Freehaven Online: Archangel (Archangel Book 1)

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  1. Jun

    Jun Level 13 (Assassin) LitRPG Author Citizen

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    Started messing around in Photoshop after Winter Dungeonland was released, because it helps inspire me for future novels. I was originally planning to write Cupcake Keep Under Siege and then Archangel, but I'm feeling more inspired about Archangel at the moment.

    Maybe I just need a break from the high fantasy world, and want to drop into UF for a bit. It'll still be LitRPG but it's a very different flavor from most others out there. Like I said, think dark UF.

    This is the current cover draft.
     
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    Love the concept.
     
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    Thanks. I need to get my plate cleared so I can get on writing it. :)
     
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    Sounds epic! Will check it out when it's ready.
     
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    I've only read your first book, but I really enjoy the series! Good work, and I like the cover idea :D
     
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    Grats on the audiobook launch! How's this one coming along?
     
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    It's just in the mapping stage until I finish my alien abduction book.
     
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    Ooh. Another plot idea. Hacker in the future goes into writers' brains and steals ideas for novels they haven't written yet.
     
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    They kinda did that in Future Man with popular dances and songs... and technology for that matter “black apple.”
     
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    Good to know.
     
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    Talking to an artist on Deviant Art after seeing an illustration that spoke to me. He's open to selling me the rights to the image. If I used it as a cover it'd have a very different feel from the original.

    Note: The text is just there for placement. I know it's not blended and fails to pop.

    Thoughts on artwork, original vs this one?

    I like this one because I imagine her shopping for upgrades on one monitor while monitoring for distress calls on the other.

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    Honestly, I like this one more than your abstract ones. Looks like it fits the genre well. Great find!
     
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    I like it too. At this rate I'll probably go with it. I think this is the first time the artist has ever sold art for use on a book cover, so I'm trying to get him up to speed on what is and isn't normal in the book cover world.

    Examples:
    - No you may not have a percentage of my royalties
    - Yes you may use it in your portfolio, or even sell the image to someone else as long as it's not an exclusive agreement
    - This is what I typically pay for cover art, this is what I pay for a completed book cover from a professional designer.

    ... and so on.

    He's receptive so that's a good thing. I want this cover to have a different feel from the others due to the change in setting (real world).
     
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    Went ahead and bought the cover art. Waiting for the high res version now
     
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    Got the high res files. Started messing around a bit more. Changed the shading on the text and added subtle angel wings behind the title to give it more contrast.

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