Saturday, November 12, 2011

November Indie Cover Art Poll

Vote for your favourite and be put in a draw where you can win 16 e-books! One book from each of the authors who participate and one from me, the host of the poll. You can only choose 1 cover as your favourite and you can only get a single entry, no matter how many times you comment.

The winner will be announced on November the 15 and entries will be taken until noon on the 15th.

The winning cover art will then be displayed on all the other author’s blogs who have participated this month for a minimum of 1 blog post.

If you’d like to have your cover art involved in the December Indie Cover Art Poll, send the cover, a short blurb and one link to motionsrider@yahoo.ca

Don't forget to leave your email address when you vote. Now, let the voting begin!

**If you are going to leave an annonymous comment you MUST put in your email for the vote to count**


When everyone reads minds, a secret is a dangerous thing to keep.

Sixteen-year-old Kira Moore is a zero, someone who can’t read thoughts or be read by others. Zeros are outcasts who can’t be trusted, leaving her no chance with Raf, a regular mindreader and the best friend she secretly loves. When she accidentally controls Raf’s mind and nearly kills him, Kira tries to hide her frightening new ability from her family and an increasingly suspicious Raf. But lies tangle around her, and she’s dragged deep into a hidden world of mindjackers, where having to mind control everyone she loves is just the beginning of the deadly choices before her.

#1

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Denver Detective Bobby Macaulay has faced down a truckload of tragedy over recent years.
After the man who ruined his leg and killed his first partner is executed, Macaulay becomes the lead detective investigating the Sloan's Lake murders. The method of killing is so heinous it leads Macaulay and his partner down an ever-darkening path--one that must be traversed if they are to discover the evil forces behind the slaughter.
Just when Bobby Macaulay is questioning the very career that has been his salvation, he will discover a heroic history buried within his own family roots: The Clan MacAulay--a deep family lineage of protectors at the very core of a millenniums-long war against unimaginable evil.

#2

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In a strange world of myth and magic, one name is feared above all others: GNARL, wielder of the Crimson Battle Axe. Sworn defender of his people, the Biroc, for over a century Gnarl has cut down enemies with his flaming battle axe. Gnarl must put aside his differences with the humans and all the other races of his world to have any chance of success against the greatest evil his world has ever known- the Dark Lord Nobis. Gnarl faces death at every turn, though inconceivably, the fate of the world may rest upon Gnarl’s unusual relationship with the lovely young human female whom Gnarl improbably calls friend.
The Crimson Battle Axe, a sword-and-sorcery hero story about justice versus vengeance, love versus apathy, forgiveness versus bitterness, and good versus evil. Through fantastic battles and tender moments, with humor and unlikely friendship, five travelers follow their destiny on an amazing quest.

#3
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A gel-like substance is discovered by DHS across the country and tested to figure out just what it is. The goo is very complex; the scientists conclude it is not of this planet. They realize it can clone animals--even humans. When new people are cloned, they 'arrive' with no knowledge, memories or clothes. They are found by DHS and contained on an abandoned military base. While contained, the clones discover themselves and the world around them--or as much as DHS will allow. They also receive a message that was hidden in the goo. When the message is triggered for one of the clones, Sue, she decides that she must deliver it... and escapes from the base.


#4

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# 5

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Edward Caulfield was not a simple man. Losing his wife early in their marriage he continued to live his life as a shrine to her. In his twilight years he encountered a troubled young woman. There were lessons to be learned from each other. With the spirit of his deceased wife by his side Edward Caulfield left behind a legacy in his words to ease a troubled heart.


#6

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   Blake Harrison:
Rich, titled, and charming… And in need of a wife by Wednesday so he turns to Sam Elliot who isn’t the business man he expected. Instead, Blake is faced with Samantha Elliot, engaging and spunky with a voice men call 900 numbers to hear.
Samantha Elliot:
Owner of Alliance, her matchmaking firm, and not on the marital menu... That is until Blake offers her ten million dollars for a one-year contract. All she needs to do is keep her attraction to her husband to herself and avoid his bed. But Blake’s toe-curling kisses and charm prove too difficult to combat. Now she needs to protect her heart so she can walk away when their mercenary life together is over.

# 7
 
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Ten-year-old Nathan Rockledge cannot catch a break. After all, life as a fourth-grader can be hazardous what with science projects to deal with and recess football games to avoid. Everyone, including his best friend Tommy, seems to have bad luck when hanging around Nathan. Throw in an older sister who is a royal pain, a dad who is stuck in the past, and a mom who keeps trying to poison him with her awful cooking, and poor Nathan’s life as a fourth grader appears to be completely doomed.

Armed only with his sketchpad, his imagination, and his wits, Nathan Rockledge navigates the perils of the fourth grade in style, to emerge heroic, as Nate Rocks, proving that even a ten-year-old can accomplish great things.

