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Best Vampire Book

  • Ravished before Sunrise by Lia Davis
  • Blue Fire by Cassandre Dayne
  • Bound in Sin by Cynthia Eden
  • Seduced by a Vampire King by Laura Kaye
  • Wanted: Vampire (Free Blood) by Lisa Ryans

Best Shifter Book

  • Enforcer’s Redemption by Carrie Ann Ryan
  • Accidentally Dead Again by Dakota Cassidy
  • Wild About You by Kerrelyn Sparks
  • Croc and the Fox by Eve Langlais
  • Cynful by Dana Marie Belle
  • Beneath the Skin by Lauren Dane
  • Untouched by Sara Humphrey

Best Magical Characters (witches, warlocks, etc.)

  • Dust of My Wings by Carrie Ann Ryan
  • Hell’s Phoenix by Gracen Miller
  • West of Want by Laura Kaye
  • Darkness Reborn by Stephanie Rowe
  • Death’s Shadow by Lia Davis
  • An Apple Away by Kate Richards

Paranormal, non-shifter/vampire: (IE, Angels, Ghosts, Demons, Cyborgs, Aliens, Fairies)

  • Charmed Spirits by Carrie Ann Ryan
  • Hereafter by Joya Fields
  • F814 by Eve Langlais
  • A Fairy’s Honeymoon by Emma Holly
  • Forbidden by Jacquelyn Franks

Urban Fantasy

  • Once Burned by Jeanine Frost
  • Willing Sacrifice by Cree Walker
  • Lethal Rider by Larissa Ione
  • Red House by Sonya Clark

Contemporary Romance

  • Gone Country by Lorelei James
  • Fairytale Not Required by Stephanie Rowe
  • Finding Home by Lacey Wolfe
  • Protect and Serve by Robin Leigh Miller
  • His Forbidden Hero by Laura Kaye
  • Beneath the Surface by Joya Fields
  • The Marriage Bargain by Jennifer Probst

Series Contemporary Romance

  • Animal Magnetism by Jill Shalvis
  • Edge of Honor by Lori Foster
  • Sensual Healing by Serenety Woods
  • Heroes by Laura Kaye
  • The Bradford’s by Erin Nicholas

Western/Cowboy Romance

  • Callie’s Heart by Kathleen Ball
  • Wild by Jaydyn Chelcee
  • Vaquero by D’Ann Lindun
  • When Kat’s Away by Missy Martine
  • Impact by Cassandra Carr

Military Romance

  • Because of You and Until There Was You by Jessica Scott
  • Echoes at Dawn by Maya Banks
  • Nobody’s Perfect by Kallypso Masters
  • Hard Core by Jennifer Lowery
  • Skin Deep by Pamela Claire
  • Under Fire by Catherine Mann
  • No Regrets, No Surrender by Heather Long
  • His Forbidden Hero by Laura Kaye
  • Love and War by Lindsay Downs
  • Courageous Dare by Lacie Nation

Historical Romance

  • Never Love a Scot by Maya Banks
  • Only Scandal Will Do by Jenna Jaxson
  • Love and War by Lindsay Downs
  • Star Wishes by Missy Martine
  • Cairo Nights by Sandra Sookoo

Holiday Romance

  • Toying with Temptation by Madison Martin
  • Santa’s Executive by Carrie Ann Ryan
  • Miami, Mistletoe and Murder by Katie Reus
  • Jingle This by Stephanie Rowe
  • Christmas on Mimosa Lane by Anna DeStefano

Sports Romance

  • The Fights Of Summer by Abby Hayes
  • Cross Check by Lily Harlem
  • Seducing Cinderella by Gina Maxwell
  • Double Vision by Cassandra Carr
  • Gray’s Girl by Mina Carter

Sweet Romance

  • A Promise For Her Love Elaina Lee
  • Jar of Dreams by Liz Flaherty
  • Twelve Kisses Later by Sandra Sookoo
  • Abiding Echoes by Kay Springsteen
  • Through the Eyes of a Golden by Dakotah Black
  • Sugar Rush by Rachel Astor

