Friday, May 25, 2012

Covers Galore (Inkspell Publishing Books)!

Hollywood Ever After by Sasha Summers


She wasn’t meant for movie stars, Hollywood, or happy endings. And then she met him.

Happy Endings are for fairy tales. Or the movies. Not for real life. At least, not in Claire’s life. Even though she’s starting over, she knows better than to want too much this time. But when she falls, literally, into the strong arms of Hollywood’s ‘it’ boy Josh Wiley, Claire’s in for some surprises. Her plans for rest and relaxation are forgotten as one incredible night with Josh becomes two… And her heart begins to want him as much as her body. Will two kids, one bastard ex-husband, and Josh’s juggernaut career mean the end of their affair? Or can Claire find her happy ending after all?

My Comments:

This was one hard cover. I went through so many versions to get it right and when I did, it came out perfectly. 

Frozen Heart by Annabelle Blume


A decade surviving on her own. 
Three days with the enemy. 
Can love conquer all?

Cressenda knows how to survive. With her sled dogs as her only companions, she’s spent the past ten years hiding in the snow covered wilderness from the oppressive regime of the Affinity. When a routine trip to civilization takes a turn for the worst, Cressenda is forced to take refuge with the enemy or lose her life to the frozen countryside.

But Beckett, a Guard of the Affinity, is more than a man in uniform. His desperate need to help Cressenda escape both- the blizzard and the Affinity- makes her feelings for him all the more troubling. Will Beckett be true to his word and set Cressenda free? Will her heart let her leave after all they’ve shared?

My Comments: 

I got this cover right the first time. Just a few changes to the model and the entire thing was done and done. When the story behind the cover is simple, a designer can pull off the cover quickly.

Life & Death of Lily Drake by T. Michelle Nelson


For Lily Drake, slaying vampires is easy...Dating them is the hard part.

Lily Drake is your everyday hard-working single mom…until a gorgeous vampire shows up on her front door who she mistakenly assumes is her blind date for the evening. As one crazy scenario after another unfolds, Lily finds herself falling in love with two vampires, slaying the evil ones, and being prophesied as the savior of the entire undead race. 
Deciding between pizza and Chinese take-out will no longer be one of the hard decisions facing Lily Drake once she is immersed into vampire society. Humanity or immortality? That doesn't hold a candle against this question - which of the two handsome vampire cousins?

The Life and Death of Lily Drake is not your typical vampire love story. It’s a tale about the humorous mistakes a woman makes simply trying to survive not only life, but the dating scene. How will Lily manage working full-time, taking care of her young son and fighting the undead at every turn?
Lily will have to figure it out, but who better to save the world than a mom?

My Comments: 

Another extremely difficult cover. The issue here was the model. In general, finding the right model stock is difficult when theres a limit. Not all stock sites have the poses you'll need. So creativity and lots of help from Inkspell helped me finish this cover. 


What do you guys think of the new covers? I have a few more coming in. I'm just waiting for their release dates to post them up. :D 



  1. I'm sorry the cover for Hollywood Ever After gave you trouble, BUT it's SOOOOOO perfect. You should be super proud of how gorgeous it is - I know I am! You do incredible work Naj!! Thank You!

  2. All so beautiful! Great job, Naj!