Book Cover Motivation

With All the King’s Men now set up for pre-order on Amazon Kindle, which can be found HERE, I started setting up a motivational album for all the covers I’ve collected for my upcoming work. Motivational, I say, because looking at them from time to time, I get that additional oomph that I need to keep going! The goal this year is to have at least 4 books released, including sequels to Kassandra Drake’s Story in The Kingdom of Night book two, which will be named If I Should Remember and the conclusion to Alisa Rider’s tale in Among the Stars of the Starstruck Novels.

I’m planning to delve into multiple genres, branching out from Contemporary Romance and Urban Fantasy. I’m doing a quick update to show a few of the covers I’ve revealed over time, to give you an idea of what I have planned for the next year!

Prodigy - Krys and Mila

The first reveal is for PRODIGY (A Stygian Reverieof which I am doing my first-ever Co-Authorship with my dear friend Mila Waters. The cover for this had been sitting for a while under the name “Paradigm” when I first started developing the idea in 2016 when I did my first official run with NaNoWriMo. After revisiting it this past winter, I asked Mila to work together and it blossomed into a possible serial run, and this will be my first ever horror publication. Special thanks to Amy Q of QDesigns for creating such a lovely and inspiring cover for this one. It has no official release date as of yet, but we are shooting for Fall 2018.


Krys Janae - Proxy

The second is for my book PROXY. I developed this one a while back as a pre-made for TakeCover Designs, but when it sat there for a while I had a hunch I might have to pull it for myself. After developing a character for a Stars Without Number Campaign I was playing with a few of my friends, I had created such a backstory that needed to be fleshed out and explored. Sadly, the campaign fell to the wayside but I loved the character so much I decided to turn this one into a novel. I played around with some new effects and layering and once I was pleased with how it turned out, I knew this had to be the cover for my first true sci-fi adventure. Unfortunately, no release date yet, but with any luck it will be TBD 2019.


Close-up portrait of beautiful woman with bright make-up and gloss lips

The third and final reveal for today, is Empty Sky. It was a concept originally developed a concept album I was writing with Spirit Descending, spawned from the story behind the song “Revenge, She Said” from our 2013 EP Creatures of Habit. Fallen Angels, Apocalyptic world, Love, Vengeance, Death — what more could you want? It’s going to be a horror-thriller I’d love to see adapted into a musical album or opera in the future, but that will be a whole new beast to conquer. The concept cover was created by Kris at Breakaway Designs, though I may add a few more effects to give it more of that Angelic/Horror feel. Hoping to release this one in 2019.


Stay Tuned for more cover reveals in the next couple of days! I can’t wait to share them with you.

❤ & Peace

Krys xo



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