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Rainbow Awards: And the award goes to...

It was a VERY LONG path to this day, sometime good (most of the time), sometime bad (not so much to ruin this experience). First of all a big thank to all the judges who helped me to arrive to this result: 

Aileenfan, Alan Michael Williams, Aleksandr Voinov, Amie Love, Anna, Antonella, Arch, Austin Wallace, Benjamin, Bethann Korsmit, Bobby D. Whitney, Byron A. Lorrier, Carey Parrish, Carol H., Cassandra Gold, Cat Grant, Charlie David, Chris, Ciarán Llachlan Leavitt, Clare London, Craig Burke, Dakota Flint, Debra, Devon Rhodes, E.M. Lynley, Eric Ethingon, Erotic Horizon, Ethan Day, Ethan Stone, Eve, George Henson, Heathyr Diamond, Heidi Cullinan, Heidi F., James Rasmussen, Jan Irving, Jason B., Jay Hartman, Kenley Maitland, Jem, Jenre, Jessica G., Josh Aterovis, Julie W., K.C. Kendricks, Kate Cotoner, Kate McMurray, Kele, Ken Kimball, Kimberly Gardner, Kirsten, Kris Jacen, Kym Hinton, Lee Pulaski, Lee Rowan, Lia, Lily, Lori Toland, Luce, Lyne, Matt Montgomery, Merith, Miguel Santana, Minami, Mitzie, Molly Church, Morg, Perpetua, R.J. Scott, Rbm00, Rosemary "Ro", Robert Jaquay, Rosie, Roxy Harte, Ryan Field, Sandra M., Shannon Yarbrough, Shelby I., Signy Kuiper, Sloan Parker, Stephan Schmetterling, Steve Callahan, T.C. Blue, Tammy, Tim Keller, Uli, Will F. 

A special thank you to the celebrities jury for the Rainbow Award Cover Contest:
Dylan Rosser, Jack Mackenroth and Jesse Archer



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: Alligator PressAmber Quill Press, Aspen Mountain Press, Bold Strokes Books, Bristlecone Pine Press, Captiva PressCarina Press, Carnal Passions, Chelsea Station Editions, Cherokee McGhee, Circlet Press, Cleis PressDreamspinner Press, Ellora's Cave, eXtasy BooksFanny Press, GMP Editions, Haiduk Press, Holistic Ideas Press, Infinity Publishing, Insomniac Press, Lethe Press, Liquid Silver BooksLoose Id, Lyrical Press, Manifold PressMLR Press, Noble Romance Publishing, Outskirts Press, P.D. PublishingPink Petal Books, Prizm Books, QueerEdFiction, Ravenous Romance, Reluctant PressResplendence PublishingRomance Unbound PublishingRunning PressSamhain Publishing, Sapphire Books, Shanlian Wordlit Press, Silver PublishingSiren Publishing, SL Publishing Group, SouthWest Publications, Swimming Kangaroo Books, The Sofawolf Press, Torquere Books, Total-e-BoundZumaya Publications

And now what all you are waiting, the 2010 Rainbow Awards. And the awards go to:



Best Gay Coming of Age / Young Adult: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1186909.html
1) Louise Blaydon - Summer Song
2) Dakota Chase - The Eye of Ra
3) Hayden Thorne - The Curse of Arachnaman

Best Bisexual / Transgender Contemporary: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1187212.html
1) Iolanthe Woulff - She's My Dad
2) Clifford Henderson - Spanking New
3) Mykola Dementiuk - Dee Dee Day

Best Gay Contemporary: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1187489.html
1) Wayne Courtois - Tales My Body Told Me
2) Miguel Santana - The Marien Revelation
3-tie) Marshall Moore - An Ideal for Living
Sean Meriwether - The Silent Hustler

Best Lesbian Contemporary: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1187599.html
1) Kim Pritikel - 1049 Club
2) V.K. Powell - Fever
3) Geonn Cannon - Tilting at Windmills

Best Gay Erotica Contemporary: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1187880.html
1) Heidi Cullinan - Special Delivery
2) Anah Crow & Dianne Fox - Slow Bloom
3) A.J. Llewellyn - The Wine-Dark Sea

Best Gay Contemporary Romance: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1188344.html
1) Sloan Parker - More
2) Marie Sexton - Strawberries for Dessert
3) Eden Winters - The Wish

Best Bisexual, Transgender & Lesbian Fantasy: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1188499.html
1) Sandra McDonald - Diana Comet and Other Improbable Tales
2) Jane Fletcher - Wolfsbane Winter
3) Alex Mykals - Nigredo

