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Kate Newburg

Kate Newburg - Designer

Atlanta, GA, United States

Kate puts together the swoon-worthy publishing designs that’ll beckon your readers. Think: cover design, branding & digital marketing.

Overview

Kate Newburg founded Bad Star Media in 2013, making a major pinky promise to help authors make a living from writing about romantic lives. Born on Friday the 13th and hailing from her favorite city (Atlanta, Georgia) you can find her pouring through bookstores and pointing out the next bestsellers before they hit the Top 10 lists.

Hellbent on helping indie authors make a living from writing about romantic lives. From cover design and branding to complete marketing know-how, it’s not just about selling a few more copies. It’s about setting our clients up for wild, longterm success.

Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Fantasy Romance Science Fiction Thriller Women's Fiction

Certifications

  • Digital Marketing (General Assembly)

Work experience

Digital Marketing Instructor

General Assembly
May, 2015 – Present (about 2 years)

Designer / Marketer

Self-employed
February, 2014 – Present (over 3 years)

Designs digital (ebook) and print (paperback) book covers. Formats digital and print books. Consults with self-published authors about marketing, branding, and industry best practices.

Portfolio (20 selected works)

Glass Hearts: Fairy Modern: Cinderella

Renee Lovins

~* During my pre-order sale, Ink Deep is also onsale for $1.99. Get it now!*~ Love is a choice you make. Ember Verre is about to follow her dream - cooking school in Paris. When tragedy strikes her family, she walks away from her goals to be there for them. Ring Jordan has it all, great friends, great parents, and is working on his MBA. When his father unexpectedly dies, he drops everything to... read more

~* During my pre-order sale, Ink Deep is also onsale for $1.99. Get it now!*~ Love is a choice you make. Ember Verre is about to follow her dream - cooking school in Paris. When tragedy strikes her family, she walks away from her goals to be there for them. Ring Jordan has it all, great friends, great parents, and is working on his MBA. When his father unexpectedly dies, he drops everything to... read more

Ink Deep: Fairy Modern: Beauty & the Beast

Renee Lovins

~*On Sale while my next book Glass Hearts is up for Pre-Order*~ Most of Briony Carmichael's body was tragically burned as a child. Deeply hurt by the reactions of those closest to her, Briony believes her scars render her unlovable. She hides in her apartment, secluding herself from the outside world. Tattoo artist Corbin Franklin has everything - including a brain tumor that will kill him. De... read more

~*On Sale while my next book Glass Hearts is up for Pre-Order*~ Most of Briony Carmichael's body was tragically burned as a child. Deeply hurt by the reactions of those closest to her, Briony believes her scars render her unlovable. She hides in her apartment, secluding herself from the outside world. Tattoo artist Corbin Franklin has everything - including a brain tumor that will kill him. De... read more

Pawn (Ironclad Bodyguards) (Volume 1)

Molly Joseph, Annabel Joseph

High stakes chess competition has always been a man’s game—until Grace Ann Frasier topples some of the game’s greatest champions and turns the chess world on its ear. Her prowess at the game is matched only by her rivals’ desire to defeat her, or, worse, avenge their losses. When an international championship threatens Grace’s safety, a bevy of security experts are hired to look after her, but... read more

High stakes chess competition has always been a man’s game—until Grace Ann Frasier topples some of the game’s greatest champions and turns the chess world on its ear. Her prowess at the game is matched only by her rivals’ desire to defeat her, or, worse, avenge their losses. When an international championship threatens Grace’s safety, a bevy of security experts are hired to look after her, but... read more

Finding Flynn (Marlowe series Book 1)

Alexandria Bishop

Ashtyn Moretti is ready for the best summer of her life. But her parents have other plans when they drop the bomb that her perfect summer will be spent… Away from home. Away from friends. Away from half her family. Armed with her Summer from Hell playlist and a Kindle full of book boyfriends, Ashtyn prepares to face what she is sure will be the worst summer of her life. Or will it be? Flynn Ja... read more

Ashtyn Moretti is ready for the best summer of her life. But her parents have other plans when they drop the bomb that her perfect summer will be spent… Away from home. Away from friends. Away from half her family. Armed with her Summer from Hell playlist and a Kindle full of book boyfriends, Ashtyn prepares to face what she is sure will be the worst summer of her life. Or will it be? Flynn Ja... read more

