Cover Need For Book—This Life: A Novel
I'd like a book cover that follows the Create Space templates attached. To be specific, here is what I need:
-1 front and back cover designed with the below book summary text
-1 copy of front cover image for Kindle
My books lean towards the Jackie Collins commercial-fiction side of things with strong, central female characters who are rich, powerful, and bold living a celebrity fantasy life or part of a subculture.
For this cover, I'd like the following:
Designs that allude to sexy (but classy), mystery and power
Clean, cool colors that evoke power like blue, steel gray, rich pinks, gold/yellows, white (there is flex room here for you to choose colors that work for you too)
Quality cover that comes off clearly visible as Kindle thumbnail
My author photo included
On the cover:
Title of Book
This Life: A Novel
By Maryann Reid
In smaller print at top or bottom center “An Alphanista [insert registered mark symbol after 'Alphanista'] Book" (I included an attachment of it)
Here's some info about the main character that would help with design:
She’s rich, a celebrity
She wears a pair of McQueen stilettos at end of the book that marks her new freedom and independence
She loves sidecars drinks
She's fashionable, with long hair, and wispy bangs
She owns expensive cars
She lives in a Miami Beach waterfront home, and is in the real estate and reality show business
She owns fine jewelry, including pair of pink diamonds
She listens to heavy, sad jazz songs that are a big part of her
Here's the thing:
I don't want a cover with a woman's face. If body parts are shown, please use techniques so that her ethnicity is ambiguous or she is not fully seen. This may mean different silhouettes or design styles. I prefer designs that evoke her rich lifestyle, inner qualities and not physical features. Objects, accessories, nature (ocean, beach, etc), symbols are some examples of this. Please use the info about the main character as a guide.
I really like these covers:
I am very open to original ideas and there is room for creativity. Below is what the book is about, and the perfect cover would demonstrate the back cover Book Summary:
Reality just got a bit too real for this queen of an empire. [this is the headline should be bigger or bold]
Blake is living a life that most women could only dream about. She's beautiful, brilliant, fierce, and doesn’t know how to quit. She’s built an empire, made millions, and fought her demons. When she’s invited to host “The Takeover”, a new reality show, she’s quick to take on the challenge. The show is an instant success…and Blake’s life becomes an instant mess.
Blake’s new celebrity status comes with a catch: notoriety. That notoriety uncovers secrets that Blake would have rather kept buried. The worst is her ex-husband Lang, a jealous, obsessed man intent on destroying everything Blake has built.
Blake’s success and money become her weaknesses, leaving her with very few people to trust. This only gets worse living in the public eye. Lang uses Blake’s celebrity and feelings of isolation against her as he enlists the help of people from Blake’s past to ruin her. Unfortunately for Lang, Blake didn’t get where she is by backing down from a fight.
When Brett, Blake’s ex-flame appears, she finds herself hoping for the best, but expecting the worst. Their complicated history soon has her life spinning out of control. As Blake struggles with the chaos, and the feeling that she can’t trust anyone, she starts to wonder if the life she has is even worth the fight.
When Lang’s schemes escalate, Blake finds herself on the edge of losing everything…
Sizzling with celebrity fantasy, This Life goes inside an action-packed world of wealth and power, secrets and deceptions, revenge and betrayal—where staying on top could mean paying the ultimate price.
Text for Author Photo Section:
Maryann Reid, award-winning author of several novels published by St. Martins Press, has a passion for writing stories that unveil the lives of gutsy women on the brink of self-discovery or disaster. She is from Brooklyn, New York. Visit http://www.maryannreidinc.com for more.
-Please deliver all files and types for front/back cover art, and front cover art for Kindle
-Please include attached author photo w/text at bottom left
-If you submit illustrations, please submit sketches first
I look forward to your designs. Thank you!