#8

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Marion is an incompetent witch who thinks she needs magic to deal with a homicidal ex-boyfriend. Except, all her magic does is blow up love potions. Aidan is a cursed elf who believes protecting Marion is the ticket back to his life in Fairy. When they finally realize what they really need is each other, it might be too late.


# 9

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Beth Brown doesn’t believe in premonitions until she dreams a sexy stranger is gunned down during the brutal hijacking of a commercial airliner. When events in her dream start coming true, she heads to the flight’s departure gate. To her shock, she recognizes the man she’d watched die the night before. Lieutenant Commander Zane Winters comes from a bloodline of elite warriors with psychic abilities. When Zane and two of his platoon buddies arrive at Sea-Tac Airport, he has a vision of his teammates’ corpses. Then she arrives—a leggy blonde who sets off a different kind of alarm.
As Beth teams up with Zane, they discover the hijacking is the first step in a secret cartel’s deadly global agenda and that key personnel within the FBI are compromised. To survive the forces mobilizing against them, Beth will need to open herself to a psychic connection with the sexy SEAL who claims to be her soul mate.

#10

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Convinced a fresh start is all she needs to escape the problems at home, seventeen-year-old Jenna Lyons runs away in the middle of the night. But when her car breaks down on the outskirts of La Grange, Missouri, population less than a thousand, she gets sucked into the small town, and one family in particular. Jenna discovers there’s a liar in La Grange, and he’s deceived everyone. Now she must decide whether to run away from the truth, or blow his secret wide open.


# 11

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In the Fall of 2001, John’s life has fallen off a cliff. His six- year-old daughter, Lucy, needs a kidney transplant and his Durham, NC travel agency has been wrecked by the events of 9/11. He must find a way to secure a large amount of money quickly in order to pay for Lucy’s surgery. He’s been in tight places before but he’s currently out of solutions. Wanda, a client of John’s travel agency, has had her livelihood hit hard by 9/11 also. She can no longer transport cocaine via airline flights due to increase airport security. Like John, she is a single parent. She needs more money to allow her and daughter Tonya, to move from Durham to California and break free of her boss. John and Wanda form a partnership around a plan to smuggle cocaine via cruise ships. Despite being nearly killed on their first run, it worked. How far should a father go to save his child? Can a man and woman from completely different worlds help each other? Could they fall in love? And which one of these people will live to see the summer of 2002?

# 12

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Tangerine is a novel set in the future that tells the story of Dr. Ava Majestic, a biologist who evaluates uninhabited planets being considered for colonization. Ava discovers she is the heir to a device that allows her to travel backward in time. Use of the device is fraught with consequences, as she soon learns. Ava is pursued for this device by an unsavory but wealthy collector, Agnotico. Tangerine describes life in a future time when space travel is commonplace and aliens are a natural part of everyday life. Upcoming release.



# 13

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Krystoff is a vampire and enforcer of the laws of his people. Sent out to hunt down those who have turned their back on the Council, he is drawn to Austin, and the next on his long list of targets. Once in the
city he is drawn to a club that provides more than just a distraction, it
reveals a woman that is more than she seems and what’s worse is the
renegades have set their sights on her.
Alexandra, part human and part Fae, has done her best to keep her
non-human legacy from those around her. To her dismay, the one night she decides to spend the evening out singing, she draws the unwanted attention of what she’s tried to hide from all her life… vampires. Suddenly she is on the run and her only ally is the very species she has been warned against. Could this hunter be her only savior? Together they must find out why the renegades are after Alex, but first they must learn to trust each other… before time runs out.

# 14 

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# 15
 
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75 comments:

Loni Flowers said...

My favorite is #14
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Anonymous said...

I love #14

Erynn said...

I love number 1.
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Anonymous said...

#14 is the best of all of them
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Julie (O-kami) said...

By fav is #3 - but where is the book title??

Julie (O-kami) said...

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Anonymous said...

#1, Open Minds

Anonymous said...

14 martysuek@ aol.com

Maggie Desmond-O'Brien said...

I love #6! :)

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Carrien said...

#1 has my vote

Melissa said...

Good luck to all my fellow participants! What a difficult decision. Lots of great covers. :-D

Rabbi said...

My vote is for number 3 - The Crimson Battle Axe, although I had to go to Amazon to see the complete book cover. On your site the picture is lacking title and author text. On Amazon, it's all there.

JIm

Julie Musil said...

My vote is for #1, Open Minds. But they're all amazing!

Veronica Scott said...

#14 seems really evocative of the mood with the mist and the clouds. Love the others too!

kissablysweet1/Melanie said...

#7 Is terrific!! Love the way it looks!!

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Chicks of Characterization said...

I love #9!!!

Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

I love #1. =)

Lynn Hallbrooks said...

