I am looking to redesign the cover for a best-selling book of ours, titled REGRET. This particular book is a Psychological Suspense novel, and since being published in 2011 has been downloaded over 50,000 times.
The synopsis is as follows:
WARNING: This book contains graphic violence and psychological deterioration to the extent that it has caused readers to stop reading in disgust. If those things aren't your cup of tea, stop here.
Dan blamed himself for his wife's untimely death... at first, that is.
Dan, a newly published bestselling author, has just begun to taste the good life: Money in the bank, house in a quiet neighborhood, beautiful wife. His monster of a fictional character--a wealthy, handsome, womanizing murderer--is the catalyst for Dan's good fortune, intriguing millions of readers. But when Dan sleeps with his agent on a business trip, and then confesses the whole thing to his wife in near tears, he sets off a chain of events that cause him to lose his wife and his grip on everything, including reality.
Fleeing his hometown in an attempt to outrun tormenting memories, Dan lands himself in a nearly forgotten small town in Oklahoma, taking up indefinite refuge in a Bed and Breakfast. While here, Dan's demons begin to prey on his mental instability, and the character that he's thrilled his readers with begins to come off the page and out into the flesh, sending shockwaves through the otherwise peaceful town, and giving Dan some interesting and horrific ideas on how to cope with his pain.
The book is extremely dark, detailing a young writer's success, followed by a tragic loss, and then him losing himself and taking on an alter ego persona of the murderous, womanizing character he writes about, all in the name of revenge for his wife' death.
A link to the current Amazon product page is here: http://www.amazon.com/Regret-Dan-Da…B004M8S7WO
The original and current cover is very basic with a dull gray background and bloody keyboard keys. I'm open to all new designs, but need it to successfully give off the darker/violent feel, but hopefully still have a "pop" that will attract a reader in thumbnail view, as that is the most commonly viewed size when ebook shopping.
The author name should read Dan Dawkins.