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Cover Art Critiques

This doesn’t look like your typical ‘hard science fiction’ cover, but I love it. It has that lovely limited color palette, and while the silhouettes don’t offer much detail, we don’t need much detail. We know there’s an ensemble cast,

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Book cover critique

This book cover is outside my normal area of genre, but it’s intriguing and well-crafted. I normally go for fantasy, historical fiction, or some adjacent genre, and this is cozy historical mystery. So, sort of adjacent, I suppose. The image

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Cover Art Critiques

Simple doesn’t have to mean boring. This cover uses that famous limited color pallete and an intriguing icon symbol with appropriate fonts to create an intriguing, strong cover. Now, I think the gilt on the edge frame and the title

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Cover art critiques

This book cover has all sorts of information without being overwhelming. At immediate glance, it screams time travel and steampunk, but the dark street and the two shadowy figures speak of danger, thrill, and maybe a hint of romance. The

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Cover art critiques

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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Cover Art Critique

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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The Enchanted Swans is on pre-order!

A life of luxury shattered in an instant. Can a girl protect her brothers when they’re trapped in a centuries-long curse? Pre-Celtic Ireland. Fae princess Fionnuala lives and breathes family. So after her mother dies giving birth and her father

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Book Cover Critique

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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More cover art critiques!

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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To Pen Name or Not To Pen Name?

Why do authors use pen names? There are many reasons. Maybe you’re an elementary teacher who writes dark fantasy. Or you’ve had issues with a stalker before. Or you don’t want your office co-workers to read that super-steamy BDSM romance

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More cover art critiques!

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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Better To Have Loved is on Kindle Unlimited!

Don’t worry, you can still buy it on Amazon, even if you aren’t in Kindle Unlimited. But if you ARE part of KU, you can now get Better to Have Loved for FREE~! CLICK HERE to get your copy NOW!

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More book cover critiques!

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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Extreme Planning for Authors is LIVE!

Frustrated by another incomplete book? Learn new ways to escape the hamster wheel and fill the shelves with brilliant best-sellers. Has your dream of authorship turned into a collection of half-finished manuscripts? Inspired by a great idea only to face

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Past Storm and Fire is on Kindle Unlimited!

Don’t worry, you can still buy it on Amazon, even if you aren’t in Kindle Unlimited. But if you ARE part of KU, you can now get Past Storm and Fire for FREE! CLICK HERE to get your copy NOW!

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More cover art critiques!

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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More book cover critiques!

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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