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The 2012 USA Best Book Awards (Part 4)


Originally posted on USA Book News

E-book: Mystery/Thriller/Adventure

WINNER
Book Title: The Shooting Case
Author: Cliff Terrell
Publisher:Life Force Books
ISBN: 978-0-9792331-7-4

Finalist: Butcher of Dreams by Kay Williams & Eileen Wyman – Calliope Press – 978-09847799-2-5
Finalist: Depth of Deception (A Titanic Murder Mystery) by Alexander Galant – Alexander Galant Entertainment Inc. – 978-0-9879835-0-3

E-book: Non-Fiction

WINNER
Book Title: Four Percent: The Story of Uncommon Youth in a Century of American Life
Author: Michael S. Malone
Publisher: WindRush Publishing
ISBN: 978-098590970-3

Finalist: Maria’s Duck Tales: Wildlife Stories From My Garden by Maria Daddino – Llumina Press – 978-1-60594.341-1

E-books: Historical Fiction

WINNER
Book Title: Toxic Distortions
Author: Teddy Goldstein
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN:978-1456336684

Education/Academic: General

WINNER
Book Title: The Refractive Thinker®: Vol VII: Social Responsibility, edited
Author:Dr. Cheryl Lentz
Publisher: The Refractive Thinking® Press
ISBN: 978-0-9840054-2-0

Finalist: Musculoskeletal Anatomy Simplified by Dan Balewick – Mus Publishing – 978-0-9831797-9-5
Finalist: Reasoning with Numbers: Mastering the Thinking Skills That Make Math Fun and Easy to Learn by Brandon Royal – Maven Publishing – 978-1-897393-65-9
Finalist: TeenCoder: Java Programming by Homeschool Programming, Inc. – Homeschool Programming, Inc. – 978-0-9830749-4-6

Education/Academic: Teaching

WINNER
Book Title: The Consumer Learner: Emerging Expectations of a Customer Service Mentality in Post-Secondary Education
Author: Dr. Gillian Silver & Dr. Cheryl Lentz
Publisher: Pensiero Press
ISBN: 978-0-9828740-4-2

Finalist: The Complete Guide to Business School Presenting: What Your Professors Don’t Tell You…What You Absolutely Must Know by Stanley K. Ridgley, PhD – Anthem Press – 978-0-85728-514-0
Finalist: The Fine Line Between ADHD and Kinesthetic Learners: 197 Kinesthetic Activities to Quickly Improve Reading, Memory, and Learning in Just 10 Weeks: The Ultimate Parent Handbook for ADHD, ADD, and Kinesthetic Learners by Ricki Linksman – National Reading Diagnostics Institute and Keys Learning – 978-1928997375
Finalist: The Kinetic Classroom by Renee Heiss – CreateSpace – 978-1466241558

Fiction: African American

WINNER
Book Title: Love in a Carry-on Bag
Author: Sadeqa Johnson
Publisher: 12th Street Press
ISBN: 978-0-9847289-0-9

Finalist: Eye Candy by Frederick Germaine – F. Germaine Publishing – 978-0615623757
Finalist: Tribes of Time by Jaymes E. Terry – CreateSpace – 978-1469910758
Finalist: Wife 101 By A’ndrea J. Wilson – Divine Garden Press – 978-1466298750

Fiction: Anthologies

WINNER
Book Title: 7 Hours
Author: Mike Dellosso, Rene Gutteridge, Travis Thrasher, Tom Pawlik, Ronie Kendig, James Andrew Wilson, Robin Parrish
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
ISBN: 978-1-4143-7477-2

Finalist: Chiral Mad: Anthology of Psychological Horror edited by Michael Bailey – Written Backwards – 978-1-4791-5243-8
Finalist: Oddities & Entities by Roland Allnach – All Things That Matter Press – 978-0985006648

Fiction: Chick Lit/Women’s Lit

WINNER
Book Title: Motherless Child
Author: Marianne Langner Zeitlin
Publisher: Zephyr Press
ISBN: 978-0-9832970-5-5

