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Vote here for the cover you like best for Fellowship of Psys. (See my journal or home page slide show for artwork.) 

54%
38 deviants said The purple cave cover
21%
15 deviants said The rainbow cover... or Flamebow, as Heather calls it.
11%
8 deviants said The orange flaming head of hair cover
8%
6 deviants said I can't choose (explain in comment).
4%
3 deviants said Fellowship of WHAT??!
1%
1 deviant said I hate them all.

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:iconshayerahol22:
shayerahol22 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
Probably cover one or cover three. XD I'm really leaning towards the rainbow one.
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:icondenlm:
denlm Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
We'll probably end up using all of them but on different books with a few variations. Stay tuned!
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shayerahol22 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
D: Don't you dare make me buy two!
xD 'Cause you know I won't be able to resist. :shakefish:
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:icondenlm:
denlm Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
You have time to save up. Book 2 isn't even a quarter complete yet. BTW, this is a trilogy. Bwuahahahaha.
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shayerahol22 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
XD You don't have to release them all at once. Anticipation! 8D
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:icondenlm:
denlm Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Of course not. Fellowship of Psys is the first novel in the trilogy and it is ready to go. Fellowship Lost is in the writing stage. And Fellowship Rising is still only in my head. Lol.
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shayerahol22 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
8D That sounds cool! c: Maybe by then some publisher will want to pick it up.
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:icondenlm:
denlm Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
I keep trying, but in the meantime... :iconbookplz:
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:iconstorm-bringer:
storm-bringer Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
Having a problem choosing between the purple cave and the flame one. The purple one has the symbolic factors to it, but for me, the fact that the top of her head is cut off kinda.. I dunno.. turns me off it? The flaming one is my next choice.. Not sure if I want to vote yet haha >.<
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:icondenlm:
denlm Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
Hmmm. Must consider the head posiiton on the cave cover then. Thank you... even if you did hedge on actually voting! lol.
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:iconstorm-bringer:
storm-bringer Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
Hehe :)
Just shoving my opinion down your throat, like usual >.<
I'll vote now, just for you :)
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:icondenlm:
denlm Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
:worship:
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Anna-Anonymous Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
question, when and where will this lovely book be available?
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:icondenlm:
denlm Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
When: in about 2 or 3 weeks. Where: through Lulu.com at first, and a few weeks later on Amazon.com. I will also have a website up soon where you can place advance orders. Thanks for your interest. :heart:
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Anna-Anonymous Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
welcome. <3 your writing is amazing. :)
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:icondenlm:
denlm Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
Thank you. :blush:
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:iconleyghan:
leyghan Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Definitely purple cave cover. It just 'feels' right to me. :)
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:icondenlm:
denlm Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
It looks to be the favorite by quite a margin. :heart:
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:iconarcharad:
ArchArad Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
The purple cave or purple flame covers.

Heather did a great job.
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:icondenlm:
denlm Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
Didn't she though! Thanks for expressing an opinion.
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Penfury Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
I voted the purple cave cover. I think Katarthis has the reasons nailed. :) Rainbow would be my second choice, but I think the bars need a lighter touch. It kind of reminds me of 'we are experiencing technical difficulties, please stand by' Of course, your targetted readers are too young to recall that. ;p
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:icondenlm:
denlm Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
Thanks. I was waiting for your reaction. Did you go over to see Heather's variation on the flaming girl cover? Check it out in her gallery. And try to let me know what you think. I'm still leaning toward the cave, but this new one has a certain glam to it.
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:iconpenfury:
Penfury Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
It is pretty neat. I like the cave best, but I've read the whole thing ... more than once. I think you should pay attention to those who comment without having read Fellowship.
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:icondenlm:
denlm Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
I'm trying to balance both readers and nonreaders... the first because they know the feel of the book, and I want the cover to express that; the others because I want to be sure the cover draws attention. The purple cave is winning in both categories.
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Penfury Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
:D
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TwistedViper Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
Honestly, I liked the cover that was very white. It was just very eye catching and VERY pretty; out of all of them I would have chosen that one. However with the choices given, I'd say the orange flamed one. The purple one is nice but just doesn't seem right, and the flamebow is way, WAY too busy. Not that it isn't nice, but there's just too much there imo. Good luck!
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:icondenlm:
denlm Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
I'm not sure I understand what "very white" cover?
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:icontwistedviper:
TwistedViper Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
I meant this one. Sorry if you didn't want to include this one, I just watch Lunatic and she said it was one of the choices ><
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:icondenlm:
denlm Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
But I did include that one. It's one of the three to choose from. We've been calling it the purple cave cover. Glad you like it.
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:icontwistedviper:
TwistedViper Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
Oh. Derp. P:
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:icondenlm:
denlm Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
s'okay. :pat:
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TwistedViper Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
:icondurrhurrplz:
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TherapudicCaffeine Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
Well I voted Flamebow, but upon closer inspection I chose just the regular one of her on fire. It was a tough choice; originally I though the purple one because it wasn't too busy, but then I realized it was kind of too pale. The Flamebow looked good as a thumbnail, but not as great when I saw the whole thing. And finally (this is all starting to sound like the Three Little Bears) after considering the fire one for a while it just seemed right. The artist did a very good job on all three of them by the way!
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:icondenlm:
denlm Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
Didn't she though? Thanks for explaining your choice and how you came to your decision. That's the kind of response I was hoping for from people.
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davidanaandrake Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Professional Writer
I chose the flame one, mostly because of it's impact. It'll grab people's attention on the shelves. And the visual of the fire suggests much action and struggle, and there's a lot of that in Fellowship. :3

