PREVIOUS
GOLDIE
WINNERS

2021

 

Ann Bannon Popular Choice

Wrong Number, Right Woman by Jae (Ylva Publishing)

 

Contemporary Romance: Short

A Roll in the Hay by Lola Keeley (Ylva Publishing)

Before You Say I Do by Clare Lydon (Custard Books)

Out of Practice by Carsen Taite (Bold Strokes Books)

 

Contemporary Romance: Mid-Length

Blades of Bluegrass by D. Jackson Leigh (Bold Strokes Books)

Don't Cry for Me by Rachel Lacey (Self-Published)

Hopeless Romantic by Georgia Beers (Bold Strokes Books)

Temptation by Kris Bryant (Bold Strokes Books)

 

Contemporary Romance: Long

Finding Jessica Lambert by Clare Ashton (Self-Published)

Reaping the Benefits by E. J. Noyes (Bella Books)

Spindrift by Anna Burke (Bywater Books)

Wrong Number, Right Woman by Jae (Ylva Publishing) 

 

Debut Novel

From Darkness by Kate Hazel Hall (Duet Books)

Queerleaders by M.B. Guel (Bella Books)

The Company Daughters by Samantha Rajaram (Bookouture (Hachette))

The Year Shakespeare Ruined My Life by Dani Jansen (Second Story Press)

 

Erotic Novels

Online by Madeleine Taylor (Lise Gold Books)

 

Fiction Anthologies/Collections

All I Want for Christmas by Georgia Beers, Maggie Cummings, Fiona Riley (Bold Strokes Books)

 

General Fiction

Face the Wind by Caren J. Werlinger (Corgyn Publishing)

 

Historical Fiction

While My Heart Beats by Erin McKenzie (Bold Strokes Books)

 

Humorous Novels

Mutual Benefits by HP Munro (Red Besom Books)

 

Mystery/Thriller

Dying on the Vine by Ann Roberts (Bella Books)

The Crystal's Curse by Jane Alden (Desert Palm Press)

 

Non-Fiction

Olivia on the Record: A Radical Experiment in Women's Music by Ginny Z Berson (Aunt Lute Books)

 

New Adult Fiction

The Adventurers by Bryce Oakley (Self-Published)

 

Paranormal/Horror

Gillette Park by Gerri Hill (Bella Books)

The Other Side of Forestlands Lake by Carolyn Elizabeth (Bella Books)

 

Romantic Blend

Hotel Queens by Lee Winter (Ylva Publishing)

Nottingham: The True Story of Robyn Hood By Anna Burke (Bywater Books)

Sylver and Gold by Michelle Larkin (Bold Strokes Books)

 

Science Fiction/Fantasy

Eye of the  Damned by Sandra Barret (Bedazzled Ink Publishing) 

Silver Ravens by Jane Fletcher (Bold Strokes Books)

 

Tee Corinne Outstanding Cover Design

Nottingham: The True Story of Robyn Hood  Cover Design by Ann McMan (Bywater Books)

 

Young Adult/New Adult

The Year Shakespeare Ruined My Life by Dani Jansen (Second Story Press) 

 

Directors' Award

Linda Hill

 

Lee Lynch Classic Award

Zami: A New Spelling of My Name by Audre Lorde

 

Trailblazer Award

Pat Parker

2020

Ann Bannon Popular Choice

Judge Me When I'm Wrong by Cheryl A. Head (Bywater Books)

 

Contemporary Romance: Short

Because I Said So by Karin Kallmaker (Bella Books)

Listen by Kris Bryant (Bold Strokes Books)

 

Contemporary Romance: Mid-Length

After the Summer Rain by Gerri Hill (Bella Books)

Game Changers by Jane Cuthbertson (Launch Point Press)

Ordinary is Perfect by D. Jackson Leigh (Bold Strokes Books)

The Song of the Sea by Jenn Alexander (Bywater Books)

 

Contemporary Romance: Long

Beautiful Dreamer by Melissa Brayden (Bold Strokes Books)

If the Shoe Fits by E. J. Noyes (Bella Books)

The Roommate Arrangement by Jae (Ylva Publishing) 

 

Debut Novel

Everything Grows by Aimee Herman (Three Rooms Press)

Game Changers by Jane Cuthbertson (Launch Point Press)

Temper CA by Paul Skenazy (Miami University Press)

The Song of the Sea by Jenn Alexander (Bywater Books)

 

Erotic Novels

Double Six by Brenda Murphy (Ninestar Press)

 

General Fiction

London Undone by Nan Higgins (Bold Strokes Books)

 

General Non-Fiction

In the Dreamhouse by Carmen Maria Machado (Graywolf Press)

 

Historical Fiction

Acts of Contrition by Elena Graf (Purple Hand Press)

 

Mystery/Thriller

Galileo by Ann McMan (Bywater Books)

Hard Fall: A McStone and Martinelli Thrillerby Pascal Scott (Sapphire Books)

 

Paranormal/Horror

A Bittersweet Garden by Caren J. Werlinger (Corgyn Publishing)

Legacy by Charlotte Green (Bold Strokes Books)

 

Poetry

Take Me with You, Wherever You're Going by Jessica Jacobs (Four Way Books)

 

Romantic Blend

Alone by E. J. Noyes (Bella Books)

Breathe By Cari Hunter (Bold Strokes Books)

Stormy Seas by Ali Vali (Bold Strokes Books)

 

Science Fiction/Fantasy

Changing Course by Brey Willows (Bold Strokes Books)

Miranda in Milan by Katharine Duckett (Tom Doherty Associates)

Sisters of the Vast Black by Lina Rather (Tor.com Publishing)

Thorn by Anna Burke (Bywater Books)

 

Tee Corinne Outstanding Cover Design

Alone  Cover Design by Judith Fellows (Bella Books)

 

