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2018 Golden Crown Literary Awards Nominations

 

Here are the completed nominations for the 2018 GCLS Awards. New submissions will be posted after the Awards Administrators have checked for eligibility, confirmed that all requested information have been received, and verified that the nomination fee has been paid. If sending physical books, the nomination will be posted after the books are received by the Awards Administrators.

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This page is updated manually (there is no automatic feed between the online Awards system and this page). As such, new submissions will be posted in batches. Thank you for your patience.

Please refer to the Nominations Guidelines page or contact the Awards Administrators at awards@goldencrown.org if there are any questions.

Last update: Sunday 19 November 2017



 

Ann Bannon Popular Choice

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
A Heart Well Traveled, Volume One, Tales of Long Distance Love Affairs and Unlikely Outcomes Sallyanne Monti (ed.) Sapphire Books Publishing buy
A Heart Well Traveled, Volume Two, Tales of Erotica, Fantasy and Sci-Fi Love Affairs and Unlikely Outcomes Sallyanne Monti (ed.) Sapphire Books Publishing buy
An Outsider Inside R J Samuel Self-Published buy
Ardulum: First Don J.S. Fields Ninestar Press buy
Ardulum: Second Don J.S. Fields Ninestar Press buy
Choosing Love MB Panichi Bella Books buy
Death and Love at the Old Summer Camp Dolores Maggiore Sapphire Books Publishing buy
Devoted Alison R. Solomon Wild Girl Press buy
Edge of Glory Rachel Spangler Bywater Books buy
The End Roselle Graskey and Cheyne Curry Bossy Pants Books buy
Falling Hard Jae Ylva Publishing buy
Floodlight Reba Birmingham Regal Crest Enterprises buy
Glimpses of a Fractured Soul Mercedes Lewis Regal Crest Enterprises buy
Goldenrod Ann McMan Bywater Books buy
The Impasse Franci McMahon Bold Strokes Books buy
Miranda R.D. DeLisle Sapphire Books Publishing, LLC buy
More Than a Song Chris Paynter Companion Publications buy
No One But You Catherine Maiorisi Bella Books buy
Our Happy Hours, LBGT Voices From the Gay Bars S. Renee Bess and Lee Lynch (eds.) Flashpoint Publications buy
Perfect Rhythm Jae Ylva Publishing buy
Picture Perfect Lisa Moreau Bold Strokes Books buy
Strawberry Summer Melissa Brayden Bold Strokes Books buy
Strike a Match Fiona Riley Bold Strokes Books buy
Time's Rainbow: Writing Ourselves Back Into American History Lori L. Lake & Christopher Hawthorne Moss (ed.) Launch Point Press buy
Underwater Vibes Mickey Brent Bold Strokes Books buy
Unlikely Match Fiona Riley Bold Strokes Books buy
What Matters Most Georgia Beers Brisk Press buy
The Wrong Woman Cass Lennox Riptide Publishing buy

 

Anthology/Collections (Fiction)

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
A Failure to Communicate S. Andrea Allen BLF Press buy
A Heart Well Traveled, Volume One, Tales of Long Distance Love Affairs and Unlikely Outcomes Sallyanne Monti (ed.) Sapphire Books Publishing buy
A Heart Well Traveled, Volume Two, Tales of Erotica, Fantasy and Sci-Fi Love Affairs and Unlikely Outcomes Sallyanne Monti (ed.) Sapphire Books Publishing buy
Conference Call Ann Roberts (ed.) Bella Books buy
Girls Next Door: Lesbian Romance Sandy Lowe and Stacia Seaman (ed.) Bold Strokes Books buy
Our Happy Hours, LBGT Voices From the Gay Bars S. Renee Bess and Lee Lynch (eds.) Flashpoint Publications buy
Time's Rainbow: Writing Ourselves Back Into American History Lori L. Lake & Christopher Hawthorne Moss (ed.) Launch Point Press buy

 

Anthology/Collections (Non-Fiction)

