Create a magical fantasy e-book & paperback book cover design for book "The Butterfly Finale" by "Viano Oniomoh."
6x9 paperback & e-book (please be familiar with kindle & createspace requirements for book covers!)
230 pages for spine width (please calculate this!)
NO BARCODE PLEASE!
Title: The Butterfly Finale
Author: Viano Oniomoh
Synopsis/back of book description:
Ember Quinn believes he is content with his life. He’s got Mac; his overweight cat, his job as a security guard at the train station, and the house he’d bought with his hard earned money, and he thinks he doesn’t need anything else. But then one day, part of the Aurora Circus comes to town and sexy, intimidating Pyro sweeps him off his feet with a literal breath of fire.
And Ember is suddenly not so content with his life anymore.
The butterfly spirit is very important in the story. It closely resembles the image of the blue & purple butterfly I have attached below (a.k.a more spine than form, blue in the middle ombres out into purple at the tips). Please use the attached image of the butterfly example as inspiration and avoid taking generic butterflies from the internet, please!!
Idea 1) Just the butterfly on the front cover (white or black bg, whatever you think fits best. Or it can be on a night sky bg) On the back, if you could design the tickets to the circus (another big part of the story). I made some generic tickets myself, but they're awful and I'd really like some more professional looking ones if you can. Use the tickets I made (attached) for reference, and put this on the back of the cover, below or above the description text, up to you.
Idea 2) The tents of the circus spread on both the front and back cover in the background of the night sky. A trail of fireflies are leading to the main tent from the edge of the back cover to the front.
Idea 3) The main circus tent, flap opened, with the two main characters entwined on the front. It can just be silhouettes so you don't need to go into too much detail. The characters are two men, please! Not a man and woman. A swirl of blue flames should surround the characters, disappearing into the night air. I'm aiming for something really romantic and magical :)
These are all my ideas for now! I'll make sure to pitch more if it comes to me. I'd prefer if stock images weren't used, but if that isn't possible, then go ahead. Please make sure to use legitimate stock image websites (free or not) because I had a previous experience where a designer took images from a third party website and the cover I ended up choosing was disqualified. Please don't make this mistake!
Thank you so much if you decide to take this on and good luck!
P.S. If you have any ideas of your own based on my descriptions, feel free to roll with it.