Young Adult/New Adult

Everything Grows by Aimee Herman (Three Rooms Press)

In the Silences By Rachel Gold (Bella Books)

 

Directors' Award

Carleen Spry

 

Lee Lynch Classic Award

The Wanderground: Stories of the Hill Women by Sally Miller Gearhart

 

Trailblazer Award

Barbara Wilson

2019

 

Ann Bannon Popular Choice

A Proper Cuppa Tea by KG MacGregor (Bella Books)

 

Contemporary Romance: Short

Breakthrough by Kris Bryant (Bold Strokes Books)

The Neighbor by Gerri Hill (Bella Books)

The Promise by Claire Highton-Stevenson (Self-Published)

 

Contemporary Romance: Mid-Length

A Wish Upon a Star by Jeannie Levig (Bold Strokes Books)

Blend by Georgia Beers (Bold Strokes Books)

Love At Cooper's Creek by Missouri Vaun (Bold Strokes Books)

Pursuit of Happiness by Carsen Taite (Bold Strokes Books)

 

Contemporary Romance: Long

Gold by E. J. Noyes (Bella Books)

It's Not a Date by Heather Blackmore (Bold Strokes Books)

Just for Show by Jae (Ylva Publishing)

Three Reasons to Say Yes by Jaime Clevenger (Bella Books)

 

Debut Novel

Chasing Stars by Alex K. Thorne (Ylva Publishing)

Compass Rose by Anna Burke (Bywater Books)

The Music and the Mirror by Lola Keeley (Ylva Publishing)

 

Erotic Novels

Breaking the Rules by Larkin Rose (Bold Strokes Books)

 

General Fiction

Bird on a Wire by Tagan Shepard (Bella Books)

Perfect Little Worlds by Clifford Mae Henderson (Bold Strokes Books)

 

Historical Fiction

Lies of Omission by Elena Graf (Purple Hand Press)

 

Mystery/Thriller

Alias by Cari Hunter (Bold Strokes Books)

What You Want to See by Kristen Lepionka (Minotaur Books)

 

Paranormal/Horror

Gnarled Hollow by Charlotte Green (Bold Strokes Books)

 

Poetry

Lovely by Lesléa Newman (Headmistress Press)

 

Romantic Blend

Ask Me Again by E. J. Noyes (Bella Books)

Chasing Stars By Alex K. Thorne (Ylva Publishing)

My Lady Lipstick by Karin Kallmaker (Bella Books)

 

Science Fiction/Fantasy

Lucky 7 by Rae D. Magdon (Desert Palm Press)

Proxima Five by Missouri Vaun (Bold Strokes Books)

Waking the Dreamer by K. Aten (Regal Crest Enterprises)

 

Tee Corinne Outstanding Cover Design

2­­° Cover Design by Ann McMan, TreeHouse Studio (Bywater Books)

 

Young Adult/New Adult

Snowsisters By Tom Wilinsky & Jen Sternick

Directors' Award

Dr. Virginia (Jenny) Fielder

 

Lee Lynch Classic Award

Loving Her by Ann Allen Shockley 

 

Trailblazer Award

Sandra Scoppettone

2018

 

Ann Bannon Popular Choice

An Outsider Inside by RJ Samuel (Self-Published)

 

Anthology/Collections (Fiction)

Our Happy Hours: LGBT Voices From the Gay Bars collected by S. Renée Bess and Lee Lynch (Flashpoint Publications)

 

Combined Non-Fiction

This category is a combination of Anthology/Collections (Non-Fiction) and General Non-Fiction, due to fewer than 6 nominations respectively in those categories

Grief Map by Sarah Hahn Campbell (Brain Mill Press)

 

Contemporary Romance: Short

Bait and Switch by Blythe H. Warren (Bella Books)

Echo Point by Virginia Hale (Bella Books)

Unexpected by Jenny Frame (Bold Strokes Books)

Contemporary Romance: Mid-Length

Night Voice by CF Frizzell (Bold Strokes Books)

Right Here, Right Now by Georgia Beers (Bold Strokes Books)

Sidebar by Carsen Taite (Bold Strokes Books)

The Butterfly Whisperer by Lisa Moreau (Bold Strokes Books)

 

Contemporary Romance: Long

Perfect Rhythm by Jae (Ylva Publishing)

Vacationland by Susan X Meagher (Brisk Press)

Who'd Have Thought by G Benson (Ylva Publishing)

 

Debut Novel

Bend by Nancy J. Hedin (Anglerfish Press an imprint of Riptide Publishing)

Frame by Frame by CJ Murphy (Desert Palm Press)

Marriage of a Thousand Lies by SJ Sindu (Soho Press)

The Road to Wings by Julie Tizard (Bold Strokes Books)

 

Erotica

Her Best Friend's Sister by Meghan O'Brien (Bold Strokes Books)

 

General Fiction

Goldenrod by Ann McMan (Bywater Books)

The Price of Cash by Ashley Bartlett (Bold Strokes Books)

 

Historical Fiction

The Sniper's Kiss by Justine Saracen (Bold Strokes Books)

 

Mystery/Thriller

Genuine Gold by Ann Aptaker (Bold Strokes Books)

Lethal Care by Claire McNab with Katherine V. Forrest (Bella Books)

 

Paranormal/Horror

Little Dip - Garoul Series Book V by Gill McKnight (Dirt Road Books)

 

Poetry

The Girls with Stone Faces by Arlene Paré (Brick Books)

 

Romantic Suspense/Intrigue/Adventure

A More Perfect Union by Carsen Taite (Bold Strokes Books)

Into Thin Air by Jeannie Levig (Bold Strokes Books)

Lucy's Chance by Jackie D (Bold Strokes Books)

 

Science Fiction/Fantasy

Erased by Robbi McCoy (Bella Books)

Shattered by Lee Winter (Ylva Publishing)

Spark by Catherine Friend (Bold Strokes Books)

 

Tee Corinne Outstanding Cover Design

An Outsider Inside Cover Design by Ann McMan, TreeHouse Studio (Self-Published)

 

Young Adult

Girls Like Me by Nina Packebush (Bedazzled Ink Publishing)

Directors' Award

Judy Comella

 

Lee Lynch Classic Award

Riverfinger Women by Elana Dykewomon (Daughters Inc.)