Properly Spanked (4 Book Series)

Annabel Joseph

From Book 1: Take a rousing romp through 1790s England with this first of four Properly Spanked novels… The Lady Aurelia has been promised in marriage to the Marquess of Townsend since she was four and he was fourteen. Unfortunately, she grew up into a pillar of propriety while her betrothed grew up into a renowned rake. Of course, no one would expect such an unsuitable match to go forward…whi... read more

From Book 1: Take a rousing romp through 1790s England with this first of four Properly Spanked novels… The Lady Aurelia has been promised in marriage to the Marquess of Townsend since she was four and he was fourteen. Unfortunately, she grew up into a pillar of propriety while her betrothed grew up into a renowned rake. Of course, no one would expect such an unsuitable match to go forward…whi... read more

Firebird

Annabel Joseph

Prosper is thrilled to be plucked from the corps de ballet to dance the lead role in Firebird. But Jackson, the guest choreographer, is as sexy as he is demanding. Prosper soon finds herself flustered by his closeness and his unforgiving gaze. She gets caught up in kinky fantasies that make it difficult for her to concentrate on his steps. She imagines him as her Dominant, turning her over his... read more

Prosper is thrilled to be plucked from the corps de ballet to dance the lead role in Firebird. But Jackson, the guest choreographer, is as sexy as he is demanding. Prosper soon finds herself flustered by his closeness and his unforgiving gaze. She gets caught up in kinky fantasies that make it difficult for her to concentrate on his steps. She imagines him as her Dominant, turning her over his... read more

Torment Me (Rough Love Book 1)

Annabel Joseph

Chere isn’t happy with her life as a high-class escort, but she can’t seem to find the motivation to change. Then she takes on a mysterious new client who won’t share his name, or even allow her to see what he looks like. Their first session is a headlong tumble into tantalizing sensation and fearsome control that leaves Chere picking up emotional pieces she didn’t know she had. “W” is roughly... read more

Chere isn’t happy with her life as a high-class escort, but she can’t seem to find the motivation to change. Then she takes on a mysterious new client who won’t share his name, or even allow her to see what he looks like. Their first session is a headlong tumble into tantalizing sensation and fearsome control that leaves Chere picking up emotional pieces she didn’t know she had. “W” is roughly... read more

Taunt Me (Rough Love Book 2)

Annabel Joseph

It’s been two and a half years since the mysterious W disappeared from Chere’s life, and things are getting better. Sort of. She’s nearing the end of her design program and looking forward to a new career, even if her heart is shuttered for good. But loneliness is a powerful thing, and she finds herself tempted by a no-strings-attached BDSM partner who happens to be her former professor. She k... read more

It’s been two and a half years since the mysterious W disappeared from Chere’s life, and things are getting better. Sort of. She’s nearing the end of her design program and looking forward to a new career, even if her heart is shuttered for good. But loneliness is a powerful thing, and she finds herself tempted by a no-strings-attached BDSM partner who happens to be her former professor. She k... read more

Comfort series (4 Book Series)

Annabel Joseph

From Book 1: Nell, an out-of-work professional submissive, is desperate to find a job when she meets handsome film star Jeremy Gray at the restaurant where she works. He says he needs a personal assistant, but the work contract he shows her details not organizational duties, but sexual ones. Jobless and homeless, Nell agrees to work for him anyway, on the promise that he will pay for her to fi... read more

From Book 1: Nell, an out-of-work professional submissive, is desperate to find a job when she meets handsome film star Jeremy Gray at the restaurant where she works. He says he needs a personal assistant, but the work contract he shows her details not organizational duties, but sexual ones. Jobless and homeless, Nell agrees to work for him anyway, on the promise that he will pay for her to fi... read more

In Her Closet (The Lust Diaries Book 1)

Tasha L. Harrison

Entertainment columnist Yves Santiago unapologetically lives her life as carelessly as a man. Her day job keeps her flush in men, with few regrets and even fewer mistakes. By night, she details her exploits on her anonymous sex blog, Lust Diaries. Yves leads a happy, delightfully filthy life. Until she meets nonfiction editor Elijah Weinstein. Moss green eyes, sun-kissed shoulders and a mouth ... read more

