The March Book Cover of the Month bracket has just wrapped up. This was a very tough bracket from my point of view. We had some heavily-supported authors and some tight races. We didn’t break a ton of records, but still had a solid month. We had a total of 2,808 votes. The last round had 190 votes. It was a pretty close contest, but someone has to win.
The March Book Cover of the Month is…
Let’s look at the stats!
I’d have to say this is a bit of an upset. This isn’t because Door Keeper isn’t a great cover; I only select covers that are great to go into the bracket. I say it’s a bit of an upset because Frank Dorrian had such a huge following. In terms of pure numbers, To Brave the End actually had a total of 348 votes, which is more than the 288 (yeah, that much more) than Steen had through the tournament. But Dorrian had a strong Elite8 and Final4; however, Steen had the stronger finals, and that’s how tournaments work. She brought her following when it mattered most, wining 107 to 83.
Now, for this month’s winner…The Door Keeper is Steen’s first novel. Here’s the Amazon blurb.
Adventure. Love. Destiny.
Single mom Eden Saunders has learned that tragedy is simply a part of life. Her mother died during childbirth, and her husband was killed just three years after they married. On a journey to discover where she comes from, Eden inherits the key to unlocking new worlds from her deceased mother—including the world that should have been her home. The only thing stopping her from exploring them is the fear of leaving her daughter behind. Caught up in the circle of legacy, Eden discovers the mother-daughter bond that even death cannot break.
In discovering where she truly came from, Eden inherits a key from her deceased mother that opens doors to different worlds beyond her imagination, including the world that should have been her home. The only thing stopping her from exploring them is the fear of leaving her own daughter behind. T he Door Keeper explores the circle of mother/daughter legacies, and the bond that unites them; a bond that even death can not break.
As always, I’ve purchased the book and added it to my TBR. (For those who are new to the deal, I buy the Book Cover of the Month to read and review in the future. I bought Manning’s cover, Howard’s cover, and Deyo’s cover, and they are also on my TBR. (I’m reading Manning’s book now. Look for a review on that probably in the next two weeks.)
Here’s Ms. Jones’s Facebook page. Give her a like if you’re curious about her work.
The artist for this cover is Meghan Brim. I’ll reach out to her and see if she’d like to have an interview later on in the week. I don’t have a website of info for her just yet, but I’ll be sure to give you everything I can once I (if I) contact her.
The April bracket is ready to go and will launch on May 1.
I will continue to identify and select covers for each day from Amazon’s New Release section for fantasy and science fiction. If you follow and like my Facebook page, you can see what covers will make the bracket.
Thanks for reading