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Monday, July 11, 2011

The book cover for YA novel 'Life on Hold' is ready for show. Yeah!

Whew! I was afraid I'd never decide what to do as cover art for Beverly Stowe McClure's Life on Hold. This YA novel is so dramatically different than the first one I did for her, Just Breeze, that I was at a loss as to how to portray the story as a whole without giving too much away. Then it hit me. 

Here is the back cover blurb:

4RV Publishing
A paper found.
A secret revealed. 
A girl's life changed forever. 

Myra Gibson's life is a lie. For sixteen years her parents have kept their secret, but the adoption paper she discovers while cleaning the guesthouse tells the truth. As the past and present collide, Myra begins a journey she may regret.
I love my work! 

I'll let you know when it's ready for pre-orders.

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Aidana WillowRaven

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*To help in the creation of the Life on Hold cover art, I used sveva's SV Light Helper Tutorial and IBL Lights. They can be found at Renderosity.


  1. You're way ahead of me. I retweeted and sent to Facebook. Will do more, but trying to read the ms now to send you. Thanks for another perfect cover.

  2. You're very welcome. I love your books, so it's easy.

  3. The cover of the book play ans important role to have more readers.Lots of people first check the cover, then they take the book to read.So, we should make the cover attractive.The above design is very attractive.
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  4. Thanks, Magento. And you are correct, statistics prove that people DO judge a book by it's cover.

    70% of all book sales are attributed to the cover. That's a huge responsibility on the artist. It can make or break a book's chances of being picked up, turned over (for the blurb), and thumbed through, with the author's hook (the words), making the final catch.

    But without the right bait ... no fish.

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  5. *sends Aidana more hooks to use for bait*

  6. LOL

    I've seen the 4RV schedule for the next five years, Viv. She ain't playin', folks!

    But I love it. Bring it on!


  7. And you keep wanting more and more books out because you come up with those great covers.

  8. Well ... SOMEONE has to be my guinea pig ... lol.

  9. Wow, you've got me hooked. Love the cover, wanna read the book. Do let us know when it's ready for preorders.

  10. Nice cover art.It seems you work for 4RV...they won't let you go!

  11. Thanks, Margaret. I think Bev and I make a pretty decent mix. This is my second cover for her, and it looks like it's going to be just as popular as the 'Just Breeze' cover.

    Thanks, O. I do work for 4RV as their Art Director & VP of Operations, but I also work freelance. But you're right, Viv has me for life .. lol.

    Thank you, Beth. We should team up soon, ourselves, which is very possible, since you're part of the 4RV family.

    Thank you all for stopping by and leaving comments.

  12. Great job, Aidana. It's a beautiful cover.

  13. Beautiful! I'm a huge fan, can hardly wait for this latest release ladies!

  14. Amazing! From the backcover blurb, you got it hook, line, and sinker!

    Karen Cioffi Writing and Marketing

  15. Thanks, Karen. I hope you enjoy the book, when it comes out. And thanks, also, for spreading the word.

  16. Thanks, N.A. I am pretty excited when I know Beverly has a book in the line up, myself. I claimed dibs on the project pretty quick ... lol.


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