Derry, Northern Ireland

Derry, Northern Ireland
A book I'm working on is set in this town.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

RIHC6 redux...

I got some feedback on the new cover for my RIHC6 reboot...including being pointed to some great images that fired up my imagination. Here's what I came up with. It's not smooth, yet; I don't want to buy rights to the images until I'm sure I'll need them.

The upper part of the layout has a touch of Gilbert & George to it...which I may emphasize a bit more. And I think the image of the young man in the hoodie, kneeling with his hands tied, should be a bit higher instead of so close to dead center. I think I want the Shattered font for the lettering, but I need to find it, first, then figure out how to upload it into PhotoShop.

But those quibbles aside, it really gets across the scope of the story, I think..and is mysterious enough to make people wonder. Is it as spooky as I think it is? I honestly don't know; I'm too close to it. I just like the feel.

But if anyone has any other ideas they'd care to offer, I'm still open. Just no naked bodies. I considered that for about ten seconds then tossed it. RIHC6 is not porn or even really erotica...though there are some intense sex scenes in it. This is about how revenge destroys. Period. And it doesn't care if you're guilty or innocent.

That's what pisses me off so much about Amazon and the others dumping on my work as if it's unworthy. Obviously, the people who work for those companies have never been taught not to judge a book by its cover. That or they're closet Christianists out to deny everyone the right to read what they want.

These days, I'm more prone to believe the latter explanation.

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