Cover reveal for Darkness Shatters

I’m excited to finally reveal the cover for Darkness Shatters.  The model shots for this one came from the October photo shoot I discussed in a previous post here with behind-the-scenes pics.  Special thanks to my cover design team for helping me with this one (including Rachel, Sarah, Kristy, and Heather).

Below you can get your first look at the cover, book summary, and expected release date (which has changed).  Hope this helps build up your excitement for the next novel in the series!




Darkness Shatters

Models– Steve and Haley

PhotographerTeresa Yeh

Cover designClaudia McKinney



Winter has come to Alaska and it’s about to be joined by death.

Since moving to Fairbanks, Melena Sanders has watched too many of her friends die because she couldn’t react fast enough. When a mysterious illness comes along targeting only supernatural races she’s determined to stop it. But as the death toll climbs she realizes finding a cure is more complicated than she thought. Melena might have to give in to plans to reveal the existence of supernaturals to the human world—as it may be the only way to save them.


Expected release date–  February 25th, 2015

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Check back on the blog a week from now.  I plan to post the first few chapters of Darkness Shatters for you all to check out.  Hope everyone has a lovely weekend!

12 thoughts on “Cover reveal for Darkness Shatters

  1. Abra

    Your covers are always so good. Since these books are gritty, photos are perfect, but finding the right models must be difficult. I show my husband your covers as proof that I read good books.

    1. Susan Illene Post author

      Thanks, Abra. It definitely isn’t easy to find the right models and I feel I got lucky with the Sensor Series. Steve and Haley have been great.

      About to begin the casting call to find a female model for a new series I’ll be starting later this year and hoping we can find the perfect one. *fingers crossed*

  2. Abila

    Ooooo this is my favorite cover by far!!! I like Lucas’ hair most of all (in this and the chair picture). I know his hair is described as shorter in the books, but for some reason this cover and the chair picture capture exactly how I imagine Lucas would look. Melena’s look has always been spot on for me, but this is the first time I can say the same for Lucas too! I think he exudes a much more dangerous vibe, and the hair somehow makes his face appear more flawless so I hope you and your model decide to keep the hair! Lucas’ look never quite embodied my imagination’s combination of angelic beauty and hardened lethality until you gave us these two pictures!

    Thank you for writing! Tomorrow can’t get here soon enough!! This book will definitely help me with the withdrawal symptoms of finishing KMM’s Burned. I’m so excited =)

    Btw, have you read the Fever series?

    1. Susan Illene Post author

      Hey Abila, I’m glad you like the cover so much. I can’t control how long the models grow their hair, but have to agree the male model does look better with his longer (even if it does contradict Lucas a bit). The cover for book six will have a shot from the same photo shoot day, though different pose and wardrobe. You’ll hopefully find it just as appealing. I’m actually hoping he keeps growing it out even longer so we can match him perfectly for Micah’s spin-off book that will be published sometime in the next year or two. We’ll see how that goes!

      And, yes, I have read the Fever Series and enjoy it 🙂

  3. Jamie

    Are there any updates on the the release date for Darkness Shatters? It’s not showing up on Amazon…at least not as of 8 AM CST.


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