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Dispatches From Lesbian America Xequina Maria Berber, Giovanna Capone, Cheela Romain Smith (eds.) Bedazzled Ink Publishing buy
Solace: Writing, Refuge, and LGBTQ Women of Color S. Andrea Allen and Lauren Cherelle (eds.) BLF Press buy

 

Contemporary Romance (Short Novels)

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Beached Jody Klaire J K Publishing buy
Breaking Anchor Geonn Cannon Supposed Crimes buy
Constellations Meghan Diane Bella Books buy
Eating Life Beth Burnett Sapphire Books Publishing buy
Echo Point Virginia Hale Bella Books buy
Everything Between Us Harper Bliss Ladylit Publishing buy
Fake it till You Make it M. Ullrich Bold Strokes Books buy
Forget Me Not Kris Bryant Bold Strokes Books buy
Freedom to Love Ronica Black Bold Strokes Books buy
Fresh Start Nita Round Regal Crest Enterprises buy
Highland Fling Anna Larner Bold Strokes Books buy
Illegal Contact Becky Harmon Bella Books buy
In the Direction of the Sun Lucy J. Madison Sapphire Books Publishing buy
LOVERS J. Anderson Self-Published buy
More Than a Song Chris Paynter Companion Publications buy
One Last Drop Nicole Field Less Than Three Press buy
Pausing Renee Mackenzie Affinity Ebook Press NZ LTD buy
Planning for Love Erin Dutton Bold Strokes Books buy
The Right Kind of Wrong PJ Trebelhorn Bold Strokes Books buy
Running From Love Jen Silver Affinity Rainbow Publications buy
Snowbird Season BJ Phillips Desert Palm Press buy
Unbridled Fox Brison Bold Fox Publishing n/a
unBroken Donna K. Ford Bold Strokes Books buy
Underwater Vibes Mickey Brent Bold Strokes Books buy
Unexpected Jenny Frame Bold Strokes Books buy
Visiting Hours Tagan Shepard Bella Books buy
You Make Me Tremble Karis Walsh Bold Strokes Books buy

 

Contemporary Romance (Mid-Length Novels)

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
A Fairytale of Possibilities Kiki Archer K.A Books buy
Amounting to Nothing Karis Walsh Bold Strokes Books buy
An Empty Stool TJ Whittle Desert Palm Press buy
Ask, Tell E. J. Noyes Bella Books buy
Beyond the Skyline Lise Gold Lise Gold Books buy
The Butterfly Whisperer Lisa Moreau Bold Strokes Books buy
Delay of Game Tracey Richardson Bella Books buy
Don't Forget AJ Adaire Desert Palm Press buy
Drawn Together JD Glass Ylva Publishing buy
Falling for Love - A Winter Romance Addison M. Conley Sapphire Books Publishing, LLC buy
Finding You Emma Nichols Britain's Next Bestseller buy
Fire Dancer Micheala Lynn Bella Books buy
Lily's Fire Lise Gold Lise Gold Books buy
Meet Me in the Middle Yvonne Heidt Sapphire Books Publishing buy
Miles Apart A. L. Brooks Ylva Publishing buy
New Additions Becky Harmon Bella Books buy
New Life Jan Gayle Bold Strokes Books buy
Night Voice CF Frizzell Bold Strokes Books buy
Once Bitten Kate Owen Less Than Three Press buy
Picture Perfect Lisa Moreau Bold Strokes Books buy
The Practitioner Ronica Black Bold Strokes Books buy
Royal Rebel Jenny Frame Bold Strokes Books buy
Secret Hearts Radclyffe Bold Strokes Books buy
Sidebar Carsen Taite Bold Strokes Books buy
Strike a Match Fiona Riley Bold Strokes Books buy
Switchback S.W. Andersen S.W.Andersen Books buy
Take Me There Julie Cannon Bold Strokes Books buy
Taking Sides Kathleen Knowles Bold Strokes Books buy
What Matters Most Georgia Beers Brisk Press buy
Where Love Leads Erin McKenzie Bold Strokes Books buy
Wishing on a Dream Julie Cannon Bold Strokes Books buy
The Wrong Woman Cass Lennox Riptide Publishing buy

