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I'm James Maxey, the author of the Bitterwood fantasy quartet, Bitterwood, Dragonforge, Dragonseed, and Dawn of Dragons, as well as a pair of superhero novels, Nobody Gets the Girl and Burn Baby Burn. (Click on the titles to be taken to Amazon.) I'm also the author of the steampunk Oz sequel Bad Wizard. My Dragon Apocalypse series combines both superheroes and epic fantasy, and so far three books have been published, Greatshadow, Hush, and Witchbreaker. The fourth book in the series, Cinder, will be available May 18, 2016! I've also published numerous short stories, the best of which are reprinted in my collection, There is No Wheel.

This website is focused exclusively on writing. At my second blog, Jawbone of an Ass, I ramble through any random topic that springs to mind, occasionally touching on religion and politics and other subjects polite people are sensible enough not to discuss in public. If you'd like to be placed on my mailing list to receive updates on new publications, drop me a line at james@jamesmaxey.net.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Yet another stab at the Bitterwood Covers

Here's my latest stab at finding the right covers for my ebook editions of the Bitterwood Trilogy. Thoughts? Comments?


0906567c-60d1-11e0-ab07-000bcdcb5194 said...

not to be rude but no they look to video game. maybe you can try the oposite of you books a human eye with a dragon in them.

James Maxey said...

Thanks. It is funny that they look computer generated, when they are actually photographs of fantasy miniatures (with photoshopped backgrounds, which may add to the cgi look).

I'm in a big conundrum. My Bitterwood books in the US are selling almost twice as well with these new covers. On the other hand, my UK sales have decidedly fallen with these covers. Amazon doesn't have an easy system for running different covers in different countries, alas. I'm going to let these run another month or so and see if the UK sales bounce back before I start tinkering again.