Amanda Hocking

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New Cover Art!

November 2nd, 2010 by
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I’m having a big giveaway for the upcoming release of Torn. Be sure to check to check out the giveaway: here.

So as you may or may not know, I’ve had issues with my cover art for the Trylle Trilogy. For the first cover, I used my friend Jenna Petersen, who is a part time model and ultra hottie. That’s the original cover for Switched. I like her. She’s pretty. But the cover didn’t feel magical enough.

I went on to talk to different cover artists. The first one did really amazing fantasy work, and while I totally loved her stuff, it didn’t feel right for my books. 
The second cover artist I actually hired and paid for. His name is Ronnell Porter, and he does really fantastic covers. I actually don’t have complaints about his work. He had a girl on the cover, and it ended up opening debates about Wendy looked like it.

So I finally decided to just make my own covers without a person on them. I purposely kept them similar to the My Blood Approves series, because I like themes. But I did a few things differently, and I tried to keep the Trylle Trilogy unique from the MBA books.

So… without further rambling…. here are the new covers:
Switched – Book #1

Torn – Book #2

Ascend – Book #3 (release date – early 2011)

So, what do you all think?

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  • Anonymous says:

    Really LOVE your series .. very impressed > < .. and i also love the fonts for this cover ! would you tell me the name of it or did you created it yourself ?

  • Anonymous says:

    I prefer the covers with the girl on them, i like having a face to base the charcter on in my head, to bad Finn isnt on one…

  • baddict17 says:

    I think they’re gorgeous!! I love the font and the color scheme is perfect!!

  • Lady Reader says:

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  • I did go ahead and make the font a brighter color to make it pop more, as per your suggestions. You guys were right. It did blend in a lot.

    I make them using a combination of Photshop, Paint, Word, and Vector Art. There’s probably an easier way than I how I do it, but I’m learning as I go.

  • Kim Stone says:

    Love the font… I think each cover should be a different color, though, to differentiate them from each other.

  • Stacey says:

    Beautiful! You do such a good job, lady!

  • Anonymous says:

    wow there amazing! how did you make them? by a computer software?

  • Alex Bennett says:

    Love them! They are basically sex for my eyes. I can’t wait to have them in real life! Great job!