RomCon Tuesday – Readers Crown Nominations

So they have announced the finalists for the Readers Crown Award.  These were chosen by readers as the best in their class of genre fiction.  Those coming to Romcon will get to find out who the winners are at Sunday Brunch, those who won’t be able to make it will have to check in; Heather & I will be announcing winners on Twitter, FB and here.

Have you read any of these books?  Who would be your favorite to win?

Good Luck to all of the nominees!


Best First Book

Ashley March Seducing the Duchess

Courtney Milan Proof by Seduction

Jessica Chambers Voices on the Waves

Liz Talley Vegas Two Step

Olivia Cunning Backstage Pass


Long Contemporary Romance

Carly Phillips Love Me If You Dare

Carly Phillips Kiss Me If You Can

Christina James A Place To Call Home

Julie James Something About You

Linda Warren Skylar’s Outlaw


Long Erotic Romance

Annabel Joseph Firebird

Elizabeth Amber Dane, The Lords of Satyr

Jaci Burton Riding The Night

Nadia Aidan Twelve Wicked Nights

Olivia Cunning Backstage Pass


Long Historical Romance

Courtney Milan Trial by Desire

Deeanne Gist Maid to Match

Monica McCarty The Chief

Robyn DeHart Desire Me

Tracy Anne Warren Wicked Delights Of A Bridal Bed


Long Paranormal Romance

Gabi Stevens The Wish List

Keena Kincaid Enthralled

Melissa Mayhue A Highlander’s Destiny

Patti O’Shea In the Darkest Night

Shannon K. Butcher Living Nightmare


Long Romantic Suspense

Brenda Novak White Heat

Brenda Novak Body Heat

Cindy Gerard Risk No Secrets

Joyce Lamb True Vision

Pamela Clare Naked Edge


Mainstream Women’s Fiction

Carol Snow Just Like Me, Only Better

Jessica Chambers Voices on the Waves

Susan Crandall Sleep No More



Romantic Novella

Abby Gaines No Ordinary Man (in One in a Million)

Abby Gaines Chasing the Dream (in The Memory of a Kiss)

Amanda McCabe Snowbound and Seduced  (in Regency Christmas Proposals)

Cindy Gerard Leave No Trace (in Deadly Promises)

Veronica Wolff The Drowning Sea  (in Ladies Prefer Rogues)


Sci-fi/Futuristic/Time-Travel Romance

Anne Marsh Bond with Me

C.J. Barry Body Master

Erin Quinn Haunting Warrior

Melissa Mayhue A Highlander’s Homecoming


Short Contemporary Romance

Abby Gaines Her Surprise Hero

Holly Jacobs A One-of-a-Kind Family

Liz Talley Vegas Two Step

Mary Sullivan A Cowboy’s Plan

Sandra Hyatt His Bride For The Taking


Short Erotic Romance

Anne Rainey What She Craves

Aubrey Ross Codename Courtesan: Winter

Aubrey Ross Codename Courtesan: Autumn


Short Historical Romance

Blythe Gifford His Border Bride

Bronwyn Scott A Thoroughly Compromised Lady

Kate Moore To Tempt a Saint

Kathryn Caskie The Duke’s Night of Sin


Short Romantic Suspense

Catherine Mann Renegade

Helen Brenna Along Came a Husband

Helen Brenna The Moon That Night

K.M. Daughters Capturing Karma

K.M. Daughters All’s Fair In Love And Law

Linda Conrad Her Sheik Protector




  1. Aurian

    Wow, what a list. The only books I have read are the Melissa Mayhue ones! And I really like that series (and the covers).

  2. Laura

    I’m making my way through the list and having fun discovering new authors.

  3. Janet

    The one’s I’ve read…
    long contemp rom. I read Carly Phillips’ Love Me if You Dare and the Julie James book. I would choose the James book

    Long hist.: Want to read Maid to Match and The Chief. I haven’t read McCarty yet, but I love Gist’s books, so I would choose that one.

    Long Rom.Susp: Toss up between Gerard and Clare. Both great books!

    Mainstream women’s: Susan Crandall, great book! (haven’t read the other authors)

    Romantic novella: Gerard, hands down! Great story!


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