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!
To see the full cover of Hot Coco, click the image. To purchase Hot Coco, CLICK HERE!
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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To The Breaking Pointe by best-selling author Cindy McDonald rocks once again in the second book of the First Force Series! I was provided the cover photography by Paul Reitz of New York City and the model is Stuart Reardon. The model is normally covered in tattoos on much of his flesh so on this task is was about tattoo removal and a fair interpretation of his skin tones, lighting and textures. The text of this cover comes from the idea off the first book in the series and added the ballerina to replace the ‘i” in Pointe giving a little flair to the overall look to the text. This series is fast-becoming a favorite new series in reader circles throughout the globe. Get your copy now and if you’d like to see the full cover, click the image.
Into the Crossfire was the first book in a new series entitled First Force by Cindy McDonald. The cover image photograph is by Paul Reitz of New York and the model is Stuart Reardon. I added the title construction and scope to give the cover the look needed to begin a hot new series! The biggest challenge was to remove some of the model’s tattoos (a very painstaking-pixel-by_pixel exercise). Also, at this time, I created website banners for both Cindy McDonald & Lauren Carr’s websites. Check out both to see the banners! To see the full cover, click the image.
Against the Ropes was another visual assault of awesome in this vivid book cover. Part of the Unbridled Series by Cindy McDonald, the cover captures a dramatic vision of the bridge while lightning falls around the terrain to give the cover some drama. The overall redness in the image showed an urgency that works well with many mystery or action genres.To view full cover, click the image.
Dangerous Deception was the second cover I created for the Unbridled Series by Cindy McDonald. Ideas come very quick when it comes to learning about a book’s plot from the authors themselves or by simply looking at the synopsis on the back of any book given to me at work. Ideas flowed quickly which made short time on a decision on the concept that would work for this book. Big, bold and dramatic draws the reader to buy and fall in love with the author’s fantastic work.To see the full cover, click the image.
Hot Coco by Cindy McDonald was a new client that came from Acorn Book Services. I was starting to be asked to design more work for Acorn and had been working with other clients as well but their covers/projects didn’t quite come to fruition for a plethora of reasons beyond my control but I cherished the opportunities given to expand into more freelance design. Bottom, line, I got busier!
Hot Coco was a delight to create using a series of images to blend a compelling, eye-catching cover that brought the reader into a newer exciting series. To see the full cover, click the image.