A Gallery of Angel Leya’s Book Cover Designs

Books have always been a love of mine, but so has art. Thankfully, even the written word needs visual representation from time to time. Book cover designs are the perfect meld of story and imagery, and I’ve had the pleasure of working with a couple of authors in creating their book covers, as well as creating all of my own. I’ll try to keep this page up to date with all the latest covers as the books become available.

Redemption’s Beacon

Redemption's Beacon by Sandy StucklessSometimes I do crazy things, like pick writer friends and randomly design covers for their stories. It doesn’t happen often, but every now and again I just get bored. You should read this short story by Sandy Stuckless if you get a chance.

Reparation: A Novel of Love, Devotion and Danger

Reparation: A Novel of Love, Devotion and Danger by Laine CunninghamA novel by award-winning author, Laine Cunningham, Reparation’s cover is now as beautiful as the story it contains. I was excited when I found the couple image, and paired it with a cool sunset over the plains evocative of the setting of the book. The author suggested the horse, which helped fill in some blank space, tell more story, and create the kind of cover that would appeal to the younger, New Adult crowd. Turning the test into a fiery glow just reinforces that paranormal element of the story.

The Family Made of Dust: A Novel of Loss and Rebirth in the Australian Outback

The Family Made Of Dust by Laine CunninghamLaine’s a busy woman, and her travels take her far and wide, like to Berlin’s Takt Academy. You can see some of her activity there. There’s another link with more info here. As you can see, this book is one of her award-winners. The cover hasn’t officially taken over, and the book was renamed in the process (formerly Message Stick).

I love how haunting this one is. The red sand is evocative of the red desert of the Outback, and the way the face melds with the contours of the dune and the Dust in the contrasting blue sky mimics the ghost of a past the main character must confront.

Beloved

Beloved: A Sensual Noir Thriller by Laine CunninghamThis cover is not a huge departure from it’s original, but the subtle detailing and change of colors helps set the mood for this sensual noir thriller. The splash of green in the bottom center is evocative of the old title, He Drinks Poison, and the distressed title hovers between hair and water.

Writing While Female or Black or Gay: Diverse Voices in Publishing

Writing While Female or Black or Gay: Diverse Voices in Publishing by Laine CunninghamThis cover needed to be obvious, being that it’s nonfiction. I think I accomplished that. :)

Manifesting for Destiny

Manifesting for Destiny by GB BrulteGB Brulte, or Greg, has a quirky sense of humor that’s rather enjoyable. He’s an indie author, and his books are priced low and come out often, so if you like his stuff, he’ll keep you entertained for a while.

For this cover, I removed the background behind the model and added a subtle animal print instead, choosing a deep blue to contrast the natural yellows and oranges of the woman and tiger.

Who Has a Death Ray!?!!

Who Has a Death Ray!?!! by GB BrulteI think the title speaks for itself on this one. I love the image he picked out, and I think it came together in a rather fun way. For this one, it was all about the fonts and their treatments, making sure it came together with the image to create a cohesive cover.

Beyond Magic

Beyond Magic by GB BrulteReally, there wasn’t much to do with this one other than give it a nice font treatment. I did have to fill in the background around the edges of the picture and add a little extra glow to bring the silhouette of the girl out, though, so there was some designing involved.

Cover Design Service

If you’re an author, and would like me to create a cover for your book, send me a message at angeleya77 (at) gmail (dot) com. Custom cover design services start at $75. I’d love to talk to you and see what I can do!