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Award Winners of 2012

Ann Bannon Popular Choice

  • Bingo Barge Murder, A Shay O'Hanlon Caper by Jessie Chandler, Published by Midnight Ink (Winner of Category)

Finalists

  • Beyond Instinct, Lynn Ames, published by Phoenix Rising Press
  • Bingo Barge Murder, Jessie Chandler, published by Midnight Ink
  • Blood Hunt, L.L. Raand, published by Bold Strokes Books
  • Jericho, Ann McMan, published by Bedazzled Ink Publishing
  • My Soldier Too, Bev Prescott, published by Blue Feather Books Ltd.
  • Shaken and Stirred, Joan Opyr, published by Bywater Books
  • Tats, Layce Gardner, published by Bella Books
  • Unbroken Circle, Mary Griggs, published by Bella Books
  • Waiting In The Wings, Melissa Brayden, published by Bold Strokes Books
  • Waking Up Gray, R.E. Bradshaw, published by R.E. Bradshaw Books

Trailblazer Award

  • Marianne K. Martin

Directors’ Award

  • Lori L. Lake

Lee Lynch Classic Award (New award in 2012)

  • Swashbuckler, Lee Lynch, published by Naiad Press

Debut Author

  • After The Fall, Robin Summers, published by Bold Strokes Books (Winner of Category)
  • Open Water, Pol Robinson, published by Bella Books (Winner of Category)
  • Waiting In The Wings, Melissa Brayden, published by Bold Strokes Books (Winner of Category)

Finalists

  • Dark Wife, The, Sarah Diemer, published by Sarah Diemer
  • Faithful Service, Silent Hearts, Lynette Mae, published by Regal Crest Enterprises
  • Girls Club, The, Sally Bellerose, published by Bywater Books
  • Slayer, The, Nadine LaPierre, published by Frisson Books
  • Unbroken Circle, Mary Griggs, published by Bella Books

Dramatic General Fiction

  • Marching To A Different Accordion, Saxon Bennett, published by Bella Books (Winner of Category)
  • Maye's Request, Clifford Henderson, published by Bold Strokes Books (Winner of Category)
  • Shaken And Stirred, Joan Opyr, published by Bywater Books (Winner of Category)

Finalists

  • Before It Stains, R.E. Bradshaw, published by R.E. Bradshaw Books
  • Faithful Service, Silent Hearts, Lynette Mae, published by Regal Crest Enterprises
  • Sarah, Son of God, Justine Saracen, published by Bold Strokes Books
  • Stealing Angel, Terry Wolverton, published by Spinsters Ink
  • What's Best For Jane, Bett Norris, published by Bywater Books

Historical Romance

  • Hidden Truths, Jae, published by L-Book ePublisher (Winner of Category)

Finalists

  • Fearless, Erin O'Reilly, published by Affinity Ebook Press NZ Ltd.
  • For Me And My Gal, Robbi McCoy, published by Bella Books

Lesbian Erotica

  • A Ride To Remember and Other Erotic Tales, Sacchi Green, published by Lethe Press (Winner of Category)
  • Collectors, The, Anne Laughlin writing as Lesley Gowan, published by Bold Strokes Books (Winner of Category)

Finalists

  • Best Lesbian Romance 2011, Radclyffe, published by Cleis Press
  • Girls Who Bite: Lesbian Vampire Erotica, Delilah Devlin, published by Cleis Press
  • Women Gone Wylde, Beth Wylde, Beth Wylde published by (Createspace)

Mystery/Thriller

  • Beyond Instinct, Lynn Ames, published by Phoenix Rising (Winner of Category)
  • Buyer's Remorse:Book 1 in the Public Eye Series, Lori L. Lake, published by Regal Crest Enterprises (Winner of Category)
  • Hell's Highway, Gerri Hill, published by Bella Books (Winner of Category)

