Cover Reveal & Current Projects …

Hello, beautiful people! So I’ve got some exciting news! It is cover reveal time! I know I am using a bunch of exclamation points, but I am really excited! So below is the full print cover for The Last Bladesinger, which is the first novel in my Legends of Vandor setting. Below that is the e-Book cover. I still have a ton of work to do on The Last Bladesinger, but I am still being particularly ambitious.

This month I was working on finishing Ursidae but opted to move onto another project. Primarily because I wasn’t feeling so strongly Science Fiction and I don’t want the last book in a series to fall prey to the trilogy curse. You know where the first movie is good, the second is the best, and the third is well … Spiderman 3, Superman 3, Highlander 3, Batman Forever, need I say more?

So, I am focusing on a new venture that may or may not work. I am thinking of placing this one under a pseudonym, so I am keeping it under wraps for now, but I may reveal it later. In July, I am taking on a new ambition. Normally, when I have a NaNoWriMo, JuNoWriMo, or Camp NaNo month, I work to write the 50k word first draft of a novel. However, my most successful and well liked writing to date has been my Legends of Vandor Short Stories. I thoroughly enjoy writing these stories as much as my readers enjoy reading them. So I have decided to undertake 4 new Legends of Vandor short stories in July. Each will top out around 12,500 words each, for a total of 50k words by the end of the month.

I am completely in love with this idea. The primary reason being is that I have this sort of panic and rush to write in WriMo months, which I think tends to make my writing less than its best. I love the challenge, but I think breaking it up by weeks instead of making it a month-long journey allows me to get that more immediate completion result that spurs me on to bigger and better things. This doesn’t mean I’ll never write a novel during WriMo months, but for July, I’m trying this. I’ll let you all know how it works.

So that is enough of my rambling, without further ado, I give you The Last Bladesinger: Cover Reveal!

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The cover design above was completed by Orina Kafe, she is an amazing cover design artist. I found her on and I am absolutely in love with the quality of her work. I’ve also redesigned my

On another note, I have redesigned my Legends of Vandor Short Stories covers to bring them more in line with a professional/clean look, which I think really makes them stand out more. I like to think of them like leatherbound chronicles. You can see them below:

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If you visit you can get the first three of the Legends of Vandor Short Stories for free. You’ll also be added to the list to receive exclusive mailing list short stories. The next Legends of Vandor Short Story will be coming out on June 15th to Mailing List Subscribers and June 17th for sale on Amazon. Feel free to leave any comments below. Until next time folks.


Your Friendly Neighborhood Author,


DJ Morand

One thought on “Cover Reveal & Current Projects …

  1. Hi ya DJ – just love the cover of your Legends of Vander novel – I soooo can’t wait until you get this book out. I have loved all your Legends of Vandor short stories thus far and am glad you’re going to write more. All the best for your future projects 🙂


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