Which of these covers will be voted Best of 2012? The choice is up to you.

We knew our first annual Blushing Books Cover Contest would be exciting. After all, who doesn’t love a chance to win a brand new Kindle Fire or B&N Nook while giving props to the hard-working cover designers who make us want to buy their books?

But we never could have dreamed of how exciting the first round of competition would be. Readers were asked to pick their ten favorites, but the voting was so fierce that we ended up with three covers tied for tenth place! So instead of ten, we have twelve covers making it into the final round.

The winning cover artist will receive a $100 gift certificate to Amazon.com, but remember that one lucky voter selected at random will win an even bigger price – their choice of either a Nook or Kindle Fire. Four voters have already been randomly selected in Round One to win $25 Blushing gift certificates, and we would like to congratulate Cassy from Calfornia, Kelly from Georgia, Jackie from Florida and Darcie from Missouri who were our Round One winners. To them and all the others who voted, rememer to vote in this second round for the Grand Prize.

Remember you are voting purely for covers! You do not have to have read a book to vote for that cover. Just pick the covers make YOU most likely to click on a book and consider buying it. Results from this contest will be shared with our artists to help them create even better covers next year!

Please note: The covers are organized alphabetically on the voting page. Please make sure to look all the way to the bottom to give our covers with titles farther down in the alphabet a fair shot!

The rules are simple:
1.  No purchase is necessary, but you MUST have a Blushing Books account.  An account is free to set up so if you have never done it, what are you waiting for?
2. Each account may vote only one time.
3.  In the initial round, you will vote for three covers.   Each vote is worth one point; you are NOT ranking them.
4.  If you do not vote in the first round, you may still vote in the second round, BUT to be eligible for our grand prize you must vote in both rounds.
5.  We reserve the right to substitute an alternate prize if our grand prize winner is out of the country and in a region where a Kindle Fire either can’t be sent or is not allowed.
6.  Our prize winners will be announced by first name and state.  (e.g., Susie from Ohio.)