Broken – Raine Norman – The Cover Art

February 19, 2014

Hello again!

One of the most exciting things about getting a story published in its own right, rather than as part of an anthology, is that the story got its own book cover. I filled out a questionnaire about my likes and dislikes of book covers to help the team at Dreamspinner Press decide who to get to do the artwork. I really do have to say that many of the examples I liked were by Brooke Albrecht, and so I was delighted to be informed that this talented artist would be doing the cover.

You’ve seen a little hint of the cover art on the headers on these posts, but I thought it was about time that I shared the whole thing. It is so beautiful I am really hoping that it gets nominated for awards as it so deserves to be.


The model is simply beautiful and the background really sets the scene. I really couldn’t believe my luck in getting such beautiful artwork and can’t thank Brooke enough!

I know we shouldn’t ‘judge a book by its cover’ but  have any of you ever bought a book based purely on its cover, and if so did it live up to expectations? Please take the time to let me know in comments and stay tuned as a giveaway is coming up later and also an excerpt!


Broken – buy at Dreamspinner Press.

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4 Responses to “Broken – Raine Norman – The Cover Art”

  1. H.B. says:

    Great cover. I like the color scheme. I’ve bought many books based solely on it’s cover. Some have lived up to their expectations and there are the few that haven’t.

  2. raine_norman says:

    Hi H.B

    I couldn’t believe my luck when I saw the final version of the cover. I love the colour scheme too.

    One of my favourite covers when I was a kid was that of the first edition of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I was running a book stall at school and couldn’t resist buying it. :)

  3. Susan says:

    Of course I’ve bought a book just due to the cover! I’m a big fan of PL Nunn, and some books with her covers were not keepers, while others were. I almost always buy books with her covers in print just to ogle them repeatedly.

  4. raine_norman says:

    I have to say, Susan, that even if Broken wasn’t mine, the cover would be one I would ogle! LOL! I will have to check out PL Nunn.

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