This is what I went with. I had a number of people offer feedback, and my friend Michael Montoure even did his own fantastic design, which I borrowed some ideas from. I took all of your advice, except one good suggestion from two people, relating to the title, which would have been too time-consuming to implement with the tools I used.
Everything is uploaded to Amazon and pending publication. Look forward to an announcement tomorrow. It's a perfect synchronicity -- tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day, and my book is about faeries! How's that for lucky charms?