Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Pre-made Cover For Sale - Paranormal Romance

I've designed this as a "Vampire" cover, but it would work for any Paranormal Romance. When you purchase it, I re-arrange the title / name to fit your title and name, include your tagline, and remove the watermark. I don't resell the design after you've purchased it.

A Paranormal Romance cover. Price: $99.
Add a back for print: $149.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Pre-made Cover For Sale - Young Adult / Contemporary Romance

I have some pre-made covers, for which you can buy the rights to use with your book. I change the title to your title and "Author Name" to your name. (I hope that was obvious, but it's best to be explicit!)  If you purchase it, I won't won't sell it again.

This cover would be perfect for a Young Adult / Contemporary Romance. A New York Times Review of Books blurb is not included.  :) 

If you're interested in purchasing it, email Price: $79.
Add a back for print: $129.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Urban Fantasy Series

Here's an example of planning a "look" for a series. I've only published one of these so far, A Vampire Carol. However, I have two others planned, and wanted a unified design for each of the books.

Here are some elements that help give a series a similar look, while still allowing for the individuality of each book:

(1) Font
(2) Characters
(3) Placement of Title and Author name
(4) Recurring symbols or motifs

Not every series has to use all of these. Here, for instance, the characters are not exactly the same across all the covers. The font of the title and author name are the same however. The pattern of the title is similar as well (each relates to a holiday, each is a "A Vampire X"). Since these novellas tie into holidays, I've used holiday motifs in each one. Though the individual item changes, it's position on the cover is approximately the same.

Science Fiction Cover - STRAT

This is my latest release, a hard science fiction novel about a backwater hick thrown into a galactic war. You can purchase it here.

Spiritual Covers - Mystics and Martyrs and Eti Ati

This is a nonfiction book about mystics from nine different faiths. You can purchase it on Amazon here.

Here's another nonfiction book which I did for the same author:

This book can be purchased here.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

A fun book I read to review. I don't know what the cover art will be, but I couldn't resist my own take. I wanted a hint of mermaids without being too mallet-to-your-face about it.
Here's two quite different concept pieces for a friend's dark fantasy. In the first one, I emphasized the female lead, who is a belly dancer. The second one shows the male lead, and the demons haunting him, urging him to rape, that he struggles to resist. The whole mood of the cover is darker, more like a horror or dark fantasy.

I prefer the first one, but then, I'm not a big horror fan. Which one captures the novel best? I'm not sure. Probably, I need to go back to the drawing board on this one....

A sweet Western Romance. To be honest, I had a hard time getting this one right. I'm still not sure I did. I had to do the drawing from scratch on this one, and my hand drawing skills just aren't as good as I'd like.

Here's the original sketch:

Quite different, as you can see. The author said the heroine was too pretty and feminine, and could I make her more plain. She wanted her in pants, not a skirt, not such a fancy hair-do. Hence the changes.

A simple 70s style cover. Front and back. The selling point is the author's name; in this case, the renowned Author Name.

Friday, April 17, 2009

A sexy romance.

With a romance, most covers show the hero, the heroine, or both. To make it fresh and unique, it's nice to capture the mood of the novel. In this case, there was an icy magic involved, as well as a troubled hero, so I went with the cool blue against the dark.

Monday, March 30, 2009

This was my first draft for the cover of a post-apocalyptic, dystopian zombie novel. I tried to depict a gladitorial fight between zombies over a shark pit arena (how cool is that?!) and the cynical, hard-bitten (hehe) main character. I felt I hadn't really captured it.

Next I aimed something less specific, more atmospheric -- to project the terror and decay of the future world depicted in the book.