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In the Mage’s Arms Cover

Yep, she showed it off on her blog and I missed it. So much for stalking her Facebook feed.

Anyway, here it is…book two of the Magiste Chronicals.

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Again the model images provided by Period Images. It is basically the same as the first book, In the Devil’s Arms. Same textures and brushes were used. We changed the models to match the story of course. The guy went from a brunette coloring to more blonde. She went from blonde to more of a honey brunette.

She did extensive rewriting and editing of this story. Go read an excerpt at her blog and then go to one of the links to pre-order. It will be out just in time for Halloween!

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Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Mages-Arms-Magiste-Chronicles-Book-ebook/dp/B01M1RKUDD
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mages-Arms-Magiste-Chronicles-Book-ebook/dp/B01M1RKUDD
All Romance Ebooks (ARe): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mages-Arms-Magiste-Chronicles-Book-ebook/dp/B01M1RKUDD

iBooks/Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/au/book/in-the-mages-arms/id1156809730?mt=11
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/667051

Norseman’s Revenge Cover

animatedrevengesmall-192x288This was the first cover I did for Gianna. She had picked some wonderful model stock from Period Images featuring Gunter and Jax. So, instead of reworking the cover from scratch, I decided to see how I would utilize the exact same images yet get a different look. I loved the challenge. It amazes me to no end how different people can manipulate the same images.

To be perfectly honest, at the time people weren’t beating down my door asking me for covers. While we were chatting I just asked for her to send me the images from her cover. If she liked what I did, then she could use it and if not then absolutely nothing is lost. I loved this arrangement too. She picked good pictures for cover images and that saved me hours upon hours of stock searching.

The story has BDSM elements and I wanted a darker cover. Something a bit more intense. Black blue and grey. I desaturated the models and faded them into the Fjord that the writer loved and wanted to showcase. Used the same font but added a gradient overlay.

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Head over to Gianna’s blog for an excerpt. And patiently wait for the second cover reveal for her Norseman Saga.

Or just go buy it while it is on sale! I’m getting the print, but I’m sure I’ll add the digital as well.😀

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Norsemans-Revenge-Norsemen-Sagas-Book-ebook/dp/B015600UTO
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Norsemans-Revenge-Norsemen-Sagas-Book-ebook/dp/B015600UTO
All Romance Ebooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-norseman039srevenge-1874028-147.html

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/norsemans-revenge/id1040627412?mt=11
Barnes& Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/norsemans-revenge-gianna-simone/1122683719
Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/norseman-s-revenge
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/576263
CreateSpace (print): https://www.createspace.com/5667364

The Only Cover Designer I’ll Recommend

What a compliment! If you don’t mind, I’ll sit here with my mouth hanging open for a while.

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Finding a quality cover artist who doesn’t charge an arm and a leg is a real gamble. Too often, you end up with a shitty, pixelated mismatch of images and text that you’d be too embarrassed to show your friends let alone tell them how much you paid for it. I’ve had numerous bad experiences with designers who failed to understand requirements, lacked market experience, charged unexpected additional expenses, and generally produced mediocre work.

Winterbayne, on the other hand, is exceptional. I’ve known her for years now, and I’ve been delighted to see her portfolio grow. She only charges $100, which is an absolute steal, and I have nothing but good things to say about her. Not only did she listen to my exceedingly finicky requirements but she also completed the cover faster than any other designer and with impeccable quality.Here’s a selection of my favorite covers from her…

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Historical Pre-Made Cover

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Premium Pre-Made Cover

This historical romance cover features romance cover model, Vikkas Bhardwaj. Great for any story about knights, kings, and ladies.

Print and ebook cover
Title and text changes
Sold only once

For more information, please contact Vikkas  –  Vikkaszone[at]gmail.com.

Premium Pre-Made PNR Cover

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This striking cover is perfect for a PNR story you have brewing. It features stock from romance cover model, Vikkas Bhardwaj.

This is my current favorite premade cover. Several readers and writers have commented on how they would love to read the story that goes with this.

Print and ebook cover
Title and text changes
Sold only once

For more information, please contact Vikkas  –  Vikkaszone[at]gmail.com.