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Wie Tag und Nacht
My romance novel is about Sophie and Stephan, who could not be more different. Sophie comes from a rich family of entrepreneurs and lives on the estate of her parents, which also has a stud. Stephan is employed there as a groom and was born in simple circumstances. After the early death of his mother, Stephen had to take responsibility early. Sophie, on the other hand, has everything she wants. Both are united by their love for horses and the two get closer to each other. Despite their differences, a romance develops between them, which must face great obstacles in the course of the book. Especially a dark secret from Stephen's past weighs on the young luck.
My romance novel is aimed at young or middle-aged women and also at horse lovers.
Book cover type
The attached sample picture of the loving couple already meets my wish very close. The focus of the cover should be a pair of lovers, which is reflected in the water. The sky and the water should reflect the book title "Wie Tag und Nacht" which means "Like day and night" in English. In the upper part of the book (in the sky) it is the middle of the day (sunny, slightly cloudy weather). In the lower half of the book (in the water) it is already night. The water should not be too dark for the couple to reflect. Therefore, I imagine a moon that is visible in the water and some stars, which can be seen isolated between the mirrored clouds of the sky. In addition to the pair, a horse could be visible. "Could" because I am not fixed with this idea. You are also welcome to insert another element that is reminiscent of horses (a little more subtle, such as hoof marks). If a horse is visible, then it should stand behind the woman (it is a white horse). The focus should definitely stay with the couple. The woman has blond medium-length hair and a slim, athletic figure. The man is tall and has short hair. As an alternative to a model photo, a silhouette would be okay for me too. The title of the book should be exactly in the middle (on the horizon line) and represent the mirror in a creative way. The author's name should be on the bottom left (two lines). For the title I like the font "Alex Brush", but I'm also open to other fonts. The author's name should be in a simple font. As for font color, I imagine white tones, but I'm also open to your expert opinion. The back of the book should also show the sky and water in the same way. However, please without the couple, the horse, etc. In the sky and in the water the reader should find the two short texts, which I have described above. The part of Sophie in the sky and the part of Stephan in the water. Thank you for your help!!
What to avoid
This order is the first book in a series of romance novels. All the novels are united that the place of the happening has to do with horses, e.g. like in this book a stud. The focus of the books, however, is on the love story itself. Therefore, although a horse (or similar) should be recognizable on the cover, this should be rather subtle. At first glance, the readers should especially notice the lovers. I would like that the book cover does NOT get the look of a girly horse novel.
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