Is the reader insider her or him. I haven't known Ashley Byland long, but what I do know amounts to a dedicated mother, reader, reviewer, and cover artist. I'm actually in the process of writing a book just so I can have her design the cover. She's that awesome.
I asked Ashley to write up a paragraph about what she likes about books and why she reviews them and enjoys cover design. I have to say I love her answer.
To contact Ashley for more information on her book covers (unbelievably affordable!) and more, go to: http://ramblingsofaredbird.blogspot.com/
Without further stalling, let's hear from Ashley.
To me, reading a book is an escape and you know you are reading a good book when you can escape even if you have chaos all around you. For me, even if I can get 5 minutes of reading in while my son is eating and still get lost in a book that is a good book and that is the reason I review books; besides loving to read of course. Everyone has their opinions on the different books that they read, but there are a lot of books people never consider or even know about, and that is my goal by reviewing books. I want to bring awareness to some of the amazing books I read and help get them more exposure. The same idea applies to book covers, at least for me. If a cover grabs your attention, it has done its job. A cover should intrigue you to want to pick up that book and buy it, or at least read what it is about. This is also why I make book covers. There are plenty of books out there that do not get the attention they deserve because their cover is lack luster. Every book deserves a great cover, and that is my why I love making book covers.
Here are some examples of her awesome book covers.
Hellbound by Berinn Rae
Bitterly Beloved by Saleana Rae
Eternity by Elizabeth Sogard