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- WGOULART (wesley)
I absolutely loved working with my designer, Wesley! He is a gifted artist who created the most gorgeous front and back covers for my first book; he made my characters come alive with his artistry. No matter how many changes I asked him to create, he never complained; he made the changes with positivity. I LOVED working with Wesley and will continue to work with him on future book covers!
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- L.Mai Designs
great work. quick response
Very happy with the work. Quick to respond. Took direction for changes well. Couldn't be happier!
How elizabeth.j.kitchens started their book cover journey
The Rose and the Wand
E.J. Kitchens loves tales of romance, adventure, and happily-ever-afters and strives to write such tales herself. When she’s not dreaming up stories, she’s working as a microbiologist, reading, or enjoying the beautiful outdoors.
Fantasy, Young Adult, Fiction
When prim and proper enchantress Lady Alexandria attempts to bewitch a magic mirror, she ends up cursed—powerless, penniless, dumped in a strange land, and stuck in the body of an old hag.
As if that weren’t bad enough, the mirror gives her two tasks: curse the prince whose arrogant cruelty she once ignored and find her way home—before the Magic Collectors find her and strip her of her powers forever and before the mysterious woodsman who finds her lost in the forest discovers who she really is.
The prince she cursed must learn to love before an enchanted rose dies or he will remain a beast forever. Will her fate also be sealed when the last petal falls?
Note: This is the story of the enchantress from the Beauty and the Beast tale and has elements from the classic tale as well as from the Disney version as a background to the story.
Young adults and others (mainly 20s and up women) who enjoy fairy tales, light fantasy, and clean romance. Mainly English-speaking people.
Book cover type
What colors do you want to see in your design?
5.5 x 8.5
Cream/ CreateSpace (I hope to go with Ingram/Lighting source later too; don't know what paper with them)
I have pasted cover images into a file and uploaded it to help.
Number of pages
My heroine (tall, black hair, white, blue-green eyes, 21 yrs old) needs a period costume (beautiful dress, but not too big or ruffly or low-cut, as in many fairy tales) and should look regal and beautiful. She has dark hair.
I like striking colors, and the cover should show up well in thumbnail. There's adventure and romance and a happily-ever-after ending, so the cover doesn't need to be too dark (though I like a little darkness) or too sunny.
Castle or manor house and/or forest is good. A silver wand (more like Cinderella's fairy godmother's wand than the Harry Potter wands are--so no bulbous bits on the end) and a red rose are good.
A silver hand mirror with silver roses on it is also good.
I like the decorative scroll work or other elements around the title or the cover's border found in a number of books. It needs to have a more classic feel, lovely images/cover, with a sense of adventure.
What to avoid
Avoid pouty, sexy models. Alexandria has a sophisticated, classically beautiful look. A great font is essential, but, unfortunately, I can't think of how to tell you what I do and don't like, font-wise, other than I don't like fonts that look like they were made with Word's WordArt.