Interim Results - 2008 Reader Poll

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February 18, 2008

Below you will find all the interim results - including the final set, posted today, February 4th - in our in our 12th annual reader poll, which runs from January 7 through midnight, February 17th. This year's schedule of posting interim results was dictated by the fluidity within the vote as well as the 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. None of the votes received in the poll's final two weeks were divulged in any way prior to the announcement of the winners, which will occur on March 3rd.

Interim results #1 | Interim Results #2 | Interim Results #3 | Interim Results #4 | Final Interim Results (02/04)

This poll's history shows us that there is 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. But please, do not waste your vote by choosing a book with a pub date other than 2007 or choose a series of connected books rather than an actual series/category romance (published by Harlequin/Silhouette) in the Series/Category Romance category.

Each category's results are sorted based on data entry in my database (and I use shortcuts in my database - AA for Atlantis Awakening, for instance - so none of these results reflect the number of votes received by any particular title/character/author).

First Set of Interim Results (January 11th)

Best Romance

And Then He Kissed Her
Beau Crusoe
Blood Brothers
Border Lord's Bride
Catch a Mate
Dark Lies
High Noon
If His Kiss Is Wicked
If You Desire
It's Not About the Accent
Leopard Prince
Lover Unbound
Natural Born Charmer
Nymph King
Safe Harbor
Secret Dreams of Emily Porter
Serpent Prince
Sugar Daddy
Tangled Up in You
Templar's Seduction
Visions of Heat
White Lies

Favorite Funny

Agnes and the Hitman
And Then He Kissed Her
Border Lord's Bride
Dancing Shoes and Honky Tonk Blues
Leopard Prince
Master
My Nerdy Valentine
Natural Born Charmer
Not Quite a Lady
Royal Mess
Rules of Gentility
Tongue in Chic
Unmanned
What a Lady Wants
When I Fall in Love

Most-Hanky Read

Beau Crusoe
Dirty
Fall From Grace
It's Not About the Accent
Natural Born Charmer
Not Quite a Lady
Secret Dreams of Emily Porter
Secret Passion of Simon Blackwell
Sugar Daddy
To Hell With Love
Untouched
Virgin River
Warlord (Elizabeth Vaughan)

Most Luscious Love Story

A Rogue's Salute
Dangerous Lover
If His Kiss Is Wicked
Leopard Prince
Lover Unbound
Mine Till Midnight
Once a Rake
Serpent Prince
Untouched

Best Erotic Romance

Anchor and Storm
Beyond Seduction (votes for this book belong in Most Lucsious)
Body Moves
Caine's Reckoning
Colter's Woman
Fairyville
Flyboy
House of the Dark Delights
Lover Unbound (votes for this book belong in Most Lucsious)
Passion of the Game
Pull My Hair
Scandalous Lovers
Sudden Pleasures
Tanner's Scheme
Wicked Fantasy
Wild, Wicked, and Wanton

Most Tortured Hero

Beau Crusoe
Caressed by Ice
Castle of the Wolf
If You Deceive
Laird of the Mist
Lover Revealed
Lover Unbound
Once a Rake
Serpent Prince
Simon Says
Soul Song
Untouched
Warrior
Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night

Strongest (aka Kick-Ass) Heroine

Blood Bound
Blood Brothers
Caressed by Ice
Creation in Death
Dockside
Driven
Her Only Desire
High Noon
Ice Storm
If His Kiss Is Wicked
If You Deceive
Lover Unbound
Mirage
Mistress of the Art of Death
Never Lie To a Lady
Safe Harbor
Up Close and Dangerous

Best Hero

And Then He Kissed Her
Blood Secrets
High Noon
Ice Blue
If His Kiss Is Wicked
Lover Revealed
Mine Till Midnight
Never Lie To a Lady
Notorious
Riding the Storm
Safe Harbor
Serpent Prince
To Catch a Cheat
Virgin River
When I Fall in Love

Best Heroine

Agnes and the Hitman
And Then He Kissed Her
Blame It on Cupid
Creation in Death
Demon Moon
Embraced by Darkness
High Noon
If His Kiss Is Wicked
Lessons of Desire
Never Lie to a Lady
Not Quite a Lady
Notorious
Safe Harbor
Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever
Sugar Daddy
Tangled Up in You
Voices of the Night

Best Couple

All Through the Night - secondary couple
Border Lord's Bride
Creation in Death
Dark Lies
Demon Moon
Force of Nature - secondary couple
Just Wicked Enough
Lady Beware
Leopard Prince
Lover Unbound
My Fair Mistress
Natural Born Charmer
Pearl Jinx
Royal Mess
Safe Harbor
Serpent Prince
Sugar Daddy
White Lies

Best Villain

Blood Brothers
Claiming the Courtesan
Count To Ten
Die for Me
Gideon
Innocent in Death
Lover Revealed
Serpent Prince
Sugar Daddy
Unfortunate Miss Fortunes
Untouched

Best Debut Author Eve Kenin aka Eve Silver debuted earlier than 2007 and Christie Craig informs us she was once published in the 1990s

Anna Campbell
C.L. Wilson
Christine Wells
Donna Alward
Janette Kenny
Jean Johnson
Jeaniene Frost
Karen Foley
Melissa Mayhue
Monica McCarty
Rachel Vincent
Teresa D'Amario

Best Buried Treasure

A Rather Lovely Inheritance
Beau Crusoe
Colter's Woman
Driven
Garden Spells
Heart Dance
Hot Wheels and High Heels
If His Kiss Is Wicked
Lord Sin
Midnight Awakening
Royal Mess
Secret Dreams of Emily Porter
Warlord (Elizabeth Vaughan)

Guiltiest Pleasure

All Through the Night
Claiming the Courtesan
Colter's Woman
Dangerous Lover
Desperate Duchesses
Edge of Midnight
Raintree: Inferno
Italian Boss's Secretary Mistress
Lover Revealed
On the Loose
Wicked Fantasy

Author Most Glommed in 2007

Anne Stuart
Hannah Howell
J.R. Ward
Jo Goodman
Karen Ranney
Katie Fforde
Kay Hooper
Keri Arthur
Lisa Kleypas
Lisa Marie Rice
Marianne Stillings
Marjorie Liu
Mary Balogh
Meg Cabot
Robb/Roberts
Robyn Carr
Sabrina Jeffries
Shelley Laurenston
Susan Wiggs
Suzanne Brockmann

Cabin/Road Romance

A Rather Lovely Inheritance
Coming Undone Driven
Ice Blue
Ice Storm
If You Desire
Laird of the Mist
Perfect Kiss
Snowbound - Ione
Sword
Up Close and Dangerous
Wild and Wicked in Scotland

Best Medieval/Renaissance Romance Our review staff gave recommendations for seven Medievals...what about the rest of you?

Brat
Dark Seduction
Laird of the Mist
Templar's Seduction

Best European Historical Romance

An Affair Before Christmas
And Then He Kissed Her
Beau Crusoe
If His Kiss Is Wicked
Lady Beware
Leopard Prince
Mine Till Midnight
Never Deceive a Duke
Scottish Companion
Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever
Secret Passion of Simon Blackwell
Secret to Seduction
Serpent Prince
Untouched

Best American Historical or Frontier Romance This category needs help too!

A Wanted Man
Preacher's Daughter
Texas Princess

Best Contemporary Romance

Catch a Mate
Dancing Shoes and Honky Tonk Blues
Dockside
It's Not About the Accent
McKettrick's Luck
Natural Born Charmer
Royal Mess
Sexiest Man Alive
Sugar Daddy
Tangled Up in You
Virgin River
White Lies

Best Series (Category) Book

Baby Makes Three
Beau Crusoe
Billionaire Next Door
Crowned an Ordinary Girl
Dark Lies
Raintree: Inferno
Italian Boss's Secretary Mistress
Lawman's Bride
Man in a Million
Millionaire's Indecent Proposal
Secret Dreams of Emily Porter

Best Romantic Suspense

Agnes and the Hitman
Arousing Suspicions
Die for Me
Force of Nature
Hide
High Noon
Ice Blue
Ice Storm

Best SFF/F & Futuristic Romance

Calling
Caressed by Ice
Creation in Death
Demon Moon
Driven
Elijah
General Winston's Daughter
Kushiel's Justice
Lord of the Fading Lands
Protector of the Flight
Silver Master

Best Paranormal & Time Travel Romance

A Distant Magic
Blood Brothers
Caressed by Ice
Demon Moon
Demon You Know
Gideon
Halfway To the Grave
House of the Dark Delights
Kissing Sin
Lover Revealed
Lover Unbound
Midnight Awakening
My Immortal
Real Vampires Have Curves
Return of the Warrior
Riding the Storm
To Hell With Love
Visions of Heat
When I Fall in Love
Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night

Best Chick Lit/Women's Fiction

Austenland
Fortune Quilt
Mad Dash
Sugar Daddy
Swimming Lessons
Virgin River

Best Short Story

A Valentine for Rebecca
Anna and the King of Dragons
Beat of Temptation
Eternity in Death
Lord John and the Haunted Soldier
Majicka
Shaken and Stirred
Tempted
Wicked
Wild

Author You Gave Up On in 2007

Amanda Ashley
Christine Feehan
Danielle Steel
Diana Palmer
Eloisa James
J.R. Ward
Janet Evanovich
Johanna Lindsey
Julia Quinn
Julie Garwood
Karen Hawkins
Linda Howard
Mariah Stewart
Nora Roberts
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Stephanie Laurens
Suzanne Brockmann

Most Disappointing Romance

An Affair Before Christmas
Blood Brothers
Enslaved
Force of Nature
Raintree: Inferno
Just Wicked Enough
Lady of Light and Shadows
Lover Revealed
Lover Unbound
Natural Born Charmer
Not Quite a Lady
Over Hexed
Scandal Becomes Her
Scorched
Sexiest Man Alive
Unfortunate Miss Fortunes
Up Close and Dangerous

Most Annoying Lead Character

An Affair Before Christmas - heroine
Embraced by Darkness - heroine
Fit To Be Tied - heroine
Force of Nature - secondary hero
Ice Storm - heroine
Kitty Takes a Holiday - heroine
Lady of LIght and Shadows - heroine
Lover Revealed - hero
Lover Revealed - heroine
Marcelli Princess - hero
Natural Born Charmer - heroine
Not Quite a Lady - heroine
Raintree: Sanctuary - heroine
Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever - hero
Secret Passion of Simon Blackwell - heroine
Unfortunate Miss Fortunes - heroine

Least Believable HEA

Austenland
Blood Brothers
Chasing Stanley
Claiming the Courtesan
Kiss of Midnight
Lover Revealed
Lover Unbound
Marcelli Princess
Natural Born Charmer

Biggest Wallbanger or "I Tried, I Really Did"

Blood Brothers
Caressed by Ice
Dark Seduction
Dirty Harriet Rides Again
Embraced by Darkness
Force of Nature
Heir and the Spare
I Married a Pirate
Raintree: Inferno
Lady of Light and Shadows
Lover Revealed
Lover Unbound
Night Life
On Tall Pine Lake
Perfidia
Raintree: Sanctuary
Scandal Becomes Her
Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever
To Scotland with Love
Unmasqued

Purple-est Prose Come on, people...there must be more than five romances out there with purple prose!

