Monday, June 13, 2011

And the winner is....well, YOU decide!

We got some truly fabulous entries in the cover reenactment photo contest for a chance to win an Advance Reading Copy (ARC) of Making Waves.

Ever notice how "fabulous" and "disturbing" are sometimes eerily similar?

I considered asking one of my housemates to judge the entries, but a new one just moved in Saturday and I'm hesitant to scare him the way I did with the other guy.

I tried to get my dog to judge, but she wouldn't stop licking the computer screen.

I decided it's best to go ahead and put the vote to you guys, my fabulous blog readers. I was going to omit the names of the contestants to keep things fair, but at least one of the entries makes it pretty obvious. Besides, since when is life fair?

So here's what we'll do: I'll stick a little clicky-box poll at the bottom of this post. Vote for your favorite entry by 8 p.m. PST on Wednesday, June 15. I'll tally them up in the evening, and will post the winner on Tuesday. That person will receive the ARC of Making Waves.

In addition, I invite you to leave a comment telling me why you voted the way you did. Though I don't have any extra ARCs to give away, I do have a very special Making Waves booty bag I'll send to one commenter. Sound good?

So now, without further ado, here are the entries...

From the amazing Harley May:


From the amazing Jenna McCarthy:


From the amazing Michelle Wolfson:


From the amazing Kimberly Sabatini:
Kimberly also included this as extra credit:
So there are the entries. Tough choice, eh? Cast your vote in the poll below, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win the booty bag.

Thanks for playing!




29 comments :

Michelle Wolfson said...

OK, I think Kim sort of deserves to win because how the hell did she contort herself into that position in order to take that picture??? Plus the idea of a life-sized Kim and that mini-man is just totally cracking me up.

But I had to give the win to Jenna for that awesome tagline. If only it weren't too late to really change it: "Sex on land is for losers..." I LOVE IT!!!

Nicely done!

grace said...

Kim gets my vote because HELLO AQUAMAN TOY.

Matthew MacNish said...

I had to vote for Jenna's, because it looks so professional, but Kim's was by far the ... craziest?

Linda G. said...

Gaaah! So hard to decide! They're all fantastic. How am I supposed to choose???

Will cogitate, and come back later to vote. Maybe during cocktail hour, when I can consult with the Great Olive Oracle for help in making the choice.

Nicole Zoltack said...

I voted for Jenna's. The quote - hilarious. The tagline - great! It was just too good to not vote for it.

Skye said...

They were all wonderful in their own way and certainly Jenna's was the most professional-looking. However, I voted for Haley's. The casualness of it, the blue whatever the hell that was representing the boat (Is that a LEGO flat piece on top?), and that Post-It note was the final touch that did it for me. Plus the dolls still have their shoes on; they are so hot for each other they can't bother taking them off! Accurate without too much effort did it for me. This was a flash of creative brilliance, acted upon immediately, and not overworked by later touch-ups.

Ang said...

I agree with Matthew, since I believe the contest was to recreate the cover, but the other entries were very creative!

lora96 said...

Michelle's is my fave because those action figures REALLY seem to be enjoying their boat which is in keeping with the spirit of your book!

However...kim should get extra credit for incorporating aquaman who has probably never seen that much action except from dolphins.

lora96 said...

Michelle's is my fave because those action figures REALLY seem to be enjoying their boat which is in keeping with the spirit of your book!

However...kim should get extra credit for incorporating aquaman who has probably never seen that much action except from dolphins.

Ashley said...

I voted for Michelle's because it's just too funny. Love the toy boat and the little action figures.

Crystal Posey said...

"sex on land is for losers"

LOL.

How can I not vote for that?

Taymalin said...

I loved Jenny's entry. It actually looks like a book cover, and the tagline and the quote both cracked me up. They were all fantastic, but since Jenny made me laugh, I had to vote for her.

Jenna McCarthy said...

I voted for myself because I really want to win that book and I'm too poor to buy it because I spend all of my time creating fake book covers (which doesn't really pay all that well). Is that bad?

Kimberly Sabatini said...

ROTFL!!!! I love them all and yes, it was difficult to do, but Aquaman was worth it!!!!!

Caitlin said...

Just when I thought I couldn't laugh any harder about the cowboy boots with the spurs, I realized Michelle's cover reenactment features none other than WOODY the cowboy sheriff.

Two thumbs way, WAAAAY up for Michelle! (See? Having stalkers can really pay off sometimes!)

Stephanie said...

Those are great!!! Had to vote for Kimberly!!! Too too funny! That took guts!!

Jessica Lemmon said...

Kim's submission is cracking me up! Can't help but sing, "I'm on a boat!" (she really is!)

Candyland said...

I voted Michelle bc I think it's cool she actually went to the trouble of entering! That's support!

Kimberly Sabatini said...

Why am I checking this pole like it's my Amazon stats page??? *grin* (Shhh no one needs to know I don't have stats yet.)

Michelle, maybe we can get Woody and Aquaman together? They can vlog for Tawna. :o)

Kimberly Sabatini said...

Why am I checking this pole like it's my Amazon stats page??? *grin* (Shhh no one needs to know I don't have stats yet.)

Michelle, maybe we can get Woody and Aquaman together? They can vlog for Tawna. :o)

Judy,Judy,Judy. said...

They were all creative and funny. For me, it was between Harley & Kim. However when I went to vote for Kim, it told me I already voted. Which I didn't. I swear I didn't vote yet. I'm too technically inept to fix this, though. H
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Delia said...

Kim and Aquaman! Because, AQUAMAN! Also, because Michelle is your agent and has, therefore, already read the book. (Those fridge letters cracked me up.) Nice jobs all around.

Kimberly Sabatini said...

I did it again...I said pole! I meant poll! Oh, and Judy...we sooo need to get this straightened out!!! LOL!

Sydnee said...

LOL, my vote is for Kimberly. Now I'm wondering why there aren't any giantess/regular guy romance novels.

abby mumford said...

"sex on land is for losers..."

enough said. gets my vote!

The Sprouting Acorn said...

I had to go with Kim…. with or without water, that gal's got the waves "wrapped" up! :) And… not to mention the man is right where he should be… well…. kinda. But we really wouldn't want to see pictures of THAT. ;-)

Steph Schmidt said...

"sex on land is for losers..." had me scrolling past the rest and clicking for Jenna.

It's just so perfect!

Allie Sanders said...

It won't let me vote! Boo!

If it would have let me vote I would have voted for Kim because it had me laughing out loud. I'm still trying to figure out how she contorted herself that way and then I want to know what's going on with her and Aquaman. Plus Kudos for extra credit.

Second place would have to be Jenna because of the tagline and blurb. So freaking funny.

Mostly HOW IN THE HECK DID SO FEW PEOPLE ENTER?! This is an amazing book. How did every one of your readers not go out and do something amazing?

snacks said...

"Sex on land is for losers..." kills me. Hands down my favorite!