a critique site for book lovers, hosted by author Jude Hardin
I would call this romance genre, and overall it is a very nicely done cover. The lighting and color is very nice, and the artwork is allowed to take center stage. It's put together, "of a piece," the man and his guitar, the stage lighting and the hands. The tattoo is pretty well done (composited on to his arm). One issue I have though, is that the tattoo is not a tudor rose. In an otherwise impeccably detailed cover, that bugs me. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tudor_rose)I do like the typography a lot. There's a big dichotomy between the title, which implies historical, and the cover subject, which is obviously modern. But that kind of intrigues me and would make me more, not less, likely to flip the cover to read the blurb.
He has an intriguing face, after I got over the fact he looks like a relative of mine and I wondered what Uncle L was doing up there with all those muscles. The design colors from warm to cool are lovely. A very lively cover full of tension. The title of the book seemed odd but that would make me read the blurb at the very least.
What? Only one book today?Very Good cover. The small Tudor Dynasty right under the word Tudor is kind of hard to read. Is that small text really needed?