Monday, January 12, 2015

2014 Debut Author Challenge COVER OF THE YEAR Winner!

The votes are in and the winner of the 2014 Debut Author Challenge COVER OF THE YEAR is The Stolen by Bishop O'Connell from Harper Voyager Impulse. The cover artist and designer is Tom Egner with Patricia Barrow as the second designer.

There was a quite a battle between The Stolen and Lemongrass Hope by Amy Impellizzeri, but The Stolen edged out its greatest competition by 6 votes! We don't use statistical ties at The Qwillery. To tie each cover has to have exactly the same number of votes (see 2012 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - 2012 COVER(s) OF THE YEAR!)

The Stolen
An American Faerie Tale 1
Harper Voyager Impulse, July 22, 2014
     eBook, 336 pages
Harper Voyager Impulse, August 5, 2014
     Mass Market Paperback, 464 pages

Tonight, for the first time in over a century, a mortal child will be kidnapped by faeries.

When her daughter Fiona is snatched from her bed, Caitlin's entire world crumbles. Once certain that faeries were only a fantasy, Caitlin must now accept that these supernatural creatures do exist—and that they have traded in their ancient swords and horses for modern guns and sports cars. Hopelessly outmatched, she accepts help from a trio of unlikely heroes: Eddy, a psychiatrist and novice wizard; Brendan, an outcast Fian warrior; and Dante, a Magister of the fae's Rogue Court. Moving from the busy streets of Boston's suburbs to the shadowy land of Tír na nÓg, Caitlin and her allies will risk everything to save Fiona. But can this disparate quartet conquer their own inner demons and outwit the dark faeries before it's too late?

Mass Market Paperback

The Results

Cover Wars started as a way to recognize and celebrate the talented individuals who bring books to life with their eye-catching covers. While I may not judge a book by its cover, a terrific cover will certainly make me want to know what is on the inside.

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