Wednesday, June 1, 2011

KATANA Cover Reveal!!!

At long last I'm thrilled to be able to share with you the cover for KATANA. I don't think there's anything quite so surreal as seeing the cover for your book the first time. People, I am in love. It's everything I hoped it would be; bad ass girl with swords, cherry blossom, and kanji symbol. Not to mention that this particular kanji symbol is the kanji symbol for katana. How cool is that? *happy tears*


I just don't have the words for all of the emotions running through me. I can only humbly say "Thank you" to everyone who has helped get to where I am today.

31 comments:

  1. Beautiful cover! I can't wait to add it to my shelf. :o)

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  2. Congratulations! Your cover is so beautiful. :)

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  3. Gorgeous! Can't wait to read this!!

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  4. Wow. Just wow. That is an awesome cover. I love it. The swords and the color and the girl. Congratulations!

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  5. Wooohoo! Congrats big time, Cole. This is a really nice cover. Can't wait! Can't wait!

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  6. I can't wait to read it! Congrats again Cole!

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  7. Cole, This is fantastic! Well worth the wait and could not have happened to a nicer (and talented) person!

    All the best to you.

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  8. Awesome cover. Congratulations.

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  9. So kick-butt. Awesome - congrats!

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  10. AWESOME! Seems like it captures the book PERFECTLY!!!!

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  11. Oh that is just fantastic. Can't wait to read it!

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  12. Yay for your beautiful, perfectly color-coordinated-with-your-site cover! :)

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  13. Yay Cole! I love the blossoms, such a nice touch. And I'm so glad I clicked this link from QT, because I had somehow missed that you sold a second book! That is just amazing. I'm so happy for you.

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  14. Hi Cole! It's so gorgeous! I love it! The colors, especially. :)

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  15. Gorgeous AND kick ass!!! Woohoo! Congrats, Cole!

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  16. This is beyond awesome--I love it! :)

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

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  17. Wow, so cool!! I love the coloring!

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  18. Wow, I love the cover. So exciting to finally see it. now to await my chance to buy it ;)

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  19. I just had to come back. I want to point out specifically everything that I love about this:

    Calligraphy. Not just weak typeset Kanji/Hanzi, but a character where you can actually see the strokes, and with a cool texture in the ink. Rittou is a great Kanji character, too, because it really looks like a blade. Almost like visual onomatopoeia or something.

    Cherry blossoms. They're one of the most beautiful trees around, but I love that they went with red here. Cherry blossoms are so much more famous for being pink, but the red works awesomely here.

    Niten Ichi-ryū. Most people would probably assume a Kunoichi would wield only one sword. Obviously you know better, but thankfully your cover designer does too.

    Slashes through the title. Subtle, but it's a cool text effect.

    The chick. I love that she's hot, with bad-ass boots, but that she isn't looking at us. Perfect.

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  20. WOW they designed it to fit your blog page, how thoughtful! :)

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  21. Visually arresting, wickedly cool cover! I am so, SO excited for you!

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