Best Gay Fantasy: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1188860.html
1-tie) Heidi Cullinan - Hero
Heidi Cullinan - Miles and the Magic Flute
2) Becca Abbott - Cethe
3) J.C. Herneson - Spring of the Stag God

Best Bisexual, Transgender & Lesbian Historical: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1189084.html
1) Colette Moody - The Seduction of Moxie
2) Justine Saracen - Mephisto Aria
3) Angelia Sparrow & Naomi Brooks - Showdown at Yellowstone River

Best Gay Historical: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1189258.html
1) Alan Chin - The Lonely War
2) Donald Hardy - Lovers Knot
3) George Gardiner - The Hadrian Enigma

Best Gay Mystery / Thriller: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1189542.html
1) Geoffrey Knight - The Riddle of the Sands
2) P.A. Brown - L.A. Boneyard
3) Anthony Bidulka  - Date with a Sheesha

Best Lesbian Mystery / Thriller: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1189782.html
1) Ronica Black - The Seeker
2) Radclyffe - Returning Tides
3) J.M. Redmann - Death of a Dying Man

Best Gay Paranormal / Horror: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1190053.html
1) Viki Lyn - Last Chance
2) Jenna Byrnes & Jude Mason - Alex's Appeal
3) Marguerite Labbe - Our Sacred Balance

Best Lesbian Paranormal / Horror: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1190156.html
1) Nell Stark & Trinity Tam - Everafter
2) Moondancer Drake - Natural Order
3) Gill McNight - Goldenseal

Best Gay Sci-Fic / Futuristic: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1190592.html
1) Mark Alders - Light of the Body
2) Mark Kendrick - Trenekis of Hiera
3) Belinda McBride - An Uncommon Whore

Best Characters: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1190870.html
1-tie) Alan Chin - The Lonely War
Colette Moody - The Seduction of Moxie
2) Kim Pritikel - 1049 Club
3-tie) C.J. Black - Illusion of Night
Donald Hardy - Lovers Knot
Heidi Cullinan - Special Delivery
Louise Blaydon - Summer Song
Marie Sexton - Strawberries for Dessert
Moondancer Drake - Natural Order
Nell Stark & Trinity Tam - Everafter
Radclyffe - Returning Tides
Ronica Black - The Seeker

Best Setting: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1190954.html
1) Alan Chin - The Lonely War
2) Colette Moody - The Seduction of Moxie
3) Kim Pritikel - 1049 Club

Best Writing Style: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1191204.html
1-tie) Heidi Cullinan - Special Delivery
Ronica Black - The Seeker
V.K. Powell - Fever
2) Justine Saracen - Mephisto Aria
3) J.M. Redmann - Death of a Dying Man

Best Overall Non Fiction: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1191460.html
1) Drewey Wayne Gunn - The Golden Age of Gay Fiction
2) Donald H. Clark - Loving Someone Gay
3) Andrew Ramer - Queering the Text

Best Overall Bisexual / Transgender Fiction: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1191737.html
1) Sandra McDonald - Diana Comet and Other Improbable Tales
2) Angelia Sparrow & Naomi Brooks - Showdown at Yellowstone River
3) Iolanthe Woulff - She's My Dad

Best Overall Gay Fiction: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1191948.html
1) Alan Chin - The Lonely War
2) Heidi Cullinan - Special Delivery
3-tie) Donald Hardy - Lovers Knot
Geoffrey Knight - The Riddle of the Sands

Best Overall Lesbian Fiction: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1192315.html
1) Colette Moody - The Seduction of Moxie
2) Kim Pritikel - 1049 Club
3) Ronica Black - The Seeker

Best Cover: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1192664.html
1) The Lost Library - Cover Art by Mel Odom
2) Oracle - Cover Art by Reese Dante
3) Fugly - Cover Art by Christine M. Griffin

See you next year!

 
Here's the link for Rainbow Cheesecake Boy prints: http://www.etsy.com/listing/63055083/print-of-cheesecake-boy-pin-up-painting

