2021 Goldie Nominees
2021 Goldie Nominees

Here are the completed nominations for the 2021 GCLS Awards.

Please note: Nominators may optionally provide a link of their choosing 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.

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Last Updated: September 23, 2020


Ann Bannon Popular Choice

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
46 Lynn Ames Phoenix Rising Press Buy
Before She Left Alison R. Solomon Wild Girl Press Buy
Before You Say I Do Clare Lydon Custard Books Buy
Coyote Blues Karen F. Williams Bold Strokes Books Buy
Finding Jessica Lambert Clare Ashton Self-Published Buy
Friday Night Flights Susan X Meagher Brisk Press Buy
Heart Failure Chris Zett Ylva Publishing Buy
Kiss Me Every Day Dena Blake Bold Strokes Books Buy
LuckyKris BryantBold Strokes BooksBuy
Not That I'd Kiss a Girl Lil O'Brien Allen & Unwin Buy
Perfect Timing Dena Blake Bold Strokes Books Buy
Reaping the Benefits E. J. Noyes Bella Books Buy
Remember Me, Synthetica
K. Aten Regal Crest Enterprises Buy
TemptationKris BryantBold Strokes BooksBuy
The Scent of Rome Lise Gold Lise Gold Books Buy
[Un]Common Ground
Erica Abbott and Pol Robinson
Bella Books Buy
Wrong Number, Right Woman
Jae Ylva Publishing Buy
       
       

Contemporary Romance: Short Novels

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Back to Ruby's KC Luck KC Luck Media Buy
Before You Say I Do Clare Lydon Custard Books Buy
Claiming Camille Louise McBain Bella Books Buy
First Do No Harm Emily Smith Bold Strokes Books Buy
Fitting In
Amanda Radley Heartsome Publishing Buy
Flight to Paradise Gail Newman Desert Palm Press Buy
Following Chance Baxter Brown Bella Books Buy
Hero(ine) Addict Blythe H. Warren Bella Books Buy
Hopes and Dreams PJ Trebelhorn Bold Strokes Books Buy
In the Black Luci Dreamer Self-Published Buy
Last Resort Angie Williams Bold Strokes Books Buy
On the Square Brenda Murphy Ninestar Press Buy
Out of Practice Carsen Taite Bold Strokes Books Buy
Prize Fighter Geonn Cannon Supposed Crimes Buy
ProvidenceLeigh HaysBold Strokes BooksBuy
Running Deep Bette Hawkins Bella Books Buy
Sealed with a KissSam SkyborneDukebox.lifeBuy
Taking a Shot at Love
KC Richardson Bold Strokes Books Buy
The Lesbian Billionaires Seduction
KC Luck KC Luck Media Buy
The Real Thing Laney Webber Bold Strokes Books
Buy
The Startling Inaccuracy of the First Impression
A.E. Radley Heartsome Publishing Buy
Too Hot to Ride Andrews & Austin Bold Strokes Books Buy
Traumatic Love Ellen Hoil Desert Palm Press Buy
Vacation People Cheri Ritz Bella Books Buy

