Friday, October 14, 2016
Class Act Books' Award-winning Authors
In 2015, four novels at Class Act Books received recognition from the Paranormal Romance Guild and Preditors & Editors, two highly respected literary organizations.
Among the books winning prizes in 2015 were:
NEBRASKA: Walk the Shadow Trail by Toni V. Sweeney, placed 2nd in General Genre from Preditors and Editors Readers Poll, and placed 1st in Historical Romance from Paranormal Romance Guild's Reviewers Choice. Set in the Nebraska Territory in the mid-19th century, the novel tells the story of the friendship between an impoverished German nobleman and a halfbreed Pawnee cowboy. Running from his father's crimes, Baron Wilhelm von Brandt is helped to assimilate into life on the Great Plains by Johnny Moon, a ne'er-do-well living just this side of the Law. The well-researched novel details their building a prosperous horse ranch and the tragedy occurring when Will takes a Pawnee woman as his wife.
Though Ms Sweeney's main genre is scifi/fantasy, she has written several western novels which have been well-received by the reading public.
Toni was also named one of the Top 10 authors of 2015.
When Only the Nightmare Remains was named #2 in Paranormal Horror/Suspense Fiction for 2015 by the Paranormal Romance Guild's Reviewers Choice. The narration recounts a small-town sheriff's fight against supernatural forces resurrected by one man's misguided attempts to gain immortality. Trapped inside a deserted mansion with only three adolescent boys to help him, the sheriff must figure out how to escape so he can protect his town.
Mr. McQuiston has several horror novels published with Class Act Books.
Absinthe by Tony-Paul de Vissage, second place in M/M horror from Paranormal Romance Guild's Reviewers Award. His horror novel Blood Will Freeze was a Top 10 finisher in Horror with Preditors & Editors.
In Lieu of Surrender by Bill Russell, second place in Historical 2014 from Paranormal Romance Guild's Reviewer's Choice,
Tuesday's Child by Icy Snow Blackstone, first place in Contemporary Romance from Paranormal Romance Guild's Reviewers Choice.
Linda J. Burson's debut novel Rage was named the 3rd Best Thriller novel of 2015 by Preditors & Editors Readers Poll.
Preditors and Editors was founded in 1997 as a guide for writers, composers, artists, and game designers. It is a nonprofit organization which hold an annual poll for print/electronic books and short stories as well as other categories in which readers vote for their favorites.
Paranormal Romance Guild (PRG) is a nonprofit and was organized in 2009 to promote and support authors of the paranormal romance genre through its website and events. This has since been broadened to include other genres, as well as reviewing and recommending novels, and offering advice, links to author services, and writing contests. Each year, it selects from novels reviewed within that year for its annual Reviews Choice awards, with reviewers for the website choosing the novels they think best represent each genre. Readers are then invited to vote on their selections.