Award Winners of 2011

Ann Bannon Popular Choice

  • Starting From Scratch  by Georgia Beers, published by Brisk Press

Finalists

  • Come Back To Me  by  Chris Paynter, published by Blue Feather Books
  • Eyes On The Stars  by  Lynn Ames, published by Phoenix Rising
  • For Frying Out Loud     Fay Jacobs, published by A&M Books
  • Miles To Go  by  Amy Dawson Robertson, published by Bella Books
  • Missing Lynx   by  Baldwin & Alexiou, published by Bold Strokes Books
  • Soul’s Rescue  by  Pat Cronin, published by Regal Crest
  • The Long Way Home  by  Rachel Spangler, published by Bold Strokes Books

Trailblazer Award

  • Karin Kallmaker

Directors’ Award

  • Lois Glenn

Anthology (Non-erotica)

  • Keep Your Wives Away From Them: Orthodox Women, Unorthodox Desires  by Miryam Kabakov, published by North Atlantic Books

Finalists

  • Journeys: An Anthology of Life  by   A.L. Hotchkin, published by L-Book
  • To Love and To Cherish  by  ed: Beth Wylde and Lara Zielinsky, published by Loveyoudevine Alterotica

Debut Author

  • Red Rover  by Liz Bugg, published by Insomniac Press
  • Rip Van Dyke  by Kate McLachlan, published by Regal Crest Enterprises
  • Shadow Point  by Amy Briant, published by Bella Books

Finalists

  • Jukebox  by  Gina Noelle Daggett, published by Bella Books
  • Miles To Go  by  Amy Dawson Robertson, published by Bella Books
  • The Side Door   by  Jan Donley, published by Spinsters Ink
  • Whatever Gods May Be  by  Sophia Kell Hagin, published by Bold Strokes Books
  • Wind And Bones by   Kristin Marra, published by Bold Strokes Books

Dramatic General Fiction

  • Something To Believe  by Robbi McCoy, published by Bella Books
  • The Side Door  by Jan Donley, published by Spinsters’ Ink
  • Whatever Gods May Be  by Sophia Kell Hagin, published by Bold Strokes Books

Finalists

  • Another Life Altogether  by  Elaine Beale, published by Spiegel & Grau
  • Big Bang Symphony  by  Lucy Jane Bledsoe, published by University of Wisconsin Press
  • House Of Cards  by  Nat Burns, published by Bella Books
  • Living Room  by  Dodici Azpadu, published by Neuma Books
  • Mother Load:  Shaken #4  by  KG MacGregor, published by Bella Books

Historical Romance

  • Eyes On The Stars  by Lynn Ames, published by Phoenix Rising Press
  • Mephisto Aria  by Justine Saracen, published by Bold Strokes Books
  • Soiled Dove  by Brenda Adcock, published by Regal Crest Enterprises

Finalists

  • Frederica And The Viscountess by  Barbara Davies, published by Bedazzled Ink
  • Lily Of The Tower by  Elizabeth Hart, published by Bella Books
  • The Heart’s Longing by  Anna Furtado, published by Regal Crest
  • Theodora by Stella Duffy, published by Little Brown Group Book
  • Untamed Women Of Yesteryear by  Helen Dunn, published by L-Book

Lesbian Erotica

  • Lesbian Lust  by Sacchi Green, published by Cleis Press

Finalists

  • She Loves Me  by Leigh Ellwood, published by DLP Books
  • Women In Uniform  by Verda Foster and Pat Cronin, published by Regal Crest

Mystery/Thriller

  • From A Distance  by CL Hart, published by PD Publishing
  • Of Course It’s Murder  by Kate Sweeney, published by Intaglio Publishing
  • Watermark  by J.M. Redmann, published by Bold Strokes Books

Finalists

  • Miles to Go  by Amy Dawson Robertson, published by Bella Books
  • Murder Takes to The Hills  by Jessica Thomas, published by Bella Books
  • The Cruel Ever After  by Ellen Hart, published by St Martins
  • The Curse of the Jade Dragon  by Nene Adams, published by PD Publishing
  • Tilting at Windmills  by Geonn Cannon, published by PD Publishing

Paranormal Romance

  • Rip Van Dyke  by Kate McLachlan, published by Regal Crest Enterprises
  • River Walker  by Cate Culpepper, published by Bold Strokes Books

Finalists

  • Canyon Shadows  by Victoria Welsh & KC West, published by Blue Feather Books
  • Nevermore  by Nell Stark & Trinity Tam, published by Bold Strokes Books
  • Shadow Point  by Amy Briant, published by Bella Books

Poetry

  • Echo & Lightening  by Sheila Packa, published by Wildwood River Press
  • White Shirt  by Laurie MacFayden, published by Frontenac House

Finalists

  • Canyon Shadows  by Victoria Welsh & KC West, published by Blue Feather Books
  • A Study In Love    by  Carol Little, published by Little Books
  • Handmade Love   by  Julie Enszer, published by A Midsummer Night’s Press
  • The Window Into One’s Soul   by  Sutton, Blackhawk, Carbinela, DK, published by L-Book

Romantic Suspense/Intrigue/Adventure

  • Above Temptation  by Karin Kallmaker, published by Bella Books
  • Devil’s Rock  by Gerri Hill, published by Bella Books
  • Missing Lynx  by Kim Baldwin & Xenia Alexiou, published by Bold Strokes Books

Finalists

  • Falling Into Fate by JM Dragon, published by Intaglio
  • Rainey Days by R.E. Bradshaw, published by Blue Crab Pub
  • The Butterfly Moments by Renee Bess, published by Regal Crest
  • The Pleasure Set by Lisa Girolami, published by Bold Strokes
  • Wind And Bones by Kristin Marra, published by Bold Strokes

Short Story/Essay Collection

  • For Frying Out Loud  by Fay Jacobs, published by A&M Books
  • Frosting On The Cake: 2nd Helpings  by Karin Kallmaker, published by Bella Books

Finalists

  • America   by Anne Azel, published by PD Publishing
  • Spoon Fed   by Kim Severson, published by Riverhead Books
  • The Purple Golf Cart   by Ronni Sanlo, published by Purple Books Publishing

Speculative Fiction

  • Bourn’s Edge  by Barbara Davies, published by Bedazzled Ink
  • More Than An Echo  by Linda Kay Silva, published by Bella Books
  • Nigredo  by Alex Mykals, published by PD Publishing

Finalists

  • A Matter of Blood  by  Andi Marquette, published by Bedazzled Ink
  • City of Strangers  by  Diana Rivers, published by Bella Books
  • Flowers of Edo: A Ghost Story  by  Nene Adams, published by Black Car Publishing
  • Lesser Prophets  by  Kelly Sinclair, published by Blue Feather Books
  • The Chronicles of Ratha  by  Erica Lawson, published by Blue Feather Books

Traditional Contemporary Romance

  • Always Faithful  by Isabella, published by Sapphire Books
  • Photographs of Claudia  by KG MacGregor, published by Bella Books
  • Starting From Scratch  by Georgia Beers, published by Brisk Press

Finalists

  • Everafter by Nell Stark & Trinity Tam, published by Bold Strokes Books
  • Collide by  Maria Ciletti, published by Intaglio
  • Come Back To Me by  Chris Paynter, published by Blue Feather Books
  • Jukebox by   Gina Noelle Daggett, published by Bella Books
  • Love Waits by  Geri Hill, published by Bella Books
  • The Long Way Home by  Rachel Spangler, published by Bold Strokes Books



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