Monday, February 4, 2013

Cover Art poll and Give Away!

 Hello there everybody!
 Here we are again in the grand tradition of all things... new and scary, to ask your help in determining a matter most urgent, most perplexing, most... well, we can't make up our minds, so we want to have you help us out with yours.
 (Help, please? Nicely?)

 The team has labored long and hard over the momentous decisions necessary to craft the prospective Cover Art for the sequel to Jeweler's Apprentice; and now their brains are basically frazzled. So, we need to poll the audience for a few key points, and as a bonus somebody wins an e-copy of the first book in the series, the lovely and talented Jeweler's Apprentice!

                                                        *Drum roll, applause*  

 Thank-you, thank-you. Thank-you all.

                       *Master of ceremonies bows nicely*

   Back to business.

 Okay, folks here's the deal. We have four mock-ups, and we now need to know...
 Which Background Color is the BEST of the four?

 Which "slanting shine of light" is the most effective?
 Which Dagger/Title arrangement is best?

 Which Author position is best? (Top or bottom.)

 Which Author color is best? (It's in silver and also dark. )
Red 1
Green 2
Teal 3
Blue 4

  We're so frazzled our thinkers can't think, and you know that's a dangerous place to be when creativity is a must!
 So, give us all the opinions your little heart can muster, and enter them into the raffle-copter widget below.  Even if you only have the strength for one opinion, sock that critter into the widget! We need you!

  And also, with every answered question, you are entered again into the ultimate drawing to win a copy of Jeweler's Apprentice! Remember, I've been known to throw in an extra copy-prize or something else unpredictable, so be sure to get your little email address into the widget by hook or by crook. You never know WHAT might happen. Smile

 P.S. If you have already read Jeweler's Apprentice and don't wish to receive another copy, should you be selected as winner we will substitute a different prize. (A Mystery Prize!) Just let us know. Smile

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Krafty Girl said...

This looks like a great read! Hope I get entered in the draw. If not, I guess I will have to go buy it when it comes out.

Good luck!

Elizabeth K. said...

Krafty Girl! So nice of you to stop by!
In order to be entered into the giveaway, you need to help the designers out a little by answering a question or so. This is an info-gathering give-away, so we want to know what you think!
Thanks for the help!
E. Kaiser

Glenda_Fralin said...

Elizabeth. The Green 2 strikes me as a grabbing color that doesn't overpower the image like Red 1. I like the lighting with Blue 4 with that strip of white. It presents the title very well. On Green 2 if you use the lighting of blue 4, move you name to the top in large silver letters, I think it presents you as the author the title and image very well.

That's my 2 cents for whatever it's worth.

Elizabeth K. said...

Thanks Glenda! I appreciate it!

Hannah Scheele said...

I think the red one is the prettiest color by far, and so does my sister who is sitting next to me right now. Red has always been one of my favorite colors, and this particular shade is extremely beautiful--very indicating of royalty and also of blood, which is plot appropriate! :D
I think the knife design is prettiest with number 2. The lighting is well balanced. But I like the author's name in number 1 best.

Sarah Scheele said...

I think the teal cover (#3) is good all around. A pleasant color, good dagger position, etc. The blue one is too shiny, IMO, and the other one too green. The red one is my second favorite--I'm not as into red as Hannah is. :P

Melissa M. said...

I like both the red and the green--the others are nice, but a little *too* nice for the title, if you know what I mean. :) Definitely I don't like the overpowering light streak in #4.

Aidyl Ewoh said...

Hey! I'm having a writing contest on my blog. It would be great if you wanted to enter!

Anonymous said...

The red strike me as best, certainly agree with Melissa'a words above.
i dont like the feel of the dagger though. It represents and imparts a feeling of violence, when in fact you really want to be imparting a feeling of something far better. Why highlight an act of violence, why draw attention to it or glorify it.
Surley there is a more loving Gospel principle to draw our minds to.
I mean this genuinly sister, and I dont wish to pull you down, I do watch your words and hope Ive said somthing useful. I have said what the spirit in me has dictated.
I'll keep watching.

Elizabeth K. said...

Thank-you everyone for your opinions! I really appreciate your taking the time to chime in and help out with these decisions.
It definitely looks like the red cover color was a favorite by a large margin!