Saturday, November 10, 2012

Covers - The Shadow Ops Series by Myke Cole

Myke Cole recently revealed the UK cover for the second novel in his Shadow Ops series, Fortress Frontier.

As we've seen many times US and UK covers often take different approaches to conveying information about novels.  I find Myke's covers interesting because the US and UK covers are similar but really have a different feel (to me at least).

Control Point (Shadow Ops 1) 



Fortress Frontier (Shadow Ops 2)



Without knowing much about the novels (notice I included no descriptions), which cover or covers is/are more appealing to you? Do any of them make you think "fantasy" or "science fiction" or something else?


What:  One commenter will win a US Mass Market Paperback copy of Control Point (Shadow Ops 1) from The Qwillery. And another commenter will win a copy of the the UK version of Control Point from Myke Cole! Thank you to Myke.

How:   Answer the questions posed above: 

Which cover or covers is/are more appealing to you? 
Do any of them make you think "fantasy" or "science fiction" or something else??

Please remember - if you don't answer the questions your entry will not be counted.

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There are a total of 3 entries you may receive: Comment (1 entry), Follower (+1 entry) and Facebook and/or Twitter (+ 1 entry).  This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.

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Who and When:  The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Saturday, November 17, 2012. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years old or older to enter.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*


  1. Though I live in the US, I like the UK version of both books. Maybe it's the flames and the smoke and the chunks of earth, but the UK of Fortress Frontier makes me think fantasy more than any of them.

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  2. I prefer UK covers to be honest. They are bit more mysterious and feel more real to me. They don't make say sci-fi, more like urban fantasy or thriller type books.
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  3. I have to go for the UK covers as well - there is something about the darkness in both covers that has the potential for anything!

    GFC: Mel S


  4. I like them all all. They remind me of sci-fi and fantasy. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me in contest. I am a follower and email subscriber.

  5. I like them all but the US covers are more fantasy and the UK are more hard core sci fi/futuristic military.

    gfc: erin

  6. I actually think they are ALL incredible, the UK just inches out the US for me.

    My first thought was military, but when I looked closer I did think Sci-Fi.

    GFC: Mary Preston


  7. I like the US versions because there is more "movement" and "life" in them. My instinct tells me military, international, spy, action, and supernatural. I got the supernatural from the guy in the back that appears to be controlling lightening.
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  8. The thing I notice between the UK and the US is the US emphasizes the team aspects, whereas the UK ones are much more "Army of one".

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  9. i prefer the us versions. they do have a feel for the sci fi, but that could be because x men are mentioned. lol


  10. [+1] The US covers appeal to me. I have always been a fantasy geek so I guess my choice of covers reflects my fantasy preferences...

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