Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Cover Reveal of Decadent Kane's Ribbon of Darkness and Indie Life

Today I have a cover reveal and a short post from Decadent Kane's Ribbon of Darkness. Isn't it a beautiful cover!

Elf Ruler:
Freyr is said to be the god of the elves. Freyr is the god of sun and rain, and the patron of bountiful harvests. He is both a god of peace and a brave warrior. (Norse Mythology)

Source: http://www.pantheon.org/articles/f/freyr.html

Short book blurb for Ribbon of Darkness:
An old family secret draws Ribbon into an Elven world while Draven is forced to find a way to drag her back home to save Christmas magic.

Book information:
Ribbon of Darkness is set to release December 13th 2013
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The Indelibles will be hosting a monthly feature called INDIE LIFE. Modeled after Alex Cavanaugh's awesome Insecure Writer's Group, this will be a chance for indie authors to post about indie life, find each other, offer support, encouragement, news, helpful hints, and anything else that makes life as an indie author a little easier.

What is Indie Life? How: Sign up on the Linky at the bottom of this page here. When: Post on the second Wednesday of the month. What: Write anything indie related: something that will inspire or help a fellow indie; something that celebrates a release or a milestone; something that talks about the ups and downs, joys and heartaches of Being Indie. Grab: The banner above to include in your posts!

Just a short Indie Life post today, since I'm busy writing, writing, and writing some more for NaNoWriMo.

Publishers can be great and all, but like all things they have their pros and cons. I know me, though. From school, I've always been more an individual person and didn't really trust a group to do my own work. I hated group projects. And although we're not alone even when we self-publish our work, I love having the final say over my product.

What do you love about being an Indie?

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23 comments:

sjp said...

Wow, that is a serious cover, immediately intrigued, great artistic detail.

Christine Rains said...

Decadent's cover is awesome! :) I never liked group projects either. Nothing less than an A would do for me at school. Having all the control is one thing I really love about being an indie author. Plus no deadlines except my own, even though I was pretty hard on myself this year! *LOL*

Julie Flanders said...

I've been seeing this cover around and am more impressed each time I see it. Absolutely love the colors. And the elf ears! :D

Laura Pauling said...

That's definitely one great advantage! I love knowing that when I write a novel - I know it will be published. Or if I decide not to, that's fine too.

Morgan said...

I agree with everyone... the colors really pop and the cover is gorgeous... Love that list of Indie authors. Such an amazing community!

Hart Johnson said...

That's a great cover!

As to the 'on my own' thing... I think that is actually the part that stresses me out... I have learned the WRITING is better with feedback (though my beta readers get me better than the professional peeps tend to). But formatting, cover, all that? I'd sort of rather not know. My Indie drive is the flexibility... the serials at one end, but also the genre benders and square peg stories. I gotta tell you though, somebody ELSE doing to groundwork to get you in a bookstore is nice.

Heather Holden said...

Wow, definitely a gorgeous cover!

I'm just like you, Cherie--I've always hated group projects and feel more confident doing things on my own. Hope you're having fun writing!

Romance Book Haven said...

Great cover. Looks so interesting. I think the creative control over the work is the best thing about it.

Nas

M Pax said...

Congrats to Decadent on a stunning cover!

I never liked group projects either and I've never been a conformist. I like being able to do what I want to do. I like being the business and the talent. It's rad being my own gatekeeper. :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

That is a beautiful cover!

I'm more of an individual project person . . . but on occasion a group project can be fun. It depends. Most writing is something I like to do alone, unless I have one of those strange moments and ask for ideas like I did yesterday when I was stuck with a short story. I asked my kids about it and they thought I should make the main character have metal/steampunk/prosthetic wings . . . that she can control through special implants . . .and I think they're right. Now, how that fits with all the other stuff in the story . . .well, I'm figuring that part out on my own.

Rebecca Bradley said...

Love the cover! I also love the idea of indie life and would definitely sign up for the support that such a group brings if I was self published. There's already such a great sign up list!

Cathy Keaton said...

Elves are the coolest! Maybe I should look into this book....

I'm not even published yet, but I too, love the idea of being an indie published author for all the same reasons. Of course, I love the act of writing books, but it's even better getting to MAKE the books I write, if that makes sense. Having other people produce the final products for me just takes the air out of my tires a little.

Rachna Chhabria said...

I am intrigued by the title and the cover.

J.R. Pearse Nelson said...

I completely agree that control over my work is the most awesome thing about being indie. However, I've recently come to value having a close critique partner -- and we both benefit from having someone to bounce ideas off. Decision paralysis can be brutal in this indie publishing world.

Aubrie said...

Wow, that is a gorgeous cover! As for indie publishers, if you want to go with self publishing, then go for it! Everyone finds their own path and it can- and should- be different than everyone else!

Michelle Wallace said...

I saw this cover on one or two other blogs.
Great picture with such a distinct facial expression...

Crystal Collier said...

Yay for Decadent Kane! ;)

I'm a bit of a control freak...I mean, not terribly, but when it comes to my creative works? BOTH FISTS TIGHT. Thankfully I have a publisher who can work with that, but we don't all get that lucky, eh?

Emilyann Girdner said...

That is really cool cover art.

I love your point about having control over the final product. I've been thinking about that a lot lately and have to agree. Us control freaks do well being involved in every step and giving the final go =)

P.S. The Labyrinth Wall release date has been announced for January 2nd =) YAY Thanks again for being awesome and welcoming me into the writing community. It has meant so much.

Lexa Cain said...

Congrats to Decadent!
I loved your reasoning behind being an Indie. It's sometimes a lot easier to get stuff done (and done right) if you're the one doing it. Have a lovely weekend! :-)

Decadent Kane said...

Thank you everyone for your sweet comments about the cover. And specially thanks to Cherie for hosting my cover reveal on your blog. I greatly appreciate your support.

DMS said...

That is a beautiful cover and the story sounds interesting. It is my first time hearing of it- so thanks for sharing!

~Jess

Carole Anne Carr said...

I am so pleased you like my poetry, Cherie.

Milo James Fowler said...

Mighty fine cover art -- and am I right in assuming "Decadent Kane" is a pen name? If not...that's just freakin' cool.