Update: The 2014 Holiday Favorites Cover Contest has closed.
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Look for the contest results online right before New Year’s Eve.
Tuesday, December 2nd will be launch day for the 2014 Holiday Favorites cover contest! This year, instead of traditional Christmas colors and themes, many of the holiday covers displayed subtle hints about the holiday stories inside. Our 20 contest committee members voted on 76 holiday themed covers and the covers receiving the most votes reached the final slate of ten. We hope you’ll vote in the contest between December 2-20 at Cover Cafe. Until then, let’s see which covers earned Honorable Mentions this year.
There are always lovely covers that miss making the finals and our annual Honorable Mentions post shines the spotlight on four deserving covers. See if you agree with the 2014 Honorable Mentions.
The first HM cover features an adorable cat that charmed me from the first moment I saw the cover. The blurred lines of the decorated tree in the background, signals it’s a holiday story but doesn’t take away the focus from the star of the cover, the feline, of course.
Revell ~ September, 2014
Our second HM cover features one of my favorite background items…the gazebo! It is all decked out in lights, a festive garland, and red bows. The snow covered park in twilight gives the cover a pristine backdrop and the red titles pop against the blue grey background color. This cover definitely celebrates the holidays.
Harlequin ~ September, 2014
Our third HM is one of our more subtle holiday covers. The tiny tree decorated with lights and a star on top, floating in a red rowboat without a soul in sight, is endearing. I would love staying in any one of the cottages featured on this cover because they look peaceful and romantic.
Ballantine Books ~ October, 2014
Our last HM cover earned an appearance for two reasons. First, I love the festive gold and red color scheme. This cover is not subtle. If I close my eyes, I can image the lovely Christmas tree just waiting for the beautiful glass ornaments and the packages under the tree all tied up with red and gold bows. The second reason is because of the inventive title. Insanity Claus deserves a special Honorable Mention for its wonderful play on words title. This cover makes me happy just looking at it.
Novel Options, LLC
What do you think of this year’s Honorable Mentions? I hope they help you get in the holiday mode and that you have a wonderful December. Don’t forget to vote in this year’s contest between December 2-20, 2014!