Hello dear readers! I am very excited to share my latest book cover illustration with you, for the book titled The Raptor by G.A. Finocchiaro. This book is a YA/Adult horror-fantasy that is described as being a supernatural love story that is dark, but with a glimmer of hope! As always with his stories, it's quite a ride filled with twists, spooks, interesting characters, and a lot of heart. Anyway, onto the reveal!
As you can see in the picture above, I illustrated both the front and back cover. It was such a fun project to work on! For the front cover, I focused on the dark, haunting love story and the intense emotions of love and loss and rage with a dash of creepy and a pinch of hope. I had an especially fun time painting the puddle and the fire.
For the back cover, I was excited to play with some slightly more surreal elements. The author wanted to feature a demon door and given the nightmare-ish tones of the book at times, I wanted to play up the dreamscape a bit with some floating, unsteady floorboards and emptiness to lead the focus to those intense, fire-filled eyes!
Here is the front cover illustration without the title dress:
As always, it was a pleasure to work with G.A. Finocchiaro on another book cover and dig further into the supernatural universe he is building. And as it happens, I am currently working on the cover for the next installment of this series! Keeping busy, as always. :)
If you are an independent author interested to learn more the process of hiring and working with an artist to illustrate your book cover, check out this episode of the Indie Writer Podcast where I discuss all the details!
If you'd like to read The Raptor, it is available as both a physical copy and an ebook on Amazon, Kindle, Barnes & Noble, and through many other online booksellers. Click here to buy your copy!
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