Below is the email I received notifying me that the book of my heart is nominated in Paranormal.  I hope that everyone will take a minute to vote for Sinners' Opera (cover by Elise Trissel)
Dear Linda Nightingale,
Because your book, Sinner's Opera, received the high review rating of a 4 star or better, it has continued to the second, public voting phase for the 2014 RONE Awards.  In this phase the readers will be narrowing down the contestants to  4 - 6 finalists in each genre by choosing the books they love best. 
This is to inform you that your book’s genre is open for voting from March 31 - April 6,2014!  It will only be open for votes for exactly one week, so it is extremely important that you let all your friends and fans know!  We would hate to think a superior quality book was lost only because people were unaware of the time limit,  so we are including the link for voting so you can pass it along!
The finalists in this round will then be read and judged by a group of professionals in the industry to determine the very best in indie and small published books of 2013.  They will then be awarded the prestigious RONE award, itself, at the formal ceremonies, July 11th, at the Golden Nugget Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
As you can tell, we at InD’tale magazine went to extensive labor to create and present the most credible and prestigious award in the industry today.  Our three round system of elimination covers every facet - highly reviewed, loved by fans, and critiqued by qualified judges.  No other award system today begins to compare, making the RONE award the very highest of honors bestowed on a book in the publishing industry.
Thank you so much for submitting your wonderful book to InD’tale magazine and good luck!
The InD’tale Magazine staff


  1. Mary Marvella // March 31, 2014 at 1:17 PM  

    Linda, this is awesome! You are such a rock star! Or maybe a classic!

  2. debjulienne // March 31, 2014 at 7:41 PM  

    Very cool, congratulations...I voted!

  3. Mary Ricksen // April 3, 2014 at 7:18 PM  

    You know I'd have to vote for you!! Win girlfriend!!!

  4. Beth Trissel // April 4, 2014 at 7:44 AM  

    I voted, Linda!

  5. Josie // April 6, 2014 at 8:27 PM  

    This is absolutely wonderful. What a distinction to a fine writer!