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2020-2021 Rainbow Awards Submission (as of 14.06.2021)

A.J. Fitzwater - The Voyages of Cinrak the Dapper
A.L. Brooks - A Heart to Trust
A.L. Brooks - Dare to Love
A.L. Brooks - Never Too Late for Heroes (The Superheroines Collection)
A.M. Leibowitz - Every Time We Meet
Aldrea Alien - To Target the Heart (A Tale of Two Princes: Hamish and Darshan #1)
Alexandra Caluen - A Little Turn (Private Contracts)
Alexandra Caluen - Awake & Dreaming (The L.A. Stories)
Amy Aislin - Gingerbread Mistletoe (Lighthouse Bay #2)
Amy Aislin - Home for a Cowboy (Windsor, Wyoming #1)
Amy Aislin - Keeping Casey (Keeping Him #1)
Amy Aislin - Risking the Shot (Stick Side #4)
Amy Aislin - Shots on Goal (Stick Side #3)
Amy Tasukada - Finding Our Love (Aphrodite’s Castle Host Club)
Amy Tasukada - The Yakuza Path (Flowers of Flesh and Blood)
Amy Tasukada - Year Three (Would it be Okay to Love You? #5)
Angel Martinez - A Fine Mess (Brimstone #7)
Angel Martinez - By Imperial Decree (ESTO Universe)
Angel Martinez - Geoffrey the Very Strange
Angel Martinez - The Anti-Quest (The Pudding Protocol Universe)
Angel Martinez - The Solstice Pudding (The Pudding Protocol Universe)
Ann & Michele Modtland - The Life in Death
Anna Stone - Forever Theirs (Mistress #3)
Anna Stone - Tangled Vows (Mistress #1)
Ariana Nash - King of the Dark (Prince’s Assassin #1)
Ariana Nash - Primal Sin (Primal Sin #1)
Arshad Ahsanuddin - The First Age (The Secret Histories #1)
B.J. Phillips - Murder at Leisure Lakes
Barbara Ann Wright - Lady of Stone
Barbara Ann Wright - Not Your Average Love Spell
Barbara Ann Wright - The Noble and the Nightingale (The Sisters of Sarras #1)
Benjamin Medrano - Chosen of Chaos (Eve of Destruction #1)
Beryll and Osiris Brackhaus - The Pet and his Duke
Beryll and Osiris Brackhaus - The PV-3 Mutagen (Virasana Empire: Dr. Laurent #1)
Bryan T. Clark - Far Away
C.J. Murphy - Forever Chance (Five Points #2)
C.J. Murphy - Redemption's Road (Five Points #3)
C.J. Murphy - Sovereign Chance (Five Points #4)
Cara Malone - The Beginning of Everything
Caren J. Werlinger - Face the Wind (Little Sister Island Series #2)
Caren J. Werlinger - Invisible, as Music
Cari Hunter - Breathe
Catherine Lundoff - Blood Moon (A Wolves of Wolf's Point Novel)
Charley Descoteaux - Satin Sheets (Kink Awakenings #2)
Clancy Nacht & Thursday Euclid - Good as Hell
Clancy Nacht & Thursday Euclid - His Fake Prison Daddy
Clancy Nacht & Thursday Euclid - Honeypot (The Phisher King #4)
Clancy Nacht & Thursday Euclid - Penetration Test (The Phisher King #3)
Clancy Nacht & Thursday Euclid - The Prodigal Prince's Fake Fiancé
Daniel M. Jaffe - Foreign Affairs: Male Tales of Lust & Love
Dorian Graves - Corpses and Cognac (Deadly Drinks #2)
E.J. Russell - Howling on Hold (Mythmatched)
E.J. Russell - Silent Sin (A 1920s Hollywood Gay Romance)
E.J. Russell - The Thomas Flair (A M/M Summer Games Romance)
E.J. Russell - Witch Under Wraps (Mythmatched)
Edale Lane - Chaos in Milan (Night Flyer Trilogy #3)
Edale Lane - Merchants of Milan (Night Flyer Trilogy #1)
Edale Lane - Secrets of Milan (Night Flyer Trilogy #2)
Eden Winters - Benediction (Diversion #9)
Eden Winters - Consorts of the Red King
Eden Winters - Decision (Diversion #8)
Eden Winters - Drifter
Elena Graf - The Imperative of Desire (Passing Rites #1)
Elizabeth Noble - Scintilla (El Corazon #1)
Ellen Hoil - Safe Haven
Ellen Hoil - Traumatic Love
Emma Alcott - After the Crash (A Small Town Hearts Novel)
Emma Alcott - Bad Boy (A Masters of Romance Novel)
Fearne Hill - To Hold A Hidden Pearl (Rossingley #1)
Fyn Alexander - Blood Money
G.B. Lindsey - Out With the Old
G.B. Lindsey - Standard Candle
G.R. Lyons - Taken by Storm (Dandies, Inc. #4)
Gail Newman - Flight to Paradise
Geneva Vand - Loving Olivia
Geneva Vand - The Mistletoe Problem
Gideon Marcus - Kitra (The Kitra Saga)
Grace Hudson - The Booker (Haunted House Horror)
Iza Moreau - Desert Girl (Elodie Fontaine Mysteries #4)
Iza Moreau - London, Falling
Jae - The Roommate Arrangement
Jae - Wrong Number, Right Woman
Jane Alden - The Crystal’s Curse
Jazzy Mitchell - Undertow
JC Calciano - Revenge of the Brobot (A Steam Room Story)
