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2017 Rainbow Awards

More than 400 books, 137 judges, all over the world, and many, many submissions, from indie publishers, from mainstream publishers and self-published authors. And, to me more important of everything, we raised more than 13.000 dollars donated to LGBT charities:

Access Support Network San Luis Obispo: www.asn.org/ € 25,00
Action for Trans* Health: www.actionfortranshealth.org.uk/ € 25,00
Albert Kennedy Trust: www.akt.org.uk/ € 115,00
Ali Forney Center: www.aliforneycenter.org/ € 195,00
All out: www.allout.org/en/ € 136,00
Astraea Lesbian Foundation For Justice: www.astraeafoundation.org/ € 25,00
Australian Marriage Equality: www.australianmarriageequality.org/ € 283,00
Basic Rights Oregon: www.basicrights.org/ € 55,00
BiNet USA: www.binetusa.org/ € 260,00
Birmingham LGBT: www.blgbt.org/ € 5,00
Bisexual Resource Center: www.biresource.org/ € 50,00
Brew City Sisters: www.brewcitysisters.org/ € 35,00
Calgary Outlink: www.calgaryoutlink.ca/ € 30,00
CAMP Rehoboth: www.camprehoboth.com/ € 100,00
Canadian AIDS Society: www.cdnaids.ca/ € 30,00
Care Program: www.careprogram.org/ € 55,00
Centrepoint: www.centrepoint.org.uk/ € 55,00
Charlottesville Pride Community Network: www.cvillepride.org/ € 50,00
cliniQ: www.cliniq.org.uk/ € 25,00
Damien Center, Indianapolis: www.damien.org/ € 25,00
Diversity Role Models: www.diversityrolemodels.org/ € 40,00
Divine Center for Queer Renewal: www.facebook.com/queerrenewal/ € 25,00
Emerge Adventures: www.facebook.com/emergeadventures/ € 113,00
Free2Be: www.free2be.org/ € 10,00
Galop: www.galop.org.uk/ € 30,00
Gay and Lesbian Youth Services of Western New York: www.glyswny.org/ € 150,00
Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network: www.glsen.org/ € 106,00
Gay Men's Health Crisis: www.gmhc.org/ € 25,00
GCLS General Fund: www.goldencrown.org/Ways-to-donate/ € 335,00
Gender Justice League: www.genderjusticeleague.org/ € 25,00
Gendered Intellingence: www.genderedintelligence.co.uk/ € 25,00
Gerber/Hart Library: www.gerberhart.org/ € 50,00
GLAAD: www.glaad.org/ € 80,00
GLBT Community Center of Colorado: www.glbtcolorado.org/ € 150,00
GLSEN: www.glsen.org/ € 25,00
Heartland Men's Chorus: www.hmckc.org/ € 140,00
HRC: www.hrc.org/ € 240,00
Indiana Youth Group: www.indianayouthgroup.org/ € 101,25
It Gets Better: www.itgetsbetter.org/ € 175,00
IWantPrEPNow: www.iwantprepnow.co.uk/ € 50,00
Kansas City AIDS Walk: www.aidswalkkansascity.org/ € 25,00
KC Center for Inclusion: www.inclusivekc.org/ € 50,00
Lambda Legal: www.lambdalegal.org/ € 1.047,99
Lambert House through Network For Good: www.lamberthouse.org/ € 51,00
Legacies of Lesbian Literature Project: www.lesbianhistories.weebly.com/ € 25,00
LGBT Books to Prisoners: www.lgbtbookstoprisoners.org/ € 25,00
LGBT Center New York: www.gaycenter.org/ € 50,00
LGBT Center of Central PA: www.centralpalgbtcenter.org/ € 50,00
LGBT History Month: www.lgbthistorymonth.com/ € 50,00
LGBT Youth Scotland: www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/ € 40,00
LGBT Youthline: www.youthline.ca/ € 50,00
LGBTQ Center Long Beach: www.centerlb.org/ € 25,00
LGBTQ Center of Durham: www.lgbtqcenterofdurham.org/ € 700,00
LGBTQ Resource Center of Gulfport Library: www.mygulfport.us/lgbtq-resources/ € 700,00
Live Out Loud: www.liveoutloud.info/ € 25,00
London Friend: www.londonfriend.org.uk/ € 25,00
Los Angeles LGBT Center: www.lalgbtcenter.org/ € 520,00
Lost-n-Found Youth: www.lost-n-found.org/ € 196,22
LSVD: www.lsvd.de/ € 25,00
Margays: www.margays.de/ € 25,00
Mercury Phoenix Trust: www.mercuryphoenixtrust.com/ € 25,00
Mermaids UK: www.mermaidsuk.org.uk/ € 25,00
National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance: www.nqapia.org/wpp/ € 28,00
Network for Good: www.networkforgood.com/ € 25,00
NOH8 Campaign: www.noh8campaign.com/ € 253,00
Nova Scotia LGBT Youth Project: www.youthproject.ns.ca/ € 65,00
Olympia’s Rainbow Health Center: www.rainbowhealthcenter.com/ € 25,00
One-n-Ten: www.onenten.org/ € 6,00
Opening Doors London: www.openingdoorslondon.org.uk/ € 305,00
OutFront Minnesota: www.outfront.org/ € 25,00
OUTMemphis: www.outmemphis.org/ € 50,00
PFLAG: www.community.pflag.org/ € 310,00
Point Foundation: www.pointfoundation.org/ € 103,00
Point of Pride: www.pointofpride.org/ € 50,00
Pride Center Vermont: www.pridecentervt.org/ € 50,00
Pride Centre of Edmonton: www.pridecentreofedmonton.org/ € 30,00
Pride Community Center of Northwest Florida: www.gainesvillepride.org/ € 55,00
Q Center: www.pdxqcenter.org/ € 3,00
QMUNITY: www.qmunity.ca/ € 60,00
Quatrefoil Library: www.qlibrary.org/ € 90,00
Rainbow Railroad: www.americanrainbowrailroad.org/ € 125,00
RainbowYOUTH: www.ry.org.nz/ € 80,00
Ruth Ellis Center: www.ruthelliscenter.org/ € 25,00
Sacramento LGBT Center: www.lgbtcenters.org/LgbtCenters/Center/6519 € 60,75
Sage: www.giveto.sageusa.org/ € 215,00
San Luis Obispo Co. AIDS Support Network: www.asn.org/ € 25,00
Sherbourne Health Centre: www.sherbourne.on.ca/ € 105,00
SOJOURN: www.sojourngsd.org/ € 10,00
SOY Toronto: www.soytoronto.org/ € 85,00
Stonewall UK: www.stonewall.org.uk/ € 355,00
Tampa Bay LGBT Welcome Center: www.lgbtwelcomecenter.com/ € 50,00
Tennessee Equality Project: www.tnep.nationbuilder.com/ € 85,00
Terrence Higgins Trust: www.tht.org.uk/ € 50,00
The Diversity Center: www.diversitycenter.org/ € 300,00
The Zebra Coalition: www.zebrayouth.org/ € 525,00
Time Out Youth: www.timeoutyouth.org/ € 325,00
Trans Lifeline: www.www.translifeline.org/ € 230,00
Trans United Fund: www.transunitedfund.org/ € 70,00
Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund: http://www.transgenderlegal.org/ € 75,00
Trevor Project: www.thetrevorproject.org/ € 781,00
True Colors: www.truecolorsfund.org/ € 251,38
UK Trans Info: www.uktrans.info/ € 50,00
Walt Whitman Clinic: www.whitman-walker.org/ € 25,00
William Way LGBT Community Center: www.waygay.org/ € 50,00
Women’s Resource Center: www.wrcnepa.org/ € 30,00
Wyoming Equality: www.wyomingequality.org/ € 75,00
You Can Play: www.youcanplayproject.org/ € 45,00
You Will Rise € 70,00
YouthCare: www.youthcare.org/ € 100,00
13035,59$ Grand Total

