This thread originally asked for feedback on a possible cover, but I decided to go in a different direction and have removed it. Thanks to all who chimed in!
Thanks Francis. Your suggestion would be very cool. I had difficulty finding illustrations in general, though. (I felt fortunate to find this one.)MorrowWriter said:The yellow text on blue works well. The fonts are functional but do the job. I think the cover would look very cool if the coastguard chopper appeared to be hovering over the page (plan view), and spraying the water outwards. I don't know how easy it is to get that kind of stock image though.
Thanks jm. I'm really glad to get your feedback because a lighter rescue story is what I'm going for. I would never be able to match the authenticity or grit of the real Navy SEAL stories, so yeah, mine is a hybrid.jm2019 said:Gregg, it doesn't give a "military thriller" vibe to me. It feels like a more lighter rescue story (unless that's what you're going for). Feels like the cover could be more grittier/ominous or something...
Thanks Ember. Yeah, I think the green would throw everything off. Plus it seems a lot of Navy SEAL stuff has that navy and gold combo. I know having a cover about the Everglades without green is kind of crazy. I'll have to rely on the title for that.EmberKent said:With the reference to the Everglades, I think you could easily make the cover more serious with some added green. Some kind of combination between camouflage and lush tropics, maybe.
If you do add green, though, I'm not sure the yellow will work.
Thanks Writer. I'm glad for you feedback. I think the way you're perceiving the book is the way it is. Except it is a thriller but not a high octane end of the world kind of thriller. And there is humor but it's more realistic humor, as are the descriptions. I hear you about the helicopter but the Coast Guard one gives me a splash of color whereas the Blackhawk is pretty drab.Blocked Writer said:I know you've written some comedic Navy books. If this is mean to be in that vein, I don't get it from the cover. At the same time, if it's truly meant to be a thriller, then I don't get that either. My dad was a Navy pilot, and I grew up around the Navy, so I'd say the gold on blue colors work. But the helicopter doesn't look "Seal" to me. Maybe try a Blackhawk.