Very kindly a few of you looked a a blurb I wrote for my upcoming book and gave me some very useful feedback. Now it’s the cover and, in all honesty, I’m challenged.
So, I’d love any thoughts and there’s a poll thingamedoodle at the end if you want to vote. That would be much appreciated.
First up here’s a shorter blurb, as was recommended and which may help with those of you new to this new work. Basically it’s a book about relationships, two couples brought together by their attachment to a dog – hence the title. Simplistically one couple are pretty much on their uppers, the bloke is recently out of prison and the woman cleaning and hating it; the other are well to do, professional with apparently a comfortable life but there are some serious fissures in that relationship and lifestyle.
Anyway, the blurb…
Buster & Moo – Blurb
With Mervin and Landen’s relationship under strain – Landen is having an affair with a colleague – they adopt a dog, which they call Mottram, Moo for short. Moo belonged to Sheri and Dave who gave him up when their new landlord forbade dogs. They call him Buster.
But for a chance encounter between Sheri and Mervin when Moo escapes, the couples might never have known each other. Mervin, impressed with Sheri’s skills controlling the dog, persuades her to give him lessons and from then on their lives become more and more intertwined.
Dave, out of prison on licence, finds out about the lessons and misreads what is happening, putting his marriage under strain. Landen loses her job following the discovery of her affair by her boss and then becomes involved in a police investigation into alleged money laundering and drug dealing at her old firm. She tries desperately to keep the truth from Mervin.
Events begin to spiral out of control. As the four lives overlap and criss-cross, through the medium of their shared attachment to the dog, the problems mount. Sheri and Mervin grow close, as they battle to help each other but it is the unlikely alliance between Sheri and Landen that leads to the dramatic climax. There is only room for one hero, however. Who will it be?
Can you see the dog in the negative space? Does he need say a facial feature or two to make him clear? And the first cover. I had the dogs overlapped to begin with but found that rather messy…
Here’s the poll
Thank you in advance…