Cover Reveal: My Lord, by L. B. Shimaira

17 Feb 2023

Hello! And welcome to the reveal of a new cover.

Today, we have the pleasure of helping to reveal the new cover of My Lord, a queer erotic gothic horror novel, by the talented L. B. Shimaira.

Let's take a look at the blurb first!

"You try to comfort yourself with visions of events that didn't happen, but that doesn't mean that what did happen left no scars."

After losing hearth and home, Meya attempts to escape the traumatic memories by travelling east. In 13th century Tristanja, however, it’s not safe to be alone.

A local slave trader catches wind of the kinless woman and abducts her in the dead of night. Beaten and abused, the now meek Meya is sold to Lord Deminas. He's known to be cruel, yet becomes strangely protective of his new chambermaid, punishing anyone who dares hurt her. After cutting her to drink her blood, he even uses his own to heal her wounds.

Meya and her paramour wonder if Deminas' dark secret is why servants regularly vanish, including the lord's previous chambermaids. However, the two women quickly learn that Lord Deminas isn't the only danger lurking in the castle's shadows.

MY LORD is a queer, slow-burn erotic gothic horror novel about rediscovering yourself after trauma—with kinky, blood-drinking immortals and polyamory.

Content warning: Abduction, off-page and non-graphic sexual abuse (rape is condemned and sexual abusers are killed), explicit sexual content (consent is emphasised), kink (wax play, knife and blood play, primal play, bondage, and mention of spanking and breath play), graphic violence, gore, death, vampirism, cannibalism, and illness (pneumonia).

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Let's take a look at the cover, designed by Holly Bunn


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L. B. Shimaira

L. B. Shimaira

L. B. Shimaira is from the Netherlands, born in 1989, is married and has a daughter. She has a Bachelor of Applied Science degree and works as a research technician developing vaccines.

As a lover of horror, she mainly writes dark fiction befitting various genres. Most of her works are inspired by her dreams and nightmares, giving them a vivid sense of realism. Polyamory tends to sneak into her works, even if just a notion, and LGBTQ+ characters are always present in her novels.

She's autistic, struggled with depression as a teen, and received therapy for PTSD in 2019.When it comes to LGBTQ+ labels, it's often easier to simply say she's queer. But, for anyone interested: she's polyamorous, pan grey-asexual, idemromantic. She uses both she/her and they/them pronouns. The term quoigender fits her gender identity best, though she's fine calling herself female.