Sunday, October 24, 2010

Bookie Awards Nominations!

Hello all!

I'mhome from my week in SC and low and behold, I actually WORKED while I was there, Surprise Surprise! So as Convention Director for the AAD event, Im happy to present to you all the nominations for 41 of the 45 categories for the first annual bookie awards! Now the Bookies from this moment onwards will be handled by our Bookie Awards staff, both are readers and attendees and have agreed to give their time to make this a fair and impartial ballot.

This year, because of lack of nominations, we have omitted 4 categories. That could change in the future. Also, Any partial nominations (title without an author) were not counted. Voting begins in November, so shall we... get to the good part? Ok then...

Anthology of the Year:
Haunted by Your Touch by: Jeaniene Frost, Shayla Black, and Sharie Kohler
Nocturnal - Jacquelyn Frank, Kate Douglas, Jess Haines, Claire Willis
Four Play by Maya Banks and Shayla Black
Nauti & WIld - Lora Leigh & Jaci Burton
Wasteland Series by bradley, Alexander,Fiesty and Jordan
Laced with Desire, Jaci Burton, Jasmine Haynes, Joey W. Hill, and Denise Rossetti
Burning Up by Angela Knight, Nalini Singh, Virginia Kantra, and Meljean Brook

Author of the Year:
Kresley Cole
Joey W. Hill
Bridget Midway
Andrea Creamer
Jacquelyn Frank
Shelly Laurenston
Larissa Ione
Jeaniene Frost

Author website of the year:
Joey Hill
Julie Garwood
Bianca D'arc
Jane Porter
Maya Banks
Sherilyn Kenyon

BDSM short story:
Trusting St. Nick by Yvette Hines
Honor Bound, Joey W. Hill
Handcuffs and Headlocks by Kim Dare

Biggest Friend to Romance:
Joy Harris
Courtney Milan
Sarah Wendell
Stella Price
Susan Grimshaw

Best Shifter short story:
Vampire in the basement, Susan Hanniford Crowley
The Wolf Within by Mandy Monroe
Flirt, Laurell K. Hamilton
A gift of Daybreak, Stella and Audra Price

Blog of the Year:
Larissa's Life
Smexy Books
bibliophilic book blog
Smart Bitches Trashy Books
Story Witch (joey W Hill)
JoJos Bookcorner
Novel Thoughts
Wicked Lil Pixie

Contemporary short story:
A Damsel Without A Dress by Rita Sawyer
Unstoppable - Laura Griffin
Stupendously Blind by Tonya Ramagos

Cross Genre Novel:
Warrior, Zoe Archer
Dead in the Family by: Charlaine Harris
Tempting the Fire by Sydney Croft
Sacrifce by Dakota Banks
Slave To Pleasure, Eliza Gayle
Archangel's Kiss by Nalini Singh
The Darkly Luminous Fight for Persephone Parker - Leanna Renee Hieber
The Wolf Next Door by Lydia Dare

Debut Author:
Kelly Creagh
Jack Greene
Jess Haines
Lydia Dare
Gini Koch
Sonya Bateman

Demon Novel:
Demon from the Dark, Kresley Cole
Sin Undone by Larissa Ione
Fearless Love by Stacey Espino
Original Sin - Allison Brennan
Ectasy Unveiled - Larissa Ione
Devil's Playground by Jenna Black

Demon short story:
The Darkest Angel Gina Showalter
Crystal Dreams - Kate Douglas
Demon Scorned by S.K. Yule

Ebook only Novel:
Nisey's Awakening by Dakota Trace
Table for three/Lainy reese,
Slave To Pleasure, Eliza Gayle
Beyond Eden by Kele Moon
Conquering India - Melissa Schroeder
Where the Rain is Made, by Keta Diablo
Comfort Food by Kitty Thomas

E Book only short story:
A Slave to Her Passions by: Jessica Coulter Smith
One wicked night/ heather boyd
Taken by Tarot, Eliza Gayle
Shaken by Dee Tenorio,

Erotic Romance Novel:

