Friday, June 17, 2011

Guardian Duke


Author friend, Jamie Carie, just released this lovely video of her upcoming historical, The Guardian Duke. This is a wonderful peek at how CBA book covers are made. Enjoy! And thanks, Jamie!

22 comments:

  1. Wow, how fun! That looks like such a fun job...like something I'd do in my back yard, haha! I just wish they would have shown the finished cover so we could really see how it all translated in the end. Do you ever get to 'see' who your cover girls are, the real life models? Lol, I wonder if one day you'll run into Lael or Morrow ;)

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  2. That was fascinating. I agree with Heather, I wish they had shown the final cover, but maybe it's not ready yet. I'm already intrigued by the title. I think I'll definitely be hoping the library gets The Guardian Duke.

    Enjoy your weekend! And I hope Randy has a wonderful Father's Day!

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  3. Fascinating! I loved having an inside peek. I'm going to post it on my blog too if you don't mind. :)

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  4. Oh, Joy, please do! I think Jamie would be delighted:) Glad you enjoyed this!

    Heather and Michelle, Like you, I tried to find the actual cover to post alongside it. I think, though, you see it briefly on the computer screen about halfway through the vid. But you have to really be quick as it flashes on for just a few seconds and then disappears. Not quite long enough but enough to see that there's a castle in the background. This is for Jamie's new castles series and it sounds so very interesting. Thanks for watching! And happy Father's Day weekend to all 3 of you!

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  5. Oh girls, I just discovered something so delightful. If you click on the vid it expands to full screen and you will see author pal Sarah Sundin's covers on the studio's bookshelf while the photographer is clicking away!! She has those wonderful WW2 books that are so impeccably researched and is such a sweetheart!! OH HOW FUN...

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  6. That was fun. I'd also love to see a step by step process of the cover design, you know, all the phases and little tweaks it goes through.

    word verification: happitic (NOT what we pulled off our dog today!)

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  7. And what a gorgeous soundtrack too. Made me think of Narnia.

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  8. Lori, Yes, the soundtrack is beautiful and moving. It really makes the video. I can see why Jamie is so pleased! And I sure hope you stay shy of ticks - 'tis the season! Guess I need to have the boys check our critters. Like you, wish I could see a step by step on the cover design. I think I'll work on a post about that and see what Revell's art team has to say...

    Heather, I just reread your question:) I don't have a clue who my cover girls are but would love for them to contact me! This vid really brings home how exciting it must be to model, especially in costume for historicals. I imagine these models buy our books, if only to have a copy of themselves on the cover, or it becomes a part of their portfolio. I knew you'd like because it's so artsy;)

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  9. Wow, I really enjoyed watching that. And the music was so soothing. ;-) Jamie Carie knows how to make good videos. I need to get my hands on some of her books. :) Thanks for posting this Laura!

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  10. Wow, that was beautiful! And such a fun job...no matter which one! I also would love to see the process from start to finish, but just to have this sneak peek is a real treat. :o)

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  11. Casey, I thought you'd enjoy this:) And yes, the music is wonderfully appealing. I want to listen over and over... If you can, start with her first novel, Snow Angel, which is a true Alaskan treat. She's unique in that she writes American and European historicals in varying time frames. She and B&H really do make stellar videos. Thanks for watching!

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  12. Christy, So happy to see you here! And I agree with you - seeing this little preview makes me wish I could be along for the entire process. I think I'll work on a post about cover art and try to fill in the blanks for those of us who really want to know more. Fun! Anyway, hope your reading and singing are going very well:)

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  13. Wow that was really cool! It looked like a beautiful shoot, I can't wait to see the cover once it comes out. Jamie has another book coming out soon too right? A Pirate book? (I can't remember the name.) I wonder when this new series will be released. I really enjoy Jamie's books. Thank you for sharing the video! :)

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  14. Thanks, Cassie! Yes, I just looked it up and Jamie's next release is titled Pirate of My Heart and is up for pre-order on Amazon and probably CBD. It's set for September, 2011. I'm not sure when The Guardian Duke comes out but think her books are set about 6 months apart. Thanks so much for stopping and indulging in some book talk:)!

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  15. That was a treat! Some 'awe' moments for sure, and I loved how expressive God has made our faces. Her smile lights us her face from within. What joy it will be to enjoy God's presence in heaven....the joys of earth are sometimes bliss. The model was spectacular and so beautiful. Thank you Laura for this viewing treat.

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  16. Maggie Ann, So glad you're here! Your comments always bless me. Love what you said about bliss and how expressive God made us. I agree! We have these little glimpses of heaven's joys here at times and this beautiful music and video are a part of that.

    I trust/hope you are having a wonderful weekend:)

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  17. What a beautifully done video of this photo shoot. It is wonderful. I love seeing the model's various expressions. It's an inch forward in bringing the book to life by allowing us to have this peek. Thanks for sharing this! Looking forward to Jamie's books.

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  18. Carla, It is beautiful, isn't it - and the music epic. Would love to walk through the whole process from start to finish. Steve Gardner is the photographer in this video and does a lot of CBA covers. On the wall of his studio I see a large framed bookcover by Liz Curtis Higgs - Grace in Thine Eyes, one of my favorites that he's done. His website has others, several that are 18th-century and take your breath away!

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  19. She looks like Red Riding Hood or Snow White!

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  20. Red Riding Hood, for sure, Renee;) But she kinds of morphs into Snow White, too. I'll be so interested to see the cover final. Bet ya you'll get it before me!! Thanks for the smile tonight:)

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  21. I don't know about that Laura, you're pretty slick at finding all those pretty covers first! ;-)

    XOXO~ Renee

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  22. I just got a peek at Julie Klassen's newest and it's so lovely! Have you seen that one? Also, Rosslyn Elliot's newest is just out. Sweet;)

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