This week I'm going to ramble about a subject that is near and dear to my heart. And that is about the cover models for my book series Of Witches and Warlocks.
Kamery is my oldest daughter. She is nineteen years old, soon to be twenty in just two months time. That's a fact I rarely acknowledge because it reflects my age. I prefer to think she is just "catching up" with me! LOL
It was during this time that I began writing a little novel called The Trouble with Spells, the first book in a YA paranormal series that was actually inspired by an incident with Kamery. She had dyed her hair to a near black color after being a blond for a while, and we jokingly made the comment that people were going to start calling her a witch. For some reason this comment stuck in my head and I started plotting a story that was initially going to revolve around two best girlfriends, one blond, one with black hair, and one of them would find out she was a witch. I had the first chapter of the story written when I decided that I needed to add a hot hunky boy interest. Well, once I added him, the original storyline was scrapped and he took over the story. I soon found myself published, and even had book two, The Demon Kiss, under my belt when my publisher and I had the bright idea to use the kids on the cover.
We got a huge positive reaction over the new look, with great feedback. I started posting pictures from some of our photoshoots of Kamery and Jake on our website, and they actually started building a fan base of their own from it. When we were finally able to buy out the rights for the first book in the series from the original publisher, and have it reprinted with the correct manuscript in it, we decided to change the looks of the previous books to match, while we did the photo shoot for the book four cover image.
I love this one!! I think it's going to be one of my favorites of the bunch. Those red contacts creep me out! haha Kamery couldn't even stand to look Jake in the eyes while he had them in! She kept cringing! We haven't revealed book five's cover yet, but trust me..it's a good one too!
So, Kamery and Jake have been a lot of help with this project and we have had a great time going out on some fun locations to get pictures together. They also happen to love reading as well, so I encouraged them to start blogging with me too.
They came up with a fun concept called He Said, She Said, where they will both read and review some of the same books and give reviews from both the male and female perspective. They recently created a blog page, which you can access by clicking my link here or at the advertisement for them at the top of this blog. It has been a little touch and go for them since they don't have the internet hooked up at their house yet, so they blog when they can hit a good wi-fi hot spot. Their cute post, Thought Bubble Thursday, was an instant hit with their new readers, very funny stuff, so be sure to check that out too!
I just want to say "Thank You" to Kamery and Jake for all the time they have invested in helping me out with this project. They're always full of good suggestions and ideas, plus we can't seem to work together without laughing our heads off about something...and that just makes work a lot of fun! I have certainly been blessed!
Here is the new book trailer: