Thursday, December 31, 2015

Voting Open for Best Fantasy Novel of the Year on Reddit


Well, it's that time of year again, reddit's /r/Fantasy voting is open for a number of rewards and The Death of Dulgath has been nominated for Best Fantasy Fiction of 2015 and the cover design that was created by the amazing Marc Simonetti is nominated for Best Artwork Released in 2015.   To vote, click on the picture below or on this link.

Now, I don't expect to win, and this isn't a plea to vote for my book, I'm just letting people know the competition is open so you can weigh in on your favorite. To be honest, I'm just hoping not to embarrass myself by coming in last place.

Here are the nominees:


And for those who want a text list of the nominations here you go:
  • Aeronaut's Windlass, The by Jim Butcher
  • Ash and Silver by Carol Berg
  • Autumn Republic,The by Brian McClellan
  • Beyond Redemption by Michael R Fletcher
  • Black Wolves by Kate Elliott
  • Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
  • Court of Fives by Kate Elliott
  • Crooked by Austin Grossman
  • Crown for Cold Silver, A  by Alex Marshall
  • Darker Shade of Magic, A by V.E. Schwab
  • Death of Dulgath, The by Michael J. Sullivan
  • Devil's Only Friend, The by Dan Wells
  • Dread Wyrm, The by Miles Cameron
  • Fifth Season, The by N. K. Jemisin
  • Firefight by Brandon Sanderson
  • Fool's Quest by Robin Hobb
  • Gameshouse, The by Claire North
  • Grace of Kings, The by Ken Liu
  • Guns of the Dawn by Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Half a War by Joe Abercrombie
  • Half The World by Joe Abercrombie
  • Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear
  • Knight's Shadow by Sebastien de Castell
  • Last First Snow by Max Gladstone
  • Letters to Zell by Camille Grip
  • Liar's Key, The by Mark Lawrence
  • Library at Mount Char, The by Scott Hawkins
  • Long Black Curl by Alex Bledsoe
  • Malus Domestica by SA Hunt
  • Mechanical, The by Ian Tregillis
  • Price of Valor, The by Django Weller
  • Providence of Fire, The by Brian Stanley
  • Radiance by Catherynne Valiant
  • Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson
  • Skull Throne , The by Peter V. Brett
  • Son of the Black Sword by Larry Corey
  • Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho
  • The Shepherd's Crown by Terry Pratchett
  • Touch by Claire North
  • Tower of Thorns by Juliet Marillier
  • Traitor Baru Cormorant, The by Seth Dickinson
  • Twelve Kings in Sharakhai by Bradley P. Beaulieu
  • Updraft by Fran Wilde
  • Uprooted by Naomi Novik
  • Vagrant, The by Peter Newman
  • Watchmaker of Filigree Street, The by Natasha Pulley
I have been fortunate enough to win a Stabby in the past. The nice thing about this competition is how cool the trophy is... a beautiful engraved dagger. Here I am showing off my prior Stabby win.


I was also nominated in two other categories - but asked to remove myself.  The first was Best Self-Published Book of 2015.  While it is true that The Death of Dulgath is a self-published novel, I didn't want to steal the spotlight from those that self-publish and don't have the marketing support of a big traditional publisher.  The other category I pulled myself from contention was the Most Active Author nomination.  The reason for pulling my name from that one was because it's essentially what I won the Stabby for last time. I say essentially because the best contributor in the forum award used to be just one category but now it's been split into author and non-author categories.  So, again, I wanted to step aside and give others who haven't won this amazing award a chance to get their own Stabby.



In any case, I truly feel that it's an honor just to be nominated, and I encourage you go vote for whichever book you enjoyed the most in 2015.  Cheers!

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