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Cover Needed for Contemporary Women's Fiction Novel
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Book - Novel Genre: Women's Fiction. Think Drama, but not tragedy. Romantic, but not a romance, no couples please. Jana is single through 90% of the book. Chick lit, but not a romantic comedy. No cartoons. Character age Age is 34 - 39
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I'm looking for a cover my new novel, "Some Lucky Woman." I'll need a full cover using Amazon's minimum requirements, a print cover using Create Space's minimum requirements, and an Audible cover using Audible's minimum requirements. "Some Lucky Woman" is a contemporary women's fiction. While it has some romantic elements and humor, I'm not looking for a cartoon cover, or something that looks like a Harlequin sweeping romance. One of the main characters is a calico cat, so as long as it doesn't look like a cut-out, it could be interesting to see the cat on the cover, but it has to look elegant, not silly or tacky in anyway. I added a link to an image below. This is for mature readers. I'd say 30 to 60 years old.
Here is the book description: Some lucky women meet the man of their dreams and live happily ever after. Some lucky women focus on a career and make their own happily ever after. And then some women wake up after fifteen years of marriage and discover that their luck just ran out … right into the arms of another woman. Jana Embers isn’t one to sit back, though. The first thing Jana realizes she needs to do is empty the joint bank account, then she’s thinking she might take a tire iron to her soon-to-be-ex-husband’s truck. After that, she’s not sure what she’ll do … Maybe she’ll adopt a cat. Very quickly, Jana decides she doesn’t need a man. A perfectly sized and shaped device and writing about the perfect hero will more than suffice. Determined to share her philosophy, she pens You Don’t Need a Man, encouraging women everywhere to go out and experience life instead of waiting for a man to complete them. Three years later, Jana has a New York Times bestseller and a contract for a movie adaptation, but she also has a shoulder injury, which has put a crimp in her new carefree lifestyle. Worse yet, she can’t write. Her only hope is Dr. Adrian Kijek, a renowned physical therapist who hates her simply because she wrote a book about not needing a man, or so she thinks … The main character is a thirty-something divorcee... Five-four, dark hair, in decent shape. She loves books, her newly adopted cat, and libraries. She's a stay-at-home homemaker and mother that after discovering her husband's affair, kicks him out, and to make money, becomes a book reviewer. After a few years of bad dates, she decides to find hobbies, not worrying about dating. Afterward, she decides to write a book titled "You Don't Need a Man," which launches her to stardom. The second main character is her calico cat that she adopts from a shelter. Not a kitten. Described in the book as mostly white with patches of calico colors. This is a pretty good image of a calico: http://imgs.sfgate.com/blogs/images/sfgate/pets/2010/07/30/20081109090821400x276.jpg While this book is different than my other books, here is my website in case you'd like to look at my other books, to still get a feel for what I like. http://www.carmendesousabooks.com/ It seems to me that the covers in this genre are usually very clean and basic... Like Nicholas Sparks, but not the movie adaptation covers: Here are examples of bestselling Women's Fiction. No, I don't want to copy someone else, but they're nice in their simplicity: http://www.amazon.com/See-Me-Nicholas-Sparks/dp/1455520616/ http://www.amazon.com/The-Moonlit-Garden-Corina-Bomann-ebook/dp/B00ZX99WE8/ http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSxsrTTexIS2e6vWoR7t6ZcgKbz0NotjsyRGwd_42wUdBv2Ryna http://www.amazon.com/Four-Friends-Robyn-Carr-ebook/dp/B00GPDYNAE/ http://www.amazon.com/Rescue-Me-Maybe-Jackie-Bouchard-ebook/dp/B00UCLPC5K/ Here are just a few places visited in the book...if you decide on a city-scape or land: Cooper's Rock West Virginia: https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3797/9710036326_0b32f7bfb2_b.jpg Omni William Penn: https://www.google.com/maps/uv?hl=en&pb=!1s0x8834f159c36e9765:0x10487e56a2ee9463!2m5!2m2!1i80!2i80!3m1!2i100!3m1!7e1!4shttps://ssl.panoramio.com/photo/79808431!5somni+william+penn+-+Google+Search&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwix-YbUw5rLAhWJ2T4KHRViCFEQoioIiQEwDQ Egmont Key in Florida: https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Egmont-Key Whitewater Rafting on Nantahala River: https://noc.com/plan-your-trip/whitewater-rafting
US$ 499 Silver package
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