Monday, December 12, 2016

Deep Current whisks you away!

Always read the fine print when making a bargain with a sea hag.

Lost to the clutches of her grief of losing her mentor, Saskia Dorn welcomes the opportunity to take down a warehouse of drug dealers. When their leader makes a break for it, Saskia and her ex-boyfriend, Sedge, chase the criminal shifter into the sea off the coast of northwestern Alaska. Not only do they lose their quarry, but a vicious sea hag snatches Sedge.

Saskia can’t take another loss and attempts to bargain for Sedge’s life and the salmon totem the witch has trapped in her cave. The sea hag wants only one thing: her long lost love. Who is dead. And living under the freaking ocean with the Salmon People. Find the Salmon People and return with the witch’s love before Sedge’s life is forfeit. Simple, right? Yet she can’t leave the Salmon People’s land without finding herself first. 


Coming February 6th, 2017.



Saskia's gaze is intense! If she were really staring at me that way, I'd be backing up and making a hasty retreat.

This was a tricky cover in terms of lighting. This story takes place at night on the sea and under the ocean. I wanted to make it look like night, but I couldn't make the background too dark or else no one would be able to see the ice floes. Going too dark with the image had it looking like someone made a snowman in the background.

I also wanted to darken the shadows on the model to match the background. She was brilliantly lit, and it was difficult to dim down the brightness to create the effect I wanted without washing her out completely. Hopefully I achieved the look of almost night.

But what I wonder most is why the sisters are always wearing tank tops in the cold of Alaska? *LOL* Good thing they can just shift into polar bears.

14 comments:

  1. You managed to make it look dark enough without going too far. Well done and congratulations.

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  2. That's funny about the tank tops! I guess the cold doesn't bother them. ^_^ Congratulations on another pending release!

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  3. Yeah, they're shifters and badass. The cold doesn't bother them. ;)

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  4. Great tag line! Now I have to meet that Sea Hag!

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  5. Great cover and the plot sounds so fun! Can't wait!

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  6. I do like the background for this one. :)

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  7. I really like the look of that book cover and the contrast between the girl and background. Good job, pre-ordered
    Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

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  8. It has a twilight look, which I think is dark enough.
    You have a good point. Why don't the sisters dress warmer???? XD

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  9. Maybe they have adapted to the cold. :)

    The cover looks great and you achieved the lighting effect you wanted. Sounds like an interesting book.
    ~Jess

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  10. Sounds like another good one and the cover is definitely atmospheric. Congrats!

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  11. Well done. Sounds like a perfect read. Congratulations!

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  12. I don't know how you come up with this stuff. Nice work though. :-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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  13. Definitely not the typical story scenario. Best of luck!

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  14. As an artist, I can relate to your struggles with making this look night-like. Making something dark but still legible is always a challenge for me when working on art. I think you did an excellent job with creating a sense of nightfall in your cover!

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