It’s that time of year, and I’ve been busy submitting recs for the HWA’s Bram Stoker Awards. I was on the Long Fiction Jury in 2012, so this year I tried to read anything but long fiction. Some of the books I’ve recommended include the fabulous sequel to High Moor, High Moor 2: Moonstruck. I thought the first one was amazing and was shocked when the sequel was even better. If you haven’t read it, do so, whether you are in the HWA or not. Another sequel I loved was the YA novel Special Dead, the brain-blasting follow-up to Twice Shy. I also loved Steel Breeze, the non-sequel offering from Doug Wynne. In the first novel category, Whisper by Michael Bray got a rec. A truly creepy haunted house story—and you know how I love those.
I hope you will check out some of these great books, and if you have something up for the Stoker Award, shoot me an email if you want me to check it out. Can’t guarantee a rec, of course, but I can promise you I’ll read it with great interest.
I’ve also got my own offering up for the Stoker this year—The Sacrifice, a long-fiction piece from the shared-world anthology, Limbus, Inc. If you want to read The Sacrifice or any of the wonderful stories from Limbus, Inc., just let me know and I will get you the PDF.