"Night of the Coyote" is currently published (see current cover here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013K9AUBG ). In March, however, a sequel to the book will be released ("Return of the Coyote") and we are looking to re-design/re-brand "Night of the Coyote" with a new cover and procure a similar cover for "Return of the Coyote" (so the winning design will likely lead to working on a second, but similar, cover).
These books are Western novels. They take place in the state of Wyoming in the 1870s and include traditional genre elements like men riding horses, guns, etc. The inclusion of a coyote on the covers is optional; however--if included--I would prefer it not to be as prominent as the current cover. I'm looking for something significantly different from the current cover.
Because of the "night" theme, darker colors, mood, and style would probably make the most sense, but if someone has a great idea otherwise, I'm open to anything.
Below are links to some mainstream Western novels whose covers I like; however, again, I'm open to anything: