Open Season for Murder – June 1, 2015

Open Season for Murder by Lauren Carr. Here is the latest installment of the Mac Faraday Mystery series. There’s such a nice balance between sensual, mysterious, bright, intriguing and delight in this cover design. Lauren Carr continues to shine as one of the great mystery authors of our time and it’s truly a blessing to be a part of her books.

The image of this main image was altered/cleaned up some so it would pop off paper, then adding the transparent/ghostly image of the woman tied the cover together nicely to draw that mysterious theme of the novel.

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Open Season for Murder by Lauren Carr

Open Season for Murder by Lauren Carr

Three Days to Forever – January 19, 2015

Three Days To Forever by Lauren Carr. A recent addition to the Mac Faraday Series. Each book cover created is such a blessing to do and the great feedback both the author and myself is very exciting to receive. On this cover idea, the main image of the book comes from a cache of images I have on file. The moon and clouds were added to help bring the cover together. The text elements are brought over into each Mac Faraday book, tying the series nicely together. If you wish to purchase this book, click here. To purchase the entire Mac Faraday Series, click here.

Three Days to Forever by Lauren Carr.

Three Days to Forever by Lauren Carr.

Hot Coco by Cindy McDonald, NEW book cover image!

Hot Coco by Cindy McDonald, NEW book cover for 2014

Hot Coco by Cindy McDonald, NEW book cover for 2014  

Hot Coco by Cindy McDonald. This was the first book I had the honor in creating for the author. The first book cover for Hot Coco was a beautiful expression of what the author desired and it captured the essence quite well to the storyline. Two years later, I get a note that the author found herself in a pickle with a group of people who wouldn’t allow her book to be on display because they found it offensive. HARDLY! If you find the original cover offensive, you’re nuts! Click here to see that book cover.

Holding onto a few elements from the original cover, this new book cover for Hot Coco also turned out quite well and had just enough flash/flair to probably offend someone in this world but still, the book is fantastic and the Unbridled Series is terrific. Freedom of expression, all…don’t let the uptight win!

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Shady Deals by Cindy McDonald

Shady Deals by Cindy McDonald

Shady Deals by Cindy McDonald

Shady Deals by Cindy McDonald. Book cover was created early 2014. This was the the fifth book cover I have been blessed to create for the author. Each book cover created has been a nice challenge to find and enhance the right elements to make the cover come off as well as it does. Bold text, bright colors and a little passion between the couple make this book cover fly off the shelves!

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Real Murder (May 30, 2014)

Real Murder by Lauren Carr

Real Murder

Read Murder was the second book in the Lovers In Crime series by Lauren Carr. This book changed the look of the series once completed. The feedback about this cover from fans of the author fell in love with the look and so the author asked me before the release of this book that I redo the first book in the series, Dead On Ice. So, a new cover will be coming very soon! To see the full cover, click the image.

Twelve to Murder (February 6, 2014)

Twelve To Murder by Lauren Carr

Twelve To Murder

Twelve To Murder, part of the Mac Faraday series, captures a very special place in my heart. Another masterpiece of literary genius by author Lauren Carr made this cover a no brainer for ideas. The watch on the cover image was passed onto me after my Grandfather’s passing. Personal items around the house have made it into some of my covers at work before as well which makes each of those covers a bit sweeter to share with the world. Enjoy. For the full cover, click the image.

The Lady Who Cried Murder (January 2, 2014)

The Lady Who Cried Murder by Lauren Carr

The Lady Who Cried Murder

The Lady Who Cried Murder by Lauren Carr was another fantastic book in the Mac Faraday series. The creation of the cover was a bit tricky as some images just didn’t seem to work quite well enough to capture the essence of the book. Once I came across the main character for the cover, I blended a few other ideas to make this particular cover come to life and it really stood out as the winner. To see the full cover, click the image.

Creatures, Crimes & Creativity, 2013 (October 19, 2013)

Creatures, Crimes & Creativity

Creatures, Crimes & Creativity

Creatures, Crimes & Creativity was a book that was designed for a conference of authors. The book highlights a series of authors that attended and spoke at the conference. The logo comes from the group but other than that, the design was all mine. This was a nice change of pace in creation of covers that I have been doing. I explored many potential ideas but as this particular cover developed, I kept enhancing the layers with bright, vivid color and a metallic quality that felt like it captured the essence of the conference. To see the full cover, click image