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I like the riders coming out of the mist in this cover, but the lighting and blue curtains behind the hero and heroine don't quite match with the painterly look of the riders. I think I'd also need more of a break between top and bottom. It looks like this giant couple is going to fall from the sky and crush all those handsome knights frantically trying to ride out of their way.The title and author are nicely readable though.
I like how clearly this cover signals the genre at a glance (historical romance with strong erotic elements).I also like how legible the title and byline are.However, it leaves me confused about the period. The costume of the couple at the top is several hundred years later than the knights at the bottom. So maybe it isn't a historical romance after all, but some kind of journey-through-the-ages erotic time travel?I wouldn't buy this book, because I'm not interested in period-hopping time travel, and for historical novels, I value historical accuracy.
Looks like historical romance to me. I like the layout, but I agree what is up with that blue curtain in the background. That's the only part that doesn't work for me.
The top and the bottom is a definite mismatch. Considering how fast and loose historical romance plays with historicity (as a general rule), the writer might not know or care. I'm not sure how much readers of this genre would care that there is no way on earth someone during the period of those knights would dress like that.However, it might leave some confusion whether it's time travel romance or historical romance. Other than that, the drapery in the background of the top looks weird and there needs to be some division or something between the to and the bottom.