Saturday, June 8, 2013

New Covers

It's no secret I make my own covers. I do it for many reasons, not the least of which is the fact that commissioning covers can be expensive. As a self-published author that has very little money to spare, it's just not worth forking over hundreds of dollars for covers. In addition, I like being able to do my own covers. They're not the best, but as a control freak (hence why I don't want to go through a traditional publisher) I love being able to decide what my books look like.

Where am I going with this? Well, a few years ago when my mom wanted me to help her make book covers for her books (before I had finished my own books), we put together a few covers... They stunk, to put it nicely. They were scribbles and I won't pretend that they were good, even with my artistic talent. Later, I found a program that made making covers a bit easier and better looking. However, they still were far from the best.

Today, I am proud to say that I have learned SO MUCH recently and am able to make somewhat nice looking book covers. I won't say they're perfect, but I love the one I made today and I have to share it.

This is the new cover for "Broken" in the "Wolves Among Us" series. I learned new tricks for making covers pleasing to the eye and I used all of them on this cover. I especially love the way Lily looks. She turned out so perfectly on this cover! I can't wait to make tons more covers!

Anyways, I will slowly be replacing most of my book covers with improved covers. If you have any suggestions of what you would like to see on future covers, let me know! In fact, if you want a cover made for your books, send me a message! I promise not to charge $100+. ;)

For those of you anxiously awaiting "Rogues," it's coming soon! I'll share the blurb tomorrow.

Friday, June 7, 2013

"Rogues" Cover Reveal!

Here is the cover for my newest book in the "Wolves Among Us" series!

"Rogues" is a 40k novella, making it the longest book in the "Wolves Among Us" series so far. It introduces new characters to the series that will play a big part in later books as well.

Don't worry! Tess & Christopher and Ian & Lilly have not been forgotten! There will be a sequel to "Broken" that is currently titled "Mend." Also, the two main characters in "Rogues" will be meeting all four previous main characters eventually in the series...

Stay tuned for more updates!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Update!

Here is a quick update on my three book series!

Ways of the Pack--
I recently published what I am calling a "spin off" of Ways of the Pack (The Vampire Saga), but the events in it are somewhat pertinent to the next book in the series, coming soon. I plan to publish it very soon. I honestly just need a book cover and then it will be good to go.

Mating of the Beasts--
This series has hit a standstill. I painted myself into a corner with a storyline and I'm having to completely rework everything to make it believable and not completely nonsensical. There are just a bunch of events that I want to take place that are not fitting together right at the moment. What is currently the "third book" may end up being split into several short stories, but I honestly do not see that working out well either... All that to say, I have to step back from this series for a while and then look at it with new eyes.

Wolves Among Us--
I'm currently working on the third book. It will be about 40k words and I currently have 36k, as well as a few ideas for more books in this series. It turns out people really like buying werewolf romance short stories! "The Chase" is currently my best seller, especially in the UK. I know "The Chase" is short and leaves it somewhat on a cliffhanger, but future books/short stories will show what becomes of Tess and Christopher, even if the stories do not focus solely on that couple. Eventually you'll see all the couples in this series show up again somehow. Most of these werewolves know each other... and eventually you'll find out why. ;)

Also, I have the sequel to "Broken" in the works. It will be one of the few books in this series to have a true sequel. The rest, as mentioned above, will simply be brought up or shown in future short stories. Dr. Blythe and Lilly still have quite the journey ahead of them, though, and are deserving of at least one more book to show their struggle towards a Happy Ever After.

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So that about covers it! I do have a small update about this website, though.

You might notice that I no longer have links to where you can buy my books. That is because you can get them on almost any eReader now. Instead, I have a page dedicated to each of my series, with lists of each book. It is still a work in progress, though. I plan to add book covers and some extra tidbits to the pages. However, it is comprehensive and should list every single one of my books.

Let me know what you would like to see on this website!
Thanks for supporting me,
~A. M. Reed