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2016 DAC Cover Wars - July Winner


The winner of the July 2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars is Arabella of Mars by David D. Levine from Tor Books with 34% of all votes.

The Jacket Art is by Stephan Martiniere with Jacket Design by Peter Lutjen.


Arabella of Mars
The Adventures of Arabella Ashby 1
Tor Books, July 12, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 352 pages
Jacket Art: Stephan Martiniere
Jacket Design: Peter Lutjen

2016 DAC Cover Wars - July Winner
Since Newton witnessed a bubble rising from his bathtub, mankind has sought the stars. When William III of England commissioned Capt. William Kidd to command the first expedition to Mars in the late 1600s, he proved that space travel was both possible and profitable.

Now, one century later, a plantation in a flourishing British colony on Mars is home to Arabella Ashby, a young woman who is perfectly content growing up in the untamed frontier. But days spent working on complex automata with her father or stalking her brother Michael with her Martian nanny is not the proper behavior of an English lady. That is something her mother plans to remedy with a move to an exotic world Arabella has never seen: London, England.

However, when events transpire that threaten her home on Mars, Arabella decides that sometimes doing the right thing is far more important than behaving as expected. She disguises herself as a boy and joins the crew of the Diana, a ship serving the Mars Trading Company, where she meets a mysterious captain who is intrigued by her knack with clockwork creations. Now Arabella just has to weather the naval war currently raging between Britain and France, learn how to sail, and deal with a mutinous crew…if she hopes to save her family remaining on Mars.

Arabella of Mars, the debut novel by Hugo-winning author David D. Levine offers adventure, romance, political intrigue, and Napoleon in space!





The Results

2016 DAC Cover Wars - July Winner





The July 2016 Debut Covers

2016 DAC Cover Wars - July Winner

2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - July Debuts


2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - July Debuts


Each month you will be able to vote for your favorite cover from that month's debut novels. At the end of the year the 12 monthly winners will be pitted against each other to choose the 2016 Debut Novel Cover of the Year. Please note that a debut novel cover is eligible in the month in which the novel is published in the US. Cover artist/illustrator information is provided when we have it.

I'm using PollCode for this vote. After you the check the circle next to your favorite, click "Vote" to record your vote. If you'd like to see the real-time results click "View". This will take you to the PollCode site where you may see the results. If you want to come back to The Qwillery click "Back" and you will return to this page. Voting will end sometime on July 30, 2016.


Vote for your favorite July 2016 Debut Cover!
 
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2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - July Debuts
Jacket Art: Stephan Martiniere
Jacket Design: Peter Lutjen




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - July Debuts
Cover Design: Lauren Panepinto
Cover Images (c) Arcangel Images, Shutterstock




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - July Debuts
Cover artist: Gene Mollica




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - July Debuts
Cover Artist: Chris Panatier




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - July Debuts




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - July Debuts




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - July Debuts
Cover artist: Will Staehle




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - July Debuts
Book design: Donna Sinisgalli




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - July Debuts
Cover: David Stevenson




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - July Debuts




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - July Debuts




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - July Debuts




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - July Debuts
Cover Art: Julia Lloyd




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - July Debuts




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - July Debuts
Jacket Design: Jake Nicolella
Jacket Photograph: (trees) Gallinago_media/Shutterstock


2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - June Winner


The winner of the June 2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars is A Hundred Thousand Worlds by Bob Proehl from Viking with 29% of all votes.


A Hundred Thousand Worlds
Viking, June 28, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 368 pages

2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - June Winner
“A Kavalier & Clay for the Comic-Con Age, this is a bighearted, inventive, exuberant debut.” —Eleanor Henderson, author of Ten Thousand Saints
Valerie Torrey took her son, Alex, and fled Los Angeles six years ago—leaving both her role on a cult sci-fi TV show and her costar husband after a tragedy blew their small family apart. Now Val must reunite nine-year-old Alex with his estranged father, so they set out on a road trip from New York, Val making appearances at comic book conventions along the way.

As they travel west, encountering superheroes, monsters, time travelers, and robots, Val and Alex are drawn into the orbit of the comic-con regulars, from a hapless twentysomething illustrator to a brilliant corporate comics writer stuggling with her industry’s old-school ways to a group of cosplay women who provide a chorus of knowing commentary. For Alex, this world is a magical place where fiction becomes reality, but as they get closer to their destination, he begins to realize that the story his mother is telling him about their journey might have a very different ending than he imagined.

A knowing and affectionate portrait of the geeky pleasures of fandom, A Hundred Thousand Worlds is also a tribute to the fierce and complicated love between a mother and son—and to the way the stories we create come to shape us.




