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That is a gorgeous cover!
I will go first, since it's my book. Fiona Jayde did a great job capturing the spirit of this story. I love her rendition of the city, and she got the background perfect, putting in stars as I requested. The gem the fairy is holding is a sapphire called Starry Night. Perfect! Excellent job, Fiona!
Genre: I would have guessed fantasy based on just the artwork alone. If there was not the big letters saying Erotic Romance, I would have never suspected. The text for the book would look good for a printed book, as an e-book for thumbnail I'm not sure that it looks that great. I could not see the word "the" until my second glance and thought the title was just "Seducing stone." Also I can not read Naomi's name at all; sorry. The letters just mush together and are unreadable.
The artwork is very nice, though I would have given the gem more facets and I'm not too excited about whatever the heck is on her head; looks like bug wings (sorry).I very much like the overall color scheme and the moon/stars.The tyopgraphy obviously has some work done in it, but it looks a little cramped to me and I have to agree with Eric; the author name is pretty much illegible at this size. I didn't get the "the" at all. I think a few tweaks would fix it; maybe less compressed on the author name; giving it air and wide character spacing would be a good contrast and make it more readable. Change typeface for the "the" word.
fabulous cover. just gorgeous. my only question is--what is that on the girl's head? I can't tell if it is a space station or a hat. Otherwise--bravo!
Beautiful cover! Fiona's work is amazing. To me, it says sci-fi fantasy with romantic elements. Congratulations!
Thanks for all the input and I agree with the comments regarding typeface and weird things in hair. It's so beautiful and I'm glad I had this opportunity to show it off. I hope Fiona saw this.