Jess Faraday - Shadow of Justice
Joe Cosentino - Drama Christmas (Nicky and Noah Mysteries #11)
Joe Cosentino - Drama Faerie (Nicky and Noah Mysteries #9)
Joe Cosentino - Drama Pan (Nicky and Noah Mysteries #12)
Joe Cosentino - Drama Runway (Nicky and Noah Mysteries #10)
Joe Cosentino - Found At Last (Finding Giorgio and Finding Armando)
Joe Cosentino - The Player (Player Piano Mysteries #1)
Joe Cosentino - The Player’s Encore (Player Piano Mysteries #2)
Johnny Townsend - Wake Up and Smell the Missionaries
K. Aten - Children of the Stars
K. Aten - Embracing Forever
K. Aten - Remember Me, Synthetica
K. Aten - The Lost Temple of Psiere (Mystery of the Makers #2)
K.A. Merikan - Dig Two Graves (The Man Who Loved Cole Flores and The Man Who Hated Ned O'Leary)
K.A. Merikan - Feel My Pain
K.L. Mitchell - The Road to Kalazad
Karen F. Williams - Coyote Blues
Kasia Bacon - When I First Saw Red (The Soldiers and Mercenaries)
Katey Hawthorne - The Rise of Virginie
Kathleen Jowitt - The Real World
Kellie Doherty - Curled Vines and Crimson Trades (Broken Chronicles #2)
Kevin Klehr - Winter Masquerade
Ki Brightly - Bully Beatdown
Ki Brightly - Santa's Bratty Elf
Ki Brightly - Staking His Claim (City Hall Book #1)
Ki Brightly & M.D. Gregory - Dirty Secret
Kim Pritekel - Finding Faith: When you're lost, Wynter will find you. (Wynter Series #1)
L.A. Witt - Assist (Pucks & Rainbows #2)
L.A. Witt - Extra Whip (Bold Brew #8)
L.A. Witt - I Think We Missed Our Turn
L.A. Witt - Name From a Hat Trick
L.A. Witt - Ripples & Waves
L.A. Witt - Shot on Goal (Pucks & Rainbows #3)
L.A. Witt - The Road Home
L.A. Witt - The Venetian and the Rum Runner
L.A. Witt - The Walls Between Hearts (A Las Palmas Fencing Club Story)
L.A. Witt - Until the World Stops
L.A. Witt & Cari Z. - Hitman vs Hitman
L.A. Witt & Cari Z. - Protective Behavior (Bad Behavior #5)
L.A. Witt & Cari Z. - You Had One Job
Laura Weyr - The Eighth Key
Lee Lynch - Accidental Desperados
Lisa Henry & Sarah Honey - Red Heir (Adventures in Aguillon #1)
Lisa Henry & Sarah Honey - Socially Orcward (Adventures in Aguillon #3)
Liz Faraim - Canopy (A Vivian Chastain Novel #1)
Liz Faraim - Stitches and Sepsis (A Vivian Chastain Novel #2)
Lynn Ames - 46
M. Raiya - Owl
Matt Doyle - Half-Light (The Cassie Tam Files #5)
Maz Maddox - Smash & Grab (RELIC #1)
Megan Casey - The Lesbian Private Eye
Mel Gough - A Leap of Faith
Mel Gough - The Valet
Mia Kerick - Born for Leaving (New England State of Mind #1)
Mia Kerick - Dead Sea (Mia Kerick Story Ballads #2)
Minerva Cerridwen - The Dragon of Ynys
Pat Henshaw - Heart of the Holidays
Pat Henshaw - Making the Holidays Happy Again
Pat Henshaw - The Thaw
Pat Henshaw - When Heart Becomes Home
Pelaam - Love Never Dies
Piper Scott & Virginia Kelly - Finch (Forbidden Desires #6)
Piper Scott & Virginia Kelly - Peregrine
Quinn Ivins - The Love Factor
Quinn Ivins - Worthy of Love
R.A. Steffan - Master of Hounds (Master of Hounds #1)
R.A. Steffan - The Complete Dragon Mistress Collection (Eburosi Chronicles Bundles)
Rae D. Magdon - Lucky 8 (Lucky Breaks #2)
Rae D. Magdon & Michelle Magly - Eclipse (Dark Horizons #3)
Renee Roman - Body Language
Richard Natale - Pigeon
Rick R. Reed - The Man from Milwaukee
Rick R. Reed - The Q
Rob Rosen - Sort of Dead
Rosie Jarvis - JT’s Mission (Valhalla Warriors #2)
S.J. Carter - Stupid Love
S.L. Kassidy - Blood Rain (Warrior Class #3)
S.L. Kassidy - Taming the Wind (Warrior Class #2)
Susan Stocker - Find Your Heart (Embellished Memoir)
T. Strange - Rattling Chains
Tanya Chris - #20DaysToLA
Tanya Chris - Impossibly Fond
Tanya Chris - Manners & Mannerisms
Tara Lain - Better Red (Ever After, New York #1)
Tara Lain - Coaching the Nerd (Nerds vs Jocks)
Tara Lain - Hair Balls (Balls to the Wall)
Tara Lain - Passion of a Papillon (Fuzzy Love #1)
Tia Fielding & Lisa Henry - Family Recipe
Tia Fielding & Lisa Henry - Recipe for Two
Tinnean - Always, Ben
Tinnean - More, By All Mores (Strange, Strange World #5)
Tinnean - Rainbows in Your Eyes (Strange, Strange World #4)
Tinnean - The Best
Toshi Drake - Entity (A StarStation Novel)
V. Clifford - At Sea (A Viv Fraser Mystery #7)
Vinni George - Hold the Door (An Open Doors Novel)

