Announcing the 2021 M.L.S. Weech November Book Cover of the Month! December’s Contest Continues!

Greetings all,

I wanted to keep this particular post going as the Book Cover of the Month contests are frankly less successful than I had hoped. I’m too afraid to take a break with this at the expense of failing to give it my all.

With that said, we do indeed have a winner for November. We also have a winner for Week 2 of December. So let’s announce the winners.

The 2021 M.L.S. Weech November Book Cover of the Month is …

Genesis Draconis by Kevin McLaughlin and Michael Anderle is such a dynamic cover with so much energy and great color and texture. It’s a worthy entry into the November contest. ! This really was a dynamic image with great texture. Congratulations to the artist and the authors. Good luck in the 2021 M.L.S. Weech Book Cover of the Year poll.

This means we only need four more covers to get the Book Cover of the Year poll going, and we’re already halfway through December.

The Week 2 winner of the 2021 M.L.S. Weech December Book Cover of the Month is …

Infinite by Duncan Ralston was a great example of balance and reflection (if with a twist). It’s a beautiful cover and a fitting entrant into December’s contest. It joins School for Spirits in the poll, and you can vote for your favorite cover in Week 3’s poll right here.

Thanks for reading,

Matt

The November Book Cover of the Month Contest Has Begun! The 1st Week of December is Live!

Greetings all,

We’re officially in our ninth month of the 2021 M.L.S. Weech Book Cover of the Month contest. That means we get to announce the winner for the last week of November and kick off the overall contest.

The final entrant into the 2021 M.L.S. Weech Book Cover of the Month of November is …

Genesis Draconis by Kevin McLaughlin and Michael Anderle is such a dynamic cover with so much energy and great color and texture. It’s a worthy entry into the November contest.

That contest is actually live now, and you can vote for the best cover in the whole month of November right here!

The December Book Cover of the Month is also live, and Week 1’s poll is right here.

I’d appreciate it if you stopped by my YouTube channel and gave it a view, like, subscribe, and share. It’s a nice little way to show your support.

Thanks for reading,

Matt

Announcing the Week 3 2021 M.L.S. Weech November Book Cover of the Month! Week 4 is Live!

Announcing the Week 3 2021 M.L.S. Weech November Book Cover of the Month! Week 4 is Live!

Greetings all,

First off, I just want to say again that Hazel is live in both electronic and paperback formats. I’d be ever so grateful if you gave it a try.

We’re just one week away from having the full roster of participants for the 2021 M.L.S. Weech November Book Cover of the Month.

The winner for Week 3 is …

The cover for Chimera’s Prism by PJ Garcin is just so dynamic. I love how they use the text and light to create a three-dimensional effect. The detail is also amazing. That means Prism joins The Doormen and Oldtech for the November title.

You can vote for Week 4’s cover right here.

I’d appreciate it if you took a moment to head over to my YouTube channel and gave it a like and subscribe. It’s just another way to give your friendly neighborhood author a bit of support.

Thanks for reading,

Matt

Announcing the Week 3 2021 M.L.S. Weech October Book Cover of the Month! Vote for Week 4!

Announcing the Week 3 2021 M.L.S. Weech October Book Cover of the Month! Vote for Week 4!

Greetings all,

We’re chugging along and about to finish the seventh month of my book cover of the year competition.

The winner of the third week of October is …

Dragon Bond by Ursula Visser had perfect composition! Every single element was placed exactly where it needed to be while avoiding any overlap, which can cause tension in the eyes. That means it joins Gutter Mage and You Give Magic A Bad Name in the overall October competition. This week’s winner will round out the poll, and you can vote for Week 4’s cover right here.

I’d appreciate it if you’d head over to my YouTube channel and give it a like and a subscribe. It really does help me out.

Thanks for reading,

Matt

The 2021 M.L.S. Weech July Book Cover of the Month Poll Is Live! Vote for the First Week of August.

The 2021 M.L.S. Weech July Book Cover of the Month Poll Is Live! Vote for the First Week of August.

Greetings all,

The 2021 July M.L.S. Weech Book Cover of the Month Week Four poll has wrapped up. We’re ready to start August, but we also need an overall winner for the month of July, and I’d like your help.

So the Week 4 winner is …

A Desert Torn Asunder by Bradleuy P. Beaulieu was actually knee-deep in a three way tie until a helpful voter came and saved the day. I can see why. That use of color and detail is amazing.

Desert rounds out our Final Four (Sorry Suns! Get ’em next year). You can vote for the 2021 M.L.S. Weech July Book Cover of the Month right here. August is up and running as well, and you can vote for Week 1’s cover right here.

I’d be much obliged if you’d check out my YouTube channel, where I talk about these covers and what I like about them. It’d mean a lot if you subscribed and clicked that bell notification. It’s a free way to support me.

Thanks for reading,

Matt

We’re Ready to Start the 2021 M.L.S. Weech June Book Cover of the Month Poll! Week 1 of July is Underway!

Greetings all,

Still on vacation, so I just want to post these quickly.

Congratulations to the following Week for 2021 June Book Cover of the Month. The winner is …

Honestly, there wasn’t even a close second in my personal opinion. Animal Farm by George Orwell (which I’ve read by the way) was just an amazing cover. That means it’s Animal Farm against Tournaments of Thaw, Angel of Armageddon, and A Clash of Fates for the title of 2021 M.L.S. Weech June Book Cover of the Month. You can vote for your favorite here.

As always, Week 1 of July is also underway, and you can vote for that right here.

I’d be much obliged if you’d check out my YouTube channel, where I talk about these covers and what I like about them. It’d mean a lot if you subscribed and clicked that bell notification. It’s a free way to support me.

