Interim Results - 2007 Reader Poll

Results Column | Results

February 26, 2007

Below you will find each set of interim results in our 11th annual reader poll, which ran from January 8th through midnight, February 18th. Last year we tried something new; instead of providing just one or two sets of interim results, we posted interim results far more often. Indeed, for one week we updated the results daily. That worked so well that this year we once again posted interim results with great frequency. This year's schedule of posting interim results was dictated by the fluidity within the vote as well as the vast number of ballots received. Because we don't want to affect the outcome in a horse-race fashion, our allowing a look into the process was only of a limited duration. All votes received in the poll's final two weeks were not divulged in any way prior to the announcement of the winners.

First set | Second set | Third set | Fourth set | Final set (February 4)

How do we determine which titles/characters/authors are added to or dropped from each set of interim results? At first the same threshold (X votes received) is used across all categories, and this threshold becomes higher over time - ie, it takes more votes to remain or be added. As more ballots come in, patterns begin to appear, and the threshold begins to change from category to category. We try and keep those thresholds low enough so that as many titles/characters/authors as possible can be listed for a few reasons: 1) If they've made it this far, they "deserve" their showing; 2) We don't want to "force" a win or honorable mention in any category; and 3) We want to preserve as much suspense as possible so that when the winners are announced, we didn't "give it away". But we don't go overboard either, which is why some categories have as few as four titles/characters/authors listed while in others there are eight or even nine.

If you peruse the interim results throughout the first part of the polling period, you can see a progression in many categories. Every single vote is critical - your vote could easily make the difference between a book that is not on our final list of interim results eventually winning or earning honorable mention in a category.

Each category's results are sorted based on data entry in my database (as a form of shorthand, All U Can Eat, for instance, was input as "U"), so these results do not reflect the number of votes received by any particular title/character/author.

First Set of Interim Results (January 12th)

Best Romance

Beauty and the Spy
Cold as Ice
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Devil in Winter
Her Officer and Gentleman
Hunger Like No Other
In the Thrill of the Night
Lady's Pleasure
Lord Perfect
Love in a Bottle
Lover Awakened
Major Crush
Marrriage Spell
Pleasure for Pleasure
Raven Prince
Reason To Live
Red Heart of Jade
Simply Love
Valley of Silence
Whispers of the Night
Wrong Hostage

Favorite Funny

Ask for It
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Devil in Winter
I'm in No Mood for Love
Lord Perfect
Love Is in the Heir
Sex, Lies, and Online Dating
Single in Suburbia
Twelve Sharp

Most-Hanky Read

Ask for It
Be Mine Tonight
Crossroads Cafe
Devil in Winter
Lover Awakened
Lover Eternal
My Best Friend's Girl
No Longer Mine
Perfect Stranger
Rogue's Return
Simply Love
Texas Rain
Trace of Doubt
Two Little Lies

Most Luscious Love Story

Devil in Winter
His Wicked Kiss
Kept Woman
Lover Awakened
Lover Eternal
Must Love Mistletoe
Raven Prince
Real Women Don't Wear Size 2
Scandal in Spring
Sex, Lies, & Online Dating
Unleash the Night

Best Erotic Romance (new category)

Ask for It
Colter's Woman
Inferno
Master of Swords
Spontaneous Combustion
Swept Away
All U Can Eat
Vanquished
You Don't Know Jack

Most Tortured Hero

The Burning
Cold as Ice
Crazy Wild
Crossroads Cafe
Devil in Winter
Grail King
Lover Awakened
Perfect Stranger
Prince Kidnaps a Bride
Raven Prince
Second Chance
Simply Love
Sword of Darkness
Taming of the Duke
To Rescue a Rogue
Valley of Silence
Vampire Who Loved Me

Strongest (aka Kick-Ass) Heroine

Angels Fall
Dance of the Gods
Delicious
Devil in Winter
Don't Look Down - Enoch
Duke of Scandal
Full Moon Rising
Inferno
Just for Kicks
Lady Katherne's Wild Ride
Lord Perfect
Love in a Bottle
Lover Awakened
Marriage Spell
Morrigan's Cross
Pleasure for Pleasure
Raven Prince
Sexy/Dangerous
Simply Love
Surrender
Valley of Silence
Vampire Who Loved Me
Whispers of the Night
Wrong Hostage

Best Hero

Drop Dead Gorgeous
Devil in Winter
Hunger Like No Other
I'm in No Mood for Love
Lord Perfect
Love in a Bottle
Love Is Blind
Lover Awakened
Memory in Death
Pleasure for Pleasure
Raven Prince
Sharing Knife
Simply Love
Slave To Sensation
Surrender
Valley of Silence
Vampire Who Loved Me

Best Heroine

Drop Dead Gorgeous
Devil in Winter
Hunger Like No Other
In the Thrill of the Night
Inferno
Lord Perfect
Love in a Bottle
Love Is Blind
Pleasure for Pleasure
Raven Prince
She's No Princess
Simply Love
Slave To Sensation
Valley of Silence
Vampire Who Loved Me
Whispers of the Night

Best Couple

Beauty and the Spy
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Devil in Winter
Hunger Like No Other
In the Thrill of the Night
Inferno
Lord Perfect
Love in a Bottle
Love Is Blind
Lover Awakened
Memory in Death
Pleasure for Pleasure
Raven Prince
Simply Love
Valley of Silence

Best Villain

Circle trilogy - same villain throughout
Cold as Ice
Dance of the Gods
Devil in Winter
Hunger Like No Other
Inferno
Into the Storm
Lady at Last
Lady's Code
Lover Awakened
Memory in Death
Silver Rose
Vampire Who Loved Me
Wrong Hostage

Most Annoying Lead Character

The Burning - heroine
Cold as Ice - hero
Cold as Ice - heroine
Extreme Bachelor - hero
Heartbreaker - heroine
Highlander in Her Bed
Into the Storm - heroine
Lord Perfect - heroine
Love Is Blind - heroine
Murphy's Law - heroine
On the Way to the Wedding - hero
On the Way to the Wedding - heroine
Pleasure for Pleasure - hero
Prince Kidnaps a Bride - heroine
Scandal in Spring - hero
Whispers in the Night - heroine

Best Debut Author (Nalini Singh's backlist dates from 2003. She is ineligible)

Naomi Bellis
Renee Bernard
Elizabeth Hoyt
Jennifer Echols

Best Buried Treasure

Beauty and the Spy
Beguilement
Code of Love
Dawn Encounter
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Delicious
Fearless
Jacob
Maidensong
Master of Swords
Perfect Stranger
Pleasure for Pleasure
Reputable Rake
Sea King
Second Chance
Surrender
Vanquished

Guiltiest Pleasure Read

Ask for It
Bad Boys Ahoy
The Burning
Devil in Winter
Ghost Hunter
Hunger Like No Other
Megan's Mark
Perfect Timing
Pleasure for Pleasure
Prince of Ice
Raven Prince
Rich Man's Mistress
All U Can Eat

