#MondayBlogs: New Cover Designs for Michael Sykora Novels

I am so excited! Today is the day I get to show off the new covers for my Michael Sykora Novels! I have been working with the incredibly talented Jason McIntyre on new designs and new descriptions for the first three books in the series – No Justice, Beyond Salvation, and Killing Instinct – and the free short story, First Kill. Going into this, all I knew was that I wanted designs that were new, original, and eye-popping. As far as ideas beyond that… I had nothing. Fortunately, Jason is a creative genius. He’s also patient and tolerant of my indecision. The end result, I have to say, is stunning!

Many of you know I have book four in this series on track for a June release. I’ll be sharing more news on that in the near future, so stay tuned!

Now, as I jump up and down in euphoria, here are the new covers and the new descriptions for the books!

Driven by grief, Michael Sykora started his life of killing in a blind rage. But then it became something he was good at. Even something he…liked.

To most who know him, Michael is a software designer, a smart—but average—workaholic. To a chosen few, Michael is something else: a part-time hit man whose specialty is eliminating hard-core criminals.

When Nicki, a close friend, finds herself in trouble, Michael steps in. Having lost his fiancée to a brutal crime, Michael will do anything to keep from losing another woman in his life.

Michael Sykora has managed to keep his two personas separate. Until now.


A religious cult offers salvation to the lost and the lonely. But for the youth in their grasp, simple obedience is not an option. They submit—or die.

Michael Sykora’s mission to find a missing teen leads him into the depths of the depraved web. And saving the girl is no longer his singular intent. Now he plans to take down the entire cult and expose its leaders’ madness.

Sometimes you need a killer to face off against evil.


A sadistic psychopath has Maria Milan in his crosshairs. He wants to possess her, to own her, to destroy her. Maria is unaware that she’s become the center of a madman’s fantasy, until his hired killer comes knocking at her door.

Sean Riley is that hitman, but he has no intention of fulfilling his contract to torture Maria. Further complicating matters, he falls for her. Hard. He’s fearless, relentless, and now, he’s willing to burn down the city to protect her.

Michael Sykora tries to keep Sean from going off the rails as, together, they begin a hunt for the madman called Sandman.


At what point does a man choose to become a hired killer? Sean Riley is a hitman. His first kill defined the man he became.

This is a short story based on characters from the Michael Sykora Novels, and includes an excerpt from No Justice, the first book in the series.


Aren’t the covers fantastic? If you’re ever in need of a graphic artist for any project, I highly, emphatically recommend working with Jason McIntyre. He’s also one of my favorite writers, so check out his books, as well! His website: www.thefarthestreaches.com

The new designs are available in ebook format now, and should be available in print within a few days.