Sunday, July 15, 2012

2012 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - July 2012

It's time for the 2012 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars for July 2012!

As part of this year's Debut Author Challenge I thought it would be fun to choose a favorite cover from each month's debut novels. At the end of the year the 12 monthly winners will be pitted against each other to choose the 2012 Debut Novel Cover of the Year. Please note that a debut novel cover is eligible in the month in which the novel is released in the US.

January 2012 Winner - Control Point (Shadow Ops 1) by Myke Cole. Cover Art by Mike Komarck.

February 2012 Winner - Dead Harvest (The Collector 1) by Chris F. Holm. Cover Art by Amazing 15.

March 2012 Winner - The Company of the Dead by David Kowalski, Cover Art by Amazing 15.

April 2012 Winner - Blackbirds (Miriam Black 1) by Chuck Wendig. Cover Art by Joey Hi-Fi.

May 2012 Winner - Nightshifted (Edie Spence 1) by Cassie Alexander. Cover art by Aleta Rafton.

June 2012 Winner - Osiris (The Osiris Project 1) by E.J. Swift. Cover art by Sparth.


  1. l like them all i thought all of them were very good. they made a change for the mass market ones. i just love covers.

  2. It's the Devil roasting marshmellos. How can you not vote for that? I guarantee you haven't seen it before.

  3. What a hoot, I did not even notice the marshmallows LOL I voted for VN, but so many of them are great :) Thanks for the fun.

    1. I don't vote so I won't even say which I'd vote for! Honestly, I can't choose. :-)

  4. They are similar and use similar coloring as well. No critter on Rob's cover though.