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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Whitfield Cover Award Voting Update

Those of you who follow my blog regularly know that I started a Whitfield Cover Award in June. The winner for the first half of the year was Dawn Stephens's cover for The Little Pot. She will be getting a Whitfield Cover Award decal and a free copy of my new book, Sin Creek, as soon as it's released.


Now it's time to pick another winner for the second half of 2010, and this winner will receive a copy of Sin Creek as well as a Whitfield Cover Award decal. I have been through all the blog posts since June and have tried to narrow the voting field. However, there are so many wonderful covers that I need your help. Please look through the covers (you can click on a cover to enlarge it) and leave your choice (only 1 vote, please) in the comments section. Voting will end on December 31st at midnight. Good luck to all nominees!

Today( December 29th) the following covers are finalists:








                                                        




Good luck to all of you!
If you haven't voted, please leave your choice in the comments section.

   

128 comments:

Aaron Paul Lazar said...

Hi, Susan! I'm thrilled that Healey's Cave is up here - thank you. The artist, Ardy Scott, did it from scratch with a light pen. An amazing feat - it almost looks like a photograph of the woods/cave/stream, doesn't it? Anyway, I don't think it would be right to vote to myself, but I surely can vote for Ardy! Great selection of covers, they are lovely. ;o)

Bruce said...

Thank you so much for nominating Towering Pines cover for this! I feel that the cover captures the mood of the book so very well!

Pauline B Jones said...

Tough choice, but have to go with Cara Mia. :-)

Shells W said...

It is wonderful to see Jerrod Brown's work of Dead Practices up there. He did such an amazing job capturing the true nature of my book.

L.J. Sellers said...

Great group of covers. I love Bolt Action, but I'd be foolish not to vote for my own cover, Passions of the Dead.

Jillian said...

The Color of Ice is my vote. Very appealing

Bobbye Terry said...

Must choose Hemlock Lake. Good luck to all nominees!
Bobbye

Anonymous said...

Cara Mia, definitely.

Anonymous said...

Faces in Time looks great.

Antonia Woodville said...

Dead Practices, after some deliberation but hey, they are all great!

tealady3 said...

Bolt Action is my pick

Stacey said...

My vote goes for Bolt Action by Victoria Roder.

Anonymous said...

After carefully looking thru all the nominations, I narrowed it down to two covers (Both which were painted with real paint... non-digital). My vote goes to 'Dead Practices'. A Horror Novel with an eloquent yet funny look about it. The cover itself draws me in and makes me want to read the book.

Carolyn J. Rose said...

Thanks so much for including Hemlock Lake in your list. I'll have my fingers crossed for it.

Sharon Axline said...

They're all good, but I have to go with Hemlock Lake. It really captures the essence of the book

patrickdorazio.com said...

My vote is for "Dead Practices". Love it!

E. M. MacCallum said...

"Dead Practices" by Shells Walter has my vote. I read it not too long ago and was highly entertained.

linda_rettstatt said...

My vote is Bolt Action.

Great contest, Susan.

Jaidis said...

My vote is for Dead Practices!

Pembroke Sinclair said...

I vote for Dead Practices

Ciara Gold said...

I really like the composition and colors on Bolt Action.

Chris Bartholomew said...

Jerrod Brown's Dead Practices

Anne Patrick said...

I'm honored that Fire and Ash is listed. All the covers look great, but I'm gonna have to vote for Jenifer Ranieri's awesome work. She does a wonderful job on all her covers!

Rebecca J Vickery said...

I vote for Fire and Ash.
Thanks Susan for offering a wonderful contest.

Jessica A. Weiss said...

I vote for "Dead Practices".

Evelyna said...

I really don't care for the covers that are just photos taken and retouched up. The paintings are more interesting. Some of the computer paintings are O.K., but if you play Guitar Hero, that doesn't mean you play a real guitar... meaning the 'real' artists get my vote. There are only a few if you narrow it down. I'll have to go with 'Dead Practices'. That artist plays a mean paint brush!!!

Anonymous said...

I like Towering Pines by Bruce Satre. I think its a great book!

thehorrorzine said...

I like the artwork on Dead Practices, the book written by Shells Walter. The artist for Dead Practices is Jerrod Brown. In fact, I like Jerrod Brown's work so much that I chose him as a featured artist in the upcoming January 2011 issue of The Horror Zine. Jerrod's work is unique and highly expressive in the horror genre. And no, I don't know Jerrod Brown personally; I just know good artwork.
Thanks,
Jeani Rector, Editor
The Horror Zine
http://www.thehorrorzine.com
thehorrorzine@gmail.com

Laurean Brooks said...

A lot of awesome coves here, but my vote goes for "Fire And Ash."

Theresa Stillwagon said...

I pick Fire and Ash.

Anonymous said...

It is a tough choice but I like Abraham's Bones. Good luck to all.


Gina
www.ginaleuci.com

Shirley Kiger Connolly said...

