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Standings for category: bookart

1. Amazon Connection, Nicola Martinez, [link]
2. Among the Living, Jodi Lee, https://www.createspace.com/3390458
3. The Y Factor, Darrell Osborn, [link]
4. Kelland, V.L. Ta, [link]
5. Just Breeze, Beverly Stowe McClure, [link]
6. Bite This, Jerrod Brown, [link]
7. Dead Souls, Reece Notley, [link]
7. Small Poisons, Catherine Edmunds, [link]
8. Convent of the Pure, Sara M Harvey, [link]
8. Crystal Clear - Third in the Memory Box Trilogy, Cindy Bauer, [link]
8. Surrender Love, Anne Cain, [link]
9. Demon Hunter: Chosen One, Valerie Tibbs, [link]

10. Xylon Warriors IV: Ecstasy Bound, Ruth D. Kerce, [link]
10. Lone Wolf, Teresa D'Amario, [link]
10. A Puppy, Not a Guppy, Ryan Shaw, [link]
11. 10:15, Dawné Dominique, [link]
11. Flank Hawk, Terry W. Ervin II, [link]
11. Burnout, Darrell Osborn
11. Spell of Appalachia, Joey Walnuts, [link]
12. Sideshow by the Sea, Vonnie Winslow Crist, [link]
12. Change of Heart, Mary Calmes, [link]
12. Queen of Kings, Dawné Dominique, [link]
13. Ghost Orchid, D. K. Christi, [link]
13. A Chaunce of Riches, Kimberlee Williams, [link]
13. A LOOK INTO THE MIRROR DARKLY, Cinsearae Santiago, [link]
13. Nightmares and Daydreams, Barbara Watkins, [link]
14. Doorman's Creek, ETreasures Publishing, [link]
14. Mystic Signals 2, Lee Kruuganti, [link]
14. Soul of a Guardian, Angela Verdenius, [link]
14. The Cure, Antoine Maurice Devine, [link]
14. Mistletoe Rules, Nicola Martinez, [link]
14. Like Coffee and Doughnuts, Renee Rocco , [link]
14. Grants Pass, Reece Notley, [link]
14. Lone Star Trouble, Autumn Piper, [link]
14. Prime Evil, Heather Long, [link]
15. Seventh Heaven, Nicola Martinez, [link]
15. The Tale of the Vampire Bride, Sean Detra, https://www.createspace.com/3405740
15. Along Came A Fifer, R. Michael Phillips, [link]
15. Time Plains Drifter, Jessica Pierson, [link]
15. Dare to Believe , Dana Marie Bell, [link]
15. Tempting Grace, Anne Rainey, [link]
15. Rage of the Behemoth, Johnney Perkins, [link]
15. Faithless, Jessica Lucero, [link]
15. Mystic Investigators, Patrick Thomas, [link]
16. Transforming Realities, E.J. Mickels II, [link]
16. Checkmate, Nicki Bennett and Ariel Tachna, [link]
16. Dragon's Clause, Crystalwizard, [link]
16. Kate of Kratos, Amanda Kelsey, [link]
16. Blue Ruin 4: Need You Tonight, P.L. Nunn, [link]
16. Hemovore, Kanaxa, [link]
16. hush hush, Becca Fitzpatrick, [link]
16. 36 Exposures, Linda Mooney, [link]
16. Seduction, Jeanmarie Hamilton, [link]
16. Time Currents, Brenna Lyons, [link]
16. Makers by Cory Doctorow (Feedbooks edition), Kaolin Fire, [link]
17. Dannevirke, Julie A. D'Arcy, [link]
17. Paging Miss Galloway, Susanne Knight, [link]
17. Serendipity House, Valerie Tibbs, [link]
17. Demon Hunter: Seek & Destroy, Valerie Tibbs, [link]
17. Loving Luke, Jenny Andersen, [link]
17. In Plain Sight, Tuesday Dube, [link]
17. Surviving With Love, Laura Shinn, [link]
