Something that might help if you choose to use models... The couple should look like they are in love, but as if this might their last kiss...last embrace, as if they might not ever see each other again.
The setting is in Florida (beach) and North Carolina (Ranch) No mountains, no city...
No cartoons or animated images.
I prefer partial faces, or no faces at all. I like readers to only have an idea who the characters are so they can make up their own minds
Not a lot of different fonts. Young adult readers seem to prefer a more simple approach.
Colors should be light and airy: mints, baby blues, soft pink or peach, or a natural white/beige
If you use people, both of the characters are 17 - 18. Both have dark blond hair. Both have a slight curl or wave to their hair, neither have perfectly straight hair.
This book along with the second book in the series were previously published under my pseudonym. I've attached the images so you can see them. I liked them both, but they do need updating, and of course, I'll be using my author name: Carmen DeSousa on these next books.
Notice both covers were romantic but serious. This is a drama, a life-story, with love, forgiveness, and overcoming your past.
Basically, I'm looking for something fresh, young, and romantic. I don't want my covers to look like everyone else's, but I also don't want something too abstract.
Please make sure the image has a height/width ratio of 1.6:1, with final dimensions having a height of 2,560 pixels x width of 1,600 pixels