Author Most Glommed in 2006

Mary Balogh
Lois McMaster Bujold
Loretta Chase
Kresley Cole
Jennifer Crusie
Gaelen Foley
Cindy Gerard
Anne Gracie
Candice Hern
Beverly Jenkins
Lisa Kleypas
Angela Knight
Barbara Metzger
Stevi Mittman
Karen Ranney
J.D. Robb
Linnea Sinclair
Jodi Thomas
J.R. Ward
Sue Ellen Welfonder

Cabin/Road Romance

Cold as Ice
Lord Perfect
No Rest for the Wicked
Prince Kidnaps a Bride
Rogue's Return
Twelve Sharp
Whispers of the Night

Best Medieval/Renaissance Romance

Lord of Seduction
Lord of Temptation
Maidensong
Master of Desire
The Silver Rose
Thief in a Kilt
Until the Knight Comes

Best European Historical Romance

Devil in Winter
Duke of Scandal
Her Master and Commander
In the Thrill of the Night
Lord Perfect
Love in a Bottle
Pleasure for Pleasure
Raven Prince
Rogue's Return
Second Sight
She's No Princess
Simply Love
To Distraction
Whispers of the Night

Best American Historical or Frontier Romance

Dawn Encounter
The Duchess of 5th Ave
A Reason To Live
Rekindled
The Rogue's Return
Summer Breeze
Surrender
Texas Rain

Best Contemporary Romance

Angels Fall
Crossroads Cafe
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Ex's and Oh's
Hot Dish
Kept Woman
Major Crush
Primal Heat
Sex, Lies, & Online Dating
Summer at Willow Lake
Trouble in High Heels

Best Series (Category) Book

Dalton's Undoing
A Family To Belong To
Enemy Husband
Family at Stake
From the Dark
Never Look Back
Open Secret
Twice Her Husband

Best Romantic Suspense

Angels Fall
Black Silk
Cold as Ice
Cover of Night
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Express Male
Gone
Scent of Roses
Taken
Wrong Hostage

Best Alternate Reality Romance

Beguilement
Dream Thief
Eyes of Crow
Hunger Like No Other
Inferno
Lover Awakened
Lover Eternal
Marriage Spell
Master of Swords
Morrigan's Cross
Prince of Ice
She's No Faerie Princess
Slave To Sensation
Star of the Morning
Vampire Who Loved Me
Vision

Best Chick Lit/Women's Fiction

Baby Proof
Hot Dish
My Best Friend's Girl
On Blue Falls Pond
Queen of Babble
Summer at Willow Lake

Best Short Story

A Soldier's Tale
Hard Day's Night Searcher
Hot Toy
It's About Time
Those Were the Days
The Warlord Wants Forever

Author You Gave Up On in 2006

Victoria Alexander
Suzanne Brockmann
Sandra Brown
Celeste Bradley
Jacquie D'Alessandro
Christina Dodd
Judith Ivory
Eloisa James
Sabrina Jeffries
Lisa Kleypas
Donna Kauffman
Johanna Lindsey
Elizabeth Lowell
Mary Jo Putney
Diana Palmer
Amanda Quick
Julia Quinn
Nora Roberts

Most Disappointing Romance

Angels Fall
Autumn in Scotland
Cold as Ice
Dangerous Temptation
From London With Love
Into the Storm
Morrigan's Cross
Murphy's Law
Never a Lady
On the Way to the Wedding
Pleasure for Pleasure
Prince Kidnaps a Bride
Scandal in Spring
Stolen Bride
To Distraction

Worst Romance

Extreme Bachelor
From London With Love
Highlander in Her Bed
His Dark Kiss
Island
Knight Before Christmas
Lady's Code
Love at First Bite
Love Is Blind
Stolen Bride
Three Little Secrets
Too Wicked To Wed
Until the Knight Comes

Purple-est Prose

Devil in Winter
Prince of Ice
To Distraction
Too Wicked To Wed
Until the Knight Comes
What Price Love?

 

Second Set of Interim Results (January 16th - 21st)

Jan 16: Added/removed     Jan 19: Added/removed     Jan 21st: Added/removed    

Best Romance

Beauty and the Spy
Cold as Ice
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Devil in Winter
Her Officer and Gentleman
Hunger Like No Other
In the Thrill of the Night In the Thrill of the Night
Into the Storm
Lady's Pleasure
Lord Perfect
Love in a Bottle
Lover Awakened
Lover Eternal
Major Crush
Marrriage Spell
Pleasure for Pleasure
Raven Prince
Reason To Live
Red Heart of Jade
Simply Love
Slave To Sensation
Two Little Lies
Valley of Silence
Whispers of the Night Whispers of the Night
Wrong Hostage

Favorite Funny

Ask for It Ask for It
A Bite To Remember
Date Me Baby, One More Time
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Devil in Winter
Don't Look Down - Crusie/Mayer
Don't Look Down - Enoch
Heiress for Hire
I'm in No Mood for Love
Lord Perfect
Love Is Blind
Love Is in the Heir Love Is in the Heir
On the Way To the Wedding
Sex, Lies, and Online Dating
Single in Suburbia
Twelve Sharp
Undead and Unpopular

Most-Hanky Read

Ask for It
Be Mine Tonight
Crossroads Cafe
Devil in Winter
Lover Awakened
Lover Eternal
My Best Friend's Girl
No Longer Mine
Perfect Stranger
Rogue's Return
Simply Love
Texas Rain
To Rescue a Rogue
Trace of Doubt
Two Little Lies
Valley of Silence

Most Luscious Love Story

Devil in Winter
His Wicked Kiss His Wicked Kiss
Hunger Like No Other
Just One of Those Flings
Kept Woman
Lady of Sin
Lady's Pleasure
Lover Awakened
Lover Eternal
Master of Swords
Must Love Mistletoe
Pleasure for Pleasure
Raven Prince
Real Women Don't Wear Size 2
Scandal in Spring Scandal in Spring
Sex, Lies, & Online Dating Sex, Lies, & Online Dating
Unleash the Night

Best Erotic Romance (new category)

Ask for It
Colter's Woman
Gift of the Goddess
Inferno Inferno
Master of Swords
Megan's Mark
Prince of Ice
Slightest Provocation
Spontaneous Combustion
Swept Away
All U Can Eat
Vanquished Vanquished
You Don't Know Jack

Most Tortured Hero

The Burning
Cold as Ice
Crazy Wild
Crossroads Cafe
Devil in Winter
Grail King
Lover Awakened
Perfect Stranger
Prince Kidnaps a Bride
Raven Prince
Second Chance
Simply Love
Sword of Darkness
Taming of the Duke
To Rescue a Rogue
Valley of Silence
Vampire Who Loved Me

