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Biografía del autor
Matthew Ellington is graced to be Christian and blessed to be a father of two wonderful children and husband to a beautiful wife. A native Mississippian, he resides with his family in the historical college town of Oxford, MS. A day dreamer at heart, but like too may others, he was forced to live in a stressful world of work and reality for too long. Finally, he is pursuing his dreams and sharing his stories with the world. His debut novel THE SHADED, is the first in a planned series of gothic horror inspired dark fantasy novels. http://www.matthewellington.com
Descripción del libro
What if darkness is your greatest enemy, the light your weapon and your prison? Can a prison ultimately save you?... The Shade is darkness incarnate, the apotheosis of all nightmares. It's true threat forgotten by the town's people of Fervence, forgotten by all but their constable Enoch Clay who was orphaned by an evil from its dark realm. A sphere of light as powerful and enigmatic as the darkness itself is the only thing keeping it at bay. Now, over a decade after his parents tragic murder, The Shade invades again, taking from Enoch the only love he has left: his wife Esther. Convinced by a vision and a relic from a powerful entity, Enoch knows that what killed Esther may be the only thing that can save her. But first, he must escape his town and its holy laws before facing the terrors of the deadly darkness. Only outside the Light can he find the truth that will release his wife from death's hold, But at what cost? Be among first to discover this debut Dark Fantasy Thriller, the fist in an epic series.
Público al que se apunta
Fans of HP Lovecraft, J.R.R Tolkien. Lover's all things fantasy and classic and gothic horror.
Tipo de portada de libro
Tapa blanda o Paperback
Otros requisitos relativos al color
Though the theme is dark and gritty, there needs to be bright colors and contrasting lights. Thing light vs darkness.
Atributos de estilo
Necesidades de diseño
Dark ominous mood, the struggle of light and Dark. I have ideas for the cover scene, though don't limit yourself to these alone, you guys are the experts here, but this is just meant to give you some ideas... The hero, with dark shaggy hair, dressed in bloodied tattered cloths, reminiscent of colonial days (He has two musket pistols and a magical tunic made of monster skin) He is a cross between Robert E Howard's Soloman Kane and Stephen King's The gunslinger. (just for your info, he gets severely bitten by a monster on his neck and shoulder, turns to black scars) His wife's corpse is draped in his arms, in a flowing dress or burial shroud (dress and shroud could be broken, tattered, flowing). She is blond, still hauntingly beautiful. Her eyes glow with a white mist (just for your info, there is and ancient entity possessing her corpse, but it is ultimately good) He is standing with her in meadow at the boarder of the town (show his desperation) protected by light staring into a wall of shimmering, swirling darkness, there is an old stone wall in front of him, or perhaps he is standing in the darkness ( in the darkness there is a dark twisted forest where the trees are of prodgious size and more tentecled animal/fungus-like than plant) surrounded by it and monstrous shapes and silhouettes ((FYI, there are three hooded evil little girls with purple/pink eyes (they bit him, and work for the main villain(fallen angel vampire)), a humanoid beast monster, and indescribable cthulu-like abominations also lurk in the dark.)) The hero possesses a powerful cross necklace that he wields to emit purifying light that burns things in the darkness. The darkness contains all things gothic horror, unconventional versions of vampires, werewolves, undead, ghosts, fallen angles, old gods, etc... Other things that may help... There is city of the dead in a swamp. The dead have glowing colored eyes. There is a tower in town with an iridescent other worldly glowing sphere, keeps the darkness at bay. There is a red rocky/glassy desolate wasteland with two fanged monoliths jutting up from the ground, lightning strikes them constantly, it is where he is trying to take his wife. Living fog stalk above craggy pits there. He could possibly stand before this place with his wife in his arms. So hopefully i have given you some ideas to work with, I just need the cover to say dark fantasy/horror. It doesn't matter if your concept is literal or abstract, but it needs to be beautiful, and evident from the thumbnail size. Font needs to be indicative of the dark gritty theme, but not cheesy.
Lo que debe evitarse
Some stock images may be fine to use, but i don't want stock images of real people, if you decide to put the hero on the cover.
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