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Cover Art for Adrian Phoenix's Black Heart Loa (6/28/11)

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Re: Cover Art for Adrian Phoenix's Black Heart Loa (6/28/11)

Geez – it's all squished! Here's the link!

 

Paul

 

 

 

http://adrianphoenix.com/blog/2011/02/03/black-heart-loa-cover/

 

 

 

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Re: Cover Art for Adrian Phoenix's Black Heart Loa (6/28/11)

Paul,

 

I love this cover and am looking forward to reading both of Adrian's books this year.  I am saving the last of my birthday money to get Etched in Bone on the 22nd of this month.

 

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Re: Cover Art for Adrian Phoenix's Black Heart Loa (6/28/11)

Nice cover, love the details. Model still isn't ethinically correct (facilal bone structure)to the protagonist. But I will give much props to the consistant plot images being on the cover.

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Re: Cover Art for Adrian Phoenix's Black Heart Loa (6/28/11)

ACK!!  I still need to read Black Dust Mambo!!!

 

I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited for Etched in Bone...seems like forever since the last book!!!!

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SciFiCanuck wrote:

ACK!!  I still need to read Black Dust Mambo!!!

 

I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited for Etched in Bone...seems like forever since the last book!!!!


Don't sweat it. I just finished it this weekend. Her best stuff BTW.

 

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Re: Cover Art for Adrian Phoenix's Black Heart Loa (6/28/11)

I just got Etched in Bone today.... AWESOME.

 

Paul

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Re: Cover Art for Adrian Phoenix's Black Heart Loa (6/28/11)

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paulgoatallen wrote:

 


paulgoatallen wrote:

Geez – it's all squished! Here's the link!

 

Paul

 

http://adrianphoenix.com/blog/2011/02/03/black-heart-loa-cover/ 

 


I really like this cover. It's one of the best I've seen in terms of depicting the series' setting and main character. I plan on pre-ordering this book because I was thoroughly entertained by the hodoo/vodoo magic, characters, dialects, mystery, southern bayou ambiance and humor in 

 

 

Black Dust Mambo.

 

I love the swamp background and foreground. If it's simulated, it's very well done. (It sure beats Heartless!) And the diffuse/filtered lighting is particularly good. The model also isn't overly muscular or too busty; and, I approve. The all black outfit, especially the 'hot pants', are a little weird though. (What is it about UF covers and skimpily clad models?) In a swamp you'd want coverage against mosquitos, (like light cotton pants/skirt and long sleeves), not a midriff/cleavage bearing sleeveless top with short-shorts on the bottom. Given the status-quo for UF covers, the top would probably pass, but the (leather?) short-shorts on the bottom are really pushing the 'tasteless' envelope.    

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dalnewt wrote:

 


paulgoatallen wrote:

 


paulgoatallen wrote:

Geez – it's all squished! Here's the link!

 

Paul

 

http://adrianphoenix.com/blog/2011/02/03/black-heart-loa-cover/ 

 


I really like this cover. It's one of the best I've seen in terms of depicting the series' setting and main character. I plan on pre-ordering this book because I was thoroughly entertained by the hodoo/vodoo magic, characters, dialects, mystery, southern bayou ambiance and humor in 

 

 

Black Dust Mambo.

 

I love the swamp background and foreground. If it's simulated, it's very well done. (It sure beats Heartless!) And the diffuse/filtered lighting is particularly good. The model also isn't overly muscular or too busty; and, I approve. The all black outfit, especially the 'hot pants', are a little weird though. (What is it about UF covers and skimpily clad models?) In a swamp you'd want coverage against mosquitos, (like light cotton pants/skirt and long sleeves), not a midriff/cleavage bearing sleeveless top with short-shorts on the bottom. Given the status-quo for UF covers, the top would probably pass, but the (leather?) short-shorts on the bottom are really pushing the 'tasteless' envelope.    


 Not teasing (ok maybe a tad:smileytongue:)but.. what state were you in that clothes actually stopped a mosquito? If it's not leather thick you can for forget not getting bit though owns clothes every south state I've been in.:smileywink:

 

 

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Re: Cover Art for Adrian Phoenix's Black Heart Loa (6/28/11)

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TiggerBear wrote:

 


dalnewt wrote:

 


paulgoatallen wrote:

 


paulgoatallen wrote:

Geez – it's all squished! Here's the link!

 

Paul

 

http://adrianphoenix.com/blog/2011/02/03/black-heart-loa-cover/ 

 


I really like this cover. It's one of the best I've seen in terms of depicting the series' setting and main character. I plan on pre-ordering this book because I was thoroughly entertained by the hodoo/vodoo magic, characters, dialects, mystery, southern bayou ambiance and humor in 

 

 

Black Dust Mambo.

 

I love the swamp background and foreground. If it's simulated, it's very well done. (It sure beats Heartless!) And the diffuse/filtered lighting is particularly good. The model also isn't overly muscular or too busty; and, I approve. The all black outfit, especially the 'hot pants', are a little weird though. (What is it about UF covers and skimpily clad models?) In a swamp you'd want coverage against mosquitos, (like light cotton pants/skirt and long sleeves), not a midriff/cleavage bearing sleeveless top with short-shorts on the bottom. Given the status-quo for UF covers, the top would probably pass, but the (leather?) short-shorts on the bottom are really pushing the 'tasteless' envelope.    


 Not teasing (ok maybe a tad:smileytongue:)but.. what state were you in that clothes actually stopped a mosquito? If it's not leather thick you can for forget not getting bit though owns clothes every south state I've been in.:smileywink:

 

 


Any closely woven cotton actually. You know, something similar to the weave of safari clothes. And, sometimes the mosquitos do get through, but sometimes they don't. I really dislike deet. And the states, well, mainly midwestern ones. Wisconsin around a small lake in the summertime is mosquito city. And Michigan is also a b*tch. 

