For Elizabeth McCoy! This is the cover art for her thoroughly enjoyable space opera novel, Queen of Roses:
The official teaser says it best:
Sarafina was content to be an accountant, insulated from the public as she kept the numbers behaving and played chess with her fellows. But when the First Daris Bank is bought out, her indenture is sold to a cruise ship and Sarafina is thrust into a job she was never meant for. Now she’s dealing with a motley crew, drunkard captain, flirtatious first officer, fire-sale equipment, and worst of all . . . Passengers.
The author was kind enough to give me a free copy of the story text, and it kept me happily entertained while I was drawing this. Especially the bits with Sapient Loren (one of the awesome A.I. characters). Who would’ve thought that a computer could be so suave?