Finalist: All the Difference by Kaira Rouda – Real You Publishing Group – 978-0-9849151-2-5
Finalist: Butterfly Messages by Jamie Elizabeth Tingen – Jamie Elizabeth Tingen – 978-1-466446816
Finalist: Death By Bridle: A Josiah Reynolds Mystery by Abigail Keam – Worker Bee Press – 978-1-4675-1735-5
Finalist: Feeding Mrs. Moskowitz and The Caregiver by Barbara Pokras and Fran Pokras Yariv – Syracuse University Press – 978-0-8156-0978-0
Finalist: Momnesia by Lori Verni-Fogarsi – Brickstone Publishing – 978-0-9840284-6-7
Finalist: Who’s Got the Money? by Meredith Holland and Morgan St. James – Oak Tree Press – 978-1-61009-119-0

Fiction: Cross Genre

WINNER
Book Title: The Last Will and Testament of Lemuel Higgins
Author: Patrick James O’Connor
Publisher: Blackbriar Press
ISBN: 978-0-9830299-1-5

Finalist: Birthright: Book One in the Shepherd’s Moon Saga by J. Anne Fullerton – Outskirts Press – 978-1-4327-9459-0
Finalist: Blood Fest: Cursing Fate by Pepper O’Neal – Black Opal Books – 978-1-937329-24-2
Finalist: Girl Unmoored by Jennifer Gooch Hummer – Fiction Studio Books – 978-193655830-8
Finalist: Privacy Wars: A Cybertech Thriller by John D. Trudel – CreateSpace – 978-0983588634
Finalist: Race from the Finish by Diane T. Dignan – Abbott Press – 978-1-4582-0565-0

Fiction: Erotica

WINNER
Book Title: Exultation: Erotic Tales of Divine Union
Author: Jacqueline Sa
Publisher: Roots & Legends
ISBN: 978-0-9840324-0-2

Finalist: Her Twisted Pleasures by Amelia James – Evolved Publishing – 978-1622538140

Fiction: Fantasy

WINNER
Book Title: Deliverance: Mortal Path Book 3
Author: Dakota Banks
Publisher: Harper Voyager
ISBN: 978-0062049988

Finalist: Progenitor: Palak and the Sky Gods (Vol. I) by Patrick T. German – CreateSpace – 978-147758383678
Finalist: Sagaria by John Dahlgren – EDM (Editions Didier Millet) – 978-981-4260-52-7
Finalist: Secret of the Songshell by Brian Tashima – Prism Valley Press – 978-0615648156
Finalist: Tamechactee: Arrow Soul by Joseph M. Landing, Jr. – Dog Ear Publishing – 978-1-4575-0836-3
Finalist: Valley of Dust by Karoleen Vry Brucks – Xlibris – 978-1-4771-2534-2

Fiction: Gay & Lesbian

WINNER
Book Title: The Indelible Heart
Author: Marianne K. Martin
Publisher: Bywater Books
ISBN: 978-1-932859-77-5

Finalist: The Ghosts of Stonewall by Alderin Ordell – CreateSpace – 978-1475066852

Fiction: General

WINNER
Book Title: Hollywood Buckaroo
Author: Tracy Debrincat
Publisher: Black Lawrence Press
ISBN: 978-0-9828766-8-8

Finalist: Crossing Oceans by Gina Holmes – Tyndale House – 978-1-4143-3305-2
Finalist: One Foot in the Black: A Wildland Firefighter’s Story by Kurt Kamm – MCM Publications – 978-0-9798551-5-3
Finalist: Serenity by Tom Bleakley – Word Association – 978-1-59571-798-6
Finalist: Six Bits by Michael Ringering – Autumn Leaf Publishers – 978-1-936314-59-1
Finalist: The Last Newspaperman by Mark Di Ionno – Plexus Publishing, Inc. – 978-0-937548-74-5

Fiction: Graphic Novel

WINNER
Book Title: Anne Steelyard, The Garden of Emptiness: A Thousand Waters- Book 3
Author: Barbara Hambly
Publisher: Penny-Farthing Press
ISBN: 978-0-9842143-4-1

Finalist: Luci Phurr’s Imps – A Children’s Story for Grown Ups: A Hard Daemon’s Night, Book 1 by Dale Mettam – Penny-Farthing Press – 978-0-9842143-2-7

Fiction: Historical

WINNER
Book Title: The Whip
Author: Karen Kondazian
Publisher: Hansen Publishing Group
ISBN: 978-1-60182-302-1

