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Best friends Kayla Falk, an engineering student, and Olivia Bellamy, who is studying nursing, are nearing the end of their college career when terrorists attack their university. Through a combination of cleverness, bravery, and luck, the two manage to foil the deadly plot. A mysterious man from the United States government, Mr. Hightower, sees their potential and attempts to recruit Kayla and Olivia for a program to take on ISIS. They initially refuse, but another terrorist attack that strikes close to home pushes them to change their minds and join the Azrael Initiative.
After several months of hard training, the two women are dropped into Al-Raqqah, the capital of ISIS, in Syria. Once there, they must blend in with the locals as they strike from the shadows to kill ISIS leaders, destroy their facilities, and free captives. As Americans deep within enemy territory, they know that they will be killed if discovered. As women, they also know that they would suffer before death. Walking the line between vengeance and justice strains their relationship. As they work to resolve their differences, the symphony of brutality around them ultimately pushes them closer together and forges them into the warriors that they were meant to become.
When a British pilot, Captain Townsend, is shot down over the city and captured, Kayla and Olivia ask Hightower if they can intervene. However, he orders them to stand down to maintain their cover. Faced with a choice of either disobeying orders to save a man’s life or allowing ISIS to publicly execute him as they continue their mission, they consider a bold plan that puts everything they have worked for at risk.
Main Female Lead:
Knot: Unsure/bored with career path
Imaginative and reliable
Independent and original
Currently Studying: Mechanical Engineering
Hair color: auburn
Eye color: green
Eyesight: no correction needed
Physical attractiveness: Quite attractive, girl next door variety of cute
Hairstyle: Neat, often in a ponytail
Clothing style: Casual
Jewelry: Necklace her younger brother made
Hygiene: Well kept
Birth order: Oldest of 2
# siblings: One younger brother, in elementary school
Wealth: Father is a mechanic, Mother is a teacher
City/Country: Medium Sized Town
Marital Status of parents: Married
emotional climate of home: Stable
education: pursuing Engineering degree
country and region: South Dakota, US
politics: Moderately Liberal
intelligence: Very intelligent
natural gifts/talents/deficiencies: good at tinkering, athletic, can come across as cold or arrogant to those that don’t know her
zeal and/or religiosity: has zeal for figuring things out discovers zeal for helping people
Kayla's best friend
Lover of life
Always into the new thing
Johnny on the spot
Currently Studying: Nursing
Hair color: blonde
Eye color: blue
attractiveness: Also quite attractive
Hairstyle: Loose, wavy
Clothing style: stylish
Birth order: oldest
# siblings: younger sister, in high school
Wealth: middle class, father is engineer
Marital Status of parents: Mother deceased
emotional climate of home: Dad raising two daughters
education: pursuing nursing degree
relationship with parent of same gender: Mother deceased
country and region: Minnesota, US
intelligence: above average
- natural gifts/talents/deficiencies: great at reading emotions, doesn’t always see big picture
Kayla has alert, intelligent bright green eyes and sharper features. I don't envision anything that stands out in terms of freckles, moles, or tattoos for her. The necklace can look something like this: http://www.ourthriftyideas.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/2014-06-25-15.26.46.jpg
Olivia has wavy, loose blonde hair. Olivia has softer features and cheerful blue eyes. She has some light freckling on her cheeks.
For clothing, they should be dressed like American college students. Both will be wearing blue jeans. Kayla should have a look like this: https://sirendreamers.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/in-front-women-high-low-button-front-cardigan-sweater-rich-black.jpg
Olivia should have a look like this: http://comps.canstockphoto.com/can-stock-photo_csp7429322.jpg
The example for Olivia is also a good idea for her hair.
Their expressions should be serious and they should both have pistols in their right hand, at their side.
I'm not looking for a specific scene from the book to be illustrated. I want it to feature the two main characters, with Kayla being the most prominent. The background can be something abstract. A smoky, fiery look would work.
As for specifications for the cover, I am intending on publishing through Amazon. Here are the requirements that they set out:
Kindle Direct Publishing currently accepts two types of files for cover images:
JPEG (JPEG / JPG)
TIFF (TIF / TIFF)
We apply additional compression to images when displaying them on the website. For best results, please upload your images with minimal compression.
The ideal size of your cover art must have a height/width ratio of at least 8:5 (1.6). In pixels, this means the shortest side should be at least 625 pixels, and the longest side should be at least 1000 pixels. To ensure the best quality for your image, particularly on high definition devices, the longest side of the image should be 2500 pixels.
Ideal dimensions for TIFF files are 650 x 1000 pixels. Ideal dimensions for JPEG files are 625 x 2500 pixels.
Important: We cannot accept any images larger than 10,000 pixels on the longest side.
Your cover image must be less than 50MB. Try to avoid compressing your files, as this can affect the quality of your cover when displayed on reading devices. Be sure to save your file with 72 dots per inch (DPI).
Product images display on the Amazon website using the RGB (red, green, blue) color mode or profile. RGB is the color mode native to the web and many color screen displays, as these three colors displayed at varying levels of intensity create over 16 million colors. When saving and uploading your cover image file, save your file ONLY as RGB - not CMYK or sRGB- for the color profile. You can usually find this option in the File saving dialog of image manipulation programs such as Photoshop.
Some programs may also refer to RGB color as 'True Color' in some programs. If in doubt, try opening a JPG inside Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari. If a JPG opens fine inside a web browser, it's most likely okay to use as a cover image.
Make sure to save your image without color separation. This is usually a pre-press or color palette option. Use your image manipulation program or image analysis tool (some are available free online) to verify that your image file doesn't have color separation.
Use color images whenever possible and relevant. In addition to the Kindle black and white E Ink reading devices, customers can read your books on full color Fire devices and free Kindle reading apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, PC or Mac.
I hope that helps. I will add all of those images into the brief, as well. Let me know if you have any more questions.