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2015 BOOKSELLERS’ BEST AWARD

A Published Authors’ Contest for Books Published in 2014
Sponsored by Greater Detroit Romance Writers of America

Shelly Bell, Co-Chair BBA2015@aol.com
Barbara Wilder, Co-Chair wilder.barbara24@gmail.com

The 2016 BBA will open on October 1, 2015.

 

The Greater Detroit RWA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Booksellers' Best Award Contest.

 
 

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2015 Booksellers' Best Award Winners:

THE PATTY SHENBERGER AWARD FOR BEST FIRST BOOK

Elizabeth Michels, Must Love Dukes

SHORT CONTEMPORARY

Jennifer Snow, Falling for Leigh

LONG CONTEMPORARY

Karen Rock, A League of Her Own

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

Susannah Sandlin, Lovely, Dark, and Deep

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

Barbara Longley, The Highlander’s Bargain

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

Caroline Fyffe, West Winds of Wyoming

NOVELLA

Lisa Belcastro, A Shenandoah Christmas

EROTIC ROMANCE

Kate Baum, Funny Girl

YOUNG ADULT

Callie James, Innocent

INSPIRATIONAL

Irene Hannon, Deceived

SINGLE TITLE

Deeanne Gist, Fair Play

Congratulations to all of our winners!

 
 

 

And here are all of the Finalists:
 
 

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2015 Booksellers' Best Award Finalists:

THE PATTY SHENBERGER AWARD FOR BEST FIRST BOOK

Sheila Athens, The Truth About Love
Danica Favorite, Rocky Mountain Dreams
Tamara Hughes, Once Upon a Masquerade
J.C. McKenzie, Shift Happens
Elizabeth Michels, Must Love Dukes

SHORT CONTEMPORARY

Barbara DeLeo, The Bouquet List
Leigh Duncan, The Bull Rider’s Family
Michelle Major, A Kiss on Crimson Ranch
Crista McHugh, Breakaway Hearts
Jennifer Snow, Falling for Leigh

LONG CONTEMPORARY

Donna Alward, Treasure on Lilac Lane
Sheila Athens, The Truth About Love
Virginia Katra, Carolina Man
Maggie McGinnis, A Cowboy’s Christmas Promise
Karen Rock, A League of Her Own

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

Lena Diaz, Take the Key and Lock Her Up
Kaylie Newell, Lone Wolfe Protector
Susannah Sandlin, Deadly, Calm, and Cold
Susannah Sandlin, Lovely, Dark, and Deep
Julie Ann Walker, Hell for Leather
Rebecca Zanetti, Blind Faith

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

J.T. Geissinger, Into Darkness
Sharon Kay, Wicked Waves
Barbara Longley, The Highlander’s Bargain
J.C. McKenzie, Shift Happens
Lauren Smith, The Shadows of Stormclyffe Hall

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

Anna Campbell, What A Duke Desires
Caroline Fyffe, West Winds of Wyoming
Hughes Tamara, Once Upon a Masquerade
Margaret Mallory, Captured by a Laird (The Douglas Legacy)
Elizabeth Michels, Must Love Dukes

NOVELLA

Lisa Belcastro, A Shenandoah Christmas
Katherine Garbera, Her Summer Cowboy    
Robin Kaye, Heat of the Moment
Margaret Mallory, The Gift: A Highland Novella      
Lori Wilde, Valentine's Day Disaster

EROTIC ROMANCE

Kate Baum, Funny Girl
Jane Colt, Runaway Bridesmaid
Savanna Fox, Bound to be Dirty
Samantha Ann King, Tempting Meredith
Elle Saint James, Bloodbond Prophecy

YOUNG ADULT

Patty Blount, Some Boys
NJ Damschroder, Full Fusion
Callie James, Innocent
Callie James, Student Bodyguard for Hire
Madeline Wynn, Daughter of the Fallen

INSPIRATIONAL

Amanda Cabot, With Autumn's Return
Elizabeth Camden, With Every Breath
Vannetta Chapman, Murder Simply Brewed
Irene Hannon, Deceived
Irene Hannon, One Perfect Spring

SINGLE TITLE

Carey Baldwin, Judgment
Carey Baldwin, Confession
Moriah Densley, Starter Wife
Deeanne Gist, Fair Play
Beth Yarnall, Dyed and Gone

 
 

 

DEADLINES

*1/15/15 Entry forms and fees must be paid
*2/1/15 Books must be received by coordinators
*On or before 5/15/15, finalists will be notified
*On or before 5/22/15, finalists’ names will be posted on GDRWA website
*July of 2015 – Evening awards reception at
RWA National Conference in New York (date to be announced)
*On or before 8/15/15 – winners’ names will be posted on the GDRWA website

 

 

2014 Booksellers' Best Award

A Published Author's Contest for Books Published in 2013 sponsored by Greater Detroit Romance Writers of America

 

The Greater Detroit RWA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Booksellers Best Award Contest.

 
 

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2014 Booksellers' Best Award Winners:

TRADITIONAL

"The Courage to Say Yes," Barbara Wallace
(Harlequin Romance, Flo Nicoll)

 

SHORT HISTORICAL

"Lachlan's Bride," Kathleen Harrington
(Avon Impulse, Erika Tsang)

 

SINGLE TITLE

"The Time Between," Karen White
(New American Library, Cindy Hwang)

 

SHORT CONTEMPORARY

"Conceal, Protect," Carol Ericson
(Harlequin Intrigue, Allison Lyons)

 

LONG CONTEMPORARY

"The Cowboy's Christmas Baby," Carolyn Brown
( Sourcebooks Casablanca, Deb Werksman)

 

PARANORMAL (TIE)

"Midnight's Kiss," Donna Grant
( St. Martin's Press Romance, Monique Patterson)

"Allegiance Sworn," Kylie Griffin
(Berkley Sensation, Leis Pederson)

 

INSPIRATIONAL

"Vanished," Irene Hannon
(Baker Publishing Group Ravell, Jennifer Leep)

 

LONG HISTORICAL

"The Hunter," Monica McCarty
(Random House Ballantine Books, Kate Collins)

 

YOUNG ADULT

"Running On Empty," Colette Ballard*
(Spencer Hill Press Tulip Romance (Tulip Teen), Marie Romero)

 

EROTIC

"Unforgettable," Alison Kent
(Berkley Heat, Wendy McCurdy)

 

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

"Ashes, Ashes, They All Fall Dead," Lena Diaz
(Avon Impulse, Chelsey Emmelhainz)

 

NOVELLA

"Christmas At Copper Mountain," Jane Porter
(Tule Publishing Group, Montana Born Books, Tessa Shapcott)

 

BEST FIRST BOOK

"Doctor, Soldier, Daddy," Caro Carson*
(Harlequin Special Edition, Gail Chasan)

 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

 
 

 



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