 

Trailblazer Award

Dorothy Allison

2017

 

Ann Bannon Popular Choice

Rainbow Gap by Lee Lynch (Bold Strokes Books)

 

Anthology/Collections (Creative Non-Fiction)

Lesbian Decadence: Representations in Art and Literature of Fin-de-Siècle France by Nicole G. Albert (Harrington Park Press)

 

Anthology/Collections (Fiction)

Finding Ms. Write by Jae & Jove Belle (Ylva Publishing)

Tales from Sea Glass Inn by Karis Walsh (Bold Strokes Books)

Women of the Year by Karen Richard (Bedazzled Ink Publishing, LLC)

 

Creative Non-Fiction

Indomitable: The Life of Barbara Grier by Joanne Passet (Bella Books)

 

Debut Author

Four Steps by Wendy Hudson (Ylva Publishing)

Love On The Red Rocks by Lisa Moreau (Bold Strokes Books)

Salvation on Mission Street by Cathy Arellano (Korima Press)

 

Dramatic/General Fiction

The Big Sugarbush: Lesbian Romantic Comedy by Ana B Good (Hot Pants Press, LLC)

The Urn Carrier by Chris Convissor (Bedazzled Ink Publishing, LLC)

Trial by Fury by KG MacGregor (Bella Books)

 

Erotica

Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year, Volume 1 by D. L. King by Cleis Press

Give Me Thorns, A Lesbian BDSM Romance by Elizabeth Andre (Tulabella Ruby Press)

The Club by A.L. Brooks (Ylva Publishing)

 

Historical Fiction

Dian's Ghost by Justine Saracen (Bold Strokes Books)

Loving Eleanor by Susan Wittig Albert (Persevero Press)

Shaken to the Core by Jae (Ylva Publishing)

 

Mystery/Thriller

Requiem for Immortals by Lee Winter (Ylva Publishing)

Trigger by Jessica L. Webb (Bold Strokes Books)

Walk-in by T.L. Hart (Bella Books)

 

Paranormal/Horror

1140 Rue Royale by Karen D. Badger (Badger Bliss Books)

By the Dark of Her Eyes by Cameron MacElvee (Bold Strokes Books)

The House at the End of the Street by Stephanie E. Kusiak (Sapphire Books Publishing)

 

Poetry

Acquired Community by Jane Byers (Dagger Editions)

In and Out of Love by Shelley Thrasher (Sapphire Books Publishing)

Torn from the Ear of Night by Jimmie Margaret Gilliam (White Pine Press)

 

Romantic Suspense/Intrigue/Adventure

Final Cut by Lynn Ames (Phoenix Rising Press)

The Copper Egg by Catherine Friend (Bold Strokes Books)

The Fifth Gospel by Michelle Grubb (Bold Strokes Books)

 

Science Fiction/Fantasy

Paradox Valley by Gerri Hill (Bella Books)

The Beast That Never Was by Caren J. Werlinger (Corgyn Publishing, LLC)

The Broken Coil (The Glass Pantheon - Book 1) by Sy Itha (Desert Palm Press)

Tee Corinne Outstanding Cover Design

Heartscapes, Cover Design by Sheri (Bold Strokes Books)

 

Traditional Contemporary Romance

Chef's Special by Susan X Meagher (Brisk Press)

Perfect Pairing by Rachel Spangler (Bywater Books)

The Color of Love by Radclyffe (Bold Strokes Books)

 

Young Adult

Gravity by Juliann Rich (Bold Strokes Books)

Here's the Thing by Emily O'Beirne (Ylva Publishing)

My Year Zero by Rachel Gold (Bella Books)

Directors' Award

Ann McMan

 

Lee Lynch Classic Award

Heather Has Two Mommies by Lesléa Newman (In Other Words Publishing)

 

Trailblazer Award

Lillian Faderman

2016

 

Ann Bannon Popular Choice

All We Lack by Sandra Moran, (Bedazzled Ink Publishing)

 

Anthology/Collection (Creative Non-Fiction)

Untangling the Knot: Queer Voices on Marriage, Relationships & Identity Edited by Carter Sickels (Ooligan Press)

 

Anthology/Collection (Fiction)

Lesbians on the Loose: Crime Writers on the Lam Edited by Lori L. Lake & Jessie Chandler (Launch Point Press)

Snake Memories and Other Stories by Diana Rivers (Hadra Books)

Through the Hourglass: Lesbian Historical Romance Edited by Sacchi Green & Patty G. Henderson (The Liz McMullen Show Publication)

 

Creative Non-Fiction

Girl Sex 101 by Allison Moon (Lunatic Ink)

The Ghosts Who Travel with Me: A Literary Pilgrimage Through Brautigan's America by Allison Green (Ooligan Press)

 

Debut Author

The Diplomat by Sophia French (Bella Books)

The Revelation of Beatrice Darby by Jean Copeland (Bold Strokes Books)

Threads of the Heart by Jeannie Levig (Bold Strokes Books)

 

Dramatic General Fiction

A Small Country About to Vanish by Victoria Avilan (Shaggy Dog Stories)

Heyday by Marnie Woodrow (Tightrope Books, Inc.)

