Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Vote For Your Favorite Play by Play Cover Art + Win A Book!!...

I had coffee with my friend Mary G. recently and neither of us are huge cover art junkies but we got to talking about Jaci Burton's Play by Play sports series and the drool worthy cover art Berkley Publishing has created for the first 3 books.

Case in point:

Now Available
The Perfect Play

Available August 2, 2011
Changing the Game

Available March 6, 2012
Taking a Shot

Mary and I are dayum sure that there are folks out there who purchased The Perfect Play and will purchase the next two books in the series just for the HOT cover art. Thing is, the story between the covers of Book I was awesome & I know the next two will be too.

I met Jaci Burton at the RWA Literacy Autographing in NYC this year, and like her books---she rocks! :)

So, want to have some fun??? What do you folks think? Is Jaci Burton's Play by Play series-totally, um delectable? Yes/No? If the answer is yes do you have a favorite of the three?

Vote in the poll in right sidebar for your favorite cover & for a chance to win (see Giveaway info below)!.. ;) You don't have to enter the contest to vote for your favorite cover but you must vote to be entered. ;)

Any other hawt cover art to share?


Contest Closed - Winner to be announced soon.

Cheers! Tori & I will see you tomorrow when we will be talking about...well something dayum, I need a drink! lol :-)


Blodeuedd said...

Yum! These covers are just to die for and I do think n1 is my fav since that is the first one I saw

StacieDM said...

I love all of the covers. Choosing was difficult but I think Changing the Game. Jaci is so lucky to have such awesome covers. I cast my vote! I would love a pre-order for Changing the Game.

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Heather Scarboro said...

Such a hard decision! I think I would go with The Perfect Play. When I first saw it (in person) I swear that man was so life like you could wipe the sweat off of him. HOT!

Loved the book and can't wait to read the next one.


Alexandra O'Hurley said...

The Perfect Play has GOT to be the hottest! Jed is nummy. :) But I wouldn't throw the others out of bed either.

Chris said...

Not entering, but mmmm... those Jed Hill covers are nice...

Mary G said...

Hi Lea
We're always assured of a great chat when we meet for coffee. Have we ever not mentioned Jaci, one of our fave authors?LOL. I agree that the covers are great and the insides of Jaci's books are pretty amazing too. I love sports themed books. Think I can ask for a tennis player one?

For covers, I went with Changing The Game. They're all great & I love Jed but it's purely the pose I like the best.


Anonymous said...

I have to say I love the Perfect Play cover! So much so that it took me about an hour to actually start reading the story as I was too busy stoking the cover LOL!


Kara C said...

I just finished The Perfect Play this week. It took me longer than usual to finish because...well, have you seen that cover? ;-) Of the three covers, I'd have to say the first one is my favorite, and I must be a Jed girl as another extremely hot cover I can think of off the top of my head is Pamela Clare's Breaking Point.
I would LOVE to have a copy of CHANGING THE GAME. Thanks for the contest.

Hi, Mary G!


Ren said...

My favorite is Taking a Shot. When first I see those cover at Jaci's blog, I can't stop drool, lol :))..

Thanks for the giveaway!

sawamura_foxman AT yahoo DOT com

Karielle Stephanie said...

My favorite is definitely The Perfect Play. Yum!

Mary G said...

Hi Kara C
Glad you enjoyed PP. Wasn't it great? I forgot about the BP cover which is one of my faves.

I have to mention the one & only book I picked up off the shelf purely because of the cover was
Caine's Reckoning by Sarah McCarty.
Still one of my faves & the book was awesome too.

Bells said...

I love all of the covers but my fave is the Perfect Play. It was love at first sight when I first saw it and the storyline was awesome as well. So good that I put Mick on the Book Boyfriend list. I can't wait to read the others.


Chele Blades said...

oh these are by far the hottest covers i have seen in awhile...the Perfect Play was my fav (loved the book too) but now it is Taking the Shot!!! love those low slung jeans yum


Texas Book Lover said...

These covers are absolutely delicious! I will admit I bought The Perfect Play for the cover alone but ended up falling in love with the story. It was my first sports themed book to read, It did help that I am a sports buff! It was also the first and only book that I took the time to learn the cover models name! Jed is still my favorite! I will absolutely be getting the others because they are just as delectable but it would take a lot to knock the Perfect Play off the top spot!

Jenny said...

