I'm very interested in working with you. Please check out my DA portfolio and my website www.lindsaycannizzaro.com I would be willing to work with your $50 price. I have quick turn around and can send you process shots while creating work.
I know that for professional artists, 50$ is probably too low... I am an up and coming professional (meaning I'm learning everything as well) so, I'd personally be happy to help you out I love fantasy books too! You didn't mention what exactly you are looking for in the cover- I noticed the ones you've uploaded aren't illustrated, what sort of things would the cover include? A character? A scene from the novel?
I was looking for something like a heraldic crest basically, alongside cursive text. Not characters from the book. I don't really have a preference - perhaps something more cartoonish? But I'm really open to style. I simply want a pleasing illustration that looks and feels good.