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More than 450 books, almost 170 judges, all over the world, and many, many submissions, from indie publishers, from mainstream publishers and a lot of self-published authors. And, to me more important of everything, we raised more than 17.300 dollars donated to LGBT charities:

25$ Abby of the Brew City Sisters, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence: http://www.brewcitysisters.org/
100$ AIDS Support Network in San Luis Obispo County: http://www.asn.org/
805$ Albert Kennedy Trust: http://www.akt.org.uk/
589$ Ali Forney Center: www.aliforneycenter.org/
50$ American Institute of Bisexuality: http://bisexual.org/
120$ Audre Lorde Project: http://alp.org/
217$ Australian Marriage Equality: http://www.australianmarriageequality.org/
25$ Avenue Community Centre: http://www.outsaskatoon.ca/
280$ BiNet US: http://www.binetusa.org/
175$ Bisexual Resource Center: http://biresource.org/
183$ Broken Rainbow UK: http://www.brokenrainbow.org.uk/
85$ Calgary Outlink: http://www.calgaryoutlink.ca/
75$ HIV/AIDS Care Program: http://careprogram.org/
85$ The Center Colorado: http://www.glbtcolorado.org/
65$ The Center Long Beach: http://www.centerlb.org/
25$ Centerpoint: http://centrepoint.org.uk/
75$ Chico Stonewall Alliance: http://www.stonewallchico.org/
205$ COLORS: www.colorsyouth.org/
250$ Covenant House: www.covenanthouseno.org/
575$ The Diversity Center: http://diversitycenter.org/
50$ Diversity Role Models: http//www.diversityrolemodels.org/
40$ Equality Toledo: http://www.equalitytoledo.org/
25$ Fair Wisconsin: http://fairwisconsin.com/
50$ Family Builders: http://familybuilders.org/
233$ Free2Be, GLBT Advocacy & Youth Services: http://free2be.org/
98$ Gay and Lesbian Foundation of Australia: www.galfa.org.au/
35$ Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders: http://www.glad.org/
330$ GCLS Scholarship Fund: http://www.goldencrown.org/Ways-to-donate/
56$ Gay & Lesbian Fund of Vermont: http://www.glfundvt.org/
150$ GLYS: http://www.glyswny.org/
515$ Human Rights Campaign: http://www.hrc.org/
75$ In Other Words Feminist Community Center: inotherwords.org/
25$ Indiana Youth Group: http://www.indianayouthgroup.org/
110$ Inland Northwest LGBT Center: www.thelgbtcenter.org/
490$ It Gets Better: http://www.itgetsbetter.org/
2095$ Lambda Legal: www.lambdalegal.org/
50$ Lambert House: www.lamberthouse.org/
50$ Lancaster LGBT Center: http://www.centralpalgbtcenter.org/
453$ LBGTQ Center of Durham: http://www.lgbtqcenterofdurham.org/
50$ LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland: http://www.lgbtcleveland.org/
35$ LGBT Center New York: https://gaycenter.org/
51$ Life Long Aids Alliance: http://www.llaa.org/
110$ LikeMe: http://likeme.org/
185$ Los Angeles LGBT Center: www.lalgbtcenter.org/
480$ Lost-n-Found Youth: www.lost-n-found.org/
100$ LSVD – Lesben- und Schwulenverband in Deutschland: http://www.lsvd.de/
53$ Mermaids: http://www.mermaidsuk.org.uk/
90$ Milwaukee LGBT Community Center: www.mkelgbt.org/
173$ Moveable Feast: http://www.mfeast.org/
50$ National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance: http://www.nqapia.org/
50$ Odyssey Youth Center: www.odysseyyouth.org/
25$ One N Ten: http://onenten.org/
30$ One Iowa: http://oneiowa.org/
50$ Out Youth: outyouth.org/
25$ OutFront Minnesota: https://www.outfront.org/
25$ OutSpokane: http://www.outspokane.com/
234$ PACE: http://www.pacehealth.org.uk/
25$ Pasadena Pride Center: http://www.pridepasadena.org/
60$ Pathfinders Milwaukee: pathfindersmke.org/
125$ PRIDE Community Center of North Central Florida: http://gainesvillepride.org/
415$ PFLAG: community.pflag.org/
1828$ Point Foundation: www.pointfoundation.org/
19$ Q Center Portland: http://www.pdxqcenter.org/
125$ Qmunity: http://qmunity.ca/
25$ Queer Rock Camp: http://www.queerrockcamp.org/
30$ queerblick: http://queerblick.tv/
200$ Rainbow Resource Center: http://www.rainbowresourcecentre.org/
47$ Rainbow Youth: http://www.ry.org.nz/
50$ Ronald McDonald House of Scranton: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ronald-McDonald-House-of-Scranton/
200$ Ruth Ellis Center: http://www.ruthelliscenter.org/
480$ SAGE: giveto.sageusa.org/
75$ Soy Toronto: http://www.soytoronto.org/
25$ St. James Infirmary: http://stjamesinfirmary.org/
100$ Tampa Bay LGBT Welcome Center: http://lgbtwelcomecenter.com/
10$ Terrence Higgins Trust: www.tht.org.uk/
150$ Time Out Youth: http://www.timeoutyouth.org/
615$ Trans Lifeline: http://www.translifeline.org/
1103$ The Trevor Project: www.thetrevorproject.org/
185$ True Colors Fund: https://truecolorsfund.org/
35$ UCAN: www.ucanchicago.org/
50$ WayGay: http://www.waygay.org/
25$ Women's Resource Center of Scranton: http://wrcnepa.org/
90$ Wyoming Equality: www.wyomingequality.org/
230$ You Can Play: http://youcanplayproject.org/
103$ You Will Rise Project: youwillriseproject.blogspot.com
125$ YouthCare: www.youthcare.org/

