We didn’t get the world cup, but Saltwater Vampires could still get best cover …


It’s been nominated in the 2010 Urban Fantasy Cover Art Awards, in the category of Best Foreign (non US) cover.


Marina Messiha from Penguin is responsible for Saltwater Vampire‘s amazing cover. If you haven’t already seen it, check out the posts Between the Lines ran on Marina’s design process (Part I and Part II). So much work went into this cover design!

(An aside – I also love all the other details in this book’s design, like the cool metallic water droplets on the inside front and back covers, and that beautiful image of the moon over the ocean on the back cover, also repeated on one of the initial pages.)

Anyway, Urban Fantasy are offering voters lots of books as prizes, including a signed copy of Saltwater Vampires, so if you’re feeling judgemental, get on over there and vote. You can do that, and view all of the nominated covers, by clicking here

Voting closes on 29 December. And to finish off, the full list of categories are:


  • Best Anthology Cover
  • Best Foreign (non US) Cover
  • Best Paranormal YA Cover
  • Best Paranormal Steampunk Cover
  • Best Object Cover
  • Best Male Cover
  • Best Female Cover
  • Best Duo Cover
  • Best Male w/ Animal Cover
  • Best Female w/ Animal Cover
  • Most Unique Cover
  • Best Debut Cover
  • Best Covers in a Series
  • Best Sneak Peak Cover for 2011
  • Cover of the Year 2010

(If categories 9 and 10 don’t get you curious, nothing will …)