Friday, April 15, 2011

Opal Fire by Barbra Annino

What's the genre? What's the logline? What is it you like or don't like about this cover? Does it make you want to know more about the book? Does it make you want to BUY the book? Discuss.


  1. Sorry if this got posted twice. I am having internet issues.
    I loved this book, but I think I blew past it in the B&N store several times and never stopped to look. When you have read the book the cover makes perfect sense, but all I saw on the little thumbnail in the store was a stark red and black cover covered in fire. (Or what I though was fire at a quick glance.) I finished the book before I noticed the red in the front actually made figures. It is a mystery, but a amusing one and I don't think the cover shows that it is a fun book to read.

    I do like the fact that by looking at the cover we can see it is part of a series and even though I am usually strange about fonts on covers I like the fonts used here.

  2. I do not think that this is a very strong cover.

    I do not know if it's the scan, but the dog and the witch edges look to be fuzzy while everything else has a sharp edge. The back ground is very busy to the point the much of the detail is being lost.

    I'm going to disagree with Becky and say that I am also not a fan of this type face, it is a bit hard to read.

    genre: I would guess supernatural mystery

  3. Appreciate the feedback! I have re-designed the cover. Check Amazon, B&N or my website at for the revised version.

    Becky, I'm so happy you enjoyed the story and I think you were right in that the cover didn't capture the fun factor.


  4. Actually, you can click my icon there to see the re-design:)

    Barbra Annino

  5. The new cover is much better.