2023 Best Book Cover Shortlist

Page Turner Awards is delighted to announce our 2023 Best Book Cover Shortlist, shown in random order!

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Nikki Auberkett for "Prax"
Genre: Paranormal & Supernatural
A deadly storm, a miraculous survivor, and a horrific new ability may be the only chance of survival for two kidnapped girls. The first of a four-book series, Prax blends global mythologies with torn-from-the-headlines realism to confront the issues of human trafficking in the American Midwest.
Jan Foster for "Destiny Awaiting"
Genre: Fantasy
To avoid causing a battle between their races as well as defeat the French army, fae runaway Aioffe and human thief, blacksmith and bowman Tarl must discover what true love is if they are to survive the destiny which awaits them at Agincourt. A historical fantasy romance set during Henry V’s reign....
Frederick Douglass Reynolds Reynolds for "Blac, White, And Gray All Over; A Black Man's Odyssey In Life And Law Enforcement"
Genre: Memoir
Black, White, and Gray All Over; a Black Man’s Odyssey in Life and Law Enforcement compels us to take a brutally close-up view of the poverty, trauma, and violence of Black inner-city life in the United States, which the author lives through first as a young man yielding to the temptations of crime...
Kirsten Pursell for "Long Enough to Love You"
Genre: Women's Fiction
A coming-of-middle-age novel that challenges the assumption that the status quo is as good as it gets. One woman’s journey to put the pieces of her life together in the most meaningful way — at times chaotic, at times cathartic, but ultimately beautiful in all its imperfect pieces.
Christer Lende for "The Beast Hunters Blood Oath"
Genre: Fantasy
A new king reigns over Ashbourn, relentlessly spreading his plague to every soul in the city. Ashbourn plunges into despair as his dark power turns citizens into mindless fanatics. Ara's tainted arm and connection to the dark ruler might be Ashbourn's only hope, unless it's all part of his plan.
Andrew Hussey for "Any Trout About?"
Genre: Childrens Picture Books
Every weekend Charlie and Dad watch excited families feeding the trout in the town stream. Today, it’s Charlie’s 
 turn... but why are there no trout about?! Charlie and Dad embark on a riverside adventure to search for the elusive trout in the wild – and meet lots of animal friends along the way!
Grace Blair for "Einstein's Compass a YA Time Traveler Adventure"
Genre: Young Adult
Cosmic forces clash around a budding scientist on the cusp of his greatest discovery.
Krissy Baccaro for "Buried Secrets"
Genre: Mystery & Cozy Mystery
A mysterious disappearance. A dark family secret. And the worst has yet to come. Ella will do anything to set the truth free and he will do anything to stop her.
Phil Johnson for "Run to the Blue"
Genre: Suspense & Thriller
...Breaking News!... top TV reporter Tess Anderson is on the run! Her husband’s affair with a Government Minister has been exposed and a London crime boss has ordered her death. She was last seen in the Greek islands with a mysterious American yachtsman....more follows...
Evie Alexander for "Love ad Lib"
Genre: Romance
Shy and reserved Lord Henry Foxbrooke needs a fake girlfriend. Free-spirited actress Libby Fletcher needs a job. But as friendship blurs and faking it starts to feel a little too real, disaster strikes. Can Libby and Henry stick to the script, or has their entire act just bombed?
mary murphy for "The Emerald Diaries - Secrets of an Irish Clan"
Genre: Fantasy
Does she hail from a matriarchal lineage of madwomen? Or an ancestry of female power and purpose? The discovery of an aged mysterious book sweeps Norah into a whirlwind, exposing ancient Irish family secrets and traditions, all stemming from her foremothers through the ages of Ireland.
Thomas Henry Pope for "Imperfect Burials"
Genre: Suspense & Thriller
US correspondent Finn Waters travels undercover deep into the Soviet Union chasing a story that will expose the truth about an unsolved WWII massacre and escapes only to find he has become a spy without a country.