Friday, March 19, 2010

Royce & Hadrian Face Their Greatest Opponent Yet

Unbeknownst to me, my second book Avempartha has been included in the annual tournament competition on the BSC website where they pit 64 books released in the previous year in bracketed elimination match-ups.

I received this email from the organizer yesterday:

Good day Mr. Sullivan. Hopefully my use of 'Mr." won't cause this to fly into your spam filter. In any case, I wanted to let you know, on behalf of that your novel Avempartha is one of 64 books that we selected to be voted on, starting Thursday, March 18th, in our book tournament for the best new genre release of the year 2009.

You can see the details of the tournament here

We invite you to encourage your fans to come vote in the tournament on your website, forum, Goodreads, or what have you, and we would be thrilled of course if you dropped by to promote your book.

The opposing book in the first round is Tanya Huff's The Enchantment Emporium and the thread where people will vote and debate the books will be here

The first round will be the shortest, beginning the morning of 3/18 and ending around 8:00 PM EST on 3/19. The winner will then move on to the next round starting the morning of 3/20 and that round (as well as each subsequent round) will run for six days.

I wish your novel luck in the debates to come and hopefully we will see you on the forum!

I expect to be trounced as all my competition appear to be from major publishers with much more exposure, but I must say—and not at all in an Academy Award way—that I really am honored--no--stunned just to be nominated.


  1. Congrats! You deserve it! :-)

  2. congrats!
    I was too late to vote, but it looks like Royce and Hadrian carried the day anyways

  3. Yes, Avempartha won the first round, but now it has moved on to round two, and is up against some stiff competition. This time it faces "Finch" by Jeff VanderMeer.

  4. Congrats! Your books is out there and doing well. It is cool to be in such a contest, and I have seen you made it to round two. Wonderful way to get quick short praises of the books out there to get others to go get them. Best of luck to Avempartha!