The Results

2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - June Winner




The June 2016 Debut Covers

2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - June Winner

2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - June Debuts


2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - June Debuts


Each month you will be able to vote for your favorite cover from that month's debut novels. At the end of the year the 12 monthly winners will be pitted against each other to choose the 2016 Debut Novel Cover of the Year. Please note that a debut novel cover is eligible in the month in which the novel is published in the US. Cover artist/illustrator information is provided when we have it.

I'm using PollCode for this vote. After you the check the circle next to your favorite, click "Vote" to record your vote. If you'd like to see the real-time results click "View". This will take you to the PollCode site where you may see the results. If you want to come back to The Qwillery click "Back" and you will return to this page. Voting will end sometime on June 24, 2016.


Vote for your favorite June 2016 Debut Cover!
 
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2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - June Debuts




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - June Debuts
Cover design by M. S. Corley




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - June Debuts




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - June Debuts
Jacket design by Jamie Stafford-Hill
Jacket photographs from Alamy and Getty Images




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - June Debuts
Jacket design by Richard L. Aquan
Jacket Photograph: Mount Roraima © Uwe George;
clouds © Cultura RM / Alamy;
Japanese flag © Bruce Stanfield / Shutterstock




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - June Debuts
Cover illustration by Bastien Lecouffe Deharme
Cover design by Lauren Panepinto




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - June Debuts




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - June Debuts




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - June Debuts
Cover by Will Staehle




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - June Debuts
Designed by Laura K. Corless




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - June Debuts
Jacket art and design by FORT




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - June Debuts
Cover design by Leo Nickolls
Cover images © Vallecita’s leopards/The Photo Crafts Shop of Denver/Library
of Congress, LC-USZ62-100766




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - June Debuts




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - June Debuts
Jacket illustration copyright © 2016 by Leonardo Calamati




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - June Debuts




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - June Debuts 
Cover art by Chris Moore




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - June Debuts
Cover illustration by Charlie Bowater
Cover design by Claudia Noble




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - June Debuts




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - June Debuts
Cover Illustration by Andreas Rocha




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - June Debuts




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - June Debuts


2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - May Winner


The winner of the May 2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars is Woodwalker by Emily B. Martin from Harper Voyager Impulse with 46% of all votes. The cover illustration is by the author, Emily B. Martin. You may read about "The Evolution of a Cover" at Emily's blog here.



Woodwalker
Harper Voyager Impulse, May 17, 2016
     eBook, 336 pages
Harper Voyager Impulse, June 14 , 2016
     Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages

2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - May Winner
“What on earth would I gain from that?” I asked him. “Risk my own neck by violating my banishment just to leave you? The sentence placed on me if I return is execution. If I’m entering the mountains again, I’d damn well better get something out of it.”

Exiled from the Silverwood and the people she loves, Mae has few illusions about ever returning to her home. But when she comes across three out-of-place strangers in her wanderings, she finds herself contemplating the unthinkable: risking death to help a deposed queen regain her throne.

And if anyone can help Mona Alastaire of Lumen Lake, it is a former Woodwalker—a ranger whose very being is intimately tied to the woods they are sworn to protect. Mae was once one of the best, and despite the potential of every tree limb to become the gibbet she’s hung from, she not only feels a duty to aide Mona and her brothers, but also to walk beneath her beloved trees once more.

A grand quest in the tradition of great epic fantasies, filled with adventure and the sharp wit—and tongue—of a unique hero, Woodwalker is the perfect novel to start your own journey into the realm of magical fiction.




The Results

2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - May Winner




The May 2016 Debut Covers

2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - May Winner

2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - May Debuts


2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - May Debuts


Each month you will be able to vote for your favorite cover from that month's debut novels. At the end of the year the 12 monthly winners will be pitted against each other to choose the 2016 Debut Novel Cover of the Year. Please note that a debut novel cover is eligible in the month in which the novel is published in the US. Cover artist/illustrator information is provided when we have it.

I'm using PollCode for this vote. After you the check the circle next to your favorite, click "Vote" to record your vote. If you'd like to see the real-time results click "View". This will take you to the PollCode site where you may see the results. If you want to come back to The Qwillery click "Back" and you will return to this page. Voting will end sometime on May 24, 2016.


Vote for your favorite May 2016 Debut Cover!
 
pollcode.com free polls




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - May Debuts




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - May Debuts




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - May Debuts
Cover Art by John Harris




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - May Debuts




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - May Debuts




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - May Debuts




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - May Debuts




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - May Debuts




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - May Debuts




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - May Debuts
Cover illustration by Sylvain Sarrailh
Cover design by Rain Saukas




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - May Debuts




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - May Debuts
Designed in-house




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - May Debuts
Cover artwork © 2016 by Erik Mohr
Cover and interior design © 2016 by Samantha Beiko




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - May Debuts
Jacket Art by Todd Lockwood
Jacket Design by Todd Lockwood and G- Force Design




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - May Debuts
Cover Art by Victor Mosquera




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - May Debuts




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - May Debuts
Cover Art by Emily B. Martin


2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - April Winner


The winner of the April 2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars is The Monster Underneath by Matthew Franks from Samhain Publications with 39% of all votes.


