Tuesday, January 1, 2019

2018 Swoony Award Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Swoony Awards! The Swoony Awards were created to recognize excellence in clean fiction. We wanted a reference for all those out there looking for a swoony romance without the steam. We also wanted to recognize and show our appreciation to all these great authors who write the kinds of books we love. We couldn't be more pleased with all the participation and great book nominations we received. We have found a lot of great books this year and even found some new authors to try!

So, without further ado, here are the winners...

Best Novel of the Year
The Sidelined Wife by Jennifer Peel

Best Anthology
A Night in Grosvenor Square by Sarah M. Eden, Annette Lyon, Heather B. Moore

Best Billionaire Romance

Best Christmas Romance
Keep Me At Christmas by Lucinda Whitney

Best Contemporary Romance
The Sidelined Wife by Jennifer Peel

Best Fairy Tale Retelling Romance

Best Fantasy Romance 
Mistress Grim by Jane Redd

Best High Fantasy Romance 
Champion of the Crown by Melissa McShane

Best Historical Romance 

Best Historical Western Romance 
A Perfect Bride by Ginny Sterling

Best Medieval Romance 
Highland Secrets Revealed by Bridget Freya

Best Military Romance
The Protective Warrior by Cami Checketts

Best Mystery/Suspense Romance
If I Could Stay by Annette Larsen and Pass Protection by Christine Kersey

Best New Adult Romance 
#Starstruck by Sariah Wilson 

Best Novella 
Stone Cold Sparks by Cami Checketts

Best Paranormal Romance 
Lady of Breken Manor by Heather Moore

Best Regency/Victorian Romance 
My Sister's Intended by Rachael Anderson

Best Royal Romance
Dating the Prince by Addison Quinn

Best Science Fiction Romance 
Royal Ball by Sheralyn Pratt 

Best Sports Romance
Match Me if You Can by Lindzee Armstrong

Best Steampunk Romance
Kiss of the Spindle by Nancy Campbell Allen

Best Time Travel Romance
Against the Magic by Donna Weaver

Best Urban Fantasy Romance
Lightning Struck by Nichole Van

Best Western/Cowboy Romance 
Once Hitched, Twice Shy by Kimberly Krey

Best YA Contemporary Romance 
Love, Life and the List by Kasie West and Meet Me There by Judy Corry 

Best YA Fantasy Romance 
Flicker by Rebecca Rode

Best YA High Fantasy Romance 
More Than Just Luck by Jaclyn Weist

Best YA Urban Fantasy Romance 
The Dragon Lords by CJ Hill

Kathy's Choice 

Katie's Choice 
Illegally Wedded by Jennifer Griffith

Kathy Jo's Choice 
The Secretive Wife by Jennifer Peel


  1. Looks like I have some books to add to my to be read list!!

  2. How do we make our books known or eligible to you?

    1. You can submit through the "Contact Us" form on the blog, let us know which book you'd like to be considered in the comments, or you can have a fan/reader add the book to our Goodreads list (coming soon...)--whichever is easiest! Thanks!