Sunday, January 27, 2019

Announcing the 2019 Swoony Awards!


After going over all the responses from the questionnaire and having several discussions amongst the three of us, we have finalized all the changes that will take effect this year!

So... without further adieu... we proudly present the...

 2019 Swoony Awards! 

What are The Swoony Awards? 

The Swoony Awards are a Reader’s Choice Award recognizing excellence in clean, secular, wholesome romance. We wanted a way to show our appreciation to these amazing authors who write the kind of books that we love. It’s also a great way to find new books, new authors and it's a good go-to when you're looking for something fun to read.

What are the published dates for eligible books? 

Eligible books will need to be released from January to December of each year. Since we didn't want to leave out books that were published in December 2018, the date range for the 2019 Swoony Awards will be December 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019.

Will there be a list showing eligible books?

Yes! We will have a reference list on Goodreads showing eligible books. This will be a REFERENCE LIST ONLY. It will NOT be the way to VOTE. The numbers listed on Goodreads will NOT be counted as votes. Click here to head on over to the reference list. We will also try to keep a running post on our blog showing the eligible books in each category for those voters who are not on Goodreads.

When and how do you vote? 

Voting will be taking place during the entire month of December by using a Google Form. We will share the voting form on December 1, 2019. You will be able to vote for up to 3 books per category. There will be a total of 24 categories. When voting, please make sure to include the title of the book as well as the author. If the author is left off, then the vote will be removed. Winners will be announced on or before January 31, 2020.

What are the categories for the 2019 Swoony Awards? 

Best Book of the Year
Best Anthology
Best Contemporary Romance
Best Young Adult
Best New Adult
Best Western Contemporary
Best Billionaire/Celebrity/Royal
Best Christmas
Best Military/Police/Firefighter
Best Suspense/Mystery
Best Sports
Best High Fantasy Romance
Best Fairy Tale Retelling
Best Urban Fantasy Romance
Best Paranormal
Best Time Travel
Best Steampunk Romance
Best Dystopian Romance
Best Historical Romance
Best Historical Western
Best Medieval/Highlander
Best Regency (1811-1820)
Best Victorian (1837-1901)
Best Novella

Is there a full list of the eligibility requirements? 

Yes! See below for the full list. As in previous years, if the book does not meet the qualifications then it will be removed from the list.

Eligibility:

-ONLY books PUBLISHED December 1, 2018 – December 31, 2019 are eligible.
-Books must be published OR have arc reviews before being nominated. Since the award is based on readers having actually read and enjoyed the book(s) they are voting for, the book has to have been published or arcs read in order to receive nominations.
-Intimacy: No sex, no/low closed door/fade-to-black, no/low innuendo, nothing crude or crass. G-PG13.
-Language: None/mild (No F words or other explicit language), nothing overly crude.
-Violence: Mild/low.
-Page Count: 100 pages or higher, anthologies are okay. No short stories. No collections.
-Age: Only Young Adult, New Adult and Adult. NO children’s or middle grade.
-Religious: NO Christian fiction, some *very mild* religious elements may be allowed.

And just in case you're wondering, here's all the ways to stay updated on all things Swoony!

Instagram: SwoonyAwards
Twitter: @theswoonyawards
Pinterest: The Swoony Awards

We are SO excited for this year's Swoony Awards and we hope you are too! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us! 

Happy reading our fellow Book Dragons! 
Sunday, January 20, 2019

Swoony Authors

Below is list of all the authors who have been nominated for a Swoony Award over the years.

*Authors who have won a Swoony Award

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While all books on the Swoony Award lists have been screened for content, we haven't reviewed all of these authors works. So be sure and research any authors or books before reading. 

2019 Eligible Books

Coming soon, a list of eligible books sorted by genre. Will be updated throughout the year as new books are published. 



Contemporary New Adult
A New Year's Kiss by Delaney Cameron

Contemporary Romance   
A Me and You Thing by Taylor Dean 
A Perfect Picture of Us by Rachelle Paige Campbell
All About That Kiss by Susan Hatler
All for You by Heather B. Moore
Always You by Lucinda Whitney 
#Awestruck by Sariah Wilson
B is for Barista by Brenna Jacobs
Bride's Secret, The by Sophia Summers 
Catching Waves by Kimberly Krey
Delicate Balance by Brooke St. James
Flight Bound by Monique McDonell  
Forever in a Kiss by Susan Hatler
Her Boss by Anne-Marie Meyer
In the Pursuit of Eden by Stephanie Fowers 
Let's Begin Again by Heather B. Moore 
Love and Karma by Shannon Guymon
Love Like Air by D.E. Malone
Love on Location by Cassidy Carter 
My Not So Wicked Ex-Fiance by Jennifer Peel
My Not So Wicked Stepbrother by Jennifer Peel 
Out of Nowhere by Brooke St. James

Reality Show Romance by Shannon Kent
Return to Maplewood by Elizabeth Bromke
Risking It All by Cami Checketts
Songs That Brought Me Back, The by Mylissa Demeyere
Sweetest Match, The by Abby Tyler
Taming the Mountain Man by Jeanette Lewis  
Tessa's Gift by Cerella Sechrist
Waves, The by Amy Matayo  
27 Ways to Find a Boyfriend by Shari L. Tapscott


Dystopian Romance
 
Medieval/Highlander
Heart of Red, Blood of Blue by Rebecca Belliston

Military/Police/Firefighter
Ranger's Chance, The by Bree Livingston 
Santuary by Traci Hunter Abramson
Second Look by Julie Coulter Bellon 


Paranormal
Lost Souls ParaAgency and the Illusion of the Vampire by K.M. Waller

Regency (1811-1820)
A Guarded Heart by Heidi Kimball
Abigail by Jess Heileman
Beauty's Rose by Rebecca J. Greenwood
Behind the Light of Golowduyn by Deborah Hathaway  
Daisies and Devotion by Josi S. Kilpack
Escape to Everly Manor by Chalon Linton
Finding Anne de Bourgh by Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen
Love in Disguise by Anneka R. Walker
Miss Adeline's Match by Joanna Barker  
On the Shores of Tregalwen by Deborah Hathaway
Rescuing Lord Inglewood by Sally Britton 
Romancing Lord Ramsbury by Ashtyn Newbold
To Love a Lord by Michelle Pennington
Wager for a Wife by Karen Tuft
Vexatious Widow, The by Michelle Pennington
 
Sports
Charming the Shortstop by Heather B. Moore 
Falling for Centerfield by Sophia Summers
Flirting with First by Sophia Summers
Friend Zone, The by Sariah Wilson
Hitching the Pitcher by Rebecca Connolly 

Snatching the Catcher by Rebecca Connolly
  
Time Travel
 
Urban Fantasy Romance
Knights of Obsidian by Shannon Lynn Cook
Starbreaker by Sheralyn Pratt 


Victorian (1837-1901)
A Proper Scandal by Esther Hatch