2012 Readers Choice Award

It is my distinct honor to announce that SNOWBLIND has been voted the best novella of 2012 by the people who matter most: the readers. You can check it out HERE. My congratulations to Tim Curran and Ronald Malfi for their killer work and for what was undoubtedly a brutal decision for the voters. And to all of my friends and readers…THANK YOU! None of this is possible without you!



The DarkFuse Readers Choice Award is voted on exclusively by book club members (hardcover & Kindle). This is a truly unique award not governed by a panel, fueled by a social popularity campaign or lobbied for by the authors.  It is voted on by those who matter most, which are the readers.

Each quarter every book club member receives an e-ballot to vote on which book they felt was superior that quarter as judged by the quality of the fiction. The winners of all 4 quarters are then added to a final ballot which is again sent to all book club members.  The author whose book is the reader’s choice winner, receives:

  • Cash prize
  • Engraved award
  • Promotional Focus / Push


DarkFuse editors receive 400-600 manuscripts per year.  24 are given contracts.  4 are voted into the final ballot by book club members.  And only 1 is chosen by the readers to be the best.

Past Nominees & Winners

2011—Best Novella
Dreams the Ragman by Greg F. Gifune—WINNER
It Drinks Blood by J. F Gonzalez—Nominee
Fear Me by Tim Curran—Nominee
Olden by James Newman—Nominee

2012—Best Novella
Snowblind by Michael McBride—WINNER
The Underdwelling by Tim Curran—Nominee
After the Fade by Ronald Malfi—Nominee
Puppet Graveyard by Tim Curran—Nominee

4 thoughts on “2012 Readers Choice Award”

  1. Much congrats my friend! It is very well deserved. Tim and Ronald are favorites of mine and published great stories as well. But Snowblind was fantastic! 🙂

  2. congratulations. I have most of your books and missed this one.. so will get it added to my library

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