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2013 Readers’ Choice Award Winners Announced

We’re excited to announce the 2013 DarkFuse Readers’ Choice Award Winners.

The DarkFuse Readers Choice Award is voted on exclusively by book club members (hardcover, Kindle & EPUB). This is a truly unique award not governed by a panel, fueled by a social popularity campaign or lobbied for by the authors.  It is voted on by those who matter most, which are the readers.

Each quarter every book club member receives an e-ballot to vote on which book they felt was superior that quarter as judged by the quality of the fiction. The winners of all 4 quarters are then added to a final ballot which is again sent to all book club members.

The DarkFuse book club has spoken and here are the 2013 winners:

2013 BEST NOVEL

Corrosion

CORROSION by Jon Bassoff

A mysterious Iraq war veteran with a horribly scarred face…A disturbed young man in a strange mountain town…A masked preacher with a terrible secret…

Amidst a firestorm of violence, betrayal and horror, their three worlds will eventually collide in an old mining shack buried deep in the mountains. Corrosion, the shattering debut novel by Jon Bassoff, is equal parts Jim Thompson, Flannery O’Connor and William Faulkner, and an unforgettable journey into the underbelly of crime and passion. Drawn from the darkest corners of the human experience, it is sure to haunt readers for years to come.

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About the Author

Jon BassoffJon Bassoff lives in Colorado with his wife and two kids. His mountain gothic novel, Corrosion, was called “startlingly original and unsettling” by Tom Piccirilli, a four-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award, and as been adapted for film by the screenwriter Jack Reher.

His second novel, Factory Town, is also being adapted for the big screen.

2013 BEST NOVELLA

Whom the Gods Would Destroy

WHOM THE GODS WOULD DESTROY by Brian Hodge

“Any sufficiently advanced intelligence is indistinguishable from godhood.”

For Damien, growing up was all about being an outsider in his own home. His mother and brother shared an unfathomable bond that left him excluded from their lives. Yet his earliest, fragmentary memory of them was so nightmarish, their lives were something he ran from as soon as he could.

Now an astronomy graduate student in Seattle, Damien is happy with his place as a speck in a cosmos vast beyond comprehension. Until his brother turns up after 13 years, to make amends and seek his expertise on a discovery that may not be of this Earth. The more the world expands to admit the possibilities of a universe stranger than even Damien has imagined, the greater is his urgency to resist being reclaimed by a past that never seemed to want him…until now.

Like a collision of galaxies between H.P. Lovecraft and Carl Sagan, Whom the Gods Would Destroy looks to the night skies as the source of our greatest wonder, and finds them swarming with our worst fears.

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About the Author

Brian HodgeBrian Hodge is the award-winning author of eleven novels spanning horror, crime, and historical. He’s also written over 100 short stories, novelettes, and novellas, and five full-length collections. His first collection, The Convulsion Factory, was ranked by critic Stanley Wiater among the 113 best books of modern horror. The capstone novella of his second, “As Above, So Below,” was selected for inclusion in the massive Century’s Best Horror anthology of 100 exemplary works of the 20th century.

He lives in Colorado, where more of everything is in the works. He also dabbles in music, sound design, and photography; loves everything about organic gardening except the thieving squirrels; and trains in Krav Maga, grappling, and kickboxing, which are of no use at all against the squirrels.

Connect through his web site (www.brianhodge.net) or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/brianhodgewriter), and follow his blog, Warrior Poet (www.warriorpoetblog.com).

 

DarkFuse would like to extend a big congratulations to both Jon Bassoff and Brian Hodge.  Also, a big thank you to all our book club members, especially to those who cast ballots.

For more information on our book clubs, check out the following links: eBook Club | Hardcover Subscription.

For more information on our Readers’ Choice Awards, please click HERE.

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2013 Readers Choice Nominees: Q4

The book club has finished Readers Choice voting on the best novel and novella of the 4th quarter of 2013 and here are the nominees…

Corrosion   

Congratulations to both Jon Bassoff for his nomination for best novel and to Brian Hodge for his nomination for best novella!

DarkFuse book club members will receive final ballots on 2/15/14 which will consist of the winners from both category in all 4 quarters of 2013:

2013—Best Novel
Q1: Season of the Wolf by Jeffrey J. Mariotte—Nominee
Q2: The New Flesh by Keith Deininger—Nominee
Q3: The Hole by William Meikle—Nominee
Q4: Corrosion by Jon Bassoff—Nominee

2013—Best Novella
Q1: Clockwork Dolls by William Meikle—Nominee
Q2: House of Rain by Greg F. Gifune—Nominee
Q3: Nightmare Man by Alan Ryker—Nominee
Q4: Whom the Gods Would Destroy by Brian Hodge—Nominee

Winners will be announced on 3/15/14.

