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Monday, April 19, 2010

"Offspring" cover art completed!


Here it is, finished at last! Today artist Kerem Beyit finished this piece for the cover of my second novel The Sword of the Dragon: Offspring. I gotta say I love it! He did a fabulous job in a few weeks' time. So I sent this off to Kirk DouPonce, the same designer who put together the cover for Swords of the Six. He'll have the cover design to me in the next week and then I'll plaster that everywhere I can to get people hyped!

Because AMG Publishers will be releasing my books, rather than Flaming Pen Press, I'm not sure if they'll use the cover design. But I want to spread it around anyway. The contract is taking a while and, because I make my living at this, I cannot afford to wait. I have always strived to be prepared and so I am proceeding as if I don't have their offer on the table. That way I can focus on one task at a time... and try to ignore the exciting reality of the contract.

7 comments:

Jacob R Parker said...

That came out terrific! Much better than I thought it would. And I hold Kerem Beyit's art in a very high esteem ;)

railrunner said...

It look terrific, love the glow around the dress and the sword!

Ellie said...

Beautiful... I particularly love the background... :)

Chris said...

This is great. I think my favorite part about it is that it complements the Swords of the Six cover well, which was also great.

I hope they do use it! I was skeptical at first, but I think this turned out very well.

Evergreena said...

Ooh, cool. :)

Star-Dreamer said...

That's amazing! Just beautiful... But I must say, you're very brave! I have an artist in mind that I would like to do the coverart for my book, but I'm not sure what Publishers say to things like that. However, this girl's tallant is absolutely amazing and I really would like her art to be my cover art. (and just because she is so amazing, here's a link to her site: http://meadowhaven.net :) )

Nathan R. Petrie said...

Very cool :) I ditto Jacob and Chris ;) And the cover design rocks :)

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