Strongest (aka Kick-Ass) Heroine

Angels Fall
Cold as Ice
Dance of the Gods
Delicious
Devil in Winter
Devil's Waltz
Don't Look Down - Enoch
Don't Look Down - Crusie/Mayer
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Duke of Scandal Duke of Scandal
Full Moon Rising
Inferno Inferno
Just for Kicks Just for Kicks
Lady Katherne's Wild Ride
Lord Perfect
Love in a Bottle
Lover Awakened
Marriage Spell
Memory in Death
Morrigan's Cross
Pleasure for Pleasure
Raven Prince
Sexy/Dangerous
Simply Love
Slave To Sensation
Surrender
Valley of Silence
Vampire Who Loved Me
Whispers of the Night Whispers of the Night
Wrong Hostage Wrong Hostage

Best Hero

Born in Death
Drop Dead Gorgeous Drop Dead Gorgeous
Devil in Winter
Hunger Like No Other
I'm in No Mood for Love
Just One of Those Flings
Lord Perfect
Love in a Bottle
Love Is Blind
Lover Awakened
Lover Eternal
Memory in Death
One Forbidden Evening
Pleasure for Pleasure
Raven Prince
Rules of Seduction
Sharing Knife
Simply Love
Slave To Sensation
Surrender
Valley of Silence
Vampire Who Loved Me

Best Heroine

Drop Dead Gorgeous
Devil in Winter
His Wicked Kiss
Hunger Like No Other
In the Thrill of the Night
Inferno Inferno
Into the Storm
Jacob
Lord Perfect
Love in a Bottle
Love Is Blind
Lover Awakened
Memory in Death
Pleasure for Pleasure
Raven Prince
She's No Princess
Simply Love
Slave To Sensation
Twelve Sharp
Valley of Silence
Vampire Who Loved Me
Vanquished
Whispers of the Night

Best Couple

Beauty and the Spy
Billionaires Prefer Blondes
Born in Death
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Devil in Winter
Hunger Like No Other
In the Thrill of the Night In the Thrill of the Night
Inferno Inferno
Into the Storm
Lord Perfect
Love in a Bottle
Love Is Blind Love Is Blind
Lover Awakened
Lover Eternal
Memory in Death
Pleasure for Pleasure
Raven Prince
Simply Love
Slave To Sensation
Valley of Silence

Best Villain

Angels Fall
Circle trilogy - same villain throughout
Cold as Ice
Dance of the Gods
Devil in Winter
Hunger Like No Other Hunger Like No Other
Inferno Inferno
Into the Storm
Lady at Last
Lady's Code
Lover Awakened
Lover Eternal
Memory in Death
Silver Rose
Vampire Who Loved Me
Wrong Hostage Wrong Hostage

Most Annoying Lead Character

The Burning - heroine
Cold as Ice - hero
Cold as Ice - heroine
Drop Dead Gorgeous - heroine
Extreme Bachelor - hero
Heartbreaker - heroine
Highlander in Her Bed
Into the Storm - heroine
Lord Perfect - heroine
Love Is Blind - heroine
Murphy's Law - heroine
On the Way to the Wedding - hero On the Way to the Wedding - hero
On the Way to the Wedding - heroine
Past Redemption - heroine
Pleasure for Pleasure - hero
Prince Kidnaps a Bride - heroine
Scandal in Spring - hero
Taming of the Duke - heroine
Whispers in the Night - heroine

Best Debut Author (Nalini Singh and Michelle Bardsley were published previous to 2006; Alexis Morgan is an aka for Pat Pritchard.)

Naomi Bellis
Renee Bernard
Jacqueline Frank
Heather Grothaus Heather Groathaus
Elizabeth Hoyt
Deidre Knight Deidre Knight Deidre Knight
Jennifer Echols Jennifer Echols
Deborah MacGillivray Deborah MacGillivray
Jolie Mathis
Michelle Rowen

Best Buried Treasure

Beauty and the Spy
Beguilement
Code of Love
Dawn Encounter
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Delicious
Fearless
Jacob
Maidensong
Master of Swords
Perfect Stranger
Pleasure for Pleasure Pleasure for Pleasure
Reputable Rake
Sea King
Second Chance
Surrender
Vanquished

Guiltiest Pleasure Read

Ask for It
Bad Boys Ahoy Bad Boys Ahoy
The Burning
Devil in Winter
Ghost Hunter
Hunger Like No Other
Lady's Pleasure
Lover Awakened
Lover Eternal
Megan's Mark
Perfect Timing
Pleasure for Pleasure
Prince of Ice
Raven Prince
Rich Man's Mistress
All U Can Eat

Author Most Glommed in 2006

Mary Balogh
Jo Beverley
Lois McMaster Bujold
Loretta Chase
Kresley Cole
Jennifer Crusie
Gaelen Foley Gaelen Foley
Cindy Gerard
Anne Gracie
Candice Hern
Beverly Jenkins
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Lisa Kleypas Lisa Kleypas
Angela Knight
Marjorie Liu
Barbara Metzger
Stevi Mittman
Karen Ranney
J.D. Robb
Nora Roberts
Linnea Sinclair
Anne Stuart
Jodi Thomas Jodi Thomas
J.R. Ward
Sue Ellen Welfonder

Cabin/Road Romance

Camelot's Destiny Camelot's Destiny
Code Name: Blondie Code Name: Blondie
Cold as Ice
Dream Thief Dream Thief
Eye of Heaven Eye of Heaven
For the Love of a Pirate For the Love of a Pirate
His Wicked Kiss
Hunger Like Any Other
Lord Perfect
Lover Awakened
My Wicked Pirate My Wicked Pirate
No Rest for the Wicked
Parallel Attraction Parallel Attraction
Perfect Stranger
Prince Kidnaps a Bride
Rogue's Return Rogue's Return
Twelve Sharp
Whispers of the Night Whispers of the Night

Best Medieval/Renaissance Romance

Camelet's Destiny Camelot's Destiny
Knight of Darkness
Knights of the Round Table: Lancelot
Lady's Choice Lady's Choice
Lord of Seduction Lord of Seduction Lord of Seduction
Lord of Temptation Lord of Temptation
Maidensong Maidensong
Master of Desire Master of Desire
Restless Knight Restless Knight
Sea King
Silver Rose
Sinful Pleasures
Thief in a Kilt
Until the Knight Comes Until the Knight Comes
Warrior Warrior
Warsworn Warsworn Warsworn

Best European Historical Romance

Devil in Winter
Devil's Waltz
Duke of Scandal
Her Master and Commander
In the Thrill of the Night In the Thrill of the Night
Lord Perfect
Love in a Bottle
On the Way to the Wedding
Pleasure for Pleasure
Raven Prince
Rogue's Return
Second Sight
She's No Princess She's No Princess
Simply Love
To Distraction
Two Little Lies
Vanquished
Whispers of the Night Whispers of the Night

