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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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Until next time ...
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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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Until next time ...
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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

'Foundations of Faith' ~ Book One of the Brother Thomas and the Guardians of Zion series by Michael Chrobak @MChrobak234

When Michael started sharing his plans for his Brother Thomas and the Guardians of Zion book series, I couldn't wait to get started on the cover art and design. If I remember right, Michael is planning on maybe two new books a year for the series. Looks like I'll be kept busy, lol.

I LOVE MY JOB!!!

Along with the cover, I've also created a logo (below) and building website for his new publishing company, Seneschal Publishing.

Back cover:

Thomas could think of a million places he’d rather be right now than on a Confirmation retreat. After all, his parents had forced him to attend. It’s only Saturday morning and already he wants to leave. All that changes when Thomas is challenged by a dark presence that wants nothing more than to see his faith fail, a faith he didn’t even know he had. As the darkness consumes him, Thomas’ entire world breaks apart.

Can Thomas find the strength to resist the darkness? Will he become the person Father Dominic believes he will be? Can he really accept the quest to find the Guardians of Zion, or was that just a dream? If only he had superpowers. But then again, perhaps he does…










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

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