Cover reveal for Bite Back books 3 and 4

Cover reveal – books 3 and 4

I’m in the last few chapters of editing. Good news (I think): the book has got longer.

I’m a guest at a French convention in Lille, Les Halliénales, this weekend, so this week’s cover reveal is a short post concentrating on the images themselves. As I haven’t much to say, you get two for the price of one! Book 3 and book 4 covers!

Feedback always welcome: Do you like the images? Do they convey Bite Back well? Do they feel branded in the same way as books 1 and 2?


First, the full images which will be used for the print books.


And the eBook images.


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About Mark Henwick

I was born in Africa and left out in the sun too often. An early interest in philosophy and psychology was adequately exorcised by tending bars. And while trying to enroll in a class to read Science Fiction full time, I ended up taking an engineering degree which splendidly qualified me to move into marketing. That in turn spawned a late onset career in creative writing. When not working, I get high by the slightly less conventional means of a small light aircraft. My first books are available on Amazon at

11 responses to “Cover reveal for Bite Back books 3 and 4”

  1. daniel says :

    Those covers are bada**. They actually are scenes from the book or at least based on scenes rather then just random cool looking action scenes that so many books do.

  2. Rocky Wells says :

    Rereading the series now in prep for new release and I agree with Daniel above – I can visualize the entire scene from the cover. Great job!!

    • Mark Henwick says :

      Thank you!

      If I was being 100%, I guess we’d have Amber at a junction with a dirt road and clouds of dust etc. but I’m pleased with the way these turned out.

  3. Justin says :

    I am a coward and therefore will continue the trend of agreeing with what everyone else has said. The covers do indeed invoke scenes in my mind. Although I DO think Wlid Card has to much red, or least it’s a few shade to bright. My own personal preference.

    • Mark Henwick says :

      Lol. No one is ‘wrong’.

      Yes, Amber’s fight in the snow with Ops 4-16 didn’t have them firing bombs back at her. As ever, the cover has to stand out and the colours need to look pleasing when they’re on Amazon, so we needed a balance for the blues and that seemed the easiest way to do it. It kept a ‘brand’ feeling with the first two.

  4. setaian says :

    I actually really like the covers.

    Something that really bothers me (being pedantic here) is when the cover art doesn’t match the characters in the book. I like that you go the extra mile to make sure your covers match the book.

    And something else that bothers me is when the main character is supposed to be one type of SF operator or another and the details aren’t right. I mean things like the way the model holds a gun. or the type of camouflage pattern the model is wearing.

    But your covers are good with that sort of stuff. Whoever advised the model did a pretty good job.

    • Mark Henwick says :

      Thanks Ian. Hopefully, 4th time lucky!

      Andrew Dobell (photographer) and I both gave Maria a run-down on handling the guns & trigger discipline.

      (They’re all props by the way (airsoft or deactivated weapons). You wouldn’t believe the hoops we’d have to jump through if they were real guns.)

      • setaian says :

        Not bad to have non-functioning guns. Even a blank firing gun can kill in certain situations. A few years ago I was in a self defence class basically talking about dealing with firearms (honestly an absolute last resort, you might live but you’ll probably die). We had about 5 or 6 deactivated pistols, glocks and brownings mostly. One of the students picked one up and was waving it around. Should have seen the armorer go at him. Tore strips off him and made him sit out the class.

        Every gun is loaded, even guns that can’t be loaded. And when guns are out the joking around ends.

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