Friday, October 23, 2009


This was done not long ago for a book called In The Warrior's Bed, by Mary Wine, Kensington Books. It's a Medieval/Scottish genre book, which I haven't read.I have been getting a lot of compliments on this cover, though, and I am working on its sequel, Bedding With The Enemy.
It's nice to work in the Medieval era for a change from Regencies. Does anyone know why there are so many Regencies these days? They used to be the tamest books out there, but now, the shirts & gowns are flying off! I this cover, I chose a period pattern as a background. I knew the art director wanted to keep the design simple and I love working with patterns. This one reminds me a bit of Fortuny, the great Italian designer from the early 20th century. I was very impressed with his studio in Venice and loved the way he resurrected Rennaisance and Medieval patterns, often printing them in gold or silver on velvet. Let me know what you think!

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Saturday, October 03, 2009


Kismet, a new book by Monica Burns, is published by Berkley Books. The book has an exotic flavor that I wanted to get across, something about Asia, opium and subterfuge, with a lavish overlay of sexual desire. I chose colors that are reminiscent of India, hot, dusty, beautiful, and contrasted the light blue gauzy dress the woman is almost wearing, to be a cool diagonal flow across the hot palette. What do you think? Does it work?

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