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2020-2021 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Shadow of Justice

Shadow of Justice by Jess Faraday

While technically an anthology, this book could also be viewed as a novel with eight longish chapters. Each short story is a murder-mystery, complete in itself, but with the same detective main character throughout. The plot of each mystery is intricate and intriguing, and kept me guessing and on the edge of my seat! I mention the "novel view" because the development of the main character is an arc that spans the eight stories, and we intimately see and feel his growth as he struggles with forces both external and internal. The secondary characters are also drawn with depths that make them vividly real. And speaking of reality, the author's attention to setting drew me in to the point I felt I was actually walking around in 19th-century London, Cornwall, and Edinburgh! I had not heard of this author before, but there's no question: I will read her entire backlist as time allows.

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2020-2021 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Benediction (Diversion #9)

Benediction (Diversion #9) by Eden Winters

Not having read the previous stories I was a bit out in left field with this installment - however the writing is such that I enjoyed the story very much. The characters a strong, funny even when in a bad mood, and the bonds between them were heart warming. Recommended.

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2020-2021 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: The Roommate Arrangement

The Roommate Arrangement by Jae

Jae always writes well thought-out und well-written books. So expectations when I open a new book of hers are always already high. She is that good. The Roommate Arrangement surpasses these high expectations. It is a slow burn romance around a fake relationship with a perfect mix of starving artist and wounded warrior where grumpy and sunshine collide and make us readers smile. Jae explores in depth the character of her main characters, always with a pinch of humor. She avoids the pitfalls of slow burn, longer book-romances where often at some time the storyline slacks. The Roommate Arrangement keeps the tempo, the development is plot and character driven - add to that a cute dog and you have a perfect score.

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2020-2021 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Lady of Stone

Lady of Stone by Barbara Ann Wright

Superb, addictive High Fantasy set in the Pyradiste-Universe. Barbara Ann Wright always sets a high bar in Fantasy. One of the very best High Fantasy I ever read was her first „The Pyramid Waltz“. „Lady of Stone“ is of the same very high quality. She reaffirms again that she is indeed a master writer. Excellent world-building, plot craftmanship, character building. The writing style is outstanding.

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2020-2021 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Protective Behavior (Bad Behavior #5)

Protective Behavior (Bad Behavior #5) by L.A. Witt & Cari Z.

This is #5 in an ongoing series, but I had no problem reading it as a stand-alone. Skillfully written with well drawn characters - both good guys and villains, this was an easy page turning read. Highly recommended.

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2020-2021 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Accidental Desperados

Accidental Desperados by Lee Lynch

Great read. Love how Lee Lynch makes the words flow throughout the story. Gives the reader a look at the near past and how life was being lived. Lee’s characters are always well written and endear themselves to the reader. Great addition to the series.

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2020-2021 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Drifter

Drifter by Eden Winters

This is a book that should come with a soundtrack. It's a very intense read, dealing with intense issues: Loss, betrayal, deliverance, and of course, love. So the pictures this story paints are bold enough they would't be out of place on the big movie screen, and the included original lyrics lend even more depth to the whole. The plot is a perfect match of pace and poetry, and the lead characters may be flawed, but they're so innately good people, I'd love to meet them for real. A wonderful book.

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2020-2021 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: The Crystal’s Curse

The Crystal’s Curse by Jane Alden

New author to me. Very well written and engaging story that kept my interest throughout. Packed with historical references and I learned a lot about the time. Words just seemed to flow from the pages.

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