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Monday, April 17, 2017

INTO THE ABYSS ~ cover design for Mark Roysdon (@MRoysdonAuthor)

Who's up for some true-crime?
I know my typical project includes both original cover art and design, but this time, the author had taken a couple photos and had a clear plan for me to follow. All I had to do was put the elements together and ready it for print. 
At first, I was a bit unsure about a cover with a greyscale palette but I really think the yellow pops against the grays and works for the genre.
Check out the blurb:
Into The Abyss is the story of Mark's roller coaster life of being a trusted, respected person and member of society to becoming a convicted felon forever changing his status in the same society he must exist in.

During criminal proceedings and after his conviction, Mark never had the opportunity to tell his side of the story.

The victim and his wife, who actually pulled the trigger, told their stories through several media outlets and even on a national daytime television program.
Finally, Mark shares his side without omission or interruption. The journey continues through his incarceration within the confines of The State of Ohio Department of Corrections with many true twist and turns.

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AUTHOR BIO:
Mark Roysdon has more than 20 years working in public safety starting out as a volunteer firefighter at the age of eighteen. When he turned twenty-three, he worked for the U.S. Air Force as a security contractor in a highly sensitive classified program. 

Mark was employed as a Law Enforcement Officer in a busy metropolitan city in Ohio with twelve years of experience. Mark then assumed responsibility in the corporate world as an Investigator conducting criminal and non-criminal investigations spanning both east and west coasts of the United States. After five years, Mark became a victim of corporate downsizing and it was near this point when his downward spiral Into The Abyss began.

These days, Mark and his wife enjoy spending time on the Gulf of Mexico while exploring wildlife.

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Don't forget to follow Mark online to stay updated. 😊












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Until next time ...
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Sunday, April 16, 2017

HOW BOUT DAT? ~ cover art & design for short film & actor/director/writer, Garett R. Nadrich (@ActorPoetG)

This project has me excited for three reasons.... 
One, I got to work with Garett again. Our first project together was for his work-in-progress, book of poetry, Living in Cyn (writing under his author pseudonym, Cyntax). Garett is just one of those easy-to-work-with clients who knows how to provide project parameters then let the artist in me lose. In other words, he doesn't micro-manage.
The second reason, as if creating his book cover wasn't cool enough, Garett reached out a couple years later, out of the blue, to ask me to create the cover for his short film to be listed on IMBD (The Internet Movie Database), How Bout Dat? I can honestly say, I never expected to see one of my creations on a movie cover. 😊

And the third reason ... Thanks to this project, I now have my very own IMDb page 😲... How cool is that?!? When someone visits the How Bout Dat? page and they click the 'See full cast & crew' link in the description, it leads the visitor to the page where 'Art Department' is listed, among other non-cast members.

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A man cheats on his wife while she is out of town and he brings home a crazy woman. She refuses to leave his place before his wife comes home; unless he pays her $1,000. The musical track, How Bout Dat?, by Cyntax, tells the story.
Director:
 Garett R. Nadrich

Writer:
 Garett R. Nadrich

Be sure to follow Garett's various networks to stay up to date on all of his creative endeavors, from his acting to his music to his writing  ...

Twitter

Instagram

YouTube

iTunes

IMDb









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Until next time ...
Aidana WillowRaven


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Friday, April 7, 2017

In Pain On Purpose ~ cover art & design for Donita J Clark (@donitajclark)

I'm excited to introduce you all to an author I'm sure to enjoy working with for years to come; Donita J. Clark, and her book, In Pain On Purpose.

We worked together on more than just the cover for her book. We also created an author-brand logo, a website, the book's layout for print, the copyedit, and everything in relation to her writing needs for this and any books to come, including marketing materials and ebook coding.

First, check out the book's blurb. Then, be sure to follow Donita on social media (links below).

a romantic, urban-suspense drama

Nyla met Hank when she was 16 years old. She thought that she had found true love until she awoke in a shallow grave covered with dirt; Hank had left her for dead. Nyla laid there gasping for air as each painful moment of her life flashed before her. Every painful memory of her past haunted her. Was this the end of her life or would she emerge from this cold, dead place?




In Pain On Purpose will be available in hardcover, paperback, and ebook.



                                          Website       Twitter       Facebook       YouTube       Google










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Until next time ...
Aidana WillowRaven


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Thursday, March 23, 2017

New pre-made cover, ideal for a crime or spy novel, for sale ...

