Usually the word "flourish" accompanies a Friday post wherein I share one of my recent cover designs, but my timing for these reveals has been a bit all over the place lately, so instead of consistent Friday Flourish posts, they're going to be more along the lines of Whenever-I'm-Allowed-To-Reveal-Them Flourish posts ;-)
The design process for Antebellum Awakening was a little different from other projects in that I came into this series on book two, meaning there was already a design aesthetic in place for the series as a whole. Author Katie Cross had worked with another designer for the first book and obviously wanted subsequent books to match in a way that would give the series a cohesive feel, so there were a number of pre-existing elements to the design I needed to be sure were incorporated for consistency. Katie was really fantastic about giving me creative freedom within the series aesthetic though, and it was a hugely fun challenge to set this book apart from its predecessor while at the same time ensuring the two went together as a unit.
For any aspiring authors out there, Katie has written a great post on the self-publishing process, including designing a book cover, so you can check that out here. I hope you all like the final design for Antebellum Awakening as much as Katie and I do!
The Network Series, Book 2
Still reeling in the wake of her mother’s death, sixteen-year-old Bianca Monroe is forced to move to Chatham Castle. Not even the sudden appearance of ancient dragons in haunted Letum Wood nor her two best friends can distract her from the strength of her deep, dark rage.
Her grief puts her magical powers into chaos, endangering any witch around her. She has six months left to destroy the curse that will kill her and fulfill her contract with the most cunning enemy of all: her former teacher Miss Mabel.
Bianca must make a choice: learn to control her restless powers, or let the powers control her.
Antebellum Awakening is the second book in the thrilling new fantasy collection The Network Series. It’s a haunting tale about tragedy, loss, and the power of moving on.
You can find more of my cover design work at Seedlings Design Studio!