I have attached a copy of my old cover. It was not of good quality, and I didn't like the theatrical aspects of it. I wanted the cover to be more in tune with the book's main setting; inside an autopsy room. I would like a clean looking cover, and not a blurry one. You can watch the book trailer for ideas @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7b2…ture=youtu. Below are some cover ideas and a synopsis of the book as well.
Book cover Ideas:
Idea I - Body Box is three parts of a whole coffin made of glass. Inside one part is the victim's head, part two is the victim’s torso and arms, and part three is victim’s lower body. The box sits atop an autopsy table and the parts are not perfectly aligned, which reveals that the victim is actually in three parts inside each box like something from a magic act, but seriously demented and dark because the victim is still alive. You can perhaps give the victim a facial expression that reveals their situation or that they want out of this box.
Idea II - You can show a man or woman attempting to climb out of a glass coffin. But. The coffin has been cut into three separate parts. The man or woman's head watches from box one as his legs try to climb out the bottom box while his torso lies still in the middle box. The background can be what is normally found in an autopsy room or some other dark background that fits the concept of a supernatural occurrence.
Idea III - A frantic face behind the glass. He or she is trapped in a glass coffin. The coffin has been cut into three parts, one part containing the head, one part containing the torso, and one part containing lower body. The coffin can be standing or laying down. If the coffin is misaligned, it means the individual's body is not connected, which should look pretty gruesome or eerie. One of the parts can be cracked to show that the person had made an attempt to get out of the box although his is technically in three parts.
Or you can have the torso box sitting next to the head box and the leg box sitting near as the head box watches his own body parts in the other boxes.
Idea IV - A frantic face behind the glass. He or she is trapped in a glass coffin and the bulk of the cover is their frantic face behind the cracked glass. The coffin has been cut into three parts, containing head, torso, and lower body. You can show the bloody severed potions where the body has been separated or you can include blood around the severed areas. The coffin can be standing or laying down. I'd prefer the coffin be misaligned to show the gravity of the individual's situation, which should look pretty gruesome or eerie
Idea V - This cover idea is all about the cover artist. What does the artist picture when they read my notes. What in your professional opinion would make an interesting cover concept for this particular book? I'm open for clean, for bloody, for gruesome, for unique ideas. I am open for anything as long as the cover is of a decent quality and looks interesting.
Synopsis of Body Box - The Smoke & Fire Series
When Agent Kris “Yala” Lawrence steps into the Medical Examiner’s office, the last thing she expects to see is a human torso, in a glass encased box, that the Medical Examiner claims is alive. Come Again?!
Yala learns the box is one of three parts, and she agrees to follow instructions left by the suspect, if it means receiving and reconnecting the victim. The suspect doesn't make the task easy, sending each part of the box in 24-48 hours increments. Opening any one part of the box without having all three parts attached, kills the victim.
Agent Kevin “Kay” Nazari requests to be partnered with Yala, after a chance meeting leaves him yearning to see her again. Kevin learns that trying to keep a human alive when they are arriving in parts is as impossible as it sounds. He learns the true meaning of Body Box, as he helps track a killer hell-bent on sending them victims, in parts.
How do you track a monster who has the most valuable leverage of all; the boxed part of a body needed to keep the victim alive?