Light the Hidden Things is a contemporary Christian military romance ebook. Please remember this is a ROMANCE. The military images cannot overwhelm that. The primary target for this book would be WOMEN, wives and girlfriends of military personnel.
Current listing on Amazon, this does NOT mean we want an orange cover (orange is reading too historical, we want to move away from that, as this is a contemporary story), follow your own design instincts:
Title: Light The Hidden Things
Author: Don McQuinn
Must look great in a small icon and close up.
It is set in rural Washington state, evergreen trees and mountains.
We must have some strong element of patriotism. Whether that is the American flag or features a weapon (i.e., M16; My personal preference), combat camo, or other images, that is up to you.
However it must be SOPHISTICATED. This cover MUST look expensive and textured. Please do not slap a flag in the background and some tacky couple kissing. That is not what I am looking for. This should feel like a work of art. A painting.
Please look to these covers...
My cover will need to have a slightly more masculine and military feel to it than the above example, but I wanted you to see the style I am looking for. Also there is a poignant element to the story (PTSD) so this cover can't be quite as light-hearted as the ones I mention above.
A couple on the cover in encouraged, but please do NOT include:
Any photoreal elements (your cover can start from photoreal elements but
must then be altered to appear painting-like)
No kissing couple
No full face pictures
The designer is responsible for paying for images
Dimensions: JPEG, or .jpeg; TIFF, or .tif(f)
Height/width ratio of 1.6
For better quality, we recommend that images be 2500 pixels on the longest