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Almost Mortal receives three awards at the Chanticleer International Book Awards

Almost Mortal receives three awards at the Chanticleer International Book Awards, April 1, 2017. Grand Prize for Paranormal Fiction, First place in Mystery Category for Legal Thrillers, and First place in Fantasy Category for Magic.


Chancellor Book Awards Official List

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Almost Mortal is still holding strong

Chris Leibig’s novel Almost Mortal is still holding strong on Amazon Best Sellers in three separate categories (having hit as the Number One legal thriller for three days last week). It has now holding in the top 25 in the categories of Legal Thrillers, Supernatural fiction, and Paranormal fiction. Almost Mortal is also nominated in three separate categories for Best Book of 2016 at the Chanticleer International Book Awards – Awards Ceremony this Saturday, April 1 at 8 pm in Bellingham, Washington. Paranormal Short List, Fantasy Short List, Mystery Short List.

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Chris Leibig’s novel Almost Mortal short-listed for Chanticleer International Book Wards

Chris Leibig’s novel Almost Mortal short-listed for Chanticleer International Book Wards in three separate categories – Mystery, Paranormal, and Fantasy. Awards ceremony in Bellingham Washington on April 1, 2017.
Paranormal Book Award for Supernatural Fiction — Semi-Finalist
Ozma Book Award for Fantasy Fiction — Semi-Finalist
Clue Book Awards for Suspense and Thriller Fiction — Semi-Finalist

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Summer by the Well

You gotta stop trying to reinvent the wheel

He obviously thought the comment had something to do with why I was in so much trouble but it only got me thinking about the summer the wheels came off my chuck wagon.

It was the summer when Sue Ann finally let loose on the lady from the peanut shop and there was no catching hold of what came oozing out after. Sue Ann had come alone and brought us beautiful music while oiling her strong wooden bow by the edge of the woods. She was our mystic craftsman and us all thinking it was the advent of a nice new time and not scene one of a scary two-scene bit. Turned out Sue Ann was never an artist but an archer and I screamed

Turned out Sue Ann was never an artist but an archer and I screamed liar liar as we all froze when the music stopped and my heart sank down and down like a stone that’ll never hit bottom. Strangest part now is that even though Sue Ann never was playin’ any music I’ve been hungry ever since. Kerplunk.

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Next Up: Appearing October 1 at Browse About Books – Come Join Us!

browseabout700_0I’ll be signing copies of Almost Mortal on Saturday, October 1, from 3 until 5 PM. at Browse About Books, 133 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. You can visit this link for more info: http://www.browseaboutbooks.com/event/chris-leibig-almost-mortal

Author-Chris-Leibig-in-FairfaxAbout Almost Mortal

Emerging criminal defense attorney Sam Young has always known he had a gift. Or a curse. Minor psychic abilities, he sometimes thinks. Sam is hired by an attractive young nun, Camille Paradisi, to help discover the identity of a serial killer before her Pastor is exposed for not having turned in the man after a confession – thereby allowing another murder to occur. While Sam’s psychic abilities seemingly enhance as he investigates the case, he quickly learns that the enigmatic Camille is not telling him everything.

Camille asks Sam to read sections of an old journal anonymously mailed to the Church which she tells him she believes may have been authored by the killer/confessor. The journal purports to tell the life story of a man with mind control and other special powers who claims to be a descendant of the fallen angels cast of out heaven by God.

Sam ponders its relation to the case while using his legal and investigative skills to establish the identity of the killer. As he learns more about the murders, the mystery author, and Camille, Sam begins to realize the so called “Rosslyn Ripper” case may have implications beyond his imagination – including about his own past.

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On the Book Signing Trail with Chris

Here are a few scenes from the Charlottesville Barnes & Noble book signing on September 17th. Next up Rehobeth Beach on October 1!

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Cool to see one’s name and book cover when you walk into Barnes & Noble – Thank you, Charlottesville!

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Meet Almost Mortal’s official youngest fan!

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Okay, so maybe mom will read it, too…

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Book fans are the BEST fans… Ask any reader!

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Back in the signing seat. It’s a great place for an author to be, I can tell you…

Also, enjoy this article recently posted… And I look forward to seeing you at my next stop!

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