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2017 Goldie Finalists

 

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Updated:                   Thursday, April 20, 2017

Ann Bannon Popular Choice

Title
Author
Publisher
Captain of Industry Karin Kallmaker Bella Books
Final Cut Lynn Ames Phoenix Rising Press
First Position Melissa Brayden Bold Strokes Books
Perfect Pairing Rachel Spangler Bywater Books
Poppy Jenkins Clare Ashton Breezy Tree Press
Rainbow Gap Lee Lynch Bold Strokes Books
The Liberators of Willow Run Marianne K. Martin Bywater Books
Trial by Fury KG MacGregor Bella Books

 

Anthology/Collections (Creative Non-Fiction)

Title Author
Publisher
Active Voice The Comic Collection: The Real Life Adventures Of An Asian-American, Lesbian, Feminist, Activist And Her Friends!
Written by P. Kristen Enos with Heidi Ho; Illustrated by Derek Chua, Leesamarie Croal, Casandra Grullon, Beth Varni and Dan Parent
Furia Press
Lesbian Decadence: Representations in Art and Literature of Fin-de-Siècle France
Nicole G. Albert Harrington Park Press 

 

Anthology/Collections (Fiction)

 

Title
Author
Publisher
Finding Ms. Write Jae & Jove Belle
Ylva Publishing
Girls With Guns
Michelle Grubb, Carsen Taite, Ali Vali Bold Strokes Books
Happily Ever After Various Bella Authors Bella Books
It's Only Love: A Short Story Collection Diane Marina Aspen Palms Press
Lez Talk: A Collection of Black Lesbian Short Fiction S. Andrea Allen and Lauren Cherelle (eds) BLF Press, LLC
Tales from Sea Glass Inn Karis Walsh Bold Strokes Books
The One - Stories of Falling in Love Forever Elizabeth M. Hodge (ed.) Sapphire Books Publishing
Women of the Year Karen Richard Bedazzled Ink Publishing, LLC

 

Creative Non-Fiction

Title
Author
Publisher
Indomitable: The Life of Barbara Grier
Joanne Passet Bella Books
Out - A Courageous Woman's Journey Lou Anne Smoot
Sapphire Books Publishing
Sexy Liberal! Of Me I Sing Stephanie Miller
Gival Press

 

Debut Author

Title
Author
Publisher
A Quantum Convergence (Nexus Trilogy - Book 1)
C.A. Farlow Desert Palm Press
Four Steps Wendy Hudson Ylva Publishing
Love On The Red Rocks Lisa Moreau Bold Strokes Books
Miss Match Fiona Riley Bold Strokes Books
One in the Hand Caitlin Drake Bella Books
Salvation on Mission Street Cathy Arellano Korima Press
The Big Sugarbush: Lesbian Romantic Comedy Ana B Good Hot Pants Press, LLC
The Urn Carrier Chris Convissor Bedazzled Ink Publishing, LLC

 

Dramatic/General Fiction

Title
Author
Publisher
Along Came the Rain
Alison R. Solomon Sapphire Books Publishing
Beyond the Silence Aya Walksfar Wild Haven Press
Heartwood Catherine Lane Ylva Publishing
It Pours C.D. Cain Bedazzled Ink Publishing, LLC
Life in Death M. Ullrich Bold Strokes Books
Rainbow Gap Lee Lynch Bold Strokes Books
The Big Sugarbush: Lesbian Romantic Comedy Ana B Good Hot Pants Press, LLC
The Urn Carrier Chris Convissor Bedazzled Ink Publishing, LLC
Trial by Fury KG MacGregor Bella Books

 *9 Dramatic/General Fiction finalists due to tie.

Erotica

Title
Author
Publisher
A Touch of Temptation
Julie Blair Bold Strokes Books
Best Lesbian Erotica 20th Anniversary Edition  Sacchi Green Cleis Press
Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year, Volume 1 D. L. King Cleis Press
Girls on Campus Sandy Lowe and Stacia Seaman (eds) Bold Strokes Books
Give Me Thorns, A Lesbian BDSM Romance Elizabeth Andre Tulabella Ruby Press
Heat Rachel Windsor Sapphire Books Publishing
Nights of Silk and Sapphire Amber Jacobs Ylva Publishing
The Club A.L. Brooks Ylva Publishing

 

Historical Fiction

Title
Author
Publisher
Alaskan Bride
D Jordan Redhawk Bella Books
Alice & Jean Lily Hammond Sapphica Books
Dian's Ghost Justine Saracen Bold Strokes Books
Loving Eleanor Susan Wittig Albert Persevero Press
Shaken to the Core Jae Ylva Publishing
Summer of Love Susan X Meagher Brisk Press
The Liberators of Willow Run Marianne K. Martin Bywater Books
Whiskey Sunrise Missouri Vaun Bold Strokes Books

