Category Archives for Book Goodies

Book Review: The Slave City

I haven’t done a book review on the blog in ages. Not sure why, really, other than time constraints. Oh yeah, that. I suppose it’s no coincidence either that the last book I reviewed was by the same author in the same series as today’s review. So I’m very pleased to present: Continue reading

Halloween Ebook Giveaways for 2018

The website is back up (obviously) and with a spiffy new look! What do you think? I rather like it, though it’s still an ongoing project to update past posts to make sure they still look good with the new theme.

And speaking of new things, I’m currently trying out Instafreebie (now called Prolific Works—could they have picked a more generic name?) to see if it helps get my books out there and people signed up for my mailing list. It’s a bit too early to tell, but we’ll see. Continue reading

Cover Art for A Shadowed Spirit — Part Two

In part one we went over the evolution of the cover art for A Shadowed Spirit in black and white, created by the talented Ferdinand D. Ladera. Now, in part two, we’ll go over the color variations of the final black and white image. I have to say, this was the most challenging aspect. I think it was because I had particular demands for the coloring of the tree, and it was difficult finding a way to accommodate that as well producing a visually appealing image. Continue reading

Cover Art for A Shadowed Spirit — Part One

Well, it’s been a really long road, but all the formatting and cover art business for A Shadowed Spirit is finally coming to an end. Normally it wouldn’t have taken so long, but along with getting A Shadowed Spirit ready for publication, we’ve also been reformatting The Thirteenth Tower due to changing printers. We’ve also made some adjustments to the back portion of the cover to help keep it a bit closer to A Shadowed Spirit. It literally created twice as much work, and I’ve been in a “I just need to get this done” haze for the past two months.

Anyway, did I say it’s almost done? Please excuse me while I go laugh/cry hysterically in the corner while petting my hair as I recover from it all. As hard as writing can be sometimes, compared to publishing, writing is like rocketing yourself out of a cannon while coated in baby oil. And on that image… Continue reading

The Forgotten Web Cover (and Blurb) Reveal

For the cover of The Forgotten Web, I got to work with Jenny over at Seedlings Design Studio. She was a pleasure to work with–an absolute sweetheart and she knows her stuff. I highly recommend her. I figured I’d do the reveal for the cover like I did for The Thirteenth Tower, only it will be shorter, because there weren’t nearly as many revisions.

So! After settling on a few stock images and a font, this is what she sent me (click on the thumbnails to increase size): Continue reading

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