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The GLOBAL THRILLERS Book Awards recognize emerging talent and outstanding works in the genre of High Stakes Suspense Thrillers. The Global Thriller Book Awards is a genre division of the Chanticleer International Book Awards (The CIBAs).

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring suspense, thrilling stories that put the balance of world power or that will end the world as we know it—High Stakes Suspense. We include with Global Thrillers the Lab Lit genre. Lab Lit is when Fiction Meets Real Science and Research or stories that are based on real science and research up to a certain “what if” point and then fiction takes over.  

The 2019 CIBAs received an unprecedented number of entries making this book awards program even more competitive. More entries along with more competitive works make the final rounds of judging even more demanding. The judges have requested a new level of achievement to be added to the rounds to acknowledge the entries that they deemed should receive a high level of recognition.

We decided that this was the time to incorporate the new level – The FINALISTS – as requested by the CIBA judges. This new level will be incorporated into the 2019 CIBAs Levels of Achievement.  The FINALISTS were selected from the entries that advanced from  the 2019 GLOBAL THRILLER Book Awards Semi-Finalists.

Congratulations to the 2019 GLOBAL THRILLER Book Awards Finalists

  • Jacob Witten – Immune    
  • Joanne Jaytanie – Salvaging Truth, Hunters & Seekers, Book 1
  • William M. Hayes – Save Him 
  • Timothy S. Johnston – The Savage Deeps
  • Avanti Centrae – VanOps: The Solstice Countdown 
  • Randall Krzak – Carnage in Singapore
  •  Courtney Leigh Pahlke – Life Force Preserve  
  • Jett Ward – Execute Order
  • Nicole Mabry – Past This Point 

These titles are in the running for the limited number of First Place positions of the 2019 GLOBAL THRILLER Book Awards for High Stakes Thrillers.

Good luck to all as your works move on to the final rounds of judging.

The Finalists and the Semi-Finalists will be recognized at the 2020 Chanticleer Authors Conference and  at the 2019 CIBA banquet and ceremony.

Congratulations to the Semi-finalists whose works have advanced to the Premier Finalists Level of Achievement in the 2019 CIBAs! 

The 16 divisions of the 2019 CIBAs’ Grand Prize Winners, the First Place Category Position Award Winners, and all Semi-Finalists will be announced at the postponed (due to the Covid-19 pandemic) 2020 Chanticleer International Book Awards Annual Gala, now re-scheduled for Saturday, September 5th, 2020.

Join us at the Chanticleer Authors Conference at the luxurious Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham, Wash. Use our link above to register now for this exciting event!

We are now accepting submissions into the 2020 GLOBAL THRILLER Book Awards. The deadline for submissions is August 31st, 2020. The winners will be announced in April 2021.

Please click here for more information.

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