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Friday, February 1, 2013

The Renaissance of Hetty Locklear by M. Pax

It may look like I am turning out a lot at once, but both this and the last cover were in the works for some time. I really do wish I could work faster, but I'm not sure how to cut corners. My friends in college used to joke me with phrases like 'OCD much?" when they caught me obsessing over a piece or organizing my paints in prism order ... lol.

This cover is sort of different for me. I've been hired to do several chic-lit genre book covers, lately, but never one with a Gothic main character with medieval reenactment parents, and did I mention a ghost ... lol? Kind of full of genre merging. I decided to go for a cross between a mystical portrait and a memory of an alter-ego.


The journey into adulthood is stranger than she expects.

Graduation from community college isn’t the magic elixir Hetty Locklear counts on for becoming an adult. Her parents, who work the Renaissance fair circuit, insist she spend part of the summer with them. Hetty doubts pretending to live in the Middle Ages will help her find her way. To make it worse, an entity haunts her at her dead-end job, warning her of a dangerous man she doesn’t know. The ghost leads her to a lover who has a lot of secrets. He pulls her farther into peril and into a strange, hidden world of genetic experimentation.


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Until next time ...
Aidana WillowRaven