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Standings for Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels

1. Zero Time, T.W. Fendley, L&L Dreamspell, [link][comments]

2. Exiled: Autumn's Peril, Rosalie Skinner, MuseItUp Publishing, [link][comments]
2. Bloodbreeders Living in Darkness, Robin Renee Ray, Hellfire Publishing, [link][comments]
3. Spectra, Joanne Elder, MuseItUp Publishing, [link][comments]
4. Champion of Valor, Nicole Zoltack, Desert Breeze Publishing, [link][comments]
5. Time Pullers, Horton Deakins, 4RV Publishing, [link][comments]
6. Rex Rising, Chrystalla, Thoma, [link][comments]
7. Blood Divided, Kevin James Breaux, Dark Quest Books[comments]
8. World-Mart, Leigh M. Lane, Cerebral Books, [link][comments]
9. Lucca: Warriors for the Light, Karen Michelle Nutt, Rebecca J. Vickery Publishing, [link][comments]
10. Pandora's Box, Gracen Miller, Decadent Publishing, [link][comments]

11. The Case of the Displaced Detective: The Arrival, Stephanie Osborn, Twilight Times Books, [link][comments]
12. Cleanse Fire, Anastasia V. Pergakis, Drachen Geist Publishing, [link][comments]
12. Dragons Away, K.D. Berry, Bluewood Publishing, [link][comments]
13. I Know Not, James Daniel Ross, Dark Quest Books, [link]
14. Blue Lioness, Vijaya Schartz, Desert Breeze Publishing, [link][comments]
15. Tangled Blood Lines, Deborah Noel, Vamptasy Publishing, [link][comments]
16. The Sacred Band, Chris and Janet Morris, Paradise Publishing, [link][comments]
17. The Immortality Virus, Christine Amsden, Twilight Times Books, [link]
17. Pilgrim of the Sky, Natania Barron, Candlemark & Gleam, [link]
17. Child of War-A God is Born, Lisa Beth Darling, Moon Mistress, [link][comments]
18. Spam Vs. the Vampire, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link][comments]
19. The Chaosifier, Mike Evers, Trestle Press [comments]
19. First Grave on the Right, Darynda Jones, St. Martin's Press, [link][comments]
20. Day Shift, Missy Jane, Samhain Publishing, [link]
20. Eyes of Darkness #8: Winter Fire, Christy Poff, Whiskey Creek Press Torrid, [link]
20. Crewkin, Rhobin Courtwright, Muse It Up, [link][comments]
21. Rogue, Michael Z Williamson, Baen Books, [link][comments]
21. Sarabande, Malcolm R. Campbell, Vanilla Heart Publishing, [link]
21. Becoming Nadia, Cyrus Keith, MuseItUp Publishing, [link]
21. Confessions of a D-List Supervillain, Jim Bernheimer, EJB Networking, [link]
22. Little Orphan Anvil, Joseph Beekman, World Castle Publishing, [link][comments]
22. The Illustrious Annals of Slagheepian History, Ran Cartwright, Frogtown Press, [link][comments]
22. The Penitent Assassin, Shawn Wickersheim, Shawn Wickersheim, [link][comments]
23. Lanyon For Hire, John Pauits, Burst Books, [link]
23. We Shadows, Thomm Quackenbush, Double Dragon Publishing, [link][comments]
23. Frozen, Kat Holmes, Muse It Up, [link][comments]
24. Apocalyptic Organ Grinder, William Todd Rose, [link]
24. Deep Screams, G. R. Holton, World Castle, [link]
24. The Substitute, James L. Hatch, Solstice Publishing, [link][comments]
24. Static, L. A. Witt, Amber Quill Press, [link]
25. The Magic of Lavender, Cate Masters, Smashwords, [link]
25. Ghost Story, Jim Butcher, Penguin Group, [link]
26. No Small Bills, Aaron Rosenberg, C, [link]
