This is a video of Budapest shot from what I believe is a remote control helicopter. Interesting perspectives of some of the places that make an appearance in the novel, The City of Earthly Desire. Enjoy!
In the next week or so, The City Of Earthly Desire will have a new cover. I don't know what prompted me to want to change it. One morning I woke up, looked at the cover, and felt it was time for another take.
The current cover is an image by the Austrian artist Egon Schiele. I thought it encapsulated many of the books ideas and themes and some of its subject matter - painting, art, sexuality, the difference between art and smut, etc.
At the time, I also believed I had to include some sort of "erotic" image on the cover to make readers aware that the book does deal with sexual themes. I chose a painted nude because I believed it projected that message without sinking to the level of most erotic and romance novel covers that employ bodice-ripping images to lure their readers.
In retrospect, I am not sure if my choice of cover was all that great and I don't know how people saw it or reacted to it. In any event, I'm going to try something else in the very near future - something that strays from the erotic. Something a little more . . . Stay tuned.
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