Dead Love: Stoker Awards

Oh, the time has come! It’s the “Horror Oscars” and Dead Love is up for the big award for Superior Achievement in a Novel category, along with Horns by Joe Hill, Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry, Apocalypse of the Dead by Joe McKinney, Dweller by Jeff Strand, and A Dark Matter by Peter Straub.

Surely you have already about Dead Love being up for a “bloody big award” in Anneli Rufus’s East Bay Express column a few months back:

All of these nominees were published by megapublishers except for Dweller, which is out from Dark Regions Press, and Dead Love, which was published by Berkeley indie outfit Stone Bridge Press.

The book begins as its narrator, Erin, steps off a plane at Tokyo’s Narita Airport ‘in my short, jade-green sheath and six-inch stiletto heels … my purplish-brown hair up in a French twist.’ Little does she know that soon she will be very nearly made into a zombie and will be pursued across several continents by a lovelorn shape-shifting ghoul, that ‘darkest and dankest of the beings,’ a corpse-eating ‘supernatural low-life,’ as revealed in an EBX profile …”

The big awards banquet is Saturday night and you can watch it live online at 9:30pm EST.

Naturally, Dead Love is the darkest horse, but that doesn’t spook any of this undead crew. Besides, the book is coming out in other countries already and we think a movie deal can’t be too far away … or so the Chinese psychic, Mr. Zhou, told us.

—Erin Orison, DEAD LOVE/the Daily Slice


  • Jobiggar

    The darkest horse, but who does dark better than the amazing lWM? Let’s keep all fingers and toes crossed, whilst trying to hang on to them in the face of some errant zombie with the munchies. Go DEAD LOVE!

  • Elizabeth Weaver

    GOOD LUCK, Linda!!!