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COVER REVEAL: HERS, UNTAMED BY ANNA ADLER

Today is a great day for me because I get to share the cover reveal for Anna Adler’s sexy sci-fi novel, Hers, Untamed. Are you ready?   Alyssa Cressfield always wanted a pet—a big, sexy man who would look impressive on a leash. Now, she is finally ready to realize her dream. She visits a pet training center, intending to buy a trained pet. Instead she finds Jax, a fierce human-alien hybrid freshly caught from space, still untamed and unbroken. Alyssa has never encountered an untamed pet before. She can’t resist temptation; she must have him. On Silenia, it is Read More

Man Standing in a Beautiful Forest: The Surreal Art of Tithi Luadthong

It was difficult for me to choose which illustrations of Tithi’s to feature in this post. I find each and every one of them incredible, from his quirky, dreamlike landscapes to his dark, edgy science-fiction cities reminiscent of Blade Runner and Gibson’s Neuromancer. When I first started thinking about the cover for my debut novel, The Seeds of Winter, all I knew was that I wanted an illustration, something that would not only stand out, but that reflected the surreal tone of my novel. The first month or so of my hunt was a disaster (more on that in next Read More

The Seeds of Winter

COVER REVEAL: THE SEEDS OF WINTER

I’m thrilled to finally reveal the cover for my debut science-fiction novel, The Seeds of Winter. It wasn’t easy getting a cover I love, but I think the final result was worth every bit of angst. Thank you so much to my incredible cover illustrator, Tithi Luadthong (who I’ll be interviewing later this month), and big love to Emily Flynn-Jones, Anna Adler, T.M. Rain, and the Brothers Cross for allowing me to pester them repeatedly for their opinions. I’m now going to pour myself a stiff drink and kick back with some Horizon Zero Dawn.  (That’s a lie; I’ve got Read More

Getting the Most out of Your Book Cover Designer: James T. Egan and Bookfly Design

As authors, we’re constantly told how important having a great book cover is. Many of us don’t have the skills required to create a successful cover, so we commission a designer to do it for us. But even in the hands of a professional, getting that perfect cover can be a challenge. I interviewed James T. Egan, Bookfly Design’s star cover designer about the mistakes indie authors make when designing their own book covers and how they can get the most out of their book cover designer. What are the worst mistakes authors tend to make when designing their own Read More