11 April 2014 by Published in: Uncategorized 5 comments

Jason Gurley. Write the name down. A talented cover designer with a distinctive look.

He retooled the Upon A Pale Horse cover, and just finished a new look for my JET series, which is now a year and a half old.

I wanted something different, but a step above. More polished.


NEWS: BLACK is now available in audiobook format, and I have to say, the narrator, RC Bray, frigging nailed it! Listen to the sample and tell me that’s not noir, baby, noir!


To get the effect I wanted, I hired a photographer and a model. Once we had a suitable number of shots, Jason went to work.

I’m thrilled with the new look. Absolutely stoked. Now I can’t wait to see the rest done.

Jason came to my attention after doing Hugh Howey’s covers. I loved the vibe of those, and was glad when Jason agreed to sully his reputation with the likes of me.

Without further ado, here it is, going live on April 22, and currently available for pre-order: JET- Ops Files (which kicks major action ass, BTW, but that’s not the point of this blog, although I’m certainly willing to talk about it for hours).




  1. James Farmer
    Fri 11th Apr 2014 at 9:32 am

    I like the new cover. About time Jet got a Face for us to see instead of just the back of her head! LOL!

    I’ve already pre-ordered the book and am looking forward to reading it.


  2. Fri 11th Apr 2014 at 10:19 am

    Definitely like this better than the previous Jet covers. And the cover for A Pale Horse is terrific.

  3. Sat 12th Apr 2014 at 12:04 am

    Cool cover. Congrats on the USA Today thing too. That’s awesome.

    I listened to the audiobook sample for Black. You’re right. He did nail it. His voice really matches the genre.

    • Russell Blake  –  Sat 12th Apr 2014 at 12:09 am

      Oh, is there a sample? Cool. I’ll have to check it out. It’s the banter that he really dials. I couldn’t have done it better myself.

      • Kim Cano  –  Sat 12th Apr 2014 at 12:16 am

        I didn’t listen long enough to get to the dialogue. I’ll go back and check it out again.

        Just had a funny thought. What if you re-do the Gazillion cover and it’s you smiling with a fake gold tooth. Gangsta style. Wearing a lot of bling. “You too can strike it rich!”

        Maybe that’s for Gazillion two.


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