Although book 5 – Ubara of Gor – is some way off still (you won't see it until the end of the year), preparations are already underway for it, in that I have seven or so chapters written and it will be an ongoing piece of work alongside my other writing over the next seven months or so. In the meantime, chloeK, my talented collaborator in these Gor novels, has begun working on concept pieces of art and I had to share this one straight away as it's Emma's new look for Ubara of Gor.
We like to update/change Emma's look with each subsequent novel, partly to reflect the passage of time, and also to factor in the change of circumstances. In Ubara of Gor Emma will be in a tropical climate, so we've darkened her skin from the sun and slightly changed the shade of her hair colour, again due to the sun, as she'll have been onboard ship for several months by the start of the book, and we wanted more of an equatorial feel to her clothing and accessories.
The white breach cloth and beads look is a uniform look for slave girls on the Larl of the Thassa, and quite common on the islands and coastline of the Black Ubardoms, and chloeK has given Emma a new crescent style collar in place of the choker style collars of central Gor. Again this subtly reflects a change of location.
Emma is of course an unrepentant makeup junkie and you'll rarely see her without perfectly applied slave cosmetics. It's something she learned to do on Earth to a high standard. This goes as far as her nails too.
Hope you like Emma's new pirate/jungle look. :)