These are covers I want to have blown up and hung in my house despite the fact that my husband would probably not find that amusing:) I think the Perfect Play is my favorite one, his shorts are just so precariously hanging there...one little tug and oops:) Thanks so much for the giveaway!


MicheleKS said...

I love all the covers- have a oversized postcard of 'The Perfect Play' by my desk at home. But all three are spectacular.

Dottie said...

Changing the Game for sure!! although they are all HOT!

tammy ramey said...

my question is who wouldn't love these covers?
they are beautiful,but then all of Jaci book covers are great and here books are awesome too.
can you tell i'm a fan? LOL!
i cast my vote for book 1 The Perfect Play.


DeborahR said...

such a hard choice but I think I like Changing the Game the best. they are all HOT!

debr97 at yahoo dot com

Scrumptious Reading said...

Absolutely love The Perfect Play! Both the cover art and the book behind it. Can't wait to read Changing the Game!

Scrumptiousreading (at) gmail (dot) com

Evil Apples said...

I hate to say it, but I am one of those that judges a book by the cover...and I love when the covers are hot and match the character in the story! Awesome Covers Jaci...and can't wait to read the next two! Congrats

Evil Apples said...

Opps...submitted before saying Play by Play since I love the football in his hand! thanks;)

CrystalGB said...

Those covers are awesome. I like The Perfect Play cover the best.
I would love oa copy of The Perfect Play.

Nicole (Good Books, Good Coffee, Good Life) said...

Just because I am Canadian, I have to say Taking a Shot. The skates really do it for me, lol.


Wolfswan1 said...

I would definitly buy just for the cover, my favorite is the third book. Full frontal view of all that pretty. My twitter handle is @wolfswan1.

ClaudiaGC said...

All the covers are great! But I like Taking a Shot best. I've got a thing for hockey players. ;)

claudigc at msn dot com

_yay_ said...

I voted for Changing the Game. Tha cover does things to me. Rawwwrrr. Haven't read any of the books, but have Perfect Play on my wishlist. Would be awesome to win!

Crystal @ RBtWBC said...

I love these covers and you're right, the story inside rocks just as much as the cover!
They're all sexy as all get out but I voted for Taking the Shot!

folksohana at gmail dot com

Victoria said...

These covers are SO hot! I vote for TAKING THE SHOT. One I love hockey and two that massive expanse of chest makes me drool :).
Thank you so much for the contest.


Michele Benard said...

They say don't judge a book by it's cover but I do judge a book by it's cover it the cover is hot it grabs my attention and I will pick it up. These covers are yummy!

Leela Lou Dahlin said...

Hello all,
I love all the covers but I must admit I read The Perfect Play on my Nook but then after further consideration I had to go and purchase the actual book just to have the cover for myself.

I voted for Taking a Shot that is a great cover.

If I won I would like to have Changing the Game. Thanks for the chance to win.

Leela Lou Dahlin

Unknown said...

Yum yum yum and can I say yum? These covers are lethally droolworthy! :-D

Had a hard time to choose a favourite, but mine is Taking a Shot. Love the contrast between that hot male body and the grayish blue background, those water drops yum (seems I am quite repetitive when it comes to Jaci Burton's copvers :-D lol) and those faded jeans! *fans herself*

This series is Cover Heaven! It doesn't get any better than this, does it? :-)

Thank you for the wonderful giveaway, would love to have my own beautiful copy to stare at ;-p

stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love all the covers, but the cover for THe Perfect Play is by far my favorite. Just way too scrumptious!

stickiekittie [at] gmail [dot] com

Cassandra Carr said...

I had no idea so many romance readers love hockey! That bodes well for me since that's what I write, but where are all you people? Hee.

So yeah, I voted for Taking a Shot...

Angi said...

These covers are awesome! And thanks for the giveaway!
I...hmmm... hard decision... choose Taking a Shot for the best cover. I cast my vote!
I would love a pre-order for Changing the Game.

Jennifer D. said...


I've done an in depth "study" of three covers and its almost too hard to choose a favorite, but I will go with Changing the Game. All of the covers are so yummy. I think this is the best set of covers for a series that I've seen.

jend451 at gmail dot com

Jenna Barton said...

Taking a Shot. He looks nice and broad - and solid. ;) Plus I'm really looking forward to this book. I loved Jenna in The Perfect Play.

Bookwyrm369 said...

