Self-made cover art: Seasonal Love

winter-love-webI feel I should start this post like the last one: Years ago I made some covers. This is because I made these covers at the same time as the ones for ARCTIC LOVE, back in 2009-2010 somewhere. These are for the series now known as SEASONAL LOVE, but back then I only referred to it as the Related series (because it was related to the Svalbard stories, you see). I’m not very good at titles – they can be my undoing. Especially series titles.

So yeah, I made covers for this series. I made them different from the Svalbard covers because while the series were related, they were their own particular series. Also, while ARCTIC LOVE sticks mostly to Svalbard, the books in this series moves around a bit in Europe (and one even takes place in Japan!)

The first part of WINTER LOVE takes place during winter in Norway, in a cabin. So a winter landscape featuring a cabin was the perfect image. The men … well, they don’t particularly look like how I picture Lasse and Marko, but I made this way back when I thought there had to be two half-naked men on the cover.

SAKURA KISS takes place in Japan, thus the sakura flowers in the background and city landscape of Tokyo at the bottom. MOSCOW NIGHTS takes place in Moscow, thus a picture of Moscow on the cover. RUSSIAN ROULETTE was also set to take place in Moscow, and that cover has the same image to show this, but the book was never written back then. I tried, and tried, and tried, but never got it right, so I gave up. Still, it’s got a mock cover. Maybe I’ll get to that book again sometime in the future.