Rampant by: Saskia Walker
Branded Sanctuary by Joey W. Hill
Vampire Trinity, Joey W Hill
Dane by Elizabeth Amber
Casual Fridays by Bridget Midway
The Bid - Jax
Starlight Rite by Cherise Sinclair
Comfort Food by Kitty Thomas
Wicked Enchantment by Anya Bast

Erotic short story:
Making the Man by Yvette Hines
One wicked night/Heather Boyd
Aloha Kaua by Jenna Byrnes

Erotica Novel:
Rampant by: Saskia Walker
Branded Sanctuary by Joey W. Hill
Vampire Trinity, Joey W Hill
A Table for three / lainy reese
Double Punch - Tilly Greene
Naked by Megan Hart

Fantasy Novel:
Shalador's Lady by: Anne Bishop
Born of Ice by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Last Dragon Standing G.A. Aiken
Archangel's Kiss by Nalini Singh
Catch of a Lifetime - Judi Fennell
The Barbarian Prince by Michelle M Pillow
Enemy Lover, Karin Harlow
Double Cross by Carolyn Crane
Wicked Enchantment Anya Bast

Fantasy short story:
Here There Be Monsters, Meljean Brook
Poseidon's Catch, Susan Hanniford Crowley
Bilss, Cat Johnson
Cyras Cyclopses Tilly greene,
Seriana Found by Marie Harte

Historical Romance Novel:
Blameless, Gail carriger
Sinful- Charlotte Featherstone
Much Ado About Marriage by Karen Hawkins
Captive Sin/ anna campbell
The Firebrand - Susan Wiggs
A Hellion in Her Bed by Sabrina Jeffries
Forbidden Highlander, Donna Grant

Lifetime Achievement Award:
L.A. Banks
Diana Gabaldon
Laurell K. Hamilton
Christine Feehan
Lora Leigh
KM Moning
Sherrilyn Kenyon

GLBT: M/M Novel:

Vampire Trinity, Joey W. Hill
And Call Me In The Morning Willa Okati
Devlin and Garrick by Cameron Dane
State of Mind, by Libby Drew
Fair Game by Josh Lanyon

MC/IR Novel:
Corporate Needs by Bridget Midway
Dog Sled Selena Illyria
Sensual Confessions (Madaris Family) - Brenda Jackson
The Better to Eat You With by Lena Matthews

Most Accessible Author:
Joey W. Hill
Gini Koch
Bridget Midway
Nicole Peeler
Christina Dodd
Jacquelyn Frank
Stella and Audra Price
Nikki Duncan
Caridad Pineiro
Larissa Ione

Online Community of the year:
Joey Hill Fan Forum
Interracial Multicultural Romance Readers
Romance Divas
All About Romance
Midnight Breeds Forum

Paranormal Menage:
Vampire Mistress, Joey W. Hill
Vampire Trinity by Joey W. Hill
Fearless Desire by Stacey Espino
Embraced By Passion Diana DeRicci
Perfection by Kris Cook
Moonlight Menage, Stephanie Julian
Whirlpool by Vivian Arend

Paranormal short Story:
Flirt, Laurell K. Hamilton
The Phoenix Project - Jacquelyn Frank
A Demon's Kiss by Sable Grey
You Burn Me, by Stella and Audra Price

Publisher of the year:
Phaze Books
Harper Collins
Ellora's Cave Publishing
Purple Sword Publishing
Tease Publishing LLC
Penguin Group
Samhain Publishing

Reader voted star of tomorrow:
Stella and Audra Price
Yvette Hines
Leanna Renee Hieber
Leah Brooke
Lara Adrian
Gini Koch
Anya Bast

Romantic Suspense Novel:

Healer's Choice, Jory Strong
Deadly Fear by Cynthia Eden
After Dark - Beverly Barton
The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks
StormWalker, by Allyson James
Bring On The Night by Jeri Smith-Ready
Skin Tight by Ava Gray

