I’m thinking about continuing with my paranormal romance trading cards as I liked to test ones I did for Ascension. I know a good printer too, so I should be able to get some really nice ones produced.
I want to make mine a little different to everyone elses though, so I’m probably going to go with creating some hand drawn art for the characters. I do draw manga / anime characters quite often and I’ve become fairly proficient at using Photoshop to create my designs, so I think it’s worth a shot. It might take a while though as the first set of romance trading cards I want to make will be for my Her Angel series. After that, I might make some for Love Immortal.
The Her Angel series of romance trading cards will contain ten cards. That’s one for each hero and heroine in the five books (Her Dark Angel, Her Fallen Angel, Her Warrior Angel, Her Guardian Angel and the upcoming Her Demonic Angel).
The Love Immortal series of romance trading cards will contain nine cards. I know that seems a lot, but it is a vampire romance with a large important cast, and I want to include all of the following: Lauren, Julian, Duke, Kuga, Leo, Piper, Astra, Morgan and Lycaon.
If these two sets of cards prove popular, then I might consider doing cards for major characters in the Vampires Realm series. It would be a huge set though and a lot of work, as you’re looking at cards for the following characters: Prophecy, Valentine, Venturi, Hyperion, Ineru, River, Winter, Nika, Dmitri, Mia, Lincoln, Lilith, Tatyana, Nicolae, Marise, Jascha, Tynan, Sophis, Vivek.
That’s 19 if I stick with only the major major characters. If I started including supporting characters like Serenity, Cornelius, Tiberius, etc, and baddies like Arkalus and Kalinor and Elena, then we’re looking at a rather large and expensive set! lol.
I’m not sure what the policy will be on the cards. Whether I would give them away or keep them as a for-sale-only item. With the sets having so many cards, I think selling them might be a better option, or giving them away in response to the receiver doing something to promote me and my stories.
So, what do you all think about the idea? Would you like to get your hands on some trading cards for my books and series? Would you pay for them or be willing to promote to get your hands on some of the cards? And which stories/series would interest you most?