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It looks so yummy I want to chew on it.
I L-O-V-E this cover!! I work with the cover artists and authors at Decadent Publishing and when this one came in, I was like Fierce in the last comment - licking and chewing definitely came to mind! Definitely in my top 5 covers that I've had the pleasure to "participate" in, LOL!
This is a cool cover. It looks genuine, believable, and not cheap. I also like that the guy looks like a normal, good looking guy, and not a plastic super-model. He looks bad-ass, and gladiator-esq.
This is a yummy cover. I like that it's very straightforward (not busy) because really you just need that intense man to look at. Gorgeous - and you can pretend that look is just for you. This is one of my favorite DP covers.
I'm sorry folks, but I find this cover very off-putting. The man's skin is marbled and discolored. All that's needed is a little bloating and he'd look like a 3-day-old corpse.I hate to be so negative, but this really turns me off.
thanks, guys! the cover artist is Mina Carter~ The genre is Time Travel (to Ancient Rome --that is where the engraving and marbling come in) The cover model is Francis J Cura (www.francisjcura.com) and he is an actor and opera singer, too, apparently. I adore the cover. Thanks, Mina!
First glance, I really liked this cover though frankly, I had no idea of the genre.Typography is lovely, I like the color scheme, and I like his expression (and don't have a problem with the grunge-type effect on him).But his arm totally freaks me out. At first I didn't notice it, then it started to really bug me, and now all I can do is look at that arm. Part of it is a forced perspective problem, but he looks like he has an atrophied deltoid with a missing shoulder blade, then a hugely fat upper arm, and tiny forearm and hand. I think it's the biceps/triceps tie into the elbow that does it, almost as if the artist decided he wasn't quite muscular enough so artificially "inflated" that area. I think that's where the "bloated corpse" feeling Merrill wrote about comes in.If that arm was fixed, I'd like it.
I can tell there is paranormal elements from his shimmery-marblesc skin. Very yummy indeed. The fact that it is set in Rome, I would buy it. Shameless fall of all things Rome here. :)
I love this cover! The roman columns and the marble coloring reminds me so much of Ancient Rome.
Good cover but lacks what type of genre. I sort of get a gay erotic feel to it.
I thought Historical Fiction : Ancient Rome right away. I liked the cover. Good strong lettering. Wasn't sure what the 2 (gravestones?) were about. I got no hint that it was Sci-Fi, but maybe that's not significant. When I read Robin's thoughts about his arm, I took another look and I have to agree with her. Happily, I did not pick up a gay erotic vibe :)