I've invented new heroes for romantic fiction; the men of snow. You can read about them on my website http://www.judydawn.com. At first, I tested the market and now I'm expanding my reach and getting a new look for the series.
The concept: Women write love letters to Santa requesting the perfect man under the tree. Approved letters start a creative, fantastic process of inventing a man of snow for the woman.
Think of this man as a blank canvas that will transform into the perfect man for this woman once they meet. The men of snow start out with white hair, blue eyes, pale skin, and all of them are athletically built.
Through the book, they search and find their true love (the letter writer). Their hair, eye, and skin color emerge when she believes in them. Their body mass stays the same.
In the end, they live happily ever after.
It's important that these men are friendly and attractive. They're nice guys. They have confidence and purpose but are not mean and they have no hidden agenda. Some of the initial concepts submitted are too stern or menacing. This is supposed to be fun and light hearted.
The challenge-a man of snow-meaning a visually interesting white male, white hair, blue eyes. A unique cover that can depict a sexy man of snow. It needs to work in color and black and white on the kindle.
Something realistic but with a touch of a magical quality. Something with a bow or "gift" visual to it. It's about granting wishes and how great it is when they come true. Maybe a Santa hat or a Jack Frost glow and some snow.
The cover must target romance readers. So, a sexy man on the front or glimpses of muscles is preferred.
*One requirement; the title Nine Day Rush, needs to be in a stencil styled font-like an approved stamp.
My new release story takes place at Christmas and runs to New Years in a small forest reserve called Silverdale.
*****Part 1: Nine day rush.*****
I'd like my name "Judy Dawn" to be large bold font and the focal point font. The title title of the book is clear but less prominent and ideally looks like a rubber stamp (imagine one of those Approved stamps)
The female lead is the daughter of Jack Frost and she can sculpt ice with her fingers. She feels like a loner most of the book. She lives on a mountain that overlooks the town. She has long white hair, blue eyes, and ivory skin. She wanders in the snow half naked-if that helps.
The hero is determined to find her, but when he does, he's not sure the match is right. He's a traditional kind of guy (despite his unique background) and never imagined he'd end up with a non-traditional woman. He typically wears button-down shirts and dress slacks.
*****Part 2: A secret gift*****
The female lead is a computer specialist and has a hard time believing that wishes can come true. Chestnut hair and she's an archer.
The cover should be they same style as nine day rush but with a different man (and optionally woman). And something related to the gift.
*****Part 3: Melting hearts*****
This cover should be just like "nine day rush" but have 3 men -- it's a compilation of 3 short stories.
The winning design will need to include the source files.
I look forward to seeing the creations. Thanks for all the help.