In which Sam seeks a sword…

I woke up this morning to the very exciting news that City of Lies has been shortlisted for the Best Debut category in the Booknest.eu 2018 Fantasy Awards, in some absolutely stellar company including Fonda Lee, Peng Shepherd, S.A. Chakraborty and Melissa Caruso, among others, and on a list that I must say is delightfully jam packed with women. I am so thankful to the SFF bloggers who nominated my book in the first place as one of their favourites of the year, and to all of you wonderful people who voted on the longlist. It is honestly such an honour to be there. I’ve never been on an award list for anything I’ve written before!

And I really cannot overstate how cool it is that the prize is AN ACTUAL ENGRAVED KNIFE. LOOK AT THIS BEAUTY!!

I’m not above asking for your help to win that baby. 🙂

Voting on the shortlist is open until Wednesday 31 October and just as with the longlist it is free, easy and requires no sign up. Vote here: Booknest.eu 2018 Fantasy Awards. 

But hey, don’t just vote for me!* There are also amazing books in mine and the other categories that are worth your attention and votes, and one of my lovely publishers (Tor) is up for best imprint.  I will say though that TOLKIEN is on the best novel list but guys he really doesn’t need the knife any more, so don’t throw your vote away there. 🙂

Thanks again to Petros and the team at Booknest and everyone who’s participated so far.


* If it isn’t clear, though, I am definitely asking you to in fact vote for me. There are no repurcussions if you don’t, of course, but not a single person who voted for me on the longlist has been eaten by a shark, and all I’m saying is that I like those odds.

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