Sunday, October 17, 2010

Magical Gains - the cover!

So, I was seriously nervous about getting my cover-art. Having spent some time really looking at other covers for various books, I realised that a good cover is truly an art form.

Being a book about a Genie, I was envisioning a hairy man in a fez and bolero jacket with a greasy smirk on his face... However, my cover artist Dawne` Dominique has surpassed my greatest expectations. The cover is lovely and I am absolutely thrilled.

I'm feeling energised and excited again - which is how it should be I think. Not a Fez or bolero in sight!

Here it is!


  1. Hi Nicola! That's terrific artwork--I'm really pleased you got Dawne for your debut cover. She did 5 of mine at Eternal Press and never let me down once, and believe me, I gave her some WILD ideas to cope with.

    Best of luck with Magical Gains. It sounds fun, and you're already off to a great start!

    Robert Appleton

  2. Hi Nicola! I love your cover. Eternal Press does have wonderful cover artists!

  3. No matter how many times I see this, a cover always, always looks so different on someone else's site. I'm just so pleased to have been able to work with you, Nicola.

    And Maggie and Bob... *blushes like a fool* I love ya, you know. (((hugs)))


  4. Dawné you are a champ! Can't thank you enough!

  5. Gorgeous!! Well doen Nicola and NICE Dawne!!

  6. Nicola, I love it! I'm so excited to see mine now.

  7. Great cover! I really like the genie :)