I vote for Fire and Ash. Nice cover.
Shirley

Jacquie Rogers said...

Fire and Ash

Heather Justesen said...

There are some great covers here, but I really love Fire and Ash.

Danielle Thorne said...

Fire and Ash gets my vote.

Anonymous said...

My name is Sandra K and I like Towering Pines...the book is completely capivating and the cover is very nice and goes with the story.

Miss Mae said...

I love Fire and Ash. :)

Gail Pallotta said...

I'd like to vote for Fire and Ash. I love that cover.

Jennifer Cloud said...

They're all great but I have to vote for Bolt Action

tom said...

My vote is for Dead Practices by cover artist Jerrod Brown.

Alicia Jennings said...

All the covers are great but I choose Fire and Ash!

The Belle in Blue said...

Very hard to choose! I have to go with ABRAHAM'S BONES.

Redameter said...

I'd have to vote for Fire and Ash, nicely done by Anne Patrick. Although there were several others that caught my eye, Fire and Ash stood out.

Thanks and good luck to you all
Love and blessings
Rita

Melanie Sherman said...

This was tough. I wanted to vote for more than one. My vote goes to Hemlock Lake.

But as honorable mention I'd like to say I liked The Seiners, Fire and Ash, All's Fair in Love and Law, and Gripped by Fear.

Then I also liked...okay, okay, I'll stop.

V said...

Dead Practices by Jerrod Brown. His artwork is incredibly detailed, love the dead lawyer!

Toni Noel said...

Fire and Ashes gets my vote.

Toni Noel

Mark Taylor said...

I vote "Dead Practices"

Sylvia Dickey Smith said...

Neat idea, Susan! Always thinking, aren't you! Good work!Sylvia Dickey Smith

Beverly Owens said...

Wow, tough to pick just one! Bolt Action gets my vote.

Ashley Barnard said...

Bolt Action!

Diane Craver said...

I pick Fire and Ash! I read Anne Patrick's book and the cover is perfect for the story!

Susanne Marie Knight said...

Fantastic!! Thanks so much for nominating GRAVE FUTURE!!! Lots of great covers and novels listed here. :))

E.A. West said...

I vote for "Fire and Ash" by Anne Patrick.

Vijaya Schartz said...

I like Fire and Ash by Anne Patrick. Very representative of the story.

Michele said...

Bolt Action

lastnerve said...

My vote goes to Fire and Ash by Anne Patrick. That book rocked!

Val
lastnerve2000@gmail.com

Larry Hammersley said...

My vote goes for Fire And Ash. Larry

Suedenym said...

I cast my vote for Hemlock Lake. It exudes a brooding feeling set in a natural environment. Perfectly captures the book! :)

Suedenym said...

I cast my vote for Hemlock Lake. It exudes a brooding feeling in a natural setting. Perfect summary for the book! :)

EA said...

This is tough because there are many great covers here. I'm going to go with Anne Patrick's Fire and Ash.
Good luck to everyone!

Suedenym said...

Sorry everyone! Didn't mean to vote "twice", internet hiccup. Good luck to all. :)

david said...

some very good ones ~ but my vote goes to cara mia

Anonymous said...

GRAVE FUTURE

Joyce DiPastena said...

So many great covers! But I vote for Fire and Ash.

Pat Browning said...

Naturally I'll vote for my own, Absinthe of Malice. The cover was done by a guy living in Belgrade and I promised to send him a copy of the book months ago. Maybe this will get me off the dime. Wish I had time to notify all my internet friends to vote for me! Anyway, a great looking group of book covers. I enjoy browsing through them.
Pat Browning

Judy Alter said...

I choose Absinthe of Malice--really like the colors and that lime green border, plus the way the woman fades into the whole picture at the bottom.

Anonymous said...

ABSINTHE OF MALICE is my choice. Terrific line-up.

vehoae said...

Hello Susan....I like the cover for Hemlock Lake. Simplicity, but full of not-so-subtle signs, feelings, of trouble, evil? Lovely design....vehoae, 12-19-10, vehoae@yahoo.com, www.vehoaeConscience.com, www.vehoae.com

Jeannie said...

I vote for Absinthe of Malice by Patricia Browning.

L. Sue Durkin said...

I was all ready to try to decide between two that seem to be getting most of the votes here, when I realized one of my authors has a book cover in the running. The cover was done by my husband, so for those two reasons I have to vote for it. My choice is Red Storm Regime (Vol. 1).

Anonymous said...

Red Storm Regime

Beu Sennet said...

I vote for Fire and Ash. It's a wonderful book and cover!

Anonymous said...

all great covers--my vote is for ABSINTHE OF MALICE

Anonymous said...

Red Storm Regime-great book, great cover!

Cynthia Vespia said...

Wow, alot of great covers. My choice has to be Red Storm Regime.
Best of luck authors.

Kris Bosch said...

