Aura is my fantasy novel about three siblings, fraternal triplets, trying to survive in a land of evil. The book has sold 136 copies to date, despite a 4.8 average over four reviews, and what one reviewer said, “This has got to be one of the best reads available in this genre.” So as an experiment I commissioned a new cover for the book on the advice of a fan who owns a bookstore.
I am very impressed with this cover, which is now live on Amazon both for ebooks and paperback. It was created by friend and fellow Tallahassee Writer’s Association member Elizabeth Babski, who runs Babski Creative Studios. She worked very closely with me to get just what I wanted, from the faces of the triplets, to the pyramid and dragon. I think that she did a great job, and soon I will start to promote the book with this new cover and see what happens. She also designed a book themed logo.
I am seriously thinking of having her design the cover for the Exodus 4 book I will be putting out in the Fall. For those looking for a unique and professionally designed cover, I can think of no better place to go.
Aura, my high fantasy novel about three siblings, fraternal triplets, fighting for survival in an evil land, will be free on Amazon from Friday, 4/26/2013 to Monday, 4/29/2013. In this land the Aura determines ones future. A strong aura will lead to a priest or mage, a normal aura a normal farmer or store keep, or a soldier. A weak aura will become a slave or laborer, while one with no aura is considered an abomination, one who cannot be controlled by magic, and the ultimate threat to the hierarchy. Into this land are born the triplets, one with a supreme aura that makes her the target of the Dragon God, who is in search of a new avatar to hold his essence on Earth. It will give her great power, at the cost of the destruction of her soul. One of her brothers is born with a weak aura and is sold into slavery, to eventually become a gladiator in the arena. The third is born without an aura, and is rescued from death by an order of assassins who kill magic users who abuse their power. The girl grows past puberty, and she is about to become the avatar of the Dragon God. It is up to her brothers to rescue her from a fate that is truly worse than death. Four reviews so far, with a 4.8 average. And one that I believe lovers of high fantasy will like.
Tomorrow I am going to attempt to put out my first news letter. I put the link to the mailchimp newsletter in my books in January. Since then I have sold over ten thousand books, but only forty-three people have so far signed up for it. It will be an experiment. Hopefully the subscription list will grow as I add content. Nothing I can do on my end, but put it out and publicize it.
I am halfway through the first revision of Exodus: Book 3. Should be finished this week, then will do the grammar and spelling checks, then off to the fan who has agreed to proofread it. Hopefully still out by the middle to end of May.