Romance in Color Reviewer's Choice Nominees

THE BEST OF 2006

The Romance in Color reviewers are pleased to announce the nominees for its annual Reviewers’ Choice Awards. The winners will be announced on 15th April 2007. At that time the winner of the BOOK OF THE YEAR and BEST COVER ART will be announced.

The staff of RIC congratulate you on your nomination.


KIMANI ROMANCE OF THE YEAR

AN INNOCENT MAN – Deirdre Savoy (Aug)

NIGHT HEAT – Brenda Jackson (Sep)

SHE’S MY BABY – Adrianne Byrd (Sep)

FINALLY, YOU AND ME – Lisa Harrison Jackson (Oct)

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BEST KIMANI ARABESQUE OF THE YEAR

A TIME TO KEEP – Rochelle Alers (June)

LONG DISTANCE LOVER – Donna Hill (June)

ALWAYS A CHANCE – Angela Weaver (Nov)

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DAFINA ROMANCE OF THE YEAR

GOODBYE HEARTACHE – Doris Johnson (Feb)

DEPTHS OF DESIRE – Sophia Shaw (May)

TROUBLE – Ann Christopher (July)

BITTER SWEET – Candice Poarch (July)

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GENESIS PRESS BOOK OF THE YEAR

THROUGH THE FIRE – Seressia Glass (March)

ROCK STAR – Roslyn Holcomb (Sep)

NO ORDINARY LOVE – Angela Weaver (July)

CAUGHT UP – Deatri King-Bey (Feb)

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INSPIRATIONAL FICTION/ROMANCE OF THE YEAR

A SIN AND A SHAME – Victoria Christopher Murray – Simon & Schuster/Touchstone (May)

SHADES OF GRAY – Jacqueline Thomas – Harlequin/Steeple Hill (Jan)

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ANTHOLOGY OF THE YEAR

VEGAS BITES – L.A. Banks, Natalie Dunbar & J.M. Jeffries, & Seressia Glass – Parker Publishing (Nov)

YOU NEVER KNOW – Niobia Bryant, Melanie Shuster & Kimberley White – Harlequin Kimani/Arabesque (Jan)

BACK IN YOUR ARMS – Sandra Kitt, Deirdre Savoy & Celeste O. Norfleet – Harlequin Kimani/Arabesque (Jan)

CHOCOLATE KISSES – Renee Luke, Francis Ray & Marianne Reid (Jan)

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MAINSTREAM FICTION OF THE YEAR

THE DAMNED – L. A. Banks – St. Martin’s Press (Jan)

DIARY OF A MISTRESS – Meisha – Simon & Schuster/Touchstone (Aug)

A DEAD MAN SPEAKS – Lisa Jones Johnson – Genesis/Vibe (July)

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WOMAN’S FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR

BRASS ANKLE BLUES – Rachel Harper – Simon & Schuster/Touchstone (Feb)

BEST-KEPT SECRETS – Rochelle Alers – Harlequin Kimani/Sepia (Jan)

WHEN YOU DANCE WITH THE DEVIL – Gwynne Forster – Kensington Dafina/Fiction (Aug)

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NOVELLA OF THE YEAR

“Heat” in VEGAS BITES – L.A. Banks – Parker Publishing (Nov)

“Double Down” in VEGAS BITES – Seressia Glass – Parker Publishing (Nov)

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NEW AUTHOR OF THE YEAR

Ann Christopher

Roslyn Halcomb

Deatri King-Bey

Gwyneth Bolton

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AUTHOR OF THE YEAR

Brenda Jackson

Rochelle Alers

Ann Christopher

Seressia Glass

L.A. Banks