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The Sandra Moran Award for Lesbian Historical Romance

And the Rainbow Award goes to...

Winners:



1) The One Thing I Know Keelan Ellis
Bisexual - Historical Romance
Paperback
Publisher: Ninestar Press, LLC (August 14, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1947139649
ISBN-13: 978-1947139640
Amazon: The One Thing I Know Keelan Ellis


1) Terry Blackwood is the quintessential bad boy rocker, right down to the physical expression of his angst. He's a bastard through and through and I expected to spend most of the book disliking him intensely. Then he made the very mature decision to woo not only Henry but the reader, by accepting his faults... and then turning around to address them. As happens in real life, the fix to his problems didn't come without effort, making him a truly likeable character by the end of the book. I really enjoyed Henry's journey as well, and the expression of just how terrifying it must have been to be himself in the 70s. I also enjoyed Ellis' idea of a talented musician who didn't need to "live the life."
2) One of the best books I've read all year. The characters developed and grew over time in a way few authors manage.
3) Incredibly well-written and insightful, The One Thing I Know is a story of profound love, excruciating loss, and poignant redemption. Keelan Ellis's writing is terribly thought-provoking and emotion-wringing, all while it leaves you feeling whole. A highly recommended read.
4) I really enjoyed this book. The plot was fast paced and kept my attention. The dialogue real and the emotional struggle authentic.

2) Trafalgar and Boone in the Drowned Necropolis Geonn Cannon
Lesbian - Historical
Hardcover: 174 pages
Publisher: Supposed Crimes, LLC (September 1, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1944591117
ISBN-13: 978-1944591113
Amazon: Trafalgar and Boone in the Drowned Necropolis Geonn Cannon


1) The second in what will be a series featuring this pair of British female explorers working in the 1920s.  The detailed historical background merges well with the fantasy and magic in the book.  The characters are all well drawn and interesting and the plot of the adventure, complete with the dangers, holds the reader.  Even though I had not read the first book, I had no trouble picking up with these characters in the the second.  Very strong effort.

Runner Up:



3) Mistress of Mogador by T.T. Thomas

Finalist:



4) Beast at the Door by Althea Blue


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