SFF World and Gemmell Awards

A couple of cool items this morning. First is that Promise of Blood was voted by the fans of SFF World (a reasonably large online fantasy community) as their fourth favorite book of 2013, behind big names Mark Lawrence, Scott Lynch, and Robert Jordan/Brandon Sanderson. Pretty dang cool. Thanks to all the fans who voted, and congratulations to all the other names on the top ten list. Truly some fantastic writers and I'm a little baffled that I've been listed with them. The second piece of news is that the short lists for the David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy were announced. Promise of Blood finds itself not on one, but two of the three short lists. The Ravenheart Award for Best Cover Art, for the cover by Gene Mollica and Michael Frost. And the Morningstar Award for Best Debut Novel.

Congratulations to all the other nominees. Certainly some stiff competition on those lists. The final winners will be announced on June 13th.

VOTING ON THE SHORT LIST FOR THE GEMMELLS IS NOW OPEN.