Wishbone by Elaine Burnes (Bedazzled Ink Publishing)

 

Erotica

Don't Be Shy - A Collection of Erotic Lesbian Stories Edited by Astrid Ohletz & Jae (Ylva Publishing)

Summer Passion by MJ Williamz (Bold Strokes Books)

The Muse by Meghan O'Brien (Bold Strokes Books)

 

Historical Fiction

Golddigger by Hilary McCollum (Bella Books)

In the Company of Women by Kate Christie (Bella Books)

The Witch of Stalingrad by Justine Saracen (Bold Strokes Books)

 

Mystery/Thriller

Cold to the Touch by Cari Hunter (Bold Strokes Books)

Tarnished Gold by Ann Aptaker (Bold Strokes Books)

The Red Files by Lee Winter (Ylva Publishing)

 

Paranormal/Horror

Good Enough to Eat by Alison Grey & Jae (Ylva Publishing)

The Deadening: Book Three of the Sisters of Spirits Trilogy by Yvonne Heidt (Bold Strokes Books)

Twisted Whispers by Sheri Lewis Wohl (Bold Strokes Books)

 

Poetry

Furs Not Mine by Andrea Cohen (Four Way Books)

I Carry My Mother by Lesléa Newman (Headmistress Press)

 

Romantic Suspense/Intrigue/Adventure

One Last Thing by Kim Baldwin & Xenia Alexiou (Bold Strokes Books)

Reasonable Doubt by Carsen Taite (Bold Strokes Books)

T-Minus Two by KG MacGregor (Bella Books)

Science Fiction/Fantasy

Dragon Horse War: The Calling by D. Jackson Leigh (Bold Strokes Books)

Lady Dragon by D Jordan Redhawk (Bella Books)

Without a Front: The Warrior's Challenge by Fletcher DeLancey (Ylva Publishing)

Tee Corinne Award for Outstanding Cover Design

All We Lack, Cover Design by Ann McMan, TreeHouse Studio (Bedazzled Ink Publishing)

Cast Me Gently, Cover Design by Glendon Haddix (Ylva Publishing)

 

Traditional Contemporary Romance

Locked Inside by Annette Mori (Affinity Ebook Press NZ LTD)

Making a Comeback by Julie Blair (Bold Strokes Books)

The Right Time by Susan X Meagher (Brisk Press)

 

Young Adult

Finding Home by Shelia Powell & Liz McMullen (Sapphire Books Publisher)

Missing Mary by Cricket Watson (Sapphire Books Publisher)

The Coming of the Mojo by Barbara Treat Williams (Spinsters Ink)

Directors’ Award

Mary Hettel

Lee Lynch Classic Award

Curious Wine by Katherine V. Forrest (Naiad Press)

 

Trailblazer Award

Jewelle Gomez

2015

 

Ann Bannon Popular Choice

Olive Oil & White Bread by Georgia Beers, Bywater Books

 

Tee Corinne Award for Outstanding Cover Design

Ann McMan, TreeHouse Studio for Everything, Bedazzled Ink Publishing

 

Anthology/Collection (Creative Non-Fiction)

An American Queer: The Amazon Trail by Lee Lynch, Published by Bold Strokes Books

Queerly Beloved: A Love Story Across Genders by Diane and Jacob Anderson-Minshall, Published by Bold Strokes Books

Anthology/Collection (Fiction)

Wicked Things: Lesbian Halloween Short Stories Edited by Jae and Astrid Ohletz, Published by Ylva Publishing

Unwrap These Presents Edited by Astrid Ohletz and R.G. Emanuelle, Published by Ylva Publishing

 

Debut Author

Never Too Late by Julie Blair, Published by Bold Strokes Books

Just Intuition by Makenzi Fisk, Published by Mischievous Books

Stick McLaughlin: The Prohibition Years by CF Frizzell, Published by Bold Strokes Books

 

Dramatic General Fiction

The War Within by Yolanda Wallace, Published by Bold Strokes Books

Loved and Lost by Stephanie Kusiak, Published by Sapphire Books Publishing

Everything by Carole Wolfe, Published by Bedazzled Ink Publishing

 

Erotica

Heart's Surrender by Emma Weimann, Published by Ylva Publishing

Best Lesbian Erotica 2014 by Rachel Windsor, Self-Published

Escapades by MJ Williamz, Published by Bold Strokes Books

 

Historical Fiction

Tangled Roots by Marianne K. Martin, Published by Bywater Books

Waiting for the Violins by Justine Saracen, Published by Bold Strokes Books

Bright Lights of Summer by Lynn Ames, Published by Phoenix Rising Press

 

Mystery/Thriller

The Acquittal by Ann Laughlin, Published by Bold Strokes Books

Left Field: Lillian Byrd Crime Series Book 5 by Elizabeth Sims, Published by Spruce Park Press

The Consequence of Murder by Nene Adams, Published by Bella Books

 

Paranormal/Horror

The Magic Hunt by L.L. Raand, Published by Bold Strokes Books

The Devil You Know by Marie Castle, Published by Bella Books

Dogs of War by Geonn Cannon, Published by Supposed Crimes

 

Poetry

Undone by EM Hodge, Published by Sapphire Books Publishing

kissing keeps us afloat by Laurie MacFayden, Frontenac House

 

Romantic Suspense/Intrigue/Adventure

The One by JM Dragon, Published by Affinity Ebooks Press NZ Ltd

Sharpshooter by Julie Murray, Published by Sapphire Books Publishing

Switchblade by Carsen Taite, Published by Bold Strokes Books

 

Science Fiction/Fantasy

FutureDyke by Lea Daley, Published by Bella Books

Return of an Impetuous Pilot by Kate McLachlan, Published by Regal Crest Enterprises

Rabbits of the Apocalypse by Benny Lawrence, Published by Bedazzled Ink

 

Traditional Contemporary Romance

Kiss the Girl by Melissa Brayden, Published by Bold Strokes Books

Nightingale by Andrea Bramhall, Published by Bold Strokes Books

The Midnight Moon by Gerri Hill, Published by Bella Books

 

Young Adult

Double Exposure by Bridget Birdsall, Published by Sky Pony Press

Riding the Rainbow by Genta Sebastian, Self-Published

Just Girls by Rachel Gold, Published by Bella Books

Directors’ Award

Watty Boss

 

Lee Lynch Classic Award

Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown, Published by Daughters Publishing Co.

