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Standings for category: novelh

1. Armageddon Bound, Tim Marquitz, Damnation Books, [link]
2. Cursed, Jeremy C. Shipp, Raw Dog Screaming Press, [link]
3. The Great Right Hope, Mark Jackman, LL-Publications, [link]
4. Angels of the Mourning Light, Frank E. Bittinger, iUniverse, [link]
5. Rise Of The Darkness, C.A.Milson, Lulu, [link]
6. The Hollows, Ben Larken, LL-Publications, [link]
7. War of the Worlds plus Blood, Guts and Zombies, Eric S. Brown, Coscom Entertainment, [link]
8. The Dark Path, Luke Romyn, Wild Child Publishing, [link]
9. Demon Hunter: The Chosen One, Cynthia Vespia, Aspen Mountain Press, [link]

11. Escape: A Zombie Chronicles Novel, James Melzer, Permuted Press/Pocket Books, [link]
12. Cemetery Gates, Maryann Paige, Club Lighthouse Publishing, [link]
13. The Further Accounts of the Imaginary Friend, P.S. Gifford, Virtual Tales, [link]
14. whwhite witch,black curse, kim harrison, eos, [link]
14. The Darkness and the Night III: Twins of Darkness, Lisa Lane, Ravenous Romance, [link]
15. The Kult, Shaun Jeffrey, Leucrota Press, [link]
15. The Last Church, Lee Pletzers, Black Bed Sheet Press, [link]
15. Blood of the Dark Moon, Adrianne Brennan, Freya's Bower, [link]
16. Angels of the Deep, Kirby Crow, MLR Press, [link]
16. Under the Dome, Stephen King, Scribner, [link]
17. Dismember, Daniel Pyle, Wild Child Publishing, [link]
17. Shadows, Joan De La Haye, Rebel e Publishers, [link]
18. Sha'Daa: Tales of the Apocalypse, Michael H. Hanson, Altered Dimensions Press, [link]
18. Patient Zero: A Joe Ledger Novel, Jonathan Maberry, St Martin's Griffin, [link]
19. Shadows of Souls, Allan W. Azouz, L&L Dreamspell, [link]
19. Truth or Dare, Selena Kitt, Excessica Publishing, [link]
20. Justice Served, Shells Walter, Sonar4 Publications, [link]
20. Blanket of White, Amy Grech, Damnation Books, [link]
21. Death Metal, Armand Rosamilia, Sam's Dot Publishing, [link]
22. Bashed: A Love Story, Rick R. Reed, MLR Press, [link]
22. Life Through Cellophane, Gillian Polack, Eneit Press, [link]
22. Scars on the Face of God, Chris Bauer, Drollerie Press, [link]
22. Walking After Midnight, T D McKinney, Amber Quill Press, [link]
22. The Cold Ones, Elizabeth Donald, Sam's Dot Publishing, [link]
23. Fugue Macabre: Bone Dance, C.J. Parker, Sapphire Blue Publishing, [link]
23. MageSign, Alan Baxter, Blade Red Press, [link]
24. Crimson Dawn: Hallowed Echoes, Myristica, Dark Roast Press, [link]
25. Out of the Darkness, Lesli Richardson, Lyrical Press, [link]
25. Khepera Rising, Nerine Dorman, Lyrical Press, [link]
26. Gentle Art of Making Enemies, Kevin Mellor, Black Bed Sheet Books, [link]
26. All Hallows Eve, AP Miller, dark roast Press, [link]
26. Castaways, Brian Keene, Leisure, [link]
27. The Harrowing, Alexander Sokoloff, St Martin's Press, [link]
27. Hard Winter, N.W. Davies, Eternal Press, [link]
27. Alive on the Inside, Angelia Sparrow & Naomi Brooks, Amber Quill Press, [link]
27. The Chloe Files #1: Ahses to Ashes, Howard Hopkins, Golden Perils Press, [link]
27. Blood River, david greske, Charles River Press, [link]
28. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, a Play in Two Acts, Christopher Cook, Authorhouse, [link]
28. The 13th, John Everson, Leisure Books, [link]
28. Lizzie's Listening, Mackenzie Drew, Eternal Press, [link]
28. My Heart is Within You, Marguerite Labbe, Dreamspinner Press, [link]
28. The Dream House, Victoria Roder, asylett press, [link]
28. Slave to the Mud, Bosley Gravel, Shadowfire Press, [link]
28. Forever Richard, Sue Dent, The Writers Cafe Press, [link]
28. DFF: Dead Friends Forever, J.R. Turner, Quake, [link]
28. Evergreen, Bruce Golden, Zumaya, [link]
28. Dubaku, Edward M. Erdelac, Damnation Books, [link]
28. Morgaine and the Necromancer, Joe Vadalma, Renaissance E-Books, [link]
28. Sacrifice, John Everson, Leisure Books, [link]
28. The Bone Factory, Nate Kenyon, Leisure Books, [link]
28. Ouroboros, Michael Kelly & Carol Weekes, Arcane Wisdom, [link]
28. Resurrection, Tim Curran, Severed Press, [link]
28. Tortured Skin, James C. Gillen, Kerlak Publishing, [link]
28. Bully, AJ Kirby, Wild Wolf Publishing, [link]
28. Get Into the Spirit, Baby, Christopher Newman, Dark Roast Press, [link]

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