Beware a Scot's Revenge
Blood Brothers
Marsh Hawk
Perfidia
Unmasqued

 

Second Set of Interim Results (January 13th - January 17th)

Jan 13: Added      Jan 15: Added/removed     Jan 17: Added/removed

For interpretive purposes, crossed-out items failed to meet the next threshold in terms of numbers of votes received. That doesn't mean, however, that they are down for the count. Over the years we've seen books/characters/authors get votes, slack off, and then reappear in subsequent interim results updates. This merely shows the fluidity of the voting process thus far. FYI, the reason why not all categories have crossed out items is this: not enough items within that category have reached the next threshold. In subsequent updates, either enough will...or in that category the threshold will be lowered.

Best Romance

A Christmas Wedding Wager
A Taste of Innocence A Taste of Innocence
A Touch of Minx A Touch of Minx
All Through the Night
An Affair Before Christmas An Affair Before Christmas
Atlantis Awakening
And Then He Kissed Her
Atlantis Awakening
Beau Crusoe
Blood Brothers
Bloodfever Bloodfever
Border Lord's Bride Border Lord's Bride
Caine's Reckoning
Caressed by Ice Caressed by Ice
Catch a Mate Catch a Mate
Dark Lies
Demon Angel
Force of Nature
Garden Spells
High Noon
Highland Guardian
If His Kiss Is Wicked
If You Desire If You Desire
Innocent in Death
Insufficient Mating Material Insufficient Mating Material
It's Not About the Accent
Lady Beware
Laird of the Mist Laird of the Mist
Leopard Prince
Lord of the Fading Lands
Lover Revealed Lover Revealed Lover Revealed
Lover Unbound Lover Unbound Lover Unbound
Married to the Marine Married to the Marine
Midnight Awakening Midnight Awakening
Mine Till Midnight Mine Till Midnight
My Immortal
Natural Born Charmer
Not Quite a Lady Not Quite a Lady
Nymph King Nymph King
Once a Rake
Safe Harbor Safe Harbor
Secret Dreams of Emily Porter Secret Dreams of Emily Porter
Serpent Prince
Shelter Mountain
Simply Magic
Sleepless at Midnight Sleepless at Midnight
Stray
Sugar Daddy
Tangled Up in You
Templar's Seduction Templar's Seduction
Thirty Nights with a Highland Husband
Untouched (Anna Campbell)
Up Close and Dangerous Up Close and Dangerous
Virgin River
Visions of Heat Visions of Heat
White Lies

Favorite Funny

Agnes and the Hitman
All Through the Night All Through the Night
An Affair Before Christmas An Affair Before Christmas
And Then He Kissed Her
Border Lord's Bride Border Lord's Bride
Catch of the Day Catch of the Day
Close Encounters of the Sexy Kind Close Encounters of the Sexy Kind
Curveball
Dancing Shoes and Honky Tonk Blues Dancing Shoes and Honky Tonk Blues
Details of the Hunt Details of the Hunt
Divorced, Desperate, and Delicious
Erotic Secrets of a French Maid Erotic Secrets of a French Maid
Fanged and Fabulous Fanged and Fabulous
Garden Spells Garden Spells
Holy Smokes
Lean Mean Thirteen Lean Mean Thirteen
Leopard Prince Leopard Prince
Master (Jean Johnson) Master
My Nerdy Valentine
Natural Born Charmer
Not Quite a Lady
Royal Mess
Rules of Gentility
Satisfaction
Sexiest Man Alive Sexiest Man Alive
She's Not a Lady She's Not a Lady
Shopaholic and Baby
Silver Master
Smart and Sexy Smart and Sexy
Tangled Up in You Tangled Up in You
There Goes the Bride There Goes the Bride
To Catch a Cheat
Tongue in Chic Tongue in Chic
Unlucky
Unmanned Unmanned
What a Lady Wants What a Lady Wants
When I Fall in Love When I Fall in Love

Most-Hanky Read

An Affair Before Christmas An Affair Before Christmas
Beau Crusoe
Broken
Catch of the Day Catch of the Day
Christmas Presents and Past
Dirty
Fall From Grace (Kristi Gold)
Gentle Rain
It's Not About the Accent
Lover Revealed
Lover Unbound
Natural Born Charmer
Necessary Arrangements
Not Quite a Lady
Once a Rake
Secret Dreams of Emily Porter Secret Dreams of Emily Porter
Secret Passion of Simon Blackwell
Serpent Prince
Simply Magic Simply Magic
Sugar Daddy
Sun Kissed Sun Kissed
To Hell With Love
Untouched (Anna Campbell)
Virgin River
Warlord (Elizabeth Vaughan)
When I Fall in Love When I Fall in Love

Most Luscious Love Story

A Rogue's Salute A Rogue's Salute
An Affair Before Christmas
And Then He Kissed Her
Beyond Seduction Beyond Seduction
Born To Be Wilde
Dangerous Lover Dangerous Lover Dangerous Lover
Dark Possession
Desperate Duchesses
If His Kiss Is Wicked
If You Deceive If You Deceive
Leopard Prince
Lover Revealed Lover Revealed Lover Revealed
Lover Unbound
Midnight Awakening
Mine Till Midnight
My Fair Mistress
My Immortal
Never Lie to a Lady
Nymph King
Once a Rake
Riding the Storm
Serpent Prince
Simon Says
Strong and Sexy
Untouched (Anna Campbell)
Visions of Heat
Witch Fire

Best Erotic Romance

Anchor and Storm Anchor and Storm
Beyond Seduction (votes for this book belong in Most Lucsious) Beyond Seduction
Body Moves Body Moves
Born Again
Broken
Caine's Reckoning
Colter's Woman Colter's Woman
Dangerous Lover
Dark Prince
Dirty
Double Dare
Erotic Secrets of a French Maid Erotic Secrets of a French Maid
Fairyville
Flyboy
House of the Dark Delights House of the Dark Delights
Lover Unbound (votes for this book belong in Most Lucsious) Lover Unbound
Mona Lisa Blossoming
Nauti Nights
Night Mischief
Passion for the Game
Pull My Hair
Riding the Storm
Scandalous Lovers
Stone Queen Stone Queen
Sudden Pleasures Sudden Pleasures
Tanner's Scheme
Trouble Trouble
Vampire Queen's Servant
Voyeur
Wicked Fantasy Wicked Fantasy
Wicked Ties
Wild, Wicked, and Wanton

Most Tortured Hero

Atlantis Awakening
Atlantis Rising
Beau Crusoe
Bloodfever Bloodfever
Broken
Caressed by Ice
Castle of the Wolf
Creation in Death
Darkest Dreams Darkest Dreams
Games of Command
How To Lose an Extraterrestrial in Ten Days
If You Deceive If You Deceive If You Deceive
If You Desire
Innocent in Death Innocent in Death
Into the Dark Into the Dark
Just Wicked Enough
Lady Beware
Laird of the Mist
Leopard Prince Leopard Prince
Lover Revealed
Lover Unbound
My Immortal My Immortal
Never Lie to a Lady Never Lie To a Lady
Night Lost
Night Mischief
Once a Rake Once a Rake
Play Dirty
Sealed with a Kiss Sealed with a Kiss
Secret Baby Bargain Secret Baby Bargain
Secret Passion of Simon Blackwell
Serpent Prince
Simon Says Simon Says
Soul Song Soul Song
Untouched (Anna Campbell)
Warrior
Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night

Strongest (aka Kick-Ass) Heroine

Atlantis Awakening
And Then He Kissed Her And Then He Kissed Her
Beau Crusoe Beau Crusoe
Blood Bound Blood Bound
Blood Brothers Blood Brothers
Blood Secrets
Bloodfever
Caressed by Ice
Claiming the Courtesan Claiming the Courtesan
Creation in Death
Demon Angel
Demon Moon
Definitely Dead
Devil's Right Hand Devil's Right Hand
Dockside Dockside
Down and Dirty
Driven
Force of Nature Force of Nature
Her Only Desire
High Noon
Huntress Huntress
Ice Storm
If His Kiss Is Wicked
If You Deceive If You Deceive
Innocent in Death
Kissing Sin Kissing Sin
Lover Revealed
Lover Unbound
MacGregor's Bride
Midnight Awakening Midnight Awakening
Mirage Mirage
Mistress of the Art of Death Mistress of the Art of Death
Never Lie To a Lady
Night Lost Night Lost
Remain Silent Remain Silent
Riding the Storm
Safe Harbor
Sugar Daddy
Sweet Sensation Sweet Sensation
Taken
Tempted Tigress Tempted Tigress
To Scotland with Love To Scotland with Love
Untouched (Anna Campbell)
Up Close and Dangerous Up Close and Dangerous

Best Hero

A Touch of Minx A Touch of Minx
All Through the Night - Jules
And Then He Kissed Her And Then He Kissed Her
Beau Crusoe Beau Crusoe
Billionaire Next Door Billionaire Next Door
Blood Secrets Blood Secrets Blood Secrets
Creation in Death
Demon Angel
Driven Driven Driven
High Noon
Hourglass Hourglass
Ice Blue Ice Blue
If His Kiss Is Wicked
Raintree: Inferno
Innocent in Death
Laird of the Mist
Lover Revealed
Lover Untouched
Mane Event
Midnight Awakening Midnight Awakening Midnight Awakening
Mine Till Midnight
Natural Born Charmer
Never Lie To a Lady
Notorious (Virginia Henley) Notorious
Nymph King Nymph King
Once a Rake
Perfect Bride
Remain Silent Remain Silent
Riding the Storm
Rising Wind
Safe Harbor Safe Harbor
Scandal's Daughter
Serpent Prince
Sheltering Rock
Sleeping at Midnight Sleepless at Midnight
Thirty Nights with a Highland Husband
To Catch a Cheat To Catch a Cheat
Untouched (Anna Campbell)
Virgin River
When I Fall in Love When I Fall in Love
White Heat White Heat

