Who will win a free cover design for their story? Cast your vote!

Happy New Year everyone!

Just a quick post to announce that the contest to win a free cover design has now closed – I have received nine submissions. Please review them carefully below or on the original post and cast your vote (it’s the same polldaddy poll on both pages): 

Only one vote per person/computer is allowed. Voting will close on 24 January.

CONTEST ENTRIES (in the order received):

1.Ninja at Law by Jim Peacock

Ninja at Law (Ages of the Seed, vol. 2)

Life at the tail end of the 24th cee is fairly righteous. The advent of Stringtech mere centuries ago revolutionized the world. Hunger and disease are concepts of the past. Free energy is here for the taking of it and mankind enjoys an unprecedented period of largess, peace and growth.

Tobe Sparkles is about to fuck all that up.

2. Head on a Grave by Terry Nelson

While on vacation in 1927, Hollywood screenwriter Chet Koski and his wife Eveleen, both amateur sleuths, antagonize a divided small town, unravel a kidnapping, discover a timber scandal, and Chet fears his cousin may be a killer. These things happen when finding a head on a grave.

3. The Nightmare by Amir.H.Ghazi

When fourteen-year-old Allen Foster is diagnosed with parasomnia, a sleep disorder evoking vivid nightmares, he begins journaling each haunting dream on the advice of his psychiatrist, keeping the notebook safely hidden in a floorboard — that is until a new family moves into the Maine house. When Rita, the daughter of the new owners, discovers the book and begins experiencing Allen’s old nightmares, she tracks him down in an effort to rid herself of the misery, only to find he has no memory of writing them.

4. Mark My Soul by Abby Cashen

An age old tradition. A few offline cameras. Shadows in the alley. 

Lance works in a busy city, watching out for disturbances and things out of the ordinary. He has no idea just out strange things have gotten until he looks into a missing child case and discovers dark secrets in the shadows. Inhuman creatures seem to appear out of nowhere and are devouring the city. And the only way to stop them…is a tradition no one believes in anymore.

5. The Puzzle by Nick Langis

It knows your darkest thoughts, your deepest secrets, and your hidden desires. All you need to do; put the puzzle together. Richard and Vivian Cordova discover the puzzle when they move into their newly bought home. One thousand pieces wedge their way between the newlyweds putting their vows and their lives to the test.

6. Confessions of a Good Mother by Kathi Tesone

Diana, a lonely and neglected, middle age, wife and mother decides to end her loveless marriage of thirty years. On her own for the first time in decades, she struggles to adjust to her new single life, dating and overcoming a devastating diagnosis of  mental illness. Can she learn to love herself so she will be ready to find love with the right man or will she continue to get the thrills her illness demands by engaging in increasingly risky behavior? Will she get the help she needs to live a more fulfilling life before her mental illness wins and she decides to commits suicide?

7. The Hiding Place – By J.K.Tevis

The bugs were unmerciful in their quest for food. The ants were the most vicious. Her hiding place was their home and she was an intruder. The dried blood on her feet seemed to have driven them into a feeding frenzy making it look as though she wore a pair of black boots. Even though the earth under her was cool the sun had turned the fallen stones over her into an oven. As she drifted in and out of consciousness she kept remembering her mother’s last words…. “RUN,THEY’RE HERE !”

8. Chrysalis by Sharon Gerdes

Joyel is a weapon, a genetically engineered ten year old. When the ruthless faction leader Anson kidnaps Joyel she must fight to save her soul. Anson spends ten years brainwashing her, demanding that she view him as father, embrace a new identity as Joy, and to kill for him. But Joy is determined to be subject to no man.

Cutting is how Joy copes with the years of abuse, etching her hatred of Anson into her skin until the time to mete out revenge has come. Despite her rage, now twenty-year-old Joy struggles to strike out against the man she calls father. Discovering Anson’s plans to restart the genetic program she was spawned from in order to raise an army forces Joy to act. To no longer be a pawn, she must kill Anson and destroy the monster she has become. If she doesn’t, she will never be free.