Finalist: Altamont Augie by Richard Barager – Interloper Press – 978-0-9830661-0-1
Finalist: Maps of Fate by Reid Lance Rosenthal – Rockin SR Publishing – 978-0-9821576-3-3
Finalist: The Power and the Glory by William C. Hammond – Naval Institute Press – 978-1612510521
Finalist: To Kill the Duke by Sam Moffie – CreateSpace – 978-1-4611-4706-0
Finalist: To Serve a King by Donna Russo Morin – Kensington Publishing – 978-0758246813

Fiction: Horror

WINNER
Book Title: Code Blood
Author: Kurt Kamm
Publisher: MCM Publications
ISBN: 978-0-9798851-3-9

Finalist: Oddities & Entities by Roland Allnach – All Things That Matter Press – 978-0985006648
Finalist: The Book of Paul by Richard Long – Open Eyes – 978-0615648644

Fiction: Literary

WINNER
Book Title: Other Oceans: Book Two of the Hook & Jill Saga
Author: Andrea Jones
Publisher: Reginetta Press
ISBN: 978-0-9823714-0-4

Finalist: An American Children’s Crusade by Patricia Weenolsen – Rubythroat Press, LLC –
978-1-935420-08-8
Finalist: Motherless Child by Marianne Langner Zeitlin – Zephyr Press – 978-0-9832970-5-5
Finalist: The Glister Journals: Bronze by B.B. Shepherd – China Blue Publishing – 978-0982893609
Finalist: The Last Will and Testament of Lemuel Higgins by Patrick James O’Connor – Blackbriar Press – 978-0-9830299-1-5
Finalist: Whispering Tides: A touching, funny and memorable tale set in Savannah by Guido Mattioni – CreateSpace – 978-1469934815

Fiction: Multicultural

WINNER
Book Title: Shadow on the Wall (The Sandstorm Chronicles #1)
Author: Pavarti K. Tyler
Publisher: Fighting Monkey Press
ISBN: 978-0983876908

Finalist: Methuselah’s Pillar by W.G. Griffiths – Headline Books, Inc. – 978-0938467410
Finalist: Secret History of the Cherokees by Deborah L. Duvall, Murv Jacob and James Murray – Indian Territory Press – 978-0983266204
Finalist: Two Destitutes: Cold and Darkness by Giorgio Germont – Sarah Book Publishing – 978-1-61456-019-7
Finalist: Writ of Mandamus by Rick Robinson – Headline Books, Inc. – 978-0-938467359

Fiction: Mystery/Suspense

WINNER
Book Title: Sapphire Trails
Author: Marilyn Jax
Publisher: Beaver’s Pond Press
ISBN: 978-1-59298-506-7

Finalist: Code Blood by Kurt Kamm – MCM Publications – 978-0-9798851-3-9
Finalist: Death By Bridle: A Josiah Reynolds Mystery by Abigail Keam – Worker Bee Press – 978-1-4675-1735-5
Finalist: God’s Eye by A.J. Scudiere – Griffyn Ink – 978-0-9799510-8-4
Finalist: Phoenix by A.J. Scudiere – Griffyn Ink – 978-1-937996-06-2
Finalist: Vicki’s Key by P.M. Terrell – Drake Valley Press – 978-1-935970-03-3

Fiction: New Age

WINNER
Book Title: Lady Grace
Author: Sandy Nathan
Publisher: Vilasa Press
ISBN: 978-1-937927-00-4

Finalist: Among The Cloud Dwellers by Giuliana Sica – Gemellipress – 978-0-9821023-3-6
Finalist: Dreamer’s Island by Gretchen Hummel – iUniverse – 978-1-4620-4483-2
Finalist: Splintered Light by Lee Denning – Twilight Times Books – 978-1-60619-020-3

Fiction: Religious

WINNER
Book Title: Dry as Rain
Author: Gina Holmes
Publisher: Tyndale House
ISBN: 978-1-4143-3306-9

Finalist: Apocalypsis by Lecon J. Murphy – Outskirts Press – 978-1-4327-9546-7
Finalist: Bees In The Butterfly Garden by Maureen Lang – Tyndale House – 978-1-4143-6446-9

The 2012 USA Best Book Awards (Part 1)
The 2012 USA Best Book Awards (Part 2)
The 2012 USA Best Book Awards (Part 3)
The 2012 USA Best Book Awards (Part 4)
The 2012 USA Best Book Awards (Part 5)
The 2012 USA Best Book Awards (Part 6)
The 2012 USA Best Book Awards (Part 7 – Final)

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