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Horror Novel "Forsaken" Wins New Apple E-Book Award for Excellence in Independent Publishing

Dayton, OH, December 21, 2015 --( Forsaken by J.D. Barker receives Medalist Honors in the Horror category of the 2015 New Apple Summer eBook Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing.

Book Synopsis
When horror author Thad McAlister ( began his latest novel, a tale rooted in the witch trials of centuries past, the words flowed effortlessly. The story poured forth, filling page after page with the most frightening character ever to crawl from his imagination. It was his greatest work, one that would guarantee him a position among the legends of the craft.

But was it really fiction? He inadvertently opened a door, one that would soon jeopardize the lives of his family.

She wants to come back.

At home, his wife struggles to keep their family alive. Secretly wondering if she inadvertently caused it all…a deal she made long ago. A deal with the Forsaken.

About the Author
J.D. Barker is the international bestselling author of Forsaken (Hampton Creek Press, 2014) - a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Debut Novel, the expertly crafted tale twists both past and present into a fast-paced, suspenseful ride which has earned him comparisons to Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and John Saul. His latest novel, The Fourth Monkey, is set to release early in 2016. In addition, he has been asked to co-author a prequel to Dracula by the Stoker family. Barker splits his time between Englewood, FL, and Pittsburgh, PA, with his wife, Dayna.

About the New Apple Summer eBook Awards
The New Apple Summer eBook Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing was established to honor the creative achievements of the unsung books fighting for their place within the digital publishing world. Any English language book published within the last three years, currently available for sale by an independent author or small press that met the Awards' guidelines was eligible for entry. One book was chosen in each category as the Medalist Winner receiving the highest honors. In addition, the judges were permitted to choose up to three Official Selections for category distinction.

Contact Information
Forsaken is available in hardcover, softcover, mass-market paperback, audiobook and all eBook formats. A paperback version will be releasing in early 2016 under Crimson Cloak Publishing. To find out more about the New Apple Book Awards, visit

Author: J.D. Barker
Publishing House: Hampton Creek Press
eBook ISBN 9780990694915
Paperback ISBN 9780990694908
Hardcover ISBN 9780990694939
AudioBook ASIN B00SVT7H8U
Mass Market Paperback ISBN 9780990694922
Author website:
Twitter: @J_D_Barker
J.D. Barker is available for public appearances, signings, interviews and blog tours. Please contact Peter Jung at Hampton Creek Press, 405 Grant Avenue, Carnegie, Pennsylvania 15106 or by email at

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