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Standings for Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels

1. ARIA: Left Luggage, Geoff NELder, LL-Publications, [link][comments]

2. Lagrange Point, Mike Arsuaga, Museit Up publishing, [link][comments]
3. Blood Purple, Ashley Nemer, XoXo Publishing [comments]
4. Alien Diplomacy, Gini Koch, DAW, [link],,9780756407704,00.html [comments]
4. Dark Heirloom, J.D. Brown, MuseItUp Publishing, [link][comments]
5. Dissolution of Peace, Richard Flores IV, Plasma Spyglass, [link][comments]
6. Hereafter, Terri Bruce, Eternal Press[comments]
6. Magic of the Loch, Karen Michelle Nutt, The Wild Rose Press, [link][comments]
7. The Devil's Galley, Michelle Rodriguez, Rebecca J. Vickery, [link][comments]
8. Medusa, A LoveStory, Sasha Summers, Crescent Moon Press, [link][comments]
8. Exodus, Carrie Lynn Barker, Eternal Press, [link][comments]
8. Chronicles of Kassouk - Noah's Ark, Vijaya Schartz, Desert Breeze Publishing, [link]
9. Green Light Delivery, Anne E. Johnson, Candlemark & Gleam, [link]
10. Exile, Book 2 of the kan Ingan Archives, Toni V. Sweeney, Double Dragon Publishing, [link][comments]
10. ELVEN MAGICK, Julie A. D'Arcy, Secret Cravings Publishing, [link][comments]
10. The Fireborn Chronicles: Revelations, Mary Andrews, MuseItUp Publishing, [link][comments]

