With my need to experiment I approached Melanie Harlow who is an awesome author of the New Adult Historical Fiction series Speak Easy. Being quite shy and hesitant I emailed Melanie and asked her if I was able to use her series as an example so I could make my own covers of her series (of course I wasn't asking her to replace her already hot covers), pretty nervous as i was she replied "yes".
So as above, using what i do best i asked my beautiful sister and her boyfriend to model for me, with their looks being quite alternative and having a "classic" 1920's feel to there appearance (Heidi with her beautiful red lips and Joe with his neatly trimmed beard) I thought they would fit with what I wanted. Above are my two finished products which I am so pleased with and I'm happy to say that Melanie was rather happy with them too.
With these covers I wanted to focus more on the romanticism instead of the sex that we see quite a lot in New Adults books. So using my trusty 50mm F/1.4 lens with the aperture right open at f/1.4 I was able to make the photographs appear soft creating a delicate appearance.