Anatomy of a Darkened Heart: Official Cover Reveal!

The time is drawing close. My debut novel, Anatomy of a Darkened Heart, has an official launch date of October 1, so let’s celebrate the impending pub date with a cover reveal! Here’s the ebook version:

Anatomy of a Darkened Heart ebook cover_final

 

And here’s the print version:

 

Anatomy 001 POD

Anatomy of a darkened heart 3D

 

Every single thing on the cover has meaning, and as you read the book,  you’ll recognize the significance of each one. The key, the mirror, the Amaranthus flower, the wallpaper, the dress, even the stairs! They all have a major place in the story.

I sincerely hope you like the cover as much as I do. I think it fits the mood of the novel exactly. I worked with Ebook Launch on it, and I would highly recommend them. I’ll do a separate post on my experience with them and how the cover evolved from the first draft of the cover to the final version – you’d never believe how it started out!

Anatomy of a Darkened Heart (AoDH) is the first book in the Dark Victoriana Collection; there are 4 more books to come: three novelettes (releasing throughout 2016) and one more novel (releasing in 2017). In addition to that, I have a five-year publishing plan that is quickly expanding, so there’s lots more to come!

Even though the official launch date for Anatomy is in October, the Kindle version of this book is already available! Click here to take a look. Or add it to your Goodreads to-read list!

Anatomy of a Darkened Heart
Thank you for reading this post! For joining me in my excitement while I begin my career as an author, I am forever grateful. Hope to see you around here lots more!
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Picture Tour through a Victorian Weekend Getaway House!

I promised in my Characters’ Psychologies video that I’d show you the Victorian house I’m staying in, so here are some great inspirational highlights from it. Hope they inspire you too!

Victorian house bedroom

Let’s start in the beautiful bedroom I’m sleeping in. Maroon walls, pink bed covers and pillows, and a chest with a story to tell. Ideal for me!

bedside lamp

The lamp at my bedside is perfect for reading. Each milk glass section lights individually and together to give you exactly the amount of light you want. The ambient lighting is also great for late-night writing in a notebook.

bedroom chest view

 

Damaged chest, perfect bed. Stories are in the making!

 

mirror and bureau

 

Little corner of cute.

 

glass doorknob

 

The beautiful glass doorknob and lock on my door.

 

hallway light

 

Let’s move out to the hallway. At night, this is the lamp that just barely lights the hallway.

 

blue flowers

 

My mom’s room is more of a beach theme (the place we’re staying is by the beach), so it’s a white and blue room. The owners of the house put these lovely blue and white flowers in her room as a finishing touch. I just think they’re so pretty!

 

blue room glass doorknob

 

Blue room glass doorknob. I love the contrast of colors.

 

child's view

 

A child’s view of the same doorknob. The slightly open door suggests a lot of possibilities to me. I also think the light blue on white seems very innocent.

 

damaged chest

 

Back to my room for a minute. I love this damaged chest so much!

 

lock

 

The paint is chipped away but the secrets remain intact.

 

darkened light

 

There is always light in the darkness.

 

self-portrait

 

Writer as photographer.

 

stairs

 

Let’s go downstairs.

 

mirror

 

Mirror mirror…
lion

 

This regal lion oversees the family room. He tops off a piece of furniture called a hall tree that acts as a chair, a mirror, and a coat hanger. It’s seriously unique.

 

carving detail

 

Beautiful carving details on the same piece of furniture as the lion.

 

lamp

 

The dining room is always dim, and at night this light casts an eerie glow over the wooden dining room table.

 

banister

 

Possibilities…

 

dramatic

And for the finale, something dramatic.

I hope you enjoyed this tour! This place keeps my motivation and productivity high. Do you have a place that does that same for you?