Cover Art Adventure

I've mentioned in previous posts that I plan to start doing my own book covers. I had planned to start with Sarai's Fortune. I designed three covers for the book and was going to do a cover vote this month. Then Andromeda's Fall and the Shadowcat Nation series were contracted by The Wild Rose Press... Continue Reading →

New Svatura Covers: Design Options

In a recent post, I shared my observations and research concerning book covers. The feedback I got was all over the map. Some look for unusual covers without the hot guy/girl on the cover. Some identify their genre by that hot guy/girl cover type. Originally, it was my idea/decision to go with the flowers for... Continue Reading →

Book Covers: Do People Sell Better?

Guest Post Re-Post: Originally posted as a guest post - part of my Black Orchid blog tour organized by Masquerade Crew. *** We all know book covers are the first way readers are drawn to a book they buy - especially from an author they haven't read. A book cover needs to stand out among the multitudes... Continue Reading →

Designing My Owen Book Covers

Over the last few months I've been on a bit of a journey in relation to my book covers. Let me start at the beginning... Tax season rolled around this year and, of course, we had to submit all my book related stuff. I'll admit that for the year 2013 I was a tad disappointed... Continue Reading →

Black Orchid Cover Reveal

Black Orchid (Svatura Series #4) by Abigail Owen    Designed by: Jason Vines Publication Date: May 23, 2014 Series: Svatura, Book Four (Final Book) Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance Heartbroken... Adelaide Jenner feels nothing... she is completely numb inside. Her te'sorthene, her fated love, abandoned her and joined their enemy. On that day her sister turned off all Adelaide's emotions in... Continue Reading →

Andromeda’s Fall: Cover Reveal!

Andromeda's Fall by Abigail Owen  Designed by: Regina Wamba from Mae I Design Publication Date: February 25, 2014 Series: Shadowcat Nation, Book One Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance (18+) Andie Reynolds is being hunted. After witnessing her mother's violent death at the hands of a pack of wolf shifters, Andie has devoted her life to protecting her community of... Continue Reading →

Crimson Dahlia Cover Reveal

I am so excited to finally be able to share the book cover for Hyacinth - Book #3 of the Svatura Series!!!! I've blogged about my book cover/title process before (click here). The book covers for this series have some specific elements: the flower, the title meaning, the swirlies in the background. Below are the... Continue Reading →

Hyacinth Book Cover Reveal!!!

I am thrilled with the results. So - without further ado - here is the book cover for Hyacinth!!! I am so excited to finally be able to share the book cover for Hyacinth - Book #2 of the Svatura Series!!!! First to add a little background... When I decided on a title for the... Continue Reading →

Book Cover Part #2 – Decisions, Decisions

In a previous blog post titled "Book Cover Part #1 - Getting Started" I discussed steps 1-3 (out of 5) that I am following to create the book cover for my first publication - Blue Violet - due out this August. Step 1 was researching what's needed for a book cover - basics like size of the image, typical... Continue Reading →

Book Cover Part 1 – Getting Started

As I travel down this path of publishing my first book - Blue Violet - I now find myself at the point of creating a book cover. Every blog post, article, and website I've seen so far has stressed the importance of a good book cover. According to a Taleist report, authors who got outside... Continue Reading →

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