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Help Me Choose a Book Cover – WWU #8-17

Welcome to Friday everyone the weekend is only hours away depending on what time line you standing in, but like the song say’s, it’s five o’clock somewhere.

This week I am asking for help from all of you. The next book I’m releasing is titled Thunder Bear which is book one in The New Era Series. I’m close to wrapping it up and getting it over the great pond for a manuscript review by my editor Clare owner of Human Voices Editorial Services. When I get to this stage of the process I start planning the art work. The rough draft will go to John Cannon so he can start the illustrations, and Rick Chappell and I have already discussed the visions for the cover. These talented people or part of my All-Star Book Team, and make my life so much easier.

Well as it turns out Rick came up with 5 different designs, and I can’t decide which one I like the best, so I decided to let y’all pick. The process has no forms to fill out, you want be added to a mailing list, or be hounded by phone calls. All you got to do is make a comment on this post or my Facebook page with the number of the cover you prefer. With out further ado I present to you the choices for Cover Design of Thunder Bear.

© 2017 Rick Chappell

All art work is protected under the copyright laws and may not be downloaded or used with out written permission by the owner Rick Chappell .

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There you go, cast your votes I will update the results in my weekly blog letting everyone know which cover is winning.

Till next week everyone have a great weekend and be safe.

 

J.C.

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Demons of the Jungle – The Art Work

Every book should have cover art that will catch your eye in a sea of other books. I wrote about this in a book review of “Woman with a Gun” written by Phillip Margolin. The cover art was so unique and different it drew me to the book.  I also like illustrations in a book, to me they enhance the story which brings the reader deeper into the plot. Below is a sneak preview of the cover art and illustrations.

By Rick Chappell of Chappell Grahix

© 2016 Joseph Clay, Rick Chappell, Chappell Graphix

The Cover Art above was created by Rick Chappell of Chappell Graphix located here in the Nashville, area. Rick used the same concept of the cover of the first edition that was painted by John Cannon. Rick added a face and body language that shows a connection between the woman and the serpent. The cover art above is under copyright and can’t be reproduced without permission from the owner Joseph Clay and the Artist Rick Chappell.

The second edition shows more and tells less, and is formatted different, which makes the book longer. For more on how the second edition came about you can read the following blogs, “When is a second edition needed?”, Birth of the Demons.“, “Piecing it all together.”

John Cannon drew all the illustrations for the first edition, there were six in the printed version. Once the second edition was complete, due to the new formatting, I needed more illustrations. John drew seven more bringing the total to thirteen sketches. Some of the sketches from the first edition were relocated to different sections of the second edition.

John Cannon is an artist here in the Nashville. His studio is located in the Five Points area of East Nashville at the Idea Hatchery, 1108 Woodland St. Visit him there or check out his website johncannonart, you won’t be disappointed.

The new format breaks the book up into parts and each part has a sketch on the lead in page. Below are the sketches as they appear in the second edition. All sketches below are under copyright and can’t be reproduced without permission from the owner Joseph Clay and the Artist John Cannon.

© 2014-2016 Joseph Clay, John Cannon, John Cannon Fine Art

Part One – A DEMON PRESENCE – © 2014-2016 Joseph Clay, John Cannon, John Cannon Fine Art

 

Part 2 Debra Wright

Part Two – THE RELEASE OF DEBRA WRIGHT – © 2016 Joseph Clay, John Cannon, John Cannon Fine Art

 

Demon

Part Three – STARTING ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE – ©2014 – 2016 Joseph Clay, John Cannon, John Cannon Fine Art

 

 

 

Part 4 Patricia Mitchell

Part Four – FREEDOM FOR PATRICIA MITCHELL – ©2016 Joseph Clay, John Cannon, John Cannon Fine Art

 

Falls

Part Five – JUNGLE ICE – ©2014 – 2016 Joseph Clay, John Cannon, John Cannon Fine Art

 

Part 6 Hotlanta

Part Six – HOTLANTA – ©2016 Joseph Clay, John Cannon, John Cannon Fine Art

 

Part 7 Stars Lone Star State

Part Seven – STARS IN THE LONE STAR STATE – ©2016 Joseph Clay, John Cannon, John Cannon Fine Art

 

Herd

Part Eight – THE BARREN WASTELAND – ©2014 – 2016 Joseph Clay, John Cannon, John Cannon Fine Art

 

Radio

Part Nine – WHO’S IN CHARGE – ©2014 – 2016 Joseph Clay, John Cannon, John Cannon Fine Art

 

The Games

Part Ten – PRE-TRIAL MOTIONS – ©2014 – 2016 Joseph Clay, John Cannon, John Cannon Fine Art

 

Part 11 Plea deal

Part Eleven – PLEA DEAL OFFERED – ©2016 Joseph Clay, John Cannon, John Cannon Fine Art

 

Part 12 The Trail

Part Twelve – THE TRIAL – ©2016 Joseph Clay, John Cannon, John Cannon Fine Art

 

Part 13 Killer Smile

Part Thirteen – FREEDOM WITH A KILLER SMILE – ©2016 Joseph Clay, John Cannon, John Cannon Fine Art

 

Other blogs in this series; When is a second edition needed?Birth of the DemonsPiecing it all together Who is Debra Lynn Wright Who is Patricia Sue MitchellWho is Levi Colt West The Demons A deal too good to be true.

Demons of the Jungle, second edition, will go on sale Feb.5, 2016, The book will be available on Kindle, Nook, Smashwords, and other e-book outlets. For a paperback copy visit Amazon, or for a personalized autographed copy, at no extra charge, visit the official website AuthorJosephClay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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