First Night Design | Le cabinet Masson by Cristian Borghetti — my first book cover!

Le cabinet Masson by Cristian Borghetti
Le cabinet Masson by Cristian Borghetti

The image above is my first book cover, which came about because of an approach by Italian writer, Cristian Borghetti, who had come across my original, The Gloria Swanson Tattoo, and thought it would work perfectly for his novel, Le cabinet Masson. I couldn’t have been more delighted. I happen to love the font he’s used, which I was not responsible for but I probably would have chosen something very similar.

Blurb from Amazon (translated by Google and me!):

The painting ‘After the Ink’ by American Dorian Cleavenger was the inspiration for ​​Borghetti’s novel, Le cabinet Masson.

The opera, set in Paris in 1912, in the heart of the Belle Epoque, is a journey into humanity itself, in its instincts, in its passions, in its dark sides.

“The end justifies the means” is the Machiavellian motto of the main character, who is ambitious and unscrupulous, and believes in chasing fame, success, glory and his goal of becoming the best known and most influential tattoo artist in Paris, Europe and the world.

His meeting with the most famous model and femme du monde of Paris seems the springboard by which he can reach long-awaited Olympus artists immortality; in fact, this meeting, in which he tattoos  his indelible mark on her body, becomes the beginning of his fall.

Unwillingly involved in the murder of the woman, the protagonist has to deal with his choices, by his actions, often reckless, dictated by selfishness, by ambition and unbridled lust.

Surrounded by enemies unknown, the victim of a pattern of vendetta that has its roots in his own past, with only the support of a police officer convinced of his innocence, the man tries to survive the total debacle of his dreams and his ambitions, to the loss, not only of fame, the wealth, friendships, true and convenience, but, in the crescendo of a tragic ending, of his own life.

The story sounds intriguing. Le cabinet Masson is currently available at Amazon in print and for Kindle but only in Italian. Cristian hopes to publish a translation into English in the near future. However, if you speak and read Italian, go for it!

N.B. If you are a writer looking for a unique book cover and like my work, please leave a comment and I will email you. Thank you.

Take care and keep laughing!


44 thoughts on “First Night Design | Le cabinet Masson by Cristian Borghetti — my first book cover!

  1. That’s beautiful Sarah Congratulations for your first book cover! I really like the cover and I am proud that an Italian writer commissioned this cover to you(I am Italian too, I moved to US in 2002) 🙂

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  2. Brilliant news Sarah! It looks really splendid – hope it’s the first of many 🙂 Glad to see your image come on Reader this time and not just your signature , heaven knows what WordPress are doing with this new system, total nonsense, can’t seem to go directly to anyone’s site anymore 😦

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    1. Don’t speeeaak to me about WP! Thanks for the compliment, Jane – much appreciated. I hope it’s the first of many too. I’ve been meaning to set up the option for months but this has now catapulted me into the fray and I must work out some details and add a page. 😀

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      1. Sounds wonderful Sarah, Do Zazzle etc cover (pun not intended!) this sort of thing for you in their options? Hope you don’t mind me asking, just wondering how one gets into this area of book cover selling?! 🙂


  3. Stunning work–definitely one of my favorites of yours, Sarah. It has such dashing panache. And after reading the synopsis, it appears to be a tailored fit.
    I hope the story finds an English translation, as it sounds wholly intriguing and my Italian is nothing more than enough phrases to get someone to pour me another glass of delectable vino.
    Priorities. 😛

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  4. Beautiful. I’ve wondered about book covers from your images quite a few times. I’ll keep them in mind for my next ones (that I’m not sure what they’ll be yet…)

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