Sunday, December 1, 2019

2019 Swoony Awards... Let the Voting Begin Y'all!

'Ello our fellow Book Dragons! Guess what time it is?! It's VOTING TIME for the Swoony Awards! Are you excited?! Are you ready to vote?! I know we are!

But before you start voting.... let's review!

Are you new and wondering what the Swoony Awards are? Check out our updated 2019 Swoony Award post here!

Are you wondering who the Swoony Awards Hosts are? Check out our Introduction post here!

Are you wondering which books are eligible this year? Check out our REFERENCE list here! Or you can check out the running list on our blog here!

If you've read any eligible books that you don't see on our list, please feel free to let me know and I'll get them added.

Where can you go to vote?    

I'm so glad you asked! ALL the voting will be done through our Google form this year. We will NOT be counting any of the "votes" on our Goodreads reference list. Voting will be open from December 1-31, 2019. Click the link below to start voting!

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

Instagram: SwoonyAwards
Pinterest: The Swoony Awards

We want to say THANK YOU to everyone who has participated so far! The Swoony Awards would not be possible without you guys! You guys ROCK! 

If you have friends that you think would enjoy being apart of the Swoony Awards, please invite them to join us! Help us get the word out about clean, secular fiction!

Happy reading our fellow Book Dragons! 
Saturday, November 30, 2019

2019 Eligible Books

Below is a list of eligible books sorted by genre. We will be updating it throughout the year as new books are published. If you have read a book that is eligible but is not listed below, please feel free to contact us and we'll get it added. 

Art of Loving, The by D.M. Drake
Because You Loved Me by Delaney Cameron
Benched Billionaire, The by Jennifer Griffith
Billionaire's Best Friend, The by Laura Ann
Billionaire Patriot, The by Sarah Gay
Bookish Billionaire, The by Jennifer Griffith
Crushing on the Billionaire by Jennifer Griffith
Her App, a Match, and the Billionaire by Maria Hoagland
Her Beast of a Billionaire Boss by Lucy McConnell
Her Billionaire Army Doc by Dobi Daniels
Her Billionaire Bellboy by Sophia Summers
Her Billionaire Boss by Laura Ann
Her Billionaire Chef by Laura Ann
Her Billionaire Cowboy Doc by Dobi Daniels
Her Billionaire Gardener by Laura Ann
Her Billionaire Internist by Dobi Daniels
Her Billionaire Spy by Jewel Allen
Her Billionaire Surgeon by Dobi Daniels
Her Fake Billionaire Boyfriend by Laura Ann
Her Perfect Mistake by Julia Keanini
Her Protector Billionaire Groom by Taylor Hart
Her Rebellious Billionaire by Shantal Sessions
Her Secret Billionaire Roommate by Bree Livingston
His Royal Regret by Brittney Mulliner
Is This Shoulder Taken? by D.M. Drake
Keeper of Her Heart by Delaney Cameron
Rescuing the Prince by Lucinda Whitney
Royally Abandoned by Sarah Fischer and Kelsey McKnight
Saved by the Movie Star by Michelle Pennington
Saved by the Prince by Michelle Pennington
Scripted Unscripted by Kristina Miranda
Tripp's Trivial Tie by Liz Isaacson
Written in the Stars by Rachael Eliker

Christmas Romance 

Billionaire's Blue Christmas, The by Jennifer Griffith
Billionaire's Christmas Hideaway, The by Kimberley Montpetit
Christmas Cookie House, The by Jennifer Griffith
Christmas House, The by Elizabeth Bromke
Hawaiian Holiday by Michele Paige Holmes
Her Guy Next Door Fake Fiance by Rachelle J. Christensen
Holiday Hunting Lodge, The by Jennifer Griffith
Honeymoon for One by Jennifer Peel
My Christmas Break Mistake by Anne-Marie Meyer
Sleigh Bells Chalet, The by Jennifer Griffith
'Twas the Kiss Before Christmas by Susan Hatler

Contemporary Romance

A Heart's Design by Natalee Cooper
A is for Author by Brenna Jacobs
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
Catch a Falling Star by Cindy Roland Anderson
Catching Waves by Kimberly Krey
Dancing with the Doc by Jennifer Youngblood
Double Date Disaster, The by Susan Hatler
Embracing Her Ever After by Brenna Jacobs
Emma the Matchmaker by Rachel John
Flight Bound by Monique McDonell
Forever in a Kiss by Susan Hatler
Heart Thief by Taylor Dean
Her Boss by Anne-Marie Meyer
In the Pursuit of Eden by Stephanie Fowers
Kiss & Makeup by Lisa Swinton
Let's Begin Again by Heather B. Moore
Love and Karma by Shannon Guymon
Love and Second Chances by Shannon Guymon
Love in Bloom by Lisa Swinton
Love Like Air by D.E. Malone
Love Like Forever by D.E. Malone
Love on Location by Cassidy Carter
My Not So Wicked Boss by Jennifer Peel
My Not So Wicked Ex-Fiance by Jennifer Peel
My Not So Wicked Stepbrother by Jennifer Peel
New York in Love by J.B. Pettry
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
Romancing His Rival by Jennifer Shirk
Songs That Brought Me Back, The by Mylissa Demeyere
Sugar & Spice by Lisa Swinton
Sweetest Match, The by Abby Tyler
Sweetest Things, The by Bria Quinlan
Sweet Whispers by Jeanette Lewis
Taming the Mountain Man by Jeanette Lewis
Tessa's Gift by Cerella Sechrist
Waves, The by Amy Matayo

