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.

(Read more to see the collection!)

The biggest challenge was actually finding a sufficient volume of stock photos of two models suitable for the repeating main characters, while staying in budget. I also enjoyed the challenges of attaching the heads of those models to bodies from other photographs entirely in a believable way (can you find the two places I did that?), and covering the one fellow’s naked body in bleeding jingle-bell piercings.

And I have to say, fire and smoke are really fun to draw. The backgrounds and flames are not from stock photographs. I created them in photoshop almost entirely from scratch using special brushes, textures, and filters.

The print cover for Inherent Risk by Alicia Cameron.

The print cover for Inherent Risk by Alicia Cameron.

The cover for Party Favors by Alicia Cameron

The cover for Party Favors by Alicia Cameron

The cover of Cuts So Deep by Alicia Cameron

The cover of Cuts So Deep by Alicia Cameron

The cover of In Other Hands by Alicia Cameron.

The cover of In Other Hands by Alicia Cameron.

The cover of Dangerous Steps by Alicia Cameron.

The cover of Dangerous Steps by Alicia Cameron.

The cover for Jingle Boy by Alicia Cameron.

The cover for Jingle Boy by Alicia Cameron.

The cover of Twisted Gifts by Alicia Cameron.

The cover of Twisted Gifts by Alicia Cameron.

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