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Anatomy of a Cover

Cover by BookSmith Design

We all know the saying, “don’t judge a book by its cover,” right? The truth is that most of us do. I certainly admit to having bought books in the past because I fell in love with the cover. But I think we all can agree that a cover can and should say a lot about the book.

I am very fortunate to work with great cover artists who are amazing at taking the little information I give them and coming up with covers that truly speak to what’s inside. Of Scales & Fire is no exception. Here’s a quick rundown on the symbolism of what’s in its cover.

  1. On the top background there are scales, but not just any scales. Merman scales. How do I know they are merfolk’s? Well, you’re just going to have to trust me on this.
  2. Our lovely and sexy couple “crowns” the cover and hints at the interracial relationship of my two main characters, Aiden and Naël.
  3. The tagline tells the potential reader that there will be lots of humor and magic creatures in the story within.
  4. The color scheme of reds and ochres point at the earthy and fiery tones of the setting, the main characters’ relationship, and the plot.
  5. The bottom part is taken by a picture of underground Roman galleries, one place where a very important and revealing part of the story takes place.

Does this look like something you’d be interested? Grab a copy now.

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