Best Heroine

Agnes and the Hitman
And Then He Kissed Her
Beau Crusoe
Blame It on Cupid Blame It on Cupid
Claiming the Courtesan Claiming the Courtesan
Creation in Death Creation in Death Creation in Death
Cross My Heart
Demon Angel
Demon Moon Demon Moon Demon Moon
Demon's Kiss Demon's Kiss
Embraced by Darkness Embraced by Darkness
High Noon High Noon High Noon
If His Kiss Is Wicked
If You Desire
Innocent in Death Innocent in Death
Laird of the Mist
Leopard Prince
Lessons of Desire Lessons of Desire
Lady of Light and Shadow
Midnight Awakening Midnight Awakening Midnight Awakening
Mine Till Midnight Mine Till Midnight Mine Till Midnight
Natural Born Charmer
Never Lie to a Lady
Not Quite a Lady
Notorious (Virginia Henley) Notorious
Practical Mistress
Safe Harbor Safe Harbor
Scandal's Daughter
Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever
Serpent Prince
Simply Magic Simply Magic
Sleepless at Midnight Sleepness at Midnight
Sugar Daddy
Tangled Up in You Tangled Up in You
Untouched (Anna Campbell)
Virgin River
Voices of the Night Voices of the Night

Best Couple

A Touch of Minx A Touch of Minx A Touch of Minx
All Through the Night - secondary couple
And Then He Kissed Her
Arousing Suspicions
Beau Crusoe
Beyond Seduction Beyond Seduction
Billionaire Next Door
Bled Dry Bled Dry
Border Lord's Bride Border Lord's Bride
Creation in Death
Dark Lies
Demon Moon Demon Moon Demon Moon
Dirty
Doctor in Her House
Eclipse
Force of Nature - secondary couple
High Noon
Innocent in Death
Just Wicked Enough Just Wicked Enough Just Wicked Enough
Lady Beware
Laird ot the Mist
Leopard Prince Leopard Prince Leopard Prince
Lover Unbound
Mine Till Midnight Mine Till Midnight Mine Till Midnight
My Fair Mistress My Fair Mistress
Natural Born Charmer
Never Lie To a Lady
Not Quite a Lady
Pearl Jinx Pearl Jinx
Royal Mess Royal Mess
Safe Harbor Safe Harbor Safe Harbor
Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever
Serpent Prince Serpent Prince
Simply Magic Simply Magic
Sugar Daddy
To Hell and Back
Untouched (Anna Campbell)
Virgin River
Warrior
When I Fall in Love
White Lies White Lies White Lies

Best Villain

A Taste of Innocence
Atlantis Awakening
An Affair Before Christmas
Atlantis Rising
Blood Brothers
Claiming the Courtesan
Count To Ten
Demon Angel
Die for Me
Driven
Fairyville
Finding His Child
Force of Nature
Gathering
Gideon
Innocent in Death
Insufficient Mating Material
Lady Beware
Laird of the Mist
Lover Revealed
Remain Silent
River Knows
Serpent Prince
Sugar Daddy
Unfortunate Miss Fortunes
Untouched (Anna Campbell)

Best Debut Author Eve Kenin aka Eve Silver debuted earlier than 2007 and Christie Craig informs us she was once published in the 1990s

Anna Campbell
C.L. Wilson
Christine Wells
Cynthia Reese Cynthia Reese
Dani Harper
Donna Alward
Elizabeth Amber Nichols Elizabeth Amber Nichols
Janette Kenny
Jean Johnson Jean Johnson
Jeaniene Frost
Karen Foley
Kelly Hunter Kelly Hunter
Melissa Mayhue
Monica McCarty
Rachel Vincent
Sarah Addison Allen
Stephanie Tyler
Sydney Croft
Syrie James Syrie James
Teresa D'Amario

Best Buried Treasure

A Rather Lovely Inheritance A Rather Love Inheritance
Arousing Suspicions
Beau Crusoe
Claimed by Shadow Claimed by Shadow
Colter's Woman Colter's Woman
Curveball
Demon Angel
Demon Moon Demon Moon
Depth of Love Depth of Love
Dirty
Divorced, Desperate, and Delicious
Driven
Duke's Indiscretion Duke's Indiscretion
Garden Spells
Heart Dance
Hot Wheels and High Heels Hot Wheels and High Heels
House on Briar Hill Road House on Briar Road
If His Kiss Is Wicked
In the Midnight Hour
Laird of the Mist
Lord Sin
Love Letters from a Duke Love Letters From a Duke
Midnight Awakening
Nymph King
Prince and the Nanny
Royal Mess
Scandalous Lovers
Second Time Around
Secret Dreams of Emily Porter Secret Dreams of Emily Porter
Simply Magic Simply Magic
Slightly Psychic Slighly Psychic
Something Wicked
Soul Song Soul Song
Switchcraft Switchcraft
To Hell with Love To Hell with Love
Ultimatum Ultimatum
Virgin River
Warlord (Elizabeth Vaughan) Warlord

Guiltiest Pleasure

A Taste of Innocence
All Through the Night
Claiming the Courtesan
Colter's Woman
Dangerous Lover
Desperate Duchesses
Divorced, Desperate, and Delicious
Edge of Midnight
Fairyville
Forbidden Fantasy
Forbidden Pleasure
High Noon
House of Dark Delights
House on Briar Hill Road
Raintree: Inferno
Italian Boss's Secretary Mistress
Laird of the Mist
Leopard Prince
Lessons of Desire
Lover Revealed
Lover Unbound
Mane Event
Not Quite a Lady
On the Loose (Tara Janzen)
Overexposed
Scandalous Lovers
Sheik and the Christmas Bride
Simon Says
Sinful Between the Sheets
Untouched (Anna Campbell)
Wicked Fantasy
Wicked Ties

Author Most Glommed in 2007

Anne Stuart
Barbara Metzger
Christine Feehan
Elizabeth Hoyt
Erin McCarthy Erin McCarthy
Gaelen Foley
Hannah Howell Hannah Howell
J.R. Ward
Janet Tronstad
Jillian Hunter Jillian Hunter
Jo Goodman Jo Goodman
Judith Duncan
Julia Quinn
Karen Ranney Karen Ranney
Karen Templeton
Katie Fforde Katie Fforde
Kay Hooper Kay Hooper
Keri Arthur
Kresley Cole Kresley Cole
Lilith Saintcrow
Lisa Kleypas
Lisa Marie Rice Lisa Marie Rice
Liz Carlyle
Loretta Chase Loretta Chase
Lynn Viehl Lynn Viehl
Madeline Hunter
Marianne Stillings Marianne Stillings
Marjorie Liu Marjorie Liu
Mary Balogh
Meg Cabot Meg Cabot
Paula Quinn Paula Quinn
Rachel Gibson Rachel Gibson
Robb/Roberts
Robyn Carr
Roxanne St. Clair
Sabrina Jeffries Sabrina Jeffries
Sara McCarty
SEP
Shelley Laurenston Shelley Laurenston
Susan Wiggs
Suzanne Brockmann

Cabin/Road Romance

A Rather Lovely Inheritance A Rather Lovely Inheritance
All Through the Night
Coming Undone (Susan Andersen) Coming Undone
Divorced, Desperate, and Delicious
Driven
High Noon
How To Engage an Earl
Ice Blue
Ice Storm
If You Desire
Into the Dark Into the Dark
Laird of the Mist Laird othe Mist
Lessons of Desire Lessons of Desire
Mine Till Midnight Mine Till Midnight
Perfect Kiss
Snowbound (Larissa Ione)
Snowbound (Janice Johnson) Snowbound
Star-Crossed Parents Star-Crossed Parents
Sword Sword
Tempted Tigress Tempted Tigress
There Goes the Bride There Goes the Bride
Untouched (Anna Campbell) Untouched
Up Close and Dangerous
Wild and Wicked in Scotland

Best Medieval/Renaissance Romance

Brat
Dark Seduction
Her Irish Warrior
Highlander Unchained
In Her Bed
Laird of the Mist
Sorceress
Templar's Seduction
Warrior
Warrior's Touch
When I Fall in Love

Best European Historical Romance

A Christmas Wedding Wager
An Affair Before Christmas
And Then He Kissed Her
Beau Crusoe
If His Kiss Is Wicked
If You Deceive
Just Wicked Enough
Lady Beware Lady Beware
Leopard Prince
Mine Till Midnight
Never Deceive a Duke
Never Lie To a Lady
Not Quite a Lady
River Knows
Scandal's Daughter
Scottish Companion
Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever
Secret Passion of Simon Blackwell Secret Passion of Simon Blackwell
Secret to Seduction Secret to Seduction
Seduction Is Forever
Serpent Prince
Simply Magic
Thirty Nights with a Highland Husband Thirty Nights with a Highland Husband
Untouched (Anna Campbell)
Voices of the Night

Best American Historical or Frontier Romance

A Reason To Believe
A Wanted Man
Caine's Reckoning
Her Outlaw
Klondike Doctor
MacGregor's Bride
One Real Cowboy
Preacher's Daughter
Rising Wind
Texas Princess
Wicked Woman

Best Contemporary Romance

Agnes and the Hitman
All Through the Night
Catch a Mate Catch a Mate
Causing Havoc
Chosen Prey
Coming Undone (Susan Andersen)
Dancing Shoes and Honky Tonk Blues Dancing Shoes and Honky Tonk Blues
Dockside Dockside
Force of Nature
Gentle Rain
High Noon
It's Not About the Accent
McKettrick's Luck
Monk Upstairs Monk Upstairs
Natural Born Charmer
Riding the Thunder
Royal Mess Royal Mess
Satisfaction
Satisfaction Guaranteed
Sexiest Man Alive Sexiest Man Alive Sexiest Man Alive
Simon Says
Sugar Daddy
Tangled Up in You
Touch of Darkness
Virgin River
White Lies
Women on the Edge
Your Mouth Drives Me Crazy

Best Series (Category) Book

A Christmas Wedding Wager A Christmas Wedding Wager
A Hero's Redemption
A Town Called Christmas
Baby Gamble Baby Gamble
Baby Makes Three
Beau Crusoe
Billionaire Next Door
Billionaire on Her Doorstep
Boy Next Door
Bride of the Emerald Isle Bride of the Emerald Isle
Coming Undone (Stephanie Tyler)
Crowned an Ordinary Girl Crowned an Ordinary Girl
Dark Gate Dark Gate
Dark Lies
Defender Defender
Double Dare
Fall From Grace (Kristi Gold)
Finding His Child Finding His Child
Raintree: Haunted
Her Irish Warrior Her Irish Warrior
Raintree: Inferno
Italian Boss's Secretary Mistress Italian Boss's Secretary Mistress
Lawman's Bride Lawman's Bride
Man in a Million
Marriage Bed
McKettrick Way
Millionaire's Indecent Proposal Millionaire's Indecent Proposal
My Front Page Scandal My Front Page Scandal
Secret Dreams of Emily Porter
Secret Life of Lady Gabriella Secret Life of Lady Gabriella
Strokes of Midnight Strokes of Midnight
Taken
Unbound
Untouched (Samantha Hunter)

