Devil Winds is one of the last dark stories I wrote. The story was inspired by a 911 ceremony I went to at work. They had a table up on the stage with two candles. That reminded me of spies, and the story was born.
Unlike some of the older covers, I still like this image. I started out looking for images of characters, but I couldn’t find anything that made me happy, so I went for setting. However, I think now that it looks too generic and doesn’t tell enough about the story.
This is the one I decided on because it’s not quite as dark as some of the other choices, but has dark elements. I wanted to make sure the reader knew this was a dark story while fitting it into with what my covers are today.
There’s actually a cauldron in the image, which I covered up with my name. The character has fire magic, so that’s what I wanted to everyone to focus on. The original image was centered, so I slid it over to the right a bit.
Both colors in the title come from the fire magic.
The book is available here.