If you’re a member of my newsletter then you’ve already seen this cover, but for visitors to my blog you’re in for treat along with some backstory. I have another cover reveal today. This time it’s book two in my new series, Dark Nebula: Discovery. If you’re just catching up, here are thumbnails of the two recent covers form my FREE novella, Contact and book one, Discovery.
You’ll notice a trend in the look and feel of both books that continues into the rest of the series with Discovery. Book two takes place concurrently with, but far from the sites in book one. Here’s the blurb I’m working with right now.
The Galactic Alliance has placed mankind on trial in Sol while the Olivaw brothers are worlds away, struggling with crumbling secrets. What lies beyond the Dark Nebula changes everything.
Over a decade later, news of the alien’s arrival in Sol reaches mankind’s second colony at Tau Ceti where the Olivaw family subterfuge ran deepest. Bradley Olivaw struggles with the news relayed by his sister Abigail, the President of CoPE. Something doesn’t quite fit, and he’s determined to unlock the mystery woven into her message.
Zachary Olivaw undertakes a mission to save humanity from the alien threat in Sol. His mission could both tear apart and root mankind’s place in the galaxy.
The brothers have prepared their entire lives, but what lies beyond the Dark Nebula transcends their imagination. While the true origin of our species is clouded in a nebula of mystery, our fate may have been predetermined millennia ago.
I’d love to know what you think. Drop me a comment at the bottom or further down the page you’ll can find my email.
So, I bet you’re wondering what the cover looks like. Well, here it is:
Until now, you’ve never had a chance to see Zachary’s Fountainhead starship. It’s a custom iteration on the droplet design you saw on the first book cover. To say it has some special abilities would be an understatement.
I have to give kudos to Tom Edwards Design again for these amazing covers. He’s an extremely talented artist and was really able to bring to life the alien starship from this book. It was harder than I’d expected but something really fun and interested happened when I was working with him. I went back and forth several times describing this dodecahedron ship from my mind, and I even drew a few crude awful sketches for him, but it wasn’t coming out as I’d hoped. See below where we started:
No matter how hard I tried, I just wasn’t able to explain what I wanted. So, I started google searching and came upon this Roman Dodecahedron.
My mind was blown away. This was exactly what I’d imagined, and yet I’ve never seen this contraption before. Reading the Wikipedia page it was really intriguing because apparently historians aren’t even sure what these objects were used for in the Roman sites they were found at. It’s rather mysterious and fits perfectly into my book, almost like it was meant to be.
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Anyhow, Tom really helped me bring this alien ship to life and I hope you like it. If you’re interested in the designs and blurb, you can preorder either Dark Nebula: Isolation or Dark Nebula: Discovery online at Amazon. The first book release is on December 4th and the second on January 4th.
Have an amazing weekend!