Best American Historical or Frontier Romance

Dawn Encounter
Duchess of 5th Ave Duchess of 5th Ave
Lasso the Moon Lasso the Moon
Lily's Sister Lily's Sister
Midnight Marriage Midnight Marriage Midnight Marriage
Reason To Live
Rekindled
Rogue's Return
Summer Breeze
Surrender
Texas Rain

Best Contemporary Romance

Angels Fall
Billionaires Prefer Blondes Billionaires Prefer Blondes
Born To Be Wild Born To Be Wild
Cover of Night Cover of Night
Crossroads Cafe Crossroads Cafe
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Don't Look Down Don't Look Down - Crusie/Mayer
Ex's and Oh's Ex's and Oh's
Heiress for Hire
Hot Dish Hot Dish Hot Dish
Into the Storm Into the Storm Into the Storm
Just For Kicks Just for Kicks
Kept Woman Kept Woman
Lover Awakened
Loving Lies Loving Lies
Major Crush Major Crush
Make Me a Match Make Me a Match
Outsider Outsider
Primal Heat
Radical Cure Radical Cure
Sex, Lies, & Online Dating
Summer at Willow Lake Summer at Willow Lake Summer at Willow Lake
Swept Away Swept Away
Trouble in High Heels
Unplugged Unplugged

Best Series (Category) Book - currently there is not enough differentiation between any of the titles listed to begin to whittle it down. Additionally, a lack of votes and differentiation puts this category at risk of being voided.

A Family To Belong To
Asking for Trouble
Awaken To Danger
Christmas Strike
Closer...
Cruise Control
Dalton's Undoing
Dark Revelations
Doctor's Secret Child
Enemy Husband
Family at Stake
From the Dark
High Society Wife
His Comfort and Joy
It's a Wondefully Sexy Life
Long Lost Father
Never Look Back
Open Secret
Penny Sue Got Lucky
Practical Mistress
Prodigal's Return
Radical Cure
Society Catch
Somebody's Hero
Something Wicked
Spy with the Silver Lining
The Texan's Honor-Bound Promise
Twice Her Husband
Wyoming Kid

Best Romantic Suspense

Angels Fall
Black Silk
Cold as Ice
Cover of Night Cover of Night
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Express Male
Gone
Into the Storm
Memory in Death
Scent of Roses
Taken
Wrong Hostage

Best Alternate Reality Romance

Beguilement
Dream Thief Dream Thief
Eyes of Crow
Ghost Hunter
Heart Quest
Hunger Like No Other
Inferno Inferno
Lover Awakened
Lover Eternal
Marriage Spell
Master of Swords
Morrigan's Cross
Parallel Attraction
Prince of Ice
Shadow Touch
She's No Faerie Princess
Slave To Sensation
Star of the Morning
Vampire Who Loved Me
Vision
Warsworn

Best Chick Lit/Women's Fiction

Anybody Out There? Anybody Out There? Anybody Out There?
Baby Proof Baby Proof
Deception of the Emerald Ring Deception of the Emerald Ring
Guy Not Taken Guy Not Taken
Hot Dish
Madame Mirabou's School of Love
My Best Friend's Girl
On Blue Falls Pond On Blue Falls Pond
Playing with Fire Playing with Fire
Queen of Babble
Reality Bites Reality Bites
Summer at Willow Lake
Unplugged Unplugged Unplugged

Best Short Story

A Soldier's Tale
Chaotic Chaotic
Falling for You Falling for You
Hard Day's Night Searcher Hard Day's Night Searcher
Hot Toy
It's About Time It's About Time
Lucien's Gamble
Those Were the Days Those Were the Days
Time after Time Time after Time
Twelfth Night Tale
Until Death Do We Part
Warlord Wants Forever

Author You Gave Up On in 2006

Victoria Alexander
Jo Beverley
Suzanne Brockmann Suzanne Brockmann
Sandra Brown
Celeste Bradley
Jacquie D'Alessandro
Christina Dodd
Christine Feehan
Julie Garwood
Laurell K Hamilton
Cheryl Holt
Linda Howard
Judith Ivory
Eloisa James
Sabrina Jeffries
Donna Kauffman Donna Kauffman
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Lisa Kleypas
Stephanie Laurens
Johanna Lindsey
Elizabeth Lowell
Mary Jo Putney
Diana Palmer Diana Palmer
Amanda Quick
Julia Quinn
Nora Roberts

Most Disappointing Romance

Angels Fall
Autumn in Scotland
Cold as Ice
Cover of Night
Dangerous Temptation
Dark Side of the Moon
Devil in Winter
Duke of Scandal
From London With Love
His Wicked Kiss
Into the Storm
Morrigan's Cross
Murphy's Law Murphy's Law
Never a Lady
On the Way to the Wedding
Pleasure for Pleasure
Prince Kidnaps a Bride
Scandal in Spring
Shadow Dance
Stolen Bride Stolen Bride
Taming of the Duke
To Distraction To Distraction

Worst Romance

Bewitching Twin Bewitching Twin
The Burning The Burning
Cold as Ice
Cover of Night Cover of Night
Dark Protector
Eternal Hunger Eternal Hunger
Extreme Bachelor
Fearless Fearless
From London With Love
Highlander in Her Bed Highlander in Her Bed
His Dark Kiss His Dark Kiss
Hope's Captive Hope's Captive
The Island The Island
Knight Before Christmas Knight Before Christmas
Lover Awakened Lover Awakened
Lady's Code Lady's Code
Love at First Bite
Love Is Blind Love Is Blind
Megan's Mark Megan's Mark
Morrigan's Cross Morrigan's Cross
Never a Lady Never a Lady
No Man's Bride
On the Way to the Wedding
Parallel Attraction Parallel Attraction
Passion (P.F. Kozak) Passion
Prince Kidnaps a Bride
Sex, Lies, and Online Dating Sex, Lies, and Online Dating
Stolen Bride
Three Little Secrets
Too Wicked To Wed
Until the Knight Comes Until the Knight Comes

Purple-est Prose

Beyond the Wild Wind Beyond the Wild Wind
Devil in Winter
Fever Dreams
His Wicked Kiss
Jacob
Mistral's Kiss
Prince of Ice
To Distraction
Too Wicked To Wed
Until the Knight Comes Until the Knight Comes
What Price Love? What Price Love? What Price Love?