First of all a big thank to all the judges who helped me to arrive to this result:

A.J. Peters, Ali Gibson, Amber Rippeto, Amelia, Amie Love, Amy Lane, Andrea Dalling, Andrea Grendahl, Andrea Speed, Angel Martinez, Ann Barbarow, Anna Zabo, Anna Lee, Anna Hur, Anne Barwell, Antonella Piazza, April Kelley, Astrid Amara, Astrid Ohletz, B.A. Brock, Baxter Clare Trautman, Bethann Korsmit, Brandilyn Carpenter, Carey Parrish, Cari Z., Carlos T. Mock, Caroline, Caroyn Overholser, Carrie Ann Kennedy, Cassandra Gold, Catherine Lundoff, Charley Descoteaux, Cherie Noel, Chris Paynter, Chris T. Kat, Chuck Ruebsamen, Cira Arana, CJane Elliott, Clare Lydon, D.H. Starr, Danielle Redmond, Darien, Deborah Tessari, Denise Carter, Denise Dechene, Denise Penn, Diana Marina, Dylan Rosser, Elaine Mulligan, Eli Easton, E.J. Russell, Emanuela Piasentini, Erica Pike, Erotic Horizon, Ethan Day, Ethan Stone, Eve, Evey Brett, Fausta Piccini, Feliz Faber, Fernanda Elmiger, Fran Heckrotte, Fran Holland, Freddy Mackay, G.J. Paterson, Gene Gant, Gloria Galasso, Heidi Cullinan, Heidi French, Heidi Green, Helen Beattie, Henriette, Indra Vaughn, J.P. Bowie, Jaime Samms, Jane Elliott, Jane Siveyer, Jason Bradley, Jason Kivela, Jaymi, Jerry Beale, Jess Faraday, Jo Ann Weiler, Jodie Atkinson, Johnny Townsend, Jonathan Penn, Jorgi-Anne Stever, Juli-Anna Dobson, Julie Weismann, Kaje Harper, Kate McLachlan, Kate McMurray, Kate Pavelle, Kate Rothwell, Katie Bennett-Hall, Kimberly Gardner, Kimberly Lynn Workman, Kyell Gold, L.E. Halk, Lee Rowan, Leona Carver, Lex Valentine, Lily, Lisa, Lori Toland, Lori, Luce, Lydia, Mallory Hytrek, Mariana Arias, Megan Derr, Melissa Lee, Michelle Wauchope, Myranda Sarro, N.J. Nielsen, Nadja Gassert, P.A. Brown, P.J. Trebelhorn, Pamela Turner, Patricia Nelson, Paul Alan Fahey, Pelaam, Rachel Thomas, Radclyffe, Rider Jacobs, RJ Scott, Robin, Roscoe James, Rosie Thowney, Ryan Field, Sally Sapphire, Sandra McDonald, Sara Alva, Scott M. Terry, Shanna McConnell, Shannon West, SM Zeoanne, Sue Adams, Sue Brown, Suki Fleet, Susan Laine, T.T. Thomas, Tami Veldura, Tammy, Tara Lain, Tessa Noil, Theresa Webber, Thursday Euclid, Tim Keller, Tracy James Jones, Trina Lane, Ulrike Rauch, Val Kovalin, Valerie C., Valerio la Martire, Venona Keyes, Verena, Vicki Clifford, Vicki Howard, Vicktor Aleksandr Bailey, Vincent Virga, Z.A. Maxfield.

