Lets go dark today!
Interesting tagline with ‘James Patterson presents’ – I’m guessing this is one of the writers he has helping him with his own books striking out on their own? Regardless, the addition is gold for marketing. It’s just dark enough that it doesn’t shout on the low-contrast background. The simple font stands out strong and austere, which fits in with the Spartan theme. The hint of fire sparks and the motion of the woman’s hair adds to the mystique. Red and gold and black – a classic combination.
I love this cover – a simple background, a few elements with high contrast, and a strong, ornate font. And yet, still easy to read! Romance cover artists, take note. You can have a flowery font without losing legibility! The shining light through the feathers keep with a simply color scheme and yet glow with bright contrast.
This simple cover intrigues with the low color scheme and pose. I’m not a huge fan of the font for Elizabeth Franklin. It looks a bit rough, and not deliberate. However, it’s still a striking composition with lovely details in the hand tattoos/art and the crown.