"The Perfect Play" is still my fave cover though all of them are gorgeous :-)

smaccall AT comcast.net

Joyce Zahariades said...

i love all the covers, but TAKING A SHOT is the backround on my home computer. Much to my husbands dismay! @wuzcamp (twitter)

Angie-la said...

They are all super hot, but I love the skates...and what they are hanging on! I really love sports related books! :) phantzy554 at gmail.com

Na said...

I love all the covers for the Play by Play series. I am a die-hard hockey fan so my favourite is TAKING A SHOT =)


Nikki said...

Jaci definitely got lucky with these covers! They are amazing and fun to look at! And The Perfect Play was a great story to match that yummy cover, can't wait to read the others in the series!

Tracy said...

Oh honey these covers are dayum hot and I love them. I have to say I haven't started the series yet - bad Tracy.

I think I love all three covers but Taking the Shot just does it for me. Something about the skates and the way the man's body is turned. Yum.

You know how to contact me! :)

Tracy said...

Sorry - that's Taking A Shot - not The. Duh. lol

Jane said...

All the cover are lovely, but I love hockey so I voted for the cover of "Taking a Shot."

janie1215 AT excite DOT com

Lauren said...

I think all 3 of them are some of the best covers but I find Changing the Game the hottest. I cast my vote! I would love a pre-order for Changing the Game.

Di said...

I ended up picking 'The Perfect Play'; maybe because it was the first one out & I've drooled over it for a while. But, honestly, you know they are all great!

sallans d at yahoo dot com

Chelsea B. said...

I voted for The Perfect Play-- though they are all amazingly smexy covers ;-)


Danielle West said...

I voted for The Perfect Play. I love football and I spent waaay too much time salivating over that cover for it not to be my favorite! Plus, it is the book that got me started on Jaci Burton's work! Thanks for the giveaway!

Can't wait for Changing the Game, so I would love to win it!

Pat Cochran said...

Love, love, love all the Play By Play
covers! I received a card from Jaci
earlier this year showing the cover
of Perfect Play. It sits on a shelf
above my computer right in front of
my face! I voted for it as my favorite
cover since I been enjoying it the

Pat Cochran

SusanK said...

I loved The Perfect Play, but Changing The Game has to be my favorite. Wow. Would love to win a copy of it.


Julieann Thomas said...

Mmm I love them all but I'd have to pick The Perfect Play.

Jess said...

All Jaci's covers are really hot, but my favorite is Changing the game. Thanks for the giveaway!

jcross719 at yahoo dot com

elaing8 said...

I love The Perfect Play and can't wait for the next one.
My vote is also for The Perfect Play..I love me some Jed Hill :)

catslady said...

They are all gorgeous but I pick The Perfect Play. Maybe because I saw that one first and have been looking at the bookmark that I received. I'd love to have the book to go with it lol.


chey said...

I haven't yet read this series. All the books sound great. It was hard to choose a favourite cover! I chose the Changing the Game cover.

chey127 at hotmail dot com

Alycia said...

I love all the covers, but The Perfect Play is still my favorite!

Alycia @ milkisyummy . net

Cecile Smutty Hussy said...

Oh my gosh, those are some freaking HAWT covers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But I voted... It was such a hard decision but I did it!!
I had to vote for Jed ~ I mean come on!!!
alliwantandmorebooks@ gmail.com

Kimberly said...
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Kimberly said...

The Perfect Play...I mean come on...that is just a hot as hell silhouette.

Artemis said...

I'm the odd Girl out. For some reason cover on TPP was just OK, nothing spectacular.

Now, TAKING A SHOT is a whole different matter! The casual swagger, jeans dipping low. Ah yes, much better.

cindersmaria AT yahoo DOT com

Pat L. said...

patoct at yahoo dot com

I love all the covers and love sports related books - read the first one and really enjoyed it.

My fav cover is Taking a Shot - they are all great but you asked...lol.

I would love to have Changing the Game if I should be lucky enuf to win since I did read the first book. Thanks for offering it up.

Kacie said...

These covers are what wet dreams are made of. I got Jaci's magnet from RWA and hubby won't let me put it on the fridge. I must drool in secret. *g*

Voted for the Perfect Play


Marg said...

The first one is derfinitely my favourite! I haven't read these books yet, but I do love looking at the covers.

Thanks for the giveaway, and thank you so much for making it an international giveaway!

ozdiamondlil at gmail dot com

Spav said...

My favourite cover is Taking A Shot.


Anonymous said...

I love all three but the last cover is my favourite for sure!


