L.J. Holmes

L.J. Holmes
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Thursday, September 2, 2010

An Extraordinary Person, My Friend, My Sister, My Idol

The New Covey Awards Have been announced.





And The Winner Is ...
MOST ARTISTIC COVER

July 2010 - Congratulations to Emily and Delilah for their winning entry, The Oak King's Daughter.


Most Artistic Cover - This was selected by the Covey Judges as the cover that best combined art and design.

Title: The Oak King's Daughter
Author: Emily Pikkasso
Cover Artist: Delilah K Stephens
Genre: Fantasy Romance/Naughty but Nice



Delilah we at Muse Publishing are so lucky to have you our very own COVER ART GODDESS.
I am deeply honored to present this tribute and showcase of excellence that makes me inordinately proud to be one of the 57 EXCEPTIONAL Muse covers you have already produced. Plus the extra one you did for our Publisher's book with another publisher...and all done since you came on board March 16, 2010. For those of you doing the math that is 58 stunning covers in only 170 days, while also taking college classes as a returning adult.



Now, let me add here that there are some days when You, Delilah produce FOUR covers in one day alone. HOW you do it...Lord I wish I knew...but I know I have heard other others say it takes weeks, months even to get the covers for their books.



Let's have a gander at the gallery of what makes you, Delilah K. Stephans, award winning Cover Artist, so special...



...so much incredible detail goes into each work of ingenious art...


...clues to the story are masterfully portrayed for the discerning eye...


...mystery, suspense, romance, fantasy...



...paranormal, general, sci-fi...


...history, sweet romance, fiery and erotic...

...young adult...horror...dark romance...

...Time travel..space travel...alternate realities...

...amazing places...amazing worlds...amazing creatures...
...amazing people...amazing times...amazing creations...
Delilah you, bring them all to vibrant, beautiful life...

...over and over again, in this world, that world, our world, their world, and beneath known worlds...

...where the sun shines, storms crash, and seas churn expressively...

...you can bring flames to vibrant life with ease...

...and give Santa that girlish wink beneath the mistletoe...
...wolves bow to Delilah the Goddess of Cover Art...

...and elves? Oh my, do their toes curl before our Goddess Dee...


...Even the turbulent eye of Nature's worst, gives homage to The Goddess Delilah...

...as we joyously follow where your talent takes us, be it into galaxies we'll see only through your talented perspective...



...or passion that scorches our retinas onward...


...leaving us with hearts beating madly...

...and emotions we have no sane name for...

...ominous somethings hinted right there...

...and others that promise more than mere care...

...Mystery covers that make us ask questions...
...others that wrench with the depth of expression...
...emotions so many, and all of them here...

...no matter the age, no matter the year...

...Our Goddess Delilah reads us so well...

...creates our heavens and our horrible hells...

...interrelations that cross all boundaries...

...and some that suggest new boundaries...

...sultry promise of taboo things......and hints of what makes fears start stirring...

...darkest demons, human and not...
...playful things that hit the spot...

...tantalizing times and cultures collide...

...on Our Goddess' delightful visual ride...

...Hints of tomorrow and yesterday as one...

...and here you made two together no longer alone...

...Double the Trouble not for you dear Dee...
...from here to Greece, you make it a breeze...
...making Godship, for us, a spectacular view..
...no matter the diversity of what we the authors give you...

...Our Muse It Up Goddess calmly comes through...

...over and over, and over again...

...thank you, Dear Goddess, Delilah, your award is deserved...

...and just the first of tons more to come...


...you give us perfection, and we are grateful to you...

...whether we have one, or like me, four so far...

...each one a precious work of art I cherish...

...and drool over those for my brother and sister authors as well...

...The GALLERY OF EXCELLENCE...

...Delilah's Portfolio of incadescence...

...Muse It Up Publishing's Badges of Supremacy...


BUT despite doing 58 book covers since Delilah was hired by Muse It Up Publishing's Publisher, Lea Schizas to HEAD the Cover Art Department on March 16, 2010, Lea has also done the following cover for our Publisher and Our Marketing Director Litza Kamateros.


See, Delilah, you are INDEED our cherished COVER ART GODDESS her at Muse It Up Publishing.

And Delilah, CONGRATULATIONS on the FIRST on MANY awards to come.

LOVE YOU SO MUCH MY GODDESS.

8 comments:

Kat said...

Absolutely wonderful tribute.

Karen McGrath said...

Beautiful tribute, Lin! The covers are stunning.

Roseanne Dowell said...

What an beautiful tribute to our cover goddess. The covers are awesome. Can't wait to see my next one.

MuseItUp Publishing said...

Wow, when you see the covers like this you really appreciate Delilah's skills. Kudos.

Lin said...

It was a joy doing this posting. While loading the covers, I sat here looking at the details in each one....things you don't see with the casual glance...She is such a genius.

Love you, Dee

Larion aka Larriane Wills said...

what a gallery. awesome, I agree

Viviane Brentanos said...

Amazing.

Kat said...

And just yesterday she did 4 more including a new one for you that must be added to the parade.:-)