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Sunday, October 25, 2015

The Orb ~ cover art and design for book 1 of The Witches of Aba Nam series by Ross Homer (@RossGHomer)

Having worked with Ross on his Scepter of the Nile series, I relished the opportunity to re-dress his The Witches of Aba Nam series. Maybe my cover version will breathe some new life into the series and attract some new fans to Ross' writing.

Tori, the Queen of Aba Nam, sits in defeat, staring distantly; not seeing the devastation all around her as storm clouds churn across the sky of her home world. Blocked at every turn, her abilities as a sorceress have failed her ... failed her realm.

Taagen Davis stares at a blank computer screen waiting for inspiration for his next mystery novel. Eyes absently gazing over the San Francisco Bay; he too is blocked ... his creativity stifled.

In their infinite wisdom, the Fates have decided these two people, from wildly different worlds, will meet on a dark mountain road in California.

Nothing will ever be the same for either of them.



Get to know Ross Homer and his work better by visiting his website and Twitter pages:









Onto wrapping up the next book :-D
Until next time ...
Aidana WillowRaven

http://WillowRaven.weebly.com

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Monday, October 19, 2015

"Return to Dune Towers" writing challenge - submission by Tabitha Thompson (@TabiCat90)



Here’s Tabitha Thompson's (@TabiCat90) new story Phoenix, written to accompany my Return to Dune Towers piece above.

Out of everyone, she survived. Everything that was thrown at her she exceeded beyond expectation. With her mother’s green dress draped over her like a shield, she gazed upon the place that had once ridiculed her, banished her and almost killed her. Although her legs was heavy due to the relentless torture that she endured, she finally escaped the torture that plagued her for several months that left her speechless upon her return as a new person who wasn’t driven on fear but anger. The blood, sweat and tears were cleverly hidden along with her true identity; the only sounds that accompained the police helicopters was the rapid beating of her bitter, cold, heavy heart as her silence remained deafening. Her dress matching green eyes flickered with vengeance as she stood, watched and waited for her chance to once again rise from the ashes and take back what was hers.

Isn't it amazing how many different stories can come from one artwork?

To follow Tabitha and her other works:

Blog:
Creative Soul

On Tumbler:
Tabitha Thompson

And on Twitter:
Tabitha Thompson
@TabiCat90

Wish to participate in the challenge? If so write a short for this artwork, and I'll post it with links to your website and/or network profiles. 

As seen on Twitter:

Visual writing prompt: http://willowraven.weebly.com/return-to-dune-towers.html Write a short for this & I'll post it w link to you






Onto wrapping up the next book :-D
Until next time ...
Aidana WillowRaven


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Friday, October 9, 2015

Innocence Lost by Philip Sherman Mygatt (@large_marge) ~ cover art and design:

I was excited and inspired when Philip contacted me about a re-creation for his book Innocence Lost. Excited because I really like diversifying the genre range of my folio. It's too easy to get type-cast as JUST a sci-fi/fantasy artist. Inspired by the story he wove during our initial live chat meeting. Then again as I embarked on visual and historical research on a subject I really did not learn enough about in school.

Review: “I finished reading INNOCENCE LOST - A CHILDHOOD STOLEN last night. I read straight through one afternoon and the next day, because I couldn’t put it down. Mira’s story felt more real than any fiction I’ve ever read. The interview format places it in real time, and the complex characters further enhance the story’s telling. The reader is there, standing in line at Auschwitz. We all know where the lines end, yet we know Mira has survived to tell the story. We live the horror of the Holocaust through a child’s eyes and, then, the thrill of a life saved. It’s tense. It’s historical. It’s heartbreaking and, finally, it’s fulfilling. The use of German phrases throughout was the perfect touch. I highly recommend INNOCENCE LOST.”

~Nadja Bernitt, author of FINAL GRAVE, a mystery set in the wilds of Idaho.


Be sure to follow Philip online:

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Author Website







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Aidana WillowRaven

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