Semi Cover Reveal? The Fiasco – Needs Your Input!

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Woohoo! This has been a long time coming (we commissioned a design in February) our first foray into illustrative covers and we’re quite pleased with the outcome. However we have a little snag on perfecting the book title and author font.

We need your help!!! I’ve created a poll for the three examples above that are possible cover choices – please keep in mind that we CAN move the title and author name around so those aren’t stuck in place so if you feel like one is good but you just wish the author name was higher/lower on the cover please feel free to make a comment here or on the poll itself! Absolutely any comments/questions/concerns are welcome regarding the three choices – I hope to hear from you all and get your help and opinions! Thank you 🙂

What’s new? Continue Online and Royal Scales – plus a ramble/reflection

Hey, all!

Samantha here, whew it’s been a heck of a new year already I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!

So the ‘new’ – I recently tackled the mystery that was CreateSpace and ordered a proof of Once Lost Lords Royal Scales Book 1. We received it about mid-December and something magical happened when I held the book in my hands. I know it sounds weird as this book has been published for a year already in eBook format… but I don’t know there’s just something special about holding a physical copy in your hands, it cinched it for me that I wanted to work on formatting the rest of the currently published eBooks for CreateSpace publishing. I don’t know why we waited so long to go this route as we just jumped into eBook publishing no problem (and made a lot of mistakes on the way) I guess I was afraid of doing the same with a print version. Long story short – Once Lost Lords is now available in print! I also finished up Continue Online Book 1 and am waiting on the proof to arrive and will be working toward getting all 5 books in the series to print.

Speaking of Continue Online, book 5 is scheduled to be released on January 24th(print version will be in a month or two), even better? It’s fully and professionally edited (as mentioned before, we made a lot of mistakes in publishing the first book, no longer will we send out a book that hasn’t been professionally edited first). I am both proud and sad, this will be a complete published series and thus the end of Continue Online, but that also means Stephan and I can move onto his other works.

Royal Scales Trials of the Chief Book 3 is  due to be released in March… and I may be a little biased(only a little) but the cover is gorgeous… and I’ll be teasing/revealing that in February.

There’s a new ramble up about Continue Online Book 4 that was written before his ‘writing problems explained’ ramble so if it looks off – that’s why – I was distracted with other projects and didn’t get a chance until today to look at it and prep it for posting on his blog. You can check it out here!

In non-book related news, our daughter is almost 5 months old and already starting to teethe…just when you thought the sleepless nights were over(I know I’m delusional LOL)!

Take care and hope to hear from you!

 

Friday Face-Off – Friday 4th November

Hi guys, Samantha here!

So as you all know Stephan is participating in NaNoWriMo which doesn’t leave a lot of time for new posts or content. Today’s reblog comes from Steven over at Books and Beyond Reviews where he’s awesomely featured Stephan’s covers for Royal Scales Book 1 – if you hadn’t noticed we got a sparkling brand new cover designed by Dafeenah @ IndieDesignz and we couldn’t be happier and the consensus so far on his post is that others seem to like it also!

Thank you so much, Steven, and we’re looking forward to the review!

Books and Beyond Reviews

Friday Face-Off is an idea originally thought up by Books By Proxy which I stole from the fantastic The Tattooed Book Geek. The idea originally was to compare UK and US covers based on an assigned theme each week and choose the winning cover. I will be twisting it slightly: not specifically US and UK covers, just different editions.

This week’s theme is a cover with a wanderer: “Nomad is an island.”

I am currently reading a fantastic fantasy book called Once Lost Lords by Stephan Morse. Earlier this week he kindly sent me his hot-off-the-press new cover art for the book, which is perfect for the book, and lent well to this theme.

Cover A:
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Cover B:
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Cover C:
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And the winner is… COVER B!

When Stephan informed me he was working with an artist on a new cover for this book, I was excited to see what they would…

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