I'm beyond excited today to share another of my recent cover designs, one I've been attempting to sit on patiently until I was given the green light to do a reveal here on the blog. You guys know by now that while I learn something new with every cover I work on, I have a soft spot for the challenges an illustrated cover presents.
When author Teresa Yea sent me an inspiration Pinterest board featuring vintage absinthe posters and gorgeous drawings of mythical sea creatures, I nearly fell out of my chair in my haste to tell her how much I loved this cover despite not having actually started it yet. We tossed ideas back in forth before ultimately deciding to move forward with an illustration of protagonist Cat in her signature wide-brimmed hat, complete with flowing locks that turned into tentacles toward the bottom. We're both thrilled with how the entire piece came together, and I hope if the cover and blurb pique your interest, you'll add this gothic historical fantasy to your lists!
LOVE IN A TIME OF MONSTERS
(releases March 31st)
He has a monster problem
Scotland, 1867. When Rob Stevenson’s brother is killed—and eaten—in the forest outside their estate, Rob’s sheltered world is shattered by a monster infestation. Determined to keep his village safe, Rob's first duty as laird involves hiring a professional hunter.
She kills monsters
The sole survivor of a massacre in the Congo, Catriona Mornay is rumored to have lost her mind in the jungle. In Edinburgh’s gas-lit streets, Cat’s skill as a hunter is unmatched. Her reputation as a killer of unnatural creatures, legendary.
Two worlds collide
Faced with a rising body count, Rob takes a chance on Cat, hoping that somewhere inside this tortured yet charismatic girl is the hero he’s been searching for. But in this shadow realm of secrets, lies, and underworld crime, their lives overlap in more ways than one. And in an age where harpies flock the sky and serpents rule the sea, it’s even possible for a boy and his hunter to fall in love.
But can their love survive in a time of monsters?
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You can find more of my cover design work at Seedlings Design Studio!