It’s been quite a journey.
It didn’t work.
Then a friend of mine told me about Upwork. I posted the job (“I need someone to design my book cover. The successful candidate must have endless patience, listen to my ideas, imply my ideas, make endless changes, etc…”)
Srdjan Filipovic was brave enough to take the job. It turned out that it was the easiest and the most pleasant cooperation.
When he sent me the draft of this cover, I said to myself, “This is it!”. It’s like when you’re buying new glasses: you try pair after pair, pair after pair, until you put one on, and then, suddenly — voila! You look in the mirror and you know you’ve found the perfect match for your face.
This cover simply clicked with my story. It’s symbolic: my hero, the Beast (albeit very handsome in both his shapes) is trying to find the way out of his emotional labyrinth. The greenish-blue hue of the background evokes the forest, where he escapes to every night. His Beauty, symbolized by the tiny Celtic rose in the middle, is here to help him find not only his path, but also himself…