 

Trailblazer Award

Joan Nestle

2014

Ann Bannon Popular Choice

All That Lies Within by Lynn Ames, Published by Phoenix Rising Press

Letters Never Sent by Sandra Moran, Published by Bedazzled Ink Pub. Co.

Anthology/Collection

Best Lesbian Romance by Radclyffe, ed., Published by Bold Strokes Books

Beyond the Trail by Jae, Published by Ylva Publishing

Three by Ann McMan, Published by Bedazzled Ink

 

Debut Author

Exception to the Rule by Cindy Rizzo, Self-Published

In Between by Jane Hoppen, Published by Bold Strokes Books

Laughing Down the Moon by Eva Indigo, Published by Bella Books

 

Dramatic General Fiction

In This Small Spot by Caren J. Werlinger, Published by Corgyn Publishing

Letters Never Sent by Sandra Moran, Published by Bedazzled Ink

Picking Up the Pieces by Brenda Adcock, Published by Regal Crest Enterprises

 

Erotica

At Her Feet by Rebekah Weatherspoon, Published by Bold Strokes Books

Switching Gears by Rhavensfyre, Published by Sapphire Books Publishing

Wild Girls, Wild Nights: True Lesbian Sex Stories by Sacchi Green, ed., Published by Cleis Press

 

Historical Fiction

Passion for Vengeance by Patty G. Henderson, Published by Blanca Rosa Publishing

Reflected Passion by Erica Lawson, Published by Blue Feather Books

Silver Wings by H.P. Munro, Self-published

 

Mystery/Thriller

Point of Betrayal by Ann Roberts, Published by Bella Books

Turning the Tide by Jenna Rae, Published by Bella Books

Yellow Vengeance by Liz Bugg, Published by Insomniac Press

 

Paranormal/Horror

The Awakening: Book One in the Sisters of Spirits Trilogy by Yvonne Heidt, Published by Bold Strokes Books

The Horde by Linda Kay Silva, Published by Sapphire Books Publishing

The Lone Hunt by L.L. Rand, Published by Bold Strokes Books

 

Poetry

Chopper! Chopper! by Veronica Reyes, Published by Red Hen Press

Roses Red by Beth Mitchum, ed., Published by UltraVioletLove Publishing

The Finley Human Experience by Monique Finley, Published by UltraVioletLove Publishing

 

Romantic Suspense/Intrigue/Adventure

Code of Honor by Radclyffe, Published by Bold Strokes Books

Mountain Rescue: The Ascent by Sky Croft, Published by Regal Crest Enterprises

The Gemini Deception by Kim Baldwin & Xenia Alexiou, Published by Bold Strokes Books

 

Science Fiction/Fantasy

Deep Deception by Cathy Pegau, Published by Carina Press (Harlequin Enterprises)

Saving Morgan by MB Panichi, Published by Bella Books

Shell Game by Benny Lawrence, Published by Bedazzled Ink

 

Traditional Contemporary Romance

Every Second Counts by D. Jackson Leigh, Published by Bold Strokes Books

Homestead by Radclyffe, Published by Bold Strokes Books

I Remember by Julie Cannon, Published by Bold Strokes Books

 

Young Adult

Orphan Maker by D Jordan Redhawk, Published by Bella Books

Secret City by Julia Watts, Published by Bella Books

Secret Lies by Amy Dunne, Published by Bold Strokes Books

 

Directors’ Award

Mary Griggs

 

Lee Lynch Classic Award

Annie on My Mind, Nancy Garden, Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

 

Trailblazer Award

Judy Grahn

2013

Ann Bannon Popular Choice

Survived by Her Longtime Companion by Chris Paynter, Published by Blue Feather Books

 

Debut Author

Art On Fire, Hilary Sloin, published by Bywater Books

Lemon Reef, Robin Silverman, published by Bold Strokes Books

The Furthest City Light, Jeanne Winer, published by Bella Books

 

Dramatic General Fiction

Being Emily, Rachel Gold, published by Bella Books

The Raid, Lee Lynch, published by Bold Strokes Books (Winner of Category)

The Raven's Heart, Jesse Blackadder, published by Bywater Books

 

Historical Fiction

Awake Unto Me, Kathleen Knowles, published by Bold Strokes Books

The Last Nude, Ellis Avery, published by Riverhead Books

 

Lesbian Erotica

Girls Who Score: Hot Lesbian Erotica, Ily Goyanes, published by Cleis Press

Initiation by Desire, MJ Williamz, published by Bold Strokes Books

The Night Off, Meghan O'Brien, published by Bold Strokes Books

 

Mystery/Thriller

Being the Steel Drummer, Liz Bradbury, published by Boudica Publishing, Inc.

