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Books nominated for the “Goldie” awards

Golden Crown Literary Society is an association and annual conference for lesbian writers and readers. They also sponsor literary awards known as the “Goldies” for the best of lesbian publishing in a given year.

The conference came to Portland, Oregon this year. (I am blogging this from the first night ice cream social of said conference.)

Below is a list of “Goldie” finalists. I will add links to excerpts from the novels and update with notable encounters, observations, quotes etc from the conference.

Ann Bannon Popular Choice

TITLE AUTHOR PUBLISHER
 All That Lies Within  Lynn Ames  Phoenix Rising Press
 Broken Trails  D Jordan Redhawk  Bella Books
 Does She Love You?  Rachel Spangler  Bold Strokes Books
 Etched in Shadows  KG MacGregor  Bella Books
 Every Second Counts  D. Jackson Leigh  Bold Strokes Books
 Give Me A Reason  Lyn Gardner  Self Published
 High Desert  Katherine V. Forrest  Spinsters Ink
 Letters Never Sent  Sandra Moran  Bedazzled Ink
 The Tropic of Hunter  Cheyne Curry  Blue Feather Books

Anthology/Collection (Fiction)

TITLE AUTHOR PUBLISHER
Amor and More: Love Ever After Radclyffeand Stacia Seaman (eds) Bold Strokes Books
Best Lesbian Romance Radclyffe (ed) Cleis Press
Beyond the Trail Jae Ylva Publishing
Dykin’ 2: Short Stories Neledi Tafari Lion-Hearted Press
Odyssey of the Butterfly Fran Heckrotte Novel Ideas Publishing, LLC
Survival Skills Jean Ryan Ashland Creek Press
Three Ann McMan Bedazzled Ink
When the Clock Strikes Thirteen Lois Cloreac Hart, L.T. Smith,
Emma Weimann, Erzabet Bishop,
Joan Arling, Diana Marina, R.G. Emanuelle
Ylva Publishing

 

Debut Author

TITLE AUTHOR  PUBLISHER
A Venomous Cocktail Jody Valley Bella Books
Angel’s Touch Siri Caldwell Bella Books
Exception to the Rule Cindy Rizzo Self-published
Hell’s Belle Marie Castle Bella Books
In Between Jane Hoppen Bold Strokes Books
Laughing Down the Moon Eva Indigo Bella Books
Laughter in the Wind SL Harris Bella Books
Like Jazz Heather Blackmore Bold Strokes Books
Saving Morgan MB Panichi Bella Books

Dramatic/General Fiction

TITLE AUTHOR PUBLISHER
In This Small Spot Caren J. Werlinger Corgyn Publishing
Leap Z Egloff Bywater Books
Letters Never Sent Sandra Moran Bedazzled Ink
Picking Up The Pieces Brenda Adcock Regal Crest Enterprises
Remember Me Syd Parker Syd Parker Books
Step Into The Wind Bev Prescott Blue Feather Books
The Reunion Susan X Meagher Brisk Press
Waiting for Harper Lee Lea Daley Bella Books

Erotica

TITLE AUTHOR PUBLISHER
At Her Feet Rebekah Weatherspoon Bold Strokes Books
Coming Together: Girl on Girl Leigh Ellwood (ed) Coming Together
Gospel Nat Burns Regal Crest Enterprises
Hot Line Alison Grey Ylva Publishing
Nocturnes JD Glass Affinity Ebook Press NZ Ltd
Provenance Debra Hyde Coliloquy, LLC
Switching Gears Rhavensfyre Sapphire Books Publishing
Wild Girls, Wild Nights:
True Lesbian Sex Stories
Sacchi Green Cleis Press

Historical Fiction

TITLE  AUTHOR  PUBLISHER
A Delicate Refusal T.T. Thomas Bon View Publishing
Fervent Charity Paulette Callen Ylva Publishing
Murder and the Hurdy Gurdy Girl Kate McLachlan Regal Crest Enterprises
Passion for Vengeance Patty G. Henderson Blanca Rosa Publishing
Reflected Passion Erica Lawson Blue Feather Books
She’s Gone Santa Fe Maida Tilchen Savvy Press
Silver Wings H.P. Munro H.P. Munro
The Legend of Pope Joan, Part 2. Athens Rachel Dax Self-Published