Contemporary Romance: Mid-Length Novels

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
44 Hours Donna Jay Self-Published Buy
All the Paths to You Morgan Lee Miller Bold Strokes Books
Buy
Art of Magic KJ Self-Published Buy
Begin Again Kat Jackson Bella Books Buy
Blades of Bluegrass D. Jackson Leigh Bold Strokes Books Buy
Brooklyn  Summer Maggie Cummings Bold Strokes Books Buy
Call to Me Helena Harte Butterworth Books Buy
City Kitty and Country Mouse Alyssa Linn Palmer Bold Strokes Books Buy
Cowgirl 101 Laina Villeneuve Bella Books Buy
Don't Cry for Me Rachel Lacey Self-Published Buy
Flavor of the Month Georgia Beers Bold Strokes Books Buy
Home Jenn Alexander Bywater Books Buy
Hopeless Romantic Georgia Beers Bold Strokes Books Buy
Kiss Me Every Day Dena Blake Bold Strokes Books Buy
Love on the Night Shift Radclyffe Bold Strokes Books Buy
Lucky Kris Bryant Bold Strokes Books Buy
Mending Fences Angie Williams Bold Strokes Books Buy
Moonflower Max Ellendale and A.M. Corbi Self-Published Buy
Once in Sweden
Emma Radley Heartsome Publishing Buy
One Woman's Treasure Jean Copeland Bold Strokes Books Buy
Perfect Timing Dena Blake Bold Strokes Books Buy
Pursuing Pandora Maggie Brown Bella Books Buy
Real Love Graysen Morgen Triplicity Publishing, LLC
Buy
Serenity Jesse J. Thoma Bold Strokes Books
Buy
Taking a Chance on Love Catherine Maiorisi Bella Books Buy
Temptation Kris Bryant Bold Strokes Books Buy
The Duchess and the Dreamer Jenny Frame Bold Strokes Books
Buy
The Inheritance Ali Vali Bold Strokes Books Buy
The Last Days of Autumn Donna K. Ford Bold Strokes Books Buy
The Love Factor Quinn Ivins Ylva Publishing Buy
Through Love's Eyes C.A. Popovich Bold Strokes Books Buy
Twice Upon a Time Erica Lee Self-Published Buy
Waiting for You Elle Spencer Bold Strokes Books
Buy

Contemporary Romance: Long Novels

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
A Marine's Conflict: A Marine's Heart book four
Jax Meyer & Elle Armstrong Self-Published Buy
All at Sea Cheyenne Blue Ylva Publishing Buy
And Then There Was Her Tagan Shepard Bella Books Buy
Before You Go Melissa Tereze GPC Publishing
Buy
Bonded Love Renee Roman Bold Strokes Books Buy
Dare to Love A. L. Brooks Ylva Publishing Buy
Entangled Melissa Brayden Bold Strokes Books
Buy
Face the Music Ali Vali Bold Strokes Books Buy
Finding Jessica Lambert Clare Ashton Self-Published Buy
Forging a Desire Line Mary P. Burns Bold Strokes Books Buy
Friday Night Flights Susan X Meagher Brisk Press Buy
Full Circle DDale Harridan Books Buy
Heart Failure Chris Zett Ylva Publishing Buy
Just One Reason Jaime Clevenger Bella Books Buy
Reaping the Benefits E. J. Noyes Bella Books Buy
Spindrift Anna Burke Bywater Books Buy
The Last Place You Look Aurora Rey Bold Strokes Books Buy
The Road Home Erin Zak Bold Strokes Books Buy
The Scent of Rome Lise Gold Lise Gold Books Buy
Then & Now Monica McCallan Self-Published Buy
This Is My Body Elena Graf Purple Hand Press Buy
To the Moon and Back Melissa Brayden Bold Strokes Books Buy
Veterinary Partner Nancy Wheelton Bold Strokes Books Buy
Where She Belongs Teresa Purkis Self-Published Buy
Wrong Number, Right Woman
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
Begin Again Kat Jackson Bella Books Buy
Call to Me Helena Harte Butterworth Books Buy
Forging a Desire LineMary P. BurnsBold Strokes Books
Buy
Full Circle DDale Harridan Books Buy
Heart of Gold Luci Dreamer Self-Published Buy
Jamis Bachman, Ghost Hunter Jen Jensen Bold Strokes Books Buy
Lucas Elna Holst NineStar Press Buy
Mending FencesAngie WilliamsBold Strokes Books
Buy
Moon Shadow Suzie Clarke Bold Strokes Books Buy
My Date with a Wendigo Genevieve McCluer Bold Strokes Books Buy
My Heart's in the Highlands Amy Hoff Bella Books Buy
Out of the Flames Stacy Lynn Miller Bella Books Buy
Queerleaders M.B. Guel Bella Books Buy
The Feasting Virgin Georgia Kolias Bywater Books Buy
The Harbinger Mary Eicher NineStar Press Buy
The Holiday DetourJane KolvenBold Strokes Books
Buy
The Love Factor Quinn Ivins Ylva Publishing Buy
The Year Shakespeare Ruined My Life Dani Jansen Second Story Press Buy
Tokyo Love Diana Jean Bold Strokes Books Buy
Traveller Caitríona Page
Winter Rose Publishing, LLC Buy
Vacation People Cheri Ritz Bella Books Buy
Veterinary PartnerNancy WheeltonBold Strokes Books
Buy