17. The Janitor, April Martinez, [link]
17. A Look Inot teh Mirror Darkly, Cinsarea Santiago, [link]
17. A Well-Manicured Murder, Georgia Adams, [link]
17. Blanket Of White, Julie A. D'Arcy, [link]
17. Wolfe, Anna Winson, [link]
17. All Hallows Eve, AP Miller, [link]
17. Fire Season, Winterheart Design, [link]
17. Andy and Spirit in the Big Rescue, K.C. Snider, [link]
17. Metamorphosis, Renee George, [link]
17. The basingstoke Chronicles, Judith B. Glad, [link]
17. Dark Elves VI: Awakening, Anne Caine, [link]
17. The Apocalypse Shift, Jodi Lee, [link]
17. 4:Play, Jess C Scott, [link]
18. Clockworks and Corsets, Regina Riley, [link]
18. Recipe For Love, Fiona McGier, [link]
18. DFF: Dead Friends Forever, Nathalie Moore, [link]
18. Suspicion of Love, Amanda Kelsey, [link]
18. Hiram Grange and the villiage of the Damned, Malcolm McClinton, [link]
18. Triad of Hope, Adelle Laudan, [link]
18. POW!erful Tales, Michael C. Lea, [link]
18. Candymn, Nicole Austin, [link]
18. Noella's Gift, Artist Trisha Fitzgerald, [link]
18. Beyond the Looking Glass, AP Miller, [link]
18. A Corpse in the Soup, Morgan St. James and Phyllice Bradner, [link]
18. Soul Keeper, Alex de Shanks, [link]
18. Godiva In The Firing Line, Julie A. D'Arcy, [link]
18. Solar Skies, Dawn Montgomery, [link]
18. New Ceres Nights, Dion Hamill, [link]
18. The Restoration of Abby Walker, Linda Rettstatt, [link]
18. In Between, Maurizio Manzieri, [link]
18. January cover 2009 Golden Visions Magazine of Science Fiction & Fantasy, Irene Frenkel, [link]
18. Harlan County Horrors, Billy Tackett, [link]
18. Angel of Windword, Amanda Kelsey, [link]
18. Do You Love Jehovah? God Almighty's Infinite Love & Wisdom to Propel You to Greatness, Shirley Cheng, [link]
18. Molokai Reef, Dennis K. Biby, [link]
18. The Black Act, Louise Bohmer , [link]
18. Thompson's Treasure, Laura Shinn, [link]
18. A Boy Named Wish, Betty Dobson, [link]
18. Blood Noir, Jesse Fox, [link]
18. Shadows of the Emerald City, Gavro Krackovic, [link]
18. Tommy Turtle: Exercise Is Fun, Rey Marz, [link]
18. One Noble Journey, Kim Sponaugle, [link]
18. Harvest of New Millennium, Cyberwit, [link]
18. A Witch's Lament, Kendra Egert, [link]
18. Pepe, Robby Charters, [link]
18. The Summoner, Alisha Steele, [link]
18. Gadiva In The Firing Line, Julie A. D'Arcy, [link]
18. Angelic Avenger, Kaye Chambers, [link]
18. Mistletoe and Holly, Barbi Durbin, [link]
18. Nessie, Johnney Perkins, [link]
18. The Epsilon Eridani Alternative, Cassie Foster, [link]
18. More Than Robotics, Lynn Crain, [link]
18. The Stories in Between, Joe del Tufo, [link]
18. Judgement, Fergus Bannon, [link]
18. Griffin and Bear, Didier Normand, [link]
18. When the Condor Returned, Icy Snow Blackstone, [link]
18. Deadly Vision, Alex Beecroft, [link]
18. The Taming of a Vixen, Deborah Lewis, [link]
18. Jezebel's Article , Dawné Dominique, [link]
18. Forever Amore, Amber Leigh Williams , [link]

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