Hide and Snake Murder, Jessie Chandler, published by Midnight Ink

Runaway, Anne Laughlin, published by Bold Strokes Books

 

Paranormal Romance

Sometime Yesterday, Yvonne Heidt, published by Bold Strokes Books

The Book of Eleanor, Nat Burns, published by Bella Books

Touch Me Gently, D. Jackson Leigh, published by Bold Strokes Books

 

Poetry

Secession, Amy Sara Carroll, published by Hyperbole Books

Wor(l)s of Love, Loss, and Longing , Beth Mitchum, published by UltraVioletLove Publishing

 

Romantic Suspense/Intrigue/Adventure

After Mrs. Hamilton, Clare Ashton, Self-published

Beyond Innocence, Carsen Taite, published by Bold Strokes Books

Playing with Fuego, KG MacGregor, published by Bella Books

 

Short Story/Essay Collection

Sidecar, Ann McMan, published by Bedazzled Ink

Slices of Life, Georgia Beers, published by Brisk Press

Tea Leaves, Janet Mason, published by Bella Books

Speculative Fiction

Just Killing Time, Linda Kay Silva, published by Spinsters Ink

Soulwalker, Erica Lawson, published by Blue Feather Books

The Smuggler, The Spy and The Spider, Diana Rivers, published by Bella Books

Traditional Contemporary Romance

Almost Heaven, Susan X Meagher, published by Brisk Press

Heart Block, Melissa Brayden, published by Bold Strokes Books

Snow Falls, Gerri Hill, published by Bella Books

 

Directors’ Award

MB Panichi

 

Lee Lynch Classic Award (New award in 2012)

Spring Fire, Marijane Meaker writing as Vin Packer, published by Gold Medal Books

 

Trailblazer Award

Marijane Meaker

2012

Ann Bannon Popular Choice

Bingo Barge Murder, A Shay O'Hanlon Caper by Jessie Chandler, Published by Midnight Ink

Debut Author

After The Fall, Robin Summers, published by Bold Strokes Books

Open Water, Pol Robinson, published by Bella Books

Waiting In The Wings, Melissa Brayden, published by Bold Strokes Books

 

Dramatic General Fiction

Marching To A Different Accordion, Saxon Bennett, published by Bella Books

Maye's Request, Clifford Henderson, published by Bold Strokes Books

Shaken And Stirred, Joan Opyr, published by Bywater Books

 

Historical Romance

Hidden Truths, Jae, published by L-Book ePublisher

 

Lesbian Erotica

A Ride To Remember and Other Erotic Tales, Sacchi Green, published by Lethe Press

The Collectors, Anne Laughlin writing as Lesley Gowan, published by Bold Strokes Books

 

Mystery/Thriller

Beyond Instinct, Lynn Ames, published by Phoenix Rising

Buyer's Remorse: Book 1 in the Public Eye Series, Lori L. Lake, published by Regal Crest Enterprises

Hell's Highway, Gerri Hill, published by Bella Books

 

Paranormal Romance

Before The Dawn, Kate Sweeney, published by Intaglio Publications

Blood Hunt, L.L. Raand, published by Bold Strokes Books

 

Poetry

Head Off & Split, Nikky Finney, published by Northwestern University Press

Things I Say To Pirates On Nights When I Miss You, Keely Hyslop, published by Fourteen Hills Press

 

Romantic Suspense/Intrigue/Adventure

Dying To Live, Kim Baldwin & Xenia Alexiou, published by Bold Strokes Books

Nothing But The Truth, Carsen Taite, published by Bold Strokes Books

Tats, Layce Gardner, published by Bella Books

Short Story/Essay Collection

When We Were Outlaws, Jeanne Córdova, published by Spinsters Ink

 

Speculative Fiction

After The Fall, Robin Summers, published by Bold Strokes Books

Dark Wife, The, Sarah Diemer, published by Sarah Diemer

When an Echo Returns, Linda Kay Silva, published by Bella Books

 

Traditional Contemporary Romance

96 Hours, Georgia Beers, published by Bywater Books

Camptown Ladies, Mari SanGiovanni, published by Bywater Books

Waiting In The Wings, Melissa Brayden, published by Bold Strokes Books

Directors’ Award

Lori L. Lake

 

Lee Lynch Classic Award (New award in 2012)

Swashbuckler, Lee Lynch, published by Naiad Press

 

Trailblazer Award

Marianne K. Martin

2011

Ann Bannon Popular Choice

Starting From Scratch by Georgia Beers, published by Brisk Press

 

Anthology (Non-erotica)

Keep Your Wives Away From Them: Orthodox Women, Unorthodox Desires by Miryam Kabakov, published by North Atlantic Books

 

Debut Author

Red Rover by Liz Bugg, published by Insomniac Press

Rip Van Dyke by Kate McLachlan, published by Regal Crest Enterprises

Shadow Point by Amy Briant, published by Bella Books

 

Dramatic General Fiction

Something To Believe by Robbi McCoy, published by Bella Books

The Side Door by Jan Donley, published by Spinsters’ Ink

Whatever Gods May Be by Sophia Kell Hagin, published by Bold Strokes Books

 

Historical Romance

Eyes On The Stars by Lynn Ames, published by Phoenix Rising Press

Mephisto Aria by Justine Saracen, published by Bold Strokes Books

Soiled Dove by Brenda Adcock, published by Regal Crest Enterprises

 

Lesbian Erotica

Lesbian Lust by Sacchi Green, published by Cleis Press

 

Mystery/Thriller

From A Distance by CL Hart, published by PD Publishing

Of Course It’s Murder by Kate Sweeney, published by Intaglio Publishing

Watermark by J.M. Redmann, published by Bold Strokes Books

 

Paranormal Romance

Rip Van Dyke by Kate McLachlan, published by Regal Crest Enterprises

River Walker by Cate Culpepper, published by Bold Strokes Books

 

Poetry

Echo & Lightning by Sheila Packa, published by Wildwood River Press

White Shirt by Laurie MacFayden, published by Frontenac House

 

Romantic Suspense/Intrigue/Adventure

Above Temptation by Karin Kallmaker, published by Bella Books

Devil’s Rock by Gerri Hill, published by Bella Books

Missing Lynx by Kim Baldwin & Xenia Alexiou, published by Bold Strokes Books

 

Short Story/Essay Collection

For Frying Out Loud by Fay Jacobs, published by A&M Books

Frosting On The Cake: 2nd Helpings by Karin Kallmaker, published by Bella Books

 

Speculative Fiction

Bourn’s Edge by Barbara Davies, published by Bedazzled Ink

More Than An Echo by Linda Kay Silva, published by Bella Books

Nigredo by Alex Mykals, published by PD Publishing

 