 

Contemporary Romance (Long Novels)

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Beauty and the Boss Ali Vali Bold Strokes Books buy
Best Maid Plans Jody Klaire J K Publishing buy
Chasing Mercury Kimberly Cooper Griffin Night River Press buy
Choosing Love MB Panichi Bella Books buy
Close to Home Rachel Spangler Bywater Books buy
Coming Out: An LA Lovers Book Jourdyn Kelly Self-Published buy
Crescent City Confidential Aurora Rey Bold Strokes Books buy
Edge of Glory Rachel Spangler Bywater Books buy
Eyes Like Those Melissa Brayden Bold Strokes Books buy
FAME Susan X Meagher Brisk Press buy
Falling Hard Jae Ylva Publishing buy
First Degree Burns (Scarred - Book 4) S. L. Kassidy Desert Palm Press buy
Just Beyond the Shining River Lynnette Beers Regal Crest Enterprises buy
Meet Me Halfway Eija Jimenez Reines de coeur buy
No One But You Catherine Maiorisi Bella Books buy
Off Pitch Brianna Kienitz Ninestar Press buy
Perfect Rhythm Jae Ylva Publishing buy
The Secret Pond Gerri Hill Bella Books buy
Soul Survivor I. Beacham Bold Strokes Books buy
Strawberry Summer Melissa Brayden Bold Strokes Books buy
Summer Of Love Ashley Quinn Self-Published buy
Summer's Cove Aurora Rey Bold Strokes Books buy
To Be Determined Mardi Alexander and Laurie Eichler Bold Strokes Books buy
Turbulence E. J. Noyes Bella Books buy
Unlikely Match Fiona Riley Bold Strokes Books buy
Where the Light Glows Dena Blake Bold Strokes Books buy
Who'd Have Thought G Benson Ylva Publishing buy
Without A Pail Michelle Marra Self-Published buy

 

Debut Novel

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy book
Ask, Tell E. J. Noyes Bella Books buy
Bend Nancy J. Hedin Anglerfish Press an imprint of Riptide Publishing buy
Death and Love at the Old Summer Camp Dolores Maggiore Sapphire Books Publishing buy
Dreadnought April Daniels Diversion Books buy
Echo Point Virginia Hale Bella Books buy
Falling for Love - A Winter Romance Addison M. Conley Sapphire Books Publishing, LLC buy
Finding You Emma Nichols Britain's Next Bestseller buy
Floodlight Reba Birmingham Regal Crest Enterprises buy
Hard Limits Pascal Scott Blackout Books LLC buy
Highland Fling Anna Larner Bold Strokes Books buy
Just Beyond the Shining River Lynnette Beers Regal Crest Enterprises buy
Knight's Sacrifice Nita Round Regal Crest Enterprises buy
Lily's Fire Lise Gold Lise Gold Books buy
LOVERS J. Anderson Self-Published buy
Miranda R.D. DeLisle Sapphire Books Publishing, LLC buy
Off Pitch Brianna Kienitz Ninestar Press buy
The Square Donut Lauren Crane Backyard Bird Publishing buy
The Tiger's Daughter K. Arsenault Rivera Tor/Forge Books buy
Visiting Hours Tagan Shepard Bella Books buy
Underwater Vibes Mickey Brent Bold Strokes Books buy
Where the Light Glows Dena Blake Bold Strokes Books buy
The Winter Loon Lori Henriksen Cougar Creek Books buy

 

Erotica

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Complications MJ Williamz Bold Strokes Books buy
Hard Limits Pascal Scott Blackout Books LLC buy
Her Best Friend's Sister Meghan O'Brien Bold Strokes Books buy
Knife's Edge: Kinky Lesbian Erotica Emily L. Byrne Queen of Swords Press buy
Love Down Under MJ Williamz Bold Strokes Books buy
Party Favors Jaime Clevenger Bella Books buy
This Foreign Affair Harper Bliss Ladylit Publishing buy
Witches, Princesses, and Women at Arms: Erotic Lesbian Fairy Tales Sacchi Green (ed.) Cleis Press buy

