Join us in welcoming multi-genre author Ann Mayburn once again to BBPR as she reveals the cover for her upcoming sequel to Daughter of Lust, Princess of Lust
Cover LoverIt’s no great secret that I’m an absolute cover whore. I love getting new covers for my books, it’s one of my favorite things about being an author. I also print out every one of my covers and frame it to hang around my computer desk for ‘finish the damn book so you can get a pretty cover’ inspiration. After all of the blood, sweat, and lack of sleep that goes into writing a book, I adore the moment that my book gets a ‘face’ to show to the rest of the world.
It’s also no great secret that I drive my cover artists batshit crazy. ;) I’m a demanding, nit picky, pain in the ass who has been known to stress out about the smallest details, like the shadow of a blade of grass on a guys stomach that makes it look like he has a weird curvy shadow from an erection. Ok, maybe it didn’t look like that to anyone else, but it did to me.
One of my publisher’s, Decadent Publishing, recently gave me the opportunity to do the cover for my short story collection, Prides of the Moon. I adore art and have always wished I could draw free hand, but the best thing I can do is stick figure theater. Fortunately, with today’s art programs anyone who has the desire, drive, and a bit of natural talent can teach themselves the techniques used for making digital art. Decadent saw my work on my webpage, trading cards, etc. and had enough confidence in me to know if I didn’t feel like I could do the cover justice, I’d throw in the towel and call in a professional cover artist.
I spent hours, days, agonizing over the cover for ‘Prides of the Moon’, and I’m very happy with the end result. I really enjoyed learning different techniques, studying layouts, and all the other aspects of design that appeal to my OCD nature. It was great fun to find the cover models who best fit the characters in my books, and I will confess, spending hours browsing images of half naked men didn’t suck. ;)
I recently completed the second book in my epic and erotic ‘For the Love of Evil’ trilogy, 'Princess of Lust'. It’s a fantastic story full of demons, the politics of Heaven and Hell, and more intrigue than you can shake a stick at. When I found out that the cover artist who did the first book in the series, 'Daughter of Lust', would be unavailable to do the second, I begged and pleaded with Decadent Publishing to let me do it. And they did. :-) So, without further ado, here is the cover for ‘Princess of Lust’.
Because this is a trilogy, you have to read the first book in the series, ‘Daughter of Lust’, in order to understand the second book. I mean you could read the second book first, but you’d be spending a great deal of time going ‘huh?’, and that’s not fun. ;)
I’d like to give away 2 copies of 'Daughter of Lust' to 2 lucky readers. One eBook copy (open internationally) and one signed print copy (open to US only). Good luck and thank you so much for giving me a chance to seduce your imagination.
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