Traditional Contemporary Romance

Always Faithful by Isabella, published by Sapphire Books

Photographs of Claudia by KG MacGregor, published by Bella Books

Starting From Scratch by Georgia Beers, published by Brisk Press

 

Directors’ Award

Lois Glenn

 

Trailblazer Award

Karin Kallmaker

2010

Ann Bannon Popular Choice Award

Beggar of Love by Lee Lynch, published by Bold Stroke Books

 

Anthology (Non-Erotica)

And Baby Makes More ed. by Susan Goldberg/CB Rose, published by Insomniac Press

Year’s Best Lesbian Fiction ’08 ed. by Fran Walker. published by Bedazzled Ink

 

Debut Author

Keile’s Chance by Dillon Watson, published by Bella Books

October’s Promise by Marianne Garver, published by Bella Books

Waltzing at Midnight by Robbi McCoy, published by Bella Books

 

Dramatic/General Fiction

Detours by Jane Vollbrecht, published by Blue Feather Books

Family Affair by Saxon Bennett, published by Bella Books

Gemini by Geonn Cannon, published by PD Publishing

 

Historical Romance

Backwards to Oregon by Jae, published by L-Book ePublishing

Kicker’s Journey by Lois Cloarec Hart, published by PD Publishing

 

Lesbian Erotica

Attractions of the Heart by Cheri Crystal, published by loveyoudivine

Night’s Kiss by Catherine Lundoff, published by Lethe Press

 

Mystery/Thriller

Possessing Morgan by Erica Lawson, published by Blue Feather Books

Veritas by Anne Laughlin, published by Bold Stroke Books

Who’ll Be Dead For Christmas? by Kate Sweeney, published by Intaglio Publishing

 

Paranormal Romance

Barking at the Moon by Nene Adams, published by PD Publishing

Everafter by Nell Stark/Trinity Tam, published by Bold Stroke Books

 

Poetry

Bird Eating Bird by Kristin Naca, published by Harper

In Praise of Falling by Cheryl Dumesnil, published by University of Pittsburgh Press

The Heart’s Traffic by Ching-in Chen, published by Arktoi Books

 

Romantic Suspense/Intrigue/Thriller

Next of Kin by Jae, published by L-Book ePublishing

The Scorpion by Gerri Hill, published by Bella Books

Thief of Always by Kim Baldwin/Xenia Alexiou, published by Bold Stroke Books

 

Short Story/Essay/Collections (Non Erotica)

Mean Little Deaf Queer by Terry Galloway, published by Beacon Press

My Sweet Wild Dance by Mikaya Heart, published by Dog Ear Press

Outsiders by L Ames/G Beers/JD Glass/S Meagher/S Smith, published by Brisk Press

 

Speculative Fiction

Forever Mine by KD Williamson, published by L-Book ePublishing

Second Nature by Jae, published by L-Book ePublishing

The Veil of Sorrow by Crystal Michallet-Romero, published by PD Publishing

Traditional Contemporary Romance

Keile’s Chance by Dillon Watson, published by Bella Books

Stranded by Blayne Cooper, published by Spinsters Ink

Worth Every Step by KG McGregor, published by Bella Books

 

Directors’ Award

Rosa Moran

 

Trailblazer Award

Ellen Hart

2009

Ann Bannon Popular Choice

The Kiss That Counted by Karin Kallmaker, published by Bella Books

 

Anthology (Non-erotica)

Sparkling Rain by ed. Barbara Summerhawk, published by New Victoria Publishers

 

Debut Author

Learning Curve by Rachel Spangler, published by Bold Strokes Books

Looking Through Windows by Caren J Werlinger, published by Windstorm Creative

The Trouble With Emily Dickinson by Lyndsey D’Arcangelo, published by Alpha World Press

 

Dramatic General Fiction

Dresses and Other Catastrophes by Dani O’Connor, published by Spinsters Ink

Last Chance at the Lost & Found by Marcia Finical, published by Bywater Books

The Mortal Groove by Ellen Hart, published by St Martin’s/Minotaur

 

Historical Romance

A Pirate’s Heart by Catherine Friend, published by Bold Strokes Books

Midnight Melodies by Megan Carter, published by Bella Books

 

Lesbian Erotica

Blue Collar Lesbian Erotica by eds. Verda Foster & Pat Cronin, published by Regal Crest

Thirteen Hours by Meghan O’Brien, published by Bold Strokes Books

 

Mystery/Thriller

Gloria’s Secret by Robin Alexander, published by Intaglio Publications

Land of Entrapment by Andi Marquette, published by Regal Crest

The Trouble with Murder by Kate Sweeney, published by Intaglio Publications

Paranormal Romance

Whispering Pine by Mavis Applewater, published by Blue Feather Books

 

Romantic Suspense/Intrigue/Adventure

Hotel Liaison by JLee Meyer, published by Bold Strokes Books

Partners by Gerri Hill, published by Bella Books

Secrets So Deep by KG MacGregor, published by Bella Books

 

Short Story/Essay Collection (Non Erotica)

A Little Book of Big Christmas Tales by Anne Azel, published by PD Publishing

Speculative Fiction

Residual Moon by Kate Sweeney, published by Intaglio Publications

Yesterday Once More by Karen Badger, published by Blue Feather Books

 

Traditional Contemporary Romance

Tomahawk’d by Diane S. Bauden, published by Intaglio Publications

Trails Merge by Rachel Spangler, published by Bold Strokes Books

Without Warning by KG MacGregor, published by Bella Books

 

Directors’ Award

Sherry Mills

 

Trailblazer Award

Lee Lynch

2008

 

Ann Bannon Popular Choice Award

And Playing The Role of Herself by K. E. Lane, published by Regal Crest

 

Anthology (Non-Erotica)