First of all a big thank to all the judges who helped me to arrive to this result:

Aeryn Jaden, Alex Pchelintsev, Alina Popescu, Alison Ross, Amberly Smith, Amelia, Amie Love, Amy Lane, Andrea Grendahl, Andrea Speed, Anna Birmingham, Anne Barwell, Antonella Piazza, April Dawn, A Fae, B.A. Brock, B. A. Tortuga, Barbara Luszczek, Brandilyn Carpenter, Carey Parrish, Carlos T. Mock, Caroyn Overholser, Caterina Bolognesi, Chris Paynter, Ciaran Llachlan Leavitt, Cindy Rizzo, Cira Arana, Daniel Janaka, Danielle Redmond, Debbie McGowan, Deborah Tessari, Denise Dechene, Denise Penn, Dianne King-McGavin, Dorian Graves, Ellen Russell, Erotic Horizon, Ethan Stone, Etienne Reynard, Eve, Fausta Piccini, Feliz Faber, Fernanda Elmiger, Fran Holland, Franci McMahon, Freddy Mackay, G.B. Lindsey, Gene Gant, Hannah Carmack, Hayley McChesney, Heather C. Leigh, Heidi French, Heidi Green, Helen Perry, J. P. Bowie, J.P. Jackson, Jane Siveyer, Jason Bradley, Jaymi, Jean Hillabold, Jess Faraday, Jo Ann Weiler, Jodie Atkinson, Joe Cosentino, John Robey, Johnny Townsend, Jonathan Penn, Jorgi-Anne Stever, Juli-Anna Dobson, Kaje Harper, Kate Pavelle, Kate Sherwood, Kayt Peck, Kelly Jensen, Ki Brightly, Kimberly Lynn Workman, Kyell Gold, L.C. Chase, L. E. Franks, Lane Hayes, Laura Hays, Layla Dorine, Lee Rowan, Leona Carver, Lex Valentine, Lily, Lindsay Pierce, Lisa, Lloyd Meeker, Lori, Luce, Lydia, M Neu, M. Rose Flores, Megan Derr, Melanie Hansen, Melissa Lee, N. J. Nielsen, Nadja Gassert, Pelaam, Pamela Turner, Patricia Nelson, Rachel Thomas, Rebecca Langham, Rider Jacobs, Robin R., Rosie Thowney, Sally Sapphire, Sandra McDonald, Sara Alva, Sara Dobie Bauer, Scott M. Terry, Sean Kerr, SJ Foxx, SM Zeoanne, Stephen Pacer, Sue Brown, Susan Laine, TD O'Malley, T. T. Thomas, Tame Adams, Tammy, Tara Lain, Tara Wentz, Tessa Noil, Thursday Euclid, Tim Keller, Tracy James Jones, Trina Lane, Ulrike Rauch, Val Kovalin, Venona Keyes, Verena, Vicktor Aleksandr Bailey, Vincent Virga, Vivian Arend, W. S. Long.

