Best Indie Books 2012 Finalists Announced

The Kindle Book Review has announced the finalists for its annual Best Indie Books Award, and Michigan author Chris Stralyn made the cut – with her debut novel, This Time You Lose.
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Sept. 1, 2012 - PRLog -- The Best Indie Books 2012 Award is given to the best independent and small press Kindle books published between April 1, 2011 and April 1, 2012.  The Kindle Book Review site states,

“We are simply looking for the very best indie books out there. We are judging quality of writing, quality of plot, and quality of eBook formatting (a complete professional product). The judging team is comprised of our most critical and avid reviewers, so only the best will make it through. If you want to be a winner, you must grab our attention and keep it from the beginning. If you do not hook us, we will close your book. ”

Finalists were announced September 1st, 2012 in each of the categories listed below.

•   Mystery/Thriller
•   Romance
•   Suspense/Horror
•   Literary Fiction
•   Sci-fi/Fantasy
•   YA

Entered in the suspense/horror category, This Time You Lose is the suspense driven story of one woman’s struggle to survive when she and the children she cares for become victims of a home invasion gone terribly wrong.

Author Chris Stralyn explains: "In This Time You Lose, Lisa Kaamp operates a small childcare business out of her home in Nogeksum, Michigan. Highly respected and known for going the extra mile for her daycare kids, she thinks she’s handled every daycare emergency possible. But nothing prepares her for the horror she now faces.

Lisa finds herself bound and gagged, four strange men in her home, and the daycare children held hostage in the next room. Terrorized by her captors as the authorities work to meet the ransom deadline, she tries negotiating with the men for the release of the children, but soon realizes they have no intention of letting anyone go. With the deadline approaching, Lisa must do the unimaginable to protect the children and get everyone out alive."

An intense thriller, This Time You Lose has been read and reviewed around the world. With almost 200 reviews collected from various reader review sites around the globe, This Time You Lose is quickly becoming a must read phenomenon.  

To learn more about Chris Stralyn and This Time You Lose, visit:

twitter: @chrisstralyn
video trailer:

To view all of the Best Indie Books Finalists, visit The Kindle Book Review website.

Winners of the Best Indie Books Award will be announced on October 1, 2012.
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