Derry, Northern Ireland

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

Sunday, April 6, 2014

I know what I need...

I am over-thinking PM's cover. Its title is very simple; its story is very simple. I'm going too I'm now looking for a photo of a nude man holding a knife. Unsurprisingly, Shutterstock doesn't carry anything like that...and the photos I've culled from their offerings aren't really right to build one out of. I think I may contact a porn producer and see if I can license one of his images, for that vaguely cheesy feel. I can always add the knife in.

Still haven't heard from the photo guy I contacted. He has a couple of shots on his DeviantArt page that show he's open to something rough and tumble. I guess I could also ask Playgirl if I could use one of their shots of Derrick Davenport. He'd be a good image for Alec. Yeah, that wouldn't cost much. Right.

I want this done. Now. I have other things to do, and this book's taken too much of my time for one that's already written and published, once, and ready to be uploaded. It's like the damn thing's getting even for me treating it like a redheaded stepchild...something I well know, too well.

So...the cover's going to be as in your face as the titles of some of my books are. Make up for my dismissiveness. Naked man with a banner of the title across his crotch...maybe a camera behind him...all very sexy and obnoxious and a hell of a lot more indicative of the story than that cover it had.

Only question now is, should I still put a switchblade in the model's hand, as the phallic symbol...or a Bowie knife?

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