And as always a big thank you to the Publishers which allow me and the judges to have all the books for the reading phase:

44 Raccoons, A-Girl Studio, Avian30, Beaten Track Publishing, Bedazzled Ink Publishing, Bella Books, Black Bay Books, Blind Eye Books, Blue Light Press, Blue Rain Press, Bold Strokes Books, Bonecamp, Booklocker.com, Boroughs Publishing Group, Briggs-King Books, Bruno Gmünder, Bywater Books, Carina Press, CeeTwo Publishing, Cleis Press, Companion Publications, CoolDudes Publishing, Corgyn Publishing, Cornbread Publishing, Dagmar Miura, Dark Inn, Delacorte Books for Young Readers, Desert Palm Press, Dirt Road Books, Dreamspinner Press, DSP Publications, Eine Kleine Press, Ellysian Press, Encompass Ink, Fantastic Fiction Publishing, Fireborn Publishing, Flying with Red Haircrow, Glass Hat Press, GRNW Press, Harmony Ink Press, Heartsome Publishing, Hot Pants Press, J.K. Publishing, JMS Books, Kindle Worlds, Kiss Drunk Books, Launch Point Press, Less Than Three Press, Lethe Press, Loose Id, Love in Dark Settings Press, LoveLight Press, M&E Publishing, Macarons & Tea Publishing, Manifold Press, Men Over the Rainbow, Mischief Corner Books, MLR Press, Mugen Press, NineStar Press, October Night Publishing, Painted Hearts Publishing, PoMo Freakshow, Pride Publishing, Queen of Swords Press, Rainbow Crush, Regal Crest Enterprises, Riptide Publishing, Rocky Ridge Books, Rune Tree Press, Samhain Publishing, Sapphire Books, Shadoe Publishing, SMP Swerve, Solstice Publishing, St Martin's/Swerve, Sunny Bee Books, Supposed Crimes, Trinity University Press, TTC Publishing, Tulabella Ruby Press, Vine Leaves Press, Wicked Publishing, Wings of Ink Publications, Ylva Publishing.

And now what all you are waiting, the 2017 Rainbow Awards. And the Rainbow Awards go to:


"Rainbow Pride Cheesecake" is the official pin-up boy of the Rainbow Awards especially created by Paul Richmond

Best Cover
Winners:

1. Peter Darling, Author: Austin Chant, Artist: Natasha Show
2. Skythane, Author: J. Scott Coatsworth, Artist: Anne Cain
3. An Island in the Stars, Author: Susan Laine, Artist: Anna Tiferet Sikorska
Runners Up:
4. One Bullet, Author: Casey Wolfe, Artist: Natasha Show
5. Five Minutes Longer (Enhanced #1), Author: Victoria Sue, Artist: AngstyG
6. Witches of London: Eagle’s Shadow, Author: Aleksandr Voinov & Jordan Taylor, Artist: Anna Tiferet Sikorska
7. The Heart of the Lost Star (Tales of the High Court #3), Author: Megan Derr, Artist: John Coulthart
8. Wolf of the Northern Star (The Wolfkin Saga #2), Author: S.J. Himes, Artist: Kellie Dennis
Death Dancer (Dangerous Dancers #2), Author: Tara Lain, Artist: Posh Gosh
9. Sink or Swim: The Search for Aveline, Author: Angie Bee & Stephanie Rabig, Artist: Natasha Show
10. Adrift (Staying Afloat #1), Author: Isabelle Adler, Artist: Natasha Show
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5190449.html

Best Gay & Lesbian - Poetry
Winners:
1) Falling Into Flowers Lynne Barnes
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5190667.html

Best Asexual - Contemporary & Historical Romance
Winners:
1) Blank Spaces Cass Lennox
Runners Up:
2) Faux (F-Word #3) by E. Davies
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5190939.html

Best Gay - Romantic Comedy
Winners:

1) One Pulse Anthology: Read My Lips C.C. Dado
Runners Up:
2) Summer Lessons (Winter Ball #2) by Amy Lane
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5191206.html

Best Bisexual - Fantasy Romance
Winners:
1) Undaunted Devin Harnois
Runners Up:
2) The Sorcerer's Guardian (Chronicles of Tournai #4) by Antonia Aquilante
Finalists:
3) Four (The Republic #2) by Archer Kay Leah
4) Sparkwood by Daria Defore
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5191570.html

Best Gay - Young Adult
Winners:
1) Caught Inside (Boys on the Brink #1) Jamie Deacon
Runners Up:
2) Elpída by C. Kennedy
Finalists:
3) It Could Happen by Mia Kerick
4) Heathens by Jonah Bergan
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5191765.html

Best Lesbian - Fantasy
Winners:
1) The Standing Stones: The Chronicles of Caymin (The Dragonmage Saga #3) Caren J. Werlinger
Runners Up:
2) Silver Moon (A wolves of Wolf’s Point Novel) by Catherine Lundoff
Finalists:
3) The Portal: The Chronicles of Caymin (The Dragonmage Saga #2) by Caren J. Werlinger
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5192030.html

Best Gay & Lesbian - Erotica
Winners:
1) The difference between Blake Moreno
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5192300.html

