Saturday, June 22, 2013

Shelf Candy Saturday #73: Family Magic, by Patti Larsen

Welcome to Shelf Candy Saturday!!

This weekly feature
showcases beautiful book covers,
and provides information,
if available, on their very talented creators!

For more information
about Shelf Candy Saturday,
just click HERE.

This is my choice for this week!

(Hayle Coven #1)
Trade Paperback, 466 pages
October 27, 2011
Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy,
Young Adult Fiction

Why do I love this cover?

This is a very simple, yet very striking, cover.  The eye dominates, yet the gorgeous font used for the title and author's name also capture the viewer's attention.

The star around the eye's pupil is a little freaky, but fascinating, at the same time. 

The letters of the title are so graceful and beautiful!  They have a definite Art Nouveau influence, and also remind me of the font styles used on vintage 1970's book covers.  I love that they share the lovely aqua color of the rest of the cover, in varying shades of it.

Last but not least, the gentle scrolls with leaves  adorning the top and bottom of the cover are not only lovely, but magical as well.  They contribute to the overall mood of this gently enchanting cover!

Since I have just received this book from Amazon, I can provide information about the very talented cover artist/designer. Her name is Stephanie Mooney, and she has many great covers to her credit!  She's a 25-year-old graphic designer, artist, and aspiring author who lives in Cincinnati, Ohio (US).  She not only does covers -- mostly for indie authors --  but also web design and t-shirt designs.  

Stephanie Mooney

 More Gorgeous Mooney covers!

Patti Larsen

(Note: Nolia McCarty is a pen name

Stephanie Mooney Online

What do you think of my choice?
Leave a comment and let me know!


  1. Another great cover Maria. I am really struck by the star. It is a little odd but it adds spice to the overall effect.

    I also really like the cover of Eternal Youth.It is artful, sophisticated, and mysterious.

    1. Hey, Brian!

      Yes, it is indeed a little odd, but totally mesmerizing! It's not entirely pleasant to look at, really, but paradoxically, you can't NOT look at it...

      I agree with your thoughts about "Eternal Youth". This designer really makes you want to pick up a book and plunge in!

      Thanks for another great comment!! :)


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