Scifi Novel:
Touched By An Alien by: Gini Koch
Cryoburn, Lois McMaster Bujold
Runner's Moon: Challah Linda Mooney
Alien Revealed by Lilly Cain
Skin Tight by Ava Gray

IAD, Kresley Cole
Sweet Series by: Maya Banks
Vampire Queen Series by Joey W. Hill
Guild Hunter by Nalini Singh
Dreamlight Trilogy - Jayne Ann Krentz/Jayne Castle/ Amanda Quick
Black Dagger Brotherhood, by J.R. Ward
Demonica Series by Larissa Ione

Shifter Non Wolf Novel:
Entwined by Fate- S.A Price
Eat, Prey, Love by: Kerrelyn Sparks
No Mercy by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Healer's Choice by Jory Strong
Naked Dragon by Annette Blair
Bear Necessities Dana Marie Bell
Wildfire - Christine Feehan
Twin Spirits by Mary Winter
Beast Behaving Badly - Shelly Laurenston
Eternal Hunter, by Cynthia Eden
Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews
Love in the Time of Dragons by Katie MacAlister

Single Author anthology:
Bedtime Stories by: Jean Johnson
Tales of the Otherworld Kelley Armstrong
Tempted - Lori Foster
Men Times Three - Bonnie Edwards

Steampunk Novel:
The Iron Duke - Meljean Brook
Steamed by: Katie MacAlister
Blameless by Gail Carriger
Dreadnought, Cherie Priest

Steampunk Short story:
Love in a Time of Steam, Elizabeth Darvill
Here There Be Monsters, Meljean Brook

Vampire Novel:
Taken by Midnight by Lara Adrian
Her Vampire Husband - Michele Hauf
I'll be slaying you, by cynthia eden,
Lover Mine by JR Ward
Enemy Lover by Karin Harlow
His Redeemer's Kiss Diana Castilleja
Shadow of the Vampire by Meagan Hatfield
Vampire Trinity, Joey W Hill

Vampire Short story:
Flirt, Laurell K. Hamilton
Vampire in the Basement by Susan Hanniford Crowley
Forever Mine by Jude Mason

Werewolf Novel:
Sin Undone by Larissa Ione
A Certain Wolfish Charm by Lydia Dare
Pleasure of a Dark Prince, Kresley Cole
Styx's Storm - Lora Leigh
Alpha Awakening by Diana DeRicci
Wolf Signs - Vivian Arend
Dark Succession, by Teresa D'Amario
Blameless by Gail Carriger
Moon Sworn, Particia Briggs

Western Romance Novel:
Unridden, Cat Johnson
I Love This Bar by Carolyn Brown
Early Dawn - Catherine Anderson
Corralled by Lorelei James

Western Romance short story:
Christmas in Red Willow - Cheryl St. John
Discovering Daisy by Lacey Thorn

Congrats to ALL the nominees and thank you to all the nominators! Voting will commence in November, so watch for the polls to be open! Thanks again to the Bookie Awards Staff, and to all the awesome Bloggers and readers that took the time to nominate for our first year!


Unknown said...

Congratulations to all of the nominees! This list is the whoes-who of awesomness.

Fist pump for all of my blogger friends who were nominated!

Tilly Greene said...

WOW! I'm totally honored to see myself on this list - thank you :-)

Congrats to all who are on it and good luck to all those hoping to be there next year!

Twimom227 said...

Congrats to all! What a great list!

Gini Koch said...

OMG, I'm so excited to be nominated! Thank you all so much, and congrats to all the other nominees!

Off to go bounce up and down for a while...!

RENEE said...

Congrats to all the nominees!

Lydia Dare said...

Oh, wow!! Thank you so much for the nominations. How exciting.

Good luck to everyone. :)

linda said...

Congrats to everyone who was nominated. One thing that I would like to point out, when you nominate two books by one authors you make it harder for that author to win. You have their fan base split between the two books. Should have limited to one title per author. Just my opinion.

I look forward to casting my votes in November.

Stella Price said...

Hi linda and all...

