Alastair Luft is a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Canadian Army with over 20 years of service, including multiple tours of duty in Afghanistan. Alastair Luft is also the author of The Battle Within, a novel about a soldier struggling with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Descripción del libro
Jihadi Bride is about Erik Petersson, a member of a national security task force charged with stopping would-be extremists from traveling to the Middle East. A driven soldier in the war on terror, Erik’s life is turned upside down when his daughter calls while en route to Syria to join the self-proclaimed Caliphate. Torn between country and family, Erik sets out to rescue his daughter in a struggle that will test just how far he’ll go to protect that which he holds dear.
Público al que se apunta
Target audience is probably those geared toward military or terrorism type thrillers, such as for Joel C. Rosenberg. The age bracket would be from mid-20's to 50's, with the heaviest concentration around mid-30's. Female readers would form a heavier share of the target audience, probably a 60-40 split. Location of the target audience is primarily the US and Canada, with a close secondary audience being the UK, Europe, and possibly Australia / NZ.
Editorial del ebook
The cover will be used as part of a crowdfunding campaign with Inkshares.
Diseño de inspiración
¿Qué colores quieres que tenga tu diseño?
Atributos de estilo
Necesidades de diseño
The novel looks at the tension between fear and love, specifically as represented in the societal interplay of security versus freedom. Although Erik Petersson is the protagonist, his daughter plays a major role in the book as she's essentially caught between the two poles of fear and love; she flees North America because she's disillusioned with the materialism and shallowness of Western society and is looking for a sense of community, but she soon finds that she's been horribly deceived and the freedom of her adopted community is a facade. Within that context, I'm looking for the cover to depict a few ideas. First, it would be great if it could represent the struggle between fear and love, security and freedom. I think it would also be good if it could incorporate an Islamic theme, but carefully done, balancing both the threatening part of Islam (ie terrorism, the fear of the unknown) against the community part of Islam. I'm leaning toward the mood being somewhat dark and serious, maybe with a bit of innocence. I prefer minimalist styles and would not be a fan of photography, although a silhouette might be acceptable.
Lo que debe evitarse
I'm not a huge fan of photography of faces, or real people on covers.
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