Award Winners of 2010

Ann Bannon Popular Choice Award

  • Beggar of Love by Lee Lynch, published by Bold Stroke Books

Finalists

  • Everafter by Nell Stark/Trinity Tam, published by Bold Strokes Books
  • In The Works by Val Brown, published by Blue Feather Books
  • No Rules Of Engagement by Tracey Richardson, published by Bella Books
  • Outsiders by L Ames/G Beers/JD Glass/S Meagher/S Smith, published by Brisk Press
  • Playing For First by Chris Paynter, published by Blue Feather Books
  • The Scorpion by Gerri Hill, published by Bella Books
  • Winds Of Heaven by Kate Sweeney, published by Intaglio Books
  • Worth Every Step by KG MacGregor, published by Bella Books

Trailblazer Award

  • Ellen Hart

Directors’ Award

  • Rosa Moran

Award Winners for Anthology (Non-Erotica) 

  • And Baby Makes More  ed. by Susan Goldberg/CB Rose, published by Insomniac Press
  • Year’s Best Lesbian Fiction ’08  ed. by Fran Walker. published by Bedazzled Ink

Finalists

  • Romantic Interludes 2: Secrets, ed. by Radclyffe/Stacia Seaman, published by Bold Strokes Books
  • Something To Declare, ed. by Gillian Kendall, published by University of Wisconsin Press
  • Time Well Bent: Queer Alt History, ed. by Connie Wilkins, published by Lethe Press

Debut Author 

  • Keile’s Chance  by Dillon Watson, published by Bella Books     
  • October’s Promise  by Marianne Garver, published by Bella Books     
  • Waltzing at Midnight  by Robbi McCoy, published by Bella Books

Finalists

  • Renegade by Cheyne Curry, published by PD publishing
  • The Middle of Somewhere by Clifford Henderson, published by Bold Strokes Books
  • The Sublime/Spirited Voyage by Colette Moody, published by Bold Strokes Books
  • Verge by Z. Egloff, published by Bywater Books
  • Welcome Home by Glenda Poulter, published by PD Publishing

Dramatic/General Fiction     

  • Detours  by Jane Vollbrecht, published by Blue Feather Books     
  • Family Affair  by Saxon Bennett, published by Bella Books     
  • Gemini  by Geonn Cannon, published by PD Publishing

Finalists

  • A Field Guide to Deception by Jill Malone, published by Bywater Books
  • Land Beyond Maps by Maida Tilchen, published by Savvy Press
  • Small Packages by KG McGregor, published by Bella Books
  • The Middle of Somewhere by Clifford Henderson, published by Bold Strokes Books
  • Verge by Z. Egloff, published by Bywater Books

Historical Romance

  • Backwards to Oregon  by Jae, published by L-Book ePublishing     
  • Kicker’s Journey  by Lois Cloarec Hart, published by PD Publishing

Finalists

  • Fireweed by Mickey Minner, publishing by PD Publishing
  • Forgetting the Alamo, Or Blood Memory by Emma Perez, published by UT Press
  • The Clash Between the Minds by Nann Dunne, published by Intaglio Publishing
  • The Color of Dust by Claire Rooney, published by Bella Books
  • The Seduction of Moxie by Colette Moody, published by Bold Stroke Books

Lesbian Erotica

  • Attractions of the Heart  by Cheri Crystal, published by loveyoudivine     
  • Night’s Kiss  by Catherine Lundoff, published by Lethe Press

Finalists

  • Girl Crazy: Coming Out Erotica by Sacchi Green, published by Cleis Press
  • Radical Encounters by Radclyffe, published by Bold Stroke Books
  • Romance: Mild to Wild by Rrrose Carbinela, published by L-Book ePublishing
  • Sapphistocated by A Bio/B Wylde/V Wiest/J Du Pre, published by Phaze Books
  • Women of the Bite by Cecilia Tan, published by Alyson Books

Mystery/Thriller    

  • Possessing Morgan  by Erica Lawson, published by Blue Feather Books     
  • Veritas  by Anne Laughlin, published by Bold Stroke Books     
  • Who’ll Be Dead For Christmas?  by Kate Sweeney, published by Intaglio Publishing