Entertainment columnist Yves Santiago unapologetically lives her life as carelessly as a man. Her day job keeps her flush in men, with few regrets and even fewer mistakes. By night, she details her exploits on her anonymous sex blog, Lust Diaries. Yves leads a happy, delightfully filthy life. Until she meets nonfiction editor Elijah Weinstein. Moss green eyes, sun-kissed shoulders and a mouth ... read more

Everything She Never Wanted (The Lust Diaries Book 2)

Tasha L. Harrison

After years of struggling to make a living at writing, Yves Santiago finally has a contract to publish her blog The Lust Diaries with Leaf Press, the most prestigious literary publishing house in Philadelphia. She owes all of that to Elijah Weinstein, a man who genuinely respects her hustle and her intellect. Yves would be the first to admit that she has a knack for falling for the wrong guy, ... read more

After years of struggling to make a living at writing, Yves Santiago finally has a contract to publish her blog The Lust Diaries with Leaf Press, the most prestigious literary publishing house in Philadelphia. She owes all of that to Elijah Weinstein, a man who genuinely respects her hustle and her intellect. Yves would be the first to admit that she has a knack for falling for the wrong guy, ... read more

In Her Closet (The Lust Diaries Book 1)

Tasha L. Harrison

Entertainment columnist Yves Santiago unapologetically lives her life as carelessly as a man. Her day job keeps her flush in men, with few regrets and even fewer mistakes. By night, she details her exploits on her anonymous sex blog, Lust Diaries. Yves leads a happy, delightfully filthy life. Until she meets nonfiction editor Elijah Weinstein. Moss green eyes, sun-kissed shoulders and a mouth ... read more

Entertainment columnist Yves Santiago unapologetically lives her life as carelessly as a man. Her day job keeps her flush in men, with few regrets and even fewer mistakes. By night, she details her exploits on her anonymous sex blog, Lust Diaries. Yves leads a happy, delightfully filthy life. Until she meets nonfiction editor Elijah Weinstein. Moss green eyes, sun-kissed shoulders and a mouth ... read more

Everything She Never Wanted (The Lust Diaries Book 2)

Tasha L. Harrison

After years of struggling to make a living at writing, Yves Santiago finally has a contract to publish her blog The Lust Diaries with Leaf Press, the most prestigious literary publishing house in Philadelphia. She owes all of that to Elijah Weinstein, a man who genuinely respects her hustle and her intellect. Yves would be the first to admit that she has a knack for falling for the wrong guy, ... read more

After years of struggling to make a living at writing, Yves Santiago finally has a contract to publish her blog The Lust Diaries with Leaf Press, the most prestigious literary publishing house in Philadelphia. She owes all of that to Elijah Weinstein, a man who genuinely respects her hustle and her intellect. Yves would be the first to admit that she has a knack for falling for the wrong guy, ... read more

Having It Both Ways (The Lust Diaries Book 3)

Tasha L. Harrison

Yves Santiago has always prided herself on knowing how to be alone, but in the wake of her break up with Elijah Weinstein she seems to have forgotten everything she ever learned. Boys and booze don't seem to fill that emptiness as easily as it had before and as depression threatens to take her under she turns to the one thing that has always buoyed her: writing. That and the kindness and affec... read more

Yves Santiago has always prided herself on knowing how to be alone, but in the wake of her break up with Elijah Weinstein she seems to have forgotten everything she ever learned. Boys and booze don't seem to fill that emptiness as easily as it had before and as depression threatens to take her under she turns to the one thing that has always buoyed her: writing. That and the kindness and affec... read more

Scars (A Hitman, Inc. Romance Book 1)

Renee Lovins

Hitman, Inc. – when killing people is your job, finding the right person can be difficult. Finding someone who not only supports your choice, but is reloading your weapon for you? That takes a miracle.Scarred from an attack, Sorcha doesn’t expect any rescue. But when she goes against her better judgement to give a stranger a ride, she might have found the answer to her prayers.Jarrod is used t... read more

