Cover Reveal – Souled Gets a Makeover

Change is good.  Change is positive.  But it doesn’t make it any easier to let something go…

As much as I adored the original cover of Souled, I felt a change was needed to encompass more of the essence of the novel, which, in addition to ancient sorcery, was a story of love so absolute, so pure, it could transcend ordinary reason.

And because the location of the story took place in North Idaho, I wanted to include the community of Sandpoint in the Souled experience.

I was fortunate that Scott and Elaina, “regular” teens in Sandpoint, agreed to be the models for this cover.  Although neither of them are professional models, they handled themselves like pros and gave the photographer, Victoria McCune, 100% effort.  And in my opinion, it shows.

Also helping to put a professional touch to the make-up part of the session, I was thrilled to have Kimberlee Langford, make-up specialist, on board.

The tattoo design from the original cover, designed by Crystalyn Abercrombie, was definitely kept as part of this cover as that is a constant symbol in the story (as well as tattooed firmly onto my own body).   Steve McCune pulled together all of the pieces to create the final cover.

It’s been incredible working with the people in the community on something such as this project, because after all, it’s their town, their turf, and their support of the novel is very important.

I’ve had a lot of fun so far and I hope you enjoy this cover as much as I do.

Souled is available on Amazon in ebook and print format.


About Diana Murdock

California-grown, writer of contemporary and YA paranormal with enough energy to write, raise two boys, run, and dream.

Posted on September 21, 2012, in Cover reveal, Paranormal, soul attachment, Souled, Tattoo, Teenager, Uncategorized, YA Novels, Young Adult and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 28 Comments.

  1. Love the new cover. It looks FAB!

  2. Outstanding. Smart creative move.

  3. Wow – such an interesting cover story, also great new cover. Love the personal touch oc using models from the actual area. This should be a blockbuster!

  4. O,M.G. LOVE IT!!! It’s gorgeous and I think captures the essence of the story….and is so eye catching! Amazing Diana….spectacular!

  5. What an absolutely great cover! The photographer, the concept, the image – all beautifully done. Congratulations. They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, but in this case you certainly can – they are both wonderful.

  6. We are so proud to be a part of this amazing book, Souled. Thank you for asking us to be a part of this wonderful journey!
    Love, Toria and Steve

  7. Fabulous. The expression on their faces is so soft and loving. And the tattoo looks great.

  8. It’s a wonderful cover, and I predict it will trigger lots of impulse buys.

  9. I can see the effort you put into this new cover and I think it is great! The models are perfect! Great job, Diana!

  10. Brilliant! You and your crew nailed this cover, Diana!

  11. Wow! I can’t believe those two aren’t models. They’re perfect. Congrats, Diana!

  12. Hey, D. How are you doing? Creating and marketing books is a tough business, so I wish you well as you figure out what does and does not work. I’m working my way through that subject as well, as tomorrow’s post will explain.
    In any event, I just came by because I missed you and wanted to make sure that life was treating you and yours well. Have a great week, my friend.
    Your boy from Cali. *hugs*


  13. Hey Diana, I know that you know that our gut feeling is the best guidance tool we have, and I feel that you did the right thing, and this is a beautiful cover, does express the story really well. I am so proud of you. WELL DONE…. I love that you still have the design from the original cover included here. I love it xxxx Love Kat xx

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