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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Cover poll

Okay, I just cannot decide between these two incredibly gorgeous covers, so I need your help!

Please vote in the comments below. (Facebook readers: Please leave comments here at my blog, so I have them all in once place for review. Thank you!)

Here's the story blurb:

Shelly is the Queen of Christmas—her decorations, cookies, and Nativity scene (complete with life-sized camels) would make Martha Stewart weep with envy. But then Brad moves in across the street and sets up his house with a display that puts the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s “Wizards in Winter” video to shame. Shelly won’t stand for the competition. But she might find herself draped over his lap…

Which cover do you like better?

Cover A


Cover B


12 comments:

Sarah/Enid said...

Second one. The colors are more dramatic and the riding crop/Christmas tree combo in the first one sends some mixed messages. Well-lit shiny Christmas tree says warm family fun times to me... not compatible with naughty Santa girl getting her butt smacked. ;)

cayswann said...

I like Cover A the best, since the lights are all golden, glowy, and match the Title text very well. The other one seems, well, too photo-shopped.

Anonymous said...

They're both very good but ultimately I like A better than B. The picture draws you in more than the second one.

Chuck said...

I like A better, it seems more festive.

Joan said...

Clearly B. A is too busy. In B author's name, endorsement, title and principal figure stand out.

Christine Ashworth said...

I have to go with Cover B, as well.

Emerald said...

I LOVE that story!

I love both the covers too. I think I like "A" better (just slightly), both aesthetically and in that to me it seems to represent the abundant decorations in the story more. :)

Anonymous said...

I have to go with A... although both are very nice. :-)

Kelebek said...

Cover B. Cover A is too busy and messes up your name.

TeresaNoelleRoberts said...

Tough call. I like the mixed message that Sarah/Enid points out in A--but B leaves your name more legible. Ultimately, I like A better, but I'd like it better yet if there was some way to tweak it so the name and blurb (great blurb!) were easier to read.

Vicki said...

Though both are nice, I'm a fan of cover A. The colors are warmer and more inviting, whereas I find Cover B a bit too stark.

Also, (and maybe this is just my computer. I'm using a netbook) but on Cover B I completely lose the ability to see her hair because it blends in too much with the black background. It makes everything look oddly photoshopped, whereas Cover A looks more like an untouched photo.

Have you tried looking at Cover A with the background image slightly "watermarked"? It might make the text easier to read, while keeping the warmth of the scene.

Dayle A. Dermatis said...

Thank you to everyone who commented! The winner was Cover A (with Tweaks). Check out the follow-up post! :-)