Cover reveal for Forged by Flames

I am pleased to finally reveal the cover for the next novel in the Dragon’s Breath Series, Forged by Flames.  Those of you who joined my new Facebook fan group already got to see it yesterday and chat with myself and the cover model, but for everyone else this is it!


COVER ART– Jeff Brown


MODEL– Rahela Mahmood

You can add the book to your Goodreads TBR list here:

I am very pleased with how the design turned out.  Jeff Brown did a fantastic job with the artwork and making the cover look exactly like I wanted. He totally worked from scratch, though I did ask him to put a post-apocalyptic look to downtown Oklahoma City in the background.

The photo shoot went really well, too.  Below, you can see some behind-the-scenes pics with myself, the model (Rahela), photographer (Josh), make-up artist (Celeste) and her helper (Mauri).  It was a lot of fun.  We also got tons of images for future covers and promo art, one of which has already been added to my new website banner.  Another is currently running around as a Facebook ad some of you might have seen.  I personally designed the website banner and ad, though, so if you don’t like them that’s all on me.  I’m slowly getting the hang of Photoshop!

Note- The first photos in black and white were taken by the photographer.  The ones in color were taken by me on my phone.

behind-the-scenes-2 behind-the-scenes-3 behind-the-scenes-4 behind-the-scenes-5 behind-the-scenes-6 behind-the-scenes-7


And here are the (lesser quality) pics I took:

model-posing-3 model-posing-5 photo-shoot-hair-and-make-up-1 photo-shoot-hair-and-make-up-4 photo-shoot-hair-and-make-up-5group-photo-1group-photo-2It’s just the model and I together for the last one. You can also see a video with more shots and clips from the photo shoot on the make-up artist’s Facebook page here.

I hope you all like the new cover and all the behind-the-scenes pics.  Feel free to leave comments below and let me know what you think!

8 thoughts on “Cover reveal for Forged by Flames

  1. Your Books are right up my street, I love these books, read both none stop and can’t wait for number 3.
    Love the fact you said there could be 5 or 6.
    Well done on this cover its brilliant.

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