Recalled by Cambria Hebert – Making of the Cover & Giveaways

Welcome to Author Cambria Hebert

Author. Blogger. Latte Sipper.

Cambria Hebert is an author who wrote her first book at the age of fifteen. It was terrible. But the passion for writing never went away so years later when she opened her laptop and started typing she worked until she wrote a book that she hopes everyone will be as excited about as she is.

Cambria is obsessed with werewolves and is terrified of chickens (they are creepy!)She is an animal lover that would choose coffee over food and her favorite TV show is the Vampire Diaries (Hell-O Damon!)

Making of the Recalled Cover

So one of my favorite things about Recalledis the cover. It’s probably my favorite cover of all my book covers (shhh, don’t tell them I said that because I really love them all… just maybe this one a tiny bit more, lol).



I realized that we all Ooooh and Ahhhh over book covers all the time and they certainly can get us to buy the book but what goes on behind the scenes of the cover? You know, when it’s designed.

I mean all that beauty just doesn’t pop up over night. (if it did I would hoard that trick like a 5 year old and a bag of candy and then I would wake up looking stunningly beautiful after a night of restful sleep and everyone would think it was natural. But that ain’t gonna happen).

I thought I would give you an idea of how an image starts out and then turns into the beautiful, drool worthy covers we all see today.

Let me first say that not everyone can design a book cover. It takes talent. And computer know how. And an eye for beauty.

That being said, I did not make this cover, ha ha ha.

My cover designer is Regina Wamba, of Mae I Design. She is pretty much a rock star of design. You can find her at http://www.maeidesign.com

Basically the process went like this:

Me to Regina: Oh, Regina, I need another gorgeous creation.

Regina: You again?? I’m busy Go away.

Okay she didn’t say that. She would never say that. She asked me what I was looking for, the style, the colors and a little bit about the book.

I sent her some excerpts loaded with spoilers, lol from the book. Then I told her what I wanted and also what colors (purple)

Then I changed my mind.

Yes, Regina is a saint as well as a designer.

So after a little back and forth on coming up with designs and concepts the idea for the cover that you see today was born.

I always wanted the purple and something with daisies (and you will understand why if you read Recalled) but everything else kind of grew and changed throughout the process.

Here is what the front cover image looked like beforeediting.

*Note, I bought and paid for this image




As you can see it isn’t very similar to the finished product. Regina mirrored the image so that the girl was on the right, the image was cropped, the colors were changed, the girls jeans were darkened, her hair was changed, etc.

Also, there is no purple in sight is there?

Regina designed all of that. She created all the purple curling fog, the depth, the white background and the title work.

She also completely designed the back cover. There was no stock image purchased for the back, it was totally custom.

Here is the full wrap after Regina’s handi work:


Isn’t it amazing how it started out as the picture above and turned into this? I think it is!

So that my friends is a little bit of how the cover was created. Personally, it gives me a new respect for the hard work of a designer. J Next time you see a cover you love try to visualize what it looked like before it became a book. 

Recalled

Love or Death? A simple question really. The choice seems obvious. But. What if you never knew love, what if your life was spent just trying to survive? What if you knew your fate before you were fully grown?

And then you died.

And you were given another chance. A better chance.

This new life depended upon one thing: your job. And so you agreed. You thought it would be simple. You thought it would be cut and dry.

It never is.

And now you are left holding the fate of someone else in the palm of your hand and you have to make the ultimate choice.

Love or Death?

Giveaways (US ONLY)

One Signed Paperback of Recalled
Signed Bookmarks (2)
Two stickers featuring the front and back cover

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