#SPFBO 6 – Cover love (2)

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The 1st of June marked the start of the sixth Self Published Fantasy Blog Off (details here.)  My Introductory post is here and my first batch of books is here.  I’ve made a good starting on the reading and hope to post an update soon.  In the meantime, this year I’m aiming to shine a little bit of focus on some of the books either through posting excerpts to act as teasers for potential readers or through posting some of the covers and highlighting the book that way (not just for my own books but other entries).  The invitation is open to all authors from the competition – if you’d like to post an excerpt then give me a shout in the comments.

As part of the competition there is a cover contest.  The details can be found here.

So, this week’s SPFBO covers:

Of Honey and Wildfires by Sarah Chorn


Cover: Pen Astridge

From the moment the first settler dug a well and struck a lode of shine, the world changed. Now, everything revolves around that magical oil.

What began as a simple scouting expedition becomes a life-changing ordeal for Arlen Esco. The son of a powerful mogul, Arlen is kidnapped and forced to confront uncomfortable truths his father has kept hidden. In his hands lies a decision that will determine the fate of everyone he loves—and impact the lives of every person in Shine Territory.

The daughter of an infamous saboteur and outlaw, Cassandra has her own dangerous secrets to protect. When the lives of those she loves are threatened, she realizes that she is uniquely placed to change the balance of power in Shine Territory once and for all.

Secrets breed more secrets. Somehow, Arlen and Cassandra must find their own truths in the middle of a garden of lies.

A Wind from the Wilderness (Watchers of Outremer #1) by Suzannah Rowntree


Cover: Seedlings Design Studio

Hunted by demons. Lost in time.

Welcome to the First Crusade.

A Wind from the Wilderness is Book 1 in the new Watchers of Outremer series. If you love stories full of dark magic, bloody warfare, and star-crossed love, then you’ll be spellbound by this sweeping historical fantasy!

Silver Mage by C M Debell


Cover: MibI Art

The dragons once sacrificed everything to destroy their enemy. They failed. Now the burden of that failure falls on the man they have called to reforge what their war destroyed – the link between the races and the magic that holds the world together.

A classic epic fantasy adventure, Silver Mage is the standalone first novel in the Long Dream sequence. The sequel will be published in 2020.


There are some stunning covers this year – do you have a favourite from the three above.  Anything catch your fancy?


14 Responses to “#SPFBO 6 – Cover love (2)”

  1. Tammy

    These are all quite different. I’m drawn to Of Honey and Wildfires, I love the watercolor effect.

    • @lynnsbooks

      It is a beautiful cover and the author’s last book (Seraphina’s Lament) was also really good.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    These are all very striking. The middle one is my favorite, probably because of the colors and the art style.

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Would it surprise you that, considering my love of dragons, I’m looking fondly at the cover for Silver Mage? 😉

  4. waytoofantasy

    I like all of these covers! I love the first two best out of the three, I think from those two it would be hard to pick a favorite though. Hope you enjoy reading these!

    • @lynnsbooks

      They’re not all my books. I’m showcasing as many of the books submitted as possible. Which isn’t to say I won’t read them- they could be finalists after all.
      Lynn 😀

      • waytoofantasy

        Ah, gotcha. Looks like a lot of interesting books were submitted this year!

  5. Barb @ Booker T's Farm

    This is one I really want to check out.

  6. Ola G

    I really like Of Honey and Wildfires’ cover – so evocative!

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s a lovely cover and in fact the first book by this same author (Seraphina’s Lament) was also gorgeous.
      Lynn 😀

      • Ola G

        Ooh, good to know! Thanks for putting it – and the author – on my radar!

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