Contemporary Young Adult Romance

Chemistry of a Kiss by Kimberly Krey
Crushing on My Brothers' Best Friend by Julia Keanini
Don't Bet on Love by Victorine Lieski
Don't Kiss Your Enemy by Victorine Lieski
Flirting with the Bad Boy by Michelle Pennington
Forever Yours by Judy Corry
Girl at Heart by Kelly Oram
Kissing the Boy Next Door by Judy Corry
Misunderstanding the Billionaire's Heir by Anne-Marie Meyer
One of the Girls by Robin Daniels
Revenge Kiss, The by Julia Keanini
When We Began by Judy Corry

Contemporary Western Romance

A Monumental Love by Susan Aylworth
Bride's Cowboy, The by Sophia Summers
Romancing the Conflicted Cowboy by Crystal Walton
Winning the Cowboy's Heart by Karen Rock

Dystopian Romance

Forced Exodus by Christine Kersey
No Safe Place by Christine Kersey
Pandemic: The Beginning by Christine Kersey

Fairy Tale Retelling Romance

Billionaire for Ms. Snow, A by Laura Ann
Finding Jack by Melanie Jacobson
Golden Gown by Sarah E. Boucher
Goldilock's Misunderstood Billionaire by Laura Ann
Identity by Camille Peters
Of Beast and Beauty by Chanda Hahn
Pathways by Camille Peters
Rose Gate, The by Hanna Sandvig 
Spelled by Camille Peters

High Fantasy Romance

Lilac Plague, The by Kristin J. Dawson
Slayers: Into the Firestorm by C.J. Hill
To Kill a Curse by Jennifer Jenkins

Historical Romance

A Song for the Stars by Ilima Todd
Among Sand and Sunrise by Stacy Henrie
Beneath an Italian Sky by Stacy Henrie
Charlotte's Promise by Jennifer Moore
Frigid by Joanna Reeder 
Lord Falconer's Daughter by Anna Rivers
Stage Driver's Daughter, The by Krystal M. Anderson
Star-Crossed Seamstress, The by Suzanne G. Rogers
Suffering the Scot by Nichole Van

Historical Western Romance

A Chance to Change by Morgan Dawson
Gold by Krystal M. Anderson
Harriet's Hope by Morgan Dawson
Healing Hearts by Sarah M. Eden
Rachel's Valley by Alice Patron
Their Wyoming Courtship by Stacy Henrie

Medieval/Highlander Romance

Heart of Red, Blood of Blue by Rebecca Belliston
From Ash and Stone by Julie Daines

Military/Police/Firefighter Romance

Ranger's Chance, The by Bree Livingston
Second Look by Julie Coulter Bellon
Sunset Dreams by Amy Craig

Novella Romance

Flight Bound by Monique McDonell
Ice Crown by Kay L. Moody 
On the Shores of Tregalwen by Deborah Hathaway
Sweet Whispers by Jeanette Lewis

Paranormal Romance

Blue Farmhouse Flowers by Teri Harman
Lost Souls ParaAgency and the Illusion of the Vampire by K.M. Waller
Of Water and Moonlight by Valia Lind 
Street Smart by Teyla Branton

Regency (1811-1820) Romance

A Guarded Heart by Heidi Kimball
A Provision for Love by Heather Chapman
A Tip of the Cap by Rebecca Connolly
Abigail by Jess Heileman
An Unwelcome Suitor by Ashtyn Newbold
Beauty's Rose by Rebecca J. Greenwood
Behind the Light of Golowduyn by Deborah Hathaway
By Hook or By Rook by Rebecca Connolly
Captain's Lady, The by Sara Cardon
Charmed by His Lordship by Jen Geigle Johnson
Courting the Vicar's Daughter by Sally Britton
Daisies and Devotion by Josi S. Kilpack
Discovering Grace by Sally Britton
Eleanor by Martha Keyes
Escape to Everly Manor by Chalon Linton
Finding Anne de Bourgh by Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen
Heart of a Vicar, The by Sarah M. Eden
His Unexpected Heiress by Sally Britton
Honor and Redemption by M.A. Nichols
Love in Disguise by Anneka R. Walker
Marquess Meets His Match, The by Julie Coulter Bellon
Marriage Bargain, The by Heidi Kimball
Miss Adeline's Match by Joanna Barker
Miss Marleigh's Pirate Lord by Mindy Burbidge Strunk
My Fair Spinster by Rebecca Connolly
Never Marry a Marquess by Regina Scott
On the Shores of Tregalwen by Deborah Hathaway
Rescuing Lord Inglewood by Sally Britton
Romancing Lord Ramsbury by Ashtyn Newbold
Shameless Flirt, The by M.A. Nichols
Spinster and Spice by Rebecca Connolly
To Love a Lord by Michelle Pennington
Unmasking Lady Caroline by Mindy Burbidge Strunk
Wager for a Wife by Karen Tuft
Work of Art, The by Mimi Matthews
Vexatious Widow, The by Michelle Pennington
Viscount and the Vicar's Daughter, The by Mimi Matthews
Wyndcross by Martha Keyes
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.


-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



























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.