I’m many things. A writer. A sister. A girlfriend. A friend. A daughter. And these are just a few but this week i’ve discovered another side to myself. I’m obsessive. Not just a little obsessive either I mean truly obsessed. When an idea grabs me it will NOT let me go. Let me explain.
I decided to self publish and when you make this decision it means you add a whole host of other roles to your repertoire. Editor. Illustrator. Marketer. Publisher. Agent. In my case my obsession centres round the role of illustrator….Seeing as I cant draw to save my life imaging to change illustrator to designer. Now I decided that I was going to create covers for my books but it’s surprisingly difficult to transform my 100,000+ words into a single image.
You’ve seen the evolution of my book covers if you’ve been following this blog but if not let me explain. It began with Seared by Desire and because I had Rocked by Passion published as well my obsession spread. I thought they were all absolutely lovely at the time but still something niggled at me. It was sort of like that sensation you get when there’s something in your shoe. You want it gone more than anything but you just can’t seem to make it happen.
Nothing seemed to work for me. I spent days working on new ideas, obsessively trying to create what I wanted to represent my books. Nothing worked! Everything was alright but nothing was outstanding. Personally I think my insanity was beginning to spread…if the murderous looks my sister kept giving me are anything to go on. Really, I think she was going to murder me when I was asleep if I showed her one more image. But then it happened. That eureka moment!
I can’t be sure but I think it came about when I got the letter from the US tax office, which by the way, did not give me the news I wanted to hear. After two months of waiting, I finally saw a letter from the IRS. I was so excited until I opened the letter…Did it hold the long awaited tax payer code? Absolutely not. No, it held a letter requesting information. After the fiasco of me getting into the US embassy I didn’t think I needed to give any more information. I filled the letter out in the IRS office and was told it was fine, that I should expect the tax payer number within 12 weeks. Apparently that wasn’t good enough….Anyway, I’m getting side tracked.
The point I’m trying to make is that after weeks of obsessing I think I’ve finally done it.
I’ve finally created book covers that I’m 100% happy with!
Take a look. Weeks and weeks of labouring and I finally have a finished project. Creating a cover I was happy with filled my every thought and meant I didn’t get much writing done which is a sorry state of affairs.
So in series order, here are the final book covers for the Elemental Passions series.
Seared by Desire
Whirlwind of Pleasure
Submerged in Ecstasy
To make up for my lack of writing I have three things for you!
1 – The book trailer for the series 😉
2 – A contest
Tell me which cover is your favourite and I’ll arrange for one reader to win a free copy of that book. Seared by Desire and Rocked by Passion are complete and if you’re happy to wait about a month then you can have Whirlwind of Pleasure which is what I’m currently working on. All you have to do is leave a comment saying which one is your favourite.
3- A Promotion
Because I’m so pleased with how they’ve all turned out I’m also going to run a promotion as well. I’m going to put Seared by Desire and Rocked by Passion in a head to head battle!! You vote for your favourite and the book that wins will be discounted by 50% until the end of August!!