Okay, so I have been browsing book covers on Amazon relating to dogs because I know that my publisher will soon send me the art fact sheet to fill out for the military war dog series. I've got a few that I like, that have dogs on them but aren't cutesy (can't go "cute" because my books are still military thrillers with intense action to fit my RAPID-FIRE FICTION brand.
What is your favorite dog book cover? Please help me prepare my list!
So, the cover for FREEDOM IN THE AIR is by far my favorite. I'm still not a fan of having a person's face so prominent on the cover, but this shows you that this isn't just a fun romp through life with a dog. The military element is clearly portrayed.
Okay, so I'm cheating with this one. It's not a cover, but I absolutely love how the dog is sniffing the camera. But...this has a bit of a "goofy" feel to it, so I'm not sure it'd be a good and accurate reflection.
And this one is another picture found on a military site. I love this image because the dog is the primary focus of the image, and while there is someone in ACUs, their face is not easily focused on. I also love this because the dog is wearing his vest, which portrays his role as a military war dog rather than a pet.
And this final one I like because it's not your normal dog book cover. It shows a companionship between the dog and his owner. Regardless of how much I like this, I don't think it's a good fit for a war dog series.
So, tell me: do you have a favorite dog book cover? If so, please provide the title of the book and the author's name--and tell me why you like it.