Cover for The Adepts Book 2: Empath

The sequel to The Adepts Book 1: Furato will soon be released and here’s the cover I painted for it. The blog entry about the cover for the first novel can be found here. Without further ado, here’s the red-tinged cover painting for The Adepts Book 2: Empath, continuing the star spanning adventures of the powerful Adepts and their guardian […]

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Two Covers, One Customer

Two cover artwork were commissioned by Ebb & Folks for their Iqliptiq Books science fiction imprint. The first is for a prequel and the other a sequel. [[image:ebb-n-folks-rhittach-cover.jpg:Two Blades, One Customer:center:0]] Rhittach: The Beginning This short story tells the rise of Rhittach, the Payan warrior featured in the novel The Adepts Book 1: Furato, which was previously shown in this […]

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Book Review: The Cowboys of Cthulhu

[[image:cover-cowboys-of-cthulhu.jpg:A Deadlands adventure right there…:right:0]]  David Bain’s The Cowboys of Cthulhu was the first novelette I bought and read on the Calibre ebook reader. It’s a great mashup of weird western and the Cthulhu mythos. Weird West is a genre of western, where its tales of cowboys and injuns and heading out west is infused with heavy doses of horro […]

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Calibre Ebook Reader

I have discovered and installed the free ebook reader and management application named Calibre to read books and stuff! Apart from reading ebooks, Calibre can also manage your digital book library, search for ebooks in various locations from the Amazon Kindle store to Feedbooks.com and synchonize with a mobile reader such as my smartphone. Seeing that I’m pretty OCD about […]

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Ruthermore’s First Cover

Ruthermore Heidigens and the Fifth Planet is the first of David Leyman’s Ruthermore Heidigens science fiction novellas. It features the most powerful wizard in the known universe, simply because he’s the only wizard in the universe. His powers are real, but are they really of a magical source? Here’s the cover for the book I painted recently in watercolour:

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Cover Process for Hags of Teeb

EBB & Folks sent me another task to complete: The cover for another ebook novella titled The Hags of Teeb. Here is the step-by-step process involved from the first sketch until the finished cover artwork. The first sketch (seen below) was based on the original black and white cover illustration made by David Leyman. I used the general shape of […]

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Cover for Meevo

Meevo is the ebook novella by David Leyman. It is a suitably eerie horror-flavoured science-fiction tale involving an escaped prisoner, the prisoner’s hunters and – as we see in the opening scenes – a mutant, in a post-apocalyptic future. To view the full cover image, click on the thumbnail below. Meevo is available for purchase on Amazon.com here.

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Cover for Three’s Company

Ebb n Folks’s latest short story soon to be published on Amazon as a Kindle download is Three’s Company. The publisher called for a lined artwork with clean colours on it. So here it is. “Three” in the story title is the catlike lady seen below. But why has she been with the protagonist all these decades? Watch for it […]

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Cover for Crater

Ebb & Folks has again given me the assignment to come up with another cover for one of their books. This time it’s the novella Crater by David Leyman, now on sale on Amazon.com as an ebook. [[image:ebb-n-folks-crater-cover.jpg:That star is Aldebaran, by the way.:center:0]]  It’s a star and time spanning tale of humans versus a ruthless alien civilisation at war. […]

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A Background Element

[[image:crater-element-bg.jpg:funeral service:center:0]] I am working on an ebook cover. The plan is to create separate water colour elements and digitally bring them together for the final artwork. The above is the background element for the piece. Stay tuned for the final artwork and the link to the ebook.

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For The Win Book Review FTW!

[[image:ftw-doctorow.jpg:For The Win:right:0]]I had not read one synopsis nor any reviews of Cory Doctorow’s novel For The Win when I started reading it. I barely knew what it was going to be about. All I knew was that it was a science fiction novel. The novel follows the lives for several young people in various locations in the world, from California […]

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The Interactive Dan Brown Plot Generator

Do you wish to write and be as successful as bestselling authour of titles such as Angels and Demons and The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown? Don’t fret, because now you can thanks to Slate.com’s The Interactive Dan Brown Plot Generator. All you have to do is to select the city and then the arcane organisation whose devious plot drives […]

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A Novel Tale of a Novel Cover

Once upon a time, I went to study on how to repair flying machines. During my dozens of years (not really, just 2 and a half years) of studying there were many instructors that taught me different aspects of flying machine repairs. Some taught me metalwork, some taught me electrics, some taught me theory of flight. One particular person taught […]

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October Reading list (aka “The Janet Evanovich Month”)

[[image:plum_1cover.gif:One for the Money:center:0]] Books Read A Year in the Merde by Stephen ClarkeOne for the Money by Janet Evanovichnumber9dream by David MitchellTwo for the Dough by Janet EvanovichThree to get Deadly by Janet EvanovichShadow of the Giant by Orson Scott CardFour to Score by Janet Evanovich a Books Bought A bunch of Stephanie Plum novels by Janet Evanovich OK, […]

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September Reading List

Books Read Kitchen Confidential by Anthony BourdainFruit of the Lemon by Andrea LevyWill Write for Shoes by Cathy YardleyThe Spy Who Came In from the Cold by John LeCarréChasing Shakespeares by Sarah SmithYsabel by Guy Gavriel KayA Spot of Bother by Mark HaddonThe Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood Books Bought Will Write for Shoes by Cathy YardleyA Year in the Merde […]

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