Saturday, February 12, 2011

Broken and Black Lace: the makings of


In order to complete the work begun with Bloodmaiden: a fantasy anthology, I've decided to create a trilogy of anthologies. The others will be called Broken and Black Lace. Filled with fantasy--some dark, some light--suspense, romance, horror, and adventure, these last two collections will be published with Rebecca J. Vickery, the publisher who published the Bloodmaiden anthology with her Victory Tales Press.

Here you'll find a collection of pictures, including coverart for the books, followed by my recent photo shoot to create the cover of Black Lace, the latest and last to be written into the three-book collection.

In some of the photos, you will notice artwork depicting ravens. Though I did not use any of the artwork depicted in the photos for my cover, I would still like to give credit to the inspiration of the artists, Karen Bondarchuk, Josh Rowan and Teresa Wang, and their collection entitled Evermore. Special thanks to Southwestern Illinois College's Schmidt Art Center for allowing us to shoot photos, especially around that darling little piano. Also, thanks to SWIC's theatre...even though they didn't know we were in there, filming away. ^_^

Thanks also to the lovely, red-headed Kayla, whom I like to call my "posing director and consultant"; my curly-headed sweetheart and photographer, Jonathan; and the most wonderfully cynical Phil, who seems to be in denial in his photo about his involvement with anything (perhaps because his sole purpose was to distract me and make me laugh while being photographed).

All that said, do enjoy the photos, and look for the books' release, hopefully in the next several months or so!

~ Christine E. Schulze























10 comments:

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Beautiful dress!

krysykat said...

I love the photos, they are so pretty :)

debbie said...

Those are really nice photos.

Golden Healer said...

Thanks! The pics with the piano, where I have the gloves, that outfit is mine. The longer skirt I borrowed from a friend though; she feels it looked like a web fanned out about me, which is perfect considering the character I ma portraying is a "black widow".

AimeeKay said...

Can't wait for the book to come out! Love the pics!

Meghan said...

That dress is so pretty :). The photos are lovely as well, especially the ones with the piano!

TheGirlOnFire said...

This are really good photos!

Misha said...

Nice photos! Your dress is really pretty :)

natalie23 said...

What a great behind the scenes look at what goes into a cover photo shoot.
Great pics, loved the clothes and accessories.

Bqueen said...

Pretty lady. THE PHOTOS ARE REALLY NICE.


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