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Death Lurks Everywhere becomes a bookseries!

Posted in My Work with tags , , , , , , , on July 11, 2012 by tanja1986


Hello everyone!

I wanted to inform  you, that I decided something for my book “Death Lurks Everywhere“.

At the beginning I had two books for this Universe in my mind. But I decided to create a book series, which contains 4 books!

The 1st and the 2nd book will explain the background story and how everything evolves over time. The 3rd and the 4th book will continue the story.

Today I finished the first edit on Book One! It’s only a matter of time now until I can publish it!

I changed the cover for this book too! Now it’s obvious that I want to create a series! 🙂


More awesome news:

Yesterday I had a nice chat with some other authors and writers and if everything goes well, I
will publish a special interview the next couple of days. I will hold it as a secret for now. 😉

Special – first hand painted cover sample!

Posted in My Work with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 26, 2012 by tanja1986

I just tried a few things and decided to draw a cover without using a picture as background or anything. Many of you will recognize the creature that I painted! 😉

A few weeks ago a new movie came into the cinema which told the background story about these creatures. I am speaking about PROMETHEUS! I totally loved this movie and also the original:
The Alien Trilogy!

This cover is very special for me, because it’s my first self painted cover. The price for this cover will be higher because the effort and time I spent on it. I painted it in 2 1/2 hours. If you want to buy this cover for your book, please contact me:


Cover Sample Nr.: #6
Yes this is a hand painted cover. It was a lot of work to paint it out of the head! But I am proud about my creation! Of course this cover goes well with the horror & Sci-Fi genre.


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I finished the cover for my debut novel!

Posted in My Work with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 6, 2012 by tanja1986

Yay, I am very excited, because I finally created a decent and at the same time horrifying looking bookcover for my debut novel “Death lurks everywhere” It still takes a while until I finish my work on the book. First at all, right now I am writing in my native language, which is German. That means:

1. I need not only an editor for the German version.

2. I need a translation for the book, so I can publish it in America too!

But after all, I am very excited when the day comes, where I can focus on these things! 🙂 Right now I am at the beginning of Chapter 16 and the book will have a total amount of 29 Chapters! I already wrote the story points down. Now I only need to fill the book pages with my ideas to complete the story!

Book Cover:

What you can expect from the story:

A genetic experiment produces a fierce monster. The experiment and the monster go completely out of control. The result – a disaster of massive proportions, a danger to the human race. Will the evil forces behind this experiment be discovered and will the monster be stopped, or is everything lost…

Author Interviews!

Posted in Authors with tags , , , , , , on June 3, 2012 by tanja1986

Like I told you before, I offer author interviews on my blog. Some authors already have a save place here and I want to add them all in a total, so you can see who is already on board! You could be the next one!

Bruce Clothier

Go to the interview

Gary Vanucci

Go to the interview

Katie Mettner

Go to the interview

M.G. Wells

Go to the interview

Roy Ruiz “RJ”

Go to the interview

Steven Montano

Go to the interview

Tara Wood

Go to the interview

Walter Williams

Go to the interview

To be a part of this, I need some information from you. Please send me an email [] with the following information:

  • A recent picture of yourself
  • A picture of the book cover you want to promote
  • additional links to Facebook, author pages, Twitter or anything else where people can find you!
  • A Link to your book (Amazon, Smashwords, B&N etc.)
  • I will send the questions and tell you when the interview will go online!

I offer author Interviews!

Posted in My Work with tags , , , , , , on June 2, 2012 by tanja1986

Hello dear readers!

Since I am very active on the network platforms like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and WordPress, I wanted to offer author interviews on my blog! There is no better way to promote a new published book or an Indie author! Take the chance to get a free promotion spot on this blog and I will take care about the promo!

As you can see, I have a few authors already in my list. Take a look on the interviews and decide if you want to be a part of this promotion! =) I think we are all mind like people who wants o promote something that we all have in common! Books, short stories, poems or nice written blogs!

I am willing to spend my free time to promote YOU! Take the chance and contact me on:

Twitter: @TanjaArtStudio



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New Book cover

Posted in My Work with tags , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2012 by tanja1986

Last night I worked on one of my 7 future project books. And I created this cover for it

The mysterious Music box

[Please click for a larger view]

What do you think about the cover? It´s pretty neat eh? 🙂 But please give me your comments, I would love to read what you think about it!

And don’t forget, whenever you are in need of a unique looking book cover, I am just a few texts away! *smile*

Book Cover Service

Posted in My Work with tags , , , , , on May 30, 2012 by tanja1986

Since I joined Twitter a month ago, I decided to use my creative talent to create unique looking book covers!

I want to show you some of my created book covers, so you know what I can do. Right today I created 2 covers for myself and future projects. I have the talent to get my book ideas over night. Somehow I start falling asleep and suddenly a few pictures are flowing in my mind like a movie and voila! I have a new book idea. Right now I am overwhelmed with 7 new ideas. So after I finish my debut novel “Death lurks everywhere” I want to continue with my ideas. And hey, 7 books for the future are not bad at all 😀

But now take a look on my creations! [click on the pictures to get a larger view]

More covers will follow soon 🙂

I work for very reasonable prices! I will not finish a work until the author is 100 % satisfied about the job! After the payment and therefore the job is done, I will make corrections or little changes for free if the work is not older then a month! This does not apply for a completely new book cover!

Every new book cover cost $120 – for this money you get my very best service!



Bruce Clothier:  “The new cover is up for the novel! Pretty excited about it and special thanks to Tanja Segal for all her hard work putting up with a most assuredly non-artistic person…”


If you need an own unique looking book cover, please contact me on Twitter: @TanjaArtStudio

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