Thursday, August 07, 2014

Cover Design and Other Services

As an author, myself, I understand the importance of the right cover to represent your work. I’ve been through the traditional publishing experience with art departments and have been both infuriated and elated by their product. I have an art history background and have been a graphic design enthusiast for years before trying my hand at cover design with my own indie projects. I’m a firm believer in aligning aesthetics with the authors I work with—if, after the initial consultation, our ideas do not seem to match up, I won’t hesitate to bring that up and suggest another artist, if necessary. Ultimately, I want the author to be happy with their cover and to have a final product that markets the book to its fullest and most lucrative ends.

Two packages are currently available:

E-Book Only

A unique and striking digital cover for your novel, novella or short story maximized for visibility at online retailers. Included: initial consultation, draft review and finalization edits. Additional revisions beyond the draft and finalization stages will incur a $25 fee/instance.


Full Wrap Cover

An eyecatching cover for for your print edition novel or longer novella (front, spine and back matter), as well as digital images for your ebook editions. Included: initial consultation, draft review and finalization edits. Additional revisions beyond the draft and finalization stages will incur a $25 fee/instance.


Social Media Pack

Book-related avatar, Twitter and Facebook Cover Page Ad Splashes to maximize visibility of your new release.

$100 ($50 with Cover Design Packages)

Author Photo Image Corrections

If the author choses, an author photo and short biography can be included on the back cover of the Full Wrap (included in the package price). I do offer image correction to match tone and correct for blemishes, etc.


Other services and referrals available upon request.

Contact me for a free consultation today!!!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Oh the Romantical Times We'll Have

In less than 48 hours, I'll be hauling my ass out of bed at zero-dark-thirty and traveling to the crescent city for the RT Booklover's Convention. I'll be hanging with fans, friends and sazeracs, so if you want to catch me, I look like this...

Please refrain from peeing on me in the gutter, I'm only bringing one suitcase so I'll likely have to wear those urine-fresh clothes to the book fair. Honestly, I can't tell you how excited I am, NOT because I enjoy going to panels (though I hope you do, because I'd love to see you all at mine), NOT because I'm a fan of vampire balls or group activities, but because for the last several RTs I've been out of action and that time away has turned me into a goddamn hermit.


Here's where you come in! If you're attending the RT Booklover's Convention, when you register you'll be given a bag to carry around all the beads you get from flashing your tits or snootch or whatever it is you'll inevitably show the drunken frat boy (don't worry he won't remember and his pictures always turn out blurry), but deep in that bag you'll find this badboy...

A group of my writer buds and I have banded together (like flotsam after a devastating cruise ship disaster) and are doing an awesome ass promo! Each of those circles represents a flashy pin that upon request you may scavenge from the author. Collect them all and you could win a Kindle Fire HDX (that's the best kind!). Just follow the directions and then point yourself toward the bar, you're certain to find one of us there (if not all)!!!


Okay, so obviously we won't always be in the bar, but I'll be...places. 

Make sure you're following me on twitter: @mark_henry and/or on my Facebook personal page for updates, inappropriate pictures and generally snarky, unruly behavior!

Monday, May 05, 2014

Balustrade Is Out NOW!!!

Pick up the first novella in my new Carnal Staircase trilogy for just $2.99!

I've brought you snarky zombies with great clothes and terrible luck (BEACH BLANKET BLOODBATH), dead girls with chips on their shoulders (VELVETEEN) and the romantic entanglements of demonic liver wranglers (PARTS & WRECK) but now, I'm getting serious.


BALUSTRADE, the first novella in my new SUPER SEXY erotic trilogy is out today! Trust, this bitch is a scorcher, a very dark entry into the erotica genre. A couple on the skids attends a therapeutic retreat that turns out to be anything but. If you like your reads HOTTER THAN HELL with a healthy does of KINK, then...get the to a 

Here's the synopsis!

A couple on the verge of divorce begrudgingly agree to an unorthodox marital retreat. Despite warnings and portents, Hilary and Jack travel to the remote Washington scablands, braving a strange religious demonstration to arrive at Balustrade, an oddly voyeuristic couples program.

Under the tutelage of Chantal, a harsh mistress, and Ludo, a brooding sex surrogate, the couple find their most intimate relations under discomfiting scrutiny. The therapy is ritualistic, sensual, wearing away their inhibitions to lush, orgiastic ends. For a while, Hilary luxuriates in a slippery, sensual descent into wickedness. But when time begins to disintegrate in dream-like fugues, sexual awakening takes a turn for the sinister.

Clandestine cabals whisper behind closed doors. Robed figures congregate in the dark cavern at the apex of the strange building’s courtyard.

Nothing is quite as it seems. And a question looms…

Is it the intention of Chantal and Balustrade to help mend their failing marriage or are their minds and bodies being groomed for more sinister, carnal purposes? Hilary must strive to unlock the secrets behind Balustrade before it pushes her to the brink of insanity and ignites her darkest urges.

Friday, May 02, 2014

Cover Artist for Hire!

So with the cover release of L.C. Holden's ARE YOU MINE, I officially entered the ring as a cover designer for hire. Previously, I'd created covers for my own books, seen here...

But L.C. Holden was my first commission and thus will always occupy a special place in my heart. Sexy, no?

So, with that. I'm open to take a few projects from either authors, publishers or what have you. I'm currently planning on offering a package that includes a cover (with multiple sizes) and a free Facebook cover photo ad splash, like this one...

My aesthetic favors dark/sensual tones but I work closely with authors/publishers to create a unique representation of the material that will reach a maximum readership. Clients can expect a quick turnaround time and up to two drafts with multiple finish/color options. 

Pricing (subject to change):
  • Consult is free of charge
  • Custom E-book only (multiple sizes): $150
  • Createspace Flat (includes digital E-book cover): $300
  • Facebook Cover Photo Ad Splash: Included
  • Social Media Avi: Included 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

I'll Tumbl For Ya

I've succumbed to the call of the Tumblr. I don't know why. I'm not certain of its purpose. Though it does seem to be easily fed by other social networking sites and vice versa. So, feel free to follow me at...Snark, Smarm and Smart Cocktails!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hangin' at Bitten by Books, Givin' Away the Shiz

I'm still in celebration mode over the return of my zombie socialite, Amanda Feral, and the release of BEACH BLANKET BLOODBATH, so I'll be at Bitten by Books today, chatting like a crazy person. Head on over there! Unless you hate FREE STUFF.

There'll be videos, readings and a chance to win gift cards and a copy of PARTS and WRECK! Click here to have fun!

Monday, April 07, 2014

Beach Blanket Bloodbath Hits Da Skreets!

Beach Blanket Bloodbath is book 4 in the Amanda Feral, Zombie Socialite series! But a fantastic starting point for readers who are new to the world as it sets up a brand new and exciting story arc! A great choice for fans of horror-comedies such as Shaun of the Dead and Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil!


Here's the dillio: 
Zombie socialite, Amanda Feral, and her undead friends, Wendy and Gil, shamble into an idyllic seaside village for an event promoting Amanda's memoir, HAPPY HOUR OF THE DAMNED and, as usual, to get some rest, relaxation and consume cute coastal townsfolk. As is their unique luck, plans are derailed when they become embroiled in a gory mystery at the Miss Sand Flea Pageant. Beset with perky, sinister go-go dancers, the inevitable wereshark attack and an annoying octogenarian writer, Amanda must, once again, take time out of her busy schedule of critique and ridicule to solve the crime and save a local bookseller from ruin.
And a reading from Chapter one of Beach Blanket Bloodbath!

Buy it now at the following online retailers...