As always, Liana is a dream to work with! We absolutely love the vibe of this cover, and she's created the paperback wrap with that same feeling carried across! Couldn't be more pleased with it!
I love this guy. He gives a sacred effort, and is patient with my suggestions. But more, his artistic tastes exceeded my hopes!!
How peterfelliott started their book cover journey
TONY FORTAY (This is a pen name.)
Tony Fortay graduated with a BA in English Literature from California Polytechnic State University (SLO). After college, he spent time as reporter writing news articles for local publications before assuming a career in the business world but has since returned to writing full-time. Lore Child is his debut novel.
More than seven years have passed since Kiki Skyler gave her newborn baby up in a closed adoption. Guilt-ridden by her decision to cut all ties with the child and her adoptive family, Skyler hopes to somehow reconnect with her birth daughter—if only to tell her that she is sorry for giving her away. But, as the troubled yet talented asset retrieval and recovery specialist (some would say thief) soon discovers, she is hardly the only one intent on finding her offspring—a fact made clear when some very capable professionals come calling for reasons unknown, demanding to know who adopted her baby girl. A harrowing and hostile ordeal ensues, in which Skyler—with the help of Father Casey, a Jesuit priest pressed into the conflict by his superiors—must get to her biological daughter before anyone else does. Yet the undertaking will prove to be more than Skyler could ever have bargained for, as she finds herself facing off with a precarious assortment of determined rivals, including undercover agents, international bounty hunters, an exotic assassin, a ritualistic death cult, an unsavory biker gang, and even her own, ambitious, double-dealing employer.
Mainstream U.S./U.K. fiction audience, men and women ages 25-65. Lore Child is an adventure-drama story that is mostly light-hearted and fun but with contrasting moments of serious violence and mayhem. Book includes two strong female lead characters who do more than hold their own with the two male leads, a well-developed cast, considerable interpersonal relationships between all the main characters, and some eccentric and rather nasty villains.
What colors do you want to see in your design?
I am open to suggestions yet picture a scene from the book:
>A small marina with sailboats at nighttime (no people only vessels)
>Could be dark/foreboding/mysterious but mostly want realistic
>Envision a still-life image but open to something more abstract
>Is San Francisco in the book but should look like it could be anywhere
>Moonlight, reflections on water, fog/mist come to mind but these are merely suggestions
What to avoid
Don't want anything cartoonish or unrealistic or too contrived. Minimal use of bright colors.
This and all the photos are merely conceptual but convey the mood I'm going for