Today is blue and purple day!
Simple, haunting, and asking questions. I don’t think it even needs the ‘A gripping psychological mystery’ at the bottom, because all of that is evident in the single smoking, melting candle and the tag line. I love that the smoke is in front of the font, but behind the tagline. I might have reflected the red fading into dark into the author’s name at the top.
Lovely, mystical, and magical. I love this art, and the butterflies make it less dark and dangerous looking. The title font is nicely blocked, though it contrasts a bit too much with the wide kerning of the author name.
Normally I’m not a big fan of substituting letters in the title with other things, but in this case, it works, with a definite message to the dark/horror aspect of the book. There’s almost too much moonlight on the branches, but it still works. I might have made the author the same font as the title, but definitely the red there works perfectly.