Book cover replacement for GUILT TRIP. I'm hoping for a specialized book cover designer who can use their expertise to convey my genre at a glance; previous designer perhaps relied too heavily on me. Very important to convey the impression that GUILT TRIP is a mystery, as this title alone can be misunderstood. I initially added "The Mystery,” but "A Lauren Beck Crime Novel" should clarify that problem if prominent enough.
I’ve included the present cover for reference; it was criticized by Writer's Digest as too "on point." Photos not sharp enough either. Also included the series opener’s cover. I like my photo of sky and palm trees, but you may regard that as a sample, as well as the yacht basin one.
Please note back cover copy for book description and this link to GUILT TRIP to sample my writing style: https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?as…nhusmur-20
I need a front and back cover for a 5 X 8 paperback: Lightning Source description: B&W 5 x 8 in or 203 x 127 mm Perfect Bound on Creme w/Gloss Lam; Page Count:288; Spine Width: 0.64830
If possible, would like to have replacement cover before an August promo.
INCLUDE ON FRONT COVER:
Donna Huston Murray
Writer’s Digest Award-Winning Author
A Lauren Beck Crime Novel
(One of badges shown below)
“Ms. Murray takes us on a journey we will never forget…[with] an ending that you won’t see coming.” Readers' Favorite
INCLUDE ON BACK COVER:
Posing as a relative’s girlfriend, Lauren Beck accompanies an affluent family to the Caribbean to discreetly investigate a questionable suicide. For the low-maintenance cancer survivor the Roitmans’ lifestyle is like trying to breathe on the moon, but as an ex-cop Lauren feels right at home. The patriarch’s stockholders send him death threats. The son resents his father making the deceased his CFO. The narcissistic mother bears watching--she’s certainly watching Lauren—and the youngest daughter is in therapy. If Lauren expects to solve what looks very much like murder, she better pack her A-game along with her sandals.
“…a story that allows you to be drawn into it, coming alive as though you were actually there… written to grab your attention from page one and not let go until…an ending that you won’t see coming.” Readers' Favorite reviewer Anne-Marie Reynolds, 5*****
“Lauren Beck is capable yet imperfect, strong yet vulnerable, a nice blend of true humanity.” Amazon Reader SPW
GUILT TRIP follows WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU, awarded Honorable Mention in the 23rd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards
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