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Win a Kindle, eBooks, and Paperbacks!

eBook & Paperback Sweepstakes! (2) Winners of eBook “Gift Baskets” of ALL ebooksOther Winners of individual ebooks or paperbacks (randomly selected)

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Cover Art Critiques

What a lush cover! I love this new fad of iconographic artwork, but I feel this one is a bit too complex. The light element is nice, and it does keep the cover from being too flat, but there is

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Cover Art Critiques

Gorgeous artwork, fantastic perspective. I love how the dragon fades away so the figure stands out. That’s a great way to keep from cluttering the cover art. And again, my favorite, a limited color palette. The metallic font with the

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Cover Art Critiques

Oh, how I adore this cover. Stylistic artwork that holds lots of hints about the story, the time period, the genre, still while sticking with blue, white, and gold. The font matches the time period as well, and the white

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Cover Art Critiques

This cover has strong iconography, limited color scheme, and definitely genre-specific. However, I think there’s too much going on. The center symbol (s) has the phoenix, star, and circle, as well as blue lightning. That’s fine. Add a strong title

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Cover Art Critiques

Sometimes simple is indeed better. All this shows is a warrior (by the fact he’s literally bristling with weapons) and some mountains with clouds. Yet, the atmosphere promises a lot more. The strong, simple font might be a bit more

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Cover Art Critique

I’ve done several pale/light covers, so it’s time for some darker ones. This one is very dark, very chthulic, with a hint of the ridiculous. The black/green color scheme works fine, though the red scarf seems a bit amorphous, the

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Cover Art Critique

This cover has an intriguing mix of figurative illustration, graphic effect, and a very strong iconography. The bar on the right reminds me of some of the classic novels from the 1960s, as does the font. The upward slant of

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Cover Art Critiques

Normally, this would be way too many colors for me. However, this totally works for this cover. The overall night theme and dark blue ties it together, and since this is a fairy tell retelling based on a Chinese story,

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Cover Art Critique

A Rorschach test blob wouldn’t be my first choice for a cover. However, this one is rather intriguing, and I can see the possibilities. After all, why settle for just one, precise image, when you could effectively have dozens of

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Cover Art Critique

This one has a lot going on but it does so without being obtrusive. The limited color scheme and the mix between illustrative and pictorial aspects works. The upside down blood building is a little confusing, but I think it

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Cover Art Critique

This is an unusual color scheme for a figured cover, but it works. The cool blue informs something creepy and mysterious, even though it’s bright and easy to see. The Victorian house in the background tells me it might be

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Science Fiction eBook & Paperback Giveaway!

eBook & Paperback Sweepstakes! (2) Winners of eBook “Gift Baskets” of ALL ebooks Other Winners of individual ebooks or paperbacks (randomly selected)

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Cover Art Critique

This is an amazing cover. I adore the illustration, and the subtle puzzle pattern adds questions and intrigue. The color scheme is soft and pleasing, and the unique font, while still perfectly legible, is amazing. I’m a huge fan of

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Fresh Friday New Releases!

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Book Cover Critique

Limited color scheme? Check. Strong imagery? Check. Atmosphere in the artwork? Check. The only thing I don’t really care for is the red spider symbol. I think it could be better integrated with the background cover art, or placed somewhere

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Book Cover Critique

With any fantasy cover, there’s always the urge to put too much on the cover. You’re trying to define an entire world, after all. However, with just a few iconic images, you can offer a hint of the world-building without

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Come vote for Taming of the Few!

The cover art for my urban fantasy novel, Taming of the Few, is in the Crème de la Cover Contest at InD’Tale Magazine! CLICK HERE TO VOTE TODAY!!! The contest runs all week until Saturday, July 30th at 5pm PST. You

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