#13 made me stop and look again. I think that is the point of great cover art...isn't it?

Anonymous said...

#1 gets my vote

Marie Loughin said...

Wow, some great covers! Tough call, but I like #13 best.

Rubi Jayne said...

Wow. Great covers all around. Good luck to everyone.

I'm going to vote for #7.

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garridon said...

My vote is for #1. It made me check out the book, and I ended up buying it.

Daniel A Kaine said...

#6, #9 and #10 are my favourites. However, I think #10 has just beat the others by a hair's breadth because of the hot guy ;)

Patricia Lynne said...

I really like cover #6 I would definitely pick it up and read the back if I saw it in a bookstore.
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Stephanie Queen said...

I vote for #10 Trish McCallan's Forged in Fire. Fabulous stud on the cover and very intriguing story blurb!

L.J. Kentowski said...

I love #13. Very eye-catching.

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Emma said...

Cover #14 gets my vote :D

Melissa said...

I'm really torn between #7, #8, and #11. My vote goes to #8.

Heather said...

So many great covers! This is tough. I'm going to have to go with #1 though.

Douglas Dorow said...

I vote for #12

Emerald said...

#6 gets my vote

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Anonymous said...

I vote number one.

vanheerlingbooks.com said...

#1 and #6 are my favorites. I will go with #6
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Sheilagh Lee said...

Great covers but I like no14 best.
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Tia Bach said...

I vote for #11.
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Fun to pick. Thanks for hosting!

Trish said...

#6 & #2 are my favorites, both for cover art & for reading. #6 would grab me 1st though.

Debbie said...

There are many great covers to choose from, however, I choose #6 because of the atmospheric quality and the coloring on (or lack of), the cover conveys a sense of a time long past, in the southern tradition. It is not scary or meant to frighten.

Justus R Stone said...

Love the distressed look of #6. If the description had it as a Steampunk novel I'd be crazy sold on it :)

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Anonymous said...

#6

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

There a lot of great covers here... But my vote goes to number 1.

Anonymous said...

#6!!!

Shannon said...

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Anonymous said...

#6 made me want to read the book. It hinted of dark mysteries.
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Deborah Beckett said...

I love #6!

Rox said...

I vote for #14. Really eye-catching!

Anonymous said...

#6. Haunting, yet contains depth and character.

Amy Manemann said...

Argh! 14, 10, 6 and 2 have my votes but how can I choose just one?!?! *sigh* Seriously this is tough! Ok, I'm voting for 2 but I'm definitely going back to read the rest!! (disclaimer: have already read #2 and it totally rocked)

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Caroline Gerardo said...

#14 graphic and beautiful

mountaingirl said...

Number six - is my Vote !!!
Can't wait for more !! Lisa

mountaingirl said...

Number 6 is my vote !!!
Can't wait for more. Lisa- Mountaingirl

Norah Wilson said...

There are some gorgeous covers, but I gotta go with #10. Mmmm.

NoraA said...

Cover art being the only factor involved here, I'm going to vote for #9 Love Potions.

Candy O'Donnell said...

#6 is my favorite

Renee Pace said...

I really liked number 1, Open Minds. Hard to pick because I also liked #9 too.

tmsouders.com said...

#6!!

Stacy Eaton said...

#6

Anonymous said...

#2

Anonymous said...

I vote for #14!!
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Glenn Starkey said...

Tough competition here... I saw excellent qualities in every cover. But, I vote for #6. JGStarkey@aol.com

Jolyn Palliata said...

My vote is #10, Forged in Fire!

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Jennifer @Can't Put It Down said...

I vote for #6!
What a cool idea!! I'll be following your blog for next months poll!

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kkrafts said...

I'd have to go with 14, 9, 2, but UGH! Only one? No fair :-)
#2 because I like R.S. Guthrie

I even liked the cover art for Shades of Gray, but you can barely read the authors name!

Anonymous said...

Voting for #2

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Na said...

My vote is for #13.
There are so many beautiful covers it was a close call.
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Ashley Lynn Willis said...

I vote for #9

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Edie Ramer said...

I vote for #10, Forged in Fire.

Jeanne Miller said...

I love #9 Love Potions. The smoking potion and hearts was clever.

Craig Hansen said...

I like #6 Moonlight cover the best.

Second best is #9 Love Potions

Jessica Klassen said...

#12 is so unique. Love it.

Kandy Shepherd said...

My vote is for #9

patricia paris said...

There are so many great covers here that I like, but forced to choose, I pick #6. It has a hauntng quality that intrigues.

Shawna Thomas said...

Hands down, #7 is the best. That is an absolutely gorgeous cover

JM said...

#10 and #13 I like the best.
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LM Preston said...

Can I just say all of them are sooo good! I'm proud of indies :-D I can't vote since I can't decide.