Best Gay - Historical
Winners:
1) A Time to Keep Morgan Cheshire
2) Come to the Oaks: The Story of Ben and Tobias Bryan T. Clark
Runners Up:
3) A Shared Love (Spartan Love #3) by Kayla Jameth
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5192547.html

Best Asexual - Fantasy & Paranormal Romance
Winners:
1) Alonso Munich is Now Dead S. Gates
2) The Painted Crown (Unbreakable Soldiers #2) Megan Derr
Runners Up:
3) Uncommonly Tidy Poltergeists by Angel Martinez
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5192894.html

Best Bisexual - Romantic Comedy & Suspence
Winners:
1) Spun! (Shamwell Tales #4) J.L. Merrow
2) Suspicious Behavior (Bad Behavior #2) L.A. Witt & Cari Z.
Runners Up:
3) Risky Behavior (Bad Behavior #1) by L.A. Witt & Cari Z
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5193002.html

Best Lesbian - Mystery / Thriller
Winners:
1) A Quiet Death Cari Hunter
2) Jody Klaire Hindsight (The Above & Beyond #4)
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5193340.html

Best Lesbian - Anthology / Collection
Winners:
1) Haunting Muses Doreen Perrine
2) A Perfect Life and Other Stories Elaine Burnes
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5193658.html

Best Gay - Alternative Universe/Reality
Winners:
1) Daimonion (The Apocalypse #1) J.P. Jackson
2) Drama Queens and Devilish Schemes (Actors and Angels #3) Kevin Klehr
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5193741.html

Best Lesbian - Fantasy & Paranormal Romance
The Cate Culpepper Award for Best Paranormal Romance
Winners:
1) C.A. Farlow A Quantum Uncertainty (Nexus Trilogy #2)
2) Coils Barbara Ann Wright
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5194115.html

Best Transgender - Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance & Romantic Comedy
Winners:
1) Scarred Mia Kerick
2) Flaunt (F-Word #1) E. Davies
Runners Up:
3) Becoming Kerry by Lynn Kelling
Finalists:
4) Outside the Lines by Caitlin Ricci
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5194247.html

Best Bisexual & Trangender - Contemporary General Fiction & Mystery/Thriller
Winners:
1) Permanent Jet Lag A.N. Casey
2) The Urn Carrier Chris Convissor
Runners Up:
3) Huntress by A.E. Radley
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5194595.html

Best Lesbian - Contemporary General Fiction
Winners:
1) Jove Belle Bitterroot Queen
2) Rainbow Gap Lee Lynch
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5194922.html

Best Lesbian - Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Winners:
1) Seoul Circuit Tamara Boyens
2) House of Fate Barbara Ann Wright
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5195132.html

Best Gay - Fantasy
The Eric Arvin Award for Gay Fantasy
Winners:
1) Amy Rae Durreson Recovery (Reawakening #3)
2) Hearts of Darkness Andrea Speed
Runners Up:
3) Tartarus by Eric Andrews-Katz
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5195401.html

Best LGBT - Non Fiction
The Dirk Vanden Award for Gay Biography / Memoir
Winners:
1-tie) #Trans: an anthology about transgender and nonbinary identity online Evelyn Deshane
1-tie) Equality: What Do You Think About When You Think of Equality? Paul Alan Fahey
Runners Up:
2) One-Man Show: The Life and Art of Bernard Perlin by Michael Schreiber
Finalists:
3) Cornyation: San Antonio’s Outrageous Fiesta Tradition by Amy L. Stone
4) Dog Church by Gail Gilmore
5-tie) Dispatches From Lesbian America by Giovanna Capone, Xequina Berber, Cheela Romain Smith
5-tie) Fried & Convicted: Rehoboth Beach Uncorked by Fay Jacobs
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5195663.html

Best Bisexual, Lesbian & Transgender - Historical & Historical Romance
The Sandra Moran Award for Lesbian Historical Romance
Winners:
1) The One Thing I Know Keelan Ellis
2) Trafalgar and Boone in the Drowned Necropolis Geonn Cannon
Runners Up:
3) Mistress of Mogador by T.T. ThomasFinalists:
4) Beast at the Door by Althea Blue
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5195963.html

Best Gay - Contemporary General Fiction & Humor
Winners:
1) How We Love Michael Ryan Webb
2) The Last Days Linger Johnny Townsend
Runners Up:
3) Walking by Faith (Faith #2) by A.M. Leibowitz
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5196147.html

Best Bisexual, Lesbian & Transgender - Young Adult
Winners:
1) Having Her Back Ann Gallagher
2) You are not me ('90s Coming of Age series #2) Leta Blake
Runners Up:
3) Pictures of you ('90s Coming of Age series #1) by Leta Blake
4) Pieces by G. Benson
Finalists:
5-tie) Death and Love at the Old Summer Camp by Dolores Maggiore
5-tie) This Would Make a Good Story Someday by Dana Alison Levy
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5196512.html

Best Bisexual - Erotic Romance
Winners:
1) Leaning Into the Fall (Leaning Into Stories #2) Lane Hayes
2) A Kind of Honesty (A Kind of Stories #3) Lane Hayes
Runners Up:
3) Get a Grip (A Bluewater Bay Story #19) by L.A. Witt
Finalists:
4) Pounding Skin (Skin Deep Inc.) by L.A. Witt
5) Gnarly (World of Love) by Mickie B. Ashling
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5196773.html

