I need a book cover for CreateSpace and Kindle for a novel titled Naked Alliances. It is book one of The Naked Eye Series. It is Florida regional crime fiction, a little serious, and a little wacko set in and around Orlando. It has some really funny scenes and situational comedy and side characters. It's definitely NOT hard core, but it's not a caper either. Artwork with animated characters would be great.
Richard Noggin, P.I. (aka Dick Head)- Laid back Bert Reynolds (38) sort of guy who carries both a glock and a gold Desert Eagle. During most of the book, he sports a mustache. He has dark, thick hair and blue eyes, wears Teva sandals and a vented fishing shirt he keeps the sleeves rolled up on. He drives a sporty little Mercedes AMG SLK 32 convertible two-seater. He also drives a Dodge 2500 that he busts the bad guys in at the Cowboy Conexion. He has biker friends who come to his rescue on one occasion.
Brandi: An exotic dancer at The Parliament House, she is a showgirl in RuPaul's "Heaven Scent" production (27-29). She is a biracial transsexual with auburn hair, cafe latte skin and green eyes, very pretty, a former EOD specialist in the Army and had a brief stint as a cop BUT she is now terrified of guns. She knows martial arts and carries around a huge military green canvas messenger bag that she uses as a purse, which is a character unto itself, as she is always pulling something out of her purse that helps get them out of bad situations.
Cara Kieu: A young Asian girl with long hair who looks about 13 but is actually 18. Tattooed on shoulder with a circle with a triangle in the center, with lines across to form triple 'A's...as in Asian American Alliance.
Kim Jernigan: The villain. A petite Asian woman married to a rich lawyer. She has preternaturally white skin and short black hair and always wears a gold and red kimono and bright red nail polish and lipstick. She wears a gold pendant that is the same emblem as a tattoo on Cara's shoulder. It is a circle with a triangle in the middle that has each of three angles crossed to look like a three pointed star, it is actually three 'A's representing the Asian-American Alliance.
Brown Pelican Lounge and Shady Breeze Hotel (where the girls were running from), The Parliament House (a gay resort complex where Richard takes Brandi and Cara initially) Little Saigon--a city block owned by the villain that includes a palm reader, a jeweler, a dry cleaners, Bloody Ink Tattoo Parlor and the Chewy Boba Tea Company. A bright, canary-yellow building on the end of the block. Leisure Lagoon--a five star nudist resort in a tropical setting. Roundup Ranch--a sleazy swingers' club in a swamp for sexual romping. THE REEF, a tiki bar with a neon shark dancing in a hula skirt on the glass wall located in the nudist resort.
The only things I could come up with for a serious cover would be a silhouette images of Richard holding his gun and Brandi in some martial arts position in front of a Florida palm tree sunset scene...(I know, not very creative, but that's where my head went. OR, An image of a glock on a table with the gold necklace pendant emblem (Triple As in a circle) draped over it.
For comic, I thought of Richard, Brandi and Cara crammed in his two-seater Mercedes...Brandi in her white sequined halter with her monstrously large military green canvas purse flying behind her and Richard holding his Dezzy while driving, sleeves rolled up, with Cara crouched between them screaming. A palm tree and the Parliament House sign behind them.
Please feel free to be creative. I'm not attached, but I do think it is important to know that this is book one of a series and I would like all the series covers to be congruent, of a similar design based on each story, but with my title (Naked Alliances: Book One in the Naked Eye Series) and author name (S.K. Nicholls) in the same font and same general location for subsequent books.