Fiction: Horror


See below for the list of 2021 winners in the FICTION: HORROR category, for books with a copyright date of 2020. Click here to watch the Gold and Silver winner speeches.

Confessions of a Gentleman Killer: A Novel
2021 Gold Winner

Author: Johnny Payne

Publisher: Blacklight Press, A City of Light Imprint

ISBN: 978-1-942483-94-6

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Kilcairn is a brilliant man with a philosopher’s mind, ambitious and capable, gentle and thoughtful. But when his life begins to unravel, blood lust overtakes him. Was the urge always there? An intimate peek into one serial killer’s mind. What motivates a man who, otherwise, would be the perfect gentleman?

The Nosferatu Conspiracy: Book One: The Sleepwalker
2021 Silver Winner

Author: Brian James Gage

Publisher: KDK 12 Press

ISBN: 978-0-578-62713-7

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A sprawling horror epic set in Saint Petersburg, Russia, against the backdrop of the Fall of the Romanov Dynasty. Evoking elements of Jack the Ripper and Vlad Dracula, the first book in the Nosferatu Conspiracy series is a suspense-filled retelling of Rasputin's diabolical influence over the final days of the Romanov Dynasty.

2021 Silver Winner

Author: Dana McSwain

Publisher: Webb House Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-7352860-4-4

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Georgia Pritchard's dream house has a dead child in the attic and a monster in the basement but she can't tell her husband because she's not sure it's really him anymore.


See below for the list of 2020 winners in the FICTION: HORROR category, for books with a copyright date of 2019.

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Whitetooth Falls
2020 Gold Winner

Author: Justin Joschko

Publisher: JournalStone Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-950305-12-4

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A homicide detective investigates a deadly feud between a mob boss and a mysterious figure who hunts his victims on the night of each full moon.

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Dark Conjurings: A Short Fiction Horror Anthology
2020 Silver Winner

Editor: Delia Remington

Publisher: Eagle Heights Press

ISBN: 978-1-947181-15-1

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Six gripping tales conjuring a world of dark imaginings where nightmares stalk and shadows linger with ghosts and ghouls, monsters and magic, murder and mayhem.

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The Girl in the Mirror: A Sarah Greene Supernatural Mystery
2020 Silver Winner

Author: Steven Ramirez

Publisher: Glass Highway

ISBN: 978-1-949108-03-3

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While renovating an old house, Sarah Greene finds a mirror holding a dead girl’s spirit and awakens dangerous dark forces that could harm her.

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