Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cover Art Results and Winners!

The TOUCH OF POWER cover art contest was another popular post with 160 votes and comments.  I read through them all and tallied the votes. 

It should be no surprise that the UK version won with 102 votes!  Everyone thought the UK cover was eye catching and showed Avry as a powerful figure with the lightning coming out from her hands and her billowing cloak.  For those who haven't seen the animated edition of this cover - you can either see it here in my "What a Week" blog or go to my website:  (PS: I just updated my website).

Second place goes to the USA cover with 32 votes.  Those who voted for it, thought it was pretty and looked like a fantasy novel, invoking a sense of mystery.

Third place goes to the Australia/NZ cover with 26 votes.  The voters liked the colors - they seemed warming and enticing, invoking the healer aspect of the story.

I found all the comments very interesting and thank everyone for voting!  Having visited both AU and UK, and then looking at their covers - it's amazing that they reflect my impressions of those visits.  It's hard to describe, but they match my feelings.

And now for the 2 winners.......Congratulations go to:
Kate of Persistent Fantasy  and
Corinne Hurlbert


Don't worry - there will be many more chances to win.  My TOUCH OF POWER BLOG TOUR will be starting on Monday, December 12, 2011 - so check back here this weekend for more details!!  And I've been doing a ton of Q&As on various blogs and I always giveaway a copy of my latest - so keep an eye out for links!!


  1. Yay congrats to the winners! I'm soo happy and excited to be one of the blogs on your tour :D

    -Jaime from Two Chicks On Books

  2. Congrats to the winners!

    I know I'm not part of the official blog tour, but I've finished Touch of Power and will have a review going up on December 20. Awesome book! I loved it!

  3. Oh, those lucky winners. :] I'm excited for your blog tour! I can see it becoming a distraction durring finals week, though. Silly finals. :]

  4. Congrats to the winners, and I just wanted to send you an ENORMOUS thank you for writing this book! I finished Touch Of Power today (I was very, very, VERY lucky to receive an early review copy), and it's easily my favourite book of 2011! It was INCREDIBLE, and I'm practically jumping up and down with glee!

    My best friend and I were lucky enough to see you when you were Kinokinuya in Sydney AUS earlier this year, and I was reading the bits about Avry teaching Flea to juggle and going 'Aha!', remembering you'd told us about learning to juggle, pick locks, fence... XD

    Thank you thank you thank you!!

  5. Congrats to the winners. I was so hoping to win, I wanna read this copy so desperately.

  6. does Maria V.Snyder plan to make her books into films?

  7. Congrats to the winners!! they truly deserve it :).

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