Friday, September 28, 2012

Do you want to help reveal the cover for THE FAERIE GUARDIAN?

Ok, so last week I asked you all to vote on whether the Creepy Hollow novelettes should continue, or whether I should ONLY publish the remaining installments in novel-lenth compilations. Currently there are 41 votes: 21 novelette + compilation; 20 compilation only. So. That was obviously VERY helpful! (<--- note sarcastic font)

ANYWAY, moving on ... The first four installments (plus some bonus scenes at the end from different characters' POVs) are going to be published together in paperback compilation #1, THE FAERIE GUARDIAN, which, of course, is getting its own cover!

For these paperback covers, I was going to get a professional cover designer to do them, but everything that I thought of to ask a designer to do was something I'd seen on other covers. My ideas were cool, but a little clich├ęd. And on top of that, I was finding it really hard to let go of my control freak tendencies and have someone else do the designing! So I decided I could once again do this myself ... I was searching through stock images for ideas when I suddenly came upon something really simple that caught my attention. Simple, yet magical. I looked through all the images by that particular photographer/designer and found a lot that I liked. I picked three, downloaded the comps, and quickly made three mock-up covers. I lined them up next to each other -- and loved them. I hope you love them too!

I'm going to be revealing the cover for the first compilation, THE FAERIE GUARDIAN, on Thursday 4 October. If you'd like to participate in this cover reveal/launch, please enter your name, email address, blog name and blog address into the form that can be found on this page so I can send you all the info beforehand.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH IN ADVANCE!


21 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I don't blog on Thursdays - all right to do it Friday?

Joshua said...

Absolutely! Heading over to sign up.

Summer Ross said...

I usually blog on Fridays- but I can make it a two day week. I'll sign up to help. :) besides you said my secret word- Faerie-

Rachel Morgan said...

Thanks, Alex and Joshua, that would be awesome! And Summer - yay for faeries!

Pleasant and Sons said...

I've been stalking, er, reading, your blog for months now and thought it was time to let you know how much I enjoy reading your posts!

I would love to participate in your cover reveal. How Exciting!

My current WIP is about faeries, changelings, and other types of fairies!

Thanks for a lovely blog. I always enjoy coming here:)
Talynn

Juliana Haygert said...

Hey Rachel, I would love to help, but I already have a guest post on Thursday ... I can have you on Friday though, if you don't mind ;)

Allison said...

Ooh I love your covers! I think the compilation is a good idea. Would love to participate!

Allison (Geek Banter)

Rachel Morgan said...

Talynn, thank you so much for stalking, er, READING my blog! It's great to know that :-) And I'm so glad you'll help me reveal the cover. Thank you!

Juliana, Friday is fantastic too, thank you!

Thank you, thank you, Allison!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Signing up! Thank you for all the great reads Rachel.

Gwen Gardner said...

I'm in - can't wait to see it!

P.S., I'm reviewing Masquerade on my blog on Monday:)

Carrie Butler said...

Count me in! :)

Livia said...

I'm not able to do this for you at this time. I would love to but have lots of things going on my blog already. BUT I'm looking forward to it! :)

Rachel Morgan said...

Thanks, Sheena and Carrie!

Gwen, yay, I'll come visit on Monday!

No worries, Livia :-)

Michael Pierce said...

That's so exciting! I'd like to participate.

Emilyann Girdner said...

This is very exciting. I didn't know you created the other covers, they are lovely.

I would love to help, I filled out the form :)


Deniz Bevan said...

That's a fun idea! I'm not good at designing covers myself, but I love looking at them.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Rachel,

Would love to feature your cover..... Congrats.

Cally Jackson said...

I'm in! Can't wait to see it. :-)

Panda Ninja said...

I can't wait to see the reveal of the cover! I signed up for the reveal also!

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Cherie Reich said...

If my internet sent the form right, then I'm signed up and have saved you a spot. :)

The Golden Eagle said...

Just signed up. :)