 

Third Set of Interim Results (January 25th - 27th)

January 25 added/removed     Jan 27: Added/removed

Best Romance

Beauty and the Spy Beauty and the Spy
Crossroads Cafe
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Devil in Winter
Hunger Like No Other
In the Thrill of the Night In the Thrill of the Night
Into the Storm Into the Storm Into the Storm
Lord Perfect
Lover Awakened
Lover Eternal
Pleasure for Pleasure
Raven Prince
Simply Love
Slave To Sensation
Two Little Lies Two Little Lies Two Little Lies
Whispers of the Night Whispers of the Night

Favorite Funny

Ask for It Ask for It
A Bite To Remember A Bite To Remember
Bitten and Smitten
Date Me Baby, One More Time
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Devil in Winter
Don't Look Down - Crusie/Mayer
Don't Look Down - Enoch Don't Look Down
Heiress for Hire
Lord Perfect
Love Is Blind Love Is Blind
Love Is in the Heir Love Is in the Heir
On the Way To the Wedding
Sex, Lies, and Online Dating
Twelve Sharp
Undead and Unpopular Undead and Unpopular Undead and Unpopular

Most-Hanky Read

Be Mine Tonight
Crossroads Cafe
Devil in Winter
Lover Awakened
Lover Eternal
Long Lost Father
Perfect Stranger
Simply Love
To Rescue a Rogue
Valley of Silence

Most Luscious Love Story

Devil in Winter
His Wicked Kiss
Hunger Like No Other
Just One of Those Flings Just One of Those Flings
Lady of Sin
Lady's Pleasure
Lover Awakened
Lover Eternal
Master of Swords Master of Swords
Pleasure for Pleasure
Raven Prince
Scandal in Spring Scandal in Spring Scandal in Spring
Sex, Lies, & Online Dating Sex, Lies, & Online Dating
Unleash the Night

Best Erotic Romance (new category)

Ask for It
Colter's Woman
Gift of the Goddess Gift of the Goddess
Inferno
Lady's Pleasure
Master of Swords
Megan's Mark
Prince of Ice
Slightest Provocation Slightest Provocation Slightest Provocation
Swept Away
All U Can Eat
Vanquished
You Don't Know Jack

Most Tortured Hero

Cold as Ice
Crossroads Cafe
Devil in Winter
Lover Awakened
Perfect Stranger Perfect Stranger
Raven Prince
Simply Love
Taming of the Duke
To Rescue a Rogue
Valley of Silence
Vampire Who Loved Me

Strongest (aka Kick-Ass) Heroine

Angels Fall
Born in Death
Cold as Ice Cold as Ice
Dance of the Gods
Devil in Winter
Devil's Waltz Devil's Waltz
Don't Look Down - Enoch Don't Look Down
Don't Look Down - Crusie/Mayer Don't Look Down
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Duke of Scandal Duke of Scandal
Full Moon Rising
Inferno Inferno
Just for Kicks Just for Kicks
Lord Perfect
Lover Awakened
Memory in Death
Pleasure for Pleasure
Sexy/Dangerous Sexy/Dangerous
Simply Love
Slave To Sensation
Valley of Silence
Vampire Who Loved Me Vampire Who Loved Me
Whispers of the Night Whispers of the Night
Wrong Hostage Wrong Hostage Wrong Hostage

Best Hero

Born in Death
Drop Dead Gorgeous Drop Dead Gorgeous Drop Dead Gorgeous
Devil in Winter
Hunger Like No Other
Jacob
Just One of Those Flings Just One of Those Flings
Lord Perfect
Lover Awakened
Lover Eternal
Memory in Death
One Forbidden Evening One Forbidden Evening
Pleasure for Pleasure
Raven Prince Raven Prince Raven Prince
Rules of Seduction Rules of Seduction
Simply Love
Slave To Sensation
Vampire Who Loved Me

Best Heroine

Drop Dead Gorgeous
Devil in Winter
His Wicked Kiss His Wicked Kiss
Hunger Like No Other
Inferno Inferno
Into the Storm Into the Storm
Jacob Jacob
Lord Perfect
Lover Awakened
Memory in Death
Pleasure for Pleasure
Raven Prince
She's No Princess
Simply Love
Slave To Sensation
Twelve Sharp Twelve Sharp
Valley of Silence
Vampire Who Loved Me
Vanquished Vanquished

Best Couple

Beauty and the Spy
Billionaires Prefer Blondes Billionaires Prefer Blondes Billionaires Prefer Blondes
Born in Death
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Devil in Winter
Hunger Like No Other
In the Thrill of the Night In the Thrill of the Night
Inferno Inferno
Into the Storm Into the Storm
Lord Perfect
Love Is Blind Love Is Blind
Lover Awakened
Lover Eternal
Memory in Death
Pleasure for Pleasure
Raven Prince
Simply Love
Slave To Sensation
Valley of Silence

Best Villain

Angels Fall Angels Fall Angels Fall
Circle trilogy - same villain throughout
Cold as Ice
Hunger Like No Other Hunger Like No Other
Inferno Inferno
Lover Awakened
Lover Eternal
Silver Rose
Vampire Who Loved Me
Wrong Hostage

Most Annoying Lead Character

The Burning - heroine The Burning
Drop Dead Gorgeous - heroine
Heartbreaker - heroine Heartbreaker
Into the Storm - heroine
Murphy's Law - heroine Murphy's Law Murphy's Law
On the Way to the Wedding - hero On the Way to the Wedding
On the Way to the Wedding - heroine
Past Redemption - heroine Past Redemption Past Redemption
Pleasure for Pleasure - hero
Prince Kidnaps a Bride - heroine
Taming of the Duke - heroine

Best Debut Author (Nalini Singh and Michelle Bardsley were published previous to 2006; Alexis Morgan is an aka for Pat Pritchard.)

Naomi Bellis Naomi Bellis Naomi Bellis
Renee Bernard
Jacqueline Frank
Elizabeth Hoyt
Deidre Knight Deidre Knight Deidre Knight
Jolie Mathis
Michelle Rowen

Best Buried Treasure

Beauty and the Spy
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Jacob
Maidensong Maidensong Maidensong
Perfect Stranger
Pleasure for Pleasure
Raven Prince
Reputable Rake
Sea King
Vanquished

Guiltiest Pleasure Read

Ask for It
Bad Boys Ahoy
Devil in Winter
Hunger Like No Other
Lady's Pleasure
Lover Awakened
Lover Eternal Lover Eternal
Prince of Ice
Raven Prince
All U Can Eat

Author Most Glommed in 2006

Mary Balogh
Jo Beverley Jo Beverley
Loretta Chase
Kresley Cole
Jennifer Crusie
Gaelen Foley
Anne Gracie
Candice Hern
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Lisa Kleypas
Angela Knight
Marjorie Liu Marjorie Liu
J.D. Robb
Nora Roberts Nora Roberts Nora Roberts
Linnea Sinclair Linnea Sinclair Linnea Sinclair
Anne Stuart Anne Stuart Anne Stuart
J.R. Ward

Cabin/Road Romance

Cold as Ice
His Wicked Kiss His Wicked Kiss
Hunger Like Any Other Hunger Like No Other
Lord Perfect
Lover Awakened
No Rest for the Wicked
Parallel Attraction
Perfect Stranger
Prince Kidnaps a Bride Prince Kidnaps a Bride Prince Kidnaps a Bride
Twelve Sharp

