Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Wednesday Flourish: Empire of Sand

Happy 2-More-Days-Till-Friday Everyone!

Back in March I revealed the cover for Love in a Time of Monsters which featured one of my favorite illustrations I've done, so I was beside myself when author Teresa Yea got in touch and said it was time to revisit this series with a prequel novella. Cue spastic happy designer flail.

While we of course wanted to stick with feel established by Monsters, keeping vibrant colors and bold texture as unifying elements, Teresa wanted this prequel to be a bit darker in tone and hark back to the spirit of adventure found in the likes of Indiana Jones. Teresa makes my job incredibly easy by putting together Pinterest inspiration boards that clearly point me in the direction she wants me to go, and then gives me the freedom to put my spin on her initial ideas. I'm always enormously proud of the work we do together, and our latest collaboration just might displace Monsters as my new Teresa Yea favorite.

Empire of Sand, a prequel in The Golden Age of Monsters series, releases December 1st, and I hope you guys consider adding this one to your lists!

EMPIRE OF SAND


Liam is a trained killer--meticulous, cunning, an artist with a knife.
Cat is his protégéewild, reckless, a girl lost.
They're young.
They're beautiful.
They kill monsters.

Egypt, 1866. A terror is unleashed upon Cairo.
A predator that travels under a cloak of storms and
lurks amongst the dunes.
It reigns like a king in an empire of sand and
kills with human-like precision.
Its prey of choice: man.
Liam can't resist the allure of the ultimate kill.
Cat has a vendetta against all unnatural creatures.
They're deadly.
They're invincible.
They're being hunted.

From the author of Love in a Time of Monsters comes an electrifying prequel that invites you to live fast, die young, and shed a little blood.

Find Teresa & Empire of Sand!



You can find more of my cover design work at Seedlings Design Studio!  

25 comments:

  1. Ah! This cover is amazing! I love it. :)

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  2. Really cute one, I love the mix of the colors

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  3. Very pretty. I like how it's a bit grainy at the bottom making it look sandy.

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  4. It reminds me of that Khan cover, the style that is :)

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  5. Yeah, just preordered this one!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!! And clearly you and Teresa make the most amazing team! I love the palace and the moon and the desert...
    Brilliant job Jenny!!

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  6. This one is amazing, Jenny! I absolutely love the colors. Well done!

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  7. WOWWWWW! My jaw is wide open right now! This cover is so gorgeous, Jenny. I love the colors, the font and all the graphics. You win at cover designing! There can't be anyone better than you.

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  8. Gorgeous !!! You continue to amaze! On my wish list

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  9. Simply stunning!! I'm loving the colors, that font, and texture - it all has that
    "Golden Age" feel. :)

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  10. Woo hoo! This is fantastic Jenny!

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  11. Wow, that is beautiful!!! I love that your covers are so unique and look different from anything else. Just stunning!

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  12. wonder how I never heard of this author? the cover is gorgeous!

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  13. How did I not know you did the cover for Love in the Time of Monsters? I acutally have that one for review. Both covers are stunning, I love the colors. Lovely, Jenny.

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  14. Oh my gosh Jenny, this cover is absolutely stunning, this is one of those covers that I would find myself gravitating towards based on the cover alone. You are one talented lady!

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  15. Ok, I must be living under a rock or a boulder because I haven't heard either of these titles. *facepalm* I love the use of the bold colors and that you stayed away from the usual desert colors (i.e. beige, tan, gold) for the back drop. Beautiful covers, Jenny!

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  16. Oh you have some of my favorite colors in that cover! Jenny, you blow me away again with your artistic covers! Love it!

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  17. Ah Jenny the cover is so eye-catching! I love it ! <3

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  18. This has got to be one of my favorite covers to date--it's just SO beautiful! And I loove the color scheme! Amazing job, Jenny! :)

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  19. I love the colors, especially PURPLE!

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  20. I absolutely love this cover, Jenny! I’m a very visual person; this cover definitely draws me in.

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  21. Just brilliant Jenny..the colors are so vibrant!

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  22. Wow, this is so gorgeous! I love the colors and the font and the design and well, everything. I really like these posts you share about your designs :)

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  23. Oh Jenny! This cover might just be one of my favorite ones of yours yet! I adore the colours, the huge moon in the background and the Egyptian feel to it...WOW ♥ The font fits in perfectly with everything else too :D You're brilliant you are ;) xxxx

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