Title: Pay Up and Die
Authors: CHUCK BUDA (all caps)
This is a dark, psychological thriller about a man who is faced with having to provide for his family in modern society. He is crushed by family debts, working hard but still living check to check. Now he needs to get his hands on a lot of money to save his daughter’s life. She has a rare disease and surgery is the only way to save her but he can’t afford it. Throughout the story the hero gets mixed up with a debt collector who will do anything to collect the money, including kill people.
Pay Up and Die examines the pressures and stress of living in modern society, and how unforeseen events can drastically change your life for the worse.
There are a few concepts I’m considering for the cover.
A suburban home which looks beautiful on the outside but has a foreclosed sign on the door. Might have blood dripping from the sign. Or maybe blood leaking under the door onto the porch.
A darkened suburban neighborhood with a dark figure lurking under a street sign or a tree, looking at a beautiful home. The figure should appear as a large man and take on a posture that is menacing.
A close-up of a collection notice for a large amount of money. It looks wrinkled and crumpled. Maybe has some blood spatter on it.
Got a better idea? I’m open to anything that looks top-notch and conveys the themes expressed above.
WHAT THIS COVER SHOULD BE:
The cover should say classy psychological thriller, and look like a bestselling book. No tacky looking thrown together stock photos. This should look like a top notch, high quality psychological thriller book.
I’ll need a 6×9 300 dpi (or higher) cover for print (will also need spine and back done)
I also need a 2400×2400 300 dpi version for the audiobook version.
I also need a 3-D rendition for marketing via social media.
You can play with different effects on the text if you can think of something cool to go with the themes.