Jonathan writes intense speculative fiction, divided between science fiction thrillers and comic urban fantasy. He does not want a photo or author bio on the cover.
Descripción del libro
This is the first book of five in a series called "Armageddon Boys".
BLURB: Someone is killing off Seth's brothers and he's not going to put up with it. Going from bookstore clerk to badass would be easier if he'd load his gun but he does have an edge. Like his oldest brother, he can heal, resurrect the dead, and turn water into coffee worth worshipping.
Gathering up a heaven junkie, Lucifer, a Valkyrie moonlighting as a homicide detective and some far stranger allies, Seth uncovers the biggest series of murders in the multiverse. In the meantime, he's in a running battle to keep assassins from waking up his deadbeat dad.
Because that would really finish off this world.
Público al que se apunta
Women and men 20 to 60 years old with more readers in the young end of the spectrum and more women readers. Urban fantasy and supernatural fiction fans. Mystery and crime novel fans. Readers who seek provocative, action-packed, suspenseful, and funny stories. Atheists, as this book spoofs theistic concepts.
Tipo de portada de libro
Tapa blanda o Paperback
Editorial del ebook
Kindle de Amazon
Diseño de inspiración
Color and liveliness
Line art. I get drawn to drawings. Can't help it.
Sophisticated comic book style with rich color.
Expressive comedic style.
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Atributos de estilo
Necesidades de diseño
The background of the front and back covers should be mostly an upbeat solid color to contrast with the typically busy and dark covers in the urban fantasy genre. The designer could, if they wish, use four sheets of plate glass with the joins forming a subtle cross high up on the covers as a background overlay suggesting both the convenience store central to the plot and the Christian references in the story. Overall, the cover should be colorful with clearly drawn comic-style characters. Fonts could be either in religious or fantasy styles. At a glance, the book should communicate that it spoofs religious topics so that readers are not surprised. It should also be clearly lighthearted and humorous in nature. An appealing look in thumbnail size for ebook sales is a priority over appearance in paperback (or later hardcover) form.
Background color should be selected with care given that we will want to have a different color on each book in the series. The second book cover (for "The Frog of War") will need to be designed as soon as the contest for the first ends. It will be featured inside the first book with a sample chapter. Two and possibly three more covers for the "Armageddon Boys" series will be needed this year and we would prefer that the same designer handle all books in the series. Each book will feature comic-style figures, usually in action positions, on the front cover and a symbolic image specific to that book on the back cover. A clean and playful look is sought throughout.
Lo que debe evitarse
One image (arctic fox) will be referenced for drawing purposes but final fox drawing must be distinctly different as it is not a licenceable image. Designers are free to choose other fox images to reference. We are happy to purchase stock images (of plate glass, for example) if they add considerably to the appeal of the cover.
The image of the main character model is owned by the author.
Dark and muddy colors should be avoided.
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