Dragon Con Voters Nominate Souldancer for Best Horror Novel
I'm pleased to announce that my book Souldancer: Soul Cycle Book II has been nominated for Best Horror Novel in Dragon Con's first annual Dragon Awards.
To refresh your memory, the Dragon Awards were conceived this year by Dragon Con in answer to SFF fans' demand for a true people's choice award. By all accounts, they delivered. Unlike the Hugos, voting in the Dragons does not require the purchase of a convention membership. Anyone with internet access can cast a ballot.
With this Dragon Award nomination coming hot on the heels of Nethereal's BOOK BOMB! and my Campbell nod, 2016 is shaping up to be quite a year for me. And if you think these achievements are impressive, trust me when I say you ain't seen nothing yet.
Soul Cycle Book III: The Secret Kings is proceeding nicely toward a Christmas launch. Fans who liked the space opera elements in the first two books and wanted more fast-paced action will be especially pleased with the third installment.
On the subject of space operas, regular readers will recall my disappointment with the latest entries in SF's two biggest franchises. Hollywood's hatred for its own audience is well-documented, but changing the sorry state of pop culture for the better requires artists who support Western civilization to out-create the Morlock-run entertainment industry. This means producing new and better IPs, which I'm determined to do. Besides the major award-nominated Soul Cycle, I've been discussing a number of potential projects with like-minded parties. That's all I can say for now. Rest assured that, when an announcement is called for, you'll find it on this blog.
In the meantime, many of my author friends and I have much cause for rejoicing! Congratulations to Declan Finn, John C. Wright, Larry Correia, Nick Cole, Dave Freer, Marina Fontaine, Jim Butcher, and all of this year's Dragon Award nominees.
Special thanks to my fantastic editor L. Jagi Lamplighter, with whom I share this nomination.
Most of all, thanks to my readers. Whether you voted for me or not, if you read my books, you're who I'm doing this for.
Of course, if you'd like to vote for Souldancer, you can register to receive a free ballot here. Registration closes on August 26.
The Dragons don't yet seem to have adopted the Hugos' tradition of making nominated works available to voters for free. Luckily, since I'm my own publisher I can go ahead and do that for them.
If you're thinking of voting in the Dragon Awards and haven't read Souldancer yet, the eBook is now available for free through Kindle Unlimited and the Kindle Owners' Lending Library. And if you're not a KU subscriber or an Amazon Prime member, I haven't forgotten about you. From now until voting closes on August 31, Souldancer is 50% off through the Kindle Store.
That means you can get both of my books together for less than the cost of most traditionally published eBooks.
It's just my small way of saying BUY MY BOOK AND VOTE FOR IT.