Wednesday, September 3, 2014

And then I don't feel so bad…

Another Wednesday. Wow, I nearly forgot. AGAIN. This time is was yet another deadline, which I actually met. I still can't believe it. It's also hard to remember what day it is. Here in lovely British Columbia, the teachers are on strike. So—no school. Yup, be jealous folks because I have an extended summer vacation. Of course, this will most likely not bode well for later, but I'm trying to enjoy it as I have no control over what happens.

Anyway, it's another episode of my favourite things. And this week it's cover art. Sooooooooo, because everyone is always saying you need to promote post is going to be the top several covers I'VE MADE... YES ME. MOI. I. I started making covers several months back (oh, maybe longer but hey, I can't remember) and I've made quite a few since then. So I thought I'd highlight my favourite—let me clarify that. By to date, I also mean ones I can show. If the author and/or publisher hasn't revealed it yet, then I can't steal their thunder. That would be un-Canadian, 'eh? So here are the ones I still look at and go.... le sigh. And in no particular order. I'm just pulling them out of the computer, lol.

In a word—perfection. And I don't mean that in a vain sort of way, lol. When this book releases in October—you must go and read it. YA at it's best folks. And by perfect I mean it suits the story so, well, perfectly. The girl, the scene from the book. The blending of colours. Yeah, one of my faves.

I made this one for the three amazingly talented ladies of this group. And I love it. Again, the colours, the castle. The romantic couple. Le sigh.

This was probably one of the first covers that I made that I really stopped and thought... hell yeah. This is for Kim Dare and frankly, I'm always so worried with covers for her because she's so amazing and I want the cover to do her book justice. And this one just fit the story so well. I love it.

This was the first cover of mine I got to make. Can I just say THANK YOU RESPLENDENCE PUBLISHING! I do covers for them now and they've been super supportive. Most of my faves are RP covers. And I feel so fortunate to have the chance to give the awesome authors there pretty covers to go with the incredible books. I love the colour of the aurora borealis, how it plays off of my name and the couple—I wanted romantic and I thought this really felt that way. Him kissing her forehead—yeah, I'm hopelessly romantic that way. It makes me smile every time.

Okay, this is my release that coming out September 17th with RP. I fucking love it. I know, I made it so that's a bit vain, but just really turned out better than I'd hoped. The guys are super sexy but the girl. I just love this picture. It's perfect for an old west image. I think anyway. And it's sexy without showing too much skin. And the wolf... yeah. Love this one.

I also love this one which I got to make for my awesome gal pal, BA Tortuga.. again I was super worried because I'm a freaking stalker and fangirl and I didn't want the cover not to equal the brilliance I know would be inside. But damn, the colours in this one. Yeah, that guy in the front is awesome. The shading on his skin... Just... yeah. Love it.

I love this one for it's elegance. This girl is so beautiful and the male model is one of my favourites. It's understated, which is it's charm. I just loved the way they went together. And the colours. 

I also just made one for Sean Michael, which I'm not sure is out and about yet, but wow... it turned out so freaking hot. The guy…he should be my reward. And the way the colours play off each other. I'm actually sad I can't show it off. I also made a few for the lovely Jessica Jarman, but again, not revealed yet. As if my cover for my upcoming release in October entitled Ricochet. Again, super hot and awesome mix of colours. The title just pops out.

Of course, I could just keep going. Adding more. I've done more for Kim that I love, and some others as well, but these are ones that jump out at me every time.

Now hop on over to the other ladies and see what their take was and what they love in a cover.


  1. You are a fucking BRILLIANT cover artist and I LOVE your work!!! (I'm also very grateful to be on the receiving end of it! :D )

  2. You are so damn talented!!!! I'm stoked that you're creating my cover for Mated! Woo hoo! I know it's going to be utterly amazing.