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Create Exciting New Book Covers for an Existing Romantic Comedy Series
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I would like two ebook covers designed (with a possibility of more in the series) for existing novels - The Taming of the Bastard and The Bastard Takes a Wife. Both books are Chicklit/Romantic Comedy/Humorous romance with the first book centring on the couple becoming a couple and the second on problems surrounding the organisation of their wedding. The covers I have at the moment are straight from a stock photo site and thus look unprofessional but I don't want anything romance-ish. They have to be fun and quirky with cute fonts and tie into each other so that the series is easily recognisable. As and example, the style of covers I like are those by author Jill Mansell, Lindsay Kelk and Rachel Schurig. The blurbs for each book are as follows The Taming of the Bastard Nanny-slash-waitress, Millie McIntyre thinks she has her life all mapped out. All it will take is a small mortgage, a fat deposit and a lot of luck. Then, she'll be off living her dream life, running a B & B in Bali. That is, of course, after she learns how to cook something other than steamed vegetables and organic chicken. Nobody warned her about Sam though. He's new to The Lederhosen and his presence has everyone in a spin, including Millie. Sam is cute. Sam is intelligent. Sam has lovely muscles which Millie finds utterly distracting.Yet, despite his obvious appeal, Sam has one massive flaw. He has an ego the size of Western Australia and even worse, he plays Rugby Union. Could Sam be the one who will ruin all Millie's life plans? Is she really smitten with a man who loves Bruce Willis and proudly proclaims his abilty to burp the national anthem? One thing's for sure.... something has got to change. The Bastard Takes a Wife At last... the hilarious sequel to The Taming of the Bastard! Yes, Sam and Millie are back, along with all their friends from the first book and a few new ones. And this time, they're planning a wedding. Sam has popped the question and Millie has agreed.... well, in theory. All she wants is a sunset ceremony in Kings Park with a tasteful reception afterwards. It doesn't take her long, however, to realise that there are expectations surrounding these nuptials and none of them are hers. Sam's money might be able to buy Millie anything she wants but she never pictured herself as a minor celebrity. From small and elegant, Millie watches as her wedding spirals into out of control tacky. Hideous invitations, cinderella coaches and a fifteen thousand dollar wedding cake are enough to stress Millie to the tip of her glitter sandals. No one seems to care. Not even Sam. There's also the added stress of Sam's mother and sister, who see her as unsuitable and will do almost anything to get rid of her. A wedding on the beach in Bali would have been so much easier. Show less
I've attached the existing book covers below as well as a few examples. Please refer to these when creating your design as this is the feel I'm aiming for with the new covers. The colours do not specifically have to be pastels but the cover definitely has to say fun romantic read. The dimensions of the cover are 5x8 (standard book size) and it needs to look good in thumbnail. There is a great SELECTION OF CHICK LIT RELATED orientated and free FONTS over at http://www.creativindie.com/300-fool-proof-fonts-to-use-for-your-book-cover-design-an-epic-list-of-best-fonts-per-genre/ if you are unsure as to what relates to the genre. If you could incorporate the taglines that are on each existing cover, that would be great. My author page has other books that you can use to see the fonts I like for my chick lit and the type of covers plus the author font 'branding' :) Look particularly at the two latest, Storm in a B Cup and Thin Girls Dont Eat Cake and try to tie your design in with those if you can. http://www.amazon.com/Lindy-Dale/e/B003TS367Y/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
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