Best Medieval/Renaissance Romance

Knight of Darkness
Knights of the Round Table: Lancelot Knights of the Round Table: Lancelot
Lord of Seduction
Lord of Temptation
Sea King Sea King Sea King
Silver Rose
Sinful Pleasures
Thief in a Kilt
Warsworn

Best European Historical Romance

Devil in Winter
Devil's Waltz Devil's Waltz
In the Thrill of the Night
Lord Perfect
On the Way to the Wedding
Pleasure for Pleasure
Raven Prince
Rules of Seduction
She's No Princess She's No Princess
Simply Love
Two Little Lies
Vanquished Vanquished Vanquished
Whispers of the Night

Best American Historical or Frontier Romance

Dawn Encounter
Duchess of 5th Ave
Midnight Marriage
Reason To Live Reason To Live Reason To Live
Rekindled Rekindled
Rogue's Return
Summer Breeze
Surrender
Texas Rain

Best Contemporary Romance

Angels Fall
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Don't Look Down - Enoch
Everything's Coming Up Rosie
Heiress for Hire
Hot Dish Hot Dish Hot Dish
Into the Storm Into the Storm
Just for Kicks
Lover Awakened
Lover Eternal
Primal Heat Primal Heat Primal Heat
Sex, Lies, & Online Dating
Summer at Willow Lake Summer at Willow Lake
Trouble in High Heels

Best Series (Category) Book - a lack of votes puts this category at risk of being voided.

A Family to Belong to A Family to Belong to
Asking for Trouble Asking for Trouble
Awaken To Danger Awaken to Danger Awaken To Danger
Christmas Strike Christmas Strike
Closer... Closer...
Cruise Control Cruise Control
Dalton's Undoing Dalton's Undoing
Dark Revelations Dark Revelations Dark Revelations
Doctor's Secret Child Doctor's Secret Child
Enemy Husband Enemy Husband Enemy Husband
Family at Stake
From the Dark
High Society Wife High Society Wife
His Comfort and Joy His Comfort and Joy
It's a Wondefully Sexy Life It's a Wonderfully Sexy Life
Long Lost Father Long Lost Father Long Lost Father
Never Look Back Never Look Back
Open Secret Open Secret
Penny Sue Got Lucky
Practical Mistress Practical Mistress
Prodigal's Return Prodigal's Return
Radical Cure Radical Cure
Society Catch
Somebody's Hero
Something Wicked Something Wicked
Spy with the Silver Lining Spy with the Silver Lining
The Texan's Honor-Bound Promise The Texan's Honor-Bound Promise
Twice Her Husband Twice Her Husband
Wyoming Kid Wyoming Kid

Best Romantic Suspense

Angels Fall
Cold as Ice
Cover of Night
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Into the Storm
Memory in Death
Scent of Roses
Wrong Hostage

Best Alternate Reality Romance

Dream Thief Dream Thief Dream Thief
Ghost Hunter
Heart Quest Heart Quest
Hunger Like No Other
Inferno Inferno
Lover Awakened
Lover Eternal
Marriage Spell
Master of Swords
Parallel Attraction Parallel Attraction
Prince of Ice
Shadow Touch Shadow Touch Shadow Touch
Slave To Sensation
Vampire Who Loved Me
Warsworn Warsworn Warsworn

Best Chick Lit/Women's Fiction

Anybody Out There?
Deception of the Emerald Ring
Hot Dish
Madame Mirabou's School of Love
My Best Friend's Girl
Queen of Babble
Summer at Willow Lake
Unplugged

Best Short Story

A Soldier's Tale
Hot Toy
Lucien's Gamble
Time After Time
Twelfth Night Tale
Until Death Do We Part
Warlord Wants Forever

Author You Gave Up On in 2006

Victoria Alexander
Jo Beverley Jo Beverley
Suzanne Brockmann Suzanne Brockmann Suzanne Brockmann
Sandra Brown
Christina Dodd
Christine Feehan Christine Feehan
Julie Garwood
Laurell K Hamilton
Cheryl Holt Cheryl Holt
Linda Howard Linda Howard
Eloisa James Eloisa James
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Stephanie Laurens
Johanna Lindsey
Elizabeth Lowell Elizabeth Lowell
Mary Jo Putney
Diana Palmer Diana Palmer
Amanda Quick
Julia Quinn
Nora Roberts

Most Disappointing Romance

Angels Fall
Cold as Ice
Cover of Night
Dark Side of the Moon
Devil in Winter
Don't Look Down - Crusie/Mayer
Duke of Scandal Duke of Scandal
His Wicked Kiss His Wicked Kiss
Into the Storm
Morrigan's Cross
Murphy's Law Murphy's Law Murphy's Law
On the Way to the Wedding
Pleasure for Pleasure
Prince Kidnaps a Bride
Scandal in Spring
Shadow Dance
Taming of the Duke Taming of the Duke
To Distraction

Worst Romance

Cold as Ice
Dark Protector
Extreme Bachelor
From London With Love
Just for Kicks
Love at First Bite Love at First Bite Love at First Bite
Lover Awakened
Morrigan's Cross
Never a Lady
No Man's Bride
On the Way to the Wedding
Prince Kidnaps a Bride
Stolen Bride
Three Little Secrets
Too Wicked To Wed
Until the Knight Comes

Purple-est Prose

Devil in Winter
Fever Dreams
His Wicked Kiss His Wicked Kiss
Jacob
Mistral's Kiss
Prince of Ice
To Distraction
Too Wicked To Wed
What Price Love? What Price Love?

 

Fourth Set of Interim Results (January 30th - February 2nd)

January 30 added/removed     February 2: Added/removed    

Best Romance

Beauty and the Spy
Crossroads Cafe Crossroads Cafe Crossroads Cafe
Drop Dead Gorgeous Drop Dead Gorgeous
Devil in Winter
Hunger Like No Other
Into the Storm Into the Storm
Lord Perfect
Lover Awakened
Lover Eternal
Pleasure for Pleasure
Raven Prince
Simply Love
Slave To Sensation
Two Little Lies Two Little Lies
Valley of Silence

Favorite Funny

Bitten and Smitten Bitten and Smitten
Date Me Baby, One More Time
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Devil in Winter
Don't Look Down - Crusie/Mayer
Everything's Coming Up Rosie
Heiress for Hire
Lord Perfect
Love Is Blind
On the Way To the Wedding
Sex, Lies, and Online Dating
Twelve Sharp
Undead and Unpopular Undead and Unpopular Undead and Unpopular

Most-Hanky Read

Be Mine Tonight
Crossroads Cafe
Devil in Winter
Lover Awakened
Lover Eternal
Long Lost Father
Perfect Stranger
Simply Love
To Rescue a Rogue
Valley of Silence Valley of Silence Valley of Silence

