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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

New Cover Art!

I'm having a big giveaway for the upcoming release of Torn. Be sure to check to check out the giveaway: here.

So as you may or may not know, I've had issues with my cover art for the Trylle Trilogy. For the first cover, I used my friend Jenna Petersen, who is a part time model and ultra hottie. That's the original cover for Switched. I like her. She's pretty. But the cover didn't feel magical enough.

I went on to talk to different cover artists. The first one did really amazing fantasy work, and while I totally loved her stuff, it didn't feel right for my books. 

The second cover artist I actually hired and paid for. His name is Ronnell Porter, and he does really fantastic covers. I actually don't have complaints about his work. He had a girl on the cover, and it ended up opening debates about Wendy looked like it.

So I finally decided to just make my own covers without a person on them. I purposely kept them similar to the My Blood Approves series, because I like themes. But I did a few things differently, and I tried to keep the Trylle Trilogy unique from the MBA books.

So... without further rambling.... here are the new covers:

Switched - Book #1

Torn - Book #2

Ascend - Book #3 (release date - early 2011)

So, what do you all think?


  1. Oooh, they're super spiffy! I absolutely love the plants on each of them (most especially Ascend) and the sky backdrop is Ah-Mayy-Zing!!!
    You name also looks really great because the colours just suit so well. :)

    Although I'm not entirely sold on the colour of the title text. It feels a little too close to the background colours... and although it's not hard to read, it does blend in a bit and doesn't exactly stand out.

    Still, they look fantastic, and I definitely want to read them even more now!

  2. Wow, Amanda. Those covers are gorgeous.

    I only have one suggestion and that's to change the colour of the title of the novel. You can't really see it.

    And I have to ask--how did you do it?

  3. I agree with the previous two comments. The covers are gorgeous, but you need more contrast for the title. Maybe try black lettering, or white lettering with a black outline, or something?

    Nicely done, though. I love themes for series.

  4. Omg, they're gorgeous! You did an excellent job. You MUST write a blog about the process of how you did it. Really beautiful.

  5. I love the new covers.I especially like the font you used for the titles.

  6. Gorgeous! I love that each one is different, but they all have the same theme.

    I agree with the folks who have said you might want a bit more contrast around the title.

    Thanks for sharing!

  7. Love them! They are basically sex for my eyes. I can't wait to have them in real life! Great job!

  8. wow there amazing! how did you make them? by a computer software?

  9. Beautiful! You do such a good job, lady!

  10. Love the font... I think each cover should be a different color, though, to differentiate them from each other.

  11. I did go ahead and make the font a brighter color to make it pop more, as per your suggestions. You guys were right. It did blend in a lot.

    I make them using a combination of Photshop, Paint, Word, and Vector Art. There's probably an easier way than I how I do it, but I'm learning as I go.

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  13. I think they're gorgeous!! I love the font and the color scheme is perfect!!

  14. I prefer the covers with the girl on them, i like having a face to base the charcter on in my head, to bad Finn isnt on one...

  15. Really LOVE your series .. very impressed > < .. and i also love the fonts for this cover ! would you tell me the name of it or did you created it yourself ?