Best Romantic Suspense

A Touch of Minx A Touch of Minx A Touch of Minx
Agnes and the Hitman
Arousing Suspicions
Bird in a Gilded Cage
Blood Brothers
Code Name: Bikini
Creation in Death
Die for Me
Fear No Evil
Force of Nature
Heart of the Amazon
Hide Hide
High Noon
Ice Blue
Ice Storm
Innocent in Death
No Safe Place No Safe Place
Obsidian Obsidian
On the Loose
Overkill Overkill
Play Dirty Play Dirty
Remain Silent Remain Silent
River Knows
Salt Maiden Salt Maiden Salt Maiden
Shadow Dance Shadow Dance
Stripped
Survivors Survivors
Take Me Tonight
White Heat White Heat

Best SFF/F & Futuristic Romance

Bloodfever
Calling Calling
Caressed by Ice
Creation in Death
Demon Angel
Demon Moon
Demon's Kiss
Down Home Zombie Blues
Driven
Elijah
Games of Command
General Winston's Daughter General Winston's Daughter
Heart Dance
How To Lose an Extraterrestrial in Ten Days
In Darkness Reborn
In the Midnight Hour
Innocent in Death Innocent in Death
Kushiel's Justice Kushiel's Justice
Lady of Light and Shadows
Legacy Legacy
Lord of the Fading Lands
Lords of Satyr
Nymph King Nymph King
Protector of the Flight
Riding the Storm
Silver Master
Star Crash Star Crash
To Wed a Highland Bride
Vampire Shrink
Visions of Heat
Warlord

Best Paranormal & Time Travel Romance Books featuring demons or angels are fantasy romances

A Distant Magic A Distant Magic
A Wish in Time A Wish in Time
Atlantis Awakening
Arousing Suspicions
Be Still My Vampire Heart
Blood Bound Blood Bound
Blood Brothers
Blood Secrets Blood Secrets Blood Secrets
Bloodfever Bloodfever
Caressed by Ice
Claimed by Shadow Claimed by Shadow
Demon Angel
Demon Moon Demon Moon
Demon You Know Demon You Know
Dream Thief
Fairyville
Gideon Gideon
Halfway To the Grave Halway To the Grave
Highland Guardian Highland Guardian
House of the Dark Delights House of the Dark Delights
Kissing Sin Kissing Sin
Lover Revealed
Lover Unbound
Midnight Awakening
My Immortal
Night Mischief
No Rest for the Wicked
Parallel Desire
Real Vampires Have Curves Real Vampires Have Curves
Return of the Warrior Return of the Warrior
Riding the Storm
Safe Harbor
Scent of Darkness Scent of Darkness
Soul Song
Tanner's Scheme
Thirty Nights with a Highland Husband
To Hell With Love
Truths of Katie Talmadge Truths of Katie Talmadge
Visions of Heat
When I Fall in Love When I Fall in Love
Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night
Witchy Business

Best Chick Lit/Women's Fiction

Austenland
Dockside
Fortune Quilt
Gentle Rain
Heartbreak Town
Mad Dash
Necessary Arrangements
Odd Man Out
Queen of Babble in the Big City
'Scuse Me While I Kill this Guy
Shopaholic and Baby
Sugar Daddy
Swimming Lessons
Switchcraft
To Catch a Cheat
Virgin River
Winter Lodge

Best Short Story

A Smuggler's Tale
A Valentine for Rebecca
Anna and the King of Dragons
Bad Cat
Beat of Temptation
Buying Trouble
Comet Wine
Dragon Dance
Eternity in Death
His Body Electric
In a Wolf's Embrace
Lord John and the Haunted Soldier
Majicka
Paradise
Shaken and Stirred
Tempted
Tempting Fate
Wicked (Jaci Burton)
Wild (Jaci Burton)

Author You Gave Up On in 2007

Amanda Ashley Amanda Ashley
Brenda Joyce
Carly Phillips Carly Phillips
Christina Dodd Christina Dodd
Christine Feehan
Danielle Steel Danielle Steel
Diana Palmer Diana Palmer
Eloisa James Eloisa James
J.R. Ward
Janet Evanovich
Jennifer Crusie
Johanna Lindsey
Julia Latham
Julia London
Julia Quinn Julia Quinn
Julia Templeton
Julie Garwood
Karen Hawkins Karen Hawkins
Katherine Kingsley Katherine Kingsley
Katie McAlister Katie McAlister
Kinley MacGregor Kinley MacGregor
Lara Adrian
Linda Howard
Lisa Kleypas Lisa Kleypas
Lora Leigh
Mariah Stewart Mariah Stewart
Mary Balogh
MJD MJD
MJP MJP
Nora Roberts
Rachel Gibson
Sandra Hill Sandra Hill
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Stephanie Laurens
Susan Andersen
Susan Stephens
Suzanne Brockmann
Suzanne Enoch

Most Disappointing Romance

A Distant Magic A Distant Magic
American Diva
An Affair Before Christmas An Affair Before Christmas
Baby Wait
Blood Brothers
Born To Be Wilde Born To Be Wilde
Coming Undone
Darkening
Desire Never Dies Desire Never Dies
Desperate Duchesses
Enslaved Enslaved
Force of Nature
Halfway to the Grave Halfway to the Grave
Her Only Desire
Holy Smokes Holy Smokes
How To Abduct a Highland Lord How To Abduct a Highland Lord
In My Wildest Fantasies In My Wildest Fantasies
Raintree: Inferno
Jed Hunter's Reluctant Bride Jed Hunter's Reluctant Bride
Just Wicked Enough Just Wicked Enough
Lady of Light and Shadows Lady of Light and Shadows
Lover Revealed
Lover Unbound
Marcelli Princess
Natural Born Charmer
Never Deceive a Duke Never Deceive a Duke
Nightlife Nightlife
Not Quite a Lady
Over Hexed Over Hexed
Play Dirty
Scandal Becomes Her Scandal Becomes Her
Scorched Scorched
Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever
Secret Life of Lady Gabriella
Secret Passion of Simon Blackwell
Secrets of a Proper Lady Secrets of a Proper Lady
Serpent Prince Serpent Prince
Sexiest Man Alive Sexiest Man Alive
Shadow Dance
Sun Kissed
Undead and Uneasy
Unfortunate Miss Fortunes
Up Close and Dangerous
Upon a Midnight Clear
Visions of Heat
Warrior Warrior
Wicked Ties Wicked Ties

Most Annoying Lead Character

A Lady Betrayed - hero A Lady Betrayed
An Affair Before Christmas - heroine
Caressed by Ice - heroine Caressed by Ice
Dark Posession - heroine Dark Possession
Embraced by Darkness - heroine Embraced by Darkness
Fit To Be Tied - heroine Fit To Be Tied
Force of Nature - hero
Force of Nature - secondary hero Force of Nature
High Noon - heroine High Noon
Holy Smokes - heroine Holy Smokes
Ice Storm - heroine
If You Deceive - heroine
Kitty Takes a Holiday - heroine Kitty Takes a Holiday
Lady of LIght and Shadows - heroine
Leopard Prince - hero
Lessons of Desire - heroine
Lover Revealed - hero
Lover Revealed - heroine
Lover Unbound - heroine Lover Unbound
Mad Dash - hero
Marcelli Princess - hero
My Favorite Earthling - heroine My Favorite Earthling
Natural Born Charmer - heroine Natural Borm Charmer
Never Deceive a Duke - heroine Never Deceive a Duke
Not Quite a Lady - heroine Not Quite a Lady
Once a Rake - heroine Once a Rake
Pleasures of the Night - heroine Pleasures of the Night
Raintree: Sanctuary - heroine
Sealed with a Kiss - heroine
Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever - hero
Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever - heroine Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever
Secret Passion of Simon Blackwell - hero
Secret Passion of Simon Blackwell - heroine
Simon Says - heroine
Sins of a Duke - heroine Sins of a Duke
Sword of Rome - heroine Sword of Rome
Tangled Up in You - heroine Tangled Up in You
Unfortunate Miss Fortunes - heroine Unfortunate Miss Fortunes
Upon a Midnight Clear - hero Upon a Midnight Clear
When a Lady Misbehaves - heroine

Least Believable HEA

A Christmas To Remember A Christmas To Remember
Austenland
Blood Brothers
Chasing Stanley Chasing Stanley
Claiming the Courtesan
Force of Nature - primary couple
Kiss of Midnight Kiss of Midnight
Lady Be Bad Lady Be Bad
Lady Beware
Leopard Prince Leopard Prince
Lessons of Desire Lessons of Desire
Lover Revealed
Lover Unbound
Marcelli Princess
Natural Born Charmer
Never Deceive a Duke Never Deceive a Duke
Raintree: Sanctuary Sanctuary
Tempting
Up Close and Dangerous Up Close and Dangerous

Biggest Wallbanger or "I Tried, I Really Did"

A Lady Betrayed A Lady Betrayed
Blood Brothers Blood Brothers
Bobbie Faye's very (very very very) bad day Bobby Faye's very (very very very) bad day
Caressed by Ice
Claiming the Courtesan Claiming the Courtesan
Dark Seduction
Decadent Decadent
Dirty Harriet Rides Again Dirty Harriet Rides Again
Education of Mrs. Brimley
Embraced by Darkness Embraced by Darkness
Force of Nature
Gideon
He Loves Me
Heir and the Spare
High Noon
Highlander's Bride Highlander's Bride
Holiday with a Vampire Holiday with a Vampire
Holy Smokes Holy Smokes
I Married a Pirate I Married a Pirate
Raintree: Inferno
Jed Hunter's Reluctant Bride Jed Hunter's Reluctant Bride
Lady of Light and Shadows
Leopard Prince
Lessons in Love
Love Letters from a Duke
Love Me, Still
Lover Revealed
Lover Unbound
Marcelli Princess
Night Life Night Life
On Tall Pine Lake On Tall Pine Lake
Once a Rake
Perfidia Perfidia
Raintree: Sanctuary
Scandal Becomes Her Scandal Becomes Her
Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever
Serpent Prince
She's No Angel She's No Angel
Sight Unseen Sight Unseen
Sins of a Duke
Sugar Daddy Sugar Daddy
Tangled Up in You Tangled Up in You
To Scotland with Love To Scotland with Love
Touch of Darkness
Undead and Uneasy
Unfortunate Miss Fortunes Unfortunate Miss Fortunes
Unmasqued Unmasqued
Up Close and Dangerous
Warrior Warrior
What a Lady Wants What a Lady Wants
When a Lady Misbehaves
Wicked Ties Wicked Ties

