Because I don't have the money to afford a professional artist, I make my own covers using Gimp. The cover for Vampires Rule is a picture of a dagger charm. I took the picture, changed the color of the stones and a few other things, and made that my cover. I've been told it's boring, but I like it. On the other hand, if you buy the book in print you will get an entirely different cover. It's a picture of trees because Jack and Silver meet in their dreams and they are always in the woods.
Crushed is a stock photo that I paid for of a young girl with a finger to her lips. I painted her lips and her fingernails. I also put a hat over her face. I've had good reactions to this cover. My other Witch-Game books will also have girls with a finger to their lips.
Werewolves Rule is also a stock photo that I paid for. I loved the black and blue elements of the picture, so I didn't change very much with this one.
On to covers that I love. Have you seen the cover for Entice and the other two books in that series? I can't remember their names, but I love these covers, especially the one where the girl is blowing gold dust out of her mouth. Awesome! I also love the cover for Where She Went. There's one for a book with a girl that you can see through like she's partly invisible, but I don't remember the name.
Since Twilight's popularity skyrocketed there are a lot of black covers. I don't like them. I want to see more originality.
Coming December 16! You let us know why you've been naughty or nice and enter to win books at each carni's booth all week, from 12/16 to 12/23. On Dec. 23, find out what books you've won!
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