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I like the cover but don't know what the "b" on the right arm is ....that could be something that would be distracting
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no, it's "DP" for Decadent publishing. I'll make sure the publisher knows your comment. thanks Maria
Nice cover, Liz. I agree with Maria. The publisher's logo is in a weird place.Sid
but I LOVE the "INS" like a tattoo on his arm... but anyway, its a good book I swear.
He has a really...nice...face. ;) I agree with the comments about your publisher's logo.
Even knowing who this book was published by, the logo does look like "BP" That's probably the only thing I am not fond of about this cover. The two logos on the arms...other than not being very clear, its not quite balanced enough not to distract. Always thought that it was nice this cover wasn't "headless" :P I really do like the font that "Delight" is in...a small thing, I know but it stands out when flipping through other book covers, I also like the skyline...it grounds the whole image nicely. Definitely, one of the more pleasing-eye-appealing covers out there right now :o)
I'm with the other ladies. The DP logo needs to be moved elsewhere. I do love the mysterious eyes that the model is sporting. Yummy!
If the only thing we can find wrong with this is the misplaced logo, I would say Liz has a winning cover! This book is the first in a trilogy, with Turkish Delights being about a younger Turk and a very beautiful older American woman. What makes this cover cool is that the cover model is Serbian, so the cover is way more authentic than most. Disclaimer: I edited this book. Truth: It's one of the best books I ever edited.
This is my favorite of Liz's covers, and she has some great ones. I think the hot guy over the city is fabulous. In a thumbnail I always thought the lettering on the arm was a tattoo, which I thought was even hotter, but I get that the label stuff all has to be there.
The only way it will let me comment is to 'reply' so I'm tagging on another comment. lol..But the cover...oh, oh, oh. Very sexy, very attractive!Congrats!
thanks y'all. Love me some Turks. Yes. I do.
Fabulous cover and I agree. The logo should be moved. The 1NS logo is great. Looks like a tat!Plus, I read the book and the cover is perfect for the story and the start of the series.Marika
great cover and book!
Being that I know what the logos mean, they don't bother me at all. I see a sexy man and I want to read. Chests and backs do it for me. And let me tell you, this story compelled me to read the rest in the series and buy other books by Liz.
Okay, once again we have the cadre of fan squee. Really guys, it's pretty tacky to come on to Cover Art Review as a marketing ploy rather than to actually have your cover critiqued. If you all just want to congratulate each other, please do it elsewhere.As for the cover itself, it's got some very nice points and some things I would change. I like the typography, but "Turkish" is very close to his skin tone color and difficult to read. I like him, though I do find the branding distracting.I'm not a fan of things floating aimlessly in midair. The tea on the right is just distracting IMO. And he has apparently been hacked in half. I think it would have worked better for me if he blended more gradually into the skyline so at least the eye would have thought he was behind the scene, instead of a floating torso. Maybe he's a djinn?Color is good, I like the skyline except that it says nothing of Turkey to me so it doesn't really seem to fit the title.
The cover is beautiful; the guy is hot. However, he doesn't look as a Turk to me. I was into Turkish TV Shows some time and even now watch some, so he just doesn't seem Turkish to me.
I would guess sensual or erotica. I have to agree, the publisher logos are a bit distracting where they are placed, but I do like the contrast in color. I would definitely turn this book over to see what it was about.
I'm slowly coming to the conclusion that romance reader fans are idiots and will say that they love something no matter the quality.My take on this cover is that it looks like gay erotica. To improve the cover they must move the logos to stop making them look like tattoos. As for the text again I totally agree with Robin, the word "Turkish" is very close to his skin tone color and difficult to read.
ouch. thanks for your time I guess....or not. whatever. as a matter of fact it's not gay erotica. but it could be. And I write that too. so I'm not insulted
I'd definitely say 'sensual', and the bloke is hot!However, the tea on the side is distracting - too small, and I'm not sure you can blend it in if you make it bigger. It looks like an afterthought squeezed in to me.The "Turkish" should be in a stronger colour, and yes, his torso could be blended in better where it's cut off.And the skyline looks good but I wouldn't know it's Turkey/Turkish from one glance. I know we should steer clear of the stereotype of minarets and all, but this looks like a generic skyline and doesn't scream Turkey. (Unless you weren't showing Turkey... *grin*)But love the guy, and the overall feel and colour scheme of the cover. :) Also totally dig the font for Delights.
He's Serbian actually and a cover model I'm very familiar with. But I lived in Turkey for several years and yeah, he looks the part.
I really like the overall colors of this cover and the cityscape at the bottom. The model is, well, perfect. :) Nicely done!
Until someone pointed out the DP logo I didn't notice the odd placement hanging off the inside of his wrist. I was to busy looking at his face and the vibrant colors. While I enjoy covers they don't seal the deal for me, the blurb does. As for his ethnicity I'd say he looks the part to me.