Purple-est Prose

Beware a Scot's Revenge
Blood Brothers
Born To Be Wilde
Elijah
Gideon
Lady of LIght and Shadows
Marsh Hawk
Northern Devil
Perfidia
Secret Passion of Simon Blackwell
Tempted Tigress
Unmasqued
What a Lady Wants

 

Third Set of Interim Results (January 21st...updated January 26th)

Jan 21: Added/removed      Jan 23: Added/removed     Jan 24: Added/removed     Jan 26: Added/removed

Best Romance

And Then He Kissed Her
Beau Crusoe Beau Crusoe
Blood Brothers Blood Brothers
Dark Lies Dark Lies
Games of Command
High Noon
If His Kiss Is Wicked
It's Not About the Accent It's Not About the Accent
Leopard Prince
Lover Revealed
Lover Unbound Lover Unbound
Mine Till Midnight
Natural Born Charmer
Rules of Gentility
Safe Harbor Safe Harbor
Serpent Prince
Sugar Daddy
Tangled Up in You Tangled Up in You
Untouched (Anna Campbell) Untouched
Virgin River
Visions of Heat
Wicked Deeds

Favorite Funny

Agnes and the Hitman
And Then He Kissed Her
Catch a Mate
Divorced, Desperate, and Delicious
Holy Smokes
Lean Mean Thirteen Lean Mean Thirteen
Leopard Prince Leopard Prince
My Nerdy Valentine My Nerdy Valentine
Natural Born Charmer
Not Quite a Lady
Royal Mess Royal Mess
Rules of Gentility
Silver Master Silver Master
To Catch a Cheat To Catch a Cheat
Unlucky

Most-Hanky Read

Beau Crusoe
Dirty Dirty
Fall From Grace (Kristi Gold) Fall From Grace
Gentle Rain Gentle Rain
It's Not About the Accent It's Not About the Accent
Lover Revealed Lover Revealed
Lover Unbound
Natural Born Charmer
Not Quite a Lady
Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever
Secret Passion of Simon Blackwell
Serpent Prince
Sugar Daddy
To Hell With Love To Hell with Love
Untouched (Anna Campbell) Untouched Untouched
Virgin River
Warlord (Elizabeth Vaughan)

Most Luscious Love Story

Dangerous Lover
If His Kiss Is Wicked If His Kiss Is Wicked
If You Deceive If You Deceive
Leopard Prince
Lover Revealed
Lover Unbound
Mine Till Midnight
My Immortal My Immortal
Never Lie to a Lady
Nymph King Nymph King
Once a Rake Once a Rake
Serpent Prince
Untouched (Anna Campbell)
Visions of Heat
Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night

Best Erotic Romance

Beyond Seduction (votes for this book belong in Most Lucsious) Beyond Seduction
Born Again
Broken Broken
Caine's Reckoning
Dangerous Lover
Dirty
Fairyville
Flyboy Flyboy
Forbidden Pleasure
Lover Unbound (votes for this book belong in Most Lucsious) Lover Unbound
Nauti Nights
Nauti Nights
Passion for the Game Passion for the Game Passion for the Game Passion for the Game
Pull My Hair Pull My Hair
Riding the Storm
Scandalous Lovers
Tanner's Scheme
Unmasqued
Vampire Queen's Servant
Voyeur Voyeur
Wicked Ties Wicked Ties
Wild, Wicked, and Wanton Wild, Wicked, and Wanton

Most Tortured Hero

Beau Crusoe
Caressed by Ice
Castle of the Wolf Castle of the Wolf
If You Deceive If You Deceive
Laird of the Mist
Leopard Prince Leopard Prince
Lover Revealed
Lover Unbound
Secret Passion of Simon Blackwell Secret Passion of Simon Blackwell Secret Passion of Simon Blackwell
Serpent Prince
Unmasqued
Untouched (Anna Campbell)
Warrior Warrior
Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night

Strongest (aka Kick-Ass) Heroine

And Then He Kissed Her
Agnes and the Hitman
Blood Secrets Blood Secrets
Bloodfever Bloodfever Bloodfever Bloodfever
Caressed by Ice
Claiming the Courtesan Claiming the Courtesan
Creation in Death
Demon Moon Demon Moon Demon Moon
Devil May Cry
Driven
Her Only Desire Her Only Desire
High Noon
Ice Storm
If His Kiss Is Wicked
Innocent in Death
Leopard Prince
Lover Unbound
Never Lie To a Lady Never Lie To a Lady
Rest Falls Away
Safe Harbor Safe Harbor
Sugar Daddy Sugar Daddy Sugar Daddy Sugar Daddy
Untouched (Anna Campbell) Untouched
Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night

Best Hero

Beau Crusoe Beau Crusoe
Billionaire Next Door Billionaire Next Door
Blood Secrets Blood Secrets
Creation in Death
Driven Driven
Games of Command
High Noon
If His Kiss Is Wicked
Laird of the Mist Laird of the Mist
Leopard Prince
Lover Revealed
Midnight Awakening Midnight Awakening
Mine Till Midnight
Natural Born Charmer
Never Lie To a Lady Never Lie To a Lady Never Lie To a Lady Never Lie To a Lady
Rest Falls Away
Riding the Storm
Serpent Prince
Sheltering Rock Sheltering Rock
Untouched (Anna Campbell)
Virgin River

Best Heroine

Agnes and the Hitman Agnes and the Hitman Agnes and the Hitman Agnes and the Hitman Agnes and the Hitman
And Then He Kissed Her
Caressed by Ice
Creation in Death
Demon Moon Demon Moon Demon Moon
High Noon
If His Kiss Is Wicked
Laird of the Mist Laird of the Mist
Midnight Awakening Midnight Awakening
Mine Till Midnight Mine Till Midnight
Natural Born Charmer
Never Lie To a Lady Never Lie To a Lady
Not Quite a Lady
Rest Falls Away Rest Falls Away
Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever
Serpent Prince Serpent Prince
Sugar Daddy

Best Couple

A Touch of Minx A Touch of Minx
All Through the Night - secondary couple
And Then He Kissed Her And Then He Kissed Her
Beau Crusoe Beau Crusoe
Creation in Death
Dark Lies
Demon Moon
Force of Nature - secondary couple
If His Kiss Is Wicked
Innocent in Death
Just Wicked Enough Just Wicked Enough
Lady Beware
Lady of Light and Shadows
Laird ot the Mist Laird of the Mist
Leopard Prince
Lover Unbound Lover Unbound
Mine Till Midnight
Natural Born Charmer
Never Lie To a Lady Never Lie To a Lady
Not Quite a Lady Not Quite a Lady Not Quite a Lady
Safe Harbor Safe Harbor Safe Harbor
Serpent Prince Serpent Prince
Sleepless at Midnight
Sugar Daddy Sugar Daddy
Untouched (Anna Campbell)
Visions of Heat
Warrior Warrior
White Lies White Lies

Best Villain

A Taste of Innocence A Taste of Innocence
Atlantis Awakening Atlantis Awakening
An Affair Before Christmas An Affair Before Christmas
Atlantis Rising Atlantis Rising
Blood Brothers Blood Brothers
Claiming the Courtesan Claiming the Courtesan
Count To Ten Count To Ten
Creation in Death Creation in Death
Demon Angel Demon Angel
Die for Me
Driven
Fairyville Fairyville
Finding His Child Finding His Child
Force of Nature Force of Nature
Gathering Gathering
Gideon
If His Kiss Is Wicked
Innocent in Death
Insufficient Mating Material Unsufficient Mating Material
Lady Beware Lady Beware Lady Beware Lady Beware
Laird of the Mist Laird of the Mist
Leopard Prince Leopard Prince
Lover Revealed
Remain Silent Remain Silent
River Knows River Knows
Serpent Prince
Sugar Daddy Sugar Daddy
Unfortunate Miss Fortunes
Untouched (Anna Campbell)

Best Debut Author Eve Kenin aka Eve Silver debuted earlier than 2007, as did Colleen Gleason/Colette Gale, and Christie Craig and Donna Alward inform us they were previously published

Anna Campbell
C.L. Wilson
Christine Wells Christine Wells
Donna MacMean
Janette Kenny
Jeaniene Frost
Jean Johnson Jean Johnson
Karen Foley
Kelly Hunter Kelly Hunter
Lara Adrian
Maya Rodale
Melissa Mayhue
Monica McCarty
Rachel Vincent
Sarah Addison Allen
Shannon Butcher Shannon Butcher
Sydney Croft Sydney Croft
Teresa D'Amario Teresa D'Amario
Vicki Pettersson

Best Buried Treasure

Beau Crusoe
Demon Angel Demon Angel
Demon Moon
Dirty Dirty
Divorced, Desperate, and Delicious
Driven
Garden Spells
Heart Dance
Hot Wheels and High Heels
If His Kiss Is Wicked
Laird of the Mist Laird of the Mist
Lord Sin Lord Sin
Midnight Awakening
Nymph King Nymph King
Royal Mess Royal Mess
Virgin River
Warlord (Elizabeth Vaughan) Warlord

Guiltiest Pleasure

A Taste of Innocence A Taste of Innocence
All Through the Night
Claiming the Courtesan
Colter's Woman Colter's Woman
Dangerous Lover
Desperate Duchesses Desperate Duchesses Desperate Duchesess
Divorced, Desperate, and Delicious Divorced, Desperate, and Delicious
Edge of Midnight
Fairyville Fairyville
Forbidden Fantasy Forbidden Fantasy
Forbidden Pleasure Forbidden Pleasure
High Noon High Noon
House of Dark Delights
House on Briar Hill Road House on Briar Hill Road
Raintree: Inferno Raintree: Inferno Raintree: Inferno Raintree: Inferno
Italian Boss's Secretary Mistress Italian Boss's Secretary Mistress
Laird of the Mist Laird of the Mist
Leopard Prince Leopard Prince
Lessons of Desire Lessons of Desire
Lover Revealed
Lover Unbound
Mane Event Mane Event
Not Quite a Lady Not Quite a Lady
On the Loose (Tara Janzen) On the Loose
Overexposed Overexposed
Scandalous Lovers Scandalous Lovers
Sheik and the Christmas Bride Sheik and the Christmas Bride
Simon Says Simon Says Simon Says Simon Says
Sinful Between the Sheets Sinful Between the Sheets
Untouched (Anna Campbell) Untouched
Wicked Fantasy Wicked Fantasy
Wicked Ties

