Monday, 20 April 2015

The Cover

It's the weirdest feeling in the world, this completion-thing. It's almost tangible in my house at the moment, because I'm done with Evangellion (except for the acknowledgements, which I need to get to soon). The point is, after years of continuous writing, planning, mapping, drawing covers and plotting out storylines, I'm DONE. Finished. I'm tempted to say kaput. :)

Now that that's off my chest, here's some exclusive inside info.

A lot of people have been asking me about the cover for The Queen's Fury. 'Who's on it?' is probably the thing I'm asked most.

Initially, I wanted to draw the high king for the cover. I had a lot of ideas about it and I even started to doodle some concept stuff. But, at the time I planned that, I still didn't have a clear idea of what the title of the book would be. When my friend André came up with the perfect title, I realised Arrow had to be on the cover. It just made sense. Arrow IS the queen's Fury (brilliant play on words there from André's side). Plus, it put all three best friends on covers.

I just loved the idea from the very moment André suggested it, and so this cover was born :


Arrow, in all her lopsided smiling glory. And check out her strong brow-game. (I'm a freelance makeup artist ok!) I'm SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS! I seriously can't wait for you all to read it.

And along with that, my new novel is with the editor and proofreaders. A NEW SERIES! OMW, folks, I'm elated. Seriously elated. A whole book in seven weeks. I wrote a whole book in seven weeks. Don't ask me how, because I'm still coming down from that writing high. :P

Just watch this space. Stuff is happening and I'll share it here as soon as it's complete.

Yolandie.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Eva's Makeup on the Exile Queen cover

This is going to be a short post, because I blogged about it on the Couch too. It helps when your best friend is a makeup artist. :P You think out all kinds of weird looks and she makes them happen. Wait, I lost you, didn't I?

It happened like this. I was probably in the shower, which is where I have all my best ideas. :D The idea struck me that I love makeup and I love writing, so let's combine the two. And while we were at the makeup thing, we might as well do a tutorial on how we did it. Liani is a makeup artist, so she could help me with the tutorial aspect of it. Besides, I based Eva on Liani. Her face was the PERFECT face for the tutorial, because it's Eva's.

Now you can go clicky. :) The TUTORIAL IS HERE, you can READ MORE HERE, and be sure to subscribe to Liani's Blog. Thanks also to Franco from LF Photography for the photos, which are stunning as always.


Folks, The Queen's Fury is launching in less than two months. Can you even? I can't even. :D

Get your hands on EQ here and SOW here in time for the launch of book three on 1 June 2015!! I'm absolutely STOKED (as I've been saying a lot lately) to share the end of the trilogy with you!!

Yolandie