And as always a big thank you to the Publishers which allow me and the judges to have all the books for the reading phase:

A-Girl Studio, Amber Allure, Arsenal Pulp Press, Bear Bones Books, Beaten Track Publishing, Bedazzled Ink Publishing, Bella Books, Berkley/Intermix, BK Books, Black Bay Books, Blind Eye Books, Bold Strokes Books, Bonecamp, BookLocker.com, Bottom Drawer Publications, Branwen Press, Carina Press, CB Williams Inc, Christine.F.Anderson Publishing, Circlet Press, Companion Publications, CoolDudes Publishing, Croft House, Crushing Hearts & Black Butterfly Publishing, Dagmar Miura, Dark Hollows Press, Desert Palm Press, Don't Read in the Closet Publishers for the M/M Romance Group, DoorQ / Digital Fabulists, Dreamspinner Press, DSP Publications, Encompass Ink, Teen, Eternal Press, Evernight Publishing, Extasy Books, Fantastic Fiction Publishing, Harmony Ink Press, Hawthorne Books, Inverardoch Press, Jaybird Press, JCP Books, JMS Books, K.A Books, Kenmore Books, Labyrinth Bound Press, Lake Union Publishing, Launch Point Press, Less Than Three Press, Lethe Press, Liberation Publishing, Loose ID, Love in Dark Settings Press, Love Lane Books, Loveswept, Lunatic Ink, Lust Spiel Books, Lydian Press, Manifold Press, Melange Books, Mischief Corner Books, Mischievous Books, MLR Press, Mugen Press, O/R Books, Phoenix Rising Press, Pickwick Inc Publishing, Pinkerton Road, Pride Publishing, Prizm Books, Proud Indy, Queer Teen Press, Reach And Teach / an imprint of PM Press, Regal Crest Enterprises, Riptide Publishing, Riverdale Avenue Books, Rocky Ridge Books, Romandeavor, Inc., Rooster & Pig Publishing, Samhain Publishing, Sapphire Books Publishing, Sedonia's Magic Words, Shadoe Publishing, Shaggy Dog Stories, Shield-wall Books/Kindle Direct Publishing, Skyhorse Publishing, Springtime Books, Sunny Bee Books, Supposed Crimes, The Liz McMullen Show Publications, Torquere Press, Totally Bound Publishing, TPG Books, Train Wreck Xpress, Triplicity Publishing, Truman State University Press, Vagabondage Romance, Valentine Press, VineDark / BlackHouse Press, Voir Media Group, Wayward Ink Publishing, White Stiletto Press, Wilde City Press, Yaree AB, Ylva Publishing.

And now what all you are waiting, the 2015 Rainbow Awards. And the awards go to:


"Rainbow Pride Cheesecake" is the official pin-up boy of the Rainbow Awards especially created by Paul Richmond

