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Cover Reveal!

I’m very excited to announce the redesigned cover for Book 1 in the Aligerai series! I had done the original cover myself, but I’m not anywhere near as good as a pro (which is obvious if you compare Book 1 original to Book 2). So I asked Regina of Mae I Design to redesign the cover for Book 1 and HERE IT IS:

Rise of the Aligerai full paperback cover art

Rise of the Aligerai ebook cover art

Please feel free to head to Regina’s Facebook page to tell her how fabulous she is!

Cover Reveal for ‘A Shadowed Soul’

Here it is! The cover art for the second book in the Aligerai series, A Shadowed Soul. Check it out below!

Back, front, and spine of cover art

Front cover

Cover Design and Photo: Regina Wamba of www.maeidesign.com
Cover model: Kimberly Tallman

So what do you think? Leave comments below!

Update

Happy St. Patty’s Day everyone!

And happy snow day to those in the MD/VA area. It has finally stopped snowing.

I have an update for you all!  So you know how I said March 15 would be the cover art reveal? You probably remember that.

Unfortunately, my cover artist had a family emergency and things are a bit delayed. I have seen the first draft of the cover and it looks AMAZING, so I’m very excited to share it soon!  I should have the finished product sometime this week and as soon as I do, I’ll share it with you and announce what kind of giveaway I’m going to do, because I’m determined to do a cool giveaway to celebrate the release of Book 2.

I keep calling it Book 2 even though it has a title now . . . force of habit, I suppose. The title: A SHADOWED SOUL.

So, yes, there is my exciting news for the day. Enjoy your St. Patty’s Day/snow day!

Cover Art for Book 2

So if all goes well, I’ll have cover art for my second book by March 15!

If all goes as planned and I do in fact get it that day, I’ll post the cover reveal soon after. I’m so excited!  I’m working with a pro cover artist this time and I can’t wait to see the first iteration of what she’s come up with.

I’m also looking into putting together a little giveaway for maybe an Amazon gift card to celebrate the launch of Book 2.

So stay tuned!

Happy Holidays!

Hello everyone!  I hope you all have had a wonderful holiday season and are gearing up for an awesome new year!

Sadly, not much has changed for me in the writing world. I’m still looking for beta reading/feedback on my second manuscript. I could publish it without that feedback, but that always makes me a little nervous. Every author misses things, and publishing without the feedback has never been ideal. So I’m faced with the unfortunate choice of either moving forward without the feedback or holding until I receive some input from a reader.

I also don’t have cover art. Kind of important! [By the way, I’m looking for a cover artist, if anyone out there is interested.]

Book 3 is in progress, and I believe the word count on the right sidebar is a little out of date. I’ll have to check, but I believe I added a few more pages to the total.

NaNoWriMo was a disaster for me this year. I started out strong, but faded by the second week. But I have a good excuse! I was working on a Christmas project for my family. I wrote up a family history book detailing all my family history research. It was a massive project totaling some 140 Word pages and I didn’t even finish everything I wanted to include.

And now it’s the holidays. NaNoWriMo is done. My Christmas project is finished (for now). I have plenty of time off work.

It’s time to get some writing done!

One final plea for 2013: please, someone out there, please agree to read the draft of Book 2 and send me feedback! I would really appreciate this gift. I should also add that all beta readers receive a free copy of the finished work as thanks.

Best to all, happy holidays, and happy new year!

Opinions and Feedback Needed

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday!  I have a couple of questions for you all.  I’m preparing to start on cover art for Book 2 (still untitled so far, sadly) and am also doing prep work to put Rise of the Aligerai into paperback.  So I have some questions for you all and I hope some or all of you will leave a comment with your thoughts!

  • Book size: Mass market paperback or trade paperback?  Mass market is the smallest size available while trade paperback is that sort of in-between size between mass market and hardcover.  I have both options and while I prefer mass market for the books I read, I know others sometimes prefer the larger book as it’s skinnier and sometimes easier to hold.  Thoughts?
  • Cover art for Rise of the Aligerai: Change or keep?  I did get some feedback before deciding on the final design for Book 1, which I designed myself, but now that I’m going to a pro for cover art for Book 2, should the art for Rise of the Aligerai be updated?  Do you like it, or would you rather see something different?  If you want to see something different, do you have anything specific in mind?

Thanks to everyone who contributes!

Book 2 is currently in beta reading.  My goal is to release in October.  Stay tuned!