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Post by Serethil » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:15 am

Loving fantasy since 1960 or so, FRPGs since 1975 (appx), and CRPGs since 1985....

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Wood, bronze, iron; water, fire, stone:
Five will return, and one go on alone.

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Post by Serethil » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:16 am

Makes me cry.

Love you John.
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Post by Aireal » Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:55 am

The idea hit me.. and.... I like it!

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Post by Serethil » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:58 pm

Oh nice! At first I thought it was butterflies - but it's hibiscus!
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Post by Aireal » Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:12 am

Thanks Sis.. Each flower has it's own picture, so it took a while to do, but the only really clear picture is the Ship at sunset..
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Post by Serethil » Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:04 pm

It would be a lot better at a bigger size/resolution - I had to make it HUGE to really see the ship.... Someone in Hawai'i would seriously LOVE that!
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Post by Aireal » Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:33 pm

I don't know why that posted so small, each flower has a picture.. the Sunset ship is the only one that is... clear? really readable to the eye? I did that on purpose, it's supposed to draw the eye to the center.

Yeah I like that one.. it's the only one i will use again.. and I am trying to figure out how to make it a good centerpiece.. I'll get it. I'm in a writting slump.. soooo got nothing better to do.
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Post by Aireal » Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:51 pm

OK soo a quick picture... but it high-lites Hibiscus/sunset
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Post by Serethil » Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:31 pm

Love it!
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Post by Aireal » Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:20 am

I'm still working on some A =D stuff with Hearts on Fire.. re-writing a couple things so that what is happening "now" makes sense instead of a "WTF" reaction because B and C never happened and D doesn't make sense. So I worked on a new cover today.. as I have never been happy with the really dark cover for this one. It need's tweaking still..but closer! The clouds are too...dense?
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Post by Serethil » Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:56 pm

I like it! No, I think the clouds are fine with that hint of fire in them!
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Post by Aireal » Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:07 pm

Thanks Sis! I have a craft fair coming up, so I am putting a lot of energy into that.. I had wanted "Hearts" to be done by Christmas, but.. way to much writting to be done, even if I know exactly how most of it is going to be.
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Post by Aireal » Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:24 am

This is the 1st err "draft" of the cover for a book called "The Rift" Not sure if it's going to be 1 or 2 books..
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I will have to tweak it a bit to make it work for a cover.. it's not proportioned right.

About the book
This will be a very graphic romance adventure...I won't be putting it here... as it would definitely be above and beyond the TOS!

Set in Hell and it's Realms and the area around Dallas ( what's left of it anyway )
A little bit about this.. so it makes a bit of sense!
Twenty minutes later, I was sitting at the guard house on our side of the ‘divide’, waiting for my turn to go through the gate. It always amazed me, the difference in the two sides of the ‘Divide’, no matter the time of day or night, our side was always in a state close to what humans called twilight.

I shook my head, Lucifer was pissed that day. Well truthfully, he was always pissed when some idiot ‘summoned’ him.

I snickered, four tween-age girls thought they were going to ‘summon’ him, only they didn’t speak Latin and really didn’t know what they were doing.

Instead of summoning Lucifer from Hell, they summoned Lucifer IN Hell. No seriously, a syntax error, that is what caused the Rift, to appear. What you saw from either side was a circular portion of the plane, surrounded by a large ‘rift’ or hole.

Normally spells just don’t work, you must have magic in the first place and most humans don’t OR you have to be able to summon it into a vessel. This is what those girls had, and old Athame, from a real witch.

Blood magic – four virgins used blood magic and managed to actually summon Lucifer in Hell, of course they didn’t have enough power to summon all of Hell, nor could Hell reside on Earth in total.

I’m pretty sure if the cost of the spell had not killed them and almost half a million people in the city of Dallas, the government would have put them on Death Row, not to die till they were over eighteen of course.

Even Luc finds it amusing that a portion of Hell now sits solidly in the middle of the conservative Christian Bible belt. Well they created us, Lucifer might be a “Fallen Angel”, but the rest of us were created by human imaginations, to torment them in Hell.

Funny right? You know that’s what demons are right? Nightmares created by humans, if they had not dreamed us we would not exist. Yep, even my kind – we are a woman’s worst nightmare. Created to pull men away from their loved one, though seriously we aren’t picky – men, women either will do.
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Kitara: Succubus, Law Enforcement agent/Hunter.. #3 ranked Hunter
Dex: Vampire ( Son of the Lord of Vampires .. would rather not follow in Dad's footsteps..#1 ranked Hunter/agent
Mother: Kitara's mother ( I have not found a name I like for her yet ) She is trying to keep Kitara from being "force-bonded" to a Demon Lord.
Azera: #2 Ranked agent/hunter, Seyris demon
Pyca: Agent/ Investigator- complete wiz with anything electronic, Gemlin demon.

Kitara, Zera & Pyca are part of a joint human task force to stop a paranormal serial killer.

The front part of the book will be about Kitara and her Mother trying to escape a Demon Lord that wants to force-bond to a Succubus to gain her power. The second part will be about how Kitara and Dex meet and become a couple and also become two of the best Hunter/ Agents ( BTW they are hunting for rogue demon's that escape Hell. )
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Anyway that's a little bit aboout the book.. yeah I know I get carried away!
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Post by Serethil » Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:57 pm

Interesting premise.... teenagers ARE the pits.... but they usually don't manage to add a hunk of Hell itself to the "normie" plane.... Cover draft's a bit busy and "lurid" colorwise for my taste but also interesting!
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Post by Aireal » Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:08 pm

Thanks Sis.. the Premise.. Well see I have to have a valid reason why my heroine would be a sex addict! Succubus sounds like a good idea..I have my own rules with it, but for the most part they follow the "traditional" idea. And of course, I need a good reason why and how a Succubus ( and other paranormal's) got to Earth.. not just that they did.

I was hoping to add to the story by having a visual of the two sides of the "Rift".. Oddly enough I only darkened the two towns, the sky color I got off of the "sunset" colors on the Dallas buildings or as close to it as I could! The other town ( somewhere in Eastern Europe or the Mid-east) I only darkened and upped the contrast.

I would prefer ( as my personal choice ) not to have people on my covers or at least not clear enough to have defined faces, but from all my reading, not only do I need people, I should probably have them half-naked in a sexualized pose. *Sex sells* and I would like to write for a living!

I won't give up on my other stories and I will do them, I just want a series that might allow me to work from home and just write..
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Post by Andra Hawksdaughter » Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:50 pm

This premise sounds like fun Are! About the cover, I know you'lll have work to do on it, but I like the 'premise' of that too, and definitely like seeing the people. :7:
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Post by Aireal » Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:10 pm

Thanks Sis.. I'll play with all the elements and try and get one that works. I kinda like the picture as it, though I Have a version with more around the edges, so that I can make it fit the book cover template.

I will probably mock up a few different ones, but with the same element and see which work best at the size that the book thumbprints show on line, when I get that far anyway. Everything is a slow crawl right now, as it's the busy season at work and I am exhausted by the time I get home.
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Post by Aireal » Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:48 pm

I'm in the process of making my own Christmas Cards..for on-line.. so these are works in progress

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Post by Serethil » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:41 pm

Oooo - nice! Love the one with the white wolf! And of course, dragons are ALWAYS good - that one has a bit of a Scots vibe!
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Post by Aireal » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:23 pm

He's a wee bit see through but that's an Arctic Fox... my son's favorite animal... his sign on is GlacialFox.
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