#SPFBO Cover Contest Update

Posted On 12 July 2018

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People.  A quick update just in case you’re absolutely gagging to know how the cover contest is progressing (and why wouldn’t you be).  All ten blogs have now chosen their three entries and all thirty covers are copied below for your ease of reference.  Each blog will now choose four favourite covers from this bevy of beauties and hopefully a winner will come to the fore.

If you’re interested in casting a vote there is a poll set up here and anyone can take part – Be aware that the votes cast by the judges will determine the winner but it’s really interesting to see how a general vote pans out compared to the judge choice.  Drop on by and cast your vote – and obviously if you want to choose my three books then that would be rather jolly decent of you – however, in fairness, there are some damned impressive covers this year and choosing is going to be mighty difficult.  Wow.  Just wow.

Here they be:

1. Bookworm Blues

A Dance of Silver and Shadow: A Retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses (Beyond the Four Kingdoms Book 1) by [Cellier, Melanie]The Snowtiger's Trail (The Windhaven Chronicles) by [Davis, Watson]Dragonsphere (The Fallen King Chronicles Book 1) by [Fierce, Richard]

2. Fantasy-Faction
The Rise of the Fallen (The Rotting Empire Book 1) by [Fugazzotto, Peter]Carnifex (Legends of the Nameless Dwarf Book 1) by [Prior, D.P.]Blood-Stained Heir (Ascent Archives Book 1) by [Norman, T.]

3. Fantasy Book Critic

4. Lynn’s Book

The Great Hearts: A swords & sorcery fantasy epic by [Oliver, David]Banebringer (The Heretic Gods Book 1) by [Park, Carol A.]Those Brave, Foolish Souls from the City of Swords: A standalone Yarnsworld novel by [Patrick, Benedict]

6. The Alliterates

Fallen Empire (Ironstone Saga Book 1) by [McArdle, Keith]Whiskey and Dragon Fire: A Dragon Shifter Paranormal Romance by [Peake, Marilyn]Darkmage (The Rhenwars Saga Book 1) by [Spencer, M.L.]
7. The Weatherwax Report
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8. Fantasy Book Review
Revenant Winds (The Tainted Cabal Book 1) by [Hogan, Mitchell]Moroda (World of Linaria) by [McNeil, L. L.]The Vale: Behind The Vale by [Anderson, Brian D.]
9. Booknest
We Ride the Storm (The Reborn Empire Book 1) by [Madson, Devin]The Tainted Crown: The First Book of Caledan (Books of Caledan 1) by [Cowley, Meg]
The First Fear (The Empowered Ones Book 1) by [Olney, Matthew]Song (The Manhunters Book 1) by [Teller, Jesse]Oathbreaker (Legend of the Gods Book 1) by [Hodges, Aaron]


13 Responses to “#SPFBO Cover Contest Update”

  1. Carmen

    These are the covers I like from the ones chosen by the blogs involved: 😉
    1-A Dance of Silver and Shadow
    2-Blood Stained Heir (?)
    4-A Wizard’s Forge and Songs of Insurrection
    5- and 6- (none)
    7-The Fire Eye Refugee and Over Raging Tides
    8- and 9- (none)
    10-The Manhunters Song

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks for that – very helpful – definitely a few that there that we strongly agree upon.
      Lynn 😀

  2. waytoofantasy

    I think my favorite is Over Raging Tides. I love that cover. When I saw it browsing through the net recently I immediately had to buy it based on the cover alone.

    There are so many great covers here though!

  3. sjhigbee

    Wow! Just… wow:). No – I’m not voting – I simply can’t choose! There are too many absolutely fabulous covers in that selection – and all of them give the traditional publishers a real run for their money regarding the quality of the artwork and attention to detail. What a cracking start to this year’s crop of books, Lynn…

    • @lynnsbooks

      There are some gorgeous covers here aren’t there. Very difficult to only pick 4.
      Lynn 😀

  4. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    What an embarrassment of riches! 🙂
    It would be next to impossible to choose between these amazing covers…

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – did you just make that up – I like it and I’m stashing it away for future use.
      Lynn 😀

  5. jessicabookworm

    Lynn, how on Earth are you meant to pick just four from this bevy of beauties?! Some of my particular favourites are: A Dance of Silver and Shadow, Dragon Sphere, Blood Stained Heir, Songs of Insurrection, The Fire Eye Refugee, Over Raging Tides, Balam, Springs, The Manhunters Song and The First Fear… So I would fail miserably at picking a winner! 😛

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