elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

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
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