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Oh, this is an incredible image. The limited color palette gives the impression of cold, winter, forest, and loneliness. The expression on the woman’s face is wistful, and the image of the man by the lake seems disturbing and intriguing.

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Shiny new cover for Legacy of Hunger!

The first book in my Druid’s Brooch Series, Legacy of Hunger, just got a fancy makeover! Check out the brilliance! I will be updating the covers for the rest of the series that is currently available, Legacy of Truth and

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This is a delightful piece of art, and I love the ombre effect of the colors. I also enjoy the way the font reflects the elegance and movement of the dress in the wind. The curve of the N matches

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I love the movement and action in this one, and the delightful melding of the waves with her dress. The way the water interacts with the title font is magical. I’m not sure I’m a fan of the font on

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How to rock a limited color palette! This is gorgeous. The image interacts with the strong font. The dripping blood is very evocative of Dark Fantasy. There’s a hint of fairy tale, with the crystal rose. I love the texture

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I adore this one. It’s full of magic and mystery. Blue and gold, a star field, some graphics embellishment, and a font that is both whimsical and easily read. The detail on the font melds into the graphics wonderfully, bringing

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Oh, this is just so lovely. Evocative, magical, and intriguing. In a purely design view, the contrast is fantastic. The font implies the Jazz Age (and the blurb verifies this). The expression on the figure’s face is both disdainful and

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There is a lot to love on this cover. A mysterious building with good mood lighting, a limited color pallete, and a strong title font. The fact that the quote and the author name (and the tagline) are all in

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So, Romance covers are their own little world. They can range from the truly stunning to the truly cringe-y. For one to actually catch my eye, though, is unusual because it’s not a genre I normally read. This one does,

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Such a lush cover! The contrast is outstanding, the color scheme simple yet stunning. That carving is complex without being overpowering. And having a quote by Sarah J. Maas on your cover isn’t a bad thing. I’m not a huge

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The illustration in this is gorgeous and intruiging, and fits the title… but so DARK! I can barely read it at full size, and it just disappears in thumbnail size. Having a quote on the cover by Naomi Novik is

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I really like this cover – but there are still a few things I don’t like about it. While I adore the interactivity of the image with the title, the font on the title seems too blurry compared to the

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Oh, this one is gorgeous. The color scheme is cold and simple, and gives connotations of winter and fear. The font adds a hit of fantasy. The subtitle adds to the fantasy. I’m not sure I’m a fan of the

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PAST STORM AND FIRE has a brand new cover!~

Check out the gorgeous new cover art for Past Storm and Fire! I’ve done a few things at once here, including adding my new pen name, Emeline Rhys, to this timeslip romance. I’m also shifting it over to Kindle Unlimited,

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We’re back to dark covers, but at least this one has spots of brightness to increase contrast, both in most of the title and the artwork itself. For balance, I would have brightened the lower right corner as well. Symmetry

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I appreciate the work in this one to make it illustrative. However, there’s a disconnect between the realistic image of the ruin and the illustrative feel to the figures. It’s ALMOST there, but not quite. The font of the title

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Delightful image, and I always love when the artwork interacts well with the title. I think having the entire title to be the scroll-like font of THE and OF would have been too much, so I appreciate the change. The

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Normally, I’m not a huge fan of just having a model’s full face as the cover. However, this one is intense, evocative, and tells so much story. The hair style, the markings, the insect, and the staring eyes combined with

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Gorgeous, full of whimsy, limited color scheme, and delightful font. I’m not sure about all the little ribbon details, but it does add to the whimsical nature. Is the ‘a novel’ part necessary? I wouldn’t think it to be a

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This one is amazing. I’m including the full spread, because that’s also amazing. Strong colors, action and movement, a font that works with the tone. I might have increased the size of the title, but to be honest, that would

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