BLOOD SACRAMENTS (which, as you may know, includes my short story "Lifeblood") was 2010 Book of the Year Award finalist for Horror Fiction by ForeWord Reviews. (For the complete list of nominees in horror, check here.) To quote from their website, the awards "were established to bring increased attention to librarians and booksellers of the literary and graphic achievements of independent publishers and their authors. ForeWord is the only review trade journal devoted exclusively to books from independent houses."
Looking through the other categories, there are a number of nominees from my publisher, Bold Strokes Books. I'm always encouraged when LGBT fiction gets noticed and recognized for its relevance and quality beyond its own niche market.
Congratulations to Todd Gregory, the editor of BLOOD SACRAMENTS, and to Radclyffe, the president of Bold Strokes. This is great news!