Finalists

  • All Gone by RJ Nolan, published by L-Book ePublishing
  • Death of a Dying Man by JM Redmann, published by Bold Stroke Books
  • From Hell to Breakfast by Joan Opyr, published by Blue Feather Books
  • Tunnel Vision by Brenda Adcock, published by Regal Crest
  • World On Fire by Geonn Cannon, published by PD Publishing

Paranormal Romance

  • Barking at the Moon  by Nene Adams, published by PD Publishing     
  • Everafter  by Nell Stark/Trinity Tam, published by Bold Stroke Books

Finalists

  • Ancestral Magic by Moondancer Drake, published by PD Publishing
  • Fireside by Cate Culpepper, published by Bold Stroke Books
  • The Sea Hawk by Brenda Adcock, published by Regal Crest

Poetry     

  • Bird Eating Bird  by Kristin Naca, published by Harper     
  • In Praise of Falling  by Cheryl Dumesnil, published by University of Pittsburgh Press     
  • The Heart’s Traffic  by Ching-in Chen, published by Arktoi Books

Finalists

  • A by Sophie Robinson, published by Les Figues Press
  • Cave of the Yellow Volkswagen by Maureen Seaton, published by Carnegie Mellon Press
  • Diminuendo by Emily Reed, published by Blue Feather Books
  • Tryst by Angie Estes, published by Oberlin College Press
  • When It Happens To You by Alice Teeter, published by Star Cloud Press

Romantic Suspense/Intrigue/Thriller  

  • Next of Kin  by Jae, published by L-Book ePublishing     
  • The Scorpion  by Gerri Hill, published by Bella Books     
  • Thief of Always  by Kim Baldwin/Xenia Alexiou, published by Bold Stroke Books

Finalists

  • Hanging Offense by Cleo Dare, published by Regal Crest
  • It Should Be A Crime by Carsen Taite, published by Bold Stroke Books
  • Lilac Mines by Cheryl Klein, published by Manic D Press
  • No Rules of Engagement by Tracey Richardson, published by Bella Books
  • Returning Tides by Radclyffe, published by Bold Stroke Books

Short Story/Essay/Collections (Non Erotica)        

  • Mean Little Deaf Queer  by Terry Galloway, published by Beacon Press     
  • My Sweet Wild Dance  by Mikaya Heart, published by Dog Ear Press     
  • Outsiders  by L Ames/G Beers/JD Glass/S Meagher/S Smith, published by Brisk Press

Finalists

  • Called Back: My Reply To Cancer by Mary Cappello, published by Alyson Books
  • Likewise: The High School Comic Chronicles of Ariel Schrag by Ariel Schrag, published by Touchstone/S&S
  • Not Quite the Same by Sheila Morris, published by Red Letter Press
  • Revenge of the WS Professor by Bonnie J Morris, published by Indiana University Press
  • The Blonde On The Train by Eleanor Lerman, published by Mayapple Press

Speculative Fiction        

  • Forever Mine  by KD Williamson, published by L-Book ePublishing     
  • Second Nature  by Jae, published by L-Book ePublishing     
  • The Veil of Sorrow  by Crystal Michallet-Romero, published by PD Publishing

Finalists

  • Day Of The Dead by Victoria Brownworth, published by Spinsters Ink
  • Friends in High Places by Andi Marquette, published by Bedazzled Ink
  • Iron Rose Bleeding by Anne Azel, published by PD Publishing
  • Survive the Dawn by Kate Sweeney, published by Intaglio Publishing
  • Ximora by Patty G Henderson, published by Black Car Publishing

Traditional Contemporary Romance   

  • Keile’s Chance  by Dillon Watson, published by Bella Books     
  • Stranded  by Blayne Cooper, published by Spinsters Ink     
  • Worth Every Step  by KG McGregor, published by Bella Books

Finalists

  • Double Trouble by RJ Nolan, published by L-Book ePublishing
  • No Strings by Gerri Hill, published by Bella Books
  • Side Order of Love by Tracey Richardson, published by Bella Books
  • The Legacy by Susan X. Meagher, published by Brisk Press
  • Winds of Heaven by Kate Sweeney, published by Intaglio Publishing

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