In 2005, we gave a name to the best in category winners, honoring the late Ariana Overton, a talented artist and good friend.

QUASAR

best overall cover

Death Rides A Pale Horse—cover artist Holly Smith—publisher Treble Heart Books

Ariana

best in category

Historical and Western

Death Rides A Pale Horse—cover artist Holly Smith—publisher Treble Heart Books

Fantasy, Fantasy Romance, and Paranormal Romance

Once In A Blue Moon—cover artist Nathalie Moore—publisher Novelbooks, Inc.

Horror

Skull Moon—cover artist Trace Edward Zaber—publisher Amber Quill Press, LLC

Mainstream, Single Title, Nonfiction, and Poetry

Dreams—cover artist Trace Edward Zaber—publisher Amber Quill Press, LLC

Mystery, Suspense, Action-Adventure, and Thriller

Pithed: An Andy Farmer Mystery—cover artist Stacey L. King—publisher Mundania Press LLC

Romance, Contemporary Romance, and Historical Romance

Wild Women—cover artist Mary Z. Wolf—publisher Hard Shell Word Factory

Science Fiction and Science Fiction Romance

Beyond the Mundane: Flights of Mind—cover artists Regina Brytowski and Stacey L. King—publisher Mundania Press LLC

Children's and Young Adult

The Thing in the Tub and Other Poems—cover artist Jim Johnson—publisher Mystic Toad Press