Tuesday, June 19, 2012


A HUGE thank you to all of the entrants - your creativity was heartwarming and inspiring.  I don't know if I'll ever be able to come up with another contest to top this one!  Secondly, thank you to everyone who took the time to vote!  (I had two votes that came via FB because they were having a hard time with Blogger).

And now for the WINNERS!

There was a clear first place winner in the cover remake contest, who will received an autographed copy of Sweet Evil and some swag...
Beckee with the Delirium ARC cover!!!!!!!

Our 2nd place winner was Cara with Entwined
She's won a Sweet Evil T-shirt, an autographed bookplate, and signed bookmarks! 
I'll even throw in a Sweet Evil bracelet made by my 6-year-old daughter 
and worn by me at a book signing. :)

Next we had a 3-way tie for 3rd place! (Two of which were entered by the same person!)  
They'll be winning signed Sweet Evil bookmarks and bookplates:

Sarah with On the Fringe and Imaginary Girls (underwater shoot)

Bridget with Heist Society

Again, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to everyone!!!


On a side note, for all you YA book lovers, don't forget that today is the last day to nominate your favorite book boys for the YA Crush Tournament where the top 24 will battle it out for your heart!  :)  My boy, Kaidan Rowe, is hanging in there at #24.  Let's not let him get bumped out at the last minute!

Big hugs to all, and happy reading!

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Final Round of Voting!

Cover Remake Contest (actual covers shown directly below each entry):

After 24 hours of quickfire voting in the first round, we've narrowed our entries from 25 down to 8!!!  I am going to leave the voting open until Monday evening (10PM-Eastern).  Winners will be announced Tuesday.  :-)

Voting Rules:

~ Everyone should vote for TWO
~ Anyone can vote! Including the contestants and authors of the "remade" books
~ No "anonymous" or "unknown" votes will be counted

Contestants - I urge you to flog this contest - tell everyone you know to come vote!  Post the link on Twitter, FB, etc.

Thank you so much to everyone who entered!  I want voters to know that all but one of these entries is a picture taken by the entrant, or of the entrant! One played around with a cool stock image she found, while the others did their own "special effects," modeling, and graphics. I'm beyond impressed by all eight of these finalists.  Big hugs to each of you!

Entry #1 - On the Fringe

Entry #2 - February Flowers

Entry #3 - Delirium ARC

Entry #4 - Hex Hall

Entry #5 - Venom

Entry #6 - Entwined

Entry #7 - Heist Society

Entry #8 - Imaginary Girls

Wow.  I love these SO much.  How do we pick just two?
Good luck - and thanks for voting!  Check back Tuesday for the winners.  :)

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Contest Entries!

It's Time to Vote!!!!  

Wow, wow, WOW!  You all have blown me away. Amazing. I was giddy each time I found an entry in my inbox.  I loved hearing the stories that went with the pictures. :)  I think all but three of the entries were actually pictures taken by you, or of you - some people used stock photos found online. Some people used graphics, and some people got creative with props. One girl put on her beautiful Debs gown (that's like a prom gown) and had her boyfriend chase her around her family's Irish farmland taking pictures, lol. And guys, there was even an underwater shoot! Many entrants had to enlist the help of friends and family - thank you to all who helped. I know this contest was a group effort, and you've all been such wonderful sports about it.

Remember, entrants were supposed to do a sort of "copy cat" version of the original cover with their own special flare, so it IS meant to resemble it.  They were NOT meant to come up with something completely new and different.  It was not required for the title to be on the pictures.

Rules for Voting:

~ You may each vote for TWO entries
~ Contestants CAN vote (for your own or another if you choose) but please don't say which entry is yours! I want voting to be as unbiased as possible.
~ Anonymous votes will not be accepted

(Entries will appear first.  Actual covers are shown directly below the entries.)

Entry #1 - Cinder

Entry #2 - February Flowers

Entry #3 - Glitch

Entry #4 - Stargirl

Entry #5 - A Want So Wicked

Entry #6 - Chain Reaction

Entry #7 - Die For Me

Entry #8 - Divergent

Entry #9 - Hereafter

Entry #10 -  Wishing For Someday Soon

Entry #11 - Twilight

Entry #12 - Darkride

Entry #13 - Entwined

#14 - Delirium ARC

Entry #15 - Skin Deep

#16 - Hex Hall

Entry #17 - Venom

Entry #18 - Heist Society

Entry #19 - Everlasting

Entry #20 - Twilight 

Entry #21 - Sweet Evil

Entry #22 - Innocent Darkness

Entry #23 - The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Entry #24 - Imaginary Girls

Entry #25 - On the Fringe

Just for fun (not an entry) - Sweet Evil parody  :)

Just for fun - short video rendition of On the Fringe:

Get your friends to vote!  Contestants, contact the authors of the books you "recreated" and see if they'll vote!  :)  Good luck, everyone!

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