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Need Creativity for a Romantic Suspense Book Cover
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Entertainment & The Arts
Need book design for a debut romance/suspense novel
What's your vision?
Need a full book cover (front/back/spine) that will create lots of attention on the shelf and as a thumbnail on ebook for an erotic romance/suspense or “New Adult” novel. Title of Book: Breaking Möbius Author Name: T.R. Horne Print book size: 6x9 Length: roughly 300 pages Target Audience: 21-35 women (but some men too…so nothing too girlie) About the Book: Follow three lives on a journey that shows how their pasts can affect their future…and how their decision affect each other. It’s a story of discovery, love (lost and gained), betrayal and revenge. The story involves two women and one man but I don’t want the cover to look even remotely close to a threesome, as that is not the connection between the characters. Criteria: I would like the back to incorporate the front of the books design. Also, I like abstract, minimalist and striking (almost confusing) designs. The colors I like are blue, gold and red as an accent but I’m open to anything as long as it’s not dark. I want to portray the book as airy, mysterious and mythical (think smoky or hazy) but not dark and sinister. I would like to incorporate a Mobius strip but it's not required. Think less paper Mobius and more bracelet/metal style built in with a human aspect (lipstick stain, abstract of faces in the background). I also like the 3D style like a note taped to the book or a scratched out page where the title is. The challenging part will be incorporating a human edge without having “people” on the cover. If you must use a person, please try to have just the body (maybe a dancer or model). I will be using Lulu for print, so please use their parameters (although it’s pretty basic). (For ebook 1600x2400 pixels) I added covers that I like to spark some ideas. Please feel free to ask me anything! Back Copy: ONE GOOD DECISION… Leaving behind an abusive father and emotionally scarred mother, Mali Struthers catches a bus to freedom. Atlanta University is the perfect place to discover her inner strength and special talents that lead her to a future she never imagined outside her father’s walls. Still learning to love herself, Mali must push past her own doubts to realize she deserves everything she’s worked for, even the love of a man seemingly out of reach. ...CAN CREATE A BAD DECISION As a star football player, Justice Bradford juggles his high profile relationship and aggressive groupies but with his best friend’s constant lure of temptation, he struggles to remain focused. He has the world at his fingertips until his plans are shattered by deception. Fighting depression, he’s re-routed on a dangerous path of self-destruction until, by chance, he finds a light in the darkness that makes him second guess his vow. When Justice is faced with his new reality, will he get his life back on track before he loses it all? …AND INCITE REVENGE. One of the hottest video models on the scene, Nicole Bunn is the epitome of a strong, focused business woman. Concentrating only on her money and the men that can supply her expensive lifestyle, Nicole runs from her own hurts scared to love anyone other than herself. Tired of waiting to marry into fortune, Nicole turns a chance meeting into a whirlwind of sex, lies and obsession that is bound to threaten her livelihood. Through a trail of lies and addiction, Nicole sees her love of money fracture so many lives, including her own. When Nicole is forced to choose between her love of money or a chance at true love, what will she decide?
If there is space on the back for an author photo, then great. I realize the Back copy is already lengthy, so no need to smash it in there. ;0)
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at €269.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their book cover.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
thorne2083 collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
Really talented guy. Easy to communicate with and great artistic vision. Works quickly, very responsive. Pleasure to work with. Could not be happier with the result.
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