I'm looking for a new book cover design for my 9x6 inch paperback (and
digital) novel, The Flight of Torque. While its existing cover is
stunning, it sets the wrong tone, misrepresenting the book as a
romance, but, as a recent reviewer said, "It is a gripping
supernatural mystery thriller. One should never judge a book by its
cover. This is not a Mills & Boon Twilight novel. It is a terrific
paranormal suspense edge of your seat read." I'll include the
back-cover blurb below and you can see the book with existing cover on
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LASCQ58 (I'll keep it free as long
as I can - until August 16th - within my 5 days available with Amazon
Select, so those interested can download for free to skim or read to
get an absolutely clear sense of the book. At this stage I really
don't know what I want for the cover, except a true reflection of the
content for the reader rather than the current misleading one.
Hopefully the blurb below, and the book itself if you have a chance to
grab a copy, will inspire.
I'd love to see a design with the title "The Flight of Torque",
subtitle "Blood of the Nagaran ~ Book One",
and author name "Rebecca Laffar-Smith" on the cover,
with title and blurb on the back,
and title and author name on the spine.
I'd also like to have access to the final design as digital files with
text included and another with text stripped (so I can edit the blurb
or text in the future if the need arises).
Please let me know if there is any other information you need.
When investigative reporter, Tori, chases the story of an underground
smuggling network, she stumbles into something significantly more
sinister. Instead of the illegal trade of exotic reptiles, she finds a
temple of devout snake worshipers. Taken by the cultists, Tori is
subjected to a savage ritual and irrevocably transformed. Now
something dark and primal slithers within her.
Lucas, charged with Tori’s protection, struggles against an
overwhelming sense of helplessness. He should be stronger, faster, and
more powerful than any human, but in the past twenty years all of his
charges have been murdered. Their deaths and his failures linger in
his nightmares. They writhe in his mind like the chilling sense of
brooding hunger that floods Tori’s thoughts.
Filled with violent rage and dark jealousy, the cult’s High
Priestess rears up between Tori and the truth. The only thing
protecting Tori from the long, cold embrace of death is the darkness
within and the tingling warmth and light of her guardian angel.
Description from recent interview:
The Flight of Torque is a paranormal fantasy about a young reporter,
Tori, and her guardian angel, Lucas. Tori is captured by the Nagaran,
a sinister cult of snake worshippers. Lucas, also captive and now
seriously injured, is unable to prevent the cult taking Tori for a
ceremony of ritual sacrifice. Thankfully, rather than dying from the
ritual like those before her, Tori becomes Serpenthropy, a human able
to transform into a giant serpent. Unable to control her serpent form,
Tori is taken over by the creature. It acts from basic, animal
instinct and is prone to violent anger and lust.
The Flight of Torque explores Tori and Lucas’s experiences and
internal struggles as Tori tries to reclaim her body and find a cure
for what she has become, and Lucas fights a growing sense of
helplessness and failure as a guardian angel unable to protect his
charges. The forbidden bond forming between them complicates matters
and raises the stakes as both realise that they’d sacrifice
themselves to save the other. At every turn Tori and Lucas discover
new secrets about the Nagaran and it’s connection to Tori’s family
and the Angel Hierarchy.