Thursday, November 26, 2020

Swoony Award Winners Through the Years


Best Novel of the Year

As You Are by Sarah M. Eden

My Fairly Dangerous Godmother by Janette Rallison

The Painters Daughter by Julie Klassen

The Sidelined Wife by Jennifer Peel

My Not So Wicked Stepbrother by Jennifer Peel

When Fireflies Sing by Christine Houston

Forget Me Not by Sarah M. Eden

A Proper Scoundrel by Esther Hatch

The Buy-In by Emma St. Clair


Best Contemporary Romance

When I Fall in Love by Susan May Warren

Professional Boundaries by Jennifer Peel

Her One and Only by Becky Wade

The Sidelined Wife by Jennifer Peel

My Not So Wicked Stepbrother by Jennifer Peel

When Fireflies Sing by Christine Houston

How to Not Fall for the Guy Next Door by Meg Easton


Best YA Contemporary Romance

Just One Wish by Janette Rallison

The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West

PS I Like You by Kasie West

Love, Life and the List by Kasie West

Meet Me There by Judy Corry

Kissing the Boy Next Door by Judy Corry

By Your Side by Kasie West

The Big Easy & Other Lies by Melanie Jacobson


Best New Adult Contemporary Romance

Dreaming of Ivy by Shannon Guymon

Royal Date by Sariah Wilson

Double Play by Ranee Clark

#Starstruck by Sariah Wilson

The Swiss Mishap by Amey Zeigler

Best Romantic Comedy Romance

A Man Worth Shaving For by Michelle Pennington


Best Contemporary Western Romance

Once Hitched, Twice Shy by Kimberly Krey

The Bride’s Cowboy by Sophia Summers

Steal My Heart by Heather Moore


Best Paranormal Romance

Spirit of the Knight by Debbie Peterson

Undeniably Chosen by Shelly Crane

Lady of Breken Manor by Heather Moore


Best YA Paranormal Romance

Discern by Andrea Pearson

Blue Farmhouse Flowers by Teri Harman


Best Historical Romance

Hope Springs by Sarah Eden

Loving Lieutenant Lancaster by Sarah Eden

A Song for the Stars by Ilima Todd

A Note Yet Unsung by Tamera Alexander

Forget Me Not by Sarah M. Eden


Best Regency Romance

As You Are by Sarah Eden

A Heart Revealed by Josi Kilpack

My Sister’s Intended by Rachel Anderson

Miss Adeline’s Match by Joanna Barker

Romancing Daphne by Sarah Eden


Best Victorian Romance

The Lady and the Highwayman by Sarah Eden

A Proper Charade by Esther Hatch


Best Western Romance

Tried and True by Mary Connealy

The Romance of Evangeline Ipswich by Marcia McClure

The Sheriffs of Savage Wells by Sarah Eden

A Perfect Bride by Ginny Sterling

Healing Hearts by Sarah Eden

Worth the Wait by Karen Witemeyer


Best Medieval Romance

Lady at Arms by Tamara Leigh

The Lady and the Minstrel by Joyce DiPastena

Baron of Emberly by Tamara Leigh

Highland Secrets Revealed by Bridget Freya

From Ash and Stone by Julie Daines


Best High Fantasy Romance

Missing Lily by Annette Larson

Rumpelstiltskin by KM Shea

Painting Rain by Annette Larson

Mistress Grimm by Jane Redd

Champion of the Crown by Melissa McShane

Flicker by Rebecca Rode

More Than Just Luck by Jaclyn Weist

To Kill a Curse by Jennifer Jenkins

Keeping Kinsley Annette Lyon

The Secret Princess by Melanie Cellier


Best Fairytale Retelling Romance

The Twelve Dancing Princesses by KM Shea

Shattered Snow by Rachel Huffmire


Best Military Romance or American Hero Romance

The Protective Warrior by Cami Checketts

Second Look by Julie Coulter Bellon

Saving Grace by Jennifer Youngblood and Amelia Adams

