Cover Designs by Ally
With my playing around in Photoshop for several years, I enjoy creating collages, wallpapers, and so on. If a vision of Alexander Skarsgard, my favorite vampire Eric Northman from True Blood, flashes before your eyes, then you know why I tinker in Photoshop a lot (or I did before I started writing last year). When I started publishing the Vampire from Hell series in 2011, I decided to do all of the covers instead of hiring someone. Soon that turned into a few of my friends in what I like to call ‘my writing circle’ asked if I would do their covers as well.
I thought I’d showcase the cover designs here. I’m including the description and book link if you’d like to check any of them out. If you have any questions, email me at ally at allythomas dot com or contact the author. I’ve included their websites.
EROTIC PARANORMAL ROMANCE
Victoria Embers splits her time between being a stay-at-home mom and reading vampire fiction. She believes good romance should make you purr while
good erotic fiction should make you scream, but in a good way of course. Embracing her love of vampires and werewolves and the naughty situations they find themselves in, she’s currently writing an erotic short stories series called My Vampire Lover with a blend of paranormal romance and erotica featuring, you guessed it, vampires and werewolves.
She has recently released her first short story in the series called “Conquest” and I can tell you it is one hot read! In the short story, Caroline, a werewolf and golden guardian of the realm, has discovered a new love in her vampire captor. She’s willing to risk everything, even her life, to prove to him she loves him and has forsaken all others including her family and her pack.
Randi Fang loves all things vampire, probably because she is one. When she is not blogging or writing vampire fiction, she likes to interview other vampires and share their erotic confessions with you.
Currently she is writing her Erotic Vampire Confessions series and has released two stories in the series, Desire and Tasted.
Learn more about Randi at the following links:
The Vampire Destiny series
In May 2012, Alexandra Anthony launched her debut vampire series in the Romance genre with “Fated,” and asked me to create cover for her. She and I both like black and white photos of Alexander Skarsgard (I didn’t realize that at the time), so she instantly liked this option I sent to her. A year later she decided to update the covers as an anniversary release for each book. They are shown here.
What will the book be about? Josie Anderson is an intuitive psychic searching for her past. Stefan Larsen is a centuries old vampire searching for his destiny from a vision he had a thousand years ago. Their fates have finally collided, but will their love and desire be enough to keep them together as they deal with vampire protocol and her mysterious past? Join them on their journey of unlocking her past, and discovering their erotic future together.
Alexandra’s current series continues in December 2012 with her third book, “Awakening (The Vampire Destiny #3)” and she asked me to do her second cover. Here it is. Be sure to stay current with her posts on her website. She’s releasing a few spoilers before the book is released.
Catherine Wolffe has a new Freebie out on Smashwords and Amazon called The Lady in the Mist Sample (A Werewolf’s Tale). It’s a blend of western and paranormal romance genres, very cool idea that I liked after reading this sample.
Here’s what the sample is about: The Civil War took Sonja Brooks’ husband and left her alone. Unprotected and scared, she runs headlong into a life changing event when she’s attacked by a pack of wolves. Her fate as a werewolf is sealed. When she stumbles upon Ty Loflin, a Rebel solider dying of his wounds, she nurses him back to health. He’s the perfect mate, but will he want her once he knows the truth?
Where can I get it? The sample freebie (7,000 words) is available at Smashwords.
The complete Book 1 in Catherine Wolffe’s new series was released in October 2012. She asked me to create a new cover for the launch. I’m really excited for her about this new series called The Western Werewolf Legend #1. You can find this book on Amazon and Smashwords.
Reissued Cover for “The Lady in the Mist (The Western Werewolf Legend #1) is shown to the left.
What is the book about?
From the moment Celia, the emerald-eyed, Comanche half-breed, gets off the stage in Tyler, Texas, Seth Loflin realizes he is on a collision course with the past. She was his first love and now the Shooter Creek’s ranch boss can’t allow her to succumb to the danger that stalks her. Someone wants to kidnap her and sell her as a slave, but now that she’s in his protective arms, he intends to keep her safe.
Celia can’t run back to the safety of her former life in South Carolina. And if she stays at Shooter Creek with Seth, she’ll be putting the man she has always loved and his ranch in danger of harboring a Comanche. But Seth refuses to leave her side, and his vow to protect her gives Celia the hope and courage she needs. Now she’ll fight for her new life with Seth…or die trying. (103,411 words)
What is the book about?
For several years, Earth and the Alliance have enjoyed a tenuous peace with both the Krigue and L’ieto civilizations. Now a privateer attack against the L’ieto has implicated the Alliance and at the same time tensions with long-time enemies, the Krigue have made the situation even more dangerous. Driven by a mysterious employer, the privateer now set to strike new targets against both the Alliance and the Krigue, the consequences of which will push all three sides over the edge. Two Alliance Star Force officers must find and stop this privateer before the Alliance is plunged into a three-way war with both the L’ieto and the Krigue, a war that nobody can afford.
Where can I get it? Amazon
Earlier this year, Catherine wanted to start a Time-Travel Romance series too and she let me decide on colors and layout based on the cover photo she found.
What is the book about?
J.T. Leighton was a good Marine until one extraordinary night in Iraq. Now he’s a good Private Investigator with special skills. He’s on the trail of a woman who’s acquired a priceless necklace. His superiors want her killed, but J.T. wants her. Discovering why will put their lives in jeopardy.
Jessie Colter always wanted to be a dancer. Now, her life’s on hold until she can understand what the strange request left by her deceased parents means. She turns to J.T. Leighton, the only person who believes her, and in doing so, understands more than she’d ever imagined.
Here are a few paperback covers I have created for friends using templates at CreateSpace.com. Click on the image to view the book on Amazon.
NEED an EBOOK COVER?
If you’re a new Indie Author and would like to have me do a cover for an upcoming ebook release, feel free to contact me. I do two types and ask for payment in advance through paypal. Email me at ally at allythomas dot com if you’d like to learn more or ask me a question.
- $25 – ebook Barnes & Noble cover (pixel size 900 x 1260)
- $25 – ebook Amazon and/or Smashwords cover (pixel size 1600 x 2400) – Best deal! 2 covers for the price of one!
- $50 – Cover Image (similar to your ebook cover) for Paperbacks using only CreateSpace Templates.
If you’re interested in getting your ebook into paperback, check out CreateSpace.com. They are a part of Amazon and you can use their templates to create a cover and format your ebook into paperback form. I also do this for friends, so email me if you’re interested in having me help you with that. Some Paperback Covers are featured below.