The cover for Outcrossing, the first in Celia Lake’s Mysterious Charm series. The books are set in a English 1920s-era village, with hidden magic. For these covers I was aiming to evoke the same sort of charm you get from cozy mysteries, but also to indicate the romance and magic. I could have gone the photomontage-cover direction for the books that’s typical of many romances, but in the end decided to push the fantasy/magic aspects a bit and go with an illustration style instead.
Each cover in the series also has a little corner graphic hinting at a major theme in the book: ponies, in this case.