I would like a book cover designed for a client which will be published as a printed version on Createspace.com and as an ebook version through KDP Amazon. The most urgent is the KDP amazon cover (simply front cover) which I need in 7 days. The second is the printed version (front and back covers) which I need in 10 days.
The book will be entitled 'Sara's Liberation' by Sara Francis. It is based on a true story, but is written in erotic fiction style. This book is to be published on the back of the success of Fifty Shades of Grey and should appeal to a similar target audience.
In a nutshell:
Sara, the author, was born in wartorn Yugoslavia. She was tortured by the Nazis where they burnt her hair off and left permanent scars at the age of 4. Forever after that, she was forced to wear a wig. Her hair and beauty are central themes throughout the book.
She escapes to Australia and tries to make a life for herself. But her marriage to an Australian fails. A major theme throughout this book is survival and freedom. She is a very beautiful woman and wears a wig of long dark rich hair. All she wants to do is meet a kind man and fall in love, but she is always disappointed when these men discover her secret that she is permanently disfigured and that her beautiful hair is just a wig.
She then turned to prostitution to survive and eventually becomes hard-headed madame of a brothel, always kind, but always wondering where her dreams vanished to, but always hoping that one day those dreams come true. She always has hope for a better life. Faith, hope, survival and freedom are also central themes.
Sara, the author, would like to see the cover with the following elements in it (but you are free to be as creative as you like with the cover and we welcome your innovative ideas).
The major picture must be a beautiful woman with long rich dark hair with a wistful mysterious look, looking away into the distance mystically (not at the reader). She wants to be wearing lipstick. The look should say 'Why have I been dealt this?, Why has my life turned out like this?' but not in a victim way.
A smaller element must be a man - dark hair, well dressed, elegant, attractive, more of a silhouette. This man could represent her clients, her former husband or the man she yearns for. But leave the reader uncertain as to who this man is.
Red for the lips (colour in some parts and black and white in others).
The title should be in large letters 'Sara's liberation'. And her name Sara Francis in smaller type.
I've included some cover designs we both like and the back cover blurb for the book (which should go on the back cover of the printed version (for Createspace) and not the Kindle version.
It might be good to keep a familiar feel of the Fifty Shades of Grey cover. I also like the two covers I found on the internet and some on Amazon.