Been thinking of how I can rework the covers to make them more exciting and more like movie posters.
Not sure how I will pull it off but I will figure out a way.
The book covers to me have no pizzazz.
Yes, I created the covers.
Yes, I drew the covers.
But to me they do not pop like I want them to.
Although, I hear that people like the cover to the Phoenix Hunter.
I happen to like the cover to Mind Games myself as well as the Grimoire of Darkness cover.
But I have not created the Odyssey Star: Into the Darkness cover because I am not satisfied with the cover itself.
I have the basic layout I want but not satisfied with how the artwork turned out. Not sure one of the characters on the cover needs to be there or I am missing a character on the cover. Not sure..
Oh well, I am thinking aloud.
As I sit here and go through the work of moving all my books into one KDP account and doing some rebranding, I realize that the rebranding was not as necessary as I thought.
I may go back and fix things but still tie them all together within the same saga but in separate subseries of the main series, if that makes any sense.
Grimoire of Darkness is truly the third of the the Phoenix Hunter series, but it also has other characters crossover from Mind Games and Cyprus Falls Coven series. This book also leads into the next Moontripper book, Order of the Blue Moon.
It is not easy to write an interconnected series with subseries of books as well, but I am finding it rather intriguing and challenging as well as a bit fun.
Look for the METAVERSE Books Grimoire of Darkness (Metaverse: Phoenix Hunter #3) tomorrow and Order of the Blue Moon: A Moontripper Novel (Metaverse: Moontripper #2) on April 20th, 2018.
There will soon be a change in the logos of all the books back to there respective subseries logos that are already created. They will coincide with the next release and update to the METAVERSE saga.
I have already transferred all the METAVERSE books' digital copies to the same KDP account. While doing that, I streamlined them from multiple series to just one. They are under the same banner as METAVERSE.
Now, I am reformatting the books to have the same aesthetic throughout. This includes the interior page format and the logos. As I get the paperbacks ready, I am setting up the presale for the digital format of GRIMOIRE OF DARKNESS, the 6th book in the series. I am currently writing ORDER OF THE BLUE MOON as well.
Check out the new editions at Amazon.com
The manuscript to Grimoire of Darkness is completed! I am now working on the back information of the book as well as the preview to the next book in the Metaverse saga, Order of the Blue Moon (Moontripper #2). This book stems off right from the Epilogue of Grimoire of Darkness (the Phoenix Hunter #3).
At the same time I am working on the completion of the cover to GRIMOIRE OF DARKNESS.
GRIMOIRE OF DARKNESS is scheduled for release Feb 16, 2018.
The covers to the books in each of the series will have a slightly different look than before... Not much of a difference really. Just a more cohesive look to go with each of the series as I move them onto one KDP. I will update the looks to the books and the forthcoming books such as GRIMOIRE OF DARKNESS and ORDER OF THE BLUE MOON.
You will notice a more prominent series title presence on the first and subsequent books in each series from METAVERSE PRESS. Each book in each series combines for an overall story of the METAVERSE. Characters will go into outerspace, travel through telwpostation to other realms, and more...
With GRIMOIRE OF DARKNESS already being written, I am starting to get the feel for the next book in the METAVERSE, ORDER OF THE BLUE MOON. The ORDER OF THE BLUE MOON is already starting to take some shape as I get into the middle of GRIMOIRE OF DARKNESS.
I have never gotten to these books in the past as I have worked on these various series. But I think they are coming along great. I cannot wait to continue these series through and through.
Sorry about the lapses in time between the previous post and this.
I am trying to get on a semblance of a normal schedule with my posts, but life has a way of making things harder than expected.
As all formats of Mind Games are completed, I have shifted my focus onto the next part of the METAVERSE, Grimoire of Darkness: the Phoenix Hunter III.
The original version of this story that I started many years ago and halted because I had trouble writing it was called the Mystic Tome. Now I am rolling with the story. The first two chapters of the story are in the back of Mind Games. With Grimoire of Darkness, there is time to complete this book. It is not due out til February 18, 2018.
Here is Chapter 1 below:
Started the typing process to the beginning of the sixth installment of the METAVERSE.
The sixth installment of the METAVERSE is the third book of the Phoenix Hunter, which is Grimoire of Darkness.
Grimoire of Darkness will, also, be translated into foreign languages as well.
Also, the METAVERSE has 31 books on the schedule thus far. Other books are in the process of being worked upon. But the schedule is just tentative until the books are written and published. I will adjust the schedule as I see fit. I have adjusted to fit the story of The Games Begin into the overall story of the Mind Games series.
Some characters will transverse over into other series. There are plans for Destiny to show up in the Arcanum series. Michel LeBeouf will show up in a very important roll in Order of the Blue Moon. the Phoenix Hunter has crossed over with the other series of the METAVERSE.
Harmony will have its own series and does not connect to the METAVERSE.
Odyssey*Star will arrive in it own time. It may not be the same saga as before. I am still contemplating what Odyssey * Star will entail when it comes back. It may or may not come in contact with the METAVERSE. I doubt it will.
METAVERSE PRESS will keep the book series in its run that is already there. But METAVERSE starting in 2018 will likely cut down to publishing four books a year so that October can be other projects I am writing. METAVERSE will publish in Feb, Apr, June, and August. Each current series will have a specific month to publish in.
Stay tuned for more updates...
Three books are in progress at this point...
I am in the midst of typing MIND GAMES for its release on October 20th. The book is on pre-order at your favorite online bookstore.
GRIMOIRE OF DARKNESS: THE PHOENIX HUNTER III is being written by hand at the moment. I find writing this way to be somewhat easier than staring at a blank screen all the time. It will release next year on Feb 21st tentatively.
HARMONY, not a part of the METAVERSE and in a separate line of stories all together, arrives late next year. It will be
Bryan Rainey is the author of the METAVERSE and Odyssey Star sagas. He is also the publisher and cover artist of the books.