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Preditors & Editors Poll results

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Standings for category: novelsf

1. SOUL BORN, Kevin James Breaux, Dark Quest Books, [link] [comments]
2. Knight of Glory, NicoleZoltack, Desert Breeze Publishing, [link] [comments]
3. Absentminded, Voni Ryan, Belfire Press, [link] [comments]
4. The Fireborn Chronicles: Resonances, Mary Andrews, MuseItUp Publishing, [link] [comments]
5. Dead To Rites, Patrick Thomas, Padwolf, [link] [comments]
6. Erekos, A.M. Tuomala, Candlemark & Gleam, [link] [comments]
6. Jack Brand, John Whalen, Pill Hill Press, [link] [comments]
7. Ultimate Duty, Marva Dasef, Eternal Press, [link]
7. Black Jaguar - Chronicles of Kassouk Book Three, Vijaya Schartz, Desert Breeze Publishing, [link]
8. Gods of the Machines, Gary Starta, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link]
9. A Different Hunger, Lila Richards, Bluewood Publishing, [link] [comments]

9. Geist, Philippa Ballantine, Ace Books, [link] [comments]
10. Spoils of War, Kari Gregg, Noble Romance Publishing, [link]
11. Silver Kiss, Naomi Clark, QueeredFiction, [link] [comments]
11. Cara Mia, Book One of the Immortyl Revolution, Denise Verrico, L&L Dreamspell, http:[link] [comments]
11. War of Attrition, Frank Creed, The Writer's Cafe Press, [link] [comments]
11. Napoleon Concerto, Mark Mellon, Treble Heart Books, [link]
12. I Shall Wear Midnight, Terry Pratchett, Harper Collins, [link] [comments]
12. Earthbow Vol.1, Sherry Thompson, Gryphonwood Press, [link]
12. Surfacing, Cate Masters, Whiskey Creek Press, [link]
12. The Harem of Aman Akbar, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link] [comments]
13. Alien Mate, Eve Langlais, Amira Press, [link]
13. Blameless, Gail Carriger, Orbit, [link]
14. High School Heroes, James Mascia, L&L Dreamspell, [link] [comments]
14. Eel's Reverence, Marian Allen, Echelon, [link] [comments]
14. The House of Silver Oak, Nix Winter, SLPP, [link] [comments]
15. Bigfoot War , Eric S Brown , Coscom Entertainment , [link]
15. St Martin's Moon, Marc Vun Kannon, Echelon Press, [link]
15. The Cresperian Alliance, Stephanie Osborn and Darrell Bain, Twilight Times Books, [link]
15. The Ghost of Grover's Ridge, James Hartley, MuseItUp Publishing, [link]
16. Truth in the dark, Amy Lane, Dreamspinner press, [link] [comments]
16. Lady Warhawk, Michelle L. Levigne, Uncial Press, [link]
16. Overseer's Island, R. C. Baze Jr., Writer's Exchange, [link]
16. Winkers, Dave Kuzminski, Scribd, [link]
16. Shades of Milk and Honey, Mary Robinette Kowal, Tor, [link]
16. The Human Experiment, Eric S. Brown, Sonar4 Publications, [link]
17. Corruptor, Jason Cordova, Twilight Times, [link]
17. The Chosen, Annette Gisby, Lyrical Press, [link]
17. Origins, Sean Hayden, Echelon Press, [link]
17. Wolf Age, James Enge, Pyr, [link]
17. Eye of Scota: Cinaed, Serena Yates, Dreamspinner Press, [link]
17. First against the Wall, Manna Francis, Casperian Books, [link]
17. The Longer the Fall, Inanna Arthen, By Light Unseen Media, [link]
17. Fractious, Carrie Lynn Barker, Uncial Press, [link]
17. Circe, Anita Saran, Mojocastle Press, [link] [comments]
17. Luminous Nights, Michele Hart, BookStrand Publishing, [link] [comments]
17. The Curse of Chaos, Joe Vadalma, Renaissance E-Books, [link]
17. Blaze of Glory, Sheryl Nantus, Samhain, [link]
17. Finder, Terri-Lynne Defino, Hadley Rille, [link]

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