So I wanted to update everyone on the results of the giant rebranding project I've been working on behind the scenes.
Big caveat / FYI, however: the only series depicted below that has the new covers available right now is the BRIDGE AND SWORD series. The others are coming very soon, but aren't available yet.
The rest will be changing over in the next few weeks. I wish I could flip them all RIGHT NOW, but with traveling and some health issues and a few other things, it will sadly take me a little longer than that. I also need to do some editing and formatting before I can order the final paperbacks for everything, and I'm still in the process of releasing the last of the BRIDGE AND SWORD books before I can even get to those.
So, just to make it clear: none of these are available to buy yet except BRIDGE AND SWORD! Related to that, however, if you want a copy of the current covers (especially in paperback form), you should definitely buy them now! They will be going away in a few weeks when I flip to the new ones, and it will be difficult (if not impossible) to get copies with the old covers.
In terms of order, since the editing changes will be pretty minimal for the Vampire Detective Midnight series, that one will likely be going up next, as soon as I finish off the last of the Bridge and Sword books. At the moment I'm just starting work on the companion novels for that series, but I expect those to go pretty danged fast since they don't need much apart from a light editing and to be reformatted.
In the meantime, however, I thought I would share everything all at once, just to give you an idea of the direction everything is going now. In some ways this is a return to my previous brand, as I feel the shift to more "romance-y" covers wasn't a good fit for my books. Overall, I feel like this process has really focused me in terms of not just the covers themselves, but what I like to write, and what I plan to continue writing.
So with that, let's start with BRIDGE AND SWORD! Right now, the first nine books are all up in both ebook and paperback with the new covers. The final book, SWORD AND SUN, will be coming out in two parts starting Wednesday of next week. Then the companion novels will be coming out fairly quickly shortly after that.
Here's the full spread with all the new covers:
As you can see with these, a few titles changed. The main one is that "Mated Seers" has changed to DEATH SEER. Since I'm moving away from the romance branding this just made sense. I also had to break SWORD AND SUN, Book Ten, into two parts, because it was just too danged long and the paperback was really becoming an issue.
In terms of titles, I made the most changes to the companion novels. That won't matter to anyone who hadn't seen / read the books in their previous form, since I hadn't re-released these yet, but for those who had read them before "New York" is now ALLIE, "Trickster" is now TERIAN, and "The Defector" is now THE EX-ROOK. I also changed "The Guardian" to GUARDIAN SEER.
The only two that stayed the same were REVIK and A GLINT OF LIGHT.
Here are some larger versions so you can get a better look at the individual covers:
And here are the companion novels to the series (these are all coming soon!):
And below is the full spread for the VAMPIRE DETECTIVE MIDNIGHT series.
Again, these aren't for sale yet, but they are coming soon!
These will likely look very familiar to some of you! I actually did decide to go back to the original branding for these, with a few changes I wanted to note.
First of all, book #1, which previously had the same title as the series, has gone back to the title I originally intended for it, which is EYES OF ICE. This is the change I probably agonized over the most, since I had given that title to Book #2 after I went with the series title for book #1. But I never felt like this was quite right, so I decided to make the change anyway and just note it all over the product info in the hopes people don't get too confused.
As a part of that, I am renaming Book #2 MIDNIGHT FIGHT. I think it matches the book better and the series better frankly.
I also had a new cover designed for THE PRESCIENT - I didn't feel the other one quite worked.
The only other change for this series is a title change from A VAMPIRE'S CURSE to MIDNIGHT CURSE, again, because I felt it fit the series better.
I hope all of this works for everyone!
Here are larger views of the covers, below.
NOTE: NONE OF THESE COVERS ARE FOR SALE YET! I'LL POST WHEN THEY ARE AND UPDATE THIS POST AT THE SAME TIME!
And last but not least, I want to share the new covers for ANGELS IN L.A.! These are completely new, and I love them! They really capture the tone and the character of the series so much better. Sadly, they aren't yet available to buy, but they are coming very soon!
There is only one change in titles on this one, but I thought I should note it. Book #3, which had been called "Fury of Angels," is now titled ENEMY ANGEL. I just felt the previous title was kind of vague and didn't quite match the book. I hope this one works for everyone!
Here are the individual covers at slightly bigger sizes so you can get a better look at them!
Again, NONE OF THESE ARE FOR SALE YET, so if you buy the books, you'll still get the old covers. I'LL UPDATE THE POST WHEN THEY ARE, AND WRITE A NEW POST (and likely send out a newsletter) once the new covers go live. Sorry to keep hammering this, but I really don't want people to be disappointed if they go to the site and don't see them yet.
And that's pretty much a wrap on the whole rebranding / cover art thing! I really don't see myself changing these, at least not anytime soon.
I have a few odds and ends that still need to be worked out. I'll be looking for a new "look" for the SEER WARS serials once I begin to convert them into novels, since I don't think the romance branding really works for those either, frankly. I also am still looking to recover / relaunch THE MORPH books at some point, and to finish off that series.
But these were the big, immediate ones I really wanted to get done, so it's a huge weight lifted to have the artwork finished for everything! I really hope you love them as much as i do!
best wishes, and happy reading ~