I Chose My Book Cover (kind of)



Some of you might know that I've been running a 99designs competition to choose a cover for my debut novel Ink.


The story is told by Christian, an unruly English teenager, who is somewhat unwillingly gifted with superpowers. The problem is, he isn't exactly in control of them!


Anyway, back to the covers. I ran the competition, posted polls on my social media and the jury was split right down the middle. The images above are the designs my friends, family and urban fantasy fans couldn't choose between.


I think they're both absolutely awesome and I have a favourite. What do you think?


If you're interested in reading about Christian's adventures, here's the blurb:


Christian Blake, an unruly English teenager, finds himself in a mysterious tattoo parlour in Connaught Square where he is possessed by a Rune God, Hagalaz, and given the power to harness the forces of nature. Only problem? Hagalaz doesn't like to play nice. He is the God of Disruption, and he is intent on making Christian's life a living hell.

Christian’s mentor, The Raven, pulls him from his relative comfort in London and takes him across the world to join his Tribe, a group of four unlikely teenagers with their own newly-gifted magical powers. They are tasked with taking on the forces of evil brewing across the globe: The Settlers, a growing group of aliens that have slowly integrated themselves into the mainstream of Planet Earth's politics and positions of power.

They have a dark secret, and it is the Tribe's mission to discover what that is and to put a stop to it. But nothing is what it seems, for it will take much more than the powers of a few long-forgotten gods to put an end to the impending global catastrophe that threatens to destroy everything and anyone in its path.