Love, Castro Street: Reflections of San Francisco by Katherine V. Forrest & Jim Van Buskirk, Eds., published by Alyson Books

 

Debut Author

Dateland by Jennifer Parello, McKenna Publishing

And Playing The Role of Herself by K.E. Lane, Regal Crest

Butch Girls Can Fix Anything by Paula Offut, Regal Crest

 

Dramatic General Fiction

In Broad Daylight by Jane Vollbrecht, published by Regal Crest

Landing by Emma Donoghue, published by Harcourt

The Spanish Pearl by Catherine Friend, published by Bold Strokes Books

 

Lesbian Erotica

Erotic Interludes 5: Road Games by Stacia Seaman & Radclyffe, Eds., published by Bold Strokes Books

In Deep Waters: Cruising The Seas by Karin Kallmaker & Radclyffe, published by Bella Books

Crave by Catherine Lundoff, Lethe Press

 

Mystery/Thriller

Dark Valentine by Jennifer Fulton, published by Bold Strokes Books

Redress Of Grievances by Brenda Adcock, published by Regal Crest

The Devil Unleashed by Ali Vali, published by Bold Strokes Books

 

Poetry

The Human Line by Ellen Bass, published by Copper Canyon Press

The Islands Project by Eloise Klein Healy, published by Red Hen Press

Torch River by Elizabeth Philips, published by Brick Books

 

Romance

And Playing The Role Of Herself by KE Lane, published by Regal Crest

Out of Love by KG MacGregor, published by Bella Books

Second Season by Ali Vali, published by Bold Strokes Books

 

Short Story/Essay Collections

Are There Closets in Heaven by Carol Curoe & Robert Curoe, published by Syren Book Company

Deep in the Heart – A Memoir of Love and Longing by Sheila Morris, published by Red Letter Press

Fried & True: Tales from Rehoboth Beach by Fay Jacobs, published by A&M Books

 

Speculative Fiction

Crown Of Valencia by Catherine Friend, published by Bold Strokes Books

Queens Of Tristaine by Cate Culpepper, published by Bold Strokes Books

Rebels’ Quest by Gun Brooke, published by Bold Strokes Books

Directors’ Award

Nann Dunne

 

Trailblazer Award

Katherine V. Forrest

2007

 

 

Ann Bannon Popular Choice Award

Snow Moon Rising by Lori L. Lake, published by Regal Crest

 

Debut Author

Combust the Sun by Andrews & Austin, published by Bold Strokes Books

She Waits by Kate Sweeney, published by Intaglio Publications

Sword of the Guardian by Merry Shannon, published by Bold Strokes Books

 

Dramatic / General Fiction

Gold Mountain by Anne Azel, published by PD Publishing

Snow Moon Rising by Lori L. Lake, published by Regal Crest Enterprises

The Night Watch by Sarah Waters, published by Riverhead Books

 

Lesbian Erotica

18th & Castro by Karin Kallmaker, published by Bella Books

Erotic Interludes 4: Extreme Passions by Radclyffe, S. Seaman, eds., published by Bold Strokes Books

Wild Abandon by Ronica Black, published by Bold Strokes Books

 

Mystery/Thriller

First Instinct by JLee Meyer, published by Bold Strokes Books

Idaho Code by Joan Opyr, published by Bywater Books

The Killing Room by Gerri Hill, published by Bella Books

 

Romance

Behind the Pine Curtain by Gerri Hill, published by Bella Books

Fresh Tracks by Georgia Beers, published by Bold Strokes Books

Promising Hearts by Radclyffe, published by Bold Strokes Books

 

Short Story/Essay Collections

Hit by a Farm by Catherine Friend, published by Marlowe & Co.

 

Speculative Fiction

Sister Lost, Sister Found by Jeanne G’Fellers, published by Bella Books

Sword of the Guardian by Merry Shannon, published by Bold Strokes Books

The Empress and the Acolyte by Jane Fletcher, published by Bold Strokes Books

Directors’ Award

Cathy LeNoir

 

Trailblazer Award

Jane Rule

2006

Debut Author

Course of Action by Gun Brooke, published by Bold Strokes Books

In Too Deep by Ronica Black, published by Bold Strokes Books

Misplaced People by C. G. Devize, published by Intaglio Publications

 

Mystery / Action / Adventure / Thriller

Grave Silence by Rose Beecham, published by Regal Crest

Justice Served by Radclyffe, published by Bold Strokes Books

The Iron Girl by Ellen Hart, published by St. Martin’s Press

 

Romance / Erotic Love Stories

A Guarded Heart by Jennifer Fulton, published by Regal Crest

Just Like That by Karin Kallmaker, published by Bella Books

Unbreakable by Blayne Cooper, published by BookEnds Press

 

Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror / Paranormal / Speculative

Dark Dreamer by Jennifer Fulton, published by Regal Crest Enterprises

No Sister of Mine by Jeanne G’Fellers, published by Bella Books

Protector of the Realm by Gun Brooke, published by Bold Strokes Books

Trailblazer Award

Sarah Aldridge (Anyda Marchant)

2005

Mystery / Action / Adventure / Thriller

An Intimate Ghost by Ellen Hart, published by St. Martin’s Minatour

Justice in the Shadows by Radclyffe, published by Bold Strokes Books

Caught in the Net by Jessica Thomas, published by Bella Books

 

Romance / Erotic Love Stories

Sugar by Karin Kallmaker, published by Bella Books

Rosemary & Juliet by Judy MacLean, published by Alice Street Editions

Fated Love by Radclyffe, published by Bold Strokes Books

 

Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror / Paranormal / Speculative

Battle for Tristaine by Cate Culpepper, published by Justice House

Wizard of Isis by Jean Stewart, published by Bella Books

The Walls of Westernfort by Jane Fletcher, published by Fortitude Press

Trailblazer Award

Ann Bannon