Press Release: The Dazzling Darkness Wins Medal in Readers’ Favorite Competition

The Dazzling Darkness, by Paula Cappa

The Dazzling Darkness Dazzles Readers & Wins a Medal in Readers’ Favorite Book Award Competition

The Dazzling Darkness, a dark horror novel by New York author Paula Cappa, recently was awarded a bronze medal in the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, in the Supernatural category.

October 3, 2014MILWAUKEECrispin Books is pleased to announce that The Dazzling Darkness has been selected for a bronze medial in the Readers’ Favorite Book of the Year Award in the Supernatural Fiction category.

The Dazzling Darkness is a supernatural horror novel by New York author Paula Cappa, set in Concord, Massachusetts, the historical home of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Louisa May Alcott. The story, set in modern times, involves an ancient secret buried beneath the haunting statues of Old Willow Cemetery in Concord.

The book was originally published as an ebook by the author, and was picked up for print publication by Crispin Books in November 2013 to provide wider access for readers. Cappa’s work has won a fan base among fans of literary horror, in a long tradition reaching from Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson, H.P. Lovecraft, Mary Shelley, and Bram Stoker to today’s novelists such as Elizabeth Hand, Peter Straub, and others.

“Fast-paced, sensually-vivid novel with an uncommon take on Transcendentalism . . .  with a stunning conclusion.”
– Amy Belding Brown, Mr. Emerson’s Wife

“The spirit of Dan Brown meets the darkest ruminations of Ralph Waldo Emerson . . . sending a shiver down your spine.”
– Jonathan Stone, author of the Julian Palmer mysteries

For more information or to order the book ($16.95, trade softcover, 286 pages):

Readers’ Favorite is a program for book awards and reviews for recent titles worthy of greater attention from readers, reviewers, libraries, and bookstores. Founded by Debra Gaynor, a member of the National Book Critics Circle and the National Education Association, it sponsors an annual book award to highlight outstanding works of fiction and nonfiction. The prizes will be awarded in Miami, at a ceremony taking place in the same site and time as the prestigious Miami Book Fair, in late November.

Paula Cappa is also the author of Night Sea Journey: A Tale of the Supernatural, and her short stories have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies. She lives in Pound Ridge, New York.

Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Crispin Books is a sibling imprint of Crickhollow Books, a quality indie press that publishes diverse titles for adults and young readers. For more information, contact Philip Martin, editorial director, at the Crickhollow Books/Crispin Books website:

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