Treasured in Turtle Bay by Jess Mastorakos

The Contract by Jess Mastorakos

Discovering Rafe by Sara Blackard

Best Royal Romance

Dating the Prince by Addison Quinn

Royally Abandoned by Sarah Fischer


Best Sport Romance

Match Me If You Can by Lindzee Armstrong

#Awestruck by Sariah Wilson

Delay of Game by Lucy McConnell

Don't Chase a Player by Cami Checketts


Best Steampunk Romance

Kiss of the Spindle by Nancy Allen

The Lady in the Coppergate Tower by Nancy Allen


Best Time Travel Romance

Against the Magic by Donna Weaver

Dating the Duke by Jen Geigle Johnson


Best Mystery/Suspense Romance

Silenced by Dani Pettrey

Web of Deceit by Susan Sleeman

Always Watching by Lynette Eason

If I Could Stay by Annette Larson

Pass Protection by Christine Kersey

Sanctuary by Traci Hunter Abramson

Rescue Me by Susan May Warren


Best Science Fiction Romance

Cress by Marissa Meyer

Royal Ball by Sheralyn Pratt


Best Dystopian

The Heir by Kiera Cass

Escape to Eden by Rachel McClellan

No Safe Place by Christine Kersey


Best Urban Fantasy Romance

Hunted by Katie Lee O’Guinn

Lightning Struck by Nichole Van

The Dragon Lords by CJ Hill

Shadow Prophet by Andrea Pearson

Brass Carriages and Glass Hearts by Nancy Allen 

Best Celebrity Romance

Do Depend on Your Keeper by Cami Checketts


Best Christmas Romance

A Cliché Christmas by Nicole Deese

Cookie Girl Christmas by Christene Houston

Keep Me At Christmas by Lucinda Whitney

Honeymoon for One by Jennifer Peel

Wrong Brother, Right Match by Jennifer Shirk

Snowed in for Christmas by Kimberly Krey


Best Anthology

The Fortune Café

A Night in Grosvenor Square

All Hearts Come Home for Christmas

Valentine’s Day Collection

A Christmas Promise


Best Billionaire Romance

Her Big Fat Foxy Billionaire Best Friend by Victorine Lieske

Stepping in for the Billionaire Groom by Kimberly Krey



Best Novella

A Cowboy Unmatched by Karen Witemeyer

My Pride, His Prejudice by Jenni James

One Enchanted Christmas by Melissa Tagg

Stone Cold Sparks by Cami Checketts

On the Shores of Tregalwen by Deborah Hathaway


Best Short Story

The Nativity Bride by Miralee Ferrell

Rookie of the Year

Once and Future Wife by Clarissa Kae


Kathy’s Choice

Lady at Arms by Tamara Leigh

Royal Date by Sariah Wilson

The Fall of Lord Drayson by Rachael Anderson

The Gentleman’s Deception by Karen Tuft

Suffering the Scot by Nichole Van

The Pursuit of Lady Harriett by Rachael Anderson

Forest of Firelight by Shari L Tapscott


Katie’s Choice

Under a Georgia Moon by Cindy Roland Anderson

The Kiss that Launched 1000 GIFs by Sheralyn Pratt

Just a Kiss in the Moonlight by Cindy Roland Anderson

A Cowboy to Keep by Karen Rock

Illegally Wedded by Jennifer Griffith

Rules Are Made to be Broken by Mylissa Demeyere

Roommaid by Sariah Wilson


Heidi’s Choice

As You Are by Sarah Eden

Free Fallin’ by Shannon Guymon

My Fair Gentleman by Nancy Allen

Accidentally in Love by Shannon Guymon

My Sister's Intended by Rachael Anderson

Miss Adeline's Match by Joanna Barker

A Proper Charade by Esther Hatch 

Kathy Jo’s Choice

Dreaming of Ivy by Shannon Guymon

Jessie Belle by Jennifer Peel

A Season of Love by Nicole Deese

The Secretive Wife by Jennifer Peel

Heart Thief by Taylor Dean

Statistically Improbable by Jennifer Peel

The Match by Sarah Adams




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