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I think this is a very hot cover! I love everything about it except the weight of the font for "A Vampire in Paris" -- I think that could be bolder. Otherwise, this looks like a steamy read--and certainly one I would buy. :)
The upper half of the image is fine, but the text has some issues. First the small text is again unreadable in thumbnail. I would suggest losing it for the ebook version. The white fog around the main title is making the text hard to read and is blending with the drop shadow of the text. I would say either lose the fog or change the shadow. I also question the kerning of the font, the letters are way to close together and at point right on top of each other. In thumbnail the "mp" of vampire almost look like they are touching.
I like the font, but not for this book. It looks techno, not vampire or romance. And Eric, I'm not sure it's so much that the kerning is too tight but rather that it's uneven. Look at how much bigger the "a"in Paris is than the "a" in vampire, and the huge chunk of air between the P and the a in Paris, which then jars against the super tight kerning of "pire" above. Why is she chewing on her fingers? And why is her hair pink? It must smell great because he looks like he's snorting her hair follicles like coke. And his hand grabbing her hair? I just expect him to give a hard yank and pull her head off. And look! The Obligatory Penis Reference in the background! Somehow the color of the penis... um... Eiffel Tower does not go with the pinks and blues of the rest of the cover.I don't mean to sound too negative; there are definitely worse covers out there. But to me this is not a pleasing cover though it is professionally done.
The models don't seem to be to the same scale. He looks huge.