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No, I didn't like this one. A woman with a bag making a phone call, a red filter. Nothing of interest there for me. The title helps a little, but even that is too bland for my taste. Sorry.
I actually like the cover and think it's eye-catching because it's different. It has a sort of retro-noir feel rather than Chick-lit. I expect a female Dick Tracy or Sam Spade type of detective story from this cover. Which is very intriguing!I would say I'd buy it--but I already did!Stephanie Queen
I'd like to see more of her and less of the purse - her shoes look old-lady like. Just my thought...Mimi
Not a great picture. I agree with everyone else, too much purse. Didn't notice the shoes at all and will have to take Mimi's word for old-lady shoes. Again the small unreadable text is all over the place. This small text just doesn't work in e-book thumbnail.
Woman's expression is great, but don't get the red filter or font change in title.
This would have been better in grays to create that dark feel. The red filter was definately used to create a mood, but I think it's too much. A little bit will do you and to much red can have a negative effect, as in this case. The title in red would have been enough. Again, too many small words, but I have a feeling this was for the print market.Now, the red also makes me think of looking through a scope, but night vision is more green than red. If this was the intent, I'd have slapped cross hairs on her.
Don't like the color scheme, it's too purply-pink. She's just too much going on in too little space; the eye goes right to that ugly humongous purse because it's in the largest blank area of the cover. The grey glows are just kind of ugly. Small print unreadable for ebooks.Sorry, I'd redo this one.
Reminiscent of the early edition of Stephen King's Colorado Kid.
I agree with Stephanie about the retro-noir feel and if that's what you're intending, it works for me. The cover is eye-catching, though all the small print does clutter it (though the words are important so I see why you included them). I definitely thought "romantic suspense" originally, and then deducted the romance part. I think the word 'business' in the title led me away from romance. Plus the single woman with all the trappings of work alongside her (phone, big purse etc). I think the cover is unusual enough to attract attention.