I am super excited to finally be able to share the beautiful cover design from Keylin Rivers for The Legionnaire with you! I had such a great experience going through the design process with Keylin and Zara and am absolutely in love with the final cover. I hope you will love it as much as I do.
This was such a interesting new thing for me going into my debut year, and for those of you looking for a behind the scenes peak on how cover designing went for me, you’ve come to the right place.
Covers have never been part of my process before, so I didn’t have a vivid idea for what I wanted when we went into this process. Instead, I picked out covers from other books that I love, and sent them to Keylin with a few notes on what I would like to see out of the cover. Zara sent some more notes that were a lot more helpful than mine, and then we got our first draft from Keylin.
After that first image, we went back and forth on revisions until we finally came to the beautiful cover that you get to see now. Keylin was fantastic about making changes and building a cover that I feel really envelops The Legionnaire and my main characters. I can’t wait to see what the next covers will look like.
The Legionnaire will release June 6, 2023 in eBook, paperback and hardcover simultaneously, and is available for preorder now! It is a New Adult Sword and Sorcery Fantasy about a Blood-Cursed Legionnaire torn between her responsibilities to her queen and her loyalty to the people she’s meant to protect.
I am so happy to take the journey with Zara and Inimitable Books, LLC (you can learn more about my publisher at inimitablebooksllc.com). If you are looking for a cover as stunning as mine do check out Keylin River’s cover design company at fantasycoverdesign.com.
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Synopsis: Saiden a blood-cursed Legionnaire—blessed by both the God of Life and Goddess of Death—is a paradox. Called both “Death-bringer” and “World-ender” she is surprisingly careful about taking lives and proving herself to be a monster. Torn between her loyalty to her queen and the need to protect her people, Saiden struggles to decide who she is going to be in a world that has already cast her aside.
Queen Loralei is hiding the fact that she’s been blessed by the God of Life at the same time she is navigating the manipulative and dangerous landscape of ruling a kingdom. When she discovers a mysterious prisoner in her dungeons, she begins to unravel a complicated plot that shadows over her reign and would change the course of history.
Mozare, gifted by the Goddess of Death with the powers to control shadows, is hiding lots of secrets in the dark. As Saiden’s legionnaire partner, he would do everything to protect her—even if that means killing the queen she swore to protect to save her from a fate worse than death.
With friends and enemies becoming indistinguishable from each other, can these three individuals survive long enough to fulfill their destinies without losing those closest to them, or will their missions irreparably ruin them, and possibly the entire kingdom?