Best Gay - Mystery / Thriller
The Dorien Grey Award for Gay Mystery / Thriller
Winners:
1) Hacked Up Ethan Stone
2) Red Fish, Dead Fish (Fish Out of Water #2) Amy Lane
Runners Up:
3) Gazes Into You (Mr & Mr Detective #1) by Alex Jane
Finalists:
4) Reunion (Diversion #6) by Eden Winters
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5197017.html

Best Bisexual - Alternative Universe/Reality, Fantasy & Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Winners:
1) E.M. Hamill Dalí
2) Adrift (Staying Afloat #1) Isabelle Adler
Runners Up:
3) Breaker (Exile #1) by Kelly Wyre & A.F. Henley
Finalists:
4) Dangerous Urges by Konrad Hartmann
5) Reeve of Veils (Inheritance #4) by Amelia Faulkner
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5197096.html

Best Lesbian - Romantic Comedy & Suspence
Winners:
1) Jody Klaire Best Maid Plans
2) Lila Bruce Little Lies
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5197356.html

Best Gay - Historical Romance
Winners:
1) Aqua Follies Liv Rancourt
2-tie) Selina Kray Stoker & Bash: The Fangs of Scavo
2-tie) Swift for the Sun Karen Bovenmyer
Runners Up:
3-tie) Comes a Horseman (Echoes Rising #3) by Anne Barwell
3-tie) Home Before Sundown by Tinnean
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5197627.html

Best Transgender - Sci-Fi / Futuristic, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy & Fantasy Romance
Winners:
1) Dangerous Times Isobelle Winter
2) Peter Darling Austin Chant
3) The Heart of the Lost Star (Tales of the High Court #3) Megan Derr
Runners Up:
4) Blood Borne (The Republic #3) by Archer Kay Leah
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5197989.html

Best LGBT - Anthology / Collection
Winners:
1) Hands On Shae Connor
2-tie) Harbinger Island Dorian Dawes
2-tie) Into the Mystic #1 Brooklyn Ray. J.C. Long, Kara Race-Moore, Samantha Kate, Nicole Field, J.P. Jackson, Caitlin Ricci, L.J. Hamlin, Kayla Bashe, Charli Coty, Tay LaRoi
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5198313.html

Best Gay - Fantasy Romance
Winners:
1) The Druid Next Door (Fae Out of Water #2) E.J. Russell
2-tie) Cutie and the Beast (Fae Out of Water #1) E.J. Russell
2-tie) The Blacksmith Prince Beryll & Osiris Brackhaus
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5198525.html

Best Bisexual - Paranormal Romance
Winners:
1) Wolf’s Clothing (Legend Tripping #2) E.J. Russell
2) Page of Tricks (Inheritance #5) Amelia Faulkner
3) Once Bitten Kate Owen
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5198776.html

Best Gay - Romantic Suspence
Winners:
1) Every Breath You Take Robert Winter
2) The Phisher King Clancy Nacht & Thursday Euclid
3-tie) Five Minutes Longer (Enhanced #1) Victoria Sue
3-tie) Sue Brown Morning My Angel (Angel Enterprises #1)
Runners Up:
4) Windward (Mirror #2) by Kirby Crow
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5199093.html

Best Gay - Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Winners:
1) The Chains of Their Sins (Taking Shield #4) Anna Butler
2) Skythane J. Scott Coatsworth
3) The Craving Z. Allora
Runners Up:
4) Pandora by Marguerite Labbe
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5199146.html

Best Gay - Paranormal Romance
The Sandrine Gasq-Dion Award for Gay Paranormal Romance
Winners:
1) Depth of Return M. Raiya
2) P.S. I Spook You S.E. Harmon
3) Eli Easton How to Save a Life (Howl at the Moon #4)
Runners Up:
4) Vespers (The Hours of the Night #1) by Irene Preston & Liv Rancourt
Finalists:
5) Angels Fall by N.S. Beranek
6) Wolf of the Northern Star (The Wolfkin Saga #2) by S.J. Himes
7-tie) My Boyfriend's Back by Elliot Cooper
7-tie) The Glamour Thieves (Blue Unicorn #1) by Don Allmon
8) Andre in Flight by Laura Lascarso
9) A Chance for Us (New Vampire Justice #2) by Jake C. Wallace
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5199607.html

Best Bisexual - Contemporary Romance
Winners:
1) Block and Strike Kelly Jensen
2) The Art of Three Erin McRae & Racheline Maltese
3) Defenseless A.J. Rose
Runners Up:
4) All the Way to Shore by CJane Elliott
Finalists:
5) Afraid to Fly (Anchor Point #2) by L.A. Witt
6) Splinter (Significant Brothers #1) by E. Davies
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5199720.html

Best Gay - Erotic Romance
The Bobby Michaels Award for Gay Erotic Romance
Winners:
1-tie) Just Drive (Anchor Point #1) L.A. Witt
1-tie) The Master Will Appear L.A. Witt
2) Exposed Bey Deckard
3) Secured and Free (Entwined Dreams #2) Z. Allora
Runners Up:
4) Back Piece (Skin Deep Inc.) by L.A. Witt
Finalists:
5) Saving Sebastian: A Catharsis Novel (Custos Securities #3) by Luna David
6) Oscar Down Under #1 by Jack Ladd
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5200095.html

