WANTED! A caretaker for Roundhouse Row holiday cottages.
WHERE? Nelson’s Bar is the perfect little village. Nestled away on the Norfolk coast we can offer you no signal, no Wi-Fi and – most importantly – no problems!
WHO? The ideal candidate will be looking for an escape from their cheating scumbag ex-fiancé, a diversion from their entitled cousin, and a break from their traitorous friends.
WHAT YOU’LL GET! Accommodation in a chocolate-box cottage, plus a summer filled with blue skies and beachside walks. Oh, and a reunion with the man of your dreams.
PLEASE NOTE: We take no responsibility for any of the above scumbags, passengers and/or traitors walking back into your life…
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GUEST POST FROM THE AUTHOR!
A Summer to Remember by Sue Moorcroft
Love that book cover!
Book covers are incredibly important and I’m thrilled with that for A Summer to Remember. It has ‘pick-up-ability’, i.e. it’s likely to appeal to readers. It’s brightly coloured to stand out on the shelves.
The commonly held belief is that the most likely reason a reader buys a book is author loyalty and after that comes cover and title. (I’m pretty sure massive, runaway, top selling hits influence people too!)
The first intimation I have that a cover is being created is when my editor asks for a synopsis of the book, even before I’ve completed the manuscript. This enables her to talk to the cover artist and create a brief. I’m exceedingly lucky that my current covers are hand drawn and so they’re individual, yet of a style. This style, along with the fonts used for title and author, gives my books a brand look. Around the same time, we discuss titles. I’ve chosen a title already but this is only a working title. It may be the final one or another may be chosen. I’m not precious about this. I want the title that will sell most copies and which my publisher can really get behind.
The cover has to work for the paperback but also for the ebook. This means the colours are occasionally changed for the ebook: colours that stand out on-screen.
By the time I see the cover it’s pretty much done. I can request small changes but the experts have used their expertise and I’m just happy to have a team like that behind me. My covers are pretty and feel-good and reflect the content. The cover of A Summer to Remember shows us that the village of Nelson’s Bar is by the sea (sea in the distance, beach huts, sand) and that a house is important to the heroine. In the book, the house is actually a roundhouse but that doesn’t work visually and I stifle my urge to be literal. Flowers and blossoms reflect the fact that the setting is rural.
A Summer to Remember is different from most of my other books because the back is different to the front to really make the clever, creative, unusual blurb written by my editor stand out. I’m inordinately pleased with having a separately designed back jacket – maybe just for the novelty.
You can see for yourself the small details that complete a cover: a nice quote from author Debbie Johnson, a reminder that I’m a Sunday Times bestseller (get me!), and, on the back, sales data, social media contacts and thumbnails of a couple of other summer books. The spine is plain apart from title and author and, because they do have quite a lot to do with bringing you the finished book, the logo of Avon Books UK.
A lot of hard work goes into a book cover and it always makes me smile when someone says to me, ‘Love that cover!’
I love this author’s books and this one was such a lovely story to read!
I thoroughly enjoyed the setting for this book, the author has a lovely writing style and she really brought this book to life for me. I thought that the characters were great and they were perfect for the book. Their interaction was spot on and it made the book such an easy read. I thought that the book had the perfect mix for me and the ending was perfect!.
I was drawn in by the blurb and the cover is lovely too and it certainly set me off on a fabulous journey – the book is a lovely one to read and relax with!
It is five stars from me for this one, it is a thoroughly enjoyable story with a lovely setting and some fabulous characters – very highly recommended and a brilliant summer read!!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sue Moorcroft is a Sunday Times and international bestselling author and has reached the coveted #1 spot on Amazon Kindle. She’s won the Readers’ Best Romantic Novel award and the Katie Fforde Bursary, and has been nominated for several other awards, including the Romantic Novel of the Year Awards.
Her short stories, serials, columns, writing ‘how to’ and courses have appeared all over the world.
Part of an army family, Sue was born in Germany and lived much of her childhood in Malta and Cyprus before setting in the UK.
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