Once again I will state I didnt nominate ANYONE. Im just the messenger. The nominations were done by Bloggers and readers, and it was a Blind Nomination, meaning no one saw who others were nominating. We went by number of nominations for each book nominated. Since no one knew who was nomming what, this is what happens.

Kele Moon said...

Wow!! I'm so excited to be nominated!! Thank you!

Lady D said...

Congratulations to all nominees!!! Wow, what a listing!! Can't wait to sink my teeth into these selections. What's 100 more books for the TBR shelp. LOL Lady D.

Viv Arend said...

I'm grinning from ear to ear! Thank you for the nominations in the two categories!


WickedLilPixie said...

Whoa Stella! lol I saw my name in feedshare & went WTF? So cool, ty!

Stella Price said...

Thanks for all the comments guys, and a big congrats to all of you. it means that the readers love ya LOL.

And hopefully it also means you will join us to see who wins in August!

Lilly Cain said...

Thank you so much for the nomination! And I add my congratulations to all the nominees!

Zoe Archer said...

Woo! Thank you so much for nominating WARRIOR! What an honor!

Kris_Cook said...

I am honored to have my book nominated for ADD'S Bookie award in Paranormal Menage. What a thrill. It's very impressive company to be a part of. Thanks, ADD!

Unknown said...

wow Thanks so much for the nod... Im speechless!!

Congrats to all the nominees!!!

Anna Campbell said...

Wow, I'm stoked to find myself in such wonderful company! Thank you for nominating Captive of Sin as best historical! And congratulations to all the other finalists!

Kitty Thomas said...

Thanks for nominating Comfort Food!

Heather Boyd said...

Totally buzzed to see One Wicked Night included on the list. Thank you to the kind people who nominated me.

Erica Hayes said...

OMG! Wow, thank you so much for the nomination for Debut Author. I'm so excited! Congrats to all nominees. Can't wait for the voting!

Jess Haines said...

Oh, awesome!! What an honor to be on this list!

Thank you--and congrats to everyone else who was nominated! =)


Chrissie a.k.a. HoneyB said...

Congrats to so many awesome writers on here that I love and their stories they have shared.

For those I don't know, I think my TBP list just got bigger.

Take care, Chrissie

Saskia Walker said...

If anyone heard a loud squeal... that was me. :) I'm absolutely thrilled to see my novel on this list (where there are so many fabulous books and some of the authors I most admire!) Many, many thanks for the nominations.

Larissa Ione said...

Oh, wow -- this is freaking awesome!!!! Thanks to everyone who took the time to nominate not just me and my books, but everyone who made it onto the list.

Thanks again, and congratulations, ladies!!!!

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Caridad Pineiro said...

Very honored to be one of the nominees. Thank you so much.

Bonnie Edwards said...

I've never been nominated for a writing award anywhere before and I've been releasing books steadily for over 5 WOW! Thank you SO much!

What a fab way to start my work week.

Congratulations to everyone on the list...quite an impressive party and I'm honored to be included.

Thanks again and I'm off to brag to my editor & agent.

Whoo Hoo!

Elizabeth Amber said...

Adding my congratulations to all the Bookie Award nominees! I see so many books and authors I love here, and am reminded of some books that I meant to read, so now I'll get on that.

And what a thrill to see Dane, The Lords of Satyr on the Erotic Romance list!

Thank you.

Eden Bradley-Eve Berlin said...

Wow-the Smutketeers are all so excited to have our continuity Wasteland series on this list! Thanks to everyone who nominated us!

meljean brook said...

Knocked flat out on my ass with surprise. I had no idea! I'm just blown away -- Thank you to everyone for the nominations!

Jennifer Ashley/ Allyson James / Ashley Gardner said...

Well cool! I'm honored to be nominated for Stormwalker. Thank you! And congrats to the other nominees. Many worthy books and authors!

Michelle Pillow said...

Thank you for the nomination :)

heitzqp said...

Honored to be nominated. Congrats to all nominees, and good luck to all.

heitzqp said...