Hitman, Inc. – when killing people is your job, finding the right person can be difficult. Finding someone who not only supports your choice, but is reloading your weapon for you? That takes a miracle.Scarred from an attack, Sorcha doesn’t expect any rescue. But when she goes against her better judgement to give a stranger a ride, she might have found the answer to her prayers.Jarrod is used t... read more

Bruises (A Hitman, Inc. Romance Book 2)

Renee Lovins

Hitman, Inc. – when killing people is your job, finding the right person can be difficult. Finding someone who not only supports your choice, but is reloading your weapon for you? That takes a miracle.Running from her ex, Kayla asks for help and gets it in the unexpected form of Bryant. As they run from the man who wants to kill her, Kayla starts to want the man willing to kill for her. Gettin... read more

Hitman, Inc. – when killing people is your job, finding the right person can be difficult. Finding someone who not only supports your choice, but is reloading your weapon for you? That takes a miracle.Running from her ex, Kayla asks for help and gets it in the unexpected form of Bryant. As they run from the man who wants to kill her, Kayla starts to want the man willing to kill for her. Gettin... read more

Trauma (A Hitman, Inc. Romance Book 3)

Renee Lovins

Hitman, Inc. – when killing people is your job, finding the right person can be difficult. Finding someone who not only supports your choice, but is reloading your weapon for you? That takes a miracle.In over his head trying to rescue some kids, David finds salvation in the form of a mercenary, Michaela, Mike for short. Glad to have help, he doesn’t know how to deal with the attraction for thi... read more

Hitman, Inc. – when killing people is your job, finding the right person can be difficult. Finding someone who not only supports your choice, but is reloading your weapon for you? That takes a miracle.In over his head trying to rescue some kids, David finds salvation in the form of a mercenary, Michaela, Mike for short. Glad to have help, he doesn’t know how to deal with the attraction for thi... read more

Alexandria (Spin It Series Book 1)

Angera Allen

The Women of Spin It, Inc.Working for Lucas “Luc” Mancini’s record label is not for the faint of heart. Their lives are fast paced and filled will music, mayhem and hot men.AlexandriaSpin It:Book OneAlexandria “Alex” Mancini was isolated and protected by her father for five years since a tragic event. Alex’s life is consumed by music, bodyguards, secrets, and people telling her no, but that al... read more

The Women of Spin It, Inc.Working for Lucas “Luc” Mancini’s record label is not for the faint of heart. Their lives are fast paced and filled will music, mayhem and hot men.AlexandriaSpin It:Book OneAlexandria “Alex” Mancini was isolated and protected by her father for five years since a tragic event. Alex’s life is consumed by music, bodyguards, secrets, and people telling her no, but that al... read more

The 27 Club

Alexandria Bishop

Everyone wants to reach the top. To have it all. Fame, fortune, everything dreams are supposed to be made of. Erika Takai is no different. One Birthday. One Wish. That's all it would take to join the exclusive club. But at what cost? What happens when you finally reach the top, but realize too late that it's not what you dreamed it would be? After her 27th birthday, Erika will race against tim... read more

Everyone wants to reach the top. To have it all. Fame, fortune, everything dreams are supposed to be made of. Erika Takai is no different. One Birthday. One Wish. That's all it would take to join the exclusive club. But at what cost? What happens when you finally reach the top, but realize too late that it's not what you dreamed it would be? After her 27th birthday, Erika will race against tim... read more

Diva (Ironclad Bodyguards Book 2)

Molly Joseph, Annabel Joseph

In his years at Ironclad, Ransom has built a reputation as a no-nonsense bodyguard. He reels in the perverts, wrangles the mangled, and controls celebrities who are notoriously out of control. So when a world-famous DJ starts slipping into risky habits, he’s hired to keep her on track during a multi-million-dollar tour. He figures he’ll just knock the diva down a few pegs and scare her straigh... read more

In his years at Ironclad, Ransom has built a reputation as a no-nonsense bodyguard. He reels in the perverts, wrangles the mangled, and controls celebrities who are notoriously out of control. So when a world-famous DJ starts slipping into risky habits, he’s hired to keep her on track during a multi-million-dollar tour. He figures he’ll just knock the diva down a few pegs and scare her straigh... read more

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