Acclaim keeps flooding in for Sam J. Miller’s debut collection BOYS, BEASTS & MEN including a nomination for the Reads Rainbow Award

Sam J. Miller’s debut collection BOYS, BEASTS & MEN continues to collect accolades with Reads Rainbow Award nomination, inclusion of the stunning Jennifer O’Toole (illustration)/Elizabeth Story (design) cover among BookPage‘s best covers of 2022, and selection of the original short story “Sun in an Empty Room” for Paula Guran’s The Year’s Best Fantasy Vol. 2. Is it any wonder why Jo Ladzinski on their Jo Writes Fantasy lists (without comment) the book among 23 Books I am Excited to Read in 2023.

Adult horror & paranormal

Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia Armfield
Silver Under Nightfall by Rin Chupeco
Manhunt by Gretchen Felker-Martin
Dying for You by Jenny Frame
Harsh Reality by Elle E. Ire
What Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher
BOYS, BEASTS & MEN by Sam J. Miller
Bite Me! (You Know I Like It) by Fae Quin
Cougar Woods by Tiana Warner
All the White Spaces by Ally Wilkes

Reads Rainbow Award

They’re bright, they’re colorful, and they’re doing the meaningful work of ensnaring a potential reader’s eye. These are the boldest and most original book covers of the year, as selected by BookPage’s designer.