I need a book cover (front, spine and back) for my 5.5 x 8.5 book.
I'd like a cover that merges science fiction and romance and balances both without overly pushing the romance.
My image of the cover involves hinting at a romantic conflict between a woman and two men, with a backdrop of a building. My idea is to use the embassy, which is a large Southern Revival style building with a verandah and tall doors, two story columns on either side of the entryway. A set of half moon shaped marble steps with no railing leads up to the porch and the front doors. The front of the building is completed by lush greenery (trees and bushes).
The area has large, mature mostly evergreen trees and neatly trimmed bushes. The building is grey/white stone with plain windows and it is a two story building. The roofline is A shaped, with a large circular window on the second floor above the doors.
The building can be more a suggestion, or more prominent, a close up or further back, depending on what works for the romantic tension.
The three main characters are two men and one woman. They can be suggested or faces.
Tamara Carrington a 20 year old woman with brown hair, blue eyes and a clean, girl next door prettiness but not beautiful. She's about 5'4" tall and wears pants and blouses normally, or capris with a blouse. I have an image of her similar to Felicity Jones in 2015.
Alarin Raderth, one of the young alien men to whom she is attracted, but conflicted about, is about 25, about 6'0" tall, with a slender but muscular and well defined but somewhat wiry body. He typically wears t-shirts and jeans. He is red haired and green eyed, but his skin tone is not the normal pale shade of red-heads, it is a bronze color. He is very good looking. I have an image of him as similar to Alex O'Loughlin from Moonlight around 2007.
Merran Corina, the other young alien man Tamara's drawn to, is about 26 or 27, 6'1" tall, with a broader frame than Alarin, and heavier musculature. He wears suits since he is the Azellian ambassador to Earth, although in this case I would have him slightly ruffled, not so formal looking (maybe without a tie and his shirt undone around the throat). He has black hair and bronze skin, and deep brown eyes. He is very good looking and knows it. I have an image similar to Francois Arnaud from TV show The Borgias from the mid 2000's in my head for him.
Both alien men look human, without any external defining characteristics about them as being alien, but I'd like the feel to be that there are aliens involved...Maybe a suggestion of a planet's surface and some stars?
The character descriptions are pretty set, but I can be flexible about how they are portrayed and I would like there to be a somewhat sexy feel without it being too overt.