Path Unchosen Cover

Path Unchosen is the title of my novel. It’s the story of an apprentice necromancer who discovers that someone is deliberately raising zombies. She risks her life, and her soul, to stop them before any more innocent people die. This book is the first in a somewhat darkish urban fantasy series I’ve called Daughter of Ravenswood.

dfw-kc-pu-cover-largeI’m very happy with the cover, which was designed by Andrew Brown, of Design for Writers.  I like its feel, its just the right amount of creepiness 🙂

According to Dr. Carl Jung ravens symbolize our shadow selves, the dark side of our psyches. If we want to be whole we need to acknowledge and communicate with that dark side. Wholeness brings balance, and facilitates wisdom (something the wise raven would be very pleased with). It might be the end of the series before we see how much balance and wisdom my heroine achieves.

Can you see the dragon? Nothing thematic here. I just like dragons, and can’t imagine writing a story without one!

I am also pleased with the series and book titles. It’s funny though, as soon as you decide on a book title, you can’t remember or imagine any others. The hours, days, even weeks of indecision and brain pain are forgotten.

The name Path Unchosen was suggested by one of my beta readers when I begged for help after pulling out the last strands of my hair! The series name and future books in the series came slightly easier 😛

It will be available as an eBook soon, and in print in a few weeks. I’m so glad I decided to self-publish. Even though its mentally exhausting I can’t imagine not being in control of my own business. Exciting times ahead 🙂

What do you think of the cover? What does it suggest to you?

Kim Cleary, Author

Kim Cleary

Kim writes paranormal stories with a intrigue, suspense and a hint of romance. She loves all animals, especially her dogs; and thrives on coffee and chocolate while writing and researching.

14 thoughts on “Path Unchosen Cover”

  1. Jenny ClearyJenny Cleary

    I love it. I think you’re spot on – just the right amount of creepyness. I find the colour great too. It’s unusual – couldn’t find another book on my shelves that was anyway near it. Perfect.

  2. Walshe, MikeWalshe, Mike

    Great cover Kim……looking forward to reading the series.

    Have you got any eBooks published yet? Been on LSL leave an kind of been off the grid.

    Cheers,
    Mike

  3. Gretchen WingGretchen Wing

    I think the cover gets it just right. It’s not my favorite genre to read, but it sounds like you are headed for popularity with a large segment of the reading public! Good job with the publicity efforts…you are doing everything right, and I know how hard that is.

  4. HeatherHeather

    You may want to change your page address from “Oakswood-series” to “Ravenswood-series”. And the cover is gorgeous.

  5. Diana BeebeDiana Beebe

    Gorgeous cover! I love the dragon, too. 🙂

  6. Devin MadsonDevin Madson

    It’s a great cover, Kim! I think the most important thing any self-publishing writer can do is publish their work to the highest standard they possibly can, and the cover is the biggest part of that. Congratulations! It looks really amazing.

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    September 11, 2013

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