The Monster Underneath
Samhain Publishing, April 5, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 208 pages

2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - April Winner
Reality can be the difference between a dream and a nightmare…

Max Crawford isn’t a typical prison therapist. He uses his unusual psychic ability to walk with convicts through their dreams, reliving their unspeakable crimes alongside them to show them the error of their ways.

Max always has to be on his toes to keep himself grounded, but the FBI agent waiting for him in his private office immediately puts him on edge. The bureau wants Max to go way outside his comfort zone to enter the dreams of suspected serial killer William Knox.

To get a confession and secure the future of his prison program, Max must gain Knox’s trust by any means necessary—and survive the minefield of secrets waiting inside a murderer’s mind. Secrets that could turn Max’s reality into a living nightmare.





The Results

2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - April Winner





The April 2016 Covers

2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - April Winner

2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - April Debuts


2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - April Debuts


Each month you will be able to vote for your favorite cover from that month's debut novels. At the end of the year the 12 monthly winners will be pitted against each other to choose the 2016 Debut Novel Cover of the Year. Please note that a debut novel cover is eligible in the month in which the novel is published in the US. Cover artist/illustrator information is provided when we have it.

I'm using PollCode for this vote. After you the check the circle next to your favorite, click "Vote" to record your vote. If you'd like to see the real-time results click "View". This will take you to the PollCode site where you may see the results. If you want to come back to The Qwillery click "Back" and you will return to this page. Voting will end sometime on April 24, 2016.


Vote for your favorite April 2016 Debut Cover!
 
pollcode.com free polls




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - April Debuts





2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - April Debuts





2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - April Debuts
Cover design by Danielle Christopher





2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - April Debuts
Cover by Jakob Vala




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - April Debuts





2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - April Debuts





2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - April Debuts





2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - April Debuts
Artist Kelly Martin





2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - April Debuts





2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - April Debuts





2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - April Debuts
Cover painting by Cynthia Reeser.
Cover design by Matthew Revert.





2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - April Debuts





2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - April Debuts


2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - March Winner


The winner of the March 2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars is Dark Transmissions by Davila LeBlanc from Harper Voyager Impulse with 39% of all votes.



Dark Transmissions
Jinxed Thirteenth 1
Harper Voyager Impulse, March 1, 2016
    eBook, 384 pages
Harper Voyager Impulse, March 29, 2016
    Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages

2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - March Winner
It is the late 23rd century. For engineers Jessie Madison and her husband David, a routine maintenance contract on board the orbital mining station Moria 3 has become a nightmare. Upon awakening from cryo-stasis, they learn a horrifying truth: while they were asleep, machines rose up against humanity...and won.

Marooned and at the mercy of the station’s malicious artificial intelligence, OMEX, David and Jessie rig an emergency transmission to broadcast into the darkness, desperately hoping someone is still alive to hear it...

Navigating the fringes of explored space in the Covenant Patrol vessel the Jinxed Thirteenth, Captain Morwyn Soltaine picks up a distress signal from a space station. But it’s broadcasting in Ancient Humanity, a language that has been extinct for several millennia. Even more incredible: there are two survivors on board. Morwyn’s rag-tag crew of reformed criminals mount a rescue op, unaware of the dangerous foe awaiting them. As the past and future collide, a routine mission becomes a deadly game of wits.




The Results

2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - March Winner





The March 2016 Debuts

2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - March Winner


2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - March Debuts


2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - March Debuts


Each month you will be able to vote for your favorite cover from that month's debut novels. At the end of the year the 12 monthly winners will be pitted against each other to choose the 2016 Debut Novel Cover of the Year. Please note that a debut novel cover is eligible in the month in which the novel is published in the US. Cover artist/illustrator information is provided when we have it.

I'm using PollCode for this vote. After you the check the circle next to your favorite, click "Vote" to record your vote. If you'd like to see the real-time results click "View". This will take you to the PollCode site where you may see the results. If you want to come back to The Qwillery click "Back" and you will return to this page. Voting will end sometime on March 24, 2016.


Vote for your favorite March 2016 Debut Cover!
 
pollcode.com free polls




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - March Debuts
Jacket photograph of woman copyright © 2016 by Jill Wachter;
Jacket stock photography copyright © 2016 by Thinkstock




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - March Debuts
Cover design by Richard L. Aquan
Cover illustration © Chris McGrath




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - March Debuts
Jacket art by Cliff Nielsen.
Jacket design by G-Force Design.




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - March Debuts




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - March Debuts




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - March Debuts




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - March Debuts
Cover photo illustration: Sean Freeman




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - March Debuts
Cover art by Sam Kenney




2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - March Debuts
Jacket design by Lauren Panepinto
Jacket illustration by David Palumbo


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