I need a cover for my novel, 30 Pieces of Silver.
It is a controversial historical thriller along the lines of The Da Vinci Code and the works of James Rollins and Steve Berry.
I have a current cover, however it will be re-released soon and I want a more textured/detailed cover.
The cover MUST have silver coins (perhaps spilling from a leather purse consistent with Jesus era goods) featured.
The cover colors should be done in silvers and burgundies. I do NOT want yellows/golds/browns etc. It clashes with the central theme of 30 Pieces of Silver :-)
We also need some modern elements to the cover since the story takes place in current day with sections that go back and look at Jesus's story.
These current elements could be helicopters, modern guns, bullets/bullet holes/cross hairs etc.
I do NOT want any churches/cathedrals/crosses on the cover.
I especially do not want any religious icons caught in the cross hair of anything. I do NOT want to imply this book in any way is an attack on any religion.
Ancient elements that could be used are Joshua trees. Wind swept cyprus trees. A sandaled foot. The corner of an ancient robe.
I also do NOT want any people on the cover.
As you can see, I am going to be very specific regarding this cover. The book has already sold over 50,000 copies and I hope to sell many, many more.
Also be sure to check your cover design looks good in thumbnail. This is honestly where most books are bought from these days so it must look fantastic large, but equally good small.
This cover must look like it came out of New York publishing house.
Here are the links to the covers I like, however use your imagination...
I have had very good luck in the past with 99 Designs and look forward to seeing some great covers!