 

General Fiction

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
The 5 Iza Moreau Black Bay Books buy
A Time to Speak Riley Scott Bella Books buy
An Outsider Inside RJ Samuel Self-Published buy
Aunt Sookie & Me Michael Scott Garvin Self-Published buy
Beneath Everything Suzie Carr Sunny Bee Books buy
Bend Nancy J. Hedin Anglerfish Press an imprint of Riptide Publishing buy
Bitterroot Queen Jove Belle Dirt Road Books buy
Changing Perspectives Jen Silver Affinity Rainbow Publications buy
The Dragon's Children R. Vania Magic Door Publications buy
Goldenrod Ann McMan Bywater Books buy
Knowing Katharine Q. Kelly Ride the Rainbow Books buy
Lauren's Manifesto Carole Avalon Regal Crest Enterprises buy
The Long Way Home Roslyn Bane Desert Palm Press buy
Miranda R.D. DeLisle Sapphire Books Publishing, LLC buy
Postcards from the Canyon Lisa Gitlin Bywater Books buy
Razor's Edge Isabella Sapphire Books Publishing buy
The Termination Annette Mori Affinity Ebook Press NZ LTD buy

 

General Non-Fiction

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Dog Church Gail Gilmore Bedazzled Ink Publishing buy
Fried & Convicted: Rehoboth Beach Uncorked Fay Jacobs Bywater Books buy
Unseen: Intersecting Faith & Sexuality in the Bible Belt Meredith Jade Self-Published buy

 

Historical Fiction

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
The Ada Decades Paula Martinac Bywater Books buy
Crossing the Wide Forever Missouri Vaun Bold Strokes Books buy
Daring and Decorum: A Highwayman Novel Lawrence Hogue Supposed Crimes buy
Heart's Orders Jaycie Morrison Bold Strokes Books buy
Mistress of Mogador T. T. Thomas Bon View Publishing buy
Olympus Nights on the Square Vanda Writer Sans Merci Press buy
The Sniper's Kiss Justine Saracen Bold Strokes Books buy
Speakeasy, Speak Love Sharon G. Clark Regal Crest Enterprises buy
Water's Edge Genevieve Fortin Bella Books buy
The Winter Loon Lori Henriksen Cougar Creek Books buy

 

Mystery/Thriller

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
A Date To Die Anne Laughlin Bold Strokes Books buy
A Lamentation of Swans Valerie Bronwen Bold Strokes Books buy
A Quiet Death Cari Hunter Bold Strokes Books buy
A Secret to Tell Ann Roberts Bella Books buy
Buried Heart Laydin Michaels Bold Strokes Books buy
The Devil's Due Ali Vali Bold Strokes Books buy
Devoted Alison R. Solomon Wild Girl Press buy
Dog Biscuits Geonn Cannon Supposed Crimes buy
Forsaken Trust: A Luce Hansen Thriller Meredith Doench Bold Strokes Books buy
Genuine Gold Ann Aptaker Bold Strokes Books buy
The Girl on the Edge of Summer J. M. Redmann Bold Strokes Books buy
Murder on the Mullet Express Gwen Mayo and Sarah E. Glenn Mystery and Horror, LLC buy
Omnipotence Enough Sophia Kell Hagin Bold Strokes Books buy
The Organization Annette Mori, Erin O'Reilly Affinity Ebook Press NZ LTD buy
Pursuit Jackie D Bold Strokes Books buy
Repercussions Jessica L. Webb Bold Strokes Books buy
Sawmill Springs Gerri Hill Bella Books buy
Taken In Erica Abbott Bella Books buy
Troop 18 Jessica L. Webb Bold Strokes Books buy

