01 October 2011

Haunted Halloween 2011 - 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 1 round of voting. Voting will start on October 16th, 2011 and will end on October 29th, 2011. The winners will be announced on October 31st, 2011.


* 4 winners

-1st Place - 7 books and swag

Fury (The Fury Trtilogy, #1) By: Elizabeth Miles + a signed poster!
Swoon (Swoon, #1) By: Nina Malkin (Signed)
Swear (Swoon, #2) By: Nina Malkin (Signed)
Cryer's Cross By: Lisa McMann
The Shattering By: Karen Healy
Born at Midnight (Shadow Falls, #1) C.C. Hunter
Awake at Dawn (Shadow Falls, #2) By: C.C. Hunter
(Swag picture coming soon)

- 2nd Place - 5 books and swag

Frost By: Marianna Baer
Dark Parties By: Sara Grant
Shimmer (Riley Bloom, #2) By: Alyson Noel
Daemon By: Andrew Nance, Coleman Polhemus (Illustrator)
Midnight Gate By: Helen Stringer
(Swag picture coming soon)

- 3rd Place - 3 books

Ghost Hunt 2: MORE Chilling Tales of the Unknown By: Jason Hawes,
Grant Wilson & Cameron Dokey
Dark Passage (Dark Mirror, #2) By: P.J. Putney
3:15 Season One: Things that go Bump In the Night By: Patrick Carman
Skeleton Creek (Skeleton Creek, #1) By: Patrick Carman
(Swag picture coming soon)

- Honorable Mention - 2 books

LIE By: Caroline Bock
Middleworld (The Jaguar Stones, Book #1) By: J & P Voelkel


* 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 story will be voted on by others (not Jessica or myself) so the stories submitted must be on a blog where they can be read. If you do not have a blog, and have a friend who may let you post on theirs, that is fine. You may also use an alias but please make sure it matches the name you submit in the form below. 


* 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 Saturday, October 15th, 2011 (Email addresses listed below).
* Contest is US ONLY and ends October 29th, 2011.
* 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

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. Thanks again!


  2. This sounds so fun. I'll see if my graphics skills are up for it.

  3. LOL I wish I could design so I could enter this!


  4. My drawing skills definitely aren't the best but I might have to give this a go - because I certainly know I am not good at computer graphics!

    Pabkins @ Mission to Read

  5. Good luck, y'all!


  6. This should be great to see this month

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  7. Not one of my skills but I do like to see what those with the skill can come up with.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  8. What a fun contest!! :) I can't wait to see everyone's creativity.

  9. Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. Thanks for the post.

  10. I may have to tell my sister about this contest. I have no artistic abilities at all, but she loves any excuse to draw. :)


  11. Mary DeBorde
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail dot com

    I'm no good at this kind of thing, but I wish everyone the best of luck and will certainly enjoy seeing what designs our artistic book lovers come up with :D

  12. Good luck to all the great artists entering. I love voting on this one:)

    bchild5 at aol dot com


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