Friday 2 November 2012

The Man Who Built the World new covers

So in the absence of any sales I decided it was time to go pro and update the cover for The Man Who Built the World.  Since she did such a great job with Tube Riders, I called in Su at Novel Prevue again.

After possibly driving her near-crazy with endless requests, here's the final result.  I think these look awesome and they capture the mixture of darkness, intrigue and mystery contained in the book perfectly.  I recently had a blogger pull out of a review because of how dark the book was, and I hadn't really thought about how bleak it was before, but it gave me a wake up call.  This is a very dark book that is more horror than supernatural, and with a central theme of the destructive power of love it is not one that a reader should approach lightly.  However, anyone prepared to follow Matthew Cassidy into the depths of his soul and the darkness of his past is sure to be rewarded.

Okay, here's the ebook cover -

This is just awesome.  You have a slumped Matt on the front, in a glade in the forest that features heavily in the novel.  The eyes could belong to one of two people - I'll let the reader decide.  And the feathers ... well, they have significance too.  You'll have to read it to find out what!

And here's the paperback cover -

 Here of course you have the grave on the back cover - the grave being a very significant location in the book.  Again, you'll have to read it to find out why!

Many thanks to Su at for these.  Once again she did a great job.


2nd Nov 2012


  1. Great cover, love it.

    1. Thanks, Adele! It's certainly a huge step up from the one I did myself and really captures the mood of the book, I think. Not sold any yet since it went live but a writer can hope!