11. Uprising, Dawn Jayne, Time and Tide Publishing, [link]
12. The Coming Storm, Valerie Douglas, AlexandriaPublishingGroup, [link][comments]
12. Matchbox Girls, Chrysoula Tzavelas, Candlemark & Gleam, [link][comments]
12. We've Seen the Enemy, Paul Dayton, Central Avenue Publishing, [link][comments]
12. The Tour Bus of Doom, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link][comments]
12. The Sail Weaver, Muffy Morrigan, Three Ravens, [link][comments]
13. Baker Street Inquisitor, Cin Eric, Muse It Up Publishing, [link][comments]
13. Midnight Oil, Marva Dasef, MuseItUp Publishing, [link][comments]
13. Eyes of Darkness #10: Darkness Reborn, Christy Poff, Torrid Books
14. The Bastards of Ran, Larriane Wills, Muse It Up Publishing, [link][comments]
15. Infected: Lesser Evils, Andrea Speed, Dreamspinner Press, [link]
15. Blind Lust, Annie Seaton, Musa Publishing, [link]
15. Dragon Fate, J.D. Hallowell, Smithcraft Press, [link][comments]
15. Echoes of Winter, Dominique Goodall, Entwined Publishing, [link][comments]
16. Was Once A Hero, Edward McKeown, Hellfire Publishing, [link]
16. The Late Great Show!, Gary K. Wolf, Musa Publishing, [link]
17. Ghost Planet, Sharon Lynn Fisher, Tor, [link][comments]
17. Nighttime Wishes, M.A. Church, Romance First Publishing, [link]
17. Naked Tails, Eden Winters, Dreamspinner Press, [link]
17. Maelstrom: Book 3 of The Rain Trilogy, J. Richard Jacobs, Double Dragon Publishing, Inc., [link][comments]
17. Reflections of Ice, Kat Holmes, Muse It Up Publishing, [link][comments]
18. Hidden, Kat Holmes, Muse It Up Publishing, [link][comments]
18. StarJumper's Bride, J.A. Clarke, Uncial Press, [link]
18. Blackbirds, Chuck Wendig, Angry Robot Books, [link][comments]
18. The Fish, The Fighters and The Song-Girl, Janet & Chris Morris, Perseid Publishing, [link]
18. Dead to Rights, Cate Masters, Decadent Publishing, [link]
18. The Mercenary, Johanna Rae, AbbottPress, [link]
18. Danse Macabre, Thomm Quackenbush, Double Dragon Publishing, [link]
19. City Of The Lost, Stephan Blackmoore, Daw Books, [link],,9780756407025,00.html?City_of_the_Lost_Stephen_Blackmoore
19. NanoCorporate, Rob Preece, BooksForABuck.com, [link]
19. Synthetic Saints, Jason E. Rolfe, Vagabondage Press LLC, [link]
19. The Sigil Trilogy, Henry Gee, ReAnimus Press, [link][comments]
19. Sky Seeds, Grayson Moran & Linton Robinson, Adoro Books, [link]
19. Blood Divided, Kevin James Breaux , Dark Quest Books, [link]
19. Bridge over Hell, Michael A. Armstrong, Perseid, [link]
19. J2, Phoebe Wray, Dark Quest Books, [link]
19. The Coal Elf, Maria DeVivo, Twilight Times Books, [link][comments]
19. Fallenwood, Leslie Soule, Decadent Publishing, [link][comments]
19. Jericho Rising, Mary Lynne Gibbs, World Castle, [link]
19. Scotch Broom, Marva Dasef, MuseItUp Publishing, [link]
19. Captive by the Fog, Laura Hardgrave, Musa Publishing, [link]
19. Taste, Kate Evangelista, Crescent Moon Press, [link]
20. Queen Of Iron Years, Lyn McConchie and Sharman Horwood, Kite Hill, [link][comments]
20. The Steel Seraglio, Mike, Louise, Linda Carey, Chizine Publications, [link][comments]
20. Compulsion (A Moon Coven Series Novel), K.B. Miller, BKC Publishing; 2nd Edition edition, [link]
20. Little Orphan Anvil The Complete Trilogy, Joseph Beekman, Stone Tablet Tales, [link]
20. The Returning: The Davi Rhii Saga, Book 2, Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Diminished Media Group, [link]
20. Blood Wager, Connie Suttle , Connie Suttle, [link]
20. A Reason to Believe, Diana Copland, Carina Press, [link]
20. All In The Game, R. Ann Siracusa, Breathless Press, [link]
20. Portal to Eden, Tinnean, JMS Books, [link]
20. Pleasuring the Queen, Yvette Hines, Romance Management, Inc, [link]
20. Enigma, Michael LaRocca, Double Dragon Press, [link]
20. Chocolatier's Wife, The , Cindy Lynn Speer, Dragonwell Publishing, [link]
20. A Problem in Translation, J Alan Erwine, Sam's Dot Publishing, [link]
20. E.D.F Chronicles : Eye of the Dracos, Ian J. Smethurst, invigilus press, [link][comments]
20. Captain Vorpatril's Alliance, Lois McMaster Bujold, Baen, [link]
20. Pyro Canyon, Robert Appleton, Carina Press, [link]
20. When Diplomacy Fails..., Michael Z. Williamson, Baen, [link][comments]
20. Katya and Cyrus Time Pilgrims, Dennis Higgins, Whiskey Creek Press, [link]
20. Demon Hunter: Saga, Cynthia Vespia, Original Cyn Advertising, [link]
20. Silver Moon, Catherine Lundoff, Lethe Press, [link]
20. Forge of Darkness, Steven Erikson, [link]
20. Morgaine and the Sorcerers' Guild, Joe Vadalma, Renaissance eBooks, [link]
20. The Time Travel Journals: Shipbuilder, Marlene Dotterer, Createspace, [link][comments]
20. Overkill, Steven L. Shrewsbury, Seventh Star Press.com, [link]
20. Medicine Man I, The Chief of All Time, S. R. Howen, Wild Child Publishing, [link]
20. Dawning of the Wolf Age, Hugh B. Long, Asgard Studios, [link]
20. Peter Cooper and the Pirate King, James DeAcutis, Amazon, [link]

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