2020 Goldie Finalists
2020 Goldie FINALISTS

Below  is the list of finalists for the 2020 GCLS Awards. Congratulations to all finalists! 

 

Please note: Nominators may optionally provide a link to purchase the nominated book. The link is posted for reference only and is not an endorsement of any particular merchant on the part of the GCLS.

Please refer to the Nominations Guidelines page or CONTACT the Awards Administrators if there are any questions.

 

Ann Bannon Popular Choice

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Beautiful Dreamer Melissa Brayden Bold Strokes Books Buy
Galileo  Ann McMan Bywater Books Buy
Judge Me When I'm Wrong Cheryl A. Head Bywater Books Buy
Listen Kris Bryant Bold Strokes Books Buy
Not the Marrying Kind Jae Ylva Publishing Buy
The Keeper's Daughter Susan X Meagher Brisk Press Buy
The Roommate Arrangement Jae Ylva Publications Buy
Thorn Anna Burke Bywater Books Buy

Contemporary Romance (Short Novels)

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Because I Said So  Karin Kallmaker Bella Books Buy
Listen  Kris Bryant Bold Strokes Books  Buy
Practice Makes Perfect Carsen Taite Bold Strokes Books Buy
Second Chances  A.E. Radley Heartsome Publishing Buy
The Road to Madison Elle Spencer Bold Strokes Books Buy
Wavering Convictions Erin Dutton Bold Strokes Books Buy

Contemporary Romance (Mid-Length Novels)

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
After the Summer Rain Gerri Hill Bella Books Buy
Chasing Sunset Missouri Vaun Bold Strokes Books Buy
Coming Home KJ Self-published Buy
Fear of Falling Georgia Beers Bold Strokes Books Buy
Game Changers Jane Cuthbertson Launch Point Press Buy
Ordinary is Perfect D. Jackson Leigh Bold Strokes Books Buy
Other Girls: a love story about second chances Avery Brooks Bywater Books Buy
Reinventing Lindsey Maggie Brown Bella Books Buy
The Song of the Sea Jenn Alexander Bywater Books Buy
Wooing The Farmer Jenny Frame Bold Strokes Books Buy

Contemporary Romance (Long Novels)

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
A Heart This Big Cheyenne Blue Ylva Publishing Buy
Beautiful Dreamer Melissa Brayden Bold Strokes Books Buy
Full English Rachel Spangler Bywater Books Buy
If the Shoe Fits E. J. Noyes Bella Books Buy
Recipe for Love: A Table-to-Farm Romance Aurora Rey Bold Strokes Books Buy
Royal Court Jenny Frame Bold Strokes Books Buy
The Long Shot A. L. Brooks Ylva Publishing Buy
The Roommate Arrangement Jae Ylva Publishing Buy

Debut Novel

This category is no longer judged separately; eligible Debut Novels across all Fiction: Novel categories will be scored together to identify finalists and winners.

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy book
Everything Grows  Aimee Herman Three Rooms Press Buy
Game Changers  Jane Cuthbertson Launch Point Press Buy
In the Way of All Flesh
Caitlin Alise Donovan Regal Crest Enterprises Buy
Miranda in Milan
Katharine Duckett Tom Doherty Associates Buy
Orpheus Girl
Brynne Rebele-Henry Soho Press Buy
Temper CA
Paul Skenazy Miami University Press Buy
The Song of the Sea
Jenn Alexander Bywater Books Buy

Erotic Novels

Title
Author
Publisher
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Double Six Brenda Murphy Ninestar Press Buy
The Lesbian Billionaires Club KC Luck KC Luck Media Buy

General Fiction

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Find Someone To Love Divya Sood Riverdale Avenue Books Buy
London Undone
Nan Higgins
Bold Strokes Books
Buy

General Non-Fiction

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
An Army of Lovers, Women's Music of the '70s and '80s Jamie Anderson Bella Books Buy
In the Dream House  Carmen Maria Machado Graywolf Press Buy

Historical Fiction

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Acts of Contrition  Elena Graf Purple Hand Press Buy
Invisible, as Music Caren J. Werlinger Corgyn Publishing Buy
Two Wings to Fly Away Penny Mickelbury Bywater Books Buy

Mystery/Thriller/Crime

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Deadeye: A Luce Hansen Thriller
Meredith Doench Bold Strokes Books Buy
Galileo  Ann McMan Bywater Books Buy
Hard Fall: A McStone and Martinelli Thriller
Pascal Scott Sapphire Books Buy
Judge Me When I'm Wrong
Cheryl A. Head Bywater Books Buy
Not Dead Enough J.M. Redmann Bold Strokes Books Buy
The Blood Runs Cold
Catherine Maiorisi Bella Books Buy

Paranormal/Occult/Horror

**A Tie in this category warrants listing 5 finalists. 

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
A Bittersweet Garden
Caren J. Werlinger Corgyn Publishing, LLC Buy
Borage  Gill McKnight Dirt Road Books Buy
Chasing Shadows Lila Bruce Lila Bruce Buy
Endangered Michelle Larkin Bold Strokes Books Buy
Legacy
Charlotte Greene Bold Strokes Books Buy

Poetry Poems/Collections

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Pressure Cooker Love Bomb  Sharanpal Ruprai Frontenac House Ltd. Buy
Sotto Voce  Maureen Hynes Brick Books Buy
Take Me with You, Wherever You're Going
Jessica Jacobs Four Way Books Buy

Romantic Blend

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Alone
E. J. Noyes Bella Books Buy
Breathe  Cari Hunter Bold Strokes Books Buy
Burn It Down
K. Aten Regal Crest Enterprises Buy
Gallows Humor  Carolyn Elizabeth Bella Books Buy
Leading the Witness  Carsen Taite Bold Strokes Books Buy
Secrets in a Small Town
Nicole Stiling Bold Strokes Books Buy
Stormy Seas
Ali Vali Bold Strokes Books Buy
The Ashford Place
Jean Copeland Bold Strokes Books Buy

Science-Fiction/Fantasy

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
A Quantum Singularity (Nexus Trilogy - Book 3)  C.A. Farlow Desert Palm Press Buy
Changing Course  Brey Willows Bold Strokes Books Buy
Miranda in Milan  Katharine Duckett Tom Doherty Associates Buy
Not Your Average Love Spell  Barbara Ann Wright Bold Strokes Books Buy
Sisters of the Vast Black
Lina Rather Tor.com Publishing Buy
The Future of Another Timeline
Annalee Newitz Tom Doherty Associates Buy
Thorn Anna Burke Bywater Books Buy

Tee Corinne Award for Outstanding Cover Art

Title
Cover Artist
Publisher
Buy Book
Alone Judith Fellows Bella Books Buy
Catch Me When I'm Falling Ann McMan Bywater Books Buy
Chain Reactions Ann McMan Phoenix Rising Press Buy
Create a Life to Love Melody Pond Bold Strokes Books Buy
Fire & Ice Ann McMan Bywater Books Buy
Galileo  Ann McMan Bywater Books Buy
Secrets Well Kept  Ann McMan Phoenix Rising Press Buy
Thorn  Ann McMan Bywater Books Buy
Two Wings To Fly Away  Ann McMan Bywater Books Buy

Young Adult

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Everything Grows  Aimee Herman Three Rooms Press Buy
Girl Squad  Kim Hoover Bella Books Buy
In the Silences
Rachel Gold Bella Books Buy
In the Way of All Flesh  Caitlin Alise Donovan  Regal Crest Enterprises Buy

2020 Goldie Winners

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