"She Makes You Believe Things" is a fiction novel that I am planning to publish later this year. The book is set in Los Angeles in the year 2007 and follows an aspiring cop who gets involved first professionally and then personally with a young Beverly Hills heiress. I would describe the novel as "L.A. Noir" and would like the book cover to evoke that phrase in some way.
Here is the synopsis:
L.A. is a strange town. Full of people living out private fantasies that might or might not turn into reality. Toby Maines is one of them. He thinks he can be a LAPD cop just like his dad. Except a bad habit of waking up hungover keeps getting in Toby’s way.
Cassie Bellweather is another one. She’s young and loaded from all the money she’s set to inherit from her mother’s frozen yogurt empire. But she wants to be a singer and earn instant fame like so many who dwell in the city of illusions.
When Toby gets hired to be Cassie’s bodyguard, he sees it as an opportunity. Cassie finds it annoying and keeps telling Toby her stepfather slash business partner who hired Toby in the first place is just spying on her.
But when Toby starts to find out not only Cassie’s secrets, but also those of her closest friends in the not always sunny world of teenage life in Beverly Hills, he ends up in a mess and on the run from the law, forcing Toby to choose between a girl who’s keeping him away from the bottle but also far away from becoming the man his dad wanted him to be.
The novel will be published as a print version (front cover and back cover) and as an e-book (front cover only) through various platforms.
I have attached a photo that I own the rights to. It's the same photo used on the website. I really like this photo and though I think it would make a good background image for the book cover, you are NOT REQUIRED to use it if you can come up with a more compelling comp based on your own ideas and the information I've given you.
The novel's website can be found here --
A book trailer I created can be viewed here --
I have also attached the first few chapters if you want to look at them.
Thank you in advance and looking forward to working with you!