Comments

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elisa_rolle
Dec. 10th, 2010 09:46 am (UTC)
Really outstanding, for the quality of the submission, it was hard competition but I think the judges did a wonderful job
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elisa_rolle
Dec. 10th, 2010 09:46 am (UTC)
You are welcome and it was my pleasure
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elisa_rolle
Dec. 10th, 2010 09:47 am (UTC)
Fun and satisfying and thank you again
Ryan Field
Dec. 10th, 2010 12:34 am (UTC)
Thanks for doing all the hard work and for keeping this moving along, Elisa. I'm going to post something about it now!!
elisa_rolle
Dec. 10th, 2010 09:47 am (UTC)
Thank you Ryan, you were one of my best supporter, of me and the Awards
annabirmingham
Dec. 10th, 2010 01:38 am (UTC)
You did a fantastic job, as always! Thanks so much for letting me be a part of it again, and introducing me to books that I would never have read otherwise.
Well done to the winners :)
Anna x
elisa_rolle
Dec. 10th, 2010 09:48 am (UTC)
Judges sometime dared to read and most of the time the result was they were glad to have done that
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elisa_rolle
Dec. 10th, 2010 09:48 am (UTC)
Me too, I slept 8 full hour after that and now for at least 4 months, no more Awards ;-) but next year is coming...
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elisa_rolle
Dec. 10th, 2010 09:49 am (UTC)
So many that I heart for some of the authors who didn't arrive in the top positions, but really, the submissions were all so good
aileenfan
Dec. 10th, 2010 08:45 am (UTC)
Thank you Elisa, you did excellent job as always:)))
elisa_rolle
Dec. 10th, 2010 09:49 am (UTC)
And thank to you and all the other judges for helping me
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elisa_rolle
Dec. 10th, 2010 10:07 am (UTC)
You are welcome Tame, it was a long ride ;-)
clarelondon
Dec. 10th, 2010 09:50 am (UTC)
Congratulations to the winners and even more hearty congratulations to Elisa for organising and running the contest! :)
elisa_rolle
Dec. 10th, 2010 10:08 am (UTC)
It was my pleasure, and this time a little more structured ;-)
joanne_kells
Dec. 10th, 2010 11:48 am (UTC)
Fab job, Elisa:) Thanks goes to you and all the judges who made this a superb contest:)

Congratualtions to all the winners! Yay!

elisa_rolle
Dec. 10th, 2010 11:58 am (UTC)
I will reply for all the judges: thank to you all who supported these awards.
chrissymunder
Dec. 10th, 2010 02:51 pm (UTC)
Appreciative thanks to you and the judges, Elisa for all the hard work that went into this year's program. One of the benefits as a reader is the way the process brings work to my attention I might otherwise have missed.
elisa_rolle
Dec. 10th, 2010 02:55 pm (UTC)
that is the best achievement of all.
beccaabbott
Dec. 11th, 2010 03:49 am (UTC)
Thank you for all your hard and careful work. (And for having the patience of a saint!)
elisa_rolle
Dec. 11th, 2010 08:18 am (UTC)
Thank you Becca, as I said it's most of the time a pleasure, and the few time I need to use my patience, I have stored it ;-)
elena_62
Dec. 11th, 2010 09:12 am (UTC)

Hi, Elisa!

I already thanked you for the awesome job, but twice is better ;-).

I wanted to add that Dreamspinner Press just sent a special newsletter announcing that all their Rainbow Award winning titles (13 books!) are 25% off till December 18th.

Have a nice weekend!

Ciao

Antonella
elisa_rolle
Dec. 11th, 2010 10:54 am (UTC)
Yes, I see the newsletter and also Bold Strokes Books sent a similar one yesterday. I'm really glad the publishers appreciated the Awards. Maybe I will post something.
erotichorizon
Dec. 11th, 2010 06:41 pm (UTC)
Congrats to all the winners and the judges on your hard work...

Now my TBR list is longer than ever...

Well done Elisa...

E:)
elisa_rolle
Dec. 11th, 2010 09:35 pm (UTC)
And thanks to you EH for you second year as judge (and I hope not the last!)
http://www.google.com/profiles/bellasbookslut
Dec. 12th, 2010 08:09 pm (UTC)
Congrats to all (and thanks to Elisa)
Congrats to all - I see a lot of very deserving winners here, and some new reads I will definitely be picking up.

Thanks most of all to Elisa for making this happen again, and for doing such a stellar job!

I will definitely spread the word!

Bibrary Bookslut: 2010 Rainbow Awards - Winners! (http://bibrary.blogspot.com/2010/12/2010-rainbow-awards-winners.html)
elisa_rolle
Dec. 12th, 2010 08:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Congrats to all (and thanks to Elisa)
Thank you, I hope this will become a trusted source for finding books to read
literateshrew
Dec. 31st, 2010 07:34 pm (UTC)
Link-backs
I just thought I would let you know that I boosted the signal a bit by linking to the Rainbow Awards on my blog. :)

http://literateshrew.blogspot.com/2010/12/quick-note-rainbow-awards.html
elisa_rolle
Dec. 31st, 2010 07:48 pm (UTC)
Re: Link-backs
thank you, really appreciated.
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