Most Luscious Love Story

Devil in Winter
His Wicked Kiss His Wicked Kiss
Hunger Like No Other Hunger Like No Other Hunger Like No Other
Lady of Sin

Lady's Pleasure
Lover Awakened
Lover Eternal
Pleasure for Pleasure Pleasure for Pleasure
Raven Prince
Sex, Lies, and Online Dating
Scandal in Spring Scandal in Spring
Unleash the Night

Best Erotic Romance (new category)

Ask for It
Colter's Woman
Inferno Inferno
Lady's Pleasure
Master of Swords
Megan's Mark
Prince of Ice
Slightest Provocation Slightest Provocation
Swept Away
All U Can Eat
Vanquished
You Don't Know Jack

Most Tortured Hero

Cold as Ice
Crossroads Cafe
Devil in Winter
Lover Awakened
Raven Prince
Simply Love
Taming of the Duke
To Rescue a Rogue
Valley of Silence
Vampire Who Loved Me

Strongest (aka Kick-Ass) Heroine

Angels Fall
Born in Death
Dance of the Gods
Devil in Winter
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Full Moon Rising
Lord Perfect
Lover Awakened
Memory in Death
Pleasure for Pleasure
Simply Love
Slave To Sensation
Valley of Silence
Wrong Hostage Wrong Hostage

Best Hero

Born in Death
Drop Dead Gorgeous Drop Dead Gorgeous Drop Dead Gorgeous
Devil in Winter
Hunger Like No Other
Jacob Jacob
Lord Perfect
Lover Awakened
Lover Eternal
Memory in Death
Pleasure for Pleasure
Raven Prince
Simply Love
Slave To Sensation
Valley of Silence
Vampire Who Loved Me

Best Heroine

Drop Dead Gorgeous
Devil in Winter
Hunger Like No Other
Lord Perfect
Lover Awakened
Memory in Death
Pleasure for Pleasure
Raven Prince
She's No Princess She's No Princess
Simply Love
Slave To Sensation
Valley of Silence Valley of Silence Valley of Silence
Vampire Who Loved Me

Best Couple

Beauty and the Spy
Billionaires Prefer Blondes Billionaires Prefer Blondes Billionaires Prefer Blondes
Born in Death
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Devil in Winter
Hunger Like No Other
Lord Perfect
Lover Awakened
Lover Eternal
Memory in Death
Pleasure for Pleasure
Raven Prince
Simply Love
Slave To Sensation
Valley of Silence

Best Villain

Angels Fall
Circle trilogy - same villain throughout
Cold as Ice
Lover Awakened
Lover Eternal
Silver Rose Silver Rose
Vampire Who Loved Me
Wrong Hostage

Most Annoying Lead Character

Drop Dead Gorgeous - heroine
Into the Storm - heroine
Murphy's Law Murphy's Law
On the Way to the Wedding - heroine
Past Redemption - heroine
Pleasure for Pleasure - hero
Prince Kidnaps a Bride - heroine
Taming of the Duke - heroine

Best Debut Author (Nalini Singh and Michelle Bardsley were published previous to 2006; Alexis Morgan is an aka for Pat Pritchard.)

Naomi Bellis
Renee Bernard
Jacqueline Frank
Elizabeth Hoyt
Deidre Knight
Jolie Mathis
Michelle Rowen

Best Buried Treasure

Beauty and the Spy
Drop Dead Gorgeous Drop Dead Gorgeous
Jacob
Maidensong
Perfect Stranger
Pleasure for Pleasure
Raven Prince
Reputable Rake
Sea King
Vanquished

Guiltiest Pleasure Read

Ask for It
Bad Boys Ahoy
Devil in Winter
Hunger Like No Other
Lady's Pleasure
Lover Awakened
Prince of Ice
Raven Prince
All U Can Eat

Author Most Glommed in 2006

Mary Balogh
Jo Beverley
Loretta Chase
Kresley Cole
Jennifer Crusie
Gaelen Foley Gaelen Foley
Anne Gracie
Candice Hern
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Lisa Kleypas
Angela Knight
J.D. Robb
Nora Roberts
Linnea Sinclair
Anne Stuart
J.R. Ward

Cabin/Road Romance

Cold as Ice
Lord Perfect
Lover Awakened
No Rest for the Wicked
Parallel Attraction Parallel Attraction
Perfect Stranger
Prince Kidnaps a Bride Prince Kidnaps a Bride
Rogue's Return
Twelve Sharp

Best Medieval/Renaissance Romance

Knight of Darkness
Lord of Seduction
Lord of Temptation
Restless Knight Restless Knight
Sea King Sea King
Silver Rose
Sinful Pleasures
Thief in a Kilt
Warsworn

Best European Historical Romance

Beauty and the Spy
Devil in Winter
In the Thrill of the Night
Lord Perfect
On the Way to the Wedding
Pleasure for Pleasure
Raven Prince
Rules of Seduction Rules of Seduction Rules of Seduction
Simply Love
Two Little Lies
Vanquished Vanquished
Whispers of the Night

Best American Historical or Frontier Romance

Dawn Encounter
Duchess of 5th Ave
Midnight Marriage
Queen of Swords
Reason To Live
Rogue's Return
Summer Breeze
Surrender
Texas Rain

Best Contemporary Romance

Angels Fall
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Don't Look Down - Enoch Don't Look Down
Everything's Coming Up Rosie
Heiress for Hire
Hot Dish
Just for Kicks Just for Kicks Just for Kicks
Lover Awakened
Lover Eternal
Primal Heat Primal Heat
Sex, Lies, & Online Dating
Trouble in High Heels

Best Series (Category) Book - a lack of votes puts this category at risk of being voided.

Awaken To Danger Awaken To Danger
Asking for Trouble
Dark Revelations Dark Revelations
Enemy Husband Enemy Husband
Family at Stake
From the Dark
Long Lost Father
Open Secret Open Secret
Penny Sue Got Lucky Penny Sue Got Lucky
Society Catch Society Catch
Somebody's Hero

Something Wicked Something Wicked

Best Romantic Suspense

Angels Fall
Cold as Ice
Cover of Night
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Into the Storm
Memory in Death
Scent of Roses Scent of Roses
Wrong Hostage

Best Alternate Reality Romance

Dream Thief
Ghost Hunter
Hunger Like No Other
Lover Awakened
Lover Eternal
Marriage Spell
Master of Swords
Prince of Ice Prince of Ice
Shadow Touch
Slave To Sensation
Vampire Who Loved Me
Warsworn Warsworn Warsworn

Best Chick Lit/Women's Fiction

Anybody Out There?
Deception of the Emerald Ring Deception of the Emerald Ring
Hot Dish
Little Lady Agency
Madame Mirabou's School of Love
My Best Friend's Girl My Best Friend's Girl
Queen of Babble
Summer at Willow Lake
Unplugged Unplugged

