30 September 2010

Haunted Halloween: Cover Contest

This contest is to show everyone your creative side! We're looking for anyone who would like to enter by making a cover from scratch - something that's scary from the title to the art. If you had a scary story or book, what would you think that cover would look like? Show us, share with everyone for your chance to win.

There will be 3 rounds of voting. Each new round begins on a Sunday and ends the following Friday.


* 4 winners

-1st Place - 8 books and swag
Crusade by Nancy Holder and Debbie ViguiƩ
Infinite Days (ARC) by Rebecca Maizel
Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready
Misguided Angel (Blue Bloods, #5) by Melissa de la Cruz
The Awakening (Ghost Huntress, #1) by Marley Gibson
The Guidance (Ghost Huntress, #2) by Marley Gibson
The Reason (Ghost Huntress, #3) by Marley Gibson
The Counseling (Ghost Huntress, #4) by Marley Gibson
and lots of swag!

- 2nd Place - 5 books and swag
Glimmerglass by Jenna Black
Infinity (Chronicles of Nick, #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson
Brightly Woven (ARC) by Alexandra Bracken
The Hollow by Jessica Verday
swag picture will be posted soon.

- 3rd Place - 3 books
Marked by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
Under My Skin by Judith Graves
Freaksville by Kitty Keswick
a Leap Books t-shirt
swag picture will be posted soon.

- Honorable Mention - 2 books
The Restless Dead by Deborah Noyes, Herbie Brennan, Nancy Etchemendy, Chris Wooding, Marcus Sedgwick, Libba Bray, M.T. Anderson, Holly Black, Kelly Link, Annette Curtis Klause
Dracula by Nicky Raven


* The covers should reflect what you would want if you were to write a scary or paranormal book.
* The book cover must have a title.
* An alias can be used as your "author name".

*Note: If you enter both the Cover contest and Story contest, you can post both entries together and they can be titled the same.

*Note: The covers will be voted on by others (not Jessica or myself). The covers with the most votes will go onto the next round.


* You must be at least 13 to enter.
* The entry form must be filled out.
* One cover entry per person.
* Entries must be posted on your blog, or emailed to one of us by Friday, 10/15 (Email addresses listed below).
* Contest is US ONLY and ends October 31st.
* Once contacted the winners will have 48 hours to respond with their mailing address.
* Email alifeboundbybooks [at] hotmail [dot] com or totalbookaholic [at] hotmail [dot] com

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Honorable Mention

 Once you have posted your entry on your blog or emailed it to us, please fill out this form.

* This is the same form found at Confessions of a Bookaholic.
Please only fill it out once. Thanks and good luck!

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  1. It started good, but then I realized that I am international :)). Good luck everyone. Can't hardly wait to see the entries. (^_^)

  2. I love contests to create book covers. There's always some incredible covers, so I can't wait to see them all.


  3. I cant enter this contest but i sure wish i was more artsy!!!! I guess its the comment contest!!!!!!


  4. So much fun. Thanks!


    Ashley's Bookshelf

  5. I'm loving the Haunted Halloween Comment Contest! Awesome posts, awesome prizes, and awesome blog hosts!

    Crazy Cat Lady

  6. I passed the details of this contest along tomy other daughter, who is 16. She's the artist of the family, and draws manga and anime both on the computer and by hand. Hopefully she will come up with a cover to submit before the deadline!

    Crazy Cat Lady

  7. Such a great idea!!! I have the perfect cover in mind, but sadly I'm from Canada. Ah well. Can't wait to see what people come up with!

  8. I can't wait to see everyone's awesome covers. I wish I was more visual so I could enter this one, but at least I took my chance at the story contest.

    jlynettes @ hotmail . com


  9. Great contest! Looks really fun :)



  10. Whew... that was fun:). I can't wait to see what everyone else made! I just completed the form and added the link to my cover. Good luck to all!

  11. Ok.........Entered my first attempt at any kind of desin.....*bites nails*
    Can't wait to see what awesome creative stuff others come up with!


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