2020 Goldie Nominees
2020 Goldie Nominees

Here are the completed nominations for the 2020 GCLS Awards.

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.

This page is updated manually on Sunday & Thursday. Last update:   Sunday, October 6th, 2019


Ann Bannon Popular Choice

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Burn After Reading Tina Kakadelis Create Space Buy
Burn It Down K. Aten Regal Crest Enterprises Buy
Chain Reactions Lynn Ames Phoenix Rising Press Buy
Choices Lyn Gardner Lyn Gardner Buy
Falling Kris Bryant Bold Strokes Books Buy
Listen Kris Bryant Bold Strokes Books Buy
Not the Marrying Kind Jae Yvla Publishing Buy
Over The Crescent Moon Karen D. Badger Badger Bliss Books Buy
Pretending in Paradise M. Ullrich Bold Strokes Books Buy
Secrets Well Kept Lynn Ames Phoenix Rising Press  Buy
Steel City Confidential Anne Hagan Jug Run Press Buy
Strings Attached Holly Stratimore Bold Strokes Books Buy
The Keeper's Daughter Susan X Meagher Brisk Press Buy
The Pet Boutique Suzie Carr Sunny Bee Books Buy
The Resistance  Roselle Graskey and Cheyne Curry Bossy Pants Books Buy
Wavering Convictions Erin Dutton Bold Strokes Books Buy

Contemporary Romance (Short Novels)

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
A Chapter on Love Laney Webber Bold Strokes Books Buy
Forget It Claire Highton-Stevenson Claire Highton-Stevenson Buy
Just a Touch Away Chris Paynter Companion Publications Buy
Listen  Kris Bryant Bold Strokes Books  Buy
Practice Makes Perfect Carsen Taite Bold Strokes Books Buy
Shut Up and Kiss Me Julie Cannon Bold Strokes Books Buy
Summer Desires Emily King Bella Books Buy
The Last Seduction Ronica Black Bold Strokes Books Buy
The Road to Madison Elle Spencer Bold Strokes Books Buy
Time of Day Nicole Pyland Pyland Publishing Buy
Wavering Convictions Erin Dutton Bold Strokes Books Buy
Without Pretense TJ Thomas Bold Strokes Books Buy

Contemporary Romance (Mid-Length Novels)

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Brace for Impact Becky Harmon Bella Books Buy
Chain Reactions Lynn Ames Phoenix Rising Press Buy
Coming Home KJ Amazon Buy
Falling  Kris Bryant Bold Strokes Books Buy
Fear of Falling Georgia Beers Bold Strokes Books Buy
Just One Moment Dena Blake Bold Strokes Books Buy
Keep Tahoe Blue Nicole Pyland Pyland Publishing Buy
Love to the Rescue Radclyffe Bold Strokes Books Buy
Perfect Partners Maggie Cummings Bold Strokes Books Buy
Pretending in Paradise M. Ullrich Bold Strokes Books Buy
Reinventing Lindsey Maggie Brown Bella Books Buy
Sit. Stay. Love. Karis Walsh Bold Strokes Books Buy
The Do-Over Georgia Beers Bold Strokes Books Buy
The Pet Boutique Suzie Carr Sunny Bee 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 Yvla Publishing Buy
Beautiful Accidents Erin Zak Bold Strokes Books Buy
Beautiful Dreamer Melissa Brayden Bold Strokes Books Buy 
Checking The Right Box Nicole Pyland Pyland Publishing Buy
Choices  Lyn Gardner Lyn Gardner Buy
Create a Life to Love Erin Zak Bold Strokes Books Buy
Full English Rachel Spangler Bywater Books Buy
Hart & Stocker Max Ellendale Max Ellendale Buy
Kat & Mouse: A Crosscannon Roller Derby Romance Jacquelyn Heat Metal Heart Press Buy
Living Lise Gold Lise Gold Books Buy
Love's Portrait Anna Larner Bold Strokes Books Buy
Macon's Heart Nicole Pyland Pyland Publishing Buy
Mermaid Max Ellendale Max Ellendale Buy
Not the Marrying Kind Jae Yvla Publishing Buy
Royal Court Jenny Frame Bold Strokes Books Buy
Silver Love Josette Murray Sapphire Books Publishing Buy
Smile Number Seven Melissa Price Bella Books Buy
Strings Attached  Holly Stratimore Bold Strokes Books Buy
The Keeper's Daughter Susan X Meagher Brisk Press Buy
The Long Shot A.L. Brooks Yvla Publishing Buy
This Above All Nicole Pyland Pyland Publishing Buy
Write Your Own Script A.L Brooks Yvla 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
A Chapter On Love
Laney Webber Bold Strokes Books buy
All the Worlds Between Us
Morgan Lee Miller Bold Strokes Books buy
Aurora's Angel
Emily Noon Bluefire Books Ltd. buy
Full of Promise
Kate Gavin Bella Books buy
Gallows Humor
Carolyn Elizabeth Bella Books buy
In the Way of All Flesh
Caitlin Alise Donovan Regal Crest Enterprises buy
Kat & Mouse: A Crosscannon Roller Derby Romance
Jacquelyn Heat Metal Heart Press buy
Orpheus Girl
Brynne Rebele-Henry Soho Press buy
Secrets in a Small Town
Nicole Stiling Bold Strokes Books buy
Silver Love
Josette Murray Sapphire Books Publishing, LLC buy
Temper CA
Paul Skenazy Miami University Press buy
The Amber Necklace
Alex Pyott Bedazzled Ink Publishing buy
The Song of the Sea
Jenn Alexander Bywater Books buy
The Sun and Moon beneath the Stars
K. Parr NineStar Press buy
Under The Microscope
Kim Finney Cygneture Books buy

