Boffer Sting

A play-fight ready boffer version of Sting from the Lord of the Rings movies.

A play-fight ready boffer version of Sting from the Lord of the Rings movies.

Every year for his son’s birthday, my boyfriend Lon Sarver would make a bunch of boffer weapons – padded swords and such, made from pvc pipe, pipe insulation foam, and duct tape. I was once an avid LARPer, and learned a few tricks of the boffer trade, which I in turn taught Lon when I helped him assemble batches for the last several parties.

In 2013, the party theme was Middle Earth, and we created boffers to resemble the weapons of the Orcs and the Elves designed by Weta Workshop. I put special effort into a copy of Sting for the birthday boy. The construction design was a collaboration between me and Lon, and the tape detail work was my work.

Inherent Gifts (Hojer Series)

The cover for Inherent Gifts by Alicia Cameron, the first in a series.

The cover for Inherent Gifts by Alicia Cameron, the first in a series.

Inherent Gifts was the first in a series, and it was very important that we not only create a compelling cover for the first novel, but also create a consistent image for the ongoing series. A second novel and collection of bonus short stories were released, all with covers in the same firey theme.

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Victorian Shenanigans

Three Victorian Fantasy / Steampunk erotica short stories published by Fantastic Fiction Publishing in the winter of 2012-13.

The cover for Devil's Bargain, Devil's Kiss, by Laylah Hunter.

The cover for Devil’s Bargain, Devil’s Kiss, by Laylah Hunter.

The cover for Clockwork Dolls by R.W. Whitefield.

The cover for Clockwork Dolls by R.W. Whitefield.

For the cover for Clockwork Dolls, I created 3D models in Second Life, and then used Photoshop to clean up and modify the screen captures.

The cover for The Fair, Laudanum, and Passion, by Madeleine Swann.

The cover for The Fair, Laudanum, and Passion, by Madeleine Swann.

 

 

 

Wicked Fairy Tales

The cover for the Wicked Fairy Tales anthology.

The cover for the Wicked Fairy Tales anthology.

This was one of the first photo comps of which I was particularly proud. D.M. Atkins found the images for me – she has a knack for finding the right stock images, whereas I seem to have a knack for finding suitable public domain images.

The print cover for the  Wicked Fairy Tales anthology.

The print cover for the Wicked Fairy Tales anthology.

I wrote a detailed blog post about the covers for the stories in this anthology over at ForbiddenFiction.com.

–Ember–