I need a book cover for my book “Golden threads of fate”.
About the book:
The book tells a sad and heartbreaking story of love and death. The
plot mostly plays in another world, where people are assigned to
death, depending on their actions during the life on Earth. Elina was
reborn on the first, mildest circle of Hell. She is a soft and lovely
girl, who learns to be independent in the course of the story. She
leaves her friends and her small son behind and dies in hope to see
her lover again.
In general, the story is about love that was ended by death. The man
dies and the girl is left to live, searching for a reason to live
every day anew. Eventually she is killed, but is relieved that she
doesn’t have to live without her lover anymore.
What the cover should show:
It is important to emphasize that the cover isn’t mild and
friendly, but it also shouldn’t creep the reader away. That means
skulls should not be present, but death should still be apparent,
maybe in the form of symbols, slightly veiled.
The main character lives a life similar to the life of a flower
without water. It gets damaged, attacked by the wind and wilts more
and more, until it fades away. It is about a rose that is falling
apart, not just bleeding. It falls apart when you touch it.
A cover that contains a flower could be fitting, but one with a human
could be too.
Objects/symbols which I believe would be fitting:
- A withering flower, alone and abandoned, loosing blossoms
- Beautiful 18 year old girl with long black hair and bright skin
- A golden thread
- A music box
- Music symbol
- Chess pieces
- A red and a blue gun = can be nicely implemented into the cover.
The red gun stands for murder, the blue one for suicide.
- A starry sky
- Death that separates lovers
The following I can imagine as a cover, but it is just a SUGGESTION. I
am open for every cover which appeals me, has pretty colors, is well
drawn and reflects heavy sadness:
- The (naked) body of a girl (with or without face), of course with
censored reproduction organs, which holds a withering flower in its
hands. The girl’s body is pure, the flower is bleeding or loosing
background contains a golden thread and the two guns. Fire
be too eye-catchy. But it shouldn’t be black-white with a bit of
red, because I believe that it would seem like an erotic novel. The
background can contain something else as well.
- A half-destroyed city with the girl, who seems lost, sad, crying...
- A view from a mountain or something high. The girl is looking down
and standing there. The view is beautiful, but the sky somehow feels
red and dangerous, blossoms are flying away with the wind