Erotic Novels

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Dangerous Curves Larkin Rose Bold Strokes Books Buy
       
       
       
       

Fiction Anthologies

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Escape to Pleasure: Lesbian Travel Erotica
Sandy Lowe and Victoria Villasenor Bold Strokes Books buy
       
       
       
       
       

Fiction Collections

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Wild Rides and Other Lesbian Erotic Adventures
Sacchi Green Dirt Road Books buy
       
       
       
       
       

General Fiction

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Destiny's Child  Barrett Magill Sapphire Books Publishing Buy
Find Someone To Love Divya Sood Riverdale Avenue Books Buy
Stray Nancy J. Hedin Ninestar Press Buy
The Resistance Roselle Graskey and Cheyne Curry Bossy Pants Books Buy
       
       

General Non-Fiction

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Dear Sophie
Ruth Simkin Bedazzled Ink Publishing buy;
Too Damn Dumb to Think
Diana Wright with Bernie DeCoke Bedazzled Ink Publishing buy
Free to a Good Home: With Room for Improvement
Jules Torti Dagger Editions, an imprint of Caitlin Press buy
       
       
       

Historical Fiction

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Clio Rising Paula Martinac Bywater Books Buy
Jobynas's Blues Jane Alden Desert Palm Press Buy
Over The Crescent Moon Karen D. Badger Badger Bliss Books Buy
Prairie Hearts J.B. Marsden Sapphire Books Publishing Buy
Secrets Well Kept Lynn Ames Phoenix Rising Press Buy
Two Wings to Fly Away Penny Mickelbury Bywater Books Buy
Under The Microscope Kim Finney Cygneture Books Buy

Humorous Novels

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Free Spirit Erica Lawson Affinity Rainbow Publications Buy
       
       
       
       
       

Mystery/Thriller/Crime

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
An Intimate Deception
CJ Birch Bold Strokes Books buy
Catch Me When I'm Falling
Cheryl A. Head Bywater Books
buy
Deadeye: A Luce Hansen Thriller
Meredith Doench Bold Strokes Books buy
Double Vision
Ellie Hart Bold Strokes Books buy
Hard Fall: A McStone and Martinelli Thriller
Pascal Scott Sapphire Books buy
Hard Luck: An Elizabeth Taylor Bundy Thriller
Pascal Scott Sapphire Books buy
Moonlight Avenue
Gerri Hill Bella Books buy
Payback
Charlotte Mills Ylva Publishing buy
Raised by Wolves
Geonn Cannon Supposed Crimes buy
Steel City Confidential
Anne Hagan Jug Run Press, LLC buy
The Blood Runs Cold
Catherine Maiorisi Bella Books buy;
Unexpected Lightning
Cass Sellars Bold Strokes Books but

New Adult Fiction

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Paris for Two: Til Death Do We Part
Dolores Maggiore Dolores Jeanne Maggiore buy
Rising From Ash
Jax Meyer Self-published buy
Temper CA
Paul Skenazy Miami University Press buy

     
       
       

Non-Fiction Anthologies/Collections

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book

     
       
       
       
       
       

