Patrick Spiker

Fiction Flash-Off: And The Winner Is…

So you flashed us with your fiction and we’re ready to announce the winners. After reading through the top 15 entries (that were chosen from 138 entries!) and the 12 nominated wildcard entries (totaling at 27 entries to choose the winners from), the BookRix Team of Judges was finally able to choose the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. But let me tell you – it was not an easy task. All of the entries were written by talented and creative authors, making our decision that much more difficult. In the end, we had to include three Honorable Mentions to show you just how hard it was to judge this contest. Congratulations to the winners and to everyone else who participated – you are all fantastic!

Here are your top three winners. Make sure you take the time to read them and leave a comment.


The 1st place winner, who is walking away with a $300 Amazon gift card, is Patrick Spiker (goffer23) with Stricken.

A storm is ravaging a quiet country meadow. For the two freezing, terrified girls running though it, however,the storm is the least of their problems.


The 2nd place winner, who is proud to have a $200 Amazon gift card headed his way, is Patrick Sean Lee (felixthecat) with Valeriya.

On the morning of July 17, 1874, the Royal family awaits their individual fates. The day before, the revolutionary party commandant had decreed their deaths, but a plea by Emperor Stanislaus will possibly save them.


The 3rd place winner, already planning how to spend a $100 Amazon gift card, is Bram Floria (crosswaysnet) with The Appointment.

A new man, with a new outlook on life…












And here are your three honorable mentions:



















To find out who else was in the top 15, click HERE.
To see all of the contest participants, click HERE.
To view the other wildcard entries, click HERE.

$4-Tastic: Going Strong! Get Your eBook On



BookRix is pleased to say that our self publishing packages are flying off our virtual shelves this month due to our birthday promo $4-Tastic! We’re glad to see so many of you taking advantage of this 90% off offer and using it to make your ‘author dreams’ come true. It’s inspiring! Keep up the good work and don’t forget to plug your eBook in our community as well as Facebook and Twitter. Publishing your book is a huge accomplishment! Just make sure you’re marketing yourself as well. Everyone should be able to get their hands (or eyes!) on it.

Looking for some new indie material to tickle your fancy? Check out these gems from our BookRix members:

Truthful LiesWhat happens when you discover that the one person you have decided to give the rest of your life to, isn’t who you thought they were? Scott was finally prepared to take the leap. The ring was in his pocket. All he needed was the perfect night. However, on his way to pick her up that perfect night, he discovers that Meghan may not want the same things he does. Left with a ring and a difficult decision, Scott must consider what happens when you are not your one and only’s one or only.Check out Truthful Lies by Heather M. Borger



Eyes of the InnocentOne year ago, she was a happy girl with a life of privilege and adventure. Now she lives in a tent, on the run from the man who helped murder her family. She is haunted by mistakes she cannot change, memories she wants to erase, and a truth so shocking that it turned her life into a nightmare. Read though this fictional book by Patrick Spiker titled Eyes of the Innocent





Windswept HeartsAnna Sanchez, a recent college graduate, has inherited the family cattle ranch. Having promised her mother she would take care of it, she is now faced with a tough choice. She is a city girl, and running a cattle business certainly isn’t in her plans. Windswept Hearts is a contemporary western romance by Robynn Gabel





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