Saturday, January 2, 2021

2020 Swoony Award Winners!

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Swoony Awards! 

2020 was an interesting year, but for the Swoonys, it was probably our best year yet! We had over 460 book nominations and 3,200 voters! We were blown away by all the support and participation this year!

While keeping track of all the books this year, we started noticing a lot more new authors that have NEVER been nominated for a Swoony Award. To say that we were excited to see this would be an understatement! But this got us thinking. Why don't we add a NEW category just for them?! After going back and forth on what to call it, we finally decided on Rookie of the Year! Since there were SO many new authors, we decided we would go with the author who had the highest votes. Eeeeeek! We hope you love this new category as much as we do!

Best Novel of the Year
Best Historical Romance 
Forget Me Not by Sarah M. Eden

Best Contemporary Romance of the Year

Best Young Adult Contemporary Romance
The Big Easy & Other Lies by Melanie Jacobson

Best Western Contemporary Romance
Steal My Heart by Heather Moore

Best Billionaire Romance

Best Celebrity Romance
Do Depend on Your Keeper by Cami Checketts

Best Christmas Romance
Snowed-in for Christmas by Kimberly Krey

Best High Fantasy Romance
The Secret Princess by Melanie Cellier

Best Urban Fantasy Romance
Brass Carriages and Glass Hearts by Nancy Campbell Allen

Best Regency/Victorian Romance
A Proper Charade by Esther Hatch

Best American Hero Romance
Saving Grace by Jennifer Youngblood & Amelia Adams

Best Romantic Comedy Romance
A Man Worth Shaving For by Michelle Pennington

Best Sports Romance
Don't Chase a Player by Cami Checketts

Best Anthology
by Joanna Barker, Annette Lyon and Jennifer Moore

Rookie of the Year
Once and Future Wife by Clarissa Kae

Katie's Choice 
Room-maid by Sariah Wilson

Kathy Jo's Choice
The Match by Sarah Adams

Kathy's Choice 
Forest of Firelight by Shari L. Tapscott

Heidi's Choice
A Proper Charade by Esther Hatch

THANK YOU again for participating and to all the AMAZING authors who write the books that we love to escape in to!


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