The Halley Branch – Tweaked Cover

The Halley Branch Cover

When I did my cover reveal for The Halley Branch, I had one person ask me if it was an alien.  What?  “The skull just seems flat to me, but what do I know?”  I checked by putting a photo of a skull in the same position over it as a layer in Photoshop.  Actually it was pretty close, but yeah, slightly too flat.  I wasn’t going to do anything about it, but then, you know, there will always be someone out there who will say, “I bought your book thinking it was about aliens!  That skull is so misleading!!”   It took me about 5 minutes in Photoshop to get a little closer to the photo of a human skull I had imported.  Not exact, but closer.

What do you think?  A little less like an alien?

An evil 300 years in the making.  A trap set 150 years in the past.

The day should have been a normal “family day” at the Hawkins’ Mausoleum, but a premonition followed Trevor into the crypt. To make matters worse, he couldn’t shake his morning vision of a dead woman draped in a funeral-shroud.

After rescuing a girl trapped in the tomb, repressed memories forced him to reevaluate everything. Was his extended family a cult with roots going back to America’s colonial past?  Was the evil Benjamin Halley still stalking his tomb after 150 years? Was there any truth to the Power described by the family’s patriarch, Miles Hawkins?

Trevor realized that he was being manipulated and drawn into a trap set in the 19th century, and feared that everyone around him had already been ensnared.  Who could he trust?  The members of his own family’s Branch, The Bradford’s, like his cousins Bill or Stan?  Perhaps members of the Hawkins Branch, such as the beautiful but jaded Amelie?  The one Branch he knew not to trust was the extinct Halley Branch.

But the Halley’s were the ones who were welcoming him with open, if dead, arms.

13 thoughts on “The Halley Branch – Tweaked Cover

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I think 95% of people understood it was supposed to be human, so… but anyway, hopefully that last 5% will now not be confused ;)

      I usually don’t get caught up in the covers, but I know a lot of people do. But I’m with you – if the book is good, who cares if there is even a cover at all?

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Hi Alexis, for some reason you were in spam. Yes. It started as a color pencil drawing. I serialized the rough draft of this book and used the pencil drawing for posts. So I put the pencil drawing into PS and this is the results. I hope you like it :)


        1. trentpmcd Post author

          It seems that sometimes when people write a lot of comments on different posts in a short time WP decides they must be spamming. So they tell us to comment a lot and then send us to spam when we do… Oh well, I can never figure it out.



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