Erotica Romance

  • A Taste for a Mate by Carrie Ann Ryan
  • Crack the Whip by Desiree Holt
  • Peppermint Passion by Ann Mayburn
  • Becoming The Master by Tessa Wanton
  • The Forbidden Claim by Kelly Gendron

BDSM Romance

  • Tessa’s Dilemma by Tessa Wanton
  • Under His Command by Kristine Cayne
  • Nobody’s Hero by Kallypso Masters
  • Dare Me by Jennifer Probst
  • The Dom WIth A Safeword by Cari Silverwood
  • Fournicopia by Delilah Devlin
  • Bared to You by Sylvia Day
  • Assumed Identity – Lila Munro

Erotic Romance

  • The Island by Tammy Dennings Smith
  • Master’s Class by Cassandra Carr
  • Floor Time by Liz Crowe
  • Liberating Lacey by Anne Calhoun
  • Tumbling Hearts by Kellie J. Kamryn

Ménage à trois Romance

  • Trinity Bound by Carrie Ann Ryan
  • Bitten by Tracey H. Kitts
  • Human and Freakn by Eve Langlais
  • No Regret, No Surrender by Heather Long
  • Hammer it Home by Jayne Rylon
  • Checking it Twice by Jedi Redford
  • Just Gotta Say by Laura Kaye


  • Campus Sexploits 3: Naughty Tales of Wild Girls in College by Angelica Dawson, Scarlett Black, Tanith Davenport, and Liz Adams
  • Holiday Kisses by Shannon Stacey
  • Dangerous Places, Dangerous Men Anthology
  • One Dom to Love by Shayla Black, Jenna Jacob, and Isabella Lapearl


  • Some Other Child by Sharon Buchbinder
  • Tactical Deception by JL Saint
  • If You Know Her by Shiloh Walker
  • Beneath the Surface by Joya Fields
  • Miami, Mistletoe and Murder by Katie Reus


  • What The Dark Brings by Edward Lorn
  • Hell’s Angel by Kim Faulks
  • Rise of the Dom by Brenna Zinn

Romantic Suspense

  • Seduction Under Fire by Melissa Cutler
  • Protect and Serve by Robin Leigh Miller
  • Beneath the Surface by Joya Fields
  • Echoes at Dawn by Maya Banks
  • Dangerous Secrete by Lisa Renee Jones
  • Desire and Deception by Sharon Buchbinder
  • The Risqué Target by Kelly Gendron

Young Adult

  • Blood Debt by Nancy Straight
  • Willow by Amy Richie
  • Book of Curses By L. D. Hutchinson
  • Witch Way to Turn by Karen Bynum
  • Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Best Series of 2012

  • The Redwood Pack by Carrie Ann Ryan
  • At War in the Willows Series by Kiki Howell
  • Rescue Me by Kallypso Masters
  • Always a Marine by Heather Long
  • Divinities by Lia Davis
  • Ever After by Stephanie Rowe
  • Stewart Realty Series by Liz Crowe
  • Blackwater series by Anne Rainey
  • Out of Uniform by Elle Kennedy

Best New Author of 2012

  • Carrie Ann Ryan
  • Lindsay Avalon
  • Kristina Knight
  • Sara Walter-Ellwood
  • Sheri Fredericks
  • Lia Davis
  • Tamara Hoffa
  • Melissa Keir

Best Author of 2012

  • Cassandra Carr
  • Shoshana Evers
  • Joya Fields
  • Jennifer Lowery
  • Lexi Black
  • Lisa Renee Jones

Best Self Published Author of 2012

  • Lisa Kessler
  • Liz Adams
  • Carrie Ann Ryan
  • Sheri Fredericks
  • Lia Davis
  • Sharon Buchbinder
  • Eve Langlais
  • Kallypso Masters
  • Jennifer Malone Wright

Best Publisher of 2012

  • Entangled Publishing
  • Evernight Publishing
  • Naughty Nights Press
  • Crimson Romance
  • Secret Cravings Publishing
  • Decadent Publishing
  • Samhain
  • Rebel Ink Press
  • Ellora’s Cave
  • The Wild Rose Press