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Standings for category: Horror Novels

1. Angel Manor, Chantal Noordeloos, Horrific Tales Publishing, [link] [comments]
3. The Piercing, Helen McCabe, Telos Publishing, [link] [comments]
4. Sanguinary, Margo Bond Collins, Bathory Gate Press, [link] [comments]
4. Fading in Darkness, Robert S. Wilson, Empire of Blood Books, [link] [comments]
5. Pretty Little Dead Girls, Mercedes M. Yardley, Ragnarok Publications, [link] [comments]
6. Black Venom, Tamara A. Lowery, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link] [comments]
6. Rampant, Joshua Werner, Source Point Press, [link] [comments]
7. Poor Jeffrey, Paul Flewitt, Vamptasy, [link] [comments]
8. Morgan, Liz DeJesus, Indie Gypsy, [link] [comments]
9. Apparition Lake, Doug Lamoreux, Daniel D. Lamoreux, Creativia, [link]

10. Plebs, Jim Goforth, J. Ellington Ashton Press [comments]
10. The Seer's Lover, Kat de Falla, The Wild Rose Press, [link] [comments]
10. MURDER RED INK, Mord McGhee, TSPress, [link] [comments]
11. Chelsea Avenue, Armand Rosamilia, Ragnarok Publications, [link] [comments]
11. Shutdown, Shaun Meeks, J Ellington Ashton Press, [link] [comments]
12. The Wheel of Misfortune, Matthew Alan Hughes, , [link]
13. DC's Dead, Michael, Fisher, [link] [comments]
14. Jackson and Eva, Shebat Legion, Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Press, [link] [comments]
14. Martuk ... the Holy: Proseuche, Jonathan Winn, Self-published, [link]
15. Metamorph, Stephen M. DeBock, Gypsy Shadow, [link]
15. Deep Dark Woods, Ty Schwamberger, Crowded Quarantine Publications, [link]
15. Feral Hearts, Edward P. Cardillo, Catt Dahman, Michael Fisher, Jim Goforth Amanda M. Lyons, Mark Woods, J Ellington Ashton Press, [link]
15. 12:19, Michael Infinito, MuseItUp Publishing, [link] [comments]
16. A Bit of the Dark World, Toni V. Sweeney, Class Act Books, [link]
16. Midway, Melanie Karsak, Clockpunk Press, [link]
17. Code Zero, Jonathan Maberry, St. Martins Griffin, [link]
17. Secrets Room, Kim Faulks, Seven Tides of Nyx, [link]
17. Doctor Flesh: Director's Cut, Alex S. Johnson, Morbidbooks
17. Absinthe, Tony-Paul de Vissage, Class Act Books, [link]
18. The Seething, J.A. Johnson & K.G. McAbee, Smashwords, [link]
18. Immolation, Samuel Reese, J Ellington Ashton Press, [link]
18. Wolf Cult, Patricia La Barbera, Self-Published, [link]
19. By the Sea, Henry Gee, ReAnimus Press, [link]
19. Flash Blood, Joseph Hirsch, Damnation Books, [link]
19. Hot Toddies Aren't Enough, C.J. Sellers, World on Fire Press, [link] [comments]
19. Cassie, Chris Philbrook, Independent, [link]
20. Poets in Hell, Janet Morris, Perseid, [link]
20. Bird Box, Josh Malerman, Harper Collins, [link]
20. There Is No Lovely End, Patty Templeton, Odd Rot, [link]
20. Dr. Sadistic House Of Whorrors, Lisa Dabrowski, Oneiros, [link] [comments]
20. The Dead Lands, Dylan J. Morgan, DJM Entertainment, [link]
20. The World on Fire, Sheldon Woodbury, JWK Fiction, [link]
20. Hunting Monsters Is My Business, John M. Whalen, Flying W Press, [link]

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