Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Sword and Planet Images

I'm working on a secret Sword and Planet short story project right now, and having fun with it. As I've said  before, to me, Sword and Planet fiction is just about the most fun you can have in writing.  It's sheer adventure. In order to recapture the feel for the genre, I've been rereading sections of my Talera books, and damn if I don't like them pretty well. That led me to create a few images using the back cover blurbs for the three books, something I hope might spark interest in folks to read them. All three are available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble, of course, as both print versions and ebooks.  Anyway, I'm posting my three images below. What do you think?  Decent advertisements for the books? Or not?  Click on the images to make them bigger!





29 comments:

David J. West said...

I like them, they have a very pulp (and as you mentioned) fun feel about them.

Looking forward to your return to Talera I presume.

Charles Gramlich said...

David J., I'll be able to reveal more pretty soon.

Kaleo Griffith said...

I think they're terrific Charles.
By the way, I very much enjoyed voicing the audiobooks for all three. I am now a big fan of your work!
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Deka Black said...

I like them. They could be used in audio advertising.

Greg said...

cool images! especially the skull.

the walking man said...

I found the gray the most appealing to me visually, yet all three had an air of the titles in them. Bon chance mon ami!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Yes, pulp feel like the John Carter books. I dig that style and genre. You have me hooked on that alone!

Tom Doolan said...

I would echo wat the walking man said. the gray one looks best, but they all are very appealing. I have all three of these on my Kindle and and currently enjoying the first one (as I get time to read it).

Charles Gramlich said...

Kaleo, I did not know that part of it was already underway. Cool! Thanks for dropping by

Deka, thankee. I'm considering doing some you tube readings of stuff like this.

Greg, I couldn't find other things quite that equal in the public domain.

Mark,I tried to mach the colors somewhat to the colors of the books, red, maroon, black, but had to take liberties to get them readable.

Alex, thanks, I'm reading some John carter related stuff now. Lots of fun.

Tom, I appreciate that, man.

Paul R. McNamee said...

They look great!

Bernard Lee DeLeo said...

I really like the idea. Short, concise, and eye catching.

Oscar said...

Very nice! I like the animal one.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I wish I lived in this world. It must allow a great freeing up of the imagination.

Shauna Roberts said...

I think the images are a good idea. They always attract me, at any rate.

X. Dell said...

David took the words right out of my mouth.

Okay, so I wasn't going to say them out loud. But it's better than writing "took the words right out of my fingers."

Erik Donald France said...

Cooooooool~! I dig ~

The Golden Eagle said...

Those are cool images!

cloudia charters said...

Your audience will be attracted to those



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Charles Gramlich said...

Paul, thankee, man.

Bernard, thanks. Trying anything to get a little bit of notice out there.

Oscar, I found that on a mythological website. Public domain.

Patti, I do live there at times. It is pretty cool. :)

Shauna, I know that most folks really do like images and I have to admit for something like this I think they are needed.

X-Dell, all will be revealed! Eventually.

Erik, thanks, man.

Golden Eagle, thank you.

Cloudia, I hope so!

laughingwolf said...

what dj sez...

Charles Gramlich said...

Laughingwolf, thankee!

Rick said...

Brilliant, Charles! I love them.

Charles Gramlich said...

Rick, thanks, I'm glad. I kinda like 'em too.

G. B. Miller said...

Cool stuff.

Charles Gramlich said...

G.B. glad you enjoyed!

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

The WINGS OVER TALERA image is particularly good. I really liked it.

David Cranmer said...

I've enjoyed working on our "Vin of Venus" sword and planet series. Truest of the true pulp fiction. And I'm looking forward to your secret project, Charles.

Travis Cody said...

Great images. I've read all three Talera books and thoroughly enjoyed them. Sword and planet isn't a genre I've read extensively, so your books were a great introduction to how much fun a reader can have with them.

Charles Gramlich said...

Prashant, thankee. I think the third blurb is my favorite but I like them all pretty well.

David Cranmer, absolutely.

Travis Cody, I've very glad you enjoyed!