The Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award for 2013 is over--for me anyways. I made it as far of the semi-finals but was not one of the five finalists. However, I don't see this as a loss because I am beyond surprised that Beast went as far as it did. It's a great story, but it is still a story in the IR genre and that is far from mainstream. Ahh, maybe next year. I'll keep writing IR stories (God willing) and one day we will shatter that glass ceiling!
Thank you all for the help, feedback and support. You are the best!