Cover Reveal! Can't Dream Without You

Okay, so first look at my new cover.
Then I ask, did you see the demonic butterflies, the angels, or the balance between good and evil first?

Then I say, read the story.

Legends say that, tens of thousands of years ago, Whisperers were banished from the heavens, torn in half, and dumped on a mortal realm they didn’t understand. Longing for their other half, they went from being powerful immortals to lonely leeches relying on humans to survive. Over the years, they earnt magic from demons, they left themselves Notebooks with hints, and, by pairing up with human souls, they eventually found their other halves. Humbled by their experiences, they discovered the true purpose of life and many were worthy of returning to the heavens. But not all of them. The Dark Chronicles are stories that share the heartache of select unworthy Whisperers on their journey to immortality after The War of 2019. Can’t Dream Without You is one of the stories from The Dark Chronicles, in which we meet Steve and Julia. Steve isn’t a normal boy. He plays with demons, his soul travels to a dream realm at night using mystical butterflies, and soon he’ll earn the power to raise the dead…

The style of Alison’s cover design for Tanya’s book was inspired by the amazing work of MC Escher. What better way to show the movement of immortals and demons between the different realms? And do some of those demons look like butterflies?

Tanya’s comment on the cover: “OMG, it’s awesome. It’s powerful and symbolic and mysterious and artistic and magical and perfectly weird.” I think she likes it!

Can’t Dream Without You will be published as an eBook in January 2016 and in the Spring in paperback.


So which did you see first? The demons, angels or the balance they create? I have to admit, I didn't see the angels until hours later. Not sure what that says about me...

5 comments:

Richard Hughes said...

This is an amazing cover, Tanya. I was mesmerized by it. I did not see the angels at first, not until you mentioned them. But I didn't see the butterflies either. I was just caught up in the movement through the images, as if they were alive. You have so much to be proud of.

Tanya Lynne Reimer said...

Thanks, Richard. I love to learn how everyone is seeing it initially and how that changes. It reflects so well the type of story this is and the power it contains.

Valentina Hepburn said...

Wow, Tanya. What a fantastic cover. You must be over the moon. Like Richard I didn't see the angels at first but when I spotted them I felt it was good and evil entwined in a never ending pattern. Very symbolic. Congratulations on the new book, definitely one to look forward to in the New year.
Happy Christmas and New Year to you and yours.

Suzi said...

Very cool.

When I first looked, to me it felt like a bunch of people in all different directions holding hands. I saw it as big arms instead of wings, I guess. Then I read your words and I saw the angels, then the butterflies. But the angels stand out more. Maybe because it's Christmas season. :)

Misha Gericke said...

Very cool cover! It took me a while to see the angels too. Happy New Year!