I’ve got some prrreeeetty exciting news about Soul Avenged ... It’s about to get a makeover.

That’s right, to keep the look of the series consistent, I’m having the cover redesigned by my favorite Cali photographer, David Wagner, who has designed not only Soul Resurrected but will be designing Soul Enslaved as well.

All of the content in Soul Avenged will remain the same so if you have an older version of the book, no worries, the story will not change.

Only the face.

And speaking of faces …

Ayden is going to have a new look as well!

Meet Carla Coates (Carla Harvey as I knew her).

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Not only has she worked as an entertainment reporter for the Playboy Channel with a variety of roles in film and TV, and published a comic book that premiered at Comic Con 2011 - (yes, she's an insanely talented artist), she’s also the lead singer of the Butcher Babies AND a former classmate of mine.  Originally from Detroit, Carla moved out to L.A. to pursue her dreams of music and mayhem, proving that you CAN make a living doing what you love.

With all this going on, including an international tour that will have her on the road most of this year, I was a little nervous to ask if she’d like to be the fresh new face of Soul Avenged.  After all, Carla and her co-singer, Heidi, were dubbed the Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock by Revolver Magazine.  She's a hot ticket right now and her fan base keeps growing.  Which ... ahem ... includes me if you care to take a gander at my writing playlists.  I saw her band play last year at The Machine Shop and holy hell they put on one badass show!

(pssst!  Check it out:  Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock )

I was pretty damn thrilled when she said she'd love to!

Carla easily has Ayden’s badass, lycan-slaying, take no shit look.  And I am so excited to feature a Detroit native, the city where the series is set.

So, the deets still need to be worked out, but the photo shoot will happen sometime after Soul Enslaved.  And … for those attending the San Francisco signing next summer, I’ll have a gorgeous batch of books to sign!