Monday, December 12, 2011

Grey's Lady by Natasha Blackthorne

What's the genre? What is it you like or don't like about this cover? Does it make you want to know more about the book? Does it make you want to BUY the book? Discuss.


  1. Clearly a romance novel.

    Over all this is a good cover the only problem that I have is with the little text above Grey's lady. It's so small and it's placement makes it very hard to read. I assume that it's the imprint for the publisher, but that's not clear either.

  2. Genre, historical romance

    I agree overall a good cover. For me, having a photograph for a historical is a little jarring. After all, there probably weren't photos. I would have applied a painterly effect. And even though I like the red behind the author name, I'm not sure what else is back there or why it's there. A ribbon maybe? Why?

    "Carte Blanche" is indeed difficult to read.

  3. "Carte Blanche"

    Okay, thanks for mentioning that Robin. I wasn't quite sure.

    So, I see it is romance and I'm leaning toward a historical one given the wardrobe.

    Other then not understanding the letters above the title, the only thing that threw me for a moment was the corner graphic. I'm guessing that has to do with the publisher, maybe?

    Otherwise, kind of liked it.

  4. Genre: Historical Romance
    Cover: Clear, clean and easily identifiable
    Needs to be greyed-down to look more aged

    I'd rather see a painterly cover of the couple
    but it's nice to see an Austenish pose

    I too was trying to figure out what the tiny white script blotches the cover.
    I also thought that tag of white on the hero's neck was not a good sign, either! LOL

    The script is nice, the background color is great. Perhaps a readjusting of where the texting goes in terms of the picture would help overall if the publisher "Carte Blanche" needs such recognition.
    If I were a reader of historical romance in general, I would want to know more about the book.
    My overall sense as one who is very selective about which historical romances I choose to read: I want a more authentic looking historical cover--antiqued and painterly