Author Most Glommed in 2007

Anne Stuart
J.R. Ward
Jo Goodman Jo Goodman Jo Goodman
Julie Anne Long
Keri Arthur Keri Arthur
Laura Lee Guhrke
Lilith Saintcrow Lilith Saintcrow
Linnea Sinclair
Lisa Kleypas
Liz Carlyle
Lora Leigh
Loretta Chase
Marjorie M. Liu Marjorie M. Liu
Mary Balogh
Meg Cabot Meg Cabot
Robb/Roberts
Robyn Carr
Susan Wiggs Susan Wiggs
Suzanne Brockmann

Cabin/Road Romance

All Through the Night
Coming Undone
Divorced, Desperate, and Delicious
Driven
Ice Blue
Ice Storm
If You Desire
Laird of the Mist Laird of the Mist
Lessons of Desire Lessons of Desire
Mine Till Midnight Mine Till Midnight
Night Lost Night Lost
Perfect Kiss
Snowbound (Larissa Ione)
Untouched Untouched
Up Close and Dangerous
Wild and Wicked in Scotland Wild and Wicked in Scotland Wild and Wicked in Scotland Wild and Wicked in Scotland

Best Medieval/Renaissance Romance

Brat
Dark Rival Dark Rival
Dark Seduction Dark Seduction Dark Seduction
Harlot's Daughter Harlot's Daughter Harlot's Daughter
Her Irish Warrior
Highlander Unchained Highlander Unchained Highlander Unchained
His Captive
In Her Bed In Her Bed
Knight of Darkness Knight of Darkness
Lady Merry's Dashing Champion Lady Merry's Dashing Champion
Laird of the Mist
Notorious
Sorceress Sorceress
Templar's Seduction
Warrior
Warrior's Touch Warrior's Touch
When I Fall in Love

Best European Historical Romance

A Christmas Wedding Wager
An Affair Before Christmas
And Then He Kissed Her
Beau Crusoe
Devilish Pleasures of a Duke
If His Kiss Is Wicked
Leopard Prince
Mine Till Midnight
Never Deceive a Duke Never Deceive a Duke
Never Lie To a Lady Never Lie To a Lady
Not Quite a Lady Not Quite a Lady Not Quite a Lady
Rules of Gentility
Scottish Companion Scottish Companion
Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever
Serpent Prince
Simply Magic Simply Magic
Thirty Nights with a Highland Husband Thirty Nights with a Highland Husband
Untouched (Anna Campbell) Untouched Untouched Untouched

Best American Historical or Frontier Romance

A Reason To Believe
A Wanted Man
Angel and the Outlaw Angel and the Outlaw
Bride of Shadow Canyon
Caine's Reckoning
Haven
Her Outlaw Her Outlaw
Klondike Doctor
MacGregor's Bride MacGregor's Bride
One Real Cowboy
Preacher's Daughter
Rising Wind
Texas Princess
Texas Rain
Wicked Woman Wicked Woman

Best Contemporary Romance

Agnes and the Hitman Agnes and the Hitman Agnes and the Hitman
All Through the Night
Dangerous Lover
High Noon
It's Not About the Accent It's Not About the Accent
McKettrick's Luck McKettrick's Luck
Natural Born Charmer
Sexiest Man Alive Sexiest Man Alive
Sugar Daddy
Tangled Up in You
Virgin River
White Lies
Your Mouth Drives Me Crazy

Best Series (Category) Book

A Christmas Wedding Wager A Christmas Wedding Wager
A Rendezvous To Remember
Baby Makes Three
Beau Crusoe
Billionaire Next Door
Bought: The Greek's Bride
Bound by Marriage
Boy Next Door Boy Next Door
Coming Undone (Stephanie Tyler)
Cowboy's Christmas Proposal
Dark Lies
Doctor in the House
Ghosts and Roses
Raintree: Haunted
Hitting the Mark
Houseful of Strangers Houseful of Strangers
Raintree: Inferno
Kidnapped!
Man in a Million
Sara's Son
Secret Dreams of Emily Porter Secret Dreams of Emily Porter
Seducing the Mercenary
Shelter from the Storm
Untouched (Samantha Hunter) Untouched
Whose Lie Is It Anyway?

Best Romantic Suspense

A Touch of Minx A Touch of Minx
Agnes and the Hitman
Arousing Suspicions
Count to Ten
Creation in Death
Dangerous Lover
Die for Me
Force of Nature
High Noon
Ice Blue
Ice Storm
Innocent in Death
No Regrets
No Safe Place No Safe Place
On the Loose On the Loose
River Knows River Knows
Salt Maiden Salt Maiden

Best SFF/F & Futuristic Romance

Bloodfever Bloodfever Bloodfever Bloodfever
Caressed by Ice
Creation in Death
Demon Moon
Driven
Elijah
Games of Command
Innocent in Death Innocent in Death
Lady of Light and Shadows
Lord of the Fading Lands
Lover Unbound
Nymph King Nymph King
Protector of the Flight Protector of the Flight
Silver Master
Visions of Heat

Best Paranormal & Time Travel Romance Books featuring demons or angels are fantasy romances

Atlantis Awakening Atlantis Awakening
Blood Brothers
Blood Secrets Blood Secrets
Caressed by Ice
Demon Angel Demon Angel
Demon Moon
Gideon Gideon
Lover Revealed
Lover Unbound
Midnight Awakening Midnight Awakening
My Immortal
Rest Falls Away
Riding the Storm Riding the Storm
Scent of Darkness Scent of Darkness Scent of Darkness
Thirty Nights with a Highland Husband Thirty Nights with a Highland Husband
To Hell With Love To Hell with Love
Visions of Heat
Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night

Best Chick Lit/Women's Fiction

Austenland
Big Boned Big Boned
Dockside Dockside
Flirting in Cars
Force of Nature
Fortune Quilt
Garden Spells
Gentle Rain
Heartbreak Town Heartbreak Town
Little Lady, Big Apple
Mad Dash Mad Dash
Me and Mr. Darcy
Monk Upstairs
Necessary Arrangements Necessary Arrangements
Odd Man Out Odd Man Out
Queen of Babble in the Big City Queen of Babble in the Big City
'Scuse Me While I Kill this Guy 'Scuse Me While I Kill this Guy
Shopaholic and Baby
Sugar Daddy
Swimming Lessons Swimming Lessons
Switchcraft Switchcraft
Tangled Up in You
To Catch a Cheat To Catch a Cheat
Virgin River
Winter Lodge Winter Lodge
You Had Me at Halo

Best Short Story

A Smuggler's Tale A Smuggler's Tale A Smuggler's Tale
A Valentine for Rebecca
Alpha and Omega Alpha and Omega Alpha and Omerga
Anna and the King of Dragons
Bad Cat Bad Cat
Beat of Temptation
Buying Trouble Buying Trouble
Christmas Present Christmas Present
Comet Wine Comet Wine
Dragon and the Virgin Princess Dragon and the Princess
Dragon Dance
Eternity in Death
His Body Electric His Body Electric
In a Wolf's Embrace
Lord John and the Haunted Soldier
Majicka Majicka
Mischief and the Marquess Mischief and the Marquess
Mona Lisa Betwining Mona Lisa Betwining
My Kind of Town My Kind of Town
Paradise Paradise
Seven Days Seven Days
Shaken and Stirred Shaken and Stirred
Tempted Tempted
Tempting Fate Tempting Fate
Two Ghosts for Sister Rachel Two Ghosts for Sister Rachel
Wicked (Jaci Burton) Wicked
Wild (Jaci Burton)

Author You Gave Up On in 2007

Christine Feehan
J.R. Ward
Janet Evanovich
Johanna Lindsey
Julia Quinn Julia Quinn
Julie Garwood
Linda Howard
Nora Roberts
SEP
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Stephanie Laurens
Suzanne Brockmann

Most Disappointing Romance

An Affair Before Christmas
Blood Brothers Blood Brothers Blood Brothers
Force of Nature
Her Only Desire Her Only Desire
Ice Storm
Raintree: Inferno
Lover Revealed
Lover Unbound
Natural Born Charmer
Not Quite a Lady
Over Hexed
Unfortunate Miss Fortunes
Up Close and Dangerous
Upon a Midnight Clear

Most Annoying Lead Character

An Affair Before Christmas - heroine
Ice Storm - heroine
Kitty Takes a Holiday - heroine Kitty Takes a Holiday
Lessons of Desire - heroine
Lady of Light and Shadows - heroine Lady of Light and Shadow
Lover Revealed - hero
Lover Revealed - heroine
Lover Unbound - heroine Lover Unbound
Marcelli Princess - hero Marcelli Princess
Raintree: Sanctuary - heroine
Sealed with a Kiss - heroine Sealed with a Kiss
Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever - hero Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever

Least Believable HEA

Atlantis Rising
Austenland
Blood Brothers
A Christmas Wedding Wager
Claiming the Courtesan
Father Material
High Noon
Ice Storm
If You Deceive
Italian Boss's Secretary Mistress
Lessons of Desire
Lover Revealed
Lover Unbound
Marcelli Princess
Natural Born Charmer
On Strike for Christmas
Tempting
Up Close and Dangerous
Witch Fire
Writ on Water

Biggest Wallbanger or "I Tried, I Really Did"

An Affair Before Christmas
Caressed by Ice
Claiming the Courtesan
Dark Seduction Dark Seduction
Decadent Decadent
Education of Mrs. Brimley Education of Mrs. Brimley
Embraced by Darkness
Force of Nature Force of Nature
Gideon Gideon
Heir and the Spare Heir and the Spare
Raintree: Inferno
Jed Hunter's Reluctant Bride Jed Hunter's Reluctant Bride
Lady of Light and Shadows Lady of Light and Shadows
Love Letters from a Duke Love Letters from a Duke
Lover Revealed
Lover Unbound
Marcelli Princess Marcelli Princess
Night Life Night Life
Raintree: Sanctuary
Serpent Prince
Sins of a Duke Sins of a Duke
Tangled Up in You Tangled Up in You
Unfortunate Miss Fortunes Unfortunate Miss Fortunes

Purple-est Prose

Beware a Scot's Revenge
Blood Brothers Blood Brothers Blood Brothers
Born To Be Wilde Born To Be Wilde
Caine's Reckoning
Elijah Elijah
Gideon
Lick of Frost
Nicholas: Lords of Satyr
Madame's Deception
Marsh Hawk Marsh Hawk
Northern Devil
Once a Rake
Perfidia
Really Something
Secret Passion of Simon Blackwell
Serpent Prince
Tempted Tigress Tempted Tigress
Unmasqued Unmasqued
What a Lady Wants What a Lady Wants What a Lady Wants

