I barely do. LOL)

  3. Mae says:

    Wow!! I LOVE the cover! Rook looks good in a suit.

    1. Lex says:

      Thanks Mae! Christmas has come early for Garth, wouldn’t you say? LOL

  4. Whitney says:

    Love it!

    1. Lex says:

      Thanks Whitney! 😀

  5. Tali Spencer says:

    What fun! This is a great cover. 😀

    1. Lex says:

      Thanks Tali! 😀

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