THE FOURTH MONKEY makes the Semifinals of the GoodReads Choice Awards! #4MK

First off, I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to write in a vote for THE FOURTH MONKEY! With over 900,000 books published so far this year, making the short list of top 20 Thriller/Mysteries is no easy feat, and not one I could accomplish without your help. I am truly grateful. Thank you.

Who’s ready for round two?

This is where things get interesting. We’re up against some big names – J.D. Robb, John Sandford, Dan Brown, Paula Hawkins… but I think we can beat them. Each one has a corporate marketing machine standing behind him/her; deep pockets and large staffs that will spend more $ than most small countries in an attempt to capture your vote. They’re probably dropping hardcovers from airplanes right now, booking appearances on the Today Show, going door-to-door, picking up television ads and buying every inch of space in all the magazines. Somewhere, a baby was just born and a representative from one of the big five publishers probably stood over that child with an iPad and a fresh GoodReads account in an attempt to capture that newly minted vote.

I can’t do that.
I can’t do any of that.
I’m the new guy on the block and I don’t have the budget.

All I can do, is ask you for one more favor.
Please take a second and click on this link.
…and click the Vote button.

I’m sure of one thing.
This is an uphill battle.
And you should never rule out the underdog. We have numbers.
Together, our voice is deafening.
Wouldn’t it be nice to see the little guy win this thing?




J.D. Barker is the internationally best-selling author of FORSAKEN, a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel, and winner of the New Apple Medalist Award. His work has been compared to Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and Thomas Harris. His latest novel, THE FOURTH MONKEY, released in June 2017. His third novel, THE FIFTH TO DIE, releases June 2018. He has been asked by the Stoker family to coauthor the forthcoming prequel to DRACULA due out in fall 2018. His novels have been translated into numerous languages and optioned for both film and television. Barker currently resides in Pennsylvania with his wife, Dayna, and their two dogs, both of whom sit outside his office door daily, eagerly awaiting his next novel.

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