Best LGBT COVER
DESIGN:
1.    Carry the Ocean by Heidi Cullinan – Cover by Kanaxa
Runners Up:
2.    The Lion and the Crow by Eli Easton – Cover by Maria Fanning
3.    In the Middle of Somewhere by Roan Parrish – Cover by AngstyG.
4.    Charmed & Dangerous edited by Jordan Castillo Price – Cover by Jordan Castillo Price
5.    The Anatomy of Perception by AJ Rose – Cover by Elizabeth Mackey
6.    Violated by Jamie Fessenden – Cover by L.C. Chase
7.    Everything by Carole Wolf – Cover by Tree House Studio
8.    Immortal by Amy Lane – Cover by Anne Cain
9.    rock by Anyta Sunday – Cover by Natasha Snow
Knight of Ocean Avenue by Tara Lain – Cover by Reese Dante
10.    Beyond the Surface by Felice Stevens – Cover by Reese Dante
ILLUSTRATION:
1.    Hammer and Bone by Kirby Crow – Cover by Roberto Quintero & Kirby Crow
Runners Up:
2.    For Real by Alexis Hall – Cover by Simoné
3.    The King of Forever by Kirby Crow – Cover by Kirby Crow
4.    Undone by E.M. Hodge – Cover by Christine Svendsen
5.    In Distress by Caethes Faron – Cover by Ravven
6.    Broken Ink by Jack L. Pyke – Cover by Natalya Nesterova
7.    Grand Adventures – Cover by Paul Richmond
8.    Hidden Gem by Lissa Kasey – Cover by Shobana Appavu
9.    Happy Holidays by Z. Allora – Cover by P.L. Nunn
10.    The Witch’s Daughter by Rae D. Magdon – Cover by Rachel George

Best Lesbian Sci-Fi / Futuristic
1.    Rabbits of the Apocalypse by Benny Lawrence
Runners Up:
2.    The Caphenon by Fletcher DeLancey   
3.    Journey To You by A.J. Adaire

Best Gay Historical Fiction
1.    Fool's Gold by Jess Faraday
Runners Up:
2.    The Peacock’s Eye by Jay Lewis Taylor   
3.    Sideways Down the Sky by Barry Brennessel

Best Lesbian Young Adult
1.    Come To My Window by Mia Kerick
Runners Up:
2.    Riding the Rainbow by Genta Sebastian   
3.    Missing Mary by Cricket Watson

The Cate Culpepper Award for Best Lesbian Paranormal Romance
1.    Red in Tooth and Claw (Underdogs #4) by Geonn Cannon
Runners Up:
2.    Winter on Spring Street by Stacey Darlington   
3.    Twisted Echoes by Sheri Lewis Wohl

The Sandra Moran Award for Best Lesbian Historical Fiction & Romance
1.    The Witch of Stalingrad by Justine Saracen   
Runners Up:
2.    Bright Lights of Summer by Lynn Ames   
3.    Secrets of Angels by A.L. Duncan

Best Transgender Romance
1.    The Burnt Toast B&B (A Bluewater Bay Story) by Heidi Belleau and Rachel Haimowitz
Runners Up:
2.    Chasing Death Metal Dreams by Kaje Harper   
3.    The Errant Prince by Sasha L. Miller

Best Lesbian Fantasy & Fantasy Romance
1.    Medusa: A Dark Victorian Penny Dread by Elizabeth Watasin
Runners Up:
2.    The Duchess of Manusk by Jordan Falconer   
3.    The Fiend Queen by Barbara Ann Wright

Best Gay Fantasy
1.    The Devil Lancer by Astrid Amara
Runners Up:
2.    Blue on Black by Carole Cummings
3.    Obsidian Sun by Jon Keys   

Best Transgender Fiction
1.    To Summon Nightmares by J.K. Pendragon
Runners Up:
2.    Everybody Knows by Giselle Renarde   
3.    Groom Of Convenience (Scandalous Whispers Of The Remmington Realm) by Vicktor Alexander

The Dirk Vanden Award for Best LGBT Biography/Memoir
1.    Nights at Rizzoli by Felice Picano
Runners Up:
2.    My Body Is Yours by Michael V. Smith
3.    Turkey Street, Jack and Liam move to Bodrum by Jack Scott

Best LGBT Non Fiction, Poetry, Visual Arts / Photography
1.    Girl Sex 101 by Allison Moon
Runners Up:
2.    An American Queer: The Amazon Trail by Lee Lynch   
3.    Speaking OUT: Queer Youth in Focus by Rachelle Lee Smith

Best Gay Fantasy Romance
1.    Most Beautiful Words by Raine O’Tierney
Runners Up:
2.    Americana Fairy Tale by Lex Chase
3.    Astounding! by Kim Fielding
4.    Jackdaw by KJ Charles
5.    Seventh by Rachel White

