leerz got their new book cover by running a design contest:
FACE OF GREED - the new thriller by award-winning author James L'Etoile
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Face of Greed
James L’Etoile uses his twenty-nine years behind bars as an influence in his award-winning novels, short stories, and screenplays. He is a former associate warden in a maximum-security prison, a hostage negotiator, facility captain, and director of California’s state parole system. He is a nationally recognized expert witness on prison and jail operations. He has been twice nominated for the Silver Falchion for Best Procedural Mystery and Best Thriller, as well as The Bill Crider Award for short fiction. His published novels include Dead Drop, Black Label, At What Cost, Bury the Past, and Little River. L’Etoile’s Black Label garnered a Silver Falchion Award for the Best Book by an Attending Author at the 2022 Killer Nashville Conference. You can find out more at www.jamesletoile.com
Detective Emily Parker and her partner Javier Medina are called to the scene of a brutal home invasion and murder. At first glance, it appears a crime of opportunity gone horribly wrong. Emily soon finds there’s more to the crime and the dead man, uncovering a web of secrets, deceit, and corruption. The city’s political elite want a quick solve. Darker forces want the case buried. Torn between the high-stakes investigation and caring for her mother with early onset Alzheimer’s, Emily struggles to find a balance. Emily discovers the dead man blackmailed a federal prosecutor to turn over files on an organized crime investigation. When the files disappear, a grieving widow and a prison gang to scramble for control the dead man’s secrets. A deadly game of greed and deception pulls Emily deeper into the shadowy world of gang violence and retribution. Emily walks the razor’s edge to identify the killer without becoming the next victim.
Face of Greed is perfect for readers who like crime fiction with strong female protagonists, readers who like police procedurals and thrillers, readers who like twisty plots, and readers who like a fast-paced story.
Book cover type
While this book does deal with the darker elements of society, I don’t believe the tone is dark, or unrelentingly bleak. Elements for the cover could include a pile of blood-stained cash, a bent and tarnished police badge, a home invasion scene with broken door, and open safe, perhaps a woman investigator in profile (not in high heels). Examples of covers setting the mood are attached for inspiration. Maybe a riff on Hurwitz’s They’re Watching...a home invasion scene with an door open?
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at $409.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their book cover.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
leerz collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
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