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Winners of The SPR Full Moon Awards Announced!

We are happy to announce the winners of the 2014 Full Moon Awards! In the next few weeks we will be featuring these books in our reviews  and interviews section. In the meanwhile, please take a look at the lucky authors!

Horror

Gated Winner – Matt Drabble – Gated

Michael and Emily move to Eden Gardens, a US gated community that offers “Heaven on Earth and Twice as Nice”. The people are warm and friendly and welcome them with open arms. The town is a beautiful throwback to a bygone age, where the sun always shines and the sky’s always blue.
As they settle into their new perfect lives, the circle is complete when Emily falls pregnant. The town is perfect, the weather is perfect and their lives are perfect. But are the stares from their neighbours a little too intense, is the town a little too interested in their happy news, and is Eden all that it seems?

A classic American horror story!

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supernatural hero Runner -Up Eran Gadot – Supernatural Hero and The Witches

Andy, just one year away from junior high, has become a school hero thanks to his supernatural powers and the funny, acrobatic ghost of his beloved Grandpa. He manages to defeat evil powers and witches, to break a dangerous magic spell, and to win the heart of the most popular girl in the class.

A young adult book enjoyable for all ages, especially for Halloween.

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Science Fiction

hirunda Winner – Raita Jauhiainen – Alliance.125: Hirunda. The First Book

Earth is deeply wounded by the Great War. Vast areas between the equator and the two tropics are uninhabitable due to desertification, environmental toxins and extreme weather. Mankind is, however, living in an era of progress and peace. The world is not, however, entirely united. Somewhere there is still a border separating people from each other. The border is closed and concealed and therefore crossing it is forbidden. In the first book of Hirunda, Jani, a young man living in the biggest city in the world, Gavialis, unexpectedly receives an invitation to the inner parts of the city. This triggers a chain of events, which eventually leads Jani beyond the city borders.This is an unusual and gracefully written book that caught the judges’ eye immediately from the first page.

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Decay Runner Up – Mark Lingane – Decay

When friends fail and cities fall, when enemies grow strong taking everything you treasure, what can you do? Strike back. Sebastian and Melanie crusade against the cyborg enemy risking everything against betrayal’s cruel bite. The steam academy is rebuilt, but the city is not the same. The fortress of science, the last sanctuary from the marauding cyborg army sweeping the land, is being twisted by refugees as they flood to the city for protection.

Mark Lingane’s steampunk adventure ramps up in this second installment. Well-written and presented.

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Fantasy

The Arrival Winner – Dakota Kemp – The Arrival

When a rash of mysterious and brutal attacks throughout the Hechani Sea shatters tenuous relations, the city-states erupt into a destructive war. Embroiled in the conflict, young Atian officer Kelvar Alexandros is determined to protect his men and his country in the looming trials, despite his growing concern that the enemy may not be as evil as he assumed.

This book is well-planned and intricately formed with all the classic elements of a battle-led fantasy novel.

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lost library
Runner Up – Kate Baray - Lost Library

Lizzie led a normal life…until the Book arrived.
Author Kate Baray begins her new urban fantasy romance series with Lost Library, a tale of werewolves, magic, adventure and romance.
John Braxton arrives unannounced on Lizzie’s doorstep. Little does she know that when she invites him for a drink on the porch, Lizzie opens the door to a secret world of Lycan, magic, spelled books, and a power hungry mastermind. Caught up in one man’s search for power, Lizzie soon begins to uncover surprising secrets about her own past and powers–but not before stumbling upon a library like no other. And romance with a serious but sexy Lycan? It might just happen…

The judges were most impressed with Kate Baray’s professionalism in presentation of her book: a fine example of how a self-published work can be just as finished as a big-name publication.

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