Cover Reveal for Twin Lakes from the Sisters of Slaughter

Cover Reveal - Twin Lakes: Autumn Fires from the Sisters of Slaughter Rings in a Sinister Fall

Sinister Grin Press is thrilled to announce that the Sisters of Slaughter are back with us for another book, just in time to ring in the Autumn and Halloween season! Twin Lakes:  Autumn Fires is perfect for setting the mood and will appeal not only to fans of thrilling horror, but also small-town crime. The outstanding cover art we reveal to you here was done by artist Zach McCain. He captures the atmosphere and mood of the book, and the autumn fires, perfectly. We hope you love it – let us know!

The cover coupled with an excellent story brings about a book you absolutely need on your bookshelf this Fall. We also reveal the back-cover copy below the cover, so be sure to check that out too.

You can pre-order now at a discount to receive the e-book on the release date of September 30th.  A beautiful paperback will be available on release date.

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Now, without further hesitation, we present to you the cover for Twin Lakes:  Autumn Fires.



It’s gorgeous, isn’t it? In his own words, artist Zach McCain talks about how the cover came about through his mind and hand. Check out the work in progress below.

Creation of the Cover by Zach McCain

The direction for this cover was a campfire casting a shadow of a demon and some satanic looking runes worked in.  The tricky part was figuring out what this “shadow” could be cast on seeing that it’s an outdoor setting and how the runes would be worked into the image.  I did three quick sketches.



My first idea was that the demon’s shadow could be cast on a giant rock and that the runes would be chiseled into the rock.  The second idea was that the shadow would be cast on the ground and the runes would be sketched into the dirt.  And the final idea I had was that the shadow wouldn’t be cast on anything at all and just be darkness and that the runes would be made of sparks from the fire.  What ended up being chosen was the third idea.


When I started drawing the actual thing I got the idea that part of the shadow/demon would “bleed” into the empty spaces between the trees.



As the drawing progressed I started to add the runes to the fire and continued making the dark areas darker and the light areas lighter.



I initially planned for the image to have movement but when I looked at the final version I realized while it had motion there wasn’t enough to make me happy so I digitally adjusted the flow of the fire and the demon.



This was a cover that was difficult at the start but ended up being a very fun one to work on. I was quite pleased with the final product.


Twin Lakes: Autumn Fires

A campfire in the distance should be a relief to a victim on the run, but instead, it signals darkness and the doorway to evil….

When Liz accepts a ride from a stranger, she ultimately becomes the victim of a heinous crime. After fighting off her attacker, she stumbles towards a campfire in the distance and onto the scene of a violent murder. The terror of discovering a decapitated young woman is only the beginning, as when the shadows begin to move, she finds that this new killer has set his sights on her. He wants her to share in an autumn fire.

Meanwhile local law enforcement, along with a secret group of town founders, are working to solve the murders and end to the autumn fires. Can they stop the perpetrator in time before he gets to Liz? The ancestors have centuries of wisdom on their side, and yet, will it be enough to stop a murderer calling upon the power of demons to guide him? After generations of hiding, will their identity be revealed to the unsuspecting citizens of Twin Lakes?

From the Bram Stoker nominated authors of Mayan Blue comes a new tale woven to introduce you to the creepiest of towns. For fans of Twin Peaks, Wayward Pines, or the new Castle Rock, this one is sure to draw you in.

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Michelle Garza and Melissa Lason, Biographies

Michelle Garza and Melissa Lason are a twin sister writing team from Arizona. They have been writing together since they were little girls and have been dubbed the Sisters of Slaughter for writing a mixture of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy. They’ve been published by Sinister Grin Press, JEA/Wetworks, Thunderstorm Books, Bloodshot Books, Eraserhead Press, and Fireside Press. Their debut novel Mayan Blue was released by Sinister Grin Press, earning a nomination for a Bram Stoker Award. They’re currently working on Silverwood: The Door with Brian Keene, Richard Chizmar, and Stephen Kozeniewski, which is a serial horror story put out through Serialbox, the HBO of literature. Check the sister writing duo out on Amazon for more details about their other projects and find them on Twitter or their Facebook Author Page.

About Sinister Grin Press

Sinister Grin Press publishes horror, fantasy, science fiction, urban, and western novels. Most of our books are so horrifying they’re categorized as “books that’ll carve a smile on your face!” However, we are very proud of our other genres as well. Please peruse our back catalog for an array of titles and follow us to learn about our new and upcoming books. We have some superb authors on board to offer you what we hope will be some of your best reads of the year. Find us at our website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.



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