I need a book cover for a fiction novel called, "Sins of a Priest." I
plan to use it for e-book, Create Space paperback, Lightning Source
paperback and Lightning Source hardcover. Create Space and Lightning
Source templates will be provided.
The story is about a newly ordained priest who returns to the
neighborhood he grew up in to start up a damaged and vandalized 19th
century church. The neighborhood has been over-run by Satanism. This
is a classic good vs. evil theme. Two settings heavily contrast each
other – a pristine 19th century Catholic Church and the dirty, grimy
underworld of Satanism. The priest has a history with drug running as
a teenager; his brother is a gangster. His mother, father and Bishop
have a history with the antagonist—the Satanic leader.
Some notable scenes…
• The main character is first introduced as a priest when he's
looking out the window of a bus with rain driving against the window.
• The priest's first sin is him having sex with a Goth Girl. I
obviously don't want a sex scene on the cover, but showing the
priest's attraction to a Goth Girl might work. Be careful with faces.
I don't think characters should be absolutely defined on the cover. I
think the reader should be allowed to put a face to the characters.
• A crucifix on a chain falling (still in the air) into a puddle on
black asphalt. In the puddle is a reflection of the
crucifix—inverted and on fire.
Please don't feel limited to representing one of these scenes. They
are here to provided direction and subject matter. If you feel one of
the scenes would work, however, feel free to provide an image for
This is a Supernatural Thriller. Fonts should represent that genre.
My thought on covers is that the image should obviously relate to the
story, but it should also be related to the title. The image should
somehow give meaning to Sins of a Priest.
Author's name is Brian Robert Smith