#SPFBO Finalists – Cover love

Posted On 1 November 2021

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Stage 1 of the SPFBO competition is now complete and Stage 2 has now commenced.

Today’s post is going to be short and sweet, purely a look at our ten finalists, well, a look at their covers for now.  No descriptions today,  I’m simply highlighting all ten book covers (with links to Goodreads because I know you’re going to want to check them out). Seriously, this is a handsome batch of books. I know, you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover, but, at the end of the day this is the first step in tempting you to pick them up.  A thing of beauty is a joy forever, so, without further ado, feast your eyes on these glorious beauties::

Norylska Groans

Norylska

We Men of Ash and Shadow

Wemenof

Legacy of the Brightwash

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Burn Red Skies

BurnRed

Shadows of Ivory

Shadows

The Iron Crown

TheIron

Hall of Bones

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Reign & Ruin

Reign and

The Forever King

The forever king

The Mortal Blade

Mortalblade

Do you have a favourite??

Finally, good luck to all the authors during Stage 2.

#SPFBO 6 – Cover love (11)

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300 books           10 Judges            1 winner

The 1st of June marked the start of the sixth Self Published Fantasy Blog Off (details here.)  My Introductory post is here.  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 (also, if you’ve contacted me recently and I’ve not responded please give me a(nother) shout, I’ve noticed recently that a lot of my comments have gone straight to Spam or Pending so I may have overlooked something.

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

So, this week’s chosen SPFBO covers are below – I think a couple of these, maybe even all three, are aimed at a younger audience.  The first cover – the guy in the background is a bit creepy for sure but I like the overall effect, I very much like the style of the middle cover, it really draws the eye and I love the quirky font.  The third cover made me smile, I love the huge character with the green hair, well placed tree cover and bird feet.  Do you have a favourite?

#SPFBO 6 – Cover love (10)

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300 books           10 Judges            1 winner

The 1st of June marked the start of the sixth Self Published Fantasy Blog Off (details here.)  My Introductory post is here.  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 (also, if you’ve contacted me recently and I’ve not responded please give me a(nother) shout, I’ve noticed recently that a lot of my comments have gone straight to Spam or Pending so I may have overlooked something.

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

So, this week’s chosen SPFBO covers are below, this week is all about the dragons. Take a look and see if you have a favourite:

Dragonmage

ADreamof

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#SPFBO 6 – Cover love (9)

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300 books           10 Judges            1 winner

The 1st of June marked the start of the sixth Self Published Fantasy Blog Off (details here.)  My Introductory post is here.  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 was a cover contest.  The details can be found here.

So, this week’s chosen SPFBO covers are below. I didn’t have a particular theme this week and in fact just went for three covers that are very different in style but work for me personally. Which is your favourite:

Queensof

BlackStone

Nightof

Top Ten Tuesday : Cover Love

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic :

Cover Freebie

If you ever stop by my blog you’ll know that I frequently focus on book covers because I like to show my appreciation for that side of the business – my only problem with this week’s theme is sticking to 10 (I might find a cunning way to cheat). I went with ten colour themes. Check out this buffet of beautiful covers:

ANaturalHistoryPoppy1Wood2HuntingPartySilentTheIronWarofGodsQueensoftheFoundryside RD4 clean flatriversrunPrinceofShadowClayQueenWitches3HS1Wielder'sStorm's Breath52099370._SY475_The raceTheNesting2Deep3OnceFoundry2TheAdamCityofBrass2The Usurper - Ebook - David J. WestSWWWitchGods3Behind

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