I’ve been working on DECEPTION for one year and seven months now – I’m currently going through another edit of the book, and have been working on the book cover of DECEPTION for the past week. After my photography session last week, I captured some good images for the cover. Now after a week of work with these images, I’ve finally created a cover for DECEPTION.
Being the suspenseful author I am, I will only be showing you a tiny section of the cover today. Keep an eye out for the official reveal of DECEPTION’s front cover though – it could be at any time!
For most of the morning and early afternoon, my partner and I were trudging through my childhood woodlands; capturing pictures for the cover of my new book, DECEPTION. It was good fun, and a great opportunity to explore the woods once again after all these years. Not only that, the book is based in those exact woodlands, so it was good to see the iconic scenes from DECEPTION.
We got some great shots, and it’s looking very likely that one of the photos we took will be making the book cover for DECEPTION. I have to thank my wonderful models April and her cute springer spaniel Bella – they looked the part and took my (bossy) instructions very well; even when they were forced to walk back and forth numerous times.
I spent most the afternoon editing the photos we snapped today, and there is great potential for many of the photos to make the cover.
As well as the book cover, there’s a lot of work to do yet before DECEPTION is released. The book itself is coming along nicely – I’m well into the second edit with my editor and have to say, it sounds great; I really have high hopes for this book.
You will be aware that my brand new short story ‘Alive‘ is available to download from Amazon on Kindle/eBook; and because it’s new, and because I want everyone to read it, I have made it completely free for this weekend. Starting from today and lasting till late Sunday and early Monday morning, you can download my new book for FREE. In return, I would love it if you reviewed Alive on Amazon, Goodreads, on your blog and even shared it amongst your friends and followers on your social media pages.
Find out more about my new dark fantasy story Alive by checking back to my previous post Check out my short dark fantasy story ‘Alive’, or even by going over to it on Amazon. Dark fantasy is a new genre for me, but I really like this short story. It’s full of mystery, it’s dark and most of all, it’s creepy.
I wrote this short story for a university assignment in my final year. I’ve let the story stew a little over the past year or so, and I’ve even had some spare time to try and extend it into a full length novel. But with my other commitments to working on my upcoming novels DECEPTIONand Endurance: Recovery, I feel that Aliveis probably best (at the moment) to remain as a Dark Fantasy short story.
I’ve priced the book at the lowest price I could list it for, and I am hoping that many people will be able to read my short story, and give me their opinion on my brand new eBook. This story is different to my normal books – The Authoris a mystery thriller novel which plays on literature, writing and story telling (a book within a book novel); The Endurance Series is an action-packed, fast-paced, dark, creepy, apocalyptic and dystopian book series; DECEPTION (set for release in the summer of 2016) is a thriller novel based on a lonely prowler and avid dog walker; and my brand new short story, Alive, is a dark fantasy about a woman who has left her family – whom believe her to be dead.