It is a very special moment for an author to see the cover of her own book. The thrill of it is hard to describe–especially if everything is done right.
My publisher has been wonderful about involving me in the process of cover creation. They asked for ideas and detailed descriptions, then showed me several versions until we all found one we were happy with. In many ways, when my cover was finalized I knew what to expect. But I still had this “wow” moment when I finally saw it finished and fully designed: my character, Kara, coming to life, walking toward me with a no-nonsense look and an array of weapons at the ready.
While I like the covers of my other books, this one immediately stood out for me in how much movement it has, how much action it promises. “Blades of the Old Empire” is different from my other books in exactly these aspects: movement and action. It is much more fast-paced. And of course, it features the deadly Majat Warriors, who take swordplay and weaponry to the level of an art form.
I can’t wait to hold the book with this cover when it comes out in the US on February 25, 2014!
Check out the cover reveal post at The Founding Fields: