Wednesday, January 15, 2014

LR Cafe's 'Best of 2013' Award Nominees and Important info on voting, etc

First thing is voting will begin January 20th to Jan. 24th, 2014. It runs from midnight to midnight est (USA) time. Voting instructions will be given out in the next few days as I am finalizing a few things for this first so please be patient.

Announcement of Winners will be on
January 28th 2014 at Noon pm est (USA). on the LR Cafe Yahoo Group and on the LR Cafe Facebook Group. 

Links to both are as follows:
Please note that you can be added to the facebook group if you are my frined or have friends already in there. It is a secret group and won't show up in searches on facebook.

Winners and Runner Ups will receive a button on Jan. 28th; Honorable Mentions do not get a button.

Nominees- you may pimp your nomination(s) on these dates at these carefully so you don't get in trouble with me over it.

For the LRC Yahoo Group:
Nominees can post on Mondays for promo day, Tuesday Jan. 21st after
4 pm est (USA) and all day Jan.28th.

For the LRC Facebook Group:
the nominees can post on promo Mondays, Saturday Jan. 18thall day  and all day the 28th of January.
You MUST be a member of the groups in order to do this if nominated.

Any questions on the above information, please email me off the groups at dawn_roberto@yahoo(dot)com.  
The Main Categories Nominees.....

Best Paranormal/Urban Fantasy book Nominees:
Louisa Kelly’s Nareen of the Draco (Loose Id)
Sally Max’s The Medusa’s Gargoyle (Breathless Press)
Susan Laine’s Hunter’s Moon (Dreamspinner Press)
Andrea Speed’s Infected: Undertow (Dreamspinner Press)
Jenika Snow and Sam Crescent’s Taken by Her Mate (Evernight Publishing)
Marteeka Karland & Shelby Morgan’s Memphis Heat: Streetwise (Changeling Press)
Cynthia Sax’s Dragon Lord’s Destiny (Changeling Press)
Desiree Holt’s Branded by Lust (Ellora’s Cave)
Marie Harte’s Prey & Prejudice (Samhain Publishing)
Sarah Gilman’s Ashes (Entangled Publishing)
Karenna Colcraft’s Try the Tofu (MLR Press)
LE Franks & Sara York’s Prodigal Wolf (MLR Press)

Best Science Fiction/Futuristic book Nominees:
Jessica E. Subject’s Never Gonna Say Goodbye (Decadent Publishing)
Vivi Anna’s The League of Illusion: Legacy (Carina Press)
Anne Kane’s Stargazers (Changeling Press)
Mychael Black’s Coriolis: Kill Fee (Changeling Press)
Sally Max’s Island Urges (Breathless Press)
Shannon West’s Konnor and his Omega Mate (Secret Cravings Publishing)

Best Historical/Regency book Nominees:
Raven McAllan’s Miss Simpkin’s School: Flora (Breathless Press)
Heather King’s A Sense of Ridiculas (Musa Publishing)
Charlie Cochrane’s Promises Made Under Fire (Carina Press)
Marilyn Kelly’s Sounds of Love (Ellora’s Cave)
Kirsten S. Blacketer’s An Irresistible Shadow (Breathless Press)
Summer Devon & Bonnie Dee’s The Gentleman’s Madness (Samhain Publishing)
Jianne Carlo’s Vengeance Hammer (Etopia Press)
Norse Jewel by Gina Conkle
Best Young Adult/New Adult book Nominees:
K.D. Rose’s Erasing Shadows (Breathless Press)
Jane Doughtry’s The Dark Citadel (Musa Publishing)
Sharon Ledwith’s Legend of the Time Keepers (Musa Publishing)
EM Lynley’s Snow Job (Loose Id)
Lisa Burstein’s The Next Forever (Entangled Publishing)
Jus Accardo’s Ruined (Entangled Publishing)
Molly Daniels’ Endless Love (Secret Cravings Publishing)

Best Thriller/Suspense/Mystery Book Nominees:
Terri Rigg’s Resolutions (Decadent Publishing)
Wendy Robert’s Grounds to Kill (Carina Press)
Daryl Anderson’s Murder in Mystic Cove (Carina Press)
Ditter Kellen’s The Seeker: Ember Burns (Loose Id)
Cherise Sinclair’s Masters of Shadowlands 8: If Only (Loose Id)
Desiree Holt’s Lock and Load (Totally Bound)
JD Robb’s Thankless In Death (Putnam)
Laura Harner’s Moving Mountains (Hot Corner Press)
Angel Martinez’s Rarely Pure and Never Simple (MLR Press)
Best Series Nominees:
Decadent Publishing’s 1NS Multi-Author Series
SJD Peterson’s Guards of Folsom Series (Dreamspinner Press)
Kim Knox’s Agamemnon Frost Series (Carina Press)
Karina Cooper’s St. Croix Chronicles (Carina Press)
Cindy Spencer Pape’s Gaslight Chronicles (Carina Press)
Declan Sands’ Blood-Hound Series (Changeling Press)
LA Witt, Marie Sexton & Heidi Cullinan’s Tucker Springs Series (Riptide Publishing)
EM Lynley’s Precious Gems Series (Dreamspinner Press)
Lee Brazil and Raven McAllan’s Behind Closed Door Series (Evernight Publishing)
T.A. Webb’s City Knight’s Series (A Bear on Books)
Laura Harner’s Willow Springs Ranch Series (Hot Corner Press)
Tara Lain’s The Aloysius Tales (Loose Id Publishing)
Jean C. Joachim’s Hollywood Hearts (Secret Cravings Publishing)

Best Western Book nominees:
Amanda McIntyre’s Rugged Hearts (Decadent Publishing)
LB Shire’s The Damned (Breathless Press)
Cathryn Fox’s A Cowboy’s Way (Entangled Publishing)
Sandy Sullivan’s Trouble with a Cowboy (Secret Cravings Publishing)
RJ Scott’s Crooked Tree Ranch (Totally Bound)

Best Publisher (includes their imprint lines) nominees:
Decadent Publishing
Entangled Publishing
Changeling Press
Breathless Press
Loose Id
Secret Cravings Publishing
Dreamspinner Press
Manlove Romance Press
Riptide Publishing
Ellora’s Cave
Musa Publishing
Carina Press
Totally Bound

Best BDSM/Kink Book nominees:
Virginia Nelson’s Dom of the Dead (Decadent Publishing)
Lyn Gala’s Fettered (Dreamspinner Press)
KC Wells’s An Unlocked Heart (Dreamspinner Press)
Sean Michael’s Shibari Auction House: James (Changeling Press)
Rachel Haimowitz & Heidi Belleau’s Flesh Cartel 4: Consequences (Riptide Publishing)
Melinda Barron’s Dungeon Building (Loose Id)
Joely Sue Burkhart’s Lord Regent’s Price (Samhain)
Jasmine Hill’s Serena’s Seduction (Totally Bound)
Sierra Cartwright’s For the Sub (Totally Bound)

Best Anthology nominees:
Mischief Corner Books Horns and Halos
Riptide Publishing’s Bump in the Night Anthology
Down on the Farm Vol. 1 by Dianne Hartsock, SJ Thomas, Leona Bushman & Raven McAllan (Breathless Press)
Ad-Dick-Tion Vol. 3 Anthology (Breathless Press) 

Best Author in 2013 nominees:
Scotty Cade
Cate Marsters
Megan Slayer
Charlie Cochrane
Kim Knox
Jenika Snow
Cindy Spencer Pape
Ashlynn Monroe
Sam Cheever
Andrea Speed
Marie Sexton
LA Witt
Mychael Black 

Best Contemporary book Nominees:
CR Moss’s Sunset Heat (Decadent Publishing)
Cardeno C’s Something in the Way He Needs (Dreamspinner Press)
Sloane Taylor’s Photo Op! (Musa Publishing)
JS Wayne’s Even Groomsmen get the Blues (Changeling Pres)
Megan Slayer’s Watch Me (Changeling Press/Razor’s Edge line)
Rowan Speedwell’s Illumination (Riptide Publishing)
ZA Maxfield’s The Brothers Grime: Eddie (Loose Id)
Emily March’s Miracle Road (Random House)
Andrew Grey’s Crossing Divides (Dreamspinner Press)
Rick R. Reed’s Raining Men (Dreamspinner Press)
Carol Lynne’s Fingerprints and Muddy Feet (Totally Bound)

Best Erotic Romance Book in 2013 Nominees:
Christine d’Abo’s Choose Your Shot (Carina Press)
Ashlynn Monroe’s My Heroes (Changeling Press)
Stephanie Burke’s How to NOT date a Bear (Changeling Press)
Jodi Redford’s Three Ways to Wicked (Samhain Publishing)
Cherrie Lyn’s Take Me On (Samhain Publishing)
W. Lynn Chantal’s Beneath the Mistletoe (Evernight Publishing)
Tara Lain’s F.A.S.T. Balls (Etopia Press)
Diana DeRicci’s Learning to Live (MLR Press)
Selena Illyria’’s Mate Not Wanted (Etopia Press)

Best Book All Around Nominees:
Lauren Dane’s Drawn Together (Berkley)
Kevin Hearne’s Hunted (Del Ray)
Aleksandr Voinov’s Scorpion (Riptide Publishing)
Abigail Roux’s Shock and Awe (Riptide Publishing)
Cherise Sinclair’s Masters of Shadowlands 8: If Only (Loose Id)
JR Ward’s Lover at Last (New American Library)
Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Styxx (St. Martin’s)
Andrew Grey’s Love Comes in Darkness (Dreamspinner Press)
Jo Ramsey’s Nail Polish and Feathers (Harmony Ink Publishing)
Jean C. Joachim’s Lovers & Liars (Secret Cravings Publishing)

Reader's Choice Categories, where you, the reader, nominated your favorite ones for each category and the ones with the most votes were nominated. So here we go.... 

 Best Kick-Ass Heroine in a book (Reader's Choice) Nominees:
Selma, Sleeping Beauty and the Damned Demon, Kerrianne Coombes
Akira in BOREALIS IX: AKIRA’S CHOICE by Vijaya Schartz (Desert Breeze Publishing)
Kayla Code name Ghost Natasza Waters (SCP)
Taylor O’Brian in POINTS ON A CURVE by Diane Nelson
Officer Kati Mathews from "An Officer and Two Gentlemen" by Missy Martine
Wendy from Alpha Call by BA Tortuga Ellora's cave
Fallon, the Marchioness of Mystery, from Shana Galen’s If You Give a Rake a Ruby
Devon from SEAL the Deal by Sharon Hamilton
Miki from Shelley Laurenston's go fetch
Veronica Winters in Becky McGraw's Trouble with the Law
Jennifer - Eternal Blades - Sekhmet's Guardians - Book 3 - V.S. Nelson
Rachel Fox, The Bull Rider and the Bare Boycotter
Ia from Jean Johnson's Theirs to Reason Why series
Best Cowboy in a book (Reader's Choice) Nominees:
Kade Dalton, Her Uniform Cowboy, Donna Michaels
Chase Tamara Hoffa Chasing love
Chase Grayson in THE CHASE by Erin O’Quinn
Bodie from Mr Unlucky by BA Tortuga at Resplendence
Boone Gallagher from Jean Brashear’s Texas Secrets
Will, Chaps and Hopes by Bailey Bradford
Jack from Rj Scott's texas heat
Trace Rooks in Becky McGraw's Trouble with the Law
Raphael - Eternal Lovers - Sekhmet's Guardians Book 1 - V.S. Nelson
Joel Young, Make Mine a Cowboy
Cody McBride from Cheyenne McCray's Hot for You
.Cord Dixon in Santa Wore Spurs, from Hope for Christmas by Becky McGraw
Wade Hawkins in Shanghaied Bride by L.B Shire

Best Cover (Reader's Choice) Nominees:
Code Name: Kayla's Fire by Natasza Waters (SCP)
Lady of Luxembourg by Vijaya Schartz (Books We Love Publishing)
Fiery Obsession by Margaret Tanner
Emma's Alpha Amanda Clark (SCP)
Angel's Addiction by Nese Lane
"Blind Acceptance" by Missy Martine
New West (New Reality) BA Tortuga Resplendence
A Highlander in LA, JP Bowie
Hesitant Desire by Barbara Donlon Bradley (Phaze)
Flying Colors by Clare London
Mortal Bite by Sharon Hamilton
Cry Wolf book by Patricia Briggs
Coming Home by Kay Fraser (Breathless Press)
Denise Tompkins’ Vengeance (Samhain Publishing)

Best Couple in a book (Reader's Choice) Nominees:
Commander Thane Austen and Kayla Banks of Code Name: Ghost by Natasza Waters (
Mike Cross Emma Brody (Emma's Alpha Amanda Clark) (
Michael McCree and Simon Hart, Heart to Hart (The Gaslight Mysteries), Erin O’Quinn
Taylor O'Brian and Robb Van Horn in POINTS ON A CURVE by Diane Nelson
Bodie and Addie in Mr Unlucky by BA Tortuga
Bob and Jane from The Vril Codex by Ben Manning
Royce O’ Bannon and Cleantha Arnaud from Dorothy Bell’s The Reprobate
Joe and Olly, Reaching the Edge by L M Somerton
Heather and Storm from Hesitant Desire by Barbara Donlon Bradley (Phaze)
Jake and Graceann in A GROOM FOR CHRISTMAS by Cara Marsi
Aron and Libby McCoy from I'll Remember You by Sable Hunter
Nick and Devon from SEAL the Deal by Sharon Hamilton
Reed Savage and Kara Sinclair of Christmas in Savage Bay by Ann Lawrence
Chaz Duncan and Megan Davis from If I Loved You by Jean C. Joachim (
Jack and Riley from Rj Scott's Texas family 

Best Alpha Male in a book (Reader's Choice) Nominees:
Thane Austen - Code Name: Ghost - the Warriors Challenge Series
by Natasza Waters (
Nick, Hard as it Gets, Laura Kaye
Mike Cross Emma's Alpha Amanda Clark (
Rory Drummond in NEVADA HIGHLANDER by Erin O’Quinn
David Wind River from "Blind Acceptance" by Missy Martine
Brett from Alpha Call by BA Tortuga, Ellora's Cave
Hakan from Gina Conkle’s Norse Jewel
Lucien Thorne in Stroke Rate by L M Somerton
Storm in Forgotten Desire by Barbara Donlon Bradley (Phaze)
Poalo Monteleone from Mortal Bite by Sharon Hamilton
Lord Gilles in Lord of the Keep by Ann Lawrence
Anaxantis from Pawn Storm by Andrew Ashling
Logan from Mary Calmes' honored vow
Trace Rooks in Becky McGraw's Trouble with the Law 

Best Man in Uniform (Reader's Choice) Nominees:
(Soldier, Firemen, Police, etc)
Navy SEAL Commander Thane Austen ~ Code Name:Ghost by Natasza Waters (SCP)
Eric Wind River from "Blind Acceptance" by Missy Martine
Santa To The Rescue by Adele Downs
Deputy Bram Killoran from Lorrie Farrelly’s Terms of Temptation
Jake, Arresting Behaviour by Morticia Knight
Anaxantis from Pawn Storm by Andrew Ashling
Sam from Mary Calmes' a matter of time
Ethan in Becky McGraw's Worth the Trouble
Special Operator Nick Dunn - Seal the Deal, Sharon Hamilton
Shane Garrison from Jessica Scott's Anything For You
Simon "Lucky" Harrison from Eden Winters' COLLUSION
Sheriff Richmond Morgan in Cold Sweat by J.S Marlo  (Breathless Press)

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