sassynovelM got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Design an eye catching cover for a romance adventure novel, first book in a long series.
Check out sassynovelM's Book cover contest…
Sassy Monroe is a covid nurse who spends her days writing and her nights fighting the dragon. She writes about exotic getaways with handsome men and buried treasure. She lives with her hot younger husband who keeps her very happy... and satisfied.
Mismatched partners. A hunt for pirate gold. When sparks start flying, will they discover love is the true prize? Vicky is set on an adventure. While studying a museum painting linked to riches lost at sea, the bold art historian is ready to dismiss a muscled hunk who’s gorgeous… but so rude. But when she learns her employer expects them to be teammates looking for sunken loot, her irritation wars with waves of undeniable attraction. Miller has buried a broken heart under a tough shell. Discovering a simmering chemistry with his beautiful companion, the Navy SEAL fears the job is too dangerous for the inexperienced treasure hunter. But after he bungles his attempt to leave her behind, the normally unflappable military man struggles to deal with her fury and their extremely passionate kiss. Refusing to be shunted to the sidelines, Vicky flies to Bermuda to play her part in their charade of a couple on vacation. But when secrets threaten to separate them, Miller worries circling dangers could drown any chance at a future. Can the fiery pair find the X that marks a happy ending? Romancing Bermuda is the action-packed first book in the Romancing The Treasure romance series. If you like feisty heroines, enemies-to-lovers attractions, and piracy on the high seas, then you’ll adore Sassy Monroe’s spicy quest.
30-60 year old women
Book cover type
Don’t know yet
This is a romance adventure novel about the excitement of traveling to an exotic location, finding legendary old pirate treasure and falling in love on the journey. The heat level is medium. There is sex but it is not constant and it is not graphic. The tone is playful, not too dark, despite the action sequences. I am not sure if this cover should be a guy with his shirt unbuttoned, an object based cover (jewels, sand, gun), or a drawn/cartoon cover. The guy in the story is a navy SEAL, 28 and looks like Chris Pratt. I would describe my style as similar to Lucy Score so maybe start there with her covers. My brand is sassy, fun with a touch of sexy.
What to avoid
I think a completely shirtless tattooed guy would give the impression of a higher heat level than it really is. Which will disappoint readers. So if you are going with the tattooed guy, put a partially buttoned shirt on him.
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at $399.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their book cover.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
sassynovelM collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
I needed a change to one of my covers and Rocío made it exactly how I wanted. With stunning colors that totally pop and capture the eye. Exactly what I hoped for. And it took her so little time! It is so nice to work with an artist that is organized and disciplined. She routinely turns in projects before the due date. That is so incredibly valuable to someone that is working on tight deadlines.
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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