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I write dark crime thrillers
What's your vision?
I am looking for a print and e-book cover for my globe-trotting private detective thriller "Twilight Burning". If it isn't too much of an oxymoron, I am hoping for something exotic but gritty, as the action takes place in Paris and Vietnam, but the case takes my detective to some very dark places within himself too. I currently like the idea of a dark, foreboding landscape in an exotic place - be it on land or the coast - but I maintain an open mind for the right concept. I have attached a couple of files of covers I like for existing novels, but as I said, I will keep an open mind; I am not bound to this sort of thing. This is my story description, which is likely to change a bit before the final product is launched, but it should be of use: When his mentor’s niece rips off a local criminal and disappears, former private detective Adam Park has little choice but to return from self-imposed exile to help track her down. As Adam commences his investigation, though, it is clear the troubled young woman was acting under the influence of a domineering and abusive boyfriend. Using cutting edge technology, Adam tracks the pair to Paris, where he learns not only are they in far more trouble than he first thought, but elements back home are also seeking revenge upon them. Forced to pursue them from the UK to Paris, then Paris to Asia, he will confront an international network of criminals for whom human life is nothing but another business commodity. If he is to survive, return the girl safely, and protect the people he cares for most, Adam must delve into the darkest recesses of his soul, and blur his previously-solid concepts of right and wrong. Title: Twilight Burning Author name: A. D. Davies Tagline/sub-heading: An Adam Park Investigation
The two JPGs are of Halong Bay, where some of the action takes place - a beautiful part of the world. I own these so if they are of use please feel free. Things I don't particularly like are clear faces depicting my characters on the cover. I know some writers go for that sort of thing, but I don't believe it is right for this project. Other than that, I am completely open. I also attach images for my previous two novels - His First His Second and Three Years Dead - although Twilight Burning is the first in a series, not following on from these two. UPDATED NOTES: I have seen some great pieces so far, but I wanted to clarify some guidance. Namely that the cover also has to look great as a small ebook cover on sites like Amazon and Apple. So although I describe my book as going to some "dark" places, we need to be able to visualise the cover in a small format as well as a great piece of visual art. Thanks to all who have entered so far. I hope this helps.
£ 189 Bronze package
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