2020 Realm Award Finalists!

Ladies, Gentlemen, Pirates, and Princesses…

The scores are in. The judges have spoken. We now have a reading list for the duration of your captivity! It is my great honor to share with you the top three books of 2019 in each Realm Award category!

To those who are about to advance, we salute you.

 

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In no particular order…

 

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FANTASY FINALISTS

Fire Dancer – Catherine Jones Payne

The Story Raider – Lindsay Franklin

Seventh City – Emily Hayse

 

HORROR/OTHER FINALISTS

Amish Werewolves of Space – Kerry Nietz

Last Hope – Joshua C. Chadd

Solitary Man – Eric Landfried

 

SCIENCE FICTION FINALISTS

A Single Light – Tosca Lee

Brand of Light – Ronie Kendig

The Line Between – Tosca Lee

 

SUPERNATURAL/PARANORMAL FINALISTS

As Far Away as Possible – Barry Napier

Mercury on Guard – Steve Rzasa

The End of the Dream – RJ Conte

 

YOUNG ADULT FINALISTS

Romanov – Nadine Brandes

To Best the Boys – Mary Weber

Fire Dancer – Catherine Jones Payne

 

MIDDLE GRADE FINALISTS

The Lure of the Grove: The First Hymn of the Starsinger Canticles – Sharon Keller Johnson

Iggy & Oz: The Plastic Dinos of Doom – J.J. Johnson

The Clockwork Dragon – James Hannibal

 

CHILDREN’S FINALISTS

Hello Ninja – N.D. Wilson

The Knight in Battered Armor – Brianna Tibbetts

Willoughby Goes a Wee Bit Batty – Pam Halter

 

DEBUT FINALISTS

Circus Phantasm – Naomi P. Cohen

Keen: Banshee Song Series, Book One – Laura L. Zimmerman

Fyrian’s Fire – Emily Jeffries

 

Each of these titles is now competing for the Realm Award in their category, and the top five overall scores in this upcoming round move on to fight for Book of the Year!

 

We also have Parable Award finalists!

These beautiful covers stunned our judges and are now in the running for our book cover award of the year… THE Parable Award!

PARABLE AWARD FINALISTS

Airfoil: Origins – Steve Rzasa, cover by Kirk DouPonce

Heart of the Curiosity – H. L. Burke, cover by Austin Lord

The Story Raider – Lindsay Franklin, cover by Kirk DouPonce

Thirst – by Jill Williamson, cover by Emilie Hendryx Haney

To Ashes We Run -Just B. Jordan, cover by Damonza

 

Share this post. Give the authors virtual fist-bumps and head-nods, but make sure to maintain your social distance.

And then go right from here to nominate YOUR favorite speculative novels for the Alliance Award beginning on April 3rd, because it’s readers’ choice ONLY. (You can nominate up to three.)

All winners will be announced at the Realm Makers Conference in Atlantic City, NJ this summer.

Be there.

 

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Ronie

    Congratulations to all the finalists!!! What an honor! <3

  2. Matt Towles

    So…how do I vote?

    1. RALENE BURKE

      Voting is not open yet. But we’ll send out announcements on social media and in newsletters with instructions when voting opens!

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