Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Cover Crush Winner 2012 Blue Remy

Cover Crush Contest 
Fantasy Category

Interview with Blue Remey

What are the key elements that tie the cover with the story?
The sword that Raven is holding (or the girl on the cover) is representing the Sword of Destiny, part of the fabled Four Hallows. She is facing a huge house, which is a metaphor for the House of the UnSeelie Fae that she is battling.

Who designed your cover?
 Chad at Sapphire Star Publishing

What is the favorite part of the cover?
Hmm, wow ... I don't know. Honestly, I love every bit of it, but I guess my name on the cover is my favorite since this is my debut book.

Tell us about the book.
 Raven is the child of the Nordic God of Mischief, Loki, and the Celtic Goddess of War and Death, Morgaine, but was raised by Hel, the Goddess of the Underworld. She rules the Nine gates of Hell and pretty much does what she wants. Raven is pretty much slapped into reality when her guardians of the Gates are  brutally murdered and she is sent to find out why. Her "Murder", a group of nine preternatural beings, go with her to California, where the murders are taking place. She meets a human FBI Agent of the Paranormal, who is also investigating the murders, and must enlist his help.  Here is the full synopsis: 
Hel hath no fury like her Raven scorned…

All hell is breaking loose. High Daemon, Raven Aquilus, and her motleycrew find out that the guardians of the Nine Gates of Hell are being murderedone by one, landing them in the middle of an ancient war between the Daemonsand the Fae.

FBI Paranormal Agent DuncanO’Brien is brought in to investigate the brutal murders, but he is completelyblind to the fact that he has landed in a High Daemon’s domain. Time is running out and Raven must enlistDuncan and his team to help discover the killer before she loses another one ofher precious Guardians.

Duncan is the epitome ofcontrol, but even he is not immune to Raven’s beauty and magnetism. Raven is an enigma wrapped up in the body oflust, and attracted to a human. Bothmust fight their emotions to work together.

Raven faces losing everythingfrom her life to a new found love in order to save the Underworld from beingruled by a jealous half breed.

Welcome the XIII Hour series. Betrayal, Lust, Love, Murder, Jealousy andRevenge. The faery-tales that yourmother never told you about just came true.

What advice do you give others about creating a award winning cover? 
Go with your instincts, if it slaps you, that's the cover for you. 

In you opinion does a great cover sell a book? 
Yes, it does.  I know the old adage, "Don't judge a book by it's cover", but I still do it. I look at the title, then read the back, if the books cover doesn't explain any of that, I put it back.  It's the first part of it all that gets your imagination going.

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Who took Second place in the contest?
It was a tie Between 

Third place goes to....


 ~ This week you can vote for your favorite cover Crush cover in the Paranormal Category ~