Mariee said...

So hard to pick just one! They all look awesome. But I think I have to go with Taking a Shot. Yum!

marieimy (at) gmail (dot) com

Lea said...

Hi Everyone!

Thank you for your enthusiastic support of our little cover art election!! LOL

I'm a Taking a Shot girl! Jed is hot and all but its the skates and the stance!! lol

Thanks again, I'll announce the winner on Sunday!

Jaci Burton said...

Thanks so much to Lea and Mary for the cover love, and to Lea for offering up a copy of one of my books. And thanks to all of you for entering and talking about my books and covers. I so appreciate it! :-)

Jackie said...

My vote is in for the cover (The Perfect Play). I've seen quite a few reviews on it and they've all been great! As a series though? Just WOW...


Anonymous said...

Since I read the first in this series and I love baseball, please send me (if I win and fingers are crossed) Changing the Game.

Thanks so much for this opportunity.


Anonymous said...

Forgot to say I do love all those sexy covers but voted for Perfect Play (football one).


Maria said...

I voted! I LOVED the first book and would love to have the second one as well. Thanks for the giveaway!


Cathy M said...

What's not to love about any of them?! The Perfect Play came out ahead by just a smidge for me.

caity_mack at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I voted for Taking a Shot - but all the covers are hothothot!

If I win, I would love to have Changing the Game - I read the first book in this series and it was fantastic.

lovesthemets at yahoo dot com

JenM said...

They are all awesome but I still love the cover of The Perfect Play the most. There's just something about his pose that calls to me LOL.

Jen at delux dot com

Unknown said...

Those covers are all yummy. I voted. thanks for the giveaway

Anonymous said...

So hard to choose which is my favorite; they are all WOW.

I voted for Taking a Shot and loved the first book - so am looking forward to the next 2. Are there more after that? I would love to have Changing the Game.


Anonymous said...

Damn it was hard choosing just one as they all are pretty hot covers. But since I'm only allowed to choose only 1, I picked the "Perfect Play" I'm a sucher for a football player over baseball and hockey. That roughness and toughness that a football player gives off is to die for. I hope I win one of these sexy books.

Lynn R.

LWolf said...

I love all three covers, but my favorite is definitely Changing the Game probably because I have a thing for baseball players.

lindsaywolford AT sbcglobal DOT net

JessieR said...

I voted for Taking a Shot... but all the covers are super HOTT! I can't wait to read Changing the Game!

jrust28 AT gmail DOT com

CC said...

I do love these covers.

Wonder if Soccer or Cycling (a la Tour de France) will ever get their own book?



cadisfamily said...

I love, Love, LOVE these covers! I could stare at them all day. Being a Canadian girl I think Taking A Shot has to be my fave and I'm a little upset that I have yet to find that hockey player walking around shirtless, with low-rise jeans, and skates slung over his arms, in my local arena. But I will continue to look ;)

gigis said...

I have to pick The Perfect Play...loved the book and have a laminated copy of cover by desk at work because it is so drool worthy.



Aurian said...

Those covers are so hot! My favourite is taking a shot. But I drool over all three of them ...

auriansbooks at gmail dot com

Jen B. said...

I just bought a copy of The Perfect Play today! When I first saw the cover, I thought it couldn't get any better. And then it did! So I figured it was at its absolute best. I was sooooo wrong. Taking A Shot is an AMAZING cover! Holy cow! Yup, I would love to have trading cards of these books. And, I will have to check on these books from time to time. You know, just to make sure they are safe! Thanks for the giveaway. I did vote. Gotta follow the rules.

Anonymous said...

I see I'm in the minority by going with CHANGING THE GAME cause I L-O-V-E baseball....count me in for the contest.
mickey3214 at AOL dot com

Anonymous said...

They are all YUMMY - and totally hot (and not because it's 109 degrees outside - lol)/ I have the postcard for The Perfect Play on my bulletin board and it's a nice accessory to my home office :-)

lissa6147 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Donna said...

Love the covers, and Changing the Game is my favorite.

donnafisk at bellsouth dot net

lamlovestoread said...

I love these books so hot I can't wait to read the next one.

Valerie said...

All of the covers are awesome! The Perfect Play was my favorite until I saw Taking a Shot, so I have to go with that one :)


Erika said...

They are all super yummy, but being from the frozen tundra of Minnesota I'm going with Taking a Shot. Something about muscles on ice that appeals so well.

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