When it comes to how a books cover has come about, I'm all for learning more about it. The steps involved throughout the creative process and how a publisher and it's art department come up with the covers that we all first fall in love with - yeah, I'm all for learning as much as I can. When asked if I'd like to share with my readers how Egmont came up with the cover for K.J. Wignall's Blood, I jumped at the chance!
Synopsis: Will is a vampire in danger. Heir to the Earl of Mercia, he was brutally attacked and buried in the thirteenth century before he was able to assume his title. Perpetually sixteen, Will’s life has been lonely. He leaves his tomb every so often, adapts to the present day, feeds his bloodlust, and never gets close to anyone.
Waking from a twenty-year slumber, hungry for the blood that sustains his undeath, he meets Eloise—but can’t bear to make her his next victim. Drawn to a girl he can never have, but whose fate seems bound with his own, he feels the need to protect her. But Will has an enemy who will stop at nothing to find him . . . and he’s closing in. . . .
I’d say they nailed it! What follows are paired shots from the photo shoot and Elizabeth’s commentary on the thought process behind each one.