I’m back for the day because I just can’t stay away from the awesome Riding ladies. And also I have a new release to promote. THE DARK’S MISTRESS is a vampire romance novella, and while I’ve written it for adults, I think this one actually toes the New Adult line as well because the characters are mid-20s and it has a heavy-metal/goth atmosphere.
I’m so in love with the cover for this story. I thought I’d give you a little peek into how it was created. I create all the covers for my self-published releases. I love to play around with Photoshop, though I’m no expert with the program, by any means. If you remember the cover for Malakai, I impressed myself with that one because I actually started with a picture of a man on a white linen background, cut that out, and placed against a backdrop that I’d created by melding two pictures together. Fun stuff! But a lot of work.
Lately, I’ve been leaving the tough work to the real artists. As with the cover for THE DARK’S MISTRESS. I like to find pictures at deviantart.com. This is an amazing site where artists, models, photographers post their work for sale, or for use by other artists.
Artists, especially those who use computers to enhance photographs can download and use her pictures.
With a lot of computer magic—voila!
I love how the artist changed the original model’s hair color and gave the background a very dreamy look, don’t you?
So here’s to creativity!
ps – You’re maybe thinking, Wasn’t this titled Kambriel?
Why yes, it was, but recent issues with trademark dilution have forced me to change it. The story remains the same, as does the heroine’s name.