One of the great things about the indie community of writers is meeting other authors through contests and forums. I recently participated in a cover design contest and UK author Daniel A. Kaine won for his great cover for Dawn of Darkness which is due out as an eBook on the 22nd of this month (and check out the giveaway going on over at goodreads.com).
I agree that the cover is a really captivating and plays well into the blurb on the book: Unburdened by the pain of loss and heartbreak, Mikhail is content with his life of solitude. But everything began to change the day he realised he has a psychic ability -- the power to alter the emotions of those around him.
In reading Daniel's bio on his website, I see him as an exciting group of young authors who will tackle many genres. While he says he currently writes books with homosexual themes, he wants to branch out beyond that. I completely understand that thinking, Daniel, as I too wish to be thought of as someone who simply writes: no matter what the subject matter may be about. Authors should be given the chance to branch out into all sorts of genres and no longer be pegged as one type of writer. I really hope that Mr. Kaine's generation of writers is able to break that mold that has been part of the writing world for so long.
I personally wish Daniel all the best with his book release and hope that readers of this blog will give it a try. (Check out his trailer here.)