Tuesday, April 3, 2012

C is for Cover

As in Cover Reveal.


Some of you may know that when I finish a first draft, I reward myself with a book cover design (I nag my husband until he finally caves and designs it for me). Since I finished drafting my current WIP last week, lookie what I have to share with you all today:


What do you think? I love it, of course. And now I can't wait to get it into querying shape, because then I'll reward myself with an actual hold it in my hands and feel the wind on my face coming off the flipped pages tangible copy.

How do you reward yourself when you hit certain writing goals?

22 comments:

Clare said...

I love your cover. I like the image you've used and the font.

Crack You Whip said...

It is really an amazing cover. Wow.

Kittie Howard said...

Gorgeous cover. Like the power of the downturned eyes. You and your hub are a super team.

A. K. Fotinos-Hoyer said...

Love it! It reminds me a bit of the cover for THE PLEDGE, but is also new and different :)

Taryn said...

Dear Dan,

You should design book covers. That's all.

Taryn

:)

Melodie Wright said...

Wow! That is a great cover - intriguing/slightly mysterious. Your hubs is talented!

The Muse said...

Lovely! I usually reward myself by buying--you guessed it--books!

The Muse said...

By the way, your blog is beautiful.

ilima said...

Clare-thanks! I've had my eye on this image for awhile for this very cover. I'm so excited to see it come together.

Crack you whip-Thanks. I love it.

Kittie-My hubs is the best.

A.K.-Ooh, The Pledge is a nice cover.

Taryn-Go find a graphic designer boyfriend. :)

Melodie-Cool...that's a good thing. He IS talented! :)

the Muse-buying books-YES! Thanks for the blog love.

Arlee Bird said...

Nice cover. It looks very mysterious.
No special rewards for me, but I haven't hit many writing goals either.



Lee
An A to Z Co-Host
Tossing It Out

Mikazuki said...

I love that cover! It's very powerful. I shall have to read Remake when it comes out.

Angela Cothran said...

Your hubby should do this for real! I like he covers way better than some published book covers!

Kelley said...

Holy crap! This is amazing!

I'm usually not a 'person on the cover' fan. But I REALLY love this.

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

Beautiful! I love the font!

My C

Kathryn Purdie said...

I LOVE THIS SO MUCH. IT IS PERFECT! Seriously. The definite female look of the model. The male/female choice conveyed by the cool font. The cultish, moody feel of the cover. How the title is almost a watermark. The expression on the girl's face. W.O.W.

Giora said...

The cover is visually beautiful. I like the way your husband extended the letters R and K. It's so cool to have your husband at home making the book covers for you. It's a team work.

Robin said...

oh my wow on the title-it's perfect.

ilima said...

Arlee-thanks.

MIkazuki-Yay. my first customer. :)

Angie-Some covers I see out there...I just don't know how it could have crossed so many human eyes and still get approved.

Kelley-Ooh, thanks.

Jaycee-From the master of covers herself...thanks.

Katie-This means a lot from someone who knows the story...it totally fits, yes?

Giora-He is my slave. :)

Robin-It was my idea to do the male/female thing, but I think it looks great.

Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

I think this is my favorite cover of the ones you shoed me. It's clever and clean and really conveys a great mood. Your hubby is talented. :)

Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

I meant SHOWED me. My fingers, gah.

ilima said...

MIchelle-yay. It's my favorite too!

Taryn said...

HI it's been days since you posted this but I am still OBSESSED with this cover. Especially now that I've read REMAKE.