I am in need of a cover for my book, "Of High Treason". It is a paranormal romance and is the second book in a trilogy. I need a full book cover design (front/back/spine) to fit a 6×9 format with 323 pages. The front cover must function well for an eBook also. There will need to be a 2” x 1.2” white box for the ISBN barcode. Cover art should have a minimum of 625 pixels on the shortest side and 1000 pixels on the longest side. After a winner is chosen, I would like to have access to the entire photoshop file just in case I need to play around with the back blurb before publishing.
Author: Ember Shane
Title: Of High Treason
Back cover blurb:
In a world where monsters are the norm, who could you trust? Are you sure?
When Doyle Hawthorne first discovered the truth behind his royal lineage, he couldn't have imagined a worse fate. In fact, rubbing elbows with royalty, a government-created race of super zombies, could've been found at the top of his Not To Do list. Unfortunately, no one asked for his opinion before his induction into the royal court.
Now Doyle must come to terms with how his royal status endangers Addy, his pheromone-bonded mate. He realizes he needs more instruction in self-control than his current teacher can provide. Forced to seek out William, the long-standing alpha of the colony he'd helped free, he begs for assistance. Awkward, since both William and Doyle possess a strong predisposition to lead. But if Doyle can survive the education, it could prove invaluable.
Of High Treason is the follow-up novel to Of Royal Descent and continues to follow Doyle Hawthorne and friends as they navigate their way through the volatile atmosphere of royal subculture.
Included is a file for the winning design for the first book cover. I will need Of High Treason's cover to be easily identified as belonging to the same trilogy (branding). I would like to keep the blue overlay for the new design, as well as similar fonts, and Doyle's black eyes with eye shine. Also, a subtitle for this cover will not be necessary.
The main character, Doyle, spends most of the book in the Cumberland Mountains, so I would like a mountain/forest backdrop for the cover. There's a couple scenes involving a river, and one with a small waterfall (maybe 5 ft in height). Everything takes place in autumn, so images with leaves on the ground/in the river are a plus.
I'm including links for images I like for Doyle, Addy, and backdrops. I don't require Addy be on cover. I just want whatever flows best, whether she's included or not. The image link for her uses the same model as the original cover. The images for a possible Doyle is what I will be the pickiest with. I've included pics of two different models that fit his description the best that I've come across. The backdrop links I am the most open to changing. They're there for a general reference as to my taste. Feel free to try one of those or one of your own.
As far as the back cover goes, I love the silhouettes for the four main characters the designer did for the original cover. It would be awesome if I could continue silhouettes for this cover as well. There could be a handful of crouching men among the trees/along the ground as this would represent Doyle and the colony of monsters he's hanging out with. Or maybe a line of silhouettes of men with rifles as that comes into play at some point.