Paranormal/Occult/Horror

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
A Bittersweet Garden
Caren J. Werlinger Corgyn Publishing, LLC buy
Blood of the Pack
Jenny Frame Bold Strokes Books buy
Cause of Death
Sheri Lewis Wohl Bold Strokes Books buy
Endangered
Michelle Larkin Bold Strokes Books buy
Legacy
Charlotte Greene Bold Strokes Books buy
Running From Forever
K. Aten Regal Crest Enterprises buy
The Soul of WBVR
Elizabeth Andre Tulabella Ruby Press buy

Poetry Anthologies

Title
Author
Publisher
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Poetry Poems/Collections

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Chenille or Silk
Emma McKenna Dagger Editions, an imprint of Caitlin Press buy
Fresh Pack of Smokes
Cassandra Blanchard
Nightwood Editions buy
Snapshots: Say Cheese! The World Is Watching
Cara Cilento Taint My Cat Productions buy 
Take Me with You, Wherever You're Going
Jessica Jacobs Four Way Books buy
Why I Never Finished My Dissertation  Laura Foley Headmistress Press buy

     

Romantic Blend

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
A Curious Woman  Jess Lea Ylva Publishing  buy
Alone
E. J. Noyes Bella Books buy
Because I Said So
Karin Kallmaker Bella Books buy
Burn It Down
K. Aten Regal Crest Enterprises buy
Darkness United  KC Luck KC Luck Media
buy
Double Down
MB Austin Bold Strokes Books buy
Gallows Humor  Carolyn Elizabeth Bella Books buy
Incognito
VK Powell Bold Strokes Books  buy
Kickin' Rocks
Marianne K. Martin Bywater Books buy
Meant To Be Me
Wendy Hudson Ylva Publishing buy
Saving Sam  Lynnette Beers Regal Crest Enterprises 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
The Wolf's Consort
Max Ellendale Independent buy
Uninvited
Jane C. Esther Bold Strokes Books buy
Where the Lies Hide
Renee Roman Bold Strokes Books  buy

Science-Fiction/Fantasy

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
A Bird of Sorrow
Shea Godfrey Bold Strokes Books buy
Across The Dark Horizon Tagan Shepard Bella Books buy
Aurora's Angel Emily Noon Bluefire Books Ltd buy
Beggar's Flip  Benny Lawrence  Bedazzled Ink Publishing  buy
Daughter of No One  Sam Ledel Bold Strokes Books  buy
Save Her Heart KC Luck KC Luck Media buy
Spinning Tales  Brey Willows Bold Strokes Books buy
The Amber Necklace
Alex Pyott Bedazzled Ink Publishing buy
The Sovereign of Psiere
K. Aten Regal Crest Enterprises 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
Beggar's Flip  Sapling Studio Bedazzled Ink Publishing buy
Chain Reactions  Ann McMan Phoenix Rising Press buy
Full of Promise  Judith Fellows Bella Books buy
Hard Fall: A McStone and Martinelli Thriller  Fineline Cover Design Sapphire Books buy
Living  Irvine Design Lise Gold Books buy
Over The Crescent Moon  Karen D. Badger Badger Bliss Books buy
Secrets Well Kept  Ann McMan Phoenix Rising Press buy
Summer Desires  Judith Fellows Bella Books buy
The Amber Necklace  Sapling Studio Bedazzled Ink Publishing buy
The Blood Runs Cold   Judith Fellows Bella Books  buy
The Resistance
Karen D. Badger Bossy Pants Books buy
Too Damn Dumb to Think  Kristi Moya Bedazzled Ink Publishing buy
 Under The Microscope Wanissa Somsuphangsri  Cygneture Books buy

Young Adult

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
All the Worlds Between Us Morgan Lee Miller Bold Strokes Books buy
Burn After Reading Tina Kakadelis Createspace buy
Full of Promise Kate Gavin
Bella Books buy
Ghost in the Piano Iza Moreau  Black Bay Books buy
Horses Wild Iza Moreau Black Bay Books buy
In the Silences
Rachel Gold Bella Books buy
In the Way of All Flesh  Caitlin Alise Donovan  Regal Crest Enterprises buy
Orpheus Girl
Brynne Rebele-Henry but   
Stealing Hope
Barbara L. Clanton Regal Crest Enterprises, LLC buy
Tank Baby  Iza Moreau Black Bay Books buy
The Sun and Moon beneath the Stars  K. Parr  NineStar Press buy

2019 Goldie Winners

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