The first series of images were attempts by the cover artist… oy. (We could not find the cover artist who did the original resonance cover… we loved her!!!)
This cover artist had NO familiarity with martial arts or… knives. In the first image, you can see she’s holding the blade aimed at herself. (I’m sorry, whah?) In the third one she looks like she’s selling sais on the home shopping network. In the fourth, she’s holding them in a way that will get her fingers chopped off. The fifth was .. a modified cheerleader???
In the end, I made my husband take pictures of me holding my sister’s katana. We told the cover artist “Something like this.”
Then she put ME on the cover. So I’m the cover model on the original cover. I was NOT supposed to be.