I think the purple one shows the most "truth" of the story with the cave and that you can see her hair and eyes and stuff, but the impact is much less.
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:icondenlm:
denlm Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
That's what I thought everyone would say. To my surprise, my primary target audience (females 13-20) almost all like the purple cave. It's going to take some serious internal debating on my part to pick just one. I guess I'll just have to save the others to be repurposed for books 2 and 3. Lol.
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:icondavidanaandrake:
davidanaandrake Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Professional Writer
:3 I'm sure you'll figure out what works best for you.
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:icondenlm:
denlm Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
Yes. But it ain't easy! Lol.
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:iconfreyad-dryden:
Freyad-Dryden Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
The orange flame or the purple cave. Whichever one is more suited to the story.
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:icondenlm:
denlm Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
Thank you. I appreciate the comment.
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Freyad-Dryden Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
Always happy to be helpful.
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ShadowlessSilence Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
I chose the orange flame colour. I thought the flamebow was pretty but too busy and somehow didn't look quite right. The white/purple one is nice but the pale cover with a face design is far too popular at the moment. I also think it makes her seem weaker than when she is covered in flames, as though she is going to be a victim in the story rather than a protagonist. The orange flame one makes you instantly wonder what it will be about, I think.

Sorry if this sounds horribly critical, I really do think that they are all very beautiful, I just wanted to explain my choice in case any of it was relevant.
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:icondenlm:
denlm Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
This is the kind of comment I was hoping for. Not too critical at all. This is a kind of focus group to see what my target audience thinks. So what you had to say was important. Thank you.
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mystery-of-sorrow Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
I voted for the orange flame cover. I'm pimp like that. It'll pop though, yellows and oranges always do. Plus the text is easiest to read... and most importantly, she's :onfire:
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:icondenlm:
denlm Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
Yuck yuck yuck. She has no match.

FYI, almost all the graphic designers felt as you did about that cover. BUT a million other folks said it made them think of Carrie, Firestarter or a horror sci-fi novel. Not good, not good.
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:iconmystery-of-sorrow:
mystery-of-sorrow Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
So then no one catches on fire...?
:cry:

What is the one thing you want to tell potential readers that the book is about. That should be your cover.
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:icondenlm:
denlm Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
That this is a tale about an underground society -- literally -- and the hero is a young female with extraordinary psychic powers. Help any? I thought not.
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:iconmystery-of-sorrow:
mystery-of-sorrow Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
None of these exactly scream underground cave dweller with psychic powers. The yellow one is too flamey for certain, but still looks the best. I'd write a whole book just to use that cover.

The title of the book is Fellowship... so I'm wondering where the rest of the folk are? The rainbow one at least implied a variety of people. Though if there was any significant meaning to the colors (ala Power Rangers or something of that ilk) I wouldn't know.

Theres a billion things you could do. Using a warp filter around the head is the right idea, but maybe flames aren't.

Generally when designing books, loot at what is selling and emulate that. Logos do well, too. Like [link] or my mos. If you can hit on a great one, it ties your books together and becomes instantly recognizable. Plus since they're this secret society... well, you know. People eat that up and it becomes a fashion accessory. That = $$$$.
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:icondenlm:
denlm Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
Not big on screaming... and the novel has mystery too. It is not strictly sci-fi/occultish, if you know what I mean. There's romance and a bit of subtle comment about the state of society in general and THIS Guild society a lot. Those who have read the book are also heavily in favor of the purple cover, which is also swaying me. How did you like Heather's purple version of the flame girl? Still too Carrie-like? Or did it have a more occultish feel?

Oh, and yes, the colors represented the levels of this society: a kind of apartheid of psychics.
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:iconmystery-of-sorrow:
mystery-of-sorrow Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
Romance?!?!!? LOL

I favor the purple flame color. But I'm pro-people-on-fire. That's just me.
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