26. Rescuing the Future: A Naomi Kinder Novel, Vincent Miskell, Smashwords/Amazon, [link]
26. A Tale of Fur and Flesh, Giselle Renarde, eXcessica, [link]
26. HARMONY, S M Bach and Helgaleena, Dark Roast Press, [link][comments]
26. A Senseless Act of Beauty, John B. Rosenman, Crossroad Press, [link][comments]
26. Forbidden Embrace, Charlotte Blackwell, World Castle Publishing, [link]
26. Trinity, Deena Remiel, Decadent Publishing, [link]
26. Immortal Embrace, Charlotte Blackwell, World Castle Publishing, [link]
27. By Darkness Revealed, Kevin O. McLaughlin, Role of the Hero Publishing, [link]
27. Break and Enter, Rachel Haimowitz & Aleksandr Voinov, Samhain, store.samhainpublishing.com/break-enter-p-6570.html
27. Shifter, Michael Beck, Uncial Press, [link]
27. Webways to the Universe, Charles G. Wilson, Double Dragon Publishing, [link]
27. A Sign in Blood, Marion Sipe, Smashwords, [link][comments]
27. heartless, gail carriger, orbit books, [link]
27. Harmonica and Gig, RJ Astruc, Dragonfall Press, [link]
27. Alex Wales: Promise, Yolanda Sfetsos, Eternal Press, [link]
27. Blood Magic, Zoey Sweete, World Castle, [link][comments]
27. St. Martin's Moon, Marc Vun Kannon, Echelon Press, [link][comments]
27. The Lion of Cairo, Scott Oden, Thomas Dunne Books, [link]
27. Xihirah, Ciara Lake, Bookstrand, [link]
27. Cyborg Doms:Fane, H.C. Brown, Noble Romance, [link]
27. Force of Habit, Marian Allen, Echelon, [link][comments]
27. The Nasty Vamp, Gail Koger, Whispers Publishing, [link][comments]
28. Talon of the Unnamed Goddess, JR Tomlin & CR Daems, , tp://www.amazon.com/Unnamed-Goddess-Fantasy-Adventure-ebook/dp/B00580V7YU
28. Big Daddy's Gadgets, C.S. Fuqua, Mundania, [link]
28. For Love and Freedom, David Kuzminski, Scribd, [link]
28. Mystic Embrace, Charlotte Blackwell, World Castle Publishing, [link]
28. The Coming Storm, Valerie Douglas, Amazon, [link]
28. These Trespasses, Kenneth W. Cain, Post Mortem Press, [link]
28. Cataclysm: Return of the Gods, Stephen H. King, Trestle Press, [link]
28. Owl Dance, David Lee Summers, Flying Pen Press, [link]
28. Strange Roads: Book One of Omens In The Night, Jennifer Quail, Amazon, [link][comments]
28. In the Shadow of Death, Stefan Vucak, Double Dragon Publishing, [link][comments]
28. Evensong, M. L. St. Sure, Booksurge, [link][comments]
28. The Traveling Vampire and the Farmer's Daughter, Joe Vadalma, Renaissance E-Books, [link]
28. For certain Values of Family, Manna Francis, Casperian Books, [link]
28. The Office of Lost and Found, Vincent Holland-Keen, Anarchy Books, [link]
28. King Freedom, Uncle River, Fantastic Books, [link]
28. Sundered, Shannon Mayer, Amazon, [link]
28. Conundrum, Michael LaRocca, Double Dragon, [link]
28. Death Sword, Pamela Turner, Lyrical Press, [link][comments]
28. Red Moon Rising, J Alan Erwine, Sam's Dot Publishing, [link]
28. Dragon Lord, Tamara Monteau, Secret Cravings Publishing, [link]
28. Gods in the Machine, Marilyn Peake, Amazon, [link]
28. Magic Is Faster Than Light, James Hartley, MuseItUp, [link]
28. Ward Against Death, Melanie Card, Entangled Publishing, [link]
28. The Traveling Tyrant, Richard Marsden, Library of Science Fiction, [link]
28. The Lost Worlds, Michael J Bertolini, Createspace, [link]

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