I’ve been working hard and fast on my next book in the Dark Seas Series, On the Shores of a Dark Sea.
Tonight I was editing and got to the point I don’t think I was catching much. Time to shift gears when that happens, so I got to work on the cover for that book. Here it is, in preliminary form. Changes happen, but I sort of like this one. It grows on me as I look at it.
All of the art is original, of course, except the galaxy image that I lifted from my friend the Hubble Telescope. The ocean was originally a photograph as well, but I edited it so heavily it doesn’t look very much like the original photo.
This book has a gas giant, although it would probably be a lot darker than the one pictured. It would be the color of coal most of the time. There is a scene by the ocean, in fact it’s a fairly pivotal part of the book. The sky is green, the star in this star system is a K4 orange dwarf and the atmosphere of Refuge is different than Earths. Since the star is one step down on the spectrum from our G2 class yellow dwarf, I stepped the sky down on spot as well. From blue sky to green sky. Just a whim thing, I don’t have any idea if that would actually happen.
Tomorrow I’m back to editing text. If nobody has any objections to this cover on here or Facebook, I’ll probably be published in the next few weeks.