So life and work have all caught up with me recently, and I’ve been a little absent from the blogging world. Off to a good start, eh? But what perfect timing to get back in the game, today, on the release of What We Want by Eliott Griffen!
A cover of bold contrast, it’s one of the more graphic ones I’ve done, and I loved doing it! This simple cover contains so many little nods to the characters, from the connection of the three Ws, to the jigsaw pattern on the tie. Want to know the relation to the characters? That would be telling, wouldn’t it. You’ll just have to read the book!
Here’s what Eliott had to say about the cover:
For months, I was afraid how the whole thing with the cover would go. I met Lauren on Twitter and let me tell you: from the first contact I knew she was the right person for the job. My cover looks exactly as I wanted it to look. Lauren is my own personal magician, she knew what I had in mind, and she made it happen. It goes without saying that she will do covers for my books in the future. I’m one of her greatest fans. Go, Lauren!
What happens when you meet the love of your life in your mother’s kitchen, while helping your aunt to hide from her ex?
Rob’s life finished five years ago. Now he’s just waiting for it to end. Safe in his little cocoon, disconnected from everyone, he’s living out the rest of his days. And he’s content with that.
Until one February day life decides to smack him over the head. Again.
Zach’s life is exactly what he thinks he wants it to be. But Mom knows better. Now he just needs to wrap up this funeral business and be on his way. ASAP.
But you can’t run if a broken leg is involved. And would you really want to? Really?
Rob has a secret to tell.
Zach has a kitchen to paint.
Can they figure out what they want before it’s too late? Or will the baggage they lug around end up burying them both?
Oh, and there is a cat. A spoiled, opinionated cat. After all, what is a book without a cat?
As you know, Lauren, I’ve a long-standing love affair with stark monochromes, so for me, this cover has a head start. But then I stop to look closer. And wow; that tie looks like wild silk. As for the triple WWW. Yea. I can see you’ve nailed it again.
And I’m so pleased you’re now taking off with your cover designs. As ever, I wish you well with it.
As Elliot has said: Go, Lauren, go!
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So glad you like it. As with your covers, I love hiding little things all over the place, same with the texture on the tie. And I always want to tell but must keep my mouth shut for fear I’ll blab all I know of the book. It now sits happily in my to read pile, ready for when this last edit of Made of Earth is complete 🙂
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I can hear the fingers itching to turn the pages. Though more likely it’ll be finger swiping the screen. It does sound a good read. 🙂
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