2020 Goldie Nominees
2020 Goldie Nominees

Here are the completed nominations for the 2020 GCLS Awards.

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This page is updated manually on Sunday & Thursday. Last update:   Sunday, December 8th, 2019


Ann Bannon Popular Choice

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Beautiful Dreamer Melissa Brayden Bold Strokes Books Buy
Black Friday: An McCall Novel of Suspense Book One Judy M. Kerr Launch Point Press Buy
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
Fear of Falling  Georgia Beers Bold Strokes Books Buy
Full English Rachel Spangler Bywater Books Buy
Galileo  Ann McMann Bywater Books Buy
Judge Me When I'm Wrong Cheryl A. Head Bywater Books Buy
Just a Touch Away Chris Paynter Companion Publications Buy
Just One Moment Dena Blake Bold Strokes Books Buy
Kickin' Rocks Marianne K. Martin Bywater Books Buy
Listen Kris Bryant Bold Strokes Books Buy
Living Lise Gold Lise Gold Books Buy
Not the Marrying Kind Jae Yvla Publishing Buy
One Walk in Winter  Georgia Beers Bold Stokes Books Buy
Ordinary is Perfect D. Jackson Leigh Bold Strokes Books 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
Spanish Surrender Rachel Spangler Brisk Press Buy
Steel City Confidential Anne Hagan Jug Run Press Buy
Strings Attached Holly Stratimore Bold Strokes Books Buy
The Lesbian Billionaires Club KC Luck KC Luck Media Buy
The Do-Over Georgia Beers 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
The Roommate Arrangement Jae Yvla Publications Buy
Thorn Anna Burke Bywater 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
Because I Said So  Karin Kallmaker Bella Books Buy
Complex Dimensions  Brenda Murphy Ninestar Press Buy
Face Off PJ Trebelhorn Bold Strokes Books Buy
Forever Yours Melissa Tereze Self Published Buy
Forget It Claire Highton-Stevenson Claire Highton-Stevenson Buy
Going Up  AE Radley Heartsome Publishing 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
Safe Haven Ellen Hoil Desert Palm Press Buy
Second Chances  AE Radley Heartsome Publishing Buy
Shut Up and Kiss Me Julie Cannon Bold Strokes Books Buy
Summer Desires Emily King Bella Books Buy
Survivor's Guilt Michelle Arnold Michelle Arnold 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
30 Dates in 30 Days Elle Spencer Bold Strokes Books Buy
A Moment in Time  Lisa Moreau Bold Strokes Books Buy
Back to September Melissa Brayden Bold Strokes Books Buy
Bend for Me  Jessica Yeh Desert Palm Press Buy
Big Girl Pill KD Williamson Dirt Road Books Buy
Brace for Impact Becky Harmon Bella Books Buy
Chain Reactions Lynn Ames Phoenix Rising Press Buy
Coming Home KJ Self published Buy
Dreams Serena J Bishop EOS Publishing Buy
Falling  Kris Bryant Bold Strokes Books Buy
Fear of Falling Georgia Beers Bold Strokes Books Buy
Fearless Tina Michele Bold Strokes Books Buy
Homecoming Angelic Rodgers Lupercalia Press Buy
Innis Harbor Patricia Evans Cox Sapphire 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
One Walk in Winter Georgia Beers Bold Strokes Books Buy
Ordinary is Perfect D. Jackson Leigh Bold Strokes Books Buy
Other Girls: a love story about second chances Avery Brooks Bywater Books Buy
Perfect Partners Maggie Cummings Bold Strokes Books Buy
Pining and Loving Emma Sterner-Radley Heartsome Publishing 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 Inn at Netherfield Green  Aurora Rey Bold Strokes Books Buy
The Pet Boutique Suzie Carr Sunny Bee Books Buy
The Song of the Sea Jenn Alexander Bywater Books Buy
