The books are up against Arcana Studios' Candice Crow and two titles from Marvel Comics - Marvel Universe vs. The Punisher and Marvel Universe vs. Wolverine.
Anya's Ghost, Echoes, Green River Killer, Cradlegrave and Alan Moore's Neonomicon also have the chance to progress to the next round of voting, having been selected for inclusion in the jury ballot. Each ballot will produce three nominees each.
The 2012 Bram Stoker Awards will be presented at the World Horror Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah on March 31. Prize winners will be selected by active members of the Horror Writers Association (HWA).
Cosmic Forces by Greg Lamberson, and Houdini Heart by Ki Longfellow are among the nominees for 'Best Novel'. HBO's True Blood is up for 'Best Screenplay', up against the movies Priest and The Adjustment Bureau.
Named after influential Dracula author Bram Stoker, the Stoker Awards are presented by the HWA each year to celebrate outstanding writing in the genre.
A full list of nominees for this year's Bram Stoker Awards is available on the HWA website.