Best Short Story

A Soldier's Tale
Dream of Stone and Shadow
Hot Toy
Lucien's Gamble Lucien's Gamble
Time After Time
Twelfth Night Tale
Until Death Do We Part
Warlord Wants Forever
When Winter Comes When Winter Comes

Author You Gave Up On in 2006

Victoria Alexander
Suzanne Brockmann
Sandra Brown
Christina Dodd
Julie Garwood
Laurell K Hamilton
Cheryl Holt Cheryl Holt
Linda Howard
Eloisa James Eloisa James
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Stephanie Laurens
Johanna Lindsey
Elizabeth Lowell
Mary Jo Putney Mary Jo Putney
Amanda Quick
Julia Quinn
Nora Roberts

Most Disappointing Romance

Angels Fall Angels Fall Angels Fall
Cold as Ice
Cover of Night
Dark Side of the Moon
Devil in Winter
Don't Look Down - Crusie/Mayer
Into the Storm
Morrigan's Cross
Murphy's Law Murphy's Law
On the Way to the Wedding
Pleasure for Pleasure
Prince Kidnaps a Bride
Scandal in Spring
Shadow Dance Shadow Dance
Simply Love
Taming of the Duke
To Distraction To Distraction

Worst Romance

Cold as Ice
Dark Protector

Extreme Bachelor Extreme Bachelor
From London With Love
Just for Kicks Just for Kicks
Lover Awakened Lover Awakened
Morrigan's Cross
Never a Lady Never a Lady
No Man's Bride No Man's Bride
On the Way to the Wedding
Prince Kidnaps a Bride Prince Kidnaps a Bride Prince Kidnaps a Bride
Stolen Bride Stolen Bride
Three Little Secrets Three Little Secrets
Too Wicked To Wed
Until the Knight Comes

Purple-est Prose

Devil in Winter
Fever Dreams
Jacob
Mistral's Kiss

Prince of Ice
To Distraction
Too Wicked To Wed

 

Final Set of Interim Results (February 4th)

Best Romance

Devil in Winter
Lord Perfect
Lover Awakened
Lover Eternal
Pleasure for Pleasure
Raven Prince
Simply Love
Slave To Sensation

Favorite Funny

Drop Dead Gorgeous
Don't Look Down - Crusie/Mayer
Lord Perfect
On the Way To the Wedding
Sex, Lies, and Online Dating
Twelve Sharp

Most-Hanky Read

Crossroads Cafe
Devil in Winter
Lover Awakened
Lover Eternal
Perfect Stranger
Simply Love
To Rescue a Rogue

Most Luscious Love Story

Devil in Winter
Lady's Pleasure
Lover Awakened
Lover Eternal
Raven Prince

Best Erotic Romance (new category)

Ask for It
Master of Swords
Megan's Mark
Prince of Ice
All U Can Eat
Vanquished

Most Tortured Hero

Cold as Ice
Devil in Winter
Lover Awakened
Simply Love
To Rescue a Rogue
Valley of Silence
Vampire Who Loved Me

Strongest (aka Kick-Ass) Heroine

Angels Fall
Devil in Winter
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Lord Perfect
Lover Awakened
Memory in Death
Simply Love
Valley of Silence

Best Hero

Devil in Winter
Lord Perfect
Lover Awakened
Lover Eternal
Memory in Death
Pleasure for Pleasure
Raven Prince
Slave To Sensation

Best Heroine

Drop Dead Gorgeous
Devil in Winter
Lord Perfect
Lover Awakened
Pleasure for Pleasure
Raven Prince
Simply Love

Best Couple

Born in Death
Devil in Winter
Lord Perfect
Lover Awakened
Lover Eternal
Memory in Death
Pleasure for Pleasure
Raven Prince
Simply Love

Best Villain

Angels Fall
Circle trilogy - same villain throughout
Cold as Ice
Lover Awakened
Lover Eternal

Most Annoying Lead Character

Drop Dead Gorgeous - heroine
Into the Storm - heroine
On the Way to the Wedding - heroine
Prince Kidnaps a Bride - heroine
Taming of the Duke - heroine

Best Debut Author (Nalini Singh and Michelle Bardsley were published previous to 2006; Alexis Morgan is an aka for Pat Pritchard.)

Naomi Bellis
Renee Bernard
Jacqueline Frank
Elizabeth Hoyt
Michelle Rowen

Best Buried Treasure

Beauty and the Spy
Jacob
Raven Prince
Reputable Rake
Vanquished

Guiltiest Pleasure Read

Devil in Winter
Hunger Like No Other
Lady's Pleasure
Lover Awakened
Raven Prince
All U Can Eat

Author Most Glommed in 2006

Mary Balogh
Loretta Chase
Kresley Cole
Jennifer Crusie
Candice Hern
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Lisa Kleypas
J.D. Robb
J.R. Ward

Cabin/Road Romance

Cold as Ice
Lord Perfect
Lover Awakened
No Rest for the Wicked
Perfect Stranger
Twelve Sharp

Best Medieval/Renaissance Romance

Knight of Darkness
Lord of Seduction
Lord of Temptation
Silver Rose
Sinful Pleasures
Thief in a Kilt
Warsworn

Best European Historical Romance

Devil in Winter
Lord Perfect
Pleasure for Pleasure
Raven Prince
Simply Love
Whispers of the Night

Best American Historical or Frontier Romance

Dawn Encounter
Reason To Live
Rogue's Return
Summer Breeze
Surrender

Best Contemporary Romance

Angels Fall
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Lover Awakened
Sex, Lies, & Online Dating

Best Series (Category) Book - a lack of votes puts this category at risk of being voided.

Asking for Trouble
Family at Stake
From the Dark
Long Lost Father
Open Secret
Somebody's Hero

Best Romantic Suspense

Angels Fall
Cold as Ice
Cover of Night
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Memory in Death
Wrong Hostage

Best Alternate Reality Romance

Ghost Hunter
Hunger Like No Other
Lover Awakened
Lover Eternal
Marriage Spell
Shadow Touch
Slave To Sensation
Vampire Who Loved Me

Best Chick Lit/Women's Fiction

Hot Dish
Madame Mirabou's School of Love
Queen of Babble
Summer at Willow Lake

Best Short Story

A Soldier's Tale
Hot Toy
Twelfth Night Tale
Warlord Wants Forever

Author You Gave Up On in 2006

Suzanne Brockmann
Christina Dodd
Laurell K Hamilton
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Amanda Quick
Julia Quinn
Nora Roberts

Most Disappointing Romance

Cold as Ice
Dark Side of the Moon
Into the Storm
Morrigan's Cross
On the Way to the Wedding
Pleasure for Pleasure
Prince Kidnaps a Bride

Worst Romance

Cold as Ice
From London With Love
On the Way to the Wedding
Too Wicked To Wed

Purple-est Prose

Fever Dreams
Mistral's Kiss
Prince of Ice
Too Wicked To Wed

 

 

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