Thursday Afternoons Tracey Richardson Bella Books Buy
You Matter Jazzy Mitchell Desert Palm Press 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
Fire & Ice  Rachel Spangler Bywater Books Buy
Full English Rachel Spangler Bywater Books Buy
Hart & Stocker Max Ellendale Max Ellendale Buy
High October  Elena Graf Purple Hand Press Buy
If the Shoe Fits E. J. Noyes Bella Books 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 Since You Fiona Riley Bold Strokes Books Buy
Not the Marrying Kind Jae Yvla Publishing Buy
One Small Step MA Binfield Bold Strokes Books Buy
Recipe for Love: A Farm-to-Table Romance  Aurora Rey Bold Stokes Books Buy
Royal Court Jenny Frame Bold Strokes Books Buy
Silver Love Josette Murray Sapphire Books Publishing Buy
Slammed Lola Keeley Yvla 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
The Roommate Arrangement  Jae Yvla Publishing Buy
The Secret Chord  Virginia Hale Bella Books 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
Everything Grows  Aimee Herman Three Rooms Press buy
Full of Promise
Kate Gavin Bella Books buy
Gallows Humor
Carolyn Elizabeth Bella Books buy
Gideon the Ninth
Tamsyn Muir Tor.com Publishing 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
London Undone  Nan Higgins Bold Strokes Books buy
Miranda in Milan
Katharine Duckett Tom Doherty Associates buy
Orpheus Girl
Brynne Rebele-Henry Soho Press buy
Safe Haven Ellen Hoil Desert Palm 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
Double Six Brenda Murphy Ninestar Press Buy
Spanish Surrender  Rachel Spangler Brisk Press Buy
The Lesbian Billionaires Club KC Luck KC Luck Media Buy
Wrecking Bernadette: Book one in the Bernadette Series  Danielle Grainger Regal Crest Enterprises 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
Cash and The Sorority Girl  Ashley Bartlett Bold Strokes Books Buy
Destiny's Child  Barrett Magill Sapphire Books Publishing Buy
Find Someone To Love Divya Sood Riverdale Avenue Books Buy
London Undone Nan Higgins Bold Strokes 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
Acts of Contrition  Elena Graf Purple Hand Press Buy
Clio Rising Paula Martinac Bywater Books Buy
Invisible, as Music Caren J. Werlinger Corgyn Publishing 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
Greengage Shelf  Emma Sterner-Radley Hearrtsome Publishing 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
Cost of Honor
Radclyffe  Bold Strokes Books buy
Deadeye: A Luce Hansen Thriller
Meredith Doench Bold Strokes Books buy
Double Crossed
Ali Vali  Bold Strokes Books buy
Double Vision
Ellie Hart Bold Strokes Books buy
Galileo  Ann McMan Bywater 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
Judge Me When I'm Wrong
Cheryl A. Head Bywater Books buy
Moonlight Avenue
Gerri Hill Bella Books buy
Not Dead Enough J.M. Redmann Bold Strokes 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
Hammers, Strings, and Beautiful Things
Morgan Lee Miller Bold Strokes Books buy
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
Aspen in Moonlight
Kelly Wacker Bold Strokes Books buy
Blood of the Pack
Jenny Frame Bold Strokes Books buy
Blood Runs Through The Heart  L.L. Shelton L.L. Shelton buy
Borage  Gill McKnight Dirt Road Books buy
Cause of Death
Sheri Lewis Wohl Bold Strokes Books buy
Chasing Shadows Lila Bruce Lila Bruce buy 
Embracing Forever
K. Aten Regal Crest Enterprises buy
Endangered
Michelle Larkin Bold Strokes Books buy
Fur and Fangs
Rae D. Magdon  Desert Palm Press 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
Buy Book

