Tell me about your favorite cover art

Tonight I want to talk about cover art. I had the awesome opportunity this weekend to see what it takes to create great images to be used for cover art. To appreciate the preparation, the time, the effort and the professionalism that goes into the creating of images typically used in cover art.

There is so much that goes into the making of a book cover. I cannot begin to cover it as I only know a little. However I originally saw this video on Janet Reid’s blog and I think it does a really good job of explaining it in a short amount of time.

A striking/beautiful cover will draw a reader to the book. Towards that end I wanted to share a few of my favorite covers with you guys and I hope in turn you’ll share your favorites with me.

First up Nalini Singh’s Archangel’s Consort

Second, Jennifer Estep’s Spiders Bite

These are only two of many. What are your favorites?