I imagine Mr Weeks publisher did not want to split his vote amongst the three books & so decided to just Nominate the debut novel, 'Way of Shadows' - You can imagine if all of Brent's fans came on to vote, but all voted for the installment of the series they were currently reading, then it would make it less likely that Brent would make it onto the Shortlist, despite having many fans. I take it you are enjoying the series, Or? I have heard good things about it too!
The first volume, Nightwalker, was selected by Voya for their annual list of the year's Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror.
I haven't come across Sarah or AJ's work before so I might well look them up. As to the bigger names, I was a little surprised that Celia wasn't nommed by Orbit especially with this offering after the previous two had performed so well.
Thanks for the reply,