Sunday, February 10, 2008

Cover Quiz for Hidden Fire

What I'm reading: That Which Survives by Ciana Stone

What I'm writing: mystery short; e-publishing workshop presentation notes. (Trying to learn PowerPoint on the fly)

I got the cover for Hidden Fire, my next Cerridwen Press release. As the author, of course I'm very close to the story, and as an author, know next to nothing about what kind of a cover sells a book. I'm lucky that Cerridwen Press gives authors a chance to comment on the cover after it's designed, rather than blindly accept a cover artist's interpretation of a one or two page cover request form. The elements on the first go-round were there, but there were things that bothered me, so I requested some modifications. The second version was much better, and that's where management said it would stay.

I did (and still do) have one niggling questions, which was part of the image. It jumped out at me, yet after studying it, I still wasn't sure exactly what it was.

What do you think?

I'll post the full cover in a day or two. But now, let me know what you think this is. I'll even send an autographed copy of the full cover to a random draw of the comments. I can't pick a winner based on "right" answers, because I'm not 100% sure what it is.


Jessica said...

Looks like a golden earring to me! But it is rather hard out of context.

Anita Birt said...

There's a person hanging in the middle of the thing - looks like a giant candelabra or a cruel torture wrack. I really haven't a clue but thought I'd toss in my comment. Please let me know what it is.

Julie said...

Well at 6am with my tired eyes it looks like a golden hook of some kind.

Night. ;-0

Anonymous said...

It looks like an ancient vase, sort of sideways.

Candice said...

hmm, it's hard to see, but since it's small it reminds me of a golden Lucky Charms horse shoe, maybe with some smoke... I'll have to see a bigger pic to have a better idea :)

acdaisy95 said...

To me, it looks like an angel or a lady in the air. But the ring around the head may be like a ring of fire.

BethRe said...

Looks like a gold hook