Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A-Z challenge: C is for Cover

Moonlit has a gorgeous cover. But when I first saw it, I didn't know how I felt about it. The story is dark, Tanzy's journey army-crawls through some serious spiritual underbellies. In my mind, I imagined something bleak, perhaps a black background with three rings ablaze in the center. Simple and straightforward. That speaks to the story... right? Nope. Here's the thing about Moonlit - it's neither simple nor straightforward. Not by a long shot. There are many layers at work. Heck, there are even two worlds and past lives invovled. And nothing is as it seems.

Cover artist Steven Novack did an amazing job bringing many of those layers to life: the horses, an integral part of the story (one of which is named "Moonlit," just for title trivia,) the serpent bracelets in the corner, which is probably my favorite plot detail used on the cover, the red desert floor, the elements themselves (earth, air, fire, and water,) and, of course, scraggily, creepy, shadowy trees.

I won't lie, it wasn't what I expected. It wasn't what I would've come up with if left to my own devices. Thank GOODNESS they didn't leave it up to me.

 
Moonlit is now available for kindle for only $1.99 on amazon! Print copies are also currently discounted on amazon.com and BN.com.

10 comments:

  1. The cover is beautiful and a great choice for C in the challenge. Cover's are so important to how a book is taken by the public- no matter how many people say don't judge a book by its cover- it happens regardless.

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  2. That's a very eye-catching cover.

    mood

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  3. That cover is absolutely beautiful. Your artist did a fantastic job.

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  4. Didn't he?? I am in love with it. I failed to mention I had it blown-up poster sized and am going to hang it in my office :)

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  5. Nice job...and good luck with the book!

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  6. It's one of my favorite book covers of all times (next to mine of course lol). My daughter loves horses and has a horse room, so she also loves your cover.

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  7. See, I love horses to begin with so that caught my eye and the lead horse looks just like my Arab, Sassy! It's a beautiful cover Jade!

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  8. Thank you so much for all of the cover love! There will be several ways to win a poster of it during the online launch party, so stay tuned!

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