Fourth Set of Interim Results (January 28th - February 3rd)

Jan 28: Added/removed     Jan 29: Added/removed      Jan 30: Added/removed      Jan 31: Added/removed     
Feb 1: Added/removed      Feb 2: Added/removed      Feb 3: Added/removed

Best Romance

And Then He Kissed Her
Beau Crusoe Beau Crusoe
Caressed by Ice Caressed by Ice
High Noon
If His Kiss Is Wicked
Leopard Prince
Lover Revealed
Lover Unbound Lover Unbound
Mine Till Midnight
Natural Born Charmer
Not Quite a Lady Not Quite a Lady
Safe Harbor Safe Harbor
Serpent Prince
Sugar Daddy
Tangled Up in You Tangled Up in You
Untouched (Anna Campbell) Untouched
Virgin River
Visions of Heat Visions of Heat

Favorite Funny

Agnes and the Hitman
And Then He Kissed Her
Divorced, Desperate, and Delicious
Holy Smokes Holy Smokes
Lean Mean Thirteen
Natural Born Charmer
Not Quite a Lady
Rules of Gentility
Unlucky Unlucky

Most-Hanky Read

Beau Crusoe
Gentle Rain Gentle Rain
Lover Revealed Lover Revealed
Lover Unbound
Natural Born Charmer
Not Quite a Lady
Secret Passion of Simon Blackwell
Serpent Prince Serpent Prince Serpent Prince
Sugar Daddy
Untouched
Virgin River
Warlord (Elizabeth Vaughan)

Most Luscious Love Story

Dangerous Lover
If His Kiss Is Wicked
Leopard Prince
Lover Revealed
Lover Unbound
Mine Till Midnight
Never Lie to a Lady
Nymph King Nymph King
Serpent Prince
Untouched (Anna Campbell)
Visions of Heat

Best Erotic Romance

Born Again Born Again Born Again Born Again
Broken Broken
Caine's Reckoning
Dangerous Lover
Dirty
Fairyville
Passion for the Game Passion for the Game Passion for the Game Passion for the Game
Riding the Storm Riding the Storm Riding the Storm Riding the Storm
Scandalous Lovers
Tanner's Scheme
Unmasqued
Voyeur Voyeur
Wicked Ties Wicked Ties
Wild, Wicked, and Wanton Wild, Wicked, and Wanton

Most Tortured Hero

Beau Crusoe
Caressed by Ice
If You Deceive If You Deceive If You Deceive
Laird of the Mist Laird of the Mist
Lover Revealed Lover Revealed
Lover Unbound
Secret Passion of Simon Blackwell Secret Passion of Simon Blackwell Secret Passion of Simon Blackwell
Serpent Prince
Unmasqued Unmasqued Unmasqued
Untouched (Anna Campbell)
Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night

Strongest (aka Kick-Ass) Heroine

Agnes and the Hitman Agnes and the Hitman
And Then He Kissed Her And Then He Kissed Her And Then He Kissed Her
Caressed by Ice
Claiming the Courtesan Claiming the Courtesan
Creation in Death
Demon Moon Demon Moon
Driven
High Noon
Ice Storm
If His Kiss Is Wicked
If You Deceive
Innocent in Death
Kissing Sin Kissing Sin
Lover Unbound
Never Lie To a Lady Never Lie To a Lady
Rest Falls Away
Sugar Daddy Sugar Daddy
Untouched (Anna Campbell) Untouched
Warlord (Elizabeth Vaughan) Warlord
Wicked Deeds on a Wicked Night Wicked Deeds on a Wicked Night

Best Hero

Creation in Death
Games of Command
High Noon
If His Kiss Is Wicked
Lover Revealed
Mine Till Midnight
Natural Born Charmer
Riding the Storm Riding the Storm
Serpent Prince
Untouched (Anna Campbell)
Virgin River

Best Heroine

Agnes and the Hitman
And Then He Kissed Her
Creation in Death
Demon Moon Demon Moon
High Noon
If His Kiss Is Wicked
Natural Born Charmer Natural Born Charmer
Not Quite a Lady
Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever
Sugar Daddy

Best Couple

All Through the Night - secondary couple
And Then He Kissed Her
Beau Crusoe Beau Crusoe
Creation in Death
Dark Lies Dark Lies
Demon Moon Demon Moon
Force of Nature - secondary couple
If His Kiss Is Wicked
Innocent in Death
Lady Beware Lady Beware Lady Beware
Leopard Prince
Mine Till Midnight
Natural Born Charmer Natural Born Charmer Natural Born Charmer
Not Quite a Lady
Safe Harbor Safe Harbor
Untouched (Anna Campbell) Untouched

Best Villain

An Affair To Remember An Affair To Remember An Affair To Remember
Blood Brothers
Claiming the Courtesan Claiming the Courtesan
Count to Ten Count to Ten
Creation in Death Creation in Death Creation in Death
Demon Angel Demon Angel
Die for Me
Driven
Gideon
If His Kiss Is Wicked If His Kiss Is Wicked If His Kiss Is Wicked If His Kiss Is Wicked If His Kiss Is Wicked
Innocent in Death
Lady Beware Lady Beware
Leopard Prince Leopard Prince Leopard Prince
Lover Revealed
Remain Silent Remain Silent
Serpent Prince
Sugar Daddy Sugar Daddy
Unfortunate Miss Fortunes
Untouched (Anna Campbell)

Best Debut Author

Anna Campbell
C.L. Wilson
Christine Wells
Janette Kenny Janette Kenny
Jeaniene Frost
Karen Foley Karen Foley
Melissa Mayhue
Monica McCarty Monica McCarty
Rachel Vincent Rachel Vincent
Sarah Addison Allen Sarah Addison Allen
Sydney Croft Sydney Croft

Best Buried Treasure

Beau Crusoe
Demon Moon Demon Moon
Divorced, Desperate, and Delicious Divorced, Desperate, and Delicious
Driven
Garden Spells
Heart Dance
If His Kiss Is Wicked
Lord Sin Lord Sin Lord Sin
Midnight Awakening
Virgin River
Warlord (Elizabeth Vaughan) Warlord Warlord Warlord Warlord

Guiltiest Pleasure

All Through the Night
Claiming the Courtesan
Dangerous Lover
Desperate Duchesess
Edge of Midnight
Fairyville
Forbidden Pleasure
House of Dark Delights House of Dark Delights
Lover Revealed
Lover Unbound
Tanner's Scheme
Wicked Ties

Author Most Glommed in 2007

Anne Stuart
J.R. Ward
Jo Goodman
Keri Arthur Keri Arthur
Lisa Kleypas
Liz Carlyle Liz Carlyle Liz Carlyle Liz Carlyle
Loretta Chase
Mary Balogh
Robb/Roberts
Robyn Carr
Suzanne Brockmann

Cabin/Road Romance

All Through the Night All Through the Night
Coming Undone (Susan Andersen) Coming Undone
Divorced, Desperate, and Delicious
Driven
Ice Blue
Ice Storm
If You Desire
Laird of the Mist
Lessons of Desire Lessons of Desire
Mine Till Midnight Mine Till Midnight
Perfect Kiss
Snowbound (Larissa Ione)
Untouched (Anna Campbell)
Up Close and Dangerous
Wild and Wicked in Scotland Wild and Wicked in Scotland

Best Medieval/Renaissance Romance

Brat
Dark Seduction Dark Seduction
Harlot's Daughter Harlot's Daughter
Her Irish Warrior
Highlander Unchained
His Captive His Captive
Huntress Huntress
Laird of the Mist
Templar's Seduction
Warrior
When I Fall in Love

Best European Historical Romance

A Christmas Wedding Wager A Christmas Wedding Wager A Christmas Wedding Wager A Christmas Wedding Wager
An Affair Before Christmas
And Then He Kissed Her
Beau Crusoe
If His Kiss Is Wicked
Leopard Prince
Mine Till Midnight
Not Quite a Lady
Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever
Serpent Prince
Simply Magic Simply Magic Simply Magic

Best American Historical or Frontier Romance

A Reason To Believe
A Wanted Man A Wanted Man
Caine's Reckoning
Haven Haven
Her Outlaw Her Outlaw
Klondike Doctor Klondike Doctor
One Real Cowboy
Preacher's Daughter
Rising Wind Rising Wind
Texas Princess

Best Contemporary Romance

Agnes and the Hitman
All Through the Night All Through the Night
High Noon High Noon
Natural Born Charmer
Sugar Daddy
Tangled Up in You
Virgin River
White Lies
Your Mouth Drives Me Crazy

Best Series (Category) Book

Baby Makes Three
Beau Crusoe
Billionaire Next Door
Coming Undone (Stephanie Tyler) Coming Undone
Dark Lies Dark Lies
Double Dare Double Dare
Raintree: Haunted Raintree: Haunted
Hitting the Mark Hitting the Mark
Raintree: Inferno
Man in a Million
Untouched (Samantha Hunter) Untouched

Best Romantic Suspense

Agnes and the Hitman
Arousing Suspicions
Creation in Death Creation in Death Creation in Death
Die for Me
Force of Nature
High Noon
Ice Blue
Ice Storm
Innocent in Death
On the Loose On the Loose
Salt Maiden Salt Maiden
White Lies White Lies

Best SFF/F & Futuristic Romance

Bloodfever Bloodfever Bloodfever
Caressed by Ice
Creation in Death
Demon Moon
Driven
Elijah Elijah
Games of Command
Innocent in Death
Lady of Light and Shadows Lady of Light and Shadows
Lord of the Fading Lands
Silver Master
Visions of Heat Visions of Heat

Best Paranormal & Time Travel Romance

Blood Brothers
Caressed by Ice
Demon Moon Demon Moon
Lover Revealed
Lover Unbound
My Immortal My Immortal
Rest Falls Away Rest Falls Away Rest Falls Away
Scent of Darkness Scent of Darkness
Visions of Heat
Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night

Best Chick Lit/Women's Fiction

Austenland
Big Boned Big Boned Big Boned
Fortune Quilt
Gentle Rain
Shopaholic and Baby Shopaholic and Baby Shopaholic and Baby
Sugar Daddy
Virgin River

Best Short Story

A Smuggler's Tale A Smuggler's Tale
A Valentine for Rebecca A Valentine for Rebecca
Alpha and Omerga
Anna and the King of Dragons
Beat of Temptation
Dragon and the Virgin Princess Dragon and the Virgin Princess
Dragon Dance
Eternity in Death
In a Wolf's Embrace In a Wolf's Embrace
Lord John and the Haunted Soldier
Merchant's Gift Merchant's Gift
Tempting Fate Tempting Fate
Wild (Jaci Burton) Wild Wild

