Best star-crossed paranormal romance book cover for “Inverso”?

I had fun working on this book cover for Inverso, a YA supernatural/paranormal romance. I love the 3 finalists so much, I can’t decide which one to put in my portfolio. Which book cover design do you like the best? Here’s the summary (originally in Portuguese, not totally edited yet):

About the story, is quite simple. Is a YA book, girl meets boy but boy
is a little strange. So during the story she starts to discover about
his world that is the “inverso” of ours in values, knowledge and way
of living. While our society is evolving on capitalism and technology
his is almost like a continuity of the Hippies… they live in
community in a simple way and in harmony with nature and earth.
Because the ancestors of this society came from the nomad gypsies,
their evolution carried on the magic and supernatural powers. Of
course the new relation between boy and girl is not well seen by part
of his world but there are others that are supportive in the name of a
new evolution.

 

 

 

Simmer: A steampunk paranormal romance book cover

I’ve been excited about “Simmer: A Miss Hyde Novel” for several weeks – a mysterious twin, a genetic trait shared by Mr. Hyde – these are some exciting themes to play with. But first we were just looking for a nice gown (to fit the genre) and a background of Vienna. I played with the idea of showing the twins, but it may work better without.

I may use some Steampunk Jewelry in the design but it will depend on the picture.

Mostly I like the first one, but the others show a large variety of fonts (oh how I love fonts!).
The text will be especially important to set the style of the series. The ‘mechanical rose’ is a prominent feature of the book so I tried to add one.

After we pick a design and clean it up more, we can add the fancy scrolly decorative patterns to the edges… These are still really messy! Just samples…

What do you think?

My favorite! Though maybe with different text.


 

 

I you want to learn more about Steampunk (what it means, what it implies) check out this amazing post: http://socialismandorbarbarism.blogspot.com/2009/02/salvagepunk-apocalyptic-notes-1.html