 

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Re: Cover Art for Adrian Phoenix's Black Heart Loa (6/28/11)

 


dalnewt wrote:

 


TiggerBear wrote:

 


dalnewt wrote:

 


paulgoatallen wrote:

 


paulgoatallen wrote:

Geez – it's all squished! Here's the link!

 

Paul

 

http://adrianphoenix.com/blog/2011/02/03/black-heart-loa-cover/ 

 


I really like this cover. It's one of the best I've seen in terms of depicting the series' setting and main character. I plan on pre-ordering this book because I was thoroughly entertained by the hodoo/vodoo magic, characters, dialects, mystery, southern bayou ambiance and humor in 

 

 

Black Dust Mambo.

 

I love the swamp background and foreground. If it's simulated, it's very well done. (It sure beats Heartless!) And the diffuse/filtered lighting is particularly good. The model also isn't overly muscular or too busty; and, I approve. The all black outfit, especially the 'hot pants', are a little weird though. (What is it about UF covers and skimpily clad models?) In a swamp you'd want coverage against mosquitos, (like light cotton pants/skirt and long sleeves), not a midriff/cleavage bearing sleeveless top with short-shorts on the bottom. Given the status-quo for UF covers, the top would probably pass, but the (leather?) short-shorts on the bottom are really pushing the 'tasteless' envelope.    


 Not teasing (ok maybe a tad:smileytongue:)but.. what state were you in that clothes actually stopped a mosquito? If it's not leather thick you can for forget not getting bit though owns clothes every south state I've been in.:smileywink:

 

 


Any closely woven cotton actually. You know, something similar to the weave of safari clothes. And, sometimes the mosquitos do get through, but sometimes they don't. I really dislike deet. And the states, well, mainly midwestern ones. Wisconsin around a small lake in the summertime is mosquito city. And Michigan is also a b*tch. 

 


Hmm deet and sunscreen is my best friends come summer. Though I don't wear it on my skin much anymore, got one of those clip to belt bugs go away fans things.They bite me through even biker weight jeans. Midwest mosquitoes are little buggers compared to the south ones. Around here it doesn't take a lake, lots of tiny bits of water everywhere. Trust me I grew up in the last state NC where people still died from malaria until 1962, 76 was the last die from Yellow Fever. Thank you DDT! When you live in a state where the dust any water body now these day because of  West Nile virus past by mosquitoes. Yeah the south's a little different for those nasty bugs.

 

 

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Re: Cover Art for Adrian Phoenix's Black Heart Loa (6/28/11)

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paulgoatallen wrote:

I just got Etched in Bone today.... AWESOME.

 

Paul


Sorry, Paul, I missed this before. Do you mean that you received 

Etched in Bone? (Or, do you mean that your name got mentioned w/in Etched in Bone?)  

 

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Re: Cover Art for Adrian Phoenix's Black Heart Loa (6/28/11)

Thanks for posting the cover. I can't wait to read both of Phoenix's books this year.

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SciFiCanuck wrote:

ACK!!  I still need to read Black Dust Mambo!!!

 

I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited for Etched in Bone...seems like forever since the last book!!!!


Me too!  I am feeling really behind!!

 

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paulgoatallen wrote:

I just got Etched in Bone today.... AWESOME.

 

Paul


Paul you TEASE!!  :-P

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Re: Cover Art for Adrian Phoenix's Black Heart Loa (6/28/11)

So.  Jealous.  I'll be waiting a few more weeks until I get my pre-order.  I can't wait to dive into it!

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Re: Cover Art for Adrian Phoenix's Black Heart Loa (6/28/11)

I'm really pleased with the cover. I did, however, dress Kallie to match the cover once I saw it. LOL. I agree, not real practical for the bayou, but . . . Left to her own devices, Kallie would dress differently - jeans and cut-offs, tees and tanks.

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Adrian_Phoenix wrote:

I'm really pleased with the cover. I did, however, dress Kallie to match the cover once I saw it. LOL. I agree, not real practical for the bayou, but . . . Left to her own devices, Kallie would dress differently - jeans and cut-offs, tees and tanks.


Yep. I just looked at a close-up of the cover of 

Black Dust Mambo (Hoodoo Series #1) and Kallie appears in the same outfit on this Black Heart Loa (Hoodoo Series #2) cover. Black boots, hot pants and midriff bearing top. (Now we know the shorts are leather.) Well, I approve the consistency if not the practicality. 

 

 

P.S. I really do like this new cover.

 

Note the filtered lighting with its greenish/yellowish cast is especially good. That kind of lighting detail reminds me of a late Renoir painting of a woman in a garden. It was criticized at the time, (Renoir was failing and had rheumatoid arthritis, and he was painting very large figures), but like most of the impressionists he was acutely of how the light played upon surfaces. 

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I'm really pleased with the cover. I did, however, dress Kallie to match the cover once I saw it. LOL. I agree, not real practical for the bayou, but . . . Left to her own devices, Kallie would dress differently - jeans and cut-offs, tees and tanks.


 

Adrian:

You're amazing. Seriously. I'm taking great delight in the fact that slowly but surely mainstream paranormal fantasy readers are discovering you – and being blown away.

 

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paulgoatallen wrote:

 Adrian:

You're amazing. Seriously. I'm taking great delight in the fact that slowly but surely mainstream paranormal fantasy readers are discovering you – and being blown away.

 

Paul


Thanks so much, Paul! Fingers crossed that discovery continues! (And that they keep enjoying the books!)

 

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