BBNYA 2021 – Semi-finalists

Round two of BBNYA is currently underway. The panellists are reading nine or more 10k word excerpts from the books, and scoring them. We’ve still got some time but we’re cooking up some exciting things for the authors in the meantime. But the authors aren’t just playing the waiting game! EG Radcliff had organised a big 99 cents sale with some of the semi-finalists! I’m only familiar with a small portion of the books featured in the sale but I know they’re good. I’m not going to list all the sale items with links to Amazon (go to EG Radcliff’s site for the sale), but I do want to give a big shoutout to all the authors and books. It’s going to be incredibly hard to narrow this group down to ten finalists because there are so many good authors and books in this pile.

And keep your eyes open next month because #indieaugust is here again! I’ll post an author spotlight every day in addition to my regular Friday posts and reviews. I have a few fun blog tours lined up, so be sure to check back here.

BBNYA Semi-finalists

These books I’ve already read or featured on Narratess. I won’t be judging the books I’ve already read to keep bias to a minimum.

Last Memoria by Rachel Emma Shaw (spotlight)
The Swordsman’s Lament by GM White (spotlight)
Secret Legacy by Carissa Andrews (review)
Shadow of a Dead God by Patrick Samphire (spotlight)
May Day by Josie Jaffrey (review)

Better Confess by Alan Gorevan
Between Darkness and Light by Roy Peachey
Butterflies by DE McCluskey
Duplicity of Power by S. Lynn Helton

A World Other Than Her Own by Ramela Narju
All or None by Aurora Lee Thornton
Behind Blue Eyes by Anna Mocikat
Beneath Curel Fathoms by Anela Deen

A Facet for a Gem by CL Murray
A Favor for a Favor by Nat Chelloni
A Game of Wings and Marks by Rebecca Grunden
A Sea of Pearls and Leaves by Rosalyn Briar

Wilthaven by Oli Jacobs
Viking Lost by Derek Nelson
We Wait by Megan Taylor
While Nobody is Watching by Michelle Dunne

Voice of War by Zack Argyle
The Third Sun by Victoria J. Price
The Twelfth Ring by Sam Clarke
The Vatican Games by Alejandra Guibert

Vampires of Moscow by Caedis Knight
The Nine by CG Harris
The Part About the Dragon was (Mostly) True by Sean Gibson
The Seven Year Itch by Lyndsey Gallagher

The KC Warlock Weekly: Accused by MN Jolley
The Knight’s Daughter by SH Cooper
The Lost Sentinel by Suzanne Rogerson
The Love Trap by Caroline Goldsworthy

The Dark Crown by SC Gowland
The Gathering of Shadows by Mark N. Drake
The Girl Who Talks to Ashes by Rachel Rener
The Hidden King by EG Radcliff

Shrinking Sinking Land by Kell Cowley
Sins of the Father by Sharon Bairden
Skullsinger by OS Marrow
Tempted by Zoe Ashwood

Shadowless by Randall McNally
Shepherd’s Warning by Cailyn Lloyd
Shoreseeker by Brandon M. Lindsay
Pseudotooth by Verity Holloway

Our Bloody Pearl by DN Bryn
Reluctant Guardian by Elisha Bugg
Odriel’s Heirs by Hayley Reese Chow
More Than Us by Ryan Jones

Kings and Daemons by Marcus Lee
Octavia Bloom and the Missing Key by Estelle Grace Tudor
Is She Dead in Your Dreams by Benjamin Langley
It happened in Silence by Karla M Jay

Ghost Story by GV Pearce
Hollow Road by Dan Fitzgerald
Ignite the Shadows by Ingrid Seymour
In Servitude by Heleen Kist

Evolving Elizah: Initiatum by CJ Hall
First Earth by Cami Murdock Jensen
Five Dead Blondes by Lydia Grace & Elizabeth Kennedy
Genesis of Dragon by Charlotte Murphy

Dust on the Alter by Michelle Winkler
Elemental Links by MA Leon
Empires’s Daughter by Marian L. Thorpe
Esme’s Wish by Elizabeth Foster


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