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A collection of short erotic semi-romantic stories targeting a thirty-plus year old predominantly female audience, but something that would still appeal to a male audience. The stories are under 6000 words each. The sexual encounters are not premeditated and happen quite unexpectedly and there is enough plot and character development to keep the reader engaged and interested. The stories are designed to stimulate or fulfill fantasy and are somewhat of an aphrodisiac.
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**I do not want to see the woman's full face, preferably not at all.** ALSO, THIS IS IMPORTANT -- I WANT IT TO LOOK CLEAN AND SEDUCTIVE, JUST A TEASE. I WANT IT TO LOOK LIKE A NATURAL WOMAN, NOT A MODEL. I WANT THE WOMAN SEXUAL WITHOUT BEING EROTIC OR DEMANDING. The naked, or partially naked, body of a female, without showing anything graphic and maybe not showing the entire body either. For example: a woman lying on a bed on her stomach so that you only see the curvature of her spine where it meets the top of her buttocks (sun streaming through a window). Or a woman on her back, but you start at her neck, breasts covered (perhaps by an arm or bed sheet), ending at her lower abdomen. You want the image to communicate to people that this woman is sexual (may have just had sex). Men want to read the stories just by looking at her. Women want to read the stores because they want to be her. The book is titled (Sextracurricular Activity) and might appeal to a predominately female audience without excluding a male reader. I am attaching photos (not mine) to inspire you and you may design as you wish (based on above criteria or these photos) and I would prefer that the cover say "sexy and exotic" without being erotic. I don't want it to look like a Harlequin Romance or all the other romance novel covers. And I do not want a man on the cover unless it can look like the one photo I have attached where there is both a man and woman face in silhouette where he looks as if he is about to kiss her neck (this would be the only exception).
I really like overstuffed duvet cover and white sheets on an unmade messed up bed. I like the male/female symbols - perhaps the woman can be wearing this as a long necklace. The woman can be in silhouette with the window light behind her. She could be naked (like the photo of woman lying face down on bed) or she could be in jeans or shorts that are being unzipped. I really love the photo of the woman with the belly button ring.
PLEASE SPECIFY THE STOCK IMAGE. THANKS.
JPEG file and at least 2500 pixels on the longest side with a height/weight ratio of 1.6 (what Amazon recommends in their publishing guidelines). I plan on publishing a printed version as well, not sure of the criteria for this. So I need a cover that I can use for an E-book and a printed copy.