Saturday, June 18, 2016

Shelf Candy Saturday No. 182: Light of the Moon, by David James

Welcome to Shelf Candy Saturday!

This is my weekly feature
showcasing beautiful covers!
It also provides information, 
if available, on their 
very talented creators!

Here's my choice for this week!

Light of the Moon
David James
Trade Paperback, 372 pages
CreativeSpace Publishing Platform
November 6 , 2012
  Fantasy, Paranormal Fiction, Romance,
Science Fiction, Young Adult Fiction

My Thoughts About This Cover

What a stunning, elegantly designed cover! The composition is simple, bold, and so very effective. It's totally uncluttered. 

Aside from the fact that the young man is very good-looking, I love that the cover artist placed a huge moon directly behind him. The realism in this image is so very beautiful.... the GORGEOUS night sky behind the moon creates a feeling of vastness and wonder, while the moon itself, coupled with the trees in the background, brings a sense of mystery and anticipation to the scene.

The title is beautifully done, as well. The font is starkly simple, yet majestic. It has a definite Art Deco influence, and I love the repetition of circles in it. The second "O" is 'lit up', too, which I think is a very nice effect.

Overall, this cover leaves no doubt that this is a science fiction novel, and I want this book SO badly!!

The brilliant cover artist, Keary Taylor, is  herself an author! She originally started out as a writer only, and began to publish her own work, after trying, unsuccessfully, to do so with a traditional publisher. She also decided to start creating her own covers for her books. After buying some software and watching some tutorials, she began designing gorgeous covers! Then she began doing the same for other authors, as well.

Taylor lives on Orcas Island, in the state of Washington (U.S.), with her husband and two young children.

Now I need to check out her books, as well as other cover designs! I love it when a writer also creates book covers, whether for themselves only, or others, as well!


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What do you think of this 
week's cover?
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and let me know!


  1. Great analysis of this picture Maria.

    The moon and the starry background are very striking.

    They look more like pictures from telescopes or from real spacecraft then what one would see unaided from Earth. I think that this adds to the sense of mystery that you allude to.

    I agree that the second "O" being lighted adds to the effect of it all.

    1. Hey, Brian!

      Thanks for the good word!! :)

      You're right -- these look like pictures from telescopes. That huge moon is just GORGEOUS!! And I LOVE the sense of mystery evoked here!

      Yes, that second "O" being highlighted is a brilliant touch. It definitely adds to the effect of the cover, giving it a distinctly otherworldly feel.

      All in all, this is a totally BEAUTIFUL cover!

      Thanks for the great comment!! : )


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