ETA: I’ve tweaked them a tiny bit.
I’ve been playing around with covers over the last few days, in between bouts of editing and formatting, and I’ve landed on a few I’m happy with.
Everything seems set for a Friday release, though I do still have a few tweaks to make here and there. One of these days I might even be able to have an advanced release date and preorder links.
Then again, this is me, so probably not. That would mean being organised *gasp*
Anyway, here’s Khennik kin Blazeborn Clan Sunray, swirling about at dawn as is his preferred way of greeting the day. I know he doesn’t stand out too brilliantly, but that’s the problem with having a bronze dragon on this background. Also, since you can’t see him too clearly at thumbnail size anyway, I don’t really mind him blending in a bit.
I always have these grand ideas for covers, but frequently when I come to make them, I find they’re too cluttered and plain horrible looking. I might have gone completely the other way now with the Wingborn series, but I kind of like the new, cleaner style.
I’m planning on using the wings to unify all the covers – like this:
I may have to tweak the colours again on this one. I’m not sure if it’s too pink, but since making it more red leaves it pretty overwhelming, on the whole I like it. For now.
Hope the week is treating you all kindly, wherever in the world you may be. I’ll no doubt be back at some point over the next few days to bug you about the dragon book. That is if I ever manage to write a blurb I’m happy with.
So there are these dragons, oh, and don’t forget the giant eagles and humans who fly them, ’cause they’re kind of important. There’s quite a bit of politics, lots of flying, a few sunrises, some fun and games, oh, and danger, and don’t forget the stormy stuff. There might even be a romance or two bubbling in the background. Seriously, what more do you want? A nervous water dragon? I have one of those. A stubborn rock dragon? Yup, that too. How about a grumpy dragon hero and a shy but determined human heroine? And a handful of playful, foolish, flirty Riders. Well, good, ’cause that’s what I’ve got. Want to read?
I’ll keep working on it.