Once more, I’ve begun to rework the covers for my books.
So far, only the first one in the series has received the overhaul, but the plan is to do the others as well. Most likely, I’ll do one book per week, so as to rest my arm/shoulder in between. I don’t want to risk tearing up my old muscle injuries again, so it’s better to take it slow.
The new cover for Last Fight of the Old Hound looks like this, and I’ve included the new blurb as well:
You always hurt the ones you love.
Sixteen years ago, Roy van Waldenberger made a promise to the woman he loved, and it’s ruled his life ever since:
No cheating. No lies.
An aging veteran of the werewolf blood sports scene, Roy’s bestial side grows ever stronger, and it won’t be long until it takes over completely.
With the last fight of his career coming up, the Syndicate demands he let the young challenger win, and they won’t take no for an answer.
An impossible task.
The wolf within him cares not for human intrigues or consequences. The wolf fights to win. Always.
To save the few people he still cares about, Roy must turn his back on everything he believes in, break the promise he made, and defeat his own inner beast.
He’s not sure he can.
He’s not sure he wants to…
I feel like this better represents the feel of the book. The previous cover looked cool, but it hinted to much at brutal action, and that’s just not what my story is about.
Sure, there’s action, but the focus is on Roy and his moral dilemma – whether to cheat or not.
This cover also hints at the conflict between the two identities of the main character – Roy himself, and the aspect of the wolf that lives within the forest of his mind. As always, I’m having high hopes for it, but whether it actually works any wonders or not remains to be seen.
Wish me luck. 🙂