For more information on the Readers’ Choice Awards, please go here.

To become a book club member, please visit our Book Club Page.

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WHOM THE GODS WOULD DESTROY Limited Hardcover

Whom the Gods Would DestroyThe DarkFuse shop has just posted a handful of copies of Brian Hodge’s limited hardcover edition of Whom the Gods Would Destroy.  The DarkFuse offices have received many e-mails and phone calls about this particular limited over the past few weeks and it’s now available, so get your copy before it’s gone.

This limited hardcover was produced in only a 100-copy print run, signed by author and numbered.  90% of the print run went to book club subscribers.  The other 10% are now available to the public at the link below.

12/17/13 UPDATE: All copies of the limited edition have sold out.

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WHOM THE GODS WOULD DESTROY by Brian Hodge Released

Now available for $2.99 for your Kindle.  Get your copy HERE.

Whom the Gods Would Destroy

“Any sufficiently advanced intelligence is indistinguishable from godhood.”

For Damien, growing up was all about being an outsider in his own home. His mother and brother shared an unfathomable bond that left him excluded from their lives. Yet his earliest, fragmentary memory of them was so nightmarish, their lives were something he ran from as soon as he could.

Now an astronomy graduate student in Seattle, Damien is happy with his place as a speck in a cosmos vast beyond comprehension. Until his brother turns up after 13 years, to make amends and seek his expertise on a discovery that may not be of this Earth. The more the world expands to admit the possibilities of a universe stranger than even Damien has imagined, the greater is his urgency to resist being reclaimed by a past that never seemed to want him…until now.

Like a collision of galaxies between H.P. Lovecraft and Carl Sagan, Whom the Gods Would Destroy looks to the night skies as the source of our greatest wonder, and finds them swarming with our worst fears.

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Also, check out some other goodies online…

1) DarkFuse Magazine has posted a new essay by Brian Hodge called “Whom the Gods Would Destroy: The End of the World Begins At Home” which also includes an original soundtrack companion to the book.  Tracks can be streamed or downloaded for free.  Visit DarkFuse Magazine now.

2) On DarkFuse’s YouTube channel, you can now watch an exclusive interview with the author:

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Brian Hodge Live Event This Tuesday (12/10/13)

The public is welcome to attend next week’s online live event, a book release party for Brian Hodge’s Whom the Gods Would Destroy.  It will be held on DarkFuse’s Events Page at 9 PM EST on Tuesday, 12/10/13.  You can sign up to be reminded about the event HERE. There will be prizes drawn at random for several lucky attendees.

About the Book…

Whom the Gods Would Destroy“Any sufficiently advanced intelligence is indistinguishable from godhood.”

For Damien, growing up was all about being an outsider in his own home. His mother and brother shared an unfathomable bond that left him excluded from their lives. Yet his earliest, fragmentary memory of them was so nightmarish, their lives were something he ran from as soon as he could.

Now an astronomy graduate student in Seattle, Damien is happy with his place as a speck in a cosmos vast beyond comprehension. Until his brother turns up after 13 years, to make amends and seek his expertise on a discovery that may not be of this Earth. The more the world expands to admit the possibilities of a universe stranger than even Damien has imagined, the greater is his urgency to resist being reclaimed by a past that never seemed to want him…until now.

Like a collision of galaxies between H.P. Lovecraft and Carl Sagan, Whom the Gods Would Destroy looks to the night skies as the source of our greatest wonder, and finds them swarming with our worst fears.

About the Author…

Brian HodgeBrian Hodge is the award-winning author of eleven novels spanning horror, crime, and historical. He’s also written over 100 short stories, novelettes, and novellas, and five full-length collections. His first collection, The Convulsion Factory, was ranked by critic Stanley Wiater among the 113 best books of modern horror. The capstone novella of his second, “As Above, So Below,” was selected for inclusion in the massive Century’s Best Horror anthology of 100 exemplary works of the 20th century.

He lives in Colorado, where more of everything is in the works. He also dabbles in music, sound design, and photography; loves everything about organic gardening except the thieving squirrels; and trains in Krav Maga, grappling, and kickboxing, which are of no use at all against the squirrels.

Connect through his web site (www.brianhodge.net) or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/brianhodgewriter), and follow his blog, Warrior Poet (www.warriorpoetblog.com).

 

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New DarkFuse Listings at NetGalley

Professional reviewers and book bloggers will find we’ve just added 5 new titles at NetGalley for request.  Check out all DarkFuse’s current advanced review copies HERE.

