Friday, May 9, 2014

Champion in Flight Cover Reveal!!! and Celebrate the Small Things!!!

Here it is!!! The cover for Champion in Flight!!! My cover artist (also my niece) and I went through a learning curve on the cover for Champion in the Darkness, and we learned that we both like simple, colorful covers that draw the eye towards the title. So, it's simple and it's colorful, and the broken sword tip draws the eye towards the title.

What do you think of the cover and what kinds of covers do you like? Colorful, muted, detailed, simple? What kinds of covers do you think work best?

Champion in Flight is coming out on June 2nd for e-book (and paperback will come either then or after)! And I'll be hosting Flight Fest to celebrate. The rules of Flight Fest: 1. Post during the week of June 2nd. 2. Answer the following questions: What is your favorite why to fly and why? Millennium Falcon? Griffin? Dragon? 3. Visit Flight Fest participants.


Now, onto Celebrate the Small Things!

I haven't celebrated in a whole month . . . and it feels like too long. I'm not sure where to start.
1. In April, my youngest took 3rd at Paddler's Cup for her age group in kayaking. My oldest got her driver's permit (for learners), we skied at Whistler, B.C. and one of our niece's had a beautiful wedding. (and I survived A to Z) (Oh, and my youngest had a few quotes about kayaking in the local newspaper - link here)
2. Cover Reveal!
3. I made extremely slow, but determined progress on Champion in Flight, and I'm just in the last stages of copy-editing and formatting now. June 2nd is release day!!!
4. My house is cleaner than it has been in a month because we had our church cell/small group over on Wednesday for a mini-worship and Bible study.
5. Super Encouraging Friends and Family! (despite my IWSG encouragement post, I had a rough day on Wednesday due to an "oops" moment with my thyroid medication but the continual encouragement made my day!)

Oh . . . and a fun cover reveal from Tara Tyler for her new, MG Fantasy, Broken Branch Falls!
Gabe is an average fifteen-year-old goblin. He’s in the marching band, breezes through calculus, and gets picked on daily by the other kids at school, especially the ogres. Gabe’s closest friends are goblins like him, but Gabe is tired of being a goblin – he’d like to try other things. And he has his eye on the new ogress at school. It’s against all beastly rules, but there’s just something about her.
When a prank goes wrong, Gabe is forced to join the football team as punishment – but finds a way to make it work. Soon the whole school is getting in on the rule-breaking fad of mingling with other species. Too bad the adults have to step in and ruin things by threatening to destroy the school and split up Broken Branch Falls. And Gabe is their scapegoat. With help from friends, old and new, Gabe sets out on a quest for a relic of their mysterious past, which hopefully holds the key to saving Broken Branch Falls. After all that trouble, it better work.


If you would like to join this awesome group of Celebrators who Celebrate the Small Things, check out Scribblings of An Aspiring Author to get started!

And to find out more about Champion in Flight, check out the new Champion in Flight tab.

What are you celebrating today? Matched socks? Good weather? A fun weekend ahead?

34 comments:

Heather Holden said...

Great cover, Tyrean! I'm a fan of simple, colorful covers, too. I especially love the splash of orange!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The colors just pop, Tyrean!!
Cool your youngest was quoted in the newspaper

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Simple covers work when the colors are attention-getting like that - congrats!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Yeh, Tyrean! :)

I'm celebrating the end of what felt like a verrrrry long week.

Madeline @ The Shellshank Redemption

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Heather! I like it too. :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Alex! And yes, it was really cool that she was quoted - at least from a mom's perspective. :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Yes, I think the colors really work well. My niece did some research on the best color combos to use, and it made a huge difference.
Thanks!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Happy Friday and Happy Weekend! I hope you get some joyful rest and relaxation!

Fanny Barnes Thornton said...

Congratulations on having reached your cover reveal stage. I always think simple is best. It must be good to have your niece to help.
I know what you mean about visitors - sometimes it does the trick and we make that extra worthwhile effort with the cleaning. Carry on editing.
All the best.

shelly said...

I so understand the OOP is with thyroid medication. I've accidentally took 2 pills in one day. I thought my eyes would pop out of my head and I would have a heart attack.

Hugs and chocolate!
Shelly

Tyrean Martinson said...

Fanny - Thank you! It is nice to have her help. She has a good eye and a talented hand. We had some trouble with the first cover because the full art work she did never showed up when we tried to bring it into any of the publishing sites - oh, if everyone could see the original cover . . . anyway. We both like how this one turned out.
And yes, visitors help me remember to clean everywhere, and not just the spot in front of me. :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Shelly - either too much or too little is a really hard difference. I had this whole system going, and then messed it up. so, I had to start again - back to the old system with some family back up help.

Kari Price said...

Celebrating YOU and your cover reveal! I love a bright, cheerful cover. Makes me want to keep coming back over and over. So thankful that you are back to celebrating the small things and are on track for your June 2 release date. Way to go!!!

Nick Wilford said...

Happy to help with the cover! That's just what I thought - simple, bold and eyecatching. Your niece did a great job.

Glad we could make you feel better on Wednesday!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thank you, Kari!!! You are so wonderful to have as a friend! Thanks for your huge encouragement and your big smiles!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thank you so much!!! And many thanks for Wednesday!

Laura Clipson said...

It's a great cover :) It's nice to be back celebrating again.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hey, Tyrean,

CONGRATS on you new novel! LOVE the cover and it's everything you set it to be... Well done.

Congrats to Tara as well... So many book reveals, launches, and debuts.... such fun!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks! It is nice to be back to celebrating again! :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Hey Michael,
Thanks bunches!!!
And yes, it's lots of fun!

Tara Tyler R said...

way to go Tyrean! i just came back to celebrating with Vix this week too.

and thanks for squeezing me into yours!

S.K. Anthony said...

Woohoo!!!! New cover reveal!
I'll celebrate all weekend for you! :D

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Tara!
And you are welcome!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, SK!!! :D

jamieayres.com said...

I think your cover fits the theme of your story very nicely! Yay for celebrating the small things :-) Looking forward to my 10yo first piano/singing recital tomorrow morning!

Cathrina Constantine said...

Congratulations, Tyrean!!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks! Have fun at your daughter's first recital!!!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Cathrina!

Milo James Fowler said...

Congratulations on the release, Tyrean. It's been great seeing your new cover all over the place this week. Happy Mother's Day!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Triple Thanks, Milo!!!

Jay Noel said...

Congrats to you!

As far as cover styles, it depends on the genre. I like highly detailed covers for my speculative fiction reads. It has to grab my attention. For non-fiction, I prefer simple.

cleemckenzie said...

Sorry about the "oops day." Hope all is well now. Another congratulations on your book. Wishing you the very best.

Cie Cheesemeister said...

This is very colorful and eye-catching. I tend to like dark covers, but I like dark subject matter.
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Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! said...

Hi human, Tyrean,

I always enjoy a good reveal. Heck, I also like a cover reveal. Your cover certainly draws me in. It's certainly different, which is good. All the beast, sorry, all the best with the upcoming release date, of your book, that is :)

Thanks for the notation about Tara, yet another one of my adoring human fans.

Sorry to read about your oops moment. My human used to live in Vancouver and of course, knows Whistler, very well.

A better day to you, my human friend.

Penny :)