Thanks for reading,

Matt

Announcing the 2021 May M.L.S. Weech Book Cover of the Month and Other Book Cover News

Greetings all,

Today marks the official end of May’s Book Cover competition. June is still ongoing, but the voting for May’s winner-take-all poll ended Friday, and that means I get to announce a new winner! The 2021 M.L.S. Weech Book Cover of May is …

Betrayed by me! This is the first time one of my covers has ever actually won Book Cover of the Month! I really think this is one of my stronger covers. Carlos really outdid himself. The stats still aren’t flattering at all, but I won fair and square (100 percent of three votes). I still need your help to get this contest going the way it was before I took that break. The more votes the competition gets, the more legitimized it is. I’ve always been a fan of book covers, and I truly want this award to become meaningful, but I need your help to do that. Please take moment to vote when you see the new poll come up. Please share it with readers you know. Just taking the time to do that will go a long way.

That means Betrayed has found its place in the 2021 Book Cover of the Year poll, which will begin in another 10 months.

That’s not the only other winner to announce! The 2021 June Book Cover of the Week polls have been going on for two weeks now, and I have have the pleasure of announcing the winner for week two.

That winner is …

A Clash of Fates by Philip C. Quaintrell!

The Week 3 poll is available right over here, so please take a second to let your vote be counted.

I’d be grateful if you would be so kind as to watch my channel, where I talk about all seven of the covers and why I think they were so cool.

Remember to vote for your favorite through the link I provided above! This means that A Clash of Fates is the second book to make it in the finals for the 2021 June Book Cover of the Month! You guys can choose who wins the title and then support your favorite in the yearly competition (obviously next year)! I hope you’ll participate.

Thanks for reading and watching,

Matt

Announcing The Week 1, 2021 June Book Cover of the Month! There’s Still Time to Vote for the 2021 May Book Cover of the Month

Announcing The Week 1, 2021 June Book Cover of the Month! There’s Still Time to Vote for the 2021 May Book Cover of the Month

Greetings all,

Before we get into June’s news, would you please take a moment to vote for the 2021 May Book Cover of the Month? There’s only about six days left to vote, so please show these covers some support.

Now we can move on to announce the winner of last week’s Book Cover of the Week poll. Seven covers were nominated, but only one cover could win and advance to the Book Cover of the Month poll.

Without further delay, here is the winner for Week 1 of June.

The cover for Angel of Armageddon by Michael Anderle is a great example of composition. Look at how everything in the scene has its own unique space.

But, as one week passes, another begins. So you can vote for your favorite Week 2 2021 June Book Cover of the Month right here!

I’d be grateful if you would be so kind as to watch my channel, where I talk about all seven of the covers and why I think they were so cool.

Remember to vote for your favorite through the link I provided above! This means that Angel of Armageddon is the first cover to earn a spot in the finals for the 2021 June Book Cover of the Month! You guys can choose who wins the title and then support your favorite in the yearly competition (obviously next year)! I hope you’ll participate.

Thanks for reading and watching,

Matt

Announcing the Week 4 2021 May Book Cover of the Month! Vote for Your Favorite!

Announcing the Week 4 2021 May Book Cover of the Month! Vote for Your Favorite!

Greetings all,

We’re coming up on our second moth of the 2021 M.L.S. Weech Book Cover of the Year, and that means I need your help to name one! So, let’s start by naming the winner for the fourth week of May.

The Week 4 2021 May Book Cover of the Week is…

Facing Off by Tanya Ross really is all about nostalgia for me, and that’s enough. I love the ’80s feel to this cover, and apparently a few other people did, too. That means Facing Off joins A Hag Rises from the Abyss by Douglas Lumsden, The Sunfire King by Sylvia Mercedes and Betrayed by, well, me! I’d apprecaite it if you took a moment to vote for your favorite (especially if it’s mine). You can vote for the 2021 May Book Cover of the Month right here.

But that’s not all! The 2021 June Book Cover of the Month contest is already off and running. You can vote for your favorite Week 1 2021 June Book Cover of the Month right here!

I’d be grateful if you would be so kind as to watch my channel, where I talk about all seven of the covers and why I think they were so cool.

Remember to vote for your favorite through the links I provided above! You guys can choose who wins the title and then support your favorite in the yearly competition (obviously next year)! I hope you’ll participate.

Thanks for reading and watching,

Matt

Announcing the Week 2 2021 April Book Cover of the Month! Vote for Week 3’s Cover

Announcing the Week 2 2021 April Book Cover of the Month! Vote for Week 3’s Cover

Greetings all,

My Book Cover of the Month contest is back in the swing of things. Things have picked up a bit, but we still aren’t getting a ton of votes. I’d be much obliged if you took a few moments to let your voice be heard. Once again, I had to break a tie. I had eight votes, and, sure enough, two books each had two votes. I need your help to get this back to the level of support it had a few years ago before I went on hiatus regarding book covers.

So first, let’s announce the winner for week 2.

The cover for The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner has wonderful color and texture. It really stood out to me from the moment I first saw it.

But, as one week passes, another begins. So you can vote for your favorite Week 3 2021 April Book Cover of the Month right here!

I’d be grateful if you would be so kind as to watch my channel, where I talk about all seven of the covers and why I think they were so cool. My middle son joined me for this episode, so that was nice of him.

Remember to vote for your favorite through the link I provided above! This means that The Lost Apothecary joins Spellmaker in the finals for the 2021 April Book Cover of the Month! You guys can choose who wins the title and then support your favorite in the yearly competition (obviously next year)! I hope you’ll participate.

Thanks for reading and watching,

Matt