 

Paranormal/Horror

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Finding Fire Shelia Powell and Liz McMullen Sapphire Books Publishing buy
Five Moons Rising Lise MacTague Bella Books buy
The Ghost of Emily Tapper Nita Round Regal Crest Enterprises buy
Knight's Sacrifice Nita Round Regal Crest Enterprises buy
She Wolf Sheri Lewis Wohl Bold Strokes Books buy
Walking Through Shadows Sheri Lewis Wohl Bold Strokes Books buy

 

Poetry

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Bread from a Stranger’s Oven Janlori Goldman White Pine Press buy
Glimpses of a Fractured Soul Mercedes Lewis Regal Crest Enterprises buy
Hanging On Our Own Bones Judy Grahn Arktoi Books buy
Social Dance: A Book of Ballroom Poetry Carolyn Boll Headmistress Press buy
truth be bold—Serenading Life &n Death in the Age of AIDS Julene Tripp Weaver Finishing Line Press buy
Unfathoming Andrea Cohen Four Way Books buy

 

Romantic Suspense/Intrigue/Adventure

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Captivated Annette Mori Affinity Ebook Press NZ LTD buy
Heart Stop Radclyffe Bold Strokes Books buy
Hiding Out Kay Bigelow Bold Strokes Books buy
The Impasse Franci McMahon Bold Strokes Books buy
In the Company of Crocodiles Maggie Brown Bella Books buy
Into Thin Air Jeannie Levig Bold Strokes Books buy
Letter of the Law Carsen Taite Bold Strokes Books buy
Lightning Chasers Cass Sellars Bold Strokes Books buy
Lightning Strikes Cass Sellars Bold Strokes Books buy
Milgrane: Embracing the Sapphire Y. L. Wigman Bella Books buy
Moment of Weakness KG MacGregor Bella Books buy
Murder at Metrolina Kate Merrill Bella Books buy
The Scholarship Jaime Maddox Bold Strokes Books buy
Shattered Paradise (Salvaggio's Light Book 1) C. L. Cattano Vagary Publishing buy
Skin in the Game Melissa Price Bella Books buy
Speak In Winter Code S. M. Harding Bella Books buy
Thorns of the Past Gun Brooke Bold Strokes Books buy
Under Parr Andrea Bramhall Ylva Publishing buy
Wildling's Claim (Salvaggio's Light Book 4) C. L. Cattano Vagary Publishing buy
Worthy of Trust and Confidence Kara A. McLeod Bold Strokes Books buy
Unchained Memories Dena Blake Bold Strokes Books buy

 

Science-Fiction/Fantasy

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
A Quantum Uncertainty (Nexus Trilogy - Book 2) C.A. Farlow Desert Palm Press buy
Ardulum: First Don J.S. Fields Ninestar Press buy
Ardulum: Second Don J.S. Fields Ninestar Press buy
Birthright Missouri Vaun Bold Strokes Books buy
Cheerleaders from Planet X Lyssa Chiavari The Kraken Collective buy
The End Roselle Graskey and Cheyne Curry Bossy Pants Books buy
Erased Robbi McCoy Bella Books buy
Escape: Exodus Book Three Gun Brooke Bold Strokes Books buy
Floodlight Reba Birmingham Regal Crest Enterprises buy
House of Fate Barbara Ann Wright Bold Strokes Books buy
Listen for the Train Rosa Sophia Less Than Three Press buy
Losing Hold (Cicatrix Duology - Book 2) Kellie Doherty Desert Palm Press buy
The Magic Found In Chaos Sharon G. Clark Regal Crest Enterprises buy
Phoenix Rising Rebecca Harwell Bold Strokes Books buy
Rescues and the Rhyssa TS Porter Less Than Three Press buy
Sappho's Bar and Grill Bonnie J. Morris Bywater Books buy
Seoul Circuit Tamara Boyens Supposed Crimes buy
Shattered Lee Winter Ylva Publishing buy
Spark Catherine Friend Bold Strokes Books buy
The Standing Stones: The Chronicles of Caymin Caren J. Werlinger Corgyn Publishing, LLC buy
The Third Law Jordan Falconer Bedazzled Ink Publishing buy
The Tiger's Daughter K. Arsenault Rivera Tor/Forge Books buy
Trafalgar and Boone and the Books of Breathing Geonn Cannon Supposed Crimes buy
Wish on the Water Eve Francis Less Than Three Press buy