Best Lesbian - Contemporary & Erotic Romance
Winners:
1) Heart Trouble Jae
2-tie) Breaking Anchor Geonn Cannon
2-tie) Falling Hard Jae
3) A.L. Brooks Miles Apart
Runners Up:
4) Born Out of Wedlock by Lyn Gardner
5) The Rules of Love by Cara Malone
6) Where The Light Glows by Dena Blake
7) More Than a Song by Chris Paynter
Finalists:
8) Ask, Tell by E.J. Noyes
9) Sidebar by Carsen Taite
10) Taste by Kris Bryant
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5200284.html

Best Gay - Contemporary Romance
The William Neale Award for Gay Contemporary Romance
Winners:
1) Arrows Through Archer Nash Summers
2) Fool of Main Beach (Love in Laguna #5) Tara Lain
3-tie) Lucy Lennox Borrowing Blue (Made Marian #1)
3-tie) The Bravest Thing Laura Lascarso
Runners Up:
4-tie) Enemy Within (The Executive Office #3) by Tal Bauer
4-tie) Leo Loves Aries by Anyta Sunday
5-tie) Arctic Restitution (Arctic Absolution #3) by Lynn Kelling
5-tie) Bonfires by Amy Lane
6) Hush by Tal Bauer
7-tie) Bare by Lynn Kelling
7-tie) Pieces of Me (Spectrum Nights #1) by Melanie Hansen
8) Falling Down by Eli Easton
9-tie) Moment Of Fate (Moments In Time #5) by Karen Stivali
9-tie) Runner by Parker Williams
10) Jumping Jude (Made Marian #3) by Lucy Lennox
11-tie) Love is Heartless (Love Can't #2) by Kim Fielding
11-tie) September by Robert Winter
12) As I Am (All Saints #3) by A.M. Arthur
Finalists:
13-tie) See My Words (Spectrum Nights #2) by Melanie Hansen
13-tie) Sight Unseen by Susan Mac Nicol and Nicholas Downs
14) Cowboys Don’t Ride Unicorns by Tara Lain
15-tie) Lost and Found (Twist of Fate #1) by Lucy Lennox & Sloane Kennedy
15-tie) Love’s Tethered Heart by C.L. Etta
16-tie) Diving Deep by P.D. Singer
16-tie) Survivor by T.M. Smith
17) Hawaiian Fragrance (The Hawaiians #3) by Meg Amor
18) True Colors by Anyta Sunday
19-tie) A Way with Words (Memories with The Breakfast Club) by Lane Hayes
19-tie) At the Corner of Rock Bottom & Nowhere by L.A. Witt
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5200422.html

Best Transgender Debut
Winners:
1) Dangerous Times Isobelle Winter
2-tie) Peter Darling Austin Chant
2-tie) The Urn Carrier Chris Convissor
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5200891.html

Best Bisexual Debut
Winners:
1) Permanent Jet Lag A.N. Casey
2) Adrift (Staying Afloat #1) Isabelle Adler
3) Sparkwood Daria Defore
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5200933.html

Best Lesbian Debut
Winners:
1) Where The Light Glows Dena Blake
2) Ask, Tell E.J. Noyes
3-tie) Beast at the Door Althea Blue
3-tie) Dolores Maggiore Death and Love at the Old Summer Camp
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5201182.html

Best Gay Debut
The A.C. Katt Award for Gay Debut
Winners:
1) Caught Inside (Boys on the Brink #1) Jamie Deacon
2-tie) Lucy Lennox Borrowing Blue (Made Marian #1)
2-tie) Skythane J. Scott Coatsworth
3) One-Man Show: The Life and Art of Bernard Perlin Michael Schreiber
Runners Up:
4-tie) How We Love by Michael Ryan Webb
4-tie) Swift for the Sun by Karen Bovenmyer
Finalists:
5) September by Robert Winter
6) Angels Fall by N.S. Beranek
7-tie) Daimonion (The Apocalypse #1) by J.P. Jackson
7-tie) My Boyfriend's Back by Elliot Cooper
7-tie) The Glamour Thieves (Blue Unicorn #1) by Don Allmon
8) Oscar Down Under #1 by Jack Ladd
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5201543.html

Best Asexual Book
Winners:
1) Blank Spaces Cass Lennox
2)Alonso Munich is Now Dead S. Gates
3) The Painted Crown (Unbreakable Soldiers #2) Megan Derr
Runners Up:
4-tie) Faux (F-Word #3) by E. Davies
4-tie) Uncommonly Tidy Poltergeists by Angel Martinez
5) For a Good Time, Call (Bluewater Bay #17) by Anne Tenino & E.J. Russell
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5201862.html

Best LGBT Book
Winners:
1) Equality: What Do You Think About When You Think of Equality? Paul Alan Fahey
2) Amy L. Stone Cornyation: San Antonio’s Outrageous Fiesta Tradition
3) Fried & Convicted: Rehoboth Beach Uncorked Fay Jacobs
Runners Up:
4) Hands On by Shae Connor
Finalists:
5) Harbinger Island by Dorian Dawes
6-tie) Harbinger Island by Dorian Dawes
6-tie) Into the Mystic #1 by Brooklyn Ray. J.C. Long, Kara Race-Moore, Samantha Kate, Nicole Field, J.P. Jackson, Caitlin Ricci, L.J. Hamlin, Kayla Bashe, Charli Coty, Tay LaRoi
7) This Would Make a Good Story Someday by Dana Alison Levy
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5201990.html