Best Bisexual Romance
1.    Kneel, Mr. President by Lauren Gallagher
Runners Up:
2.    The Harem Master by Megan Derr   
3.    A Hard Ride Home by Emory Vargas   
4.    A Year in the Life by Cat Grant   
5.    Smoky Mountain Dreams by Leta Blake

Best Gay Young Adult
1.    A Scout is Brave by Jay Jordan Hawke   
Runners Up:
2.    Carry the Ocean by Heidi Cullinan   
3.    The Glass House by Suki Fleet   
4.    Love Spell by Mia Kerick   
5.    rock by Anyta Sunday

Best Bisexual Fiction
1.    Summer Symphony by Brandon Shire   
Runners Up:
2.    I’ll Always Miss You by Raine O’Tierney
3.    Fox-Hat and Neko by August Li
4.    The Inheritor (The Marketplace #6) by Laura Antoniou
5.    The Tide of War by Lori A. Witt

Best Gay Romantic Comedy
1.    Love Me Tomorrow by Ethan Day
Runners Up:
2.    Candy Man/Bitter Taffy (2 books as 1 submission) by Amy Lane   
3.    Played! by JL Merrow   
4.    Lone Wolf by L.A. Witt & Aleksandr Voinov
5.    Blowing It by Kate Aaron   

Best Gay Sci-Fi / Futuristic
1 (tie-in).    Infected: Epitaph by Andrea Speed
Peripheral People by Reesa Herberth & Michelle Moore
Runners Up:
2.    Chaos Station (Chaos Station #1) by Jenn Burke & Kelly Jensen
3.    Song of the Navigator by Astrid Amara
4.    Lonely Shore (Chaos Station #2) by Jenn Burke & Kelly Jensen
5.    Azimuth (Interscission Project #2) by Arshad Ahsanuddin

Best Lesbian Mystery / Thriller
1.    No Good Reason by Cari Hunter   
Runners Up:
2.    The Acquittal by Anne Laughlin   
3.    The Surrender by Terias McKlay   
4.    Blind Trust by Jody Klaire   
5.    No Thru Road by Linda M. Vogt

Best LGBT Anthology / Collection
1 (tie-in).    Keep the Stars Running by Andrea Speed, Talya Andor, Lexi Ander, Leona Carver, and Cassandra Pierce
Hammer and Bone by Kirby Crow
Runners Up:
2.    Gayrabian Nights by Johnny Townsend   
3.    Charmed and Dangerous: Ten Tales of Gay Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy by Jordan Castillo Price
4.    Hope and Love Anthology by Áine P Massie   
5.    Don’t Be Shy – A collection of erotic lesbian stories by Jae & Astrid Ohletz

Best Gay Historical Romance
1.    Semper Fi by Keira Andrews   
Runners Up:
2.    A Fashionable Indulgence by KJ Charles   
3.    Undercover Blues by Chris Quinton   
4.    The Bells of Times Square by Amy Lane   
5.    When Skies Have Fallen by Debbie McGowan

Best Lesbian Contemporary General Fiction
1.    The Language of Hoofbeats by Catherine Ryan Hyde   
Runners Up:
2.    A Small Country about to Vanish by Victoria Avilan   
3.    Everything by Carole Wolf   
4.    Sandcastles by Suzie Carr
All We Lack by Sandra Moran
To Love Again by B.L. Clark
5.    Turning for Home by Caren J. Werlinger

The Dorien Grey Award for Best Gay Mystery / Thriller
1.    Model Citizen by Lissa Kasey
Runners Up:
2.    Blood and Dirt by Lloyd A. Meeker   
3.    Fragmented (Shadow Mountain #2) by Indra Vaughn   
4.    Heat Trap by JL Merrow   
5.    One Marine, Hero by EM Lynley   
6.    Jewel Cave by Elizabeth Noble
24-Karat Conspiracy (Precious Gems #4) by EM Lynley   
7.    Infected: Paris by Andrea Speed
The Best Corpse for the Job by Charlie Cochrane
Sunset Island by Elliott Mackle
Redemption (Diversion #5) by Eden Winters
8.    Boystown 7: Bloodlines by Marshall Thornton   
9.    Fated (Shadow Mountain #1) by Indra Vaughn
10.    Manipulation (Diversion #4) by Eden Winters

