Friday, May 25, 2012

DARKER STILL finals in the Daphne Du Maurier Award!

I AM SO EXCITED to report Darker Still: A Novel of Magic Most Foul''s final in the Historical Mystery/Suspense category of the Daphnes! Daphne du Maurier is a huge inspiration to me. REBECCA is chilling and magnetic and helped me along my Gothic road. So to final in something that has her name on it is such a huge honor! And in such great company as this! *muppet dance*

Direct from the Daphne listing:

The results for the first round of the Kiss of Death Chapter’s Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense—Published Division are in. On behalf of KOD and the Daphne Committee, I am pleased to announce the finalists of our 2012 Published Contest:

Category (Series) Romantic Mystery/Suspense:

Helen Kay Dimon – The Big Guns

Paula Graves – Major Nanny

Angi Morgan – .38 Caliber Cover-Up

Julie Miller – Nanny 911

Gayle Wilson – Flashback

Historical Romantic Mystery/ Suspense:

Leanna Renee Hieber – Darker Still: A Novel of Magic Most Foul

Katy Madison – Tainted by Temptation

Elizabeth Loupas – The Second Duchess

Sharon Page – Engaged in Sin

Deborah Simmons – Glory and the Rake Glory and the Rake

Inspirational Romantic Mystery/Suspense

Diane Burke – Bounty Hunter Guardian

Debby Giusti – The Captain's Mission

Laura Iding – Lawman-In-Charge

Renee Ryan – Courting the Enemy

Susan Sleeman – The Christmas Witness

Paranormal (PTTF) Time Travel, Futuristic Romantic Mystery/Suspense

Darynda Jones – Second Grave on the Left

Kristin Miller – InterVamption

Jana Oliver – The Demon Trapper’s Daughter

Robin D. Owens – Heart Search

Kristen Painter – Blood Rights

Mainstream/Mystery /Suspense

Linda Castillo – Breaking Silence

W. S. Gager – A Case of Hometown Blues

Julie Kramer – Killing Kate

Elizabeth Voss – The Winslow Incident

Lois Winston – Assault with a Deadly Glue Gun

Single Title Romantic Mystery/Suspense

Donnell Ann Bell – The Past Came Hunting

Allison Brennan – Kiss Me, Kill Me

Cindy Gerard – With No Remorse

Christy Reece – Sweet Justice

Roxanne St. Claire – Face of Danger

Winners will be announced in July at KOD's annual Death by Chocolate Party in Anaheim.
AND this comes right after I found out THE PERILOUS PROPHECY OF GUARD AND GODDESS (A Strangely Beautiful prequel) finaled in the Prism Awards in the Fantasy category!
Good luck to all the finalists, I will keep you posted on the results! In the meantime, please check out the Facebook page, I'm running a contest where one lucky winner will get amazing Steampunk swag!

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