My vote is for Fire and Ash. Not only does it have a great cover, it's an AWESOME book!

Anonymous said...

Hello Susan
I vote for Red Storm Regime. I believe it has a nice color and it stands out.

KJ Bain said...

I like Absinthe of Malice best. Funny, except for about four, I didn't find anything facinating or different about most of them.

Jackie King said...

I vote for ABSINTHE OF MALICE by Pat Browning. Dramatic, eyecatching and vivid.

Carl Alves said...

I would like to cast my vote for Red Storm Regime Vol. 1

marcusdweston said...

My vote goes to Fire and Ash by Anne Patrick.

J. Campbell said...

Red Storm Regime-great book, great cover art!

Anonymous said...

Red Storm Regime is my choice

Dorien/Roger said...

A great idea, Susan! You're doing multiple public services--to writers, to their books, and to potential readers, not to mention boosting readership of your site. Keep up the good work!

Jackie Gamber said...

I vote for "Absinthe of Malice". Fun contest! Great covers.

Jinx Schwartz said...

I vote Absinthe of Malice. jinx schwartz

StephB said...

I vote for Fire & Ash, but gosh, what a great selection. All are awesome covers that evoke emotion and feeling.
Smiles
Steph

@TheClassicCarol said...

I vote for Hemlock Lake -- besides a mood setting cover a great read, too.

A.J.Rayner said...

Dead practices gets my vote!

Charlie In The Box said...

Dead Practices

Crystal Ennis said...

Great collection of covers! My vote goes to Fire and Ash by Anne Patrick.

Roberta said...

I'm sorry, I put my vote on the wrong section. I vote for the cover of Red Storm Regime.

Anonymous said...

My vote is for Absinthe of Malice.

Terri said...

I was browsing and came across your site. There are some pretty cool covers up for the Award. I wish them all luck! I think the Dead Practice cover is Killer though. THANX Terri

Ginger said...

I vote for the cover of "Red Storm Regime"

Tessa G said...

Fire and Ash has my vote!

Denise Verrico said...

I'm so thrilled to see my book up here! Thanks for the nomination.

Anonymous said...

Bolt Action by Victoria Roder.

Anonymous said...

jerrod brown's dead practices gets my vote.

Anonymous said...

dead practices gets my vote.

Anonymous said...

I worked with Jerrod Brown in the theming industry. His talent and dedication were always to be admired. I vote for "Dead Practices" by Jerrod Brown.

Cassie Simmons said...

Fire and Ash has my vote. Great cover, AWESOME BOOK!!!

Kerry Cook said...

Wow, what a line up! Fire and Ash is my favorite though. Good luck everyone!

Laura Elvebak said...

Hard decision, but I'll go with Bolt Action. I would buy this book just for the cover.

Anonymous said...

dead practices hands down

Steve Ruhd

KN said...

Dead Practices gets my vote - it's amazing - the kind of artwork that would get me to blind buy a book.

Chris Tonclay said...

Fire and Ash is a wonderful book and I love the cover so it gets my vote!

Sherie said...

Dead Practices gets my vote. It really is an amazing looking piece, with so much detail. Love it.

Best of luck to all nominees.

Dana said...

All the covers look great but my vote goes to Fire and Ash. Great Book!

Anonymous said...

I vote for Dead Practices. It is awesome!!

Deana said...

Jerrod Brown's Dead Practices

kalliope kreations said...

My vote is for "Dead Practices" :)

David Horne said...

My vote is for Dead Practices by Jerrod Brown. Nice work!

Missy Talbert said...

Fire and Ash. Great job, Jenifer!

David K said...

I'm a little late for the party but better late than never, right?

My vote goes to Fire and Ash. Good luck Anne and Jenifer!

Bryan McLeod's Blawg said...

I vote for "Dead Practices" by Jerrod Brown!

Anonymous said...

My vote is for DEAD PRACTICES!!! It is the BEST!!!

Anonymous said...

DEAD PRACTICES by Jerrod Brown has my vote!! Great Work!

Anonymous said...

I think my vote has to be for Dead Practices. It looks so cool.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad we get to vote on all of these. They are all great in their own way but my favorite is Dead Practices

Anonymous said...

I think Jerrod Brown is a great artist and have to vote for DEAD PRACTICES.

Anonymous said...

My vote is for Dead Practices> I really like it the best of all of them.

K.Ann Woods said...

So many great covers, but my vote is for Dead Practices! Thanks!

Audrey said...

All of the finalists are great..its a hard choice! I think I like Dead Practices the best though. Good luck to all!

Jill said...

Hi Susan!!

Love the "Dead Practices" cover!!!

Justin K. said...

Add my vote for Dead Practices Please!

jrpoulter said...

Hi Susan
Dead Practices gets my vote too! :)

Susan Whitfield said...

Voting ended at midnight. No votes after that time will be counted. Thanks to all who took the time to support authors and designers.