Best Gay Contemporary General Fiction
1.    Call Me Home by Megan Kruse
Runners Up:
2.    Sutphin Boulevard by Santino Hassell   
3.    Blink by Rick R. Reed
Lead Me Not by Ann Gallagher
4.    Stealing Arthur by Joel Perry   
5.    Playing House by Bru Baker   
6.    The Eskimo Slugger by Brad Boney   
7.    In Me an Invincible Summer by Ryan Loveless   
8.    An Older Man by Wayne Hoffman
Red Dirt Heart 4 by N.R. Walker
9.    The Fallen Angels of Karnataka by Hans M. Hirschi
10.    Square Affair by Timmothy J. Holt

Best Gay Paranormal Romance
1.    The Secret Casebook of Simon Feximal by KJ Charles
Runners Up:
2.    Restless Spirits by Jordan L. Hawk   
3.    Winter’s Wolf by Tara Lain
Orion's Circle by Victoria Sue
4.    Kick at the Darkness by Keira Andrews
5.    Cronin's Key by N.R. Walker   
6.    Wolves of Black Pine by S.J. Himes
Axel's Pup by Kim Dare
7.    Walk a Mile by Sarah Madison
The Altered by Annabelle Jacobs
8.    Threefold Love by Ki Brightly
The Vampire and the P.I. by J.P. Bowie   
9.    Trouble Comes in Threes by M.A. Church
Jerricho's Freedom by JC Wallace   
10.    I'll Still Be There by Keelan Ellis

The Bobby Michaels Award for Best Gay Erotic Romance
1.    For Real by Alexis Hall
Runners Up:
2.    The Slave by Kate Aaron
A Forbidden Rumspringa by Keira Andrews
3.    Breaking the Habit by J.P. Bowie
The Love of Wicked Men (Episodes 1-6) by Brandon Shire
4.    Unfortunate Son by Shae Connor
5.    No Place That Far by L.A. Witt & Aleksandr Voinov   
6.    Make Me Soar (Collars & Cuffs #6) by K.C. Wells
7.    Chance Of the Heart by Kade Boehme   
8.    Dirty Dining by EM Lynley   
9.    Mask by Teodora Kostova   
10.    Turkish Delights by Trina Lane
Wrestling With Passion by D.H. Starr
Training Complex by Leta Blake
Beyond the Surface by Felice Stevens
The Right Time (Right And Wrong #3) by Lane Hayes   

Best Lesbian Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance & Romantic Comedy
1.    Making a Comeback by Julie Blair   
Runners Up:
2.    Barring Complications by Blythe Rippon   
3.    Under a Falling Star by Jae   
4.    All the little Moments by G Benson   
5.    Season's Meetings by Amy Dunne   
6.    For the Love of Cake by Erin Dutton   
7.    To Love Free by Chris Paynter   
8.    Never Too Late by Julie Blair   
9.    Love is Enough by Cindy Rizzo
June Magee, RN, Festival Nurse by Ann McMan, Salem West, Barrett
10.    Spring Blossom (Camellia #2) by Caitlin Ricci & Cari Z.
Up the Ante by PJ Trebelhorn

The William Neale Award for Best Gay Contemporary Romance
1.    Beneath the Stain by Amy Lane   
Runners Up:
2.    Knight of Ocean Avenue by Tara Lain   
3.    The Butterfly King by Edmond Manning
We Found Love by Allison Cassatta & Kade Boheme
4.    A New Man by P.D. Singer
5.    The Deep of the Sound by Amy Lane
Trust the Focus by Megan Erickson   
6.    Arctic Absolution by Lynn Kelling
7.    Everything Changes by Melanie Hansen
8.    Bowl Full of Cherries by Raine O’Tierney
In the Middle of Somewhere by Roan Parrish
9.    Innocence by Suki Fleet
10.    A Restored Man by Jaime Reese

Best Bisexual, Transgender & LGBT Debut
1.    Speaking OUT: Queer Youth in Focus by Rachelle Lee Smith
Runners Up:
2.    Modern Brides & Modern Grooms: A Guide to Planning Straight, Gay, and Other NonTraditional, Twenty-First Century Weddings by Mark O'Connell   
3.    Job Hunt by Jackie Keswick