Here’s what’s new…

Whom the Gods Would DestroyWhom the Gods Would Destroy by Brian Hodge

“Any sufficiently advanced intelligence is indistinguishable from godhood.”

For Damien, growing up was all about being an outsider in his own home. His mother and brother shared an unfathomable bond that left him excluded from their lives. Yet his earliest, fragmentary memory of them was so nightmarish, their lives were something he ran from as soon as he could.

Now an astronomy graduate student in Seattle, Damien is happy with his place as a speck in a cosmos vast beyond comprehension. Until his brother turns up after 13 years, to make amends and seek his expertise on a discovery that may not be of this Earth. The more the world expands to admit the possibilities of a universe stranger than even Damien has imagined, the greater is his urgency to resist being reclaimed by a past that never seemed to want him…until now.

Like a collision of galaxies between H.P. Lovecraft and Carl Sagan, Whom the Gods Would Destroy looks to the night skies as the source of our greatest wonder, and finds them swarming with our worst fears.

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The Black ChurchThe Black Church by Toby Tate

When Daniel Ivanov’s father dies in a freak accident, he inherits all his worldly possessions, including a hand-woven Anatolian prayer rug whose bright colors and elaborate designs have been flawlessly preserved over the past 600 years.

But the young lawyer soon learns the ageless tapestry is much more than it seems when he begins to see the terror-stricken faces of his loved ones within its intricate patterns. And he is suddenly plagued by vivid dreams and dark visions of a mysterious Black Church standing amid mist-shrouded mountains.

As his life unravels around him, Daniel descends into a pit of madness and terror, driven by an ancient curse that threatens to destroy everything and everyone he loves, unless he can uncover its terrible secret.

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Dream of the SerpentDream of the Serpent by Alan Ryker

Cody Miller is on the brink of having it all: an MBA, a high-powered job in corporate finance, and the girl of his dreams. And then one mistake, one unfortunate accident, takes it all away in the blink of an eye. His future, his health and his hope—gone—up in flames, leaving him the victim of an unimaginably horrific injury.

Upon emerging from a coma, Cody discovers his life and plans have been shattered. As he struggles to find the strength to go on and a reason to live, he slowly begins to realize things may not be as they seem. His life has changed more than he could’ve ever imagined, but someone…or something…may be working beneath the surface…changing the world around him, altering lives and procuring victims…an ancient evil that hides in plain sight and destroys as it consumes.

To uncover the truth, Cody will have to forget everything he thought he knew about reality in order to salvage his sanity and save the life of the woman he loves.

How much would you give, how far would you go, what would you sacrifice, to save the person you love more than life itself? From deep within the flames, Cody Miller is about to find out.

DREAM OF THE SERPENT, the new novel from Alan Ryker, author of THE HOARD.

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MenaceMenace by Gary Fry

Jane Marlow is a successful model with a London home and a bright future. But now she has a problem: after a night of unbridled passion with a TV actor, she’s pregnant.

After taking on a mysterious modeling project in the northeast of England, Jane finds herself growing increasingly attached to her unborn child. But other changes are also underway.

Something is dogging the development of her baby, something that casts long shadows across her. Before her child is born, can an engagement with a best-selling novelist help identify what menaces her?

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Broken SigilBroken Sigil by William Meikle

There are houses like this all over the world. Most people only know of them from whispered stories over campfires; tall tales told to scare the unwary. But some…those who suffer…know better. They are drawn to these places to ease their pain.

If you have the will, the fortitude, you can peer into another life, where the dead are not gone.

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Cover Reveal: WHOM THE GODS WOULD DESTROY by Brian Hodge

Coming in December 2013 from DarkFuse…

Whom the Gods Would Destroy

For more information, please visit our Coming Soon page.

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Readers Choice Ballots: Q2 of 2012

Readers Choice ballots for quarter #2 of 2012 have been sent to all book club members.  If you didn’t receive your e-ballot, please contact us (using the form in the upper left-hand corner of any page on our blog). We will be accepting ballots until July 3, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST.  The winner of quarter 2 will be announced on August 1, 2012 and will join Tim Curran (the Readers Choice Q1 winner for his novella The Underdwelling) in the final ballot.

This quarter’s ballot consists of the following 6 novellas published in the second quarter:

(in order of publication date)

If you’re a reader and you’d like to get involved, please join the DarkFuse book club.  Right now, the limited hardcover book club is sold out for 2012.  We’ll have more information on the 2013 book club later this year.  However, you can still join the Kindle book club.