Covers Covers Covers!

See, I’m so excited I’m incomprehensible.


Dun Lady's Jess coverIn the spring, I finally regained the rights to Dun Lady’s Jess, and rubbed my hands in glee–finally, I can get the series out in backlist!

I immediately started work on the covers.  I’d found the right model months earlier, and I spent hours and hours (and HOURS) hunting up the right horse images, to the point of inquiring with prestigious breeders of breeds with the right color and body type.  (Think Rocky Mountain horse, or classic Morgan–Homestead was especially helpful.)

In the end I unearthed a photographer’s series with the same horse–so the covers have the same Jess, and the same Lady.  And a little more searching unearthed a verrry nice image for Ehren in Barrenlands, the Changespell series prequel.

Putting it all together was another thing.  You know…making it just special enough.  Pushing my wee little photoshopping skills to the limit, not to mention my brainpower.  So I spent a couple of weeks at it, came up with all four covers with matching visual theme, got some enthusiastic feedback, aaaaannnnd….

It just wasn’t quite perfect enough.  Not for Jess.

You know what I mean?  Have you ever been there?  Where it matters SO MUCH, it just has to be right?  Not just right, but Right?

So I sat on it.  All summer, I sat on it.  I pretended not to think about it.  I worked on other things (there was plenty of that), and I sparred with the Lyme.  Until this past weekend, when I pulled up the files, shuffled through images, and put my thinking cap back on.

Yes yes yes!

Jess Covers

Oh, I’ll probably twiddle with some tiny details as the books go up, because I can’t stop myself.  Because it has to be perfect, right?  But still!  Lookie!

About Doranna

My books are SF/F, mystery, paranormal romance, and romantic suspense. My dogs are Beagles, my home is the Southwest, and the horse wants a cookie!
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7 Responses to Covers Covers Covers!

  1. Lady Jade says:

    Hurry up and make ’em ebook!! Nook! Bookeseses!!!

  2. Oh, NICE! 🙂

  3. Marilyn says:

    Oh, nice! Now… get dem e-books out! I think I have a copy of the original printing of DLJ, but never did find the other three. I’d like something new-to-me to read!

  4. Doranna says:

    The warm fuzzies are a balm to my muse. I was doing the biting-nail dance as I put those covers up!

  5. Robert says:

    Nicely done. If one were to judge these books by the cover and say they are very good, they would be right on about both the books and the covers.

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  7. Mona Karel says:

    These are fabulous! Stopp biting those nails girlie, they’re as wonderful as the words inside

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