Chapter of Excellence Winners

Congratulations to all winners 
of the Chapter of Excellence awards!

Every writer knows that their first chapter can make or break their story. You simply never get a second chance to make a first impression. From an amazing selection of books, these openings scored the highest points amongst our judges. 

They are so captivating that readers can't help but turn the page and dive into the worlds these authors created. So go ahead, click on their Amazon links, take a "look inside" and see why they're award-winning chapters and prologues! (And then hit BUY! 😉 )

 

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JOINED

by Mara Gan
(Young Adult)

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LIGHTS OUT

by Melissa Groeling
(Mystery, Thriller & Suspense)
*$250 Grand Prize Winner 

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HALLOWED EVE

by Suza Kates
(Romance)

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POP TRAVEL

by Tara Tyler
(Sci-fi/ Dystopian)

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ELEMENTAL
(The Light Bringer Saga, Book 1)

by Brandon Ax
(Urban Fantasy)
*Podcast Interview Grand Prize Winner

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 TWISTED
(Twisted, Book 1)

by Lola Smirnova
(New Adult/18+/LGBT)

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A DEBT OF SURVIVAL

by L.F. Falconer
(Horror/ Dark Fiction)

 

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THE NEWSTEAD PROJECT 
(Newstead Saga, Book 1)

by Melanie Schulz
(Paranormal / Supernatural)

 

GOLD AWARD WINNERS

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 TRAIN TO GLORY 
(Glory: A Civil War Series, Book 2)

by Lisa Y. Potocar
(Young Adult)

 

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A DRAGON AT THE GATE
(The New Aeneid Cycle, Book 3)

by Michael G. Munz
(Sci-fi/ Dystopian)

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THE CHOSEN KNIGHTS 
(Secret Knights Book 1)

by Mary Ting
(Urban Fantasy)

 

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MIDNIGHT OWL
(Joe Leverette Mystery Series, Book 1)

by Viv Drewa
(Mystery, Thriller & Suspense)

 

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THE MOON SHINES RED 
(Heart of Darkness, Book 1)

by Pamela Sparkman
(Fantasy)

 

THE SEDUCTION AT HALLOWEEN HOUSE

by JX Ryder
(New Adult /18+/LGBT)
*Table Grand Prize Winner

 

SILVER AWARD WINNERS

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EMANCIPATION
(Pen Pals and Serial Killers, Book 1)

by Jo Michaels
(Mystery, Thriller & Suspense)

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THE BLOOD WILL DRY

by Kate L. Mary
(Sci-fi / Dystopian)

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FALLEN TO GRACE 
(Celestial Downfall, Book 1)

by A.J. Flowers
(Young Adult)

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JOURNEY OF THE FOURTH QUEEN 
(The Empyrical Tales)

by Mark Miller
(Fantasy)

15 comments

  1. Wow. . .I was shocked and truly humbled to see my book listed alongside so many other wonderful books!!!! Thank you Writers After Dark (S.K Anthony & Raymond Esposito) for hosting this contest and giving us authors a chance to showcase our books. Just love your website too!

    1. That barista has us very scared . . . we’ve been brewing our own coffees for a while now. LOL. Congrats again and congrats on winning the Grand Prize! 🙂

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