2021 FINALISTS - FICTION: HORROR
See below for the list of 2021 finalists in the FICTION: HORROR category, for books with a copyright date of 2020. Register to attend the virtual award ceremony (May 11-14, 2021) to learn which book wins Gold.
Confessions of a Gentleman Killer: A Novel
Author: Johnny Payne
Publisher: Blacklight Press, A City of Light Imprint
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
Author: Brian James Gage
Publisher: KDK 12 Press
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.
Author: Dana McSwain
Publisher: Webb House Publishing
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.
2020 WINNERS - FICTION: HORROR
See below for the list of 2020 winners in the FICTION: HORROR category, for books with a copyright date of 2019.
2020 Gold Winner
Author: Justin Joschko
Publisher: JournalStone Publishing
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.
Dark Conjurings: A Short Fiction Horror Anthology
2020 Silver Winner
Editor: Delia Remington
Publisher: Eagle Heights Press
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.
The Girl in the Mirror: A Sarah Greene Supernatural Mystery
2020 Silver Winner
Author: Steven Ramirez
Publisher: Glass Highway
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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