I am interested in seeing submissions that follow the standard historical romance cover but with unique design twists.
+ A cover that sells
+ A cover that blends the traditional romance cover look with modern illustration
+ A cover that tells the reader the book is both historical and a romance
+ A cover with at least one of lead characters on it (Alison and/or Robert)
+ Back cover should share art or design elements with the front cover.
My female lead looks like this, but blond: http://thedreamstress.com/wp-conten…84x500.jpg
How to read the design inspiration board (uploaded images) above:
The top images are traditional Romance Covers (images) that I like.
The middle images are non-traditional design elements that I like.
The bottom images (with a red X) are romance covers I don't like.
My hope is that you, the designer, will take a traditional romance cover and add these additional design elements to make a distinctive and unique cover.
+ Designers Choice. I welcome creativity. I do not have a set cover in mind.
+ Dancing in a ballroom. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BrtrpecCEAA1_gL.jpg
+ Riding around Hyde Park. (Leading woman (Alison) has a grey or white horse.) http://collections.britishart.yale.…rd/1665665
+ Duels. Pools of blood, pistols, etc. (The lead male (Robert) gets shot and almost dies. The duel takes place in a dirty alley with mist.)
+ Finance or political elements. Examples are books, writings, the union jack (british flag), quills. (Both leading men are politicians; the male main character has lost all his money in trade and is trying to marry the female main character for her money.)
+ Tall ships, either sailing or sinking. (The plot of the book involves the hero (Robert) becoming poor due to loss of shipping goods/ships sinking.) https://www.ocean-institute.org/tallship-sails
Lead woman (Alison): long blond hair, blue eyed, proper 1779 English lady.
Lead male (Robert): broad-shouldered, burly, brown hair, blue eyes, rough and ready type. English politician.
Supporting woman (Brenda/lead woman's best friend): bright red curly hair, brown eyes, freckles, and wears wild colors.
Supporting male (Anthony/lead male's best friend): Black haired, dark eyed, and very proper and formal. Will betray England for the American Colonies.
Alison + Brenda = best friends
Robert + Anthony = best friends
Clothing of the period: https://tinyurl.com/y79wpn3c and https://tinyurl.com/ycpepmuf and https://www.pinterest.com/stephanie…evolution/ and http://www.americanrevolution.org/c…thing4.php