 

Tee Corinne Award for Outstanding Cover Art

Title
Cover Artist
Publisher
Buy Book
A Heart Well Traveled, Volume One, Tales of Long Distance Love Affairs and Unlikely Outcomes Ann McMan, Treehouse Studio Sapphire Books Publishing buy
A Heart Well Traveled, Volume Two, Tales of Erotica, Fantasy and Sci-Fi Love Affairs and Unlikely Outcomes Ann McMan, Treehouse Studio Sapphire Books Publishing buy
A Quantum Uncertainty (Nexus Trilogy - Book 2) Rachel George Desert Palm Press buy
An Empty Stool Ann McMan, TreeHouse Studio Desert Palm Press buy
An Outsider Inside Ann McMan, Treehouse Studio Self-Published buy
Bare Bones Pati Martinez BL Kamm buy
Bend Natasha Snow Anglerfish Press an imprint of Riptide Publishing buy
Chasing Mercury Erin Dameron-Hill Night River Press buy
Cheerleaders from Planet X Key of Heart Designs The Kraken Collective buy
Death and Love at the Old Summer Camp Michelle Brodeur Sapphire Books Publishing buy
Devoted Ann McMan, TreeHouse Studio Wild Girl Press buy
Don't Forget AJ Adaire Desert Palm Press buy
The Dreamcatcher Ann McMan, TreeHouse Studio Sapphire Books Publishing buy
Eating Life Ann McMan, TreeHouse Studio Sapphire Books Publishing buy
The End Karen D. Badger Bossy Pants Books buy
Fake it till You Make it Jeanine Henning Bold Strokes Books buy
FAME Carolyn Norman Brisk Press buy
Genuine Gold Philomena Marano Bold Strokes Books buy
Glimpses of a Fractured Soul Ann McMan, AcornGraphics Regal Crest Enterprises buy
Hard Limits Brenda Gonet Blackout Books LLC buy
Just Beyond the Shining River Ann McMan, AcornGraphics Regal Crest Enterprises buy
The Long Way Home Michelle Brodeur Desert Palm Press buy
More Than a Song Stephanie Solomon Companion Publications buy
Night Voice Deb B. Bold Strokes Books buy
No Good Deed Pati Martinez BL Kamm buy
Our Happy Hours, LBGT Voices From the Gay Bars Ann McMan, TreeHouse Studio Flashpoint Publications buy
Shattered Paradise (Salvaggio's Light Book 1) Chynsia Hinesley Vagary Publishing buy
Snowbird Season Michelle Brodeur Desert Palm Press buy
Speak In Winter Code Linda Callaghan Bella Books buy
The Standing Stones: The Chronicles of Caymin Patty G. Henderson, Boulevard Photografica Corgyn Publishing, LLC buy
Switchback Cindy Bamford S.W. Andersen Books buy
The Termination Nancy Kaufman Affinity Ebook Press NZ LTD buy

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Young Adult

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Buried Secrets Ginna Wilkerson JMS Books buy
Death and Love at the Old Summer Camp Dolores Maggiore Sapphire Books Publishing buy
The Dreamcatcher Barrett Sapphire Books Publishing buy
The Girl Who Wasn't Dead Samantha Boyette Bold Strokes Books buy
Nico & Tucker Rachel Gold Bella Books buy
On A LARP Stefani Deoul Bywater Books buy
Pieces G Benson Ylva Publishing buy
Sovereign April Daniels Diversion Books buy
The Square Donut Lauren Crane Backyard Bird Publishing buy

 

 

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