- Do not nominate your own book, or a book you have not read.
- All nominations must be:
– Indie (self) published during the previous year.
– A Novella or Novel. (60+ Amazon listed page count.)
– No main-plot romance. (If the plot doesn’t work without the romance, then it is main-plot romance.)
– Published in English.
– Submitted in the following format: Title by Author. Any other format will be disqualified.
– 20 Reviews on Amazon, with a rating of at least 4.0
- The top 10 books will advance to the Finals.
- Each author will only be allowed ONE book to advance to the next round.
- To advance a book MUST have a minimum of 5 nominations.
- A person can only nominate:
– a book once.
– 3 books total.
– Note: emails ending in .gov, .edu, .org are invalid.
– 18 years or older to participate.
- By nominating you are subscribing to the Caffeinated Fantasy Newsletter.
- Nominations will be validated after they have closed, and books that do not meet the above qualifications will be removed.
- During the nomination round, making it to the current standings chart doesn’t verify that the book has met all qualifications.
Fantasy Reader Tribe
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Last updated: 1/17/21 – 7:44pm CST
All entries will now go through a final validation, you may see books change as we verify they meet the rules.
If you find a spelling mistake feel free to contact us. If your nomination is not listed below and you submitted by the above time, it is most likely vetoed.
See FAQ for more information.
Top 10 nominated books will move forward to voting, books must have at least 5 nominations to move forward.
Verified Advancing Nominations
* Has over 5 nominations, author with more than one book in the running. Only highest nominated book listed in the above 5 section.
Below 5 Nominations
- We Men of Ash and Shadow by HL Tinsley
- The World Maker Parable by Luke Tarzian
- The Obsidian Psalm by Clayton Snyder
- The Last Faoii by Tahani Nelson
- The Forever King by Ben Galley
- Of Honey and Wildfires by Sarah Chorn
- Birth of the Fae Locked Out of Heaven Danielle M. Orsino
- Black Stone Heart by Michael R. Fletcher
- Voice of War by Zack Argyle
- Wintersteel by Will Wight
- The Mortal Blade by Christopher Mitchell
- The Darkling Queen by S.A. Klopfenstein
- Shadows of a Dead God by Patrick Samphire
- Sellsword’s Oath by Gail Z Martin
- Pawn by Angela J. Ford
- A Dark Inheritance by Todd Herzman
- Along the Razor’s Edge by Rob J. Hayes
- A Storm of Glass and Stars by Marion Blackwood
- A Storm of Mist and Thunder by Marion Blackwood
- Flight of Sorcery and Shadow by Meg Cowley
- Fury of the Crown by Paul J Bennet
Fantasy / Mystery
Paranormal & Urban Fantasy
- Queen of Fate and Fire by Annie Anderson
- Mortal Imperative by R.L. King
- Moonshine by Cameron O’Connell, Shayne Silvers
- Damned Souls and a Sangria by Annette Marie
- Dark Glass by Orlando Sanchez
- Darkness Awakes by Kevin McLaughlin
- Dead to Me by Annie Anderson
- Night Warrior by Jordan J. Scavone
- Druid Master by M D Massey
YA Coming of Age
- The Sapphire Eruption by I. M. Redwright
- Tales of Ferrês by K. M. Jenkins
- Shadow of the Lantern Bearer by Chris R. Underwood
- Moonscript by H.S.J. Williams
- Mark of Fate by Meg Cowley
- Copper Mage by Dorothy Dreyer
- Crimson Mage by Dorothy Dreyer
- Golden Mage by Dorothy Dreyer
- Dragon War by Eileen Mueller
- Dragon Sea by Eileen Mueller
- The Winter Spirits by E. C. Hibbs