Another one of my few pre-made covers is up for sale on my website. Although I see it as a crime/spy scene, you may see it for another genre. 

The listed price includes the title and byline change, as well as prepping it for both print and ebook. 

If you think this cover fits your needs, give me a shout. 










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Friday, December 16, 2016

Cover art and design for TRIUMPH, by Ingrid Kern (@Ingrid1Kern) is ready for show.

I love, Love, LOVE it when an author lets me just go with an idea.

When Ingrid first contacted me on Twitter, then we moved to the live chat window on my site, we kind of came up with a vague, abstract plan of some running shoes and a butterfly or dragonfly to express Victory (which was the title at the time) and freedom which had been gained from running, and she set me loose.

Well, the first two ideas just weren't feeling right (and I know I was stressing her out with the lack of something to show her), so I asked her if I could paint a phoenix instead of a butterfly or dragonfly. She said go for it. (Yea!) Suddenly, my muse woke up and kicked me in gear, which also resulted in a title change.

And this is the result. I had so much fun, too. I can't wait for our next project.

Back cover:

Taming the Monster Within

The author's commitment to overcome her doubts and fears; quiet the voices in her head; and make one of her dreams come true to participate in the Summer Senior Olympics after 49 years of not running at all, takes the reader through some 4 years of her training, her search for answers and her desire to leave the past behind. Finishing 7th with a torn hamstring at The National Games in 2011 ended her career as a Sprinter. 

The book gives the reader a glimpse of what the author, who has been physically, emotionally and psychologically abused as a child, was daily going through to get past the still powerfully looming influence of her father. The physical pain due to a few injuries made her connect to the pain she endured as a child; going deeper and finally receiving psychological help she continued her intense work on taming the monster called FEAR.

Will be available in both paperback and hardcover.

Be sure to connect with Ingrid Kern online, too: 










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Monday, November 14, 2016

Valley of the Dead, by Crystal M Romero (@Crstl_M_Romero), has new cover art and design.

New cover won't be available immediately.
When Crystal Romero contacted me about revamping the cover for Valley of the Dead, I was excited about approaching it from a new angle, expressing a new style while holding true to the story and genre.

To be honest, I feel this new cover fits our original vibe before we got distracted by details. You can check out the old cover below.

So without further ado ... The blurb:

Because of nationwide marriage equality, this year's Gay Pride weekend promised to be the best one ever. Across California’s Silicon Valley, couples gathered for numerous weddings, and people showed their pride at a downtown park. Nothing, not even religious protests could ruin the weekend. 

Yvonne Martin just wanted to relax at home this year and dream about white sand beaches. Then Reggie called with crazy talk about zombies at the door and pleas for her to save him. Setting out on this rescue mission, the chaos outside quickly proved that much more than the weekend was ruined. Along the way, they are thrown together with Captain Jacqueline Rhodes and Officer Morales, the last survivors of the police force. Together they must make their escape from this Valley of the Dead.



old cover
Be sure to connect with Crystal online, too: 
















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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Blades and Roses ~ cover art & design for J.E. Peter (@RavenVyper)

Premade cover 'gothic rose and hand' ... going, going, SOLD to the author of Blades and Roses, J.E. Peter.

Personally, I think artwork with an official book title and byline always looks happier. :D

I think this particular selling of a premade cover is the fastest I've ever had. Joanne contacted me on twitter the same day the blog post went live. I should do more works like this, lol.


Of course, a book needs a blurb; so without further ado ...

Have you ever stared death in the eye? And wondered how cold, dark and calculative it is? Death itself was a force to be reckoned with – one that could not be torn asunder or led astray. If it set its hooks and claws in you, if it bayed for your flesh and soul like the voracious pestilent beast it truly it is, then it will claim you. 

It will never stop. It will never fade. It will never break. 

Death was careful and persistent, ever vigilant on its quarry. 

Death would not be denied.

But I had done the irrevocable. I conquered Death. I courted the Shadows. I loved its Reaper. 

And tonight, I would fight for him. 

Why?


Because I am powerful. I am immortal. I am…Ethereal.  

See? Isn't it so much nicer when an artwork has words to accompany it? It sure is to me. Then, again, I went to art school to become a book cover artist, so to me, they just go together.

Don't forget to connect with J.E. Peter online ...








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