New York, NY (PRWEB) January 16, 2005
Tor Books recently announced the nomination of Hunter's Moon for the renowned Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Books and Authors of 2004 by RT BOOKclub magazine, in the "Contemporary Paranormal" category.
For twenty-four years, the magazine's forty-plus reviewers have selected only those books that deeply resonate with them to honor with this prestigious nomination. The publisher was especially pleased that this book, championed by best selling author Laurell K. Hamilton, placed among those of well-known paranormal authors Kelley Armstrong (Industrial Magic), Christine Feehan (Mind Game), Lori Handeland (Blue Moon), Sherrilyn Kenyon (Night Play), Katie MacAlister (You Slay Me), Catherine Mulvany (Run No More) and Eileen Wilks (Tempting Danger). The winners in all categories will be announced at the magazine's 22nd Annual Booklovers Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, from April 28 to May 1, 2005. Awards will be presented to authors in attendance.
In addition, it has also snagged a nomination for the coveted LAMMY award by the Lambda Literary Foundation in the "Romance" category. This award, for excellence in alternate lifestyle fiction likely owed to the superior handling of a bisexual secondary character.
Reviewers around the world won't be surprised at these nominations, if their gushing praise is any indication:
RT BOOKclub -- "4-1/2 Stars, TOP PICK! This incredible novel is inventive, totally riveting as well as surprisingly tender in spots. Adams and Clamp are a powerhouse team that have opened the door to an amazing new world."
American Library Association BookList -- "This unusual, artfully constructed, and enticing blend of horror and romance will have a wide appeal with its male point of view, intensely sexy love story, and caperlike action."
Affaire de Coeur -- "Hunter's Moon is a very fast paced book, well written and filled with interesting twists...a perfect combination of danger and charm. Definitely a world worth a second look!"
Sime-Gen -- The book's strength is in its pacing. The combination of action, some of it quite intense, and the periods of romance and simple downtime are quite well done.
Blether -- Hunter's Moon has a little bit of something for everyone. There's romance. There's comedy. There's action, and there's intrigue. By far, however, the best part of this book is the characters themselves - highly original, hilarious and entertaining.
Even famed independent reviewer Harriet Klausner was smitten: "Hunter's Moon is a strange tongue in cheek paranormal romantic suspense that readers will cherish. Clamp and Adams need to bring back Tony and Suzi in future satirical good vs. evil adventures."
The book has nearly sold out of its initial printing in the first month, despite missing the best sellers lists owing to holiday offerings.
In addition, the sequel to Hunter's Moon, entitled Moon's Web (August, 2005) is already garnering impressive advance sales on Amazon.com. The ranking on their site is regularly dipping below 100,000. This is no small feat so far in advance. It will likely follow the original novel onto the Top 100 Early Adopter's List. It's likely that more books will follow these two, which should delight readers of this new "Sazi" world.
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