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Congratulations to the