Finalists

  • Bingo Barge Murder, Jessie Chandler, published by Midnight Ink
  • Dead Ahead, Jen Wright, published by Clover Valley Press
  • Deadly Intersections, Ann Roberts, published by Bella Books
  • Scapegoat, Amy Dawson Robertson, published by Bella Books
  • What Happened In Malinmore, Kate Sweeney, published by Intaglio Publications

Paranormal Romance

  • Before The Dawn, Kate Sweeney, published by Intaglio Publications (Winner of Category)
  • Blood Hunt, L.L. Raand, published by Bold Strokes Books (Winner of Category)

Finalists

  • The Dreamer, Her Angel And The Stars, Linda S. North, published by Regal Crest Enterprises
  • In Sight Of The Seer, Linda Anderson & Sara Marx, published by Bella Books
  • Lunatic Fringe, Allison Moon, published by Lunatic Ink
  • Scarlet Masquerade, Jett Abbott, published by Sapphire Books Publishing

Poetry

  • Head Off & Split, Nikky Finney, published by Northwestern University Press
  •  (Winner of Category)
  • Things I Say To Pirates On Nights When I Miss You, Keely Hyslop, published by Fourteen Hills Press (Winner of Category)

Finalists

  • Birdland, Kathy  McTavish, published by Wildwood River Press
  • Cloud Birds, Sheila Packa, published by Wildwood River Press
  • In The Silence Of The Unspoken, S. Anne Gardner, published by Affinity EBook Press NZ Ltd

Romantic Suspense/Intrigue/Adventure

  • Dying To Live, Kim Baldwin & Xenia Alexiou, published byBold Strokes Books (Winner of Category)
  • Nothing But The Truth, Carsen Taite, published byBold Strokes Books (Winner of Category)
  • Tats, Layce Gardner, published byBella Books (Winner of Category)

Finalists

  • Cresswell Falls, Kerry Belchambers, published byBlue Feather Books
  • Damaged In Service, Barrett, published byAffinity Ebooks Press NZ Ltd.
  • Decoded, Sara Marx, published byBella Books
  • Dust, Ann McMan, published byBedazzled Ink Publishing
  • Sheltering Dunes (The Provincetown Tales), Radclyffe, published byBold Strokes Books

Short Story/Essay Collection

  • When We Were Outlaws, Jeanne Córdova, published by Spinsters Ink (Winner of Category)

Finalists

  • She Stole My Heart and Other Stories, Milagros Silva, published by Bedazzled Ink Publishing

Speculative Fiction

  • After The Fall, Robin Summers, published by Bold Strokes Books (Winner of Category)
  • Dark Wife, The, Sarah Diemer, published by Sarah Diemer (Winner of Category)
  • When an Echo Returns, Linda Kay Silva, published by Bella Books (Winner of Category)

Finalists

  • Eat Your Heart Out, Dayna Ingram, published by BrazenHead (imprint of Lethe Press)
  • Heiresses of Russ 2011, JoSelle Vanderhooft and Steve Berman, published by Lethe Press
  • Hellebore and Rue:  Tales of Queer Women and Magic, Catherine Lundoff and  JoSelle Vanderhooft, published by Lethe Press
  • Immortal Longings: A Vampire Novel, Diane DeKelb-Rittenhouse, published by Tiny Satchel Press
  • That Voodoo That You Do, K. Simpson, published by Bedazzled Ink Publishing

Traditional Contemporary Romance

  • 96 Hours, Georgia Beers, published by Bywater Books (Winner of Category)
  • Camptown Ladies, Mari SanGiovanni, published by Bywater Books (Winner of Category)
  • Waiting In The Wings, Melissa Brayden, published by Bold Strokes Books (Winner of Category)

Finalists

  • High Impact, Kim Baldwin, published by Bold Strokes Books
  • Leaving L.A., Kate Christie, published by Bella Books
  • Roller Coaster, Karin Kallmaker, published by Bella Books
  • Storms, Gerri Hil, published by Bella Books
  • Taken by Surprise, Kenna White, published by Bella Books
  • Wildfire, Lynn James, published by Bella Books

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