I’m very excited to reveal the official cover for my new novel, Memoirs of Keladrayia: Jaxxa Rakala!
When I originally started thinking about the design for this cover, I knew I wanted to keep the same aesthetic as I had on book one of the Jaxxa Rakala series, but at the same time, I needed to add something more powerful to let the reader know I’ve upped the ante. My first idea was to do something with the gem again (because I wanted to stay with the image of something round), but play with the memoirs somehow as well, which never really excited me. Having the connection to the title was definitely important, but using some type of book or journal never felt right. That’s when I came up with the idea to use the image of Keladrayia’s (that’s Kell-uh-dry-yuh) home planet, which would allow me to create the powerful image I was striving for. It wasn’t enough all by itself, though; I needed one more element to really tie it in to everything and tell a story. Adding Tracey did just that, and I have to give a shout out to my cover model, who has performed in several of my films. She encapsulates Tracey in many ways — and not just physically — and I knew right away that she would be perfect to give everyone something more real to latch onto. The final image says so much (I’ll let you discover exactly what on your own) and I hope it fuels everyone’s excitement for the book’s release on June 23.
Finally, as an extra bonus for my followers, here is the back of the book text, which gives you a bit of a hint as to what the novel is about. Thanks so much for your support and whatever you do, keep reading!
Back of the Book Text for Memoirs of Keladrayia:
The search for Ken Brody’s wife continues in this gripping second chapter in the Jaxxa Rakala saga, where perceptions are challenged and new alliances are born.
In an effort to learn more about her past, Ken and his team of pirate rogues head to Stacey’s home planet of Trynoruus, only to find an uninhabitable wasteland of raging electrical storms. That doesn’t stop Ken and his daughters from exploring the ruins of her home and finding several journals detailing Stacey’s past — tales of a life Ken isn’t quite sure he’s ready to hear.
But after an attack abruptly ends the expedition, separating Jacquline from her family and shutting Kahil’s systems down, the team retreats to Kahli’s home planet of Rega-One for help. Once there, secrets are stripped away to reveal the truth behind the legends and lies of the past, forcing everyone to look deep within their own hearts for who they are and who they want to become.