Keep forgetting I have my old sign in name for google.

S. K. Yule here-- Let's try this again now that I've actually introduced myself : )

Honored to be nominated. Best of luck to all nominees and Congrats!

Dakota Trace said...

Wow! What a surprise. I've never been nominated for my writing before. And it's such a thrill to see my name on a ballot with some of my favorite authors. Thanks for nominating Nisey's Awakening. And congrats to all the other nominees!


Teresa D'Amario said...

I was so shocked and honored when I saw this, I forgot to respond. LOL. I'm very very honored, and thanks so much! And good luck to all the nominees! What an awesome list you guys came up with.

Joy Harris said...

OMG! How exciting is this???? Me, Joy Harris, nominated with Sue Grimshaw. My goosebunps have goosebumps! Thank you so very much. I am overwhelmed

Harlow said...

Thank you for nominating ENEMY LOVER in the Best Vampire novel category! I'm in great company. So many great names and fabulous titles. Good luck to everyone!

JoAnne Kenrick said...

WOW !!! Those are some rocking great reads up there. Congrats to all the authors nominated, and good luck to ya all. Now, off to the TBR list...if I can find the end of it. LOL

Dana Marie Bell said...

Holy Moly. How did I miss that? I've got my Snoopy Dance going on (and my husband is once again looking at me like I'm a nut). I'm with Bonnie Edwards: What a fab way to end my week! Thank you so much, and congratulations to everyone who got nominated. I saw some awesome names on this list and some VERY good books.

Annette Blair said...

I've been out of town for the NJ Conference, so just got home and saw this. I'm thrilled that NAKED DRAGON was nominated for the Shapeshifter (Non-Wolf) Award. Thanks to whoever nominated me!

Annette Blair said...


Darkreader said...

Congrats to allth nominees!
I can't wait to vote!!

Kate Douglas said...

Coming up from deep lurk/deadline mode to say thank you to the Bookie Awards committee for the nominations for the Nocturnal anthology and also for my novella, Crystal Dreams. That's very cool to be included among so many of my favorite authors!

Best wishes to all.

Kayelle Allen said...

I opened my yahoo group to all EPIC eBook award finalists this weekend. I'd love to have all of you drop in and tell us about your nomination as well. I posted a note of congratulations on the group, Romance Lives Forever. Thank you Keta Diablo for telling me about this award. Congratulations everyone!
To post an excerpt, go to (yahoo group)

Jude Mason said...

First of all, I'd like to thank whoever nominated my vampire short story here. Forever Mine was great fun to write and I'm really thrilled to have it found its way here.

Also, I'd like to thank Selena Illyria for letting me know. What a fantastic thing to find out about on a rainy, windy evening. I'm truly honored to find myself in such amazing company.

Good luck to all who have been nominated!


Josh Lanyon said...

How very, very exciting! Thanks so much for the nomination. I'm honored.

Donna Grant said...

Thanks for the nomination of FORBIDDEN HIGHLANDER in the historical category. I'm in wonderful company. :)

And congrats to all the other nominees. :D


Carolyn Crane said...

Yow!! Thanks SO much for nominating me! OMG, I'm in hugely exciting company here, and just SO honored!

Annette Blair said...

How will we know when voting begins?

Stella Price said...

Hi annette and everyone,

Voting will begin late November I believe, on the AAD website (which goes up I think tomorrow).

We will be announcing it on the Blog (here) and through other Social networks like FB, Twitter and the Yahoo groups.

Annette Blair said...

Thanks, Stella! Happy Writing & Happy Thanksgiving!

Mikaela said...

Moon Sworn? *scratches head* I haven't heard about it! Unless it is Alpha and Omega 3, that's out fall 2011? Or do you mean Silver Borne? Moon Crossed is the first Mercy Thompson novel.

Dakota Banks said...

I was so pleased and honored to find my name on this list of illustrious authors! Congrats to all the other nominees, too!

Carolyn Brown said...

I was honored to see I LOVE THIS BAR on the list! I'm in good company with this list of awesome authors!