And the Nominees Are…

We have calculated the votes and assembled the slate of nominees, so here we go: voting will now commence for the first annual BWAHA Awards – Bitchery Writing Award for Hellagood Authors.

We had so many votes for Paranormal that we had to split the category – so now we have ‘Best Paranormal: Fantasy/SF/Other Worlds Romance,’ and ‘Best Paranormal: Vampires, Werewolves, and the Supernatural.’ Further, in categories where we had many submissions, we had to drop those that only garnered one nomination.

Please email your votes to candy @ and sarah @ by midnight, PDT, Sunday, April 16, 2006.

Please vote once for each category, and thanks very much for helping us create our new annual awards!

And without further ado, or without any ado at all…. here are your nominees!

Best Contemporary
Match Me If You Can by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Hot Tamara by Mary Castillo
Breaking Point by Suzanne Brockmann
Black Ice by Anne Stuart
Wedding Survivor by Julia London
Ex and the Single Girl by Lani Diane Rich
Mouth to Mouth by Erin McCarthy

Best Historical
Smuggler’s Bride by Darlene Marshall
Mr. Impossible by Loretta Chase
Siren by Cheryl Sawyer
It Happened One Autumn by Lisa Kleypas
The Secret History of the Pink Carnation Lauren Willig
The Veil of the Night by Lydia Joyce

Best Series/Contemporary
Ultra Violet by Ellen Henderson
Her Body of Work by Marie Donovan
The Orchid Hunter by Sandra K. Moore

Best Series/Historical
Lady Silence by Blair Bancroft
Dedication by Janet Mullany

Best Romantica/Erotic Romance
“Skin Deep” by Jasmine Haynes, from Twin Peaks
Take Me by Bella Andre
Dragon’s Fire by Tielle St. Clare
Promises Prevail by Sarah McCarty
Off the Record by Matthew Haldeman-Time
Bound to Trust by Jaci Burton

Best Erotica
Mercenaries by Angela Knight
24/7 by Susan DiPlacido
Crossing the Line by Stephanie Vaughan

Best Paranormal: Vampires, Werewolves and the Supernatural
Haunted by Kelley Armstrong
Dark Lover by JR Ward
Undead and Unappreciated by MaryJanice Davidson
Erotique by Alessia Brio
Waxing by Megan Powell

Best Paranormal: Fantasy/SF/Other Worlds Romance
The Compass Rose Gail Dayton
Heart Choice by Robin D. Owens
Poison Study Maria V. Snyder
Brighid’s Quest by PC Cast
Unmasked by CJ Barry

Comments are Closed

  1. I am honored to have been nominated and to be in such good company.

  2. Theresa S. says:

    You call it a nomination list, I call it a shopping list. My wallet thanks you.

  3. Diana says:

    So you know how everyone was complaining about not having read any of the RITA nominees?

    I’ve read one and a half of the Smart Bitches nominees.

    Not much better.

  4. Jaci Burton says:

    Yowza, bitches! I’m so honored to be on the list! Thank you all for the nomination!

    Jaci…who thinks her hubby should spring for pizza tonight for this honor *g*

  5. Candy says:

    So you know how everyone was complaining about not having read any of the RITA nominees?

    I’ve read one and a half of the Smart Bitches nominees.

    Heh, I’ve read three of them, and have four more in my TBR stacks. This is why I don’t try to fill out polls and such for annual awards.

  6. Sarah F. says:

    Ack…it’s Stephanie VaughAn!

  7. Candy says:

    Oops! Thanks for catching that, Sarah. It’s now corrected.

  8. Keziah Hill says:

    I’ve only read three of these! But at least I have a shopping list.

  9. Alessia says:

    Oh, coolness!  Thanks, bitches!

  10. Kate R says:

    wow, I really need to get reading. . .I think I’ve read one book from that list. ONE. Can I vote for it now?

  11. Nicole says:

    Well, I’ve read seven and have a few more tbr.  Ex and the Single Girl is up soon, since it’s a library book.

    And I didn’t nominate.  I just couldn’t decide on books.

  12. PC Cast says:

    Thank you Smart Bitchery thank you!  I’m practically peeing on myself with excitement over my nomination!  I’m honored and I’m in excellent company.

  13. J R Ward says:

    Thank you for the nomination- it’s awesome to be included in such great company! 


  14. Taekduu says:

    hrmm, I think I have read about 13 of the books, nominated, however, there are still 24 that I haven’t read.  Always good to have a TBR list.  And still doing better than the RITA nominated list.

  15. Wow! What an honor, and in such good company. Thank you, dear bitches.

  16. Lani says:

    Yes, thanks, SBs. It’s truly an honor to be nominated. And, I’m jazzed to see some really worthy people getting the nods here. Among them my buddies Ellen Henderson and Tielle St. Claire, who so very much deserve any and all recognition they get!

    (Yes, I’m name-dropping, and I don’t care. They’re awesome and I’m excited people are noticing!)

    And I think with people like PC, CJ, and JR getting nominated, there might be something to this whole initial thing. Too late for me to start going by LD? 😉

  17. CJ says:

    Hot damn!  What a list.  I’m totally honored to be on it.  Thanks, ladies!Good luck to all the nominees.

  18. PC Cast says:

    Lani (or LD) – I was just laughing about the initial thing myself.  Personally I chose to use PC because nodamnbody under the age of 85 can seem to spell Phyllis correctly, so Phyllis Christine became PC. 

    And please pass along to your friend Tielle that I ADORE her Dragon series.  Excellent writing and hot hot hot!

  19. emdee says:

    Wow, I’ve read 3 of those books.  I am constantly reading and have never heard of most of those titles.  I don’t understand why.  I surf the net for recommendations.  I’m very puzzled.  Why haven’t I heard about these books?

  20. Nicole says:

    And can someone tell Tielle that she needs to write the next damn book in the dragon series?  I mean, she left whatshername out in the desert and now I don’t know what happened!!!!!!!!!

    Bad authors, bad.

  21. Bitchin! I never imagined I’d see my book on the SMTB site, in any way, shape or form. Thanks for the nod, and thanks to Cathie for letting me know this was up.

    Bitch on.

  22. sybil says:

    you go girls… you do my bitchy heart proud

    So is this first round, than we get to vote again on finals?


  23. Megan says:

    Coolness.  Thank you, bitches!

  24. Bella Andre says:

    My bud told me Take Me was nominated this weekend. How exciting!!!!
    😉 Bella Andre

  25. Spider says:

    Excuse me, I HAVE to go shopping now.

  26. I just found out about the nomination for Poison Study today!  Thanks so much!  What an honor! And what a cool site. I thought the RITA nod was fantastic, but a BWAHA nod gives me bragging rights 🙂

    At last year’s World Fantasy Con both Laura Anne Gilman and Sarah Zettel called me a Bitch – now I realize what an honor it is – next year I’ll wear a pin or T-shirt or something!

    Thanks so much!
    Maria V.

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