Best Transgender Book
Winners:
1) Having Her Back Ann Gallagher
2)#Trans: an anthology about transgender and nonbinary identity online Evelyn Deshane
3) Dangerous Times Isobelle Winter
Runners Up:
4-tie) Peter Darling by Austin Chant
4-tie) Scarred by Mia Kerick
4-tie) The Urn Carrier by Chris Convissor
5) The Heart of the Lost Star (Tales of the High Court #3) by Megan Derr
Finalists:
6) Blood Borne (The Republic #3) by Archer Kay Leah
7) Flaunt (F-Word #1) by E. Davies
8) Becoming Kerry by Lynn Kelling
9) Outside the Lines by Caitlin Ricci
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5202251.html

Best Bisexual Book
Winners:
1) You are not me ('90s Coming of Age series #2) Leta Blake
2) Pictures of you ('90s Coming of Age series #1) Leta Blake
3) G. Benson Pieces
Runners Up:
4) Dalí by E.M. Hamill
5) Block and Strike by Kelly Jensen
6-tie) Spun! (Shamwell Tales #4) by J.L. Merrow
6-tie) The One Thing I Know by Keelan Ellis
7-tie) Permanent Jet Lag by A.N. Casey
7-tie) The Art of Three by Erin McRae & Racheline Maltese
8) Leaning Into the Fall (Leaning Into Stories #2) by Lane Hayes
9-tie) Adrift (Staying Afloat #1) by Isabelle Adler
9-tie) Defenseless by A.J. Rose
9-tie) Undaunted by Devin Harnois
10) A Kind of Honesty (A Kind of Stories #3) by Lane Hayes
11-tie) All the Way to Shore by CJane Elliott
11-tie) Get a Grip (A Bluewater Bay Story #19) by L.A. Witt
11-tie) Huntress by A.E. Radley
Finalists:
12) Wolf’s Clothing (Legend Tripping #2) by E.J. Russell
13) Suspicious Behavior (Bad Behavior #2) by L.A. Witt & Cari Z.
14-tie) Afraid to Fly (Anchor Point #2) by L.A. Witt
14-tie) Breaker (Exile #1) by Kelly Wyre & A.F. Henley
15) Dangerous Urges by Konrad Hartmann
16) The Sorcerer's Guardian (Chronicles of Tournai #4) by Antonia Aquilante
17-tie) Four (The Republic #2) by Archer Kay Leah
17-tie) Page of Tricks (Inheritance #5) by Amelia Faulkner
18-tie) Pounding Skin (Skin Deep Inc.) by L.A. Witt
18-tie) Risky Behavior (Bad Behavior #1) by L.A. Witt & Cari Z
18-tie) Splinter (Significant Brothers #1) by E. Davies
19-tie) Reeve of Veils (Inheritance #4) by Amelia Faulkner
19-tie) Sparkwood by Daria Defore
20) Gnarly (World of Love) by Mickie B. Ashling
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5202572.html

Best Lesbian Book
Winners:
1) Jove Belle Bittterroot Queen
2) A Quiet Death Cari Hunter
3) The Standing Stones: The Chronicles of Caymin (The Dragonmage Saga #3) Caren J. Werlinger
Runners Up:
4) Heart Trouble by Jae
5) Seoul Circuit by Tamara Boyens
6-tie) Breaking Anchor by Geonn Cannon
6-tie) Falling Hard by Jae
6-tie) House of Fate by Barbara Ann Wright
6-tie) Silver Moon (A wolves of Wolf’s Point Novel) by Catherine Lundoff
7) Miles Apart by A.L. Brooks
8) Born Out of Wedlock by Lyn Gardner
9) Rainbow Gap by Lee Lynch
10-tie) A Quantum Uncertainty (Nexus Trilogy #2) by C.A. Farlow
10-tie) The Rules of Love by Cara Malone
10-tie) Trafalgar and Boone in the Drowned Necropolis by Geonn Cannon
11-tie) Coils by Barbara Ann Wright
11-tie) Dog Church by Gail Gilmore
12) The Portal: The Chronicles of Caymin (The Dragonmage Saga #2) by Caren J. Werlinger
13-tie) Dispatches From Lesbian America by Giovanna Capone, Xequina Berber, Cheela Romain Smith
13-tie) Where The Light Glows by Dena Blake
14) Mistress of Mogador by T.T. Thomas
15) More Than a Song by Chris Paynter
16-tie) Ask, Tell by E.J. Noyes
16-tie) Falling Into Flowers by Lynne Barnes
Finalists:
17) Sidebar by Carsen Taite
18-tie) Beast at the Door by Althea Blue
18-tie) Best Maid Plans by Jody Klaire
18-tie) Death and Love at the Old Summer Camp by Dolores Maggiore
18-tie) Taste by Kris Bryant
19-tie) Haunting Muses by Doreen Perrine
19-tie) Little Lies by Lila Bruce
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5202721.html