CHRYSALIS asks which is more important: to know who you are, or to whom you belong?

9. Ember’s Heart by Charcam Olson

For Ember Rehksskari, a hated dragon and last princess of a fallen kingdom, there are two kinds of place in the world: those where the people will try to kill her, and those where they’ll try harder. Yet, fleeing from the second to the first, she may just find a third.

The kingdom of Salshira has no interest in hosting a dragon, any dragon, especially not one pursued by the Vohrskrain, but Ean Tavarin, crown prince and engineer extraordinaire, has a plan to make a home for this one…if he can deal with a best friend who wants all dragons dead, a father looking out for the rest of the kingdom, and a romantic interest he didn’t know he had.

It really shouldn’t be this hard to make one damsel safe!

But if Emperor Vohrskrain has anything to say, none of them will be until Ember is dead.


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35 responses to “Who will win a free cover design for their story? Cast your vote!

  1. Annette Rochelle Aben

    Exciting! Looking forward to celebrating the winner’s new cover. 🙂

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  2. I love voting and seeing where my choice is haha I always go for the ones that most people don’t seem to haha

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  3. Reblogged this on Nick Langis and commented:
    Help me win a free book cover by voting in the poll. Currently in second place. We can make this happen!

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    • Good work, Nick! I hope everyone does the same – it’s like book publishing: writing a good story is only half of work. You also have to market it, and market hard! Best of luck, I’m watching this space with great interest 🙂

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  5. Hello everyone! This is for all of the entrants into Ana’s cover design contest. Ana has graciously allowed me to extend the following offer to the second and third place winners of the cover contest. I am offering the second place winner 67% and the third place winner 33% off the cover design of their novel (should you wish to accept, of course!). I would like to note that Ana does not endorse or vouch for the quality of my services and is no way affiliated with me or my company, Phoenix Moirai. I simply really liked what she’s doing here, and wanted to help a few more of you out. If you’re in second or third place once the contest os over and would like to speak to me about the offer, and take a look at my portfolio, let Ana know, and she’ll get in touch with me. Thanks again, Ana, and good luck to all of the writers who submitted pitches for this awesome contest.


  6. Reblogged this on IDEADECO and commented:
    I have read all the participants’ stories and my favourite one , by far is … “The Nightmare by Amir.H.Ghazi”

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  9. Here’s some feedback for the contestants:

    If your blurb is poorly written or contains grammatical errors, I definitely won’t vote in your favor. Plus, I don’t plan on reading your book either. Even if the plot sounds interesting, I won’t waste my time on an author who can’t seem to master their writing skills.

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  11. Hi Ana. Thanks for reading and deciding to join me on my journey.
    Good luck with your novel. Mine is nowhere near as complete as yours – a series of chapters requiring to be hung together. Let us know when yours goes into print so that we can buy a copy.

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  12. olivia barrington

    I think everyone’s pitch was excellent and covered so many different genres of writing. I look forward to reading each person’s book when it’s published. As for errors, a very wise person just told me recently “that is what an editor is for.” Good luck everyone!

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    • Haha, thank you, Olivia 🙂 I can’t wait to create the best cover I possibly could for the winner – just to think, I might be doing my small part in helping a future bestselling author!


      • olivia barrington

        You will be! I think any of these writers has what it takes and with your cover pulling their eye towards it how can they lose?? How is it going with the bookstores? Anyone letting you put your book on their shelf? Hope so! Good luck!

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      • Thank you, Olivia 🙂 I will do a full update in a few hours – about to go and take a photo of my book on the shelf in one of the stores!!!! Was easier than I expected!!!


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  14. apologies for the late vote! (Don’t know why the message was in the spam)

    Good luck and looking forward to the announcement of ‘The Nightmare” being judged as the winning entry!

    Warmest wishes!

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  16. zaisnapz

    I was really eager to ask, how do you enter the contest and how many chapters/pages do you have to do?

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