Monday, March 17, 2014

Cover Contest Submission - SLAY RIDE

Here are the submissions for SLAY RIDE. Vote for your favorite in the comments below.


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101 comments:

  1. Dear Josh,

    My choice for "Slay Ride": #2

    Enjoy the contest. :-)

    Yours, J.

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  2. 4 or 6. They convey both Christmas and cold, with the red splash = blood. Other do that too, but look too modern for the 1940s. 2 is striking, but doesn't look hard-boiled. 19 may be good, depending on the details in the story. I like the look of 13 - does it fit the story?

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  3. #6 or #13, I can´t decide, I think they´re both very good and fitting for the description of the story!
    I´m really curious which cover you will choose in the end and I´m looking forward to all these new books/collections!
    Greetings from Germany,
    Claudia/tanzmaeusi

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  4. Hi, I think I like #17 with that old phonograph. Greetings from Spain.

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  5. #8 I just look at the landscape and see tons of possible scenarios. The piece of wood looks like hard work and the bells transform it into something from a childhood, meaning from the past.

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  6. Hello! #17 and #19 I like both of them. Bye

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  7. Hi Josh,

    For Slay Ride I like #11. The car evokes the 1940's and the snow, December. And in this one, vs #12, your name is more prominent. Overall, it just FEELS like what I know of the story. Very atmospheric.

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  8. #15 or #19 these are the only 2 that caught my eye on this round. Again, good luck deciding.

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  9. #12, but i'd have liked it better if your name was in white rather than red. I like the font though.

    p.s. I'd love to see #2 with a different story. It reminds me of the romantic fun of something like Icecapade :-)

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  10. Again, great choices.

    I think #11 conveys the time and place best., It is eye-catching, and would draw me in as a reader.

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  11. Number 10, I think it grabs my attention the most.

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  12. I like #12 for this one.

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  13. #13 for sure. I love #2 but not sure how well it fits this story?

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  14. My vote is for the number 19

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  15. # 8. I like the simplicity in it.

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  16. OK, Josh, here goes:
    What's Left of Kisses? - #20, although the wording needs to be clearer
    A Shot in the Dark - love #9
    Slay Ride - #12

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  17. #2 and #4. Phew, this is dificult...

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  18. This is just too hard..maybe you should release collectible versions with different covers!
    I'll go with #13, then 12,3,15,19,20...

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    1. I know! It did occur to me that some of these might work for a few audio book covers. ;-)

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  19. I really only like #9 and #11.

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  20. I love no 2 - fun and beautiful

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  21. I like #11 or #12, with old car driving through the winter woods. Again, nice and simple.#17 has a nice 'retro' feel to it, but don't know if the story is supposed to be about a 'dark' grisly murder, if it comes across. #20 is good for mood, but do not know if it was supposed to represent a Christmas/seasonal story, then something is missing...snow maybe?

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  22. Hello! #17 and #19 I like both of them

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  23. Hola mi voto es para el 17, gracias...
    mary

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  24. I love #13.
    #4 is also very nice.

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  25. I'd like to commit to 6 or maybe 8 or possibly or 13.

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  26. This one's hard- #9 or #11, but truthfully, none of them really stands out to me. #7 sorta looks like a "true crime" book from a long time ago.

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  27. Hi, is a difficult choice, all are very good, but choose #17. Bye

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  28. I really like #10. Difficult choices!

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  29. #2 is stunning. What could be tweaked to imply the '40s? Changing one of the fonts?

    #17? Perhaps the wrong decade for that phonograph?

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  30. I like #4 or #6. #2 & #14 both look intriguing, but maybe not for this story.

    Pam

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  31. Hello! Congrats to everyone all they are beautiful, but I choose #17, 19 and 12. Thank you

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  32. #20 followed by 11 & 17, I don't think this will help you. Everyone is all over the map in they choices. # 20 I hope covers the story and also that its mm, for those whom have yet to discover you.

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  33. #9 followed by #4. The blood intrigues me in and plays on "slay" ride.

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  34. Hello! I like 17. Bye

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  35. Number 4 is my first choice because it is creepy and intriguing. But number 2 really catches the eye as well.

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  36. #8 - I like the mood it invokes - slightly eerie.

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  37. I like cover four because it has an air of mistery to it and I love it's wintery atmosphere. Cover 2 ist also very sweet though as is cover 14. But I'd pick four.

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  38. In order of preference:

    #8
    #4
    #13

    Paola

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  39. Thank you for Spring butterfly.

    Lovely.

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  40. Hola, buenas noches. Mi voto es para.
    # 17 y # 19.
    Muy buenas portadas todas, esta dificil.
    Besossssssssss.

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  41. I love the starkness & simplicity of # 9.

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  42. Is there like a synopsis of what this cover is about? Did I missed some part of instruction for this cover? Is it a story about a ranch in snowy state, a contemporary story where it happened in a secluded cabin, a western, Christmas, a historical m/m mystery? Just based on all the variations of the cover. Whatever the story may be. I still say have a hot guy or two to represent the m/m. The ones without any guys in them just comes across as eh, it just a plain old mystery.

    If it's a contemporary, it's #14, but if it's a western or just a ranch in a cold state then #20 cause you don't write any old mystery you writer m/m, gay mystery. The cover is a snapshot of what the story is about. These two says it all if my assumptions are anywhere near what all the covers imply. Thanks for letting us choose a cover. It's been fun.

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  43. I really liked #14, but also liked 12 & 13

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  44. I really like #2 #6 and #10
    I am also indecisive!

    Best of luck to All.

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