I am looking for a cover for my book “The tears of Saël” (Original title, in French "Les larmes de Saël"). It is a dystopia, which takes place in the future (no space opera), intended for an audience of young adults (14 years and over, mainly women).
I would like to find a cover for this novel, either an illustration or a photomontage (well done, I won't take a simple copy/paste). The book will be published on Amazon KDP, so I need the cover to catch the eye right from the thumbnail (and also the contrast to be good, like the kindle display black and white).
We follow the adventures of a young girl (17 years old) living in an idyllic city whose technology is based on water. However, his daily life changes when his city is attacked by its secular enemies, coming from the desert. They were quickly captured and sentenced to death. Listening only to her heart, the heroine decides to marry one of these desert boys to save him. But she finds herself banished and has to leave her city. It is a book that promotes tolerance and encourages reflection on the sharing of resources and wealth.
Heroin (17 years old)
I'd like to see it on the cover. She has light skin, blue eyes, a large cobalt coloured mat. At the beginning of the book, she wears clothes as in ancient Rome/Greece, then only a top that hides her chest and a skirt open on the side (oriental). She's temperamental and knows what she wants. She has a metal cuff on her right wrist. It lights up in blue when she uses it (it is a technological object).
The hero (19 years old)
It is not necessary to appear on the cover, I give free rein to your imagination. He has tanned skin, is brown, and wears a desert costume (see picture suggestions). Above all, very important in the book: he has irises that are red, like flames that would burn in his eyes. He is very quiet, never smiles and remains quite distant from the heroine. If it's on, I don't want a boy with his shirt off.
"Sael" is the name of the desert. So I would like it to appear. In reality they are steppes of yellow grass, but putting a desert is okay. I also attach pictures of the idyllic city. It is built at the top of a cliff, with antique marble sculptures. A waterfall crosses it. A dome of blue energy protects it from intrusion.
I don't have an ultra-defined project. I accept all proposals (except half-naked and hugged couples). Be careful, the images I have attached are not free of rights. Some ideas:
Put a blue city under a dome in the distance, surrounded by green with a waterfall in the background. In the foreground, the heroine and hero looking at the reader.
A composition where there would simply be the desert and heroin (but the composition must really catch the eye immediately)
Something more graphic where we would find the opposition between the two peoples (water against fire; heroin against the hero) with fiery lines and on the other side waves of water, which would separate the two heroes on each side.
I also accept ideas with women who do not represent my character, and who look more oriental (Nota Bene: Saël's tears represent the tattoos that the women of this people make before their eyes and which symbolize their dead children).
It is also important to leave room for the title (“Les larmes de Saël”) and the author's name (“A.D. Martel” (no publishing house).
Thank you very much!
P.S.: Sorry about my English, it's not my mother tongue.