Sleepwalker Update!

I am VERY excited to announce that the final edit of “Sleepwalker” is FINISHED!

I am nervous, excited, terrified, ecstatic.. Any emotion you can think of I am feeling it! Creating Sleepwalker has been so different than writing Lucy’s story has been, I know Lucy like the back of my hand and I’ve plotted and planned out every moment of Lucys story. Ashley Niallsons story has thrown me for a loop! I did very little plotting throughout, my original plan was to create a short story – tops of 20,000 words and release it on Halloween just as a horror story but instead I was in the hospital fighting sepsis while I wrote this story, I ran past my deadline and decided her story needed to be explained. I knew I wouldnt be happy with it unless I dug deep into her backstory and took it the full length.

Sleepwalker is now a full length Adult Psychological Thriller novel of 50,000 words!

I will be having one more read through before converting this story into an eBook, I will be releasing the paperback version only 2 weeks later!

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Maialen Alonso!

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The Cover Designer that gave my first novel “Devils Fall” the perfect cover to depict Lucy being pulled between Heaven and Hell was the amazingly talented cover design from Bilbao, Spain – Maialen Alonso!

She has become both someone I look to as a friend and a creative designer. She creates vivid, eye catching covers while also expressing the authors story by creating covers that well, tell a story.

When I first released “Devils Fall” in November 2016, I had a cheesy cover of blue roses falling, this was meaningful to me to have the blue roses on the cover because of a special part of the book between the demon Asmodeus and Lucy. (If you’ve read “Devils Fall” you know what I’m talking about.) but I knew a cover with only blue roses were not going to catch anyone’s interest because as much as I hate to say it, we judge books by their covers and blue roses just weren’t going to bring readers in.

So, I searched for a cover on http://www.thebookcoverdesigner.com, I would say that I searched through over 2,000 or more covers for 2 months before I finally came upon Maialen’s “Hell Dance” book cover. I found her cover in February and knew I had to have it. I had plans to officially release the paperback of Devils Fall so I knew this cover on a matte finish would be perfect.

There was no other cover that I had found that made me think, “This is Lucy’s story!” but “Hell Dance” was the perfect depiction.

I purchased the cover and shortly after she contacted me to know what changes would need to be made. It was only a few hours later that I was the new owner of the beautiful “Hell Dance” now “Devils Fall” cover!

I have always had a wonderful experience collaborating with Maialen, she listen to what you need and always gets back to you quickly and not to mention – for me – she is on the other side of the world working to get a cover ready!

She has also helped me reformat paperback covers and helped me understand how to create my own paperback covers. I honestly do not think I would understand half as much about paperback covers if I did not know her!

Not only is Maialen Alonso an amazing cover designer, but she is also an author herself with several published novels, both written in Spanish and translated into English. After she finished her studies, she dedicated herself to writing, which is her chosen profession.

As a cover designer and an author this gives her the mindset and aspect of a writer to help ensure that your cover is perfect for YOU and YOUR story.

You can find her newest pre-made and custom cover designs on: http://maialenalonso.es

Or, find her written works at

http://www.amazon.com/author/maialenalonso

Are you an Author? Do you need a Cover Designer?

devilmock4Are you an Author? Are you looking to self-publish and you need a unique, eye catching book cover?

Visit Kristyn over at Drop Dead Designs! – http://www.dropdeaddesigns.com

 

I had a wonderful experience purchasing one of her unique book covers, you may have seen my cover for “Devils Dream” and the many fantastic advertisements – those were ALL designed by Kristyn for only $70!

This week I’ll be posting and reviewing cover designers that I have worked with this year!

So, if you’re an author or are thinking of starting your journey down the self publishing road, I guarantee these designers you will want to check out!

 

2018 Book Line-Up!

2018 is going to bring ALOT of writing and a whole lot of editing!

I wanted to share what to look forward to in 2018!

THE DEVILS CURSE NOVELS:

#4.) “Devils Ascension” – He will Rise… Are You Ready?

#5.) TBA – The End of the Beginning

**Chasers Prequel**

A Buried Secrets Trilogy:

#1.) “Not the Only One” – Romance/Murder

There is more than that but the next series I will be publishing will be announced once finished.. So keep watching and keep reading!

Yours Truly,

~The Cursed Author~

Early Announcement!

 

July 2018 (2) - Copy.jpg“You say I’m crazy, cause you don’t think I know what you’ve done..” -Sam Smith; I’m Not the Only One.

“July 2018 will bring a new Romance with a twist. In this Murderous novel, “Not the Only One” – Three’s a crowd.”

“Not the Only One” will be available in eBook July 2018.

 

Nanowrimo 2017!

It’s National Writing Month!

I feel like every month is writing month, but this is my first year of joining NANOWRIMO! I figured this would be the year and month to join in to celebrate the One- Year Anniversary of the release of “Devils Fall” and the beginning of The Devils Curse Novels.

“Devils Ascension” is my entry into NANOWRIMO this year, I have a little over 22,000 words finished to date, this is a 50 chapter novel, and will pass over 50,000 words by the time it is finished. It will be the longest novel in The Devils Curse Novels to date..

“Devils Ascension” is the beginning to the end of the series, but I’m not letting my attachment to this story drag my writing down, It is hard to watch your characters grow up but I am itching to focus solely on “Devils Ascension” throughout November to hit my target Deadline of Dec. 18th! (P.S. It will be a Happy Birthday to me!)

Synopsis:

The Devils will rise… Are you ready?

“Lucifer watched in Hell while his daughter was judged and tortured by the Arcs..
Truth and Lies have corrupted her..
His realm paid the price for her absence..
Nothing will hold this Father back from saving his one true love.
In the fourth novel of The Devils Curse Novels; The Devil will ascend once again..”

 

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Using GIMP and Amazons Book Templates to create your Paperback cover..

This Sunday I will be uploading a PDF for authors to download a step by step guide on how to use GIMP and Amazons Cover Templates to easily create your paperback cover..

I will be using a 5×8 paperback as an example but will add some more details about uploading your paperback to Amazon..