Best Gay Book
Winners:
1) Arrows Through Archer Nash Summers
2-tie) Every Breath You Take Robert Winter
2-tie) Fool of Main Beach (Love in Laguna #5) Tara Lain
3-tie) Caught Inside (Boys on the Brink #1) Jamie Deacon
3-tie) Depth of Return M. Raiya
3-tie) The Chains of Their Sins (Taking Shield #4) Anna Butler
Runners Up:
4-tie) Borrowing Blue (Made Marian #1) by Lucy Lennox
4-tie) P.S. I Spook You by S.E. Hamron
4-tie) Skythane by J. Scott Coatsworth
4-tie) The Bravest Thing by Laura Lascarso
5) How to Save a Life (Howl at the Moon #4) by Eli Easton
6-tie) Elpída by C. Kennedy
6-tie) Enemy Within (The Executive Office #3) by Tal Bauer
6-tie) Leo Loves Aries by Anyta Sunday
7-tie) Aqua Follies by Liv Rancourt
7-tie) Arctic Restitution (Arctic Absolution #3) by Lynn Kelling
7-tie) Bonfires by Amy Lane
7-tie) One-Man Show: The Life and Art of Bernard Perlin by Michael Schreiber
8) Hush by Tal Bauer
9) It Could Happen by Mia Kerick
10-tie) Bare by Lynn Kelling
10-tie) Pieces of Me (Spectrum Nights #1) by Melanie Hansen
11-tie) Just Drive (Anchor Point #1) by L.A. Witt
11-tie) The Master Will Appear by L.A. Witt
12) Falling Down by Eli Easton
13) The Druid Next Door (Fae Out of Water #2) by E.J. Russell
14-tie) How We Love by Michael Ryan Webb
14-tie) Moment Of Fate (Moments In Time #5) by Karen Stivali
14-tie) Runner by Parker Williams
14-tie) Stoker & Bash: The Fangs of Scavo by Selina Kray
14-tie) Swift for the Sun by Karen Bovenmyer
15) Jumping Jude (Made Marian #3) by Lucy Lennox
16) The Phisher King by Clancy Nacht & Thursday Euclid
17) Hacked Up by Ethan Stone
18-tie) Heathens by Jonah Bergan
18-tie) Love is Heartless (Love Can't #2) by Kim Fielding
18-tie) Recovery (Reawakening #3) by Amy Rae Durreson
18-tie) Red Fish, Dead Fish (Fish Out of Water #2) by Amy Lane
18-tie) September by Robert Winter
18-tie) Vespers (The Hours of the Night #1) by Irene Preston & Liv Rancourt
19-tie) A Time to Keep by Morgan Cheshire
19-tie) As I Am (All Saints #3) by A.M. Arthur
19-tie) Exposed by Bey Deckard
19-tie) Five Minutes Longer (Enhanced #1) by Victoria Sue
19-tie) Hearts of Darkness by Andrea Speed
19-tie) Morning My Angel (Angel Enterprises #1) by Sue Brown
20) Come to the Oaks: The Story of Ben and Tobias by Bryan T. Clark
21-tie) Angels Fall by N.S. Beranek
21-tie) The Craving by Z. Allora
22-tie) Gazes Into You (Mr & Mr Detective #1) by Alex Jane
22-tie) Wolf of the Northern Star (The Wolfkin Saga #2) by S.J. Himes
Finalists:
23-tie) See My Words (Spectrum Nights #2) by Melanie Hansen
23-tie) Sight Unseen by Susan Mac Nicol and Nicholas Downs
24-tie) Cowboys Don’t Ride Unicorns by Tara Lain
24-tie) Cutie and the Beast (Fae Out of Water #1) by E.J. Russell
24-tie) Reunion (Diversion #6) by Eden Winters
24-tie) The Blacksmith Prince by Beryll & Osiris Brackhaus
24-tie) The difference between by Blake Moreno
25-tie) Daimonion (The Apocalypse #1) by J.P. Jackson
25-tie) Lost and Found (Twist of Fate #1) by Lucy Lennox & Sloane Kennedy
25-tie) Love’s Tethered Heart by C.L. Etta
25-tie) My Boyfriend's Back by Elliot Cooper
25-tie) The Glamour Thieves (Blue Unicorn #1) by Don Allmon
26-tie) Comes a Horseman (Echoes Rising #3) by Anne Barwell
26-tie) Diving Deep by P.D. Singer
26-tie) Home Before Sundown by Tinnean
26-tie) One Pulse Anthology: Read My Lips by C.C Dado
26-tie) Secured and Free (Entwined Dreams #2) by Z. Allora
26-tie) Survivor by T.M. Smith
26-tie) Tartarus by Eric Andrews-Katz
27-tie) A Shared Love (Spartan Love #3) by Kayla Jameth
27-tie) Andre in Flight by Laura Lascarso
27-tie) Back Piece (Skin Deep Inc.) by L.A. Witt
27-tie) Hawaiian Fragrance (The Hawaiians #3) by Meg Amor
27-tie) Summer Lessons (Winter Ball #2) by Amy Lane
27-tie) Windward (Mirror #2) by Kirby Crow
28) True Colors by Anyta Sunday
29) Saving Sebastian: A Catharsis Novel (Custos Securities #3) by Luna David
30-tie) A Chance for Us (New Vampire Justice #2) by Jake C. Wallace
30-tie) A Way with Words (Memories with The Breakfast Club) by Lane Hayes
30-tie) At the Corner of Rock Bottom & Nowhere by L.A. Witt
30-tie) Drama Queens and Devilish Schemes (Actors and Angels #3) by Kevin Klehr
30-tie) Oscar Down Under #1 by Jack Ladd
Link: https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5203027.html


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