renee.s.dugan got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Seeking an amazing adult high fantasy novel cover!
Check out renee.s.dugan's Book cover contest…
This Dark Alliance - The Curse of the Blessed, Book 1
Renee Dugan is an Indiana-based author who grew up reading fantasy books, chasing stray cats, and writing stories full of dashing heroes and evil masterminds. Now with over a decade of professional editing, administrative work, and writing every spare second under her belt, she has authored THE CHAOS CIRCUS, a portal fantasy novel, THE STARCHASER SAGA, an epic high fantasy series, and THE CURSE OF THE BLESSED, a high fantasy trilogy. Living with her husband, son, and not-so-stray cats in the magical Midwest, she continues to explore new worlds and spends her time in this one encouraging and helping other writers on their journey to fulfilling their dreams.
THIS DARK ALLIANCE, first book in The Curse of the Blessed trilogy, tells the story of an assassin sent on his final task, and a grieving heiress willing to risk her reputation and future to bring her father's murderer to justice - the sort of justice only a born killer can carry out.
Typical audience will be fantasy fans 20 years old and up, anyone who is a fan of classic and modern high fantasy books such as Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, and the works of Brandon Sanderson.
Book cover type
Imagery styles relevant to the book would include swords/weaponry or sailing motifs. Elegant or grungy fantasy-appropriate fonts are welcome! The dimensions for the cover will be either 8.5 x 5.5 or 6x9. For 8.5 x 5.5, the page count (for spine width) is 273 pages For 6x9, the page count (for spine width) is 232 pages. Deep reds, blacks, and golds are very welcome colors!
What to avoid
I would like to avoid using any models/faces if possible.
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at €269.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their book cover.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
renee.s.dugan collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
I absolutely loved this cover and Sharon was super helpful and accommodating! She explained things for me and tweaked things super fast. Definitely would use her again!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
We think contests are a super fun way to get design.
Recently completed contests:
The audience for the book consists of educated individuals of all ages who may or may not have previously consumed canna
Frauen im Alter zwischen 25 und 50 Jahren, die auf der Suche nach mehr Lebensqualität sind. Weiblichkeit, Selbstfindung
Searching for a designer to turn an amazing image into a book cover paranormal romance readers will love.
Women Ages 25+ Primarily USA, UK, Europe, and Canada but my readers in India, South America, and Mexico are growing.
Age ranges between teenagers and young adults. (14-40). Its aimed to any gender and since its characters are from differ
● People who are tired of having dingy, cluttered, uninviting homes. ● People looking to transform their living space i
Business executives, women in leadership positions, CEOs, entrepreneurs