 

Mystery/Thriller

Title
Author
Publisher
Blood Money Murder
Jessie Chandler Bella Books
Collide-O-Scope Andrea Bramhall Ylva Publishing
Going Coastal Jane DiLucchio Regal Crest Enterprises
If Looks Could Kill
Andi Marquette Ylva Publishing
Requiem for Immortals
Lee Winter Ylva Publishing
The Secret Unknown Dillon Watson Bella Books
Trigger Jessica L. Webb Bold Strokes Books
Walk-in T.L. Hart Bella Books

 

Paranormal/Horror

Title
Author
Publisher
1140 Rue Royale
Karen D. Badger Badger Bliss Books
By the Dark of Her Eyes Cameron MacElvee Bold Strokes Books
Demons Shemons K.B. Draper K.B. Draper, LLC.
Driving Me Mad L.T. Smith Ylva Publishing
Heart Of The Pack Jenny Frame Bold Strokes Books
Meeting Ms. Roman Karen F. Williams Bella Books
The House at the End of the Street Stephanie E. Kusiak Sapphire Books Publishing
Twisted Screams Sheri Lewis Wohl Bold Strokes Books

 

Poetry

Title
Author
Publisher
Acquired Community
Jane Byers Dagger Editions
In and Out of Love Shelley Thrasher Sapphire Books Publishing
Night Ringing Laura Foley Headmistress Press
Showtime at the Ministry of Lost Causes Cheryl Dumesnil University of Pittsburgh Press
SPLIT Denise Benavides Korima Press
The Body's Alphabet Ann Tweedy Headmistress Press
The Off-Season Jen Levitt Four Way Books
Torn from the Ear of Night Jimmie Margaret Gilliam White Pine Press

 

Romantic Suspense/Intrigue/Adventure

Title
Author
Publisher
A Woman of Strong Purpose
S. M. Harding Bella Books
Deception VK Powell Bold Strokes Books
Final Cut
Lynn Ames Phoenix Rising Press
Starstruck Lesley Davis Bold Strokes Books
Swelter
D. Jackson Leigh Bold Strokes Books
The Copper Egg
Catherine Friend Bold Strokes Books
The Fifth Gospel
Michelle Grubb Bold Strokes Books
Without Justice Carsen Taite Bold Strokes Books

 

Science Fiction/Fantasy

Title
Author
Publisher
Catalyst
Fletcher DeLancey Ylva Publishing
Dragon Horse War: Tracker and the Spy D. Jackson Leigh Bold Strokes Books
Hekolatis' Promise T.J. Mindancer Bedazzled Ink Publishing, LLC
Paradox Valley Gerri Hill Bella Books
Tengoku Rae D. Magdon Desert Palm Press
The Beast That Never Was Caren J. Werlinger Corgyn Publishing, LLC
The Broken Coil (The Glass Pantheon - Book 1) Sy Itha Desert Palm Press
The Flaw in Logic S.Y. Thompson Sapphire Books Publishing

 

Tee Corinne Outstanding Cover Design

Title
Artist
Publisher
After a Time LS Designs Bedazzled Ink Publishing
Alias Mrs. Jones Ann McMan, Acorn Graphics Regal Crest Enterprises
Bitter Root Melody Pond Bold Strokes Books
Final Cut Ann McMan, TreeHouse Studio Phoenix Rising Press
Heartscapes Sheri Bold Strokes Books
Perfect Pairing Ann McMan, TreeHouse Studio Bywater Books
Poppy Jenkins Jayne Fereday Breezy Tree Press
The Liberators of Willow Run Ann McMan, TreeHouse Studio Bywater Books

 

 

Traditional Contemporary Romance

Title
Author
Publisher
By Mutual Consent
Tracey Richardson Bella Books
Chef's Special Susan X Meagher Brisk Press
Courageous Love KC Richardson Bold Strokes Books
Dare to Stay
Georgia Beers Brisk Press
Embracing the Dawn Jeannie Levig Bold Strokes Books
Lights of the Heart Nat Burns Bella Books
Perfect Pairing Rachel Spangler Bywater Books
The Color of Love Radclyffe Bold Strokes Books

 

Young Adult

Title
Author
Publisher
Blind Side of the Moon
Blayne Cooper Bella Books
Gravity Juliann Rich Bold Strokes Books
Here's the Thing Emily O'Beirne Ylva Publishing
My Year Zero Rachel Gold Bella Books
Shieldmaiden Book 1: Quest for the Jewel GL Roberts Bella Books
The Portal: The Chronicles of Caymin Caren J. Werlinger Corgyn Publishing, LLC
The Songbird Thief Skye Allen Harmony Ink Press
When Butches Cry Genta Sebastian Sapphire Books Publishing

 

2017 Goldie Winners

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