'The Demon Road' name comes from the various demons that hinder the three characters, such as the inner demon Drink-Driver & external demons such as speed demons.
Green's car is a green super mini
Red's car is a red and based on a maserati
Amber's car is yellow and based on a porche.
I envisage the three cars of my protagonists coming off the page toward the viewer in a three way split, 3d effect.
I envisage the title as being in bold red with perhaps the two 'O's being substituted for road order signs such as the no waiting and no stopping signs.
The subtitle is 'A theory test novel'
At a glance the cover needs to primarily associate driving and the highway code to the viewer. seconadry considerations are: a road race and memory techniques.
It should appeal to younger people as a thrilling road race 'who will win' story while not losing sight of the fact it is a genuine and powerful study aid.
If you can convey all that then you are a genious :)
What i have envisioned for the cover i am not dead set on having, i am quite flexible on different ideas and formats.
The following i have included for inspiration or just an idea of the book's content so you can get a feel for the approach i have taken, it is not required that you use any of this.
I have uploaded some of the specially commisioned water colour scenes.
The Wine-licks scene has claret coloured clouds, the sky becomes overcast with red wine clouds when my characters go over 70mph. Wine licks = nine six or ninety six metres which is the stopping distance at this speed.
The lemon tree scene has the same formula lemon tree = seven three. The Live-bee scene = five three etc.
driving on ice, in heavy rain, dense fog is all there.
Red's car catches fire in a tunnel.
A woman pushing a pram walks out into the road in front of Amber.
Pedestrian crossings are also a theme.
All my characters get lost driving through London.
Their route begins in Edinburgh goes through Harogate, cheltenham, down to Listkeard and the coast in cornwall then across to london before returning to Edinburgh. Perhaps you could add a ghost outline of the british isles?
The book's key strengths are the memory techniques that make the scenes so memorable and will help the reader to instantly recall the info when needed.
Many thanks for your attention
Richard Gray. Author.