Inaugural Swirl Awards Finishes on a High Note!



I’m not sure if many of you remember this, but I’m one of the co-chairs for the Swirl Awards, an award launched to recognize and promote excellence in romance written for the multicultural/interracial genre. Well all summer I’ve been partially busy with making sure the awards doesn’t turn into one huge clusterf@*k.  And thankfully it didn’t. In fact last week, the awards came to an end, a successful one I might add, because we announced the category winners! 


Prime Defender by Ann Jacobs (Ellora’s Cave Publishing)


Seducing Sarah by Jinx Jamison (CrushStar Publishing)

Dreamer by Ann Mayburn (Decadent Publishing)

Best Cover 

Model Behavior by Stephanie Williams & Laverne Thompson (Phaze Books)

Best Series

The Guardian Series by LaVerne Thompson (Decadent Publishing)


Macy’s Awakening by Pepper Anthony (Beachwalk Press)


Fight for Love by Delaney Diamond (Amira Press) & Exception to the Rules by Stephanie Morris (Sugar and Spice Press)

Love Rehab by Theresa Scott (Red Rose Publishing)


Care Package by Jaxx Steele (Silver Publishing)


My Yakuza by AJ Llewellyn and John Simpson (Total-e-Bound)

I Feel You by Alex Berry (Sitting Bull Publishing)



The Promise of Canaan by Jane Kent (Whispers Publishing)


Chocolate Damsel by A.C. Mason (Lyrical Press)

Queen Isra by Sienna Mynx (The Divas Pen) 


Blue Moon by Sam Cheever (Electric Prose Publications/Sam Cheever)


The Djinn’s Dilemma by Mina Khan (Harlequin) & His Treasure by Kiru Taye (Breathless Press) 

At Ease by Olivia Brynn (Ellora’s Cave)


Donor by Ambrielle Kirk (Amira Press)


Wolf’s Glory, After the Crash, Book 2 by Maddy Barone (Liquid Silver)

Night Reigns by A.C. Mason (Pink Petal Books)

Romantic Suspense

On the Hunt by Sue Fineman (Sue Fineman Books)


Indian Summer by Emily Cale (Passion In Print Press)

Something Blue by Ursula Sinclair (Decadent Publishing)

Sci-Fi, Fantasy

Dark Sins & Desert Sands by Stephanie Draven(Harlequin)


Blessed by Ann Mayburn ( Liquid Silver Publishing)

Jada and the Sea Prince by Dana LittleJohn (Secret Craving Publishing)

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