Thursday, March 10, 2011

Cover Story: My Top Five Indie Covers!

I love book covers. I admit much as people say "don't just a book, yadda, yadda"...I'm a total cover fanatic. Like for instance today, a friend of mine was telling me about a book, a major 800 page, apocalyptic vampire story which I might not have even given a second look to---too long, too gory, too not YA (haha), but then I saw the cover: "Ooo, pretty cover!" and for one second, I considered picking it up. So, yeah, I'm a cover hound. Definitely.

So, the one thing I DO believe in is this: don't judge a book by its publisher! I've found some great, nay, ...fantastic indie books in my reading adventures. So, let's talk about Indie covers. The fun thing about Indie covers is the fact that, in most cases, the authors choose their own covers. What's so cool about that is you get to see a cover that really depicts how the author sees their own character and the world that they've written.

Here are just a few of the amazing covers that I've discovered in my wanderings around Goodreads, all Indie or small publishing houses. Enjoy the eye candy!!

Somber Island
by T. Lynne Tolles

This one sounds amazing, about a servant girl and a mysterious master of the house, ghostly dreams and strange creatures!
Click here to read the synopsis!

by Sharde Richardson

I'll definitely be checking this one out...a young girl who suddenly starts seeing dark auras around everyone, in a town where everyone seems to be acting a little strangely. Oh yea, she also has a ...q-tip habit?? That alone has me so curious about this one! :D
Read the synopsis here!

Jenny Pox

by JL Bryan

A girl whose touch spreads a supernatural plague finally finds love. This one sounds completely unique---hoping to get my hands on this soon!

Read the info here!

by LK Rigel

I love this tagline:
"Her fate was to hold the world together. His destiny was to tear it apart. "

Read more about this one here!


by Mayandree Michel

So curious about this one! Greek gods, creepy dreams, and a girl who must leave her own time and venture into the past to assume the role she's meant for: saving an ancient empire from evil forces! This sounds so cool!

Read more about it here!

That's all for now. Do you have any Indie covers that have caught your eye??


  1. Okay, so this post has convinced me to start looking into indie authors more often. I admit that I fall victim to the hype of big publisher's books, and don't stop to see the other great books available. I'll have to look into them more often. Also, some of these books sounds awesome! I'm going to check them out and add some to my list. :)

  2. Wow these covers are breathtaking and I am so the same way; I judge books by their covers. I'm going to have to add these books to my TBR pile. Thanks for the great post!

  3. will these books be available on amazon or bn?

  4. These all have really amazing covers! Thanks for sharing them!

  5. Do you know if there are online stores that sell these books that ship international? I was looking at some online bookstores, but they only send books to the US. ;( I thought maybe you know one. ;)

    Love the covers too!

  6. @Divya
    I know a Somber Island, Spiderwork, and Watched are available through Amazon, and a different edition of Jenny Pox is there, too. Watched and Betrayal are both at Barnes.

    @ Nina, not sure about international shipping, I know I couldnt find them at BookDepository. :(

    I will contact the authors to see if they can give us a little more info!

  7. Thanks, Miss Becky! I think Claudia at Phatpuppy Art did a great job with the new Jenny Pox cover. It should be available in paperback on Amazon within a few days. Right now the new paper is only available at CreateSpace, which is an Amazon subsidiary but I'm not sure if it's international

    Thanks everyone for your nice comments, and to Little Miss Becky for featuring Jenny Pox & letting me know about it!

    Oh, you can also enter to win a Jenny Pox with the new cover at Bewitched Bookworms today:

    Thanks again!

  8. I also recommend LK Rigel, she's a great writer & a fantastically nice person!

  9. O I love them all. Especially the last one :)

  10. Hi Miss Becky! Thanks for this awesome post and the email that followed.

    WATCHED will be available in paperback and ebook from Amazon and B&N. I was told by a Book Depository rep that since they work closely with my wholesaler, cataloging WATCHED wouldn't be a problem. Be on the lookout for my deets post on my blog(one of these days):~)

    I also wanted to say you made a valid point. Indie authors are so lucky to have full creative control. So many authors lose that control once they go traditional. I won't get into all of that(saving it for a more in dept post), but I'm lucky I get to depict the character I see in my head onto the cover.


  11. I also heard from Mayandree Michel today. Here's what she had to say about Betrayal:

    I am so excited about the launch of my book and I'm on cloud nine from all the bloggers who have shown so much support and enthusiasm. The book will be available early April at for kindle and in paperback, Barnes and Noble for Nook, and