Cool Book Covers

More book cover critiques!

This one is all warmth and intrigue. Reds, golds, and yellows imply luxury. The detailed design and the skyline indicate this is a novel set in east Asia. I love the line that draws the eye up from the skyline, which looks like it’s covered in gold leaf, up through the title to the star-sprinkled sky. The only quibble I have is the A in Brass is not centered to the ‘of’, due to kerning – it throws off my sense of symmetry.

This one is a great example of a strong shifter novel cover. The lighting is great, the red is balanced by the skin tones, and I love the subtle texturing on the font like snakeskin, which pairs nicely with the snake-like S. Many shifter covers go overboard with the color intensity and lighting, but this one is nicely subtle. The fire sparks from the lower left don’t over power the image, and meld into the forest. The only note I might make is a slightly more interesting font for the author and subtitles.

Another strong image, one I love with the greens and yellows. The tagline is fantastic, the font is bold, and the illustration speaks to the genre, culture, and setting. The faded lighting from yellow to black reflects the colors within the image itself.

Celtic Fairies, Fables, and Folklore! Bestselling author (top #100 Amazon Canada, #1 in Paranormal Fantasy, Amazon Canada) Christy Nicholas, also known as Green Dragon, is an author, artist and accountant. After she failed to become an airline pilot, she quit her ceaseless pursuit of careers that begin with 'A', and decided to concentrate on her writing. Since she has Project Completion Disorder, she is one of the few authors with NO unfinished novels. Christy has her hands in many crafts, including digital art, beaded jewelry, writing, and photography. In real life, she's a CPA, but having grown up with art all around her (her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother are/were all artists), it sort of infected her, as it were. She wants to expose the incredible beauty in this world, hidden beneath the everyday grime of familiarity and habit, and share it with others. She uses characters out of time and places infused with magic and myth. Combine this love of beauty with a bit of financial sense and you get an art business. She does local art and craft shows, as well as sending her art to various science fiction conventions throughout the country and abroad. Facebook: Homepage: Blog: Twitter:

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