The updated Alondra Stories

Four years ago, I published 3 short collections of stories about Alondra DeCourval, a witch who travels the world to protect humans from supernatural creatures — and vice versa.

I was never happy with the covers I made for those books. I don’t have much in the way of design skills. I always wanted to work with a real artist to create something beautiful that did justice to the stories.

Then I met Lex from Huntress Studios. Lex created a social media icon for me that I truly love. They were amazingly easy to work with. I asked for the skeleton to be working at a silver laptop with a cup of tea. They added the lovely patterned wallpaper and the exquisite china pattern. I couldn’t have been happier.

When I got this spring’s installment of my 199 Cemeteries royalties, I decided to funnel some of it into something that would make me truly happy: new covers for the stories I love so much.

Lex was able to take my ramblings about images to represent each book and turn them into the beautiful covers you see at the top of this post. I’ve been busy correcting the text and getting the books uploaded to Amazon again.

The first book in the series, Alondra’s Experiments, is now on sale at Amazon. In this book, Alondra discovers in San Francisco that vampirism requires sacrifices she doesn’t expect. She solves the Philosopher’s stone in Prague. She searches for the perfect valentine in Oslo.

For the next week, you can step into Alondra’s world for only 99¢. Check out the ebook here:

If you like those stories, the following books Alondra’s Investigations and Alondra’s Adventures are also available.

Alondra’s Exploits, containing three previously uncollected stories and essays about how they were written, is available now for preorder. It will be published on June 23.

I can’t wait to hear what you think of these little books. Do you like the new covers? Where would you like to see Alondra travel next?


About Loren Rhoads

I'm the author of 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die and Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel, as well as a space opera trilogy. I'm also co-author of a series about a succubus and her angel. In addition to blogging at, I blog about my morbid life at
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3 Responses to The updated Alondra Stories

  1. Love them – so minimal yet powerful. The black background is the perfect canvass. Well done!

  2. I love the book covers, and they work so well together! I wonder if Alondra has ever sailed the Styx…

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