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Annual romance cover contest is open

 
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LeeB.



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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 8:55 am    Post subject: Annual romance cover contest is open Reply with quote

Lots of good (and bad) covers to vote on: http://www.covercafe.com/contest/2012/contest2012intro.shtml
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Wendy AAR



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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So much fun this year! The bad covers are truly horrible.
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Sandlynn



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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I voted in this last week, but I just want to second the sentiment that the bad covers are truly horrific this year. I had a hard time choosing the worst and, in fact, I'm not sure the one I chose is so much the worst as it was one that was bad in a funny way. Some of the others -- especially one -- was bad in a tasteless, tacky way.
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stl_reader



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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha, I hear you! Some were so ridiculously bad, I almost thought they were fakes. I mean, what author would use some of these?

Anyhoo, I voted for the first cover displayed. Open to so many interpretations, but a part of me likes to think it's the author's way of slyly conveying to us that the hero is actually a horse's a**.
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Linda in sw va



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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stl_reader wrote:

Anyhoo, I voted for the first cover displayed. Open to so many interpretations, but a part of me likes to think it's the author's way of slyly conveying to us that the hero is actually a horse's a**.


Bwah! I voted for this one too but I have to say it was a tough decision, they were all so very bad.

Linda
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Nana



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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still haven't picked my winner in Historicals. I nominated the Jeannie Lin and was super excited to see what I think is the first Asian couple in the cover contest. It's a gorgeous cover with accurate costumes and a wonderful sense of setting, and I didn't expect any other books to put up a challenge. But I can't believe how good some of the others are!
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Wendy AAR



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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nana wrote:
I still haven't picked my winner in Historicals. I nominated the Jeannie Lin and was super excited to see what I think is the first Asian couple in the cover contest. It's a gorgeous cover with accurate costumes and a wonderful sense of setting, and I didn't expect any other books to put up a challenge. But I can't believe how good some of the others are!


Some of them are downright amazing. Weirdly though, I seemed to keep picking winners from the ones that had women in long white dresses. Can't remember if I picked the Lin, but you're right, it is really pretty. I don't believe I've seen an Asian couple either.
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Marian Perera



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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stl_reader wrote:
Anyhoo, I voted for the first cover displayed.


I voted for that one too. Can't wait to see the results, especially the comments on the Worst Cover. Those are always hilarious.
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JyLnC



Joined: 30 Dec 2009
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Location: NW. Suburban Chicago, IL

PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Worst category is a favorite but it also generates controversy since some voters feel there shouldn't be a Worst category in the contest. Displeasure with inferior covers was Carol's inspiration for creating the contest and it has become a tradition. The only change is that the mainstream publishers have improved their covers and the smaller publishers are hit and miss with cover quality. They are capable of creating great covers but often they create "What were they thinking?" covers.

The Cover Cafe contest is open for voting until May 28, 2013. If you haven't voted, there is still time. We have a few covers that are running away with their categories but there are one or two categories with several covers battling for the top spot.
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