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:
Today( December 29th) the following covers are finalists:
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)
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!
Tough choice, but have to go with Cara Mia. :-)
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.
Great group of covers. I love Bolt Action, but I'd be foolish not to vote for my own cover, Passions of the Dead.
The Color of Ice is my vote. Very appealing
Must choose Hemlock Lake. Good luck to all nominees!
Cara Mia, definitely.
Faces in Time looks great.
Dead Practices, after some deliberation but hey, they are all great!
Bolt Action is my pick
My vote goes for Bolt Action by Victoria Roder.
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.
Thanks so much for including Hemlock Lake in your list. I'll have my fingers crossed for it.
They're all good, but I have to go with Hemlock Lake. It really captures the essence of the book
My vote is for "Dead Practices". Love it!
"Dead Practices" by Shells Walter has my vote. I read it not too long ago and was highly entertained.
My vote is Bolt Action.
Great contest, Susan.
My vote is for Dead Practices!
I vote for Dead Practices
I really like the composition and colors on Bolt Action.
Jerrod Brown's Dead Practices
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!
I vote for Fire and Ash.
Thanks Susan for offering a wonderful contest.
I vote for "Dead Practices".
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!!!
I like Towering Pines by Bruce Satre. I think its a great book!
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.
Jeani Rector, Editor
The Horror Zine
A lot of awesome coves here, but my vote goes for "Fire And Ash."
I pick Fire and Ash.
It is a tough choice but I like Abraham's Bones. Good luck to all.
I vote for Fire and Ash. Nice cover.
Fire and Ash
There are some great covers here, but I really love Fire and Ash.
Fire and Ash gets my vote.
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.
I love Fire and Ash. :)
I'd like to vote for Fire and Ash. I love that cover.
They're all great but I have to vote for Bolt Action
My vote is for Dead Practices by cover artist Jerrod Brown.
All the covers are great but I choose Fire and Ash!
Very hard to choose! I have to go with ABRAHAM'S BONES.
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
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.
Dead Practices by Jerrod Brown. His artwork is incredibly detailed, love the dead lawyer!
Fire and Ashes gets my vote.
I vote "Dead Practices"
Neat idea, Susan! Always thinking, aren't you! Good work!Sylvia Dickey Smith
Wow, tough to pick just one! Bolt Action gets my vote.
I pick Fire and Ash! I read Anne Patrick's book and the cover is perfect for the story!
Fantastic!! Thanks so much for nominating GRAVE FUTURE!!! Lots of great covers and novels listed here. :))
I vote for "Fire and Ash" by Anne Patrick.
I like Fire and Ash by Anne Patrick. Very representative of the story.
My vote goes to Fire and Ash by Anne Patrick. That book rocked!
My vote goes for Fire And Ash. Larry
I cast my vote for Hemlock Lake. It exudes a brooding feeling set in a natural environment. Perfectly captures the book! :)
I cast my vote for Hemlock Lake. It exudes a brooding feeling in a natural setting. Perfect summary for the book! :)
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!
Sorry everyone! Didn't mean to vote "twice", internet hiccup. Good luck to all. :)
some very good ones ~ but my vote goes to cara mia
So many great covers! But I vote for Fire and Ash.
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.
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.
ABSINTHE OF MALICE is my choice. Terrific line-up.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.vehoaeConscience.com, www.vehoae.com
I vote for Absinthe of Malice by Patricia Browning.
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).
Red Storm Regime
I vote for Fire and Ash. It's a wonderful book and cover!
all great covers--my vote is for ABSINTHE OF MALICE
Red Storm Regime-great book, great cover!
Wow, alot of great covers. My choice has to be Red Storm Regime.
Best of luck authors.
My vote is for Fire and Ash. Not only does it have a great cover, it's an AWESOME book!
I vote for Red Storm Regime. I believe it has a nice color and it stands out.
I like Absinthe of Malice best. Funny, except for about four, I didn't find anything facinating or different about most of them.
I vote for ABSINTHE OF MALICE by Pat Browning. Dramatic, eyecatching and vivid.
I would like to cast my vote for Red Storm Regime Vol. 1
My vote goes to Fire and Ash by Anne Patrick.
Red Storm Regime-great book, great cover art!
Red Storm Regime is my choice
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!
I vote for "Absinthe of Malice". Fun contest! Great covers.
I vote Absinthe of Malice. jinx schwartz
I vote for Fire & Ash, but gosh, what a great selection. All are awesome covers that evoke emotion and feeling.
I vote for Hemlock Lake -- besides a mood setting cover a great read, too.
Dead practices gets my vote!
Great collection of covers! My vote goes to Fire and Ash by Anne Patrick.
I'm sorry, I put my vote on the wrong section. I vote for the cover of Red Storm Regime.
My vote is for Absinthe of Malice.
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
I vote for the cover of "Red Storm Regime"
Fire and Ash has my vote!
I'm so thrilled to see my book up here! Thanks for the nomination.
Bolt Action by Victoria Roder.
jerrod brown's dead practices gets my vote.
dead practices gets my vote.
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.
Fire and Ash has my vote. Great cover, AWESOME BOOK!!!
Wow, what a line up! Fire and Ash is my favorite though. Good luck everyone!
Hard decision, but I'll go with Bolt Action. I would buy this book just for the cover.
dead practices hands down
Dead Practices gets my vote - it's amazing - the kind of artwork that would get me to blind buy a book.
Fire and Ash is a wonderful book and I love the cover so it gets my vote!
Dead Practices gets my vote. It really is an amazing looking piece, with so much detail. Love it.
Best of luck to all nominees.
All the covers look great but my vote goes to Fire and Ash. Great Book!
I vote for Dead Practices. It is awesome!!
Jerrod Brown's Dead Practices
My vote is for "Dead Practices" :)
My vote is for Dead Practices by Jerrod Brown. Nice work!
Fire and Ash. Great job, Jenifer!
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!
I vote for "Dead Practices" by Jerrod Brown!
My vote is for DEAD PRACTICES!!! It is the BEST!!!
DEAD PRACTICES by Jerrod Brown has my vote!! Great Work!
I think my vote has to be for Dead Practices. It looks so cool.
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
I think Jerrod Brown is a great artist and have to vote for DEAD PRACTICES.
My vote is for Dead Practices> I really like it the best of all of them.
So many great covers, but my vote is for Dead Practices! Thanks!
All of the finalists are great..its a hard choice! I think I like Dead Practices the best though. Good luck to all!
Love the "Dead Practices" cover!!!
Add my vote for Dead Practices Please!
Dead Practices gets my vote too! :)
Voting ended at midnight. No votes after that time will be counted. Thanks to all who took the time to support authors and designers.
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