steel tideLast week you all saw the brilliance of the new cover for Natalie C. Parker’s Seafire and today I’m so thrilled to be featuring the sequel’s equally fantastic cover art. I can say without question that I’m thoroughly excited to have this one decorating my shelf. In its own way, this cover allows readers a bit of insight into what they’ll see as they dive into part two of Caledonia, Pieces, and the rest of the crew’s story. And it all begins with the rock they’re both standing on and the ship in the distance.

The cover features some of the same blues and greens we saw in the last one, the sea and the sky blending together somewhat and really only separated by a purple-pink in the sky, representing a sun cast behind the clouds. The wave crashing on the rock behind them is a brilliant choice given the subject matter of the novel as a whole. As with SeafireSteel Tide utilizes that same electric sizzle across the title’s text, once again emphasizing the use of solar technology in the novel and I love it just as much as I did the last time I saw it.

But the best part of this cover has to be the characters. I love how Pisces is featured on this cover, just ahead and to the side of her Captain. She has such a striking pose that screams strength, especially as the weapon in her hand accentuates it. Their outfits are utterly gorgeous and I still feel incredibly jealous of Caledonia’s pants, but I love the armor aspect of their dress so much. Even better is the subtlety of Caledonia’s weapon. In every way, I absolutely adore this cover.

I have my suspicions about which ship is featured there just before the horizon, though I’ll keep that particular thought to myself to avoid spoiling anything. Either way, it’d be exciting to see it up close!

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The second book in a heart-stopping trilogy that follows the captain of an all-female ship intent on taking down a vicious warlord’s powerful fleet.

Caledonia may have lost her crew, but she’s not done fighting yet. After nearly dying at the hand of a powerful foe, Caledonia is pulled from the sea and nursed back to health by a crew of former Bullets that call themselves Blades. The Blades escaped Aric Athair’s clutches and now live a nomadic existence, ready to disappear at a moment’s notice should trouble come their way.

But Caledonia wants to do more than just hide. She wants to find the Mors Navis and her beloved sisters. She wants to continue fighting Aric’s fleet and to take back the Bullet seas. She’ll need to do everything in her power to convince the Blades that fighting is their only option, that there has to be a life better than the one under Aric Athair’s reign, and that finding the women of the Mors Navis is the first step to revolution.


Natalie C. Parker is the author of the Beware the Wild duology, the Seafire trilogy, and the editor of Three Sides of a Heart. She earned her BA in English literature from the University of Southern Mississippi and her MA in gender studies from the University of Cincinnati. She grew up in a Navy family finding home in coastal cities from Virginia to Japan. Now, she lives surprisingly far from any ocean on the Kansas prairie where she runs Madcap Retreats with her wife. She tweets @nataliecparker.

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