 
       
       
       
       

Poetry Poems/Collections

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Baddie One Shoe
Natalie Meisner Frontenac House Ltd. buy
Chenille or Silk
Emma McKenna Dagger Editions, an imprint of Caitlin Press buy
Fresh Pack of Smokes
Cassandra Blanchard
Nightwood Editions buy
Pressure Cooker Love Bomb  Sharanpal Ruprai Frontenac House Ltd. buy
Snapshots: Say Cheese! The World Is Watching
Cara Cilento Taint My Cat Productions buy 
Sotto Voce  Maureen Hynes Brick Books 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
Beyond the Checkpoint  Addison M. Conley Cold Run Valley Publishing LLC buy
Breathe  Cari Hunter Bold Strokes Books but
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
Finding Sky  Cass Sellars Bold Strokes Books buy
Gallows Humor  Carolyn Elizabeth Bella Books buy
Gold Star Chance  CJ Murphy Desert Palm Press buy
In Dyer need: The First Chapter  Claire Highton-Stevenson Claire Highton-Stevenson buy
Incognito
VK Powell Bold Strokes Books  buy
Kickin' Rocks
Marianne K. Martin Bywater Books buy
Leading the Witness  Carsen Taite Bold Strokes Books buy
Line of Duty  VK Powell Bold Strokes Books buy
Lost at Sea
A.E. Radley Heartsome Publishing 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
Vanished  Eden Darry 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
Blood and Roses  MB Panichi Bella Books, Inc. buy
Changing Course  Brey Willows Bold Strokes Books buy
Daughter of Fire: The Darkness Rising  Karen Frost Ylva Publishing buy
Daughter of No One  Sam Ledel Bold Strokes Books  buy
Empress of Forever  Max Gladstone Tom Doherty Associates buy
Gideon the Ninth  Tamsyn Muir Tor.com Publishing buy
Miranda in Milan  Katharine Duckett Tom Doherty Associates buy
Neither Here Nor There  Nikki Harmon Mt. Airy Girl Press buy
Not Your Average Love Spell  Barbara Ann Wright Bold Strokes Books buy
Save Her Heart KC Luck KC Luck Media buy
Sisters of the Vast Black
Lina Rather Tor.com Publishing buy
Spinning Tales  Brey Willows Bold Strokes Books buy
Sunkissed Feathers and Severed Ties Kellie Doherty Desert Palm Press buy
The Amber Necklace
Alex Pyott Bedazzled Ink Publishing buy
The Future of Another Timeline
Annalee Newitz Tom Doherty Associates buy
The Sovereign of Psiere
K. Aten Regal Crest Enterprises buy
Thorn Anna Burke Bywater Books buy
Trafalgar & Boone Against the Forty Elephants  Geonn Cannon Supposed Crimes buy
Wolf
Chris Fenwick Hellbender Books, Sunbury Press, Inc. buy

Tee Corinne Award for Outstanding Cover Art

Title
Cover Artist
Publisher
Buy Book
A Moment in Time  Carla Cotton Bold Strokes Books buy
Alone
Judith Fellows Bella Books buy
Beggar's Flip  Sapling Studio Bedazzled Ink Publishing buy
Blood and Roses  Sandy Knowles Bella Books buy
Blood Runs Through The Heart  May Dawney  L.L. Shelton buy
Chain Reactions  Ann McMan Phoenix Rising Press buy
Clio RIsing
Ann McMan Bywater Books buy
Dreams
May Dawney Eos Publishing buy
Fearless  Tina Michele Bold Strokes Books buy
Fire & Ice
Ann McMan Bywater Books buy
Full English  Ann McMan Bywater Books buy
Full of Promise  Judith Fellows Bella Books buy
Galileo  Ann McMan Bywater Books buy
Hard Fall: A McStone and Martinelli Thriller  Fineline Cover Design Sapphire Books buy
Jobyna's Blues
Ann McMan Desert Palm Press buy
Judge Me When I'm Wrong
Ann McMan Bywater Books buy
Just a Touch Away  Stephanie Solomon Companion Publications buy
Just One Moment  Tammy Seidick Bold Strokes Books buy
Living  Irvine Design Lise Gold Books buy
Nights Of Lily Ann: Finding Kathleen  May Dawney L.L. Shelton buy
One Walk In Winter  Ann McMan Bold Strokes Books buy
Over The Crescent Moon  Karen D. Badger Badger Bliss Books buy
Secrets Well Kept  Ann McMan Phoenix Rising Press buy
Silver Love  Fineline Cover Design Sapphire Books 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 Do-Over  Ann McMan Bold Strokes Books buy
The Resistance
Karen D. Badger Bossy Pants Books buy
The Song of the Sea  Ann McMan Bywater Books buy
The Sovereign of Psiere  Ann McMan Regal Crest buy
Thorn  Ann McMan Bywater Books buy
To Be Loved  Fineline Design Sapphire Book Publishing buy
Too Damn Dumb to Think  Kristi Moya Bedazzled Ink Publishing buy
Two Wings To Fly Away  Ann McMan Bywater Books buy
Under The Microscope Wanissa Somsuphangsri  Cygneture Books buy
Wolf  Chris Fenwick Hellbender Books, Sunbury Press, Inc. 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
Daughter of Fire: Conspiracy of the Dark  Karen Frost Ylva Publishing buy
Everything Grows  Aimee Herman Three Rooms Press 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 Soho Press buy
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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