YouWriteOn.com Book of the Year Award Winners 2013
Many congratulations to the YouWriteOn Book of The Year Award Winners 2013 - displayed below with book excerpts to view. YouWriteOn.com 2013 Overall Winner 'A Kill in the Morning' by Graeme Shimmin joins the previous YouWriteOn book award winners who have achieved mainstream publishing successes. Graeme will be published in 2014 by Transworld, publisher of authors such as Terry Pratchett and Dan Brown.
Graeme sends the following thanks to his youwriteon reviewers for their feedback: “I did find the YouWriteOn process useful and changed the first few chapters quite substantially based on the feedback I received. It was also a big morale boost when I won the Book of the Month. If you want to get published, your first draft is just one step in the process; the next is getting feedback and really listening it. I found YouWriteOn to be the best critique website and I improved the opening chapters of my novel substantially based on the reviews I received. YouWriteOn helped me get published, no question.”
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The YouWriteOn Book Awards 2013
1. Overall Winner A Kill in the Morning Author : Graeme Shimmin
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Read Feed: "I don’t like killing, but I’m good at it. Murder isn't so bad from a distance, just shapes in my sight. Close up work though, the garrotte around the neck, the knife in the heart, it’s not for me. Too much empathy, that’s my problem. Usually. But not today. Today is different. "
Genre : Novel, Thriller
An alternate history espionage thriller set in the fifties, during a cold war between Britain and Nazi Germany. Driven by revenge, a rogue British agent attempts to assassinate notorious Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich, but, on reaching Heydrich’s lair, everything he thinks he knows about the world is brought into question.
2. Title : The Grape's Joy Author : Patrick Hilyer Genre : Mystery, Novel, General Fiction
Read Feed: "I wondered, as I often did in my darker moments, when the third death would strike. These things always come in threes, like the chimes of the angelus that rang clearly over the empty valley to announce midday."
Jeanne Valeix is the owner of a struggling winery in Saint-Emilion. A handful of people will change her life completely. But not all her visitors are who they claim to be. All she needs to do is find out who's telling the truth, rescue her business and solve a murder.
3. Title : French Train Author : Pat Dobie Genre : Historical, Literary Fiction, Novel
Read Feed: "“It’s the visa stamps,” Ferguson said. “Look. Here’s my name.” He pointed with a smudged and trembling finger. The light was not dim after all. Now that his eyes had adjusted he could see the individual hairs on the backs of the agent’s hands and the ridges on his thumbnails."
Alec Ferguson desperately needs a fresh start, and he's got one: an assignment to cover the 1889 Paris International Exhibition. Things go wrong, however, when Ferguson meets an old friend and becomes embroiled with the ruthless and amoral Thomas Edison in a race to patent the world’s first motion-picture camera.
4. Title : To Butcher: To Bleed Author : R. J. Brown Genre : Crime, Historical, Mystery, Novel
Read Feed: "My aunt knew better than anyone that once a man discovers a few unexpected gems within a whore’s mind he can’t wait to get inside her knickers to find out what might be lurking up there too."
It's 1888 and a British government agent is slaughtering women in London's East End. His aim? To implicate Irish leader, Parnell, in horrific Fenian crimes. Prostitute, Rosa Moran, is at the centre of the intrigue, fighting to preserve Ireland’s hopes of Home Rule as well as her own life.
5. Title : Becoming Jack Author : Jonathan Skinner Genre : Novel, General Fiction
Read Feed: "Jack would be a neurosurgeon or a bullion dealer, dating models called Trixie or Selina. Or living off goat meat in the desert while disabling nuclear missiles. Or splashing around in a frogsuit tracking Russian submarines. Jack certainly wouldn't be ironing his underpants. Or living in Dulwich."
Bored with his mediocre existence and dismal prospects, Roger Broadbent decides he no longer wants to be Roger Broadbent. But is it possible to wipe out all traces of his current life and metamorphose into somebody else? Inspiring role models are thin on the ground. Until Roger remembers Jack…