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LOVE this! Colorful, draws the eye right in!
What a beautiful cover!I live in Texas so I immediately relate to this one. But all the pastel colors and the Series Title lead me to believe Sweet Romance. I don't tyopically read sweet but those who do I think wouldn't resist this one. Very Nice.
Nice cover art. Sweet romance, probably. I find the fonts REALLY overly busy. Too many different ones. I suspect that might put me off this even if I read the genre.
I always wonder about having the author's name bigger than the title of the book. While it is colorful, I am not a big fan of the font or color on the author's name. I find it a bit hard to read. I would also lose the micro quote it is totally unreadable.
A beautiful cover. Lovely colors. Probably a sweet romance. Or a family dynasty tale. The "Twilight" in the title makes me think a way of life is coming to an end. Not much to suggest a time period. Perhaps the expanse of land and the lettering would lead one to believe it's a period piece. Personally, the cover wouldn't make me purchase it -- because I'm not a big fan of cowboys or sweet romance. So that's a good thing. If I'm looking for a gritty vampire story and picked this one up by mistake, I'd be mighty disappointed.
Stunning cover. I love the colors. I think of a sweet romance when looking at the landscape. I want to say the fonts are too much, but I really like it. Mostly, I think I'd move the "award winning author" to another location, and less prominent.
I like the colors. The author's last name seems to fade into the background and I'd like the title to be a bit larger. But over all it's a lovely cover.
Pretty image. I'd guess women's fiction, not romance. The cover doesn't have a romantic feel to me. The fonts are fighting each other. I don't like that the author's name is bigger than the title of the book. If the author was a recognized best seller, that would make sense, but there's no reference to best selling status anywhere on the cover. The largess of the name screams hubris to me and i find that off-putting.
Love the cover art. I agree that there are too many different typefaces, all rather busy ones, on the cover. I also had really hard time reading the author's last name, both with the gold gradient against its background and with the typeface chosen. I read Fluff and Tyffe before I finally settled on Fyffe. For this particular book, since the background is very detailed, I'd want to go with a simpler type treatment, perhaps just plain white or a very light gradient instead of trying for the gold look.I'm also not a huge fan of the Caroline Award Winning Author Fyffe thing. I tend to read from top to bottom and that just kind of jangles a bit.I don't mind that the title is smaller than the author, but it's a LOT smaller. Maybe a bit larger and a less busy typeface?If all this sounds overly critical, it's more me nit picking what is actually very close to a stunning cover.
This is a very eye-catching cover and it makes me curious to know what the story's about. The pastel image and the typefaces both indicate romance to me. I've never read much romance, but this is a nice, clean cover that makes me think the story will be nice, clean and sweet.I don't agree with Eric that the microquote is unreadable. Sure, on the screen here it's difficult to read because the image is small. But the quote is enticing and made me want to know what made the commentor laugh and cry. I think it is an important aspect that could help sell the book.I do agree with Robin that the title could be bigger. However, I think the large author name is a great way to build "brand recognition" even if Fyffe isn't a bestseller YET. Sometimes you have to push the limits of humility when you want to get your name out there. This cover works for her.All in all, I think this is a very professional, attractive cover. I'm not a romance reader but I think I might pick this one up.
Loved the art on Caroline Fyffe's book Texas Twilight. The layout as well as the sweaping landscape draws me in. It makes me feel as if something very promising lies inside, and as I have read the novel, I can assure you the book is wonderful! I like that her name is in large print. She has a positive energy that comes through in all her books and I love that quality in an author.
Thanks to all who came by and analyzed my cover, TEXAS TWILIGHT. Your comments were very thought out and relevant. I appreciated you taking the time to help. Happy reading! ~Caroline