Friday, January 15, 2016

Friday Feature: Curse of the Granville Fortune Cover Revamp


If you subscribe to my newsletter, then you know I took my rights back for my middle grade trilogy Curse of the Granville Fortune. I'm not going to go into why I did this, but I will say I think I'm doing what's best for my books. That's all that really matters, right?

Well, since I didn't have rights to my previous cover, I hired True Poison to create a new cover for me, and I love it. It's spooky, but not too spooky. It's a middle grade read after all. ;) So here's the new cover and the updated blurb because this book has been revamped. I got to work with one of my favorite editors to make the story even better. And you won't have to wait long to get your hands on it because it will be re-releasing very soon!


Twelve-year-old J.B.’s visions leave him sweaty, lightheaded, and certain he’s turning into a freak—or worse, going insane.
 
The visions stem from a family curse. An ancestor stole the Granville fortune, and now J.B.’s entire family will suffer. To break the curse, J.B. must find and return the Granville’s stolen property.
 
But he’s not the only one searching for the treasure. His journey leads to a dark forest where he’ll battle his worst fears. And when he meets two others who share the missing pieces of his visions and suffer from the same curse, the three soon realize they need to work together to break the curse before it's too late.

I wanted two things for this cover. First, I wanted the background to really pop. The setting IS a character in the story, so I wanted it featured on the cover. Second, I wanted silhouettes because kids like to picture themselves as the characters. So I got exactly what I wanted, and I'm thrilled.

Stay tuned for the announcement of when the book is available in ebook and print.

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18 comments:

  1. Ooh green with shadows, spooky indeed! I like the trees best of all, especially the one with branches that curl like fingers. Best of luck with the re-release, Kelly.

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    1. I'm so glad you got that they are supposed to look like fingers! :)

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  2. Congrats on the re-release! And the new cover! I agree with your thoughts about using silhouettes and letting the reader imagine themselves in the picture.

    Can't wait to read the new version.

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    1. Thanks, Rick. Yes, kids this age want to picture themselves as the characters, so it really does make sense to use silhouettes. :)

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  3. LOVE it. Great job. And it fits the book perfectly!

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    1. Thanks, Stephanie. I love it too, but it's nice to hear others feel the same way. :)

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  4. For some reason, the cover reminds me of Children of the Corn. :O

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  5. The cover is just right for the story. It is a great book. I read the original one quite a while ago. Congratulations on the new one.

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  6. Congrats Kelly. Kids should get this.

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  7. The new cover is awesome! I love the silhouettes. :)
    ~Jess

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  8. I love middle grade adventures. I'll have to check these out.

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