This is going to be an informational post. To start with my cover artist Lola is having a sale on premades! They change the title and author and bam its all yours. The sales price are $10 and two for $15 (this be the price for ebook cover only). $75 Deluxe (includes Teaser, Profile Pic, Facebook Banner) She also has book wraps (front and back of a paperback only). Full wraps are $20.
Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/coverbudgetlove/
Below you will see an example. I bought this one for a project I am working on now. It is untitled (working title is Double agent) but I saw it and thought that will so work for this story....So I got it! Which brings us to the part about what I am up to. That will be explained in more detail below the pic.
Well obviously there is the spy book. It is kind of a sexy spy romance which is fun and different for me but a nice break because the other thing I am working on is draining. It has actually taken a couple of years to go at and I still have a couple of chapters left. Let me explain.
First of all I started it before I had a lot of time to write, when it was a hobby not something I tried to make money off of. Second because it is hard to get through. It is nothing like anything else I have written before. At face value its an alien vs human space battle book. Underneath is a black,white and all the grey in between book. It forces you to see so many points of view and so many scenarios you are no longer sure what good and evil really are. Or if there is even such a thing. It shows the psychological consequences of horrible things being done to people and the many ways to respond. Torture, the creation of the perfect killing machine.
It is very no holds bar. I struggle with this because I like to think of the world as clear right and wrong (I am the helping others putting them before myself type). So I gathered stories from people about horrible things they had suffered. And the damage that would never leave. I used it for inspiration to my story on a mental and emotional level.
By the time it will be done it will easily be 100k words, if not more. Its going to be hard finding beta readers but in the end I think the book will be worth it. I hope I am a good enough writer that in the end everyone who reads it has points where they feel sorry for Helen, are happy for her and hate her depending on the part they are at. (Helen is the main character). I want dynamic and it has taken me a very long time but I believe I am accomplishing a "question the world we live in" feeling with this book.