PRISM 2021 – Double Placed

I am thrilled to announce that I had 2 BOOKs place in the 2021 PRISM AWARDS!!!

The Blood King (Inferno Rising #2) placed 2nd in Dark Paranormal

Try As I Smite (Brimstone Inc. #4) placed 3rd in Novella

The PRISM Award is a prestigious contest held annually by the fabulous Fantasy, Futuristic, & Paranormal (FF&P) chapter of Romance Writers of America (RWA). The contest is for published paranormal romance authors in multiple paranormal romance categories, plus the ‘Best First Book’ and ‘Best Book’ awards. All books are judged by peers in the paranormal romance genre, which makes it that much more special to me.

This year, I was thrilled to learn that I’m a double finalist! The Blood King is the second book in my Inferno Rising series. The Rogue King (book #1) placed 2nd in Dark Paranormal Romance last year, with The Rookie (Fire’s Edge #2) placing 1st in the same category. And Try As I Smite is in the same series as The Demigod Complex which placed 2nd in Novella in 2017. So wonderful to continue to see readers/judges enjoying all these series!

I was also thrilled to see the names of several friends and some of my favorite books of the year in the finalists list! Huge congrats to all the finalists in the various categories! And hooray!


Winners are listed below. List also posted on the FF&P website

Dark Paranormal

PRISM Winner (tie): Ancient Enemy by Katie Reus

PRISM Winner (tie): Ancient Protector by Katie Reus

2nd Place: The Blood King (Inferno Rising #2) by Abigail Owen

3rd Place: Hellishly Ever After by Nadine Mutas


PRISM Winner: The Longing of Lone Wolves by Lana Pecherczyk

2nd Place: Demon’s Bane by India Powers

3rd Place: Bones of Earth by Elizabeth Schechter

Light Paranormal

PRISM Winner: Till Demon Do Us Part by AE Jones

2nd Place: Bishop’s Gambit by McKenna Dean

3rd Place: Priceless by Catherine Stein


PRISM Winner: Salvation by Cassie Laelyn

2nd Place: The Daughter’s Duty by Claire Leggett

3rd Place: Try As I Smite by Abigail Owen

Sci Fi & Futuristic

PRISM Winner: Defending the Galaxy by Maria V. Snyder

2nd Place: Tin Man by Ava Cuvay

3rd Place (tie): Lust by Lana Pecherczyk

3rd Place (tie): Captured by V. K. Ludwig

Best First Book

Demon’s Bane by India Powers

Best of the Best

Defending the Galaxy by Maria V. Snyder

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