Best Lesbian Debut
1.    Barring Complications by Blythe Rippon   
Runners Up:
2.    All the little Moments by G Benson   
3.    To Love Again by B.L. Clark   
4.    Wishbone by Elaine Burnes   
5.    The Caphenon by Fletcher DeLancey   
6.    Never Too Late by Julie Blair   
7.    When It Raynes by C.D. Cain
The Surrender by Terias McKlay   
8.    The Paths of Marriage by Mala Kumar
9.    A Story of Now by Emily O'Beirne
10.    No Thru Road by Linda M. Vogt

Best Gay Debut
1.    Most Beautiful Words by Raine O’Tierney
Runners Up:
2.    Trust the Focus by Megan Erickson
3.    Everything Changes by Melanie Hansen
4.    In the Middle of Somewhere by Roan Parrish   
5.    Call Me Home by Megan Kruse   
6.    The HomePort Journals by A.C. Burch
7.    Wolves of Black Pine by S.J. Himes   
8.    Palace Dog by R.E. Nelson
9.    Stealing Arthur by Joel Perry   
10.    Behind Locked Doors by Nicholas Kinsley
Threefold Love by Ki Brightly

Best LGBT Book
1.    Hammer and Bone by Kirby Crow
Runners Up:
2.    Speaking OUT: Queer Youth in Focus by Rachelle Lee Smith   
3.    Hope and Love Anthology by Áine P Massie

Best Transgender Book
1.    The Burnt Toast B&B (A Bluewater Bay Story) by Heidi Belleau and Rachel Haimowitz
Runners Up:
2.    Chasing Death Metal Dreams by Kaje Harper   
3.    To Summon Nightmares by J.K. Pendragon
The Errant Prince by Sasha L. Miller
4.    Everybody Knows by Giselle Renarde
A Boy Called Cin by Cecil Wilde   
5.    Groom Of Convenience (Scandalous Whispers Of The Remmington Realm) by Vicktor Alexander

Best Bisexual Book
1.    Summer Symphony by Brandon Shire   
Runners Up:
2.    Kneel, Mr. President by Lauren Gallagher
3.    The Harem Master by Megan Derr   
4.    I’ll Always Miss You by Raine O’Tierney   
5.    Fox-Hat and Neko by August Li
6.    The Inheritor (The Marketplace #6) by Laura Antoniou
7.    The Tide of War by Lori A. Witt
8.    A Hard Ride Home by Emory Vargas   
9.    A Year in the Life by Cat Grant   
10.    Smoky Mountain Dreams by Leta Blake

Best Lesbian Book
1.    Girl Sex 101 by Allison Moon
Runners Up:
2.    Making a Comeback by Julie Blair   
3.    Barring Complications by Blythe Rippon   
4.    An American Queer: The Amazon Trail by Lee Lynch
The Language of Hoofbeats by Catherine Ryan Hyde
5.    A Small Country about to Vanish by Victoria Avilan   
6.    Under a Falling Star by Jae   
7.    Medusa: A Dark Victorian Penny Dread by Elizabeth Watasin
No Good Reason by Cari Hunter
8.    Everything by Carole Wolf
Rabbits of the Apocalypse by Benny Lawrence
9.    All the little Moments by G Benson
10.    Sandcastles by Suzie Carr
Season's Meetings by Amy Dunne
All We Lack by Sandra Moran
To Love Again by B.L. Clark

Best Gay Book
1 (tie-in). Beneath the Stain by Amy Lane   
The Secret Casebook of Simon Feximal by KJ Charles
Runners Up:
2.    Restless Spirits by Jordan L. Hawk    
3.    Fool's Gold by Jess Faraday
4.    Knight of Ocean Avenue by Tara Lain    
5.    Semper Fi by Keira Andrews    
6.    A Fashionable Indulgence by KJ Charles
7.    A Scout is Brave by Jay Jordan Hawke
Model Citizen by Lissa Kasey
Most Beautiful Words by Raine O’Tierney    
8.    Americana Fairy Tale by Lex Chase
For Real by Alexis Hall    
9.    The Butterfly King by Edmond Manning
We Found Love by Allison Cassatta & Kade Boheme
10.    Winter’s Wolf by Tara Lain
A New Man by P.D. Singer
Orion's Circle by Victoria Sue


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