Updated: Jan 5
*ISFAB is organized and sponsored by Fallbrandt Press.*
Okay, it may not be exactly this type of battle but believe me, to those authors involved this is literally what their minds are doing. An independent battle royale I am watching closely, and tuned in more than I am for the Masked Singer reveals. What is Indie Sci-Fi/Fantasy Author Battle?
Glad you asked!
Fallbrandt Press is hosting the Independent Sci-Fi/Fantasy Author Battle (ISFAB). It's 100 books that will be accepted and judged until a final one has been declared the winner. It's a six-month process with twenty judges. A final four judges will decide the top prize winner.
The books go through four rounds of elimination. Judging is based on their cover, their blurb, and their content. Judges are given a list of questions and must rank each question on a scale of 1-10 (1 being the worst and 10 being the best). The books with the most points move on to the next round. You can find a breakdown of rounds here. To find out more about the judging process, CLICK HERE.
On January 1st, the books will be distributed among the judges to begin the judging process.
I will be following closely and updating the author list with each round. There will be so much information your head will swim.
Will you be entertained? Yes!
Will you find new authors to read? Also, yes!
Will your already out-of-control-TBR list get even longer? HELL YES!
Books are a great comfort when it comes to blocking out reality, and, let's face it, 2020 has been a reality we want to forget.
The first round is a little intimidating to look at, and I even sucked in a breath as I scanned its length. Whew! Those judges are gonna need some serious coffee and snacks. I needed a shot of espresso just to read through it all. All of the books are intriguing and I am curious to read them. I will most definitely post reviews on here and on Amazon.
Something else I need to insert here; Leave reviews for authors! We are a small business and it's very hard work for indie authors.
We are a one-man/woman band. The more reviews the more we circulate in the algorithm we are wading through.
Below is a list of those in the first round, not everyone will make it on, so check out these authors and their work. Get an e-book and show your support, leave a review.
Someone may be from your area and you would be supporting a 'local business.'
I'm gonna shush my face now so you can move on to the list and find your next read.
Champagne Charlie and the Amazing Gladys by BG Hilton Chuggie and the Desecration of Stagwater by Brent Kelley Cold Between Stars by Belinda Crawford CONQUER by Edward M. Erdelac Cycle of Blades by Christopher Keene Danarko by Maxina Storibrook Daughter of the Forsaken by Alegra Sterling Dawn of the Overlords by Kevin Potter Divinity's Twilight: Rebirth by Christopher Russell Dragon's Fire by Tiger Hebert
Dusk Mountain Blues by Deston J. Munden Ella by Samantha R Evans Esme's Wish by Elizabeth Foster Exile by Martin Owton Fatal Extraction by Evangeline Rain Flames Over Frosthelm by Dave Dobson Forbidden Love by Diana Rose Frontiers of the Imperium by Jan Kotouc Future Apocalypse, Beginnings by Barbara Gilbert In the Time of Standing Stones by Joseph S Samaniego Incursion by Mitchell Hogan Indigo Travelers and the Dragon's Blood Sword Book 1 by Merri Halma Inheritance: The Martiniere Legacy Book One by Joyce Reynolds-Ward Inspector of the Cross by John B. Rosenman Ironshield by Edward Nile Kalanon's Rising by Darian Smith Kept by Theresa Jacobs Knights of the Dead God by James Jakins Legacy of Bones - A Tale of Bone and Steel (Book One) by Kirk Dougal Lux by MJ Vieira Oath by Poppy Kuroki Og-Grim-Dog: The Three-Headed Ogre by Jamie Edmundson Omeron: The Hero's Chronicle by Alexander R Davis On Borrowed Luck by TJ Muir Origin of Pietas: Bringer of Chaos by Kayelle Allen Past Legends by A. F. Stewart Princess of Undersea (Undersea Saga #1) by Leslie Conzatti Prisoner of the Deep by Alyson Tait Prophet of the Badlands by Matthew S. Cox Red in Tooth and Claw by Ryan Howse Reflections In Darkness by Alex G Zarate Screamcatcher: Web World by Christy J. Breedlove Secrets of the Runestones by Dennis Medbury Sentience by Courtney P. Hunter Seraphim by Leslie Swartz Shadow of the Queens by Jonathan M. Lazar Shadow's Hand by Noelle Nichols Shadows of Creation by Ryan D Meier Shattered Dreams by Ulff Lehmann Shattering Dreams by Catherine M Walker Sorrowfish by Anne C Miles Starstruck by Sarah Anderson Steel and Flame by Sergio Leonardo Cornejo Strings of Chance by Jeff Pryor Sword of Ruyn by RG Long Systemic by Chris Lodwig Tales of Elhaanai by Nicole Thomas The Advent of Zon by Kevin Buckner The Barrington Job by William Humble The Calling by Tiffany Shand The Child of Chaos by Glen Dahlgren The Codex of Her Scars by Derek Prior The Dark Archer by Robert Cano The Daughters of Death by Thomas K Davis
The Dragon Orb by Mike Shelton The Elitist Supremacy by Geetha Krishnan The Forked Path by Peter Thomson The Galvanized Girl by Nikki Nelson-Hicks The Linguist by CF Welburn The Name Of The Bear by Daryl J Ball The Reluctant Wizard by A. A. Warne The Rose Vol. 1 by PD Alleva The Seeker of Solace by Troy Young The Stone of Four Fires: The Last Regret by Marie Gin The Swordsman's Lament by G.M. White The Wand Chronicles: Elfistra the Sorceress by Michael Ross Trial by Sorcery by Richard Fierce UNBOUND, Book one of the Alderash Series by Tanya L. Harris Unknown Horizons by Casey White Voice of War by Zack Argyle War of the God Queen by David Hambling Warscribe by Tony Graff We Must Find Her by A. R. Harlow Weird Theology by Alex Raizman What Lies Beneath by Michael R. Lowe Where Shadows Lie by Allegra Pescatore Witch's Sorrow by Taylor White Wizards' War: Book One of the Beacon Series by Lyman Rate Zero-Gs Part I: The Armor Eternal by Darrin Geisinger