Erotic Novels

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Femme Tales Anne Shade Bold Strokes Books Buy
In Helen's Hands Nanisi Barrett D'Arnuk Bold Strokes Books Buy
Nocere Max Ellendale Self-Published Buy
Online Madeleine Taylor Lise Gold Books Buy
Pride and the Stranger
TJ Dallas Lulu.com Buy
       

Fiction Anthologies

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Silk and Leather: Lesbian Erotica with an Edge
Victoria Villasenor (ed) Bold Strokes Books Buy
Still Not Over You
Jenny Frame, Carsen Taite, Ali Vali Bold Strokes Books Buy
       
       
       
       

Fiction Collections

Title
Author
Publisher
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General Fiction

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
A Light on Altered Land
Becky Bohan NanBec Books Buy
Face the Wind Caren J. Werlinger Corgyn Publishing Buy
Love in the Time of Corona Elena Graf Purple Hand Press Buy
Quest for Redemption Jessie Chandler Bella Books Buy
The Companion Kim Taylor Blakemore Lake Union Publishing Buy
The Feasting Virgin Georgia Kolias Bywater Books Buy
Traveller Caitríona Page Winter Rose Publishing, LLC Buy

General Non-Fiction

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
A Lesbian Belle Tells OUTrageous Southern Stories of Family, Loss, and Love
Elizabeth McCain
Crystal Heart ImprintsBuy
House On Fire: Finding Resilience, Hope, and Purpose in the Ashes
Jenn T Grace Publish Your Purpose Press Buy
Not That I'd Kiss a Girl Lil O'Brien Allen & Unwin Buy
The Lesbian Private Eye: a history Megan Casey Krymesolverz Press Buy
       
       
       

Historical Fiction

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Guarding Hearts Jaycie Morrison Bold Strokes Books Buy
Keeping Secrets McGee Mathews Sapphire Books Publishing Buy
Heart of Gold Luci Dreamer Self-Published Buy
London, Falling Iza Moreau Black Bay Books Buy
Lucas Elna Holst NineStar Press Buy
My Heart's in the Highlands Amy Hoff Bella Books Buy
While My Heart Beats
Erin McKenzie Bold Strokes Books Buy

Humorous Novels

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
My Date with a Wendigo
Genevieve McCluer Bold Strokes Books Buy
The Holiday Tour Jane Kolven Bold Strokes Books Buy
       
       
       
       

Mystery/Thriller/Crime

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Before She Left Alison R. Solomon Wild Girl Press Buy
Death Before Dessert
A.E. Radley Heartsome Publishing Buy
DrawnCarsen TaiteBold Strokes BooksBuy
Dying on the Vine Ann Roberts Bella Books Buy
Find Me When I'm Lost
Cheryl A. Head Bywater Books Buy
Money Creek Anne Laughlin Bold Strokes Books Buy
Moon Shadow Suzie Clarke Bold Strokes Books Buy
Out of the Flames Stacy Lynn Miller Bella Books Buy
The Ungodly Hour Laury A. Egan Interlude Press Buy

New Adult Fiction

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Breaking the Chains Scarlett Knight Painted Hearts Publishing Buy
Relevé Max Ellendale Self-Published Buy
The Adventurers
Bryce Oakley Self-Published Buy
       
       
       

     

Non-Fiction Anthologies/Collections

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health
Adrian Shanker (ed.)PM PressBuy
Letters from Tove
Helen Svensson and Boel Westin (eds.) University of Minnesota Press Buy
       
       
       
       