Mystery/Thriller

TITLE AUTHOR PUBLISHER
A Venomous Cocktail Jody Valley Bella Books
Battle Axe Carsen Taite Bold Strokes Books
Jump the Gun:
Book 4 in The Gun Series
Lori L. Lake Regal Crest Enterprises
Point of Betrayal Ann Roberts Bella Books
The Killer Wore Leather Laura Antoniou Cleis Press
Turning the Tide Jenna Rae Bella Books
Weeping Walls Gerri Hill Bella Books
Yellow Vengeance Liz Bugg Insomniac Press

Paranormal/Horror

TITLE AUTHOR PUBLISHER
 Back to Blue  Dillon Watson  Bella Books
 Hell’s Belle  Marie Castle  Bella Books
 The Awakening: Book One in the
Sisters of Spirits Trilogy
 Yvonne Heidt  Bold Strokes Books
 The Horde  Linda Kay Silva  Sapphire Books Publishing
 The Lone Hunt  L.L. Rand  Bold Strokes Books
 The Rarest Rose  I. Beacham  Bold Strokes Books
 True Nature  Jae  Ylva Publishing
 Under the Midnight Cloak  S.Y. Thompson  Regal Crest Enterprises

Poetry

TITLE AUTHOR PUBLISHER
 Chopper! Chopper!  Veronica Reyes  Red Hen Press
 fur(l) parachute  Shannon Maguire  BookThug
 Light Light  Julie Joosten  BookThug
 Midnight Musings  Shawn Blackhawk  Regal Crest Enterprises
 Roses Read  Various, edited by Beth Mitchum  UltraVioletLove Publishing
 The Finely Human Experience  Monique Finley  UltraVioletLove Publishing
 The Immaculate Chaos of Being  Kathleen Wheeler  KatWheelerBooks
 Sisterhood  Julie R. Enszer  Sibling Rivalry Press

Romantic Suspense/Intrigue/Adventure

TITLE AUTHOR PUBLISHER
Code of Honor Radclyffe Bold Strokes Books
Desolation Point Cari Hunter Bold Strokes Books
Exit Wounds VK Powell Bold Strokes Books
First Down JJ Greene Bella Books
Mountain Rescue: The Ascent Sky Croft Regal Crest Enterprises
Rush Carsen Taite Bold Strokes Books
The Gemini Deception Kim Baldwin & Xenia Alexiou Bold Strokes Books
Web of Obsessions Diane Wood Bella Books

Science Fiction/Fantasy

TITLE AUTHOR  PUBLISHER 
Deep Deception Cathy Pegau Carina Press (Harlequin Enterprises)
Fractured Futures S.Y. Thompson Regal Crest Enterprises
In the Midst of Tribulation Mary Griggs Bella Books
Magical Echo Linda Kay Silva Sapphire Books Publishing
Saving Morgan MB Panichi Bella Books
Shell Game Benny Lawrence Bedazzled Ink
The Edge of Rebellion Andi Marquette Bedazzled Ink
To Sleep Paula Offutt Regal Crest Enterprises

Traditional Contemporary Romance

TITLE AUTHOR  PUBLISHER 
Broken Trails D Jordan Redhawk Bella Books
Cut to the Chase Lisa Girolami Bold Strokes Books
Etched in Shadows KG MacGregor Bella Books
Every Second Counts D. Jackson Leigh Bold Strokes Books
Homestead Radclyffe Bold Strokes Books
I Remember Julie Cannon Bold Strokes Books
One Fine Day Erica Abbott Bella Books
Sea Glass Inn Karis Walsh Bold Strokes Books

Young Adult

TITLE AUTHOR PUBLISHER 
 Laughter in the Wind  SL Harris  Bella Books
 Orphan Maker  D Jordan Redhawk  Bella Books
 Secret City  Julia Watts  Bella Books
 Secret Lies  Amy Dunne  Bold Strokes Books
 Stealing Second: Sam’s Story
(Book Four in the Clarksonville Series)
 Barbara L. Clanton  Regal Crest Enterprises
 Swans & Klons  Nora Olsen  Bold Strokes Books
 The Road To Her  KE Payne  Bold Strokes Books
 The Second Mango  Shira Glassman  Prizm Books
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