Author You Gave Up On in 2007

Christina Dodd Christina Dodd
Christine Feehan Christine Feehan Christine Feehan
Eloisa James
J.R. Ward
Janet Evanovich
Jennifer Crusie Jennifer Crusie
Johanna Lindsey
Julia Quinn
Julie Garwood
Linda Howard
Nora Roberts
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Stephanie Laurens
Suzanne Brockmann

Most Disappointing Romance

Blood Brothers Blood Brothers
Force of Nature Force of Nature
Raintree: Inferno
Lover Revealed
Lover Unbound
Natural Born Charmer
Not Quite a Lady
Shadow Music An error regarding the copyright date led to our initially discounting votes for this book
Unfortunate Miss Fortunes
Up Close and Dangerous
Upon a Midnight Clear Upon a Midnight Clear

Most Annoying Lead Character

An Affair Before Christmas - heroine
Embraced by Darkness - heroine Embraced by Darkness
Ice Storm - heroine
Kitty Takes a Holiday - heroine Kitty Takes a Holiday
Lessons of Desire - heroine
Lady of Light and Shadows Lady of Light and Shadows
Lover Revealed - hero
Lover Revealed - heroine
Lover Unbound - heroine Lover Unbound
Marcelli Princess - hero
Natural Born Charmer - heroine Natural Born Charmer Natural Born Charmer Natural Born Charmer
Raintree: Sanctuary - heroine Raintree: Sanctuary
Sealed with a Kiss - heroine Sealed with a Kiss
Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever - hero
When a Lady Misbehaves - heroine When a Lady Misbehaves

Least Believable HEA

Austenland Austenland
Blood Brothers Blood Brothers
Claiming the Courtesan
Lessons of Desire Lessons of Desire Lessons of Desire
Lover Revealed
Lover Unbound
Marcelli Princess
Natural Born Charmer
Shadow Music An error regarding the copyright date led to our initially discounting votes for this book
Tempting Tempting Tempting Tempting
Up Close and Dangerous Up Close and Dangerous

Biggest Wallbanger or "I Tried, I Really Did"

An Affair Before Christmas
Caressed by Ice
Claiming the Courtesan
Dark Seduction Dark Seduction
Decadent
Embraced by Darkness Embraced by Darkness
Raintree: Inferno
Lover Revealed
Lover Unbound
Marcelli Princess
Raintree: Sanctuary Raintree: Sanctuary
Serpent Prince Serpent Prince
Shadow Music An error regarding the copyright date led to our initially discounting votes for this book Shadow Music
To Scotland with Love To Scotland with Love

Purple-est Prose

Beware a Scot's Revenge
Blood Brothers
Elijah
Gideon
Madame's Deception Madame's Deception
Northern Devil
Perfidia Perfidia
Secret Passion of Simon Blackwell
Tempted Tigress Tempted Tigress
What a Lady Wants

Final Set of Interim Results (February 4th)

Please remember that one reason for posting interim results is to show fluidity within the vote. If you compare this final set of interim results with those from the past few weeks, which featured a great many updates, you'll see how certain books have remained on the list from the start while others were added later. Others fell off the list, only to return a day or week after. Trying to determine which books have actually earned the most votes by how long they've been on the list is useless; several titles in many categories earned a great number of votes initially, but were not among the choices made by readers who cast ballots later. Also, there are books waiting patiently for additional votes that will push them higher in the standing. If a book you voted for hasn't appeared thus far, it doesn't mean your ballot was voided; it just hasn't received as many votes as the books that appear at this time.

For those who have not yet voted, please do not vote for the same book in the SFF & Futuristic category as you do the Paranormal & Time Travel category...and read the definitions for Most Luscious Love Story and Best Erotic Romance before voting as well. If current trends continue, certain books will split their vote between two categories, which may affect the final result.

Best Romance

And Then He Kissed Her
High Noon
If His Kiss Is Wicked
Leopard Prince
Lover Revealed
Mine Till Midnight
Natural Born Charmer
Serpent Prince
Sugar Daddy
Virgin River

Favorite Funny

Agnes and the Hitman
And Then He Kissed Her
Divorced, Desperate, and Delicious
Lean Mean Thirteen
Natural Born Charmer
Not Quite a Lady
Rules of Gentility

Most-Hanky Read

Beau Crusoe
Lover Unbound
Natural Born Charmer
Not Quite a Lady
Secret Passion of Simon Blackwell
Serpent Prince
Sugar Daddy
Untouched
Virgin River
Warlord (Elizabeth Vaughan)

Most Luscious Love Story

Dangerous Lover
If His Kiss Is Wicked
Leopard Prince
Lover Revealed
Lover Unbound
Mine Till Midnight
Never Lie to a Lady
Serpent Prince
Untouched (Anna Campbell)
Visions of Heat

Best Erotic Romance

Caine's Reckoning
Dangerous Lover
Dirty
Fairyville
Scandalous Lovers
Tanner's Scheme
Unmasqued

Most Tortured Hero

Beau Crusoe
Caressed by Ice
If You Deceive
Lover Unbound
Secret Passion of Simon Blackwell
Serpent Prince
Unmasqued
Untouched (Anna Campbell)
Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night

Strongest (aka Kick-Ass) Heroine

And Then He Kissed Her
Caressed by Ice
Creation in Death
Driven
High Noon
Ice Storm
If His Kiss Is Wicked
Innocent in Death
Lover Unbound
Rest Falls Away

Best Hero

Creation in Death
Games of Command
High Noon
If His Kiss Is Wicked
Lover Revealed
Mine Till Midnight
Natural Born Charmer
Serpent Prince
Untouched (Anna Campbell)
Virgin River

Best Heroine

Agnes and the Hitman
And Then He Kissed Her
Creation in Death
High Noon
If His Kiss Is Wicked
Not Quite a Lady
Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever
Sugar Daddy

Best Couple

All Through the Night - secondary couple
And Then He Kissed Her
Creation in Death
Force of Nature - secondary couple
If His Kiss Is Wicked
Innocent in Death
Lady Beware
Leopard Prince
Mine Till Midnight
Natural Born Charmer
Not Quite a Lady

Best Villain

An Affair To Remember
Blood Brothers
Creation in Death
Die for Me
Driven
Gideon
If His Kiss Is Wicked
Innocent in Death
Leopard Prince
Lover Revealed
Serpent Prince
Unfortunate Miss Fortunes
Untouched (Anna Campbell)

Best Debut Author

Anna Campbell
C.L. Wilson
Christine Wells
Jeaniene Frost
Melissa Mayhue

Best Buried Treasure

Beau Crusoe
Driven
Garden Spells
Heart Dance
If His Kiss Is Wicked
Lord Sin
Midnight Awakening
Virgin River
Warlord

Guiltiest Pleasure

All Through the Night
Claiming the Courtesan
Dangerous Lover
Desperate Duchesess
Edge of Midnight
Fairyville
Forbidden Pleasure
Lover Revealed
Lover Unbound
Tanner's Scheme
Wicked Ties

Author Most Glommed in 2007

Anne Stuart
J.R. Ward
Jo Goodman
Lisa Kleypas
Loretta Chase
Mary Balogh
Robb/Roberts
Robyn Carr
Suzanne Brockmann

Cabin/Road Romance

Divorced, Desperate, and Delicious
Driven
Ice Blue
Ice Storm
If You Desire
Laird of the Mist
Perfect Kiss
Snowbound (Larissa Ione)
Untouched (Anna Campbell)
Up Close and Dangerous

Best Medieval/Renaissance Romance

Brat
Her Irish Warrior
Highlander Unchained
Huntress
Laird of the Mist
Templar's Seduction
Warrior
When I Fall in Love

Best European Historical Romance

An Affair Before Christmas
And Then He Kissed Her
Beau Crusoe
If His Kiss Is Wicked
Leopard Prince
Mine Till Midnight
Not Quite a Lady
Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever
Serpent Prince
Simply Magic

Best American Historical or Frontier Romance

A Reason To Believe
Caine's Reckoning
One Real Cowboy
Preacher's Daughter
Texas Princess

Best Contemporary Romance

Agnes and the Hitman
Natural Born Charmer
Sugar Daddy
Tangled Up in You
Virgin River
White Lies
Your Mouth Drives Me Crazy

Best Series (Category) Book

Baby Makes Three
Beau Crusoe
Billionaire Next Door
Raintree: Inferno
Man in a Million

Best Romantic Suspense

Agnes and the Hitman
Arousing Suspicions
Creation in Death
Die for Me
Force of Nature
High Noon
Ice Blue
Ice Storm
Innocent in Death

Best SFF/F & Futuristic Romance

Bloodfever
Caressed by Ice
Creation in Death
Demon Moon
Driven
Games of Command
Innocent in Death
Lord of the Fading Lands
Silver Master

Best Paranormal & Time Travel Romance

Blood Brothers
Caressed by Ice
Lover Revealed
Lover Unbound
Rest Falls Away
Visions of Heat
Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night

Best Chick Lit/Women's Fiction

Austenland
Big Boned
Fortune Quilt
Gentle Rain
Shopaholic and Baby
Sugar Daddy
Virgin River

Best Short Story

Alpha and Omerga
Anna and the King of Dragons
Beat of Temptation
Dragon Dance
Eternity in Death
Lord John and the Haunted Soldier
Wild (Jaci Burton)

Author You Gave Up On in 2007

Christine Feehan
Eloisa James
J.R. Ward
Janet Evanovich
Johanna Lindsey
Julia Quinn
Julie Garwood
Linda Howard
Nora Roberts
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Stephanie Laurens
Suzanne Brockmann

Most Disappointing Romance

Raintree: Inferno
Lover Revealed
Lover Unbound
Natural Born Charmer
Not Quite a Lady
Unfortunate Miss Fortunes
Up Close and Dangerous

Most Annoying Lead Character

An Affair Before Christmas - heroine
Ice Storm - heroine
Lessons of Desire - heroine
Lover Revealed - hero
Lover Revealed - heroine
Marcelli Princess - hero
Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever - hero

Least Believable HEA

Claiming the Courtesan
Lover Revealed
Lover Unbound
Marcelli Princess
Natural Born Charmer

Biggest Wallbanger or "I Tried, I Really Did"

An Affair Before Christmas
Caressed by Ice
Claiming the Courtesan
Decadent
Raintree: Inferno
Lover Revealed
Lover Unbound
Marcelli Princess

Purple-est Prose

Beware a Scot's Revenge
Blood Brothers
Elijah
Gideon
Northern Devil
Secret Passion of Simon Blackwell
What a Lady Wants

 

 

 

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