I’ve been struggling with creating a cover for Warriors, the final book in the Wolf Point series. I’ve also been struggling with writing it, but here’s the thing: I love to have a cover before I start writing.
In trying to come up with a cover, I want to keep the covers consistent across the entire series, and I’m kinda tired of the old covers, so here are my ideas! I would really appreciate it if you could give these a glance and then vote in the poll at the end.
If you haven’t read the books, all you need to know is that this is a series about teenage werewolves. Each of the first three books are from a different viewpoint and the final book will combine all of their POVs.
The Original Covers (for your reference):
Here we go!
Cover Redesign #1: The Indie Remix
This idea was to keep the original concepts of a slash across the cover, a vague throwback to the colors used on the originals, and having the main character represented. I also thought these might evoke more of the coming-of-age themes in the series.
Cover redesign #2: Dark & Bold Remix
This redesign attempts to evoke more of the darkness of the series and not include people, while still having the slash sort of thing on the cover and the original colors. If you like this one, please let me know your thoughts on the Scavengers and Warriors covers in particular, because to me the lettering doesn’t look as nice as the first two. I’m also really unsure of the blue tone of the Warriors cover so if this is the winner, the color may change.
Cover redesign #3: Moontime
So, Canva was being a pain in the @$$ and wouldn’t let me download the Warriors cover in this redesign series. But here’s the photo I’m going to use:
Since Amazon changed things, I haven’t been able to list Hitchhikers as free – not a huge problem, since you can download the Kindle format of Hitchhikers for free over on Smashwords. It isn’t exactly ideal, and because Hitchhikers is not exclusive to Kindle (I want people to be able to download whatever format they need!) I can’t offer it for a giveaway, either.
So, I decided to start posting it on Wattpad.
The werewolf category on Wattpad is huge, and full of those alpha/omega type paranormal romance novels, so Hitchhikers hasn’t been getting very many reads.
This is quite an honor! Before, you could fill out a form to request that your book be featured on Wattpad, which is what I did with My Zombie Girlfriend. Then they changed the system, so that the Wattpad team could choose the stories they believed were worthy. It always feels good to know that someone out there thinks your writing has merit!
As of now, My Zombie Girlfriend has over 60K reads. Poor Hitchhikers has just over 500 – hopefully this will start to change! I’d love to get a bigger following for the Wolf Point series before I release book 4.
Which I am working on, I swear! (right now, my word count is still under 10K…) I’ve been pushing the release date back for about a year, and I think a realistic release date is May.
I haven’t posted the third Wolf Point Origins novella, The Seer, on Smashwords yet, unfortunately. You can download these ebooks from Smashwords in pretty much any format, including Kindle (which apparently no longer does the price matching thing).
Once of my goals for this year will be to publish the fourth and final Wolf Point book, Warriors, as well as an omnibus of all the prequel novellas.
In honor of “Read an eBook Week,” Smashwords is having a huge site-wide sale, which means all the Wolf Point series books will be free!
So, you can get Wolf Point books 1-3:
And you can also get both of the prequel novellas (that’s right, The Madman is now available!):
Smashwords is great because you can download any format you need. There’s ePub (for most ereaders), .mobi (for Kindle – use the Send to Kindle app to get on your device), and PDF (if you prefer that for ereader or to read on your computer). You can also read online at the site. And getting an account on Smashwords is free!
Two books in the Wolf Point series are part of this month-long sale over at Smashwords! Hitchhikers is always free, and Dreamwalkers & Scavengers will both be free as well. Use the code SFREE at checkout. Super easy!
This year Camp Nanowrimo is already making me do great things. I finished the rough draft of Scavengers (YAY! You can even see that it’s moved from my Works in Progress to Novels!) because I needed it to be finished before I started camp.
I had a whole 2 days to spare, and I decided to use them to do a little pre-editing for Scavengers – by that I mean I’m re-reading Hitchhikers and Dreamwalkers. (Usually I leave a newly finished novel to sit for a while before editing). Mostly I was forgetting details like character descriptions and various places, and re-reading was mostly for me to remember the tone and voice of each novel and to be able to record all those things in my master notebook of info. Well, damned if I haven’t found a bunch of types and errors in Hitchhikers alone! I’m talking stuff like Kayla referring to her father as “Uncle Buck” and Daniel forgetting if his mother is Julie or Jenny (it’s Jenny). Ugh. I also described Remy in a totally different way than I remembered, so once I get through Dreamwalkers I’ll match them up and hopefully get all the details straight and upload revised editions. And hopefully I’ll then be able to edit Scavengers and have it out by the new release date, April 30!
For Camp Nanowrimo, I’m writing another prequel. This one is called “The Madman” and picks up where The Beast left off. Naturally, I will have to re-read The Beast at some point to get all those details straight. Because this is a novella, my Camp Nanowrimo word count is only 20,000, and as of Day 1 I’m right on track! I’m excited in that way that comes after finishing a novel, like anything is possible. I’m already trying to plan for what I’ll work on in July. Wolf Point #4? The third prequel novella? Something totally new??