Paranormal/Occult/Horror

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
All Together Stranger Lara Hayes Bella Books Buy
Coyote Blues Karen F. Williams Bold Strokes Books Buy
Gillette Park Gerri Hill Bella Books Buy
In the Shadow of Darkness Nicole Stiling Bold Strokes Books Buy
Jamis Bachman, Ghost Hunter
Jen Jenson Bold Strokes Books Buy
Longing for YouJenny FrameBold Strokes BooksBuy
The Fight in the Dog Geonn Cannon Supposed Crimes Buy
The Mortician's DaughterNan HigginsBold Strokes BooksBuy
White Horse Point Andrews & Austin Bold Strokes Books Buy

Poetry Anthologies

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book

 
       
       
       
       

Poetry Poems/Collections

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Cut to Bloom Arhm Choi Wild Write Bloody Publishing Buy
       
       
       
       
       

Romantic Blend

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
46 Lynn Ames Phoenix Rising Press Buy
Assault in Asheville Kate Merrill Bella Books Buy
Dirt Nap Carolyn Elizabeth Bella Books Buy
Elimination Jackie D Bold Strokes Books Buy
Flight to the Horizon
Julie Tizard Bold Strokes Books Buy
Guardian Angel Becky Harmon Bella Books Buy
Kick Back KJ Self-Published Buy
Nights of Lily Ann: Redemption of Carly
L.L. Shelton Shelton Creations Buy
Nottingham: The True Story of Robyn Hood
Anna Burke Bywater Books Buy
One Shot at Love Annette Mori Affinity Rainbow Publications
Buy
Redemption's Road CJ Murphy Desert Palm Press Buy
Stealing a Thief's Heart C. L. Cattano Vagary Publishing Buy
Sylver and GoldMichelle LarkinBold Strokes BooksBuy
The Harbinger Mary Eicher NineStar Press Buy

Science-Fiction/Fantasy

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
A Pinch of Salt: A Towers of the Earth Novella
Nita Round Pink Tea Books Buy
Breaking the Surface Rebecca Langham NineStar Press Buy
Broken ReignSam LedelBold Strokes BooksBuy
Children of the Stars K. Aten Regal Crest Enterprises Buy
Never Too Late for Heroes A. L. Brooks Ylva Publishing Buy
Patchwork Elle E. Ire Dreamspinner Press Buy
Remember Me, Synthetica
K. Aten Regal Crest Enterprises Buy
Sliding Doors Karen Klyne Self-Published Buy
Spellbound Jackie D. and Jean Copeland Bold Strokes Books Buy
The Falcon's Heart Diana Green Birch Leaf Press Buy
The Fate of the Stars S D Simper Endless Night Publications Buy
Tokyo Love Diana Jean Bold Strokes Books Buy
Trafalgar & Boone at Magic's End Geonn Cannon Supposed Crimes Buy
Whispering Wildwood
Emma Sterner-Radley Heartsome Publishing Buy

Tee Corinne Award for Outstanding Cover Art

Title
Cover Artist
Publisher
Buy Book
46 Ann McMan, TreeHouse Studio Phoenix Rising Press Buy
A Light on Altered Land Sara Yager NanBec Books
Buy
Back to Ruby's May Dawney KC Luck Media Buy
Dirt Nap Judith Fellows Bella Books Buy
Finding Jessica Lambert Jayne Fereday Self-Published Buy
Friday Night Flights Carolyn D Norman Brisk Press Buy
Call to Me Nicci Robinson Butterworth Books Buy
Full Circle DDale Harridan Books Buy
House On Fire: Finding Resilience, Hope, and Purpose in the Ashes Tri Widmatyaka
Publish Your Purpose Press Buy
Online Meg Sayers Lise Gold Books Buy
Sliding Doors Nicola Robinson Self-Published Buy
The Falcon's Heart Diana Green Birch Leaf Press Buy
The Fate of Stars
S D Simper Endless Night Publications Buy
The Scent of Rome Neil Irvine Lise Gold Books Buy

Young Adult

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Desert Girl Iza Moreau Black Bay Books Buy
Queerleaders M.B. Guel
Bella Books Buy
The Book of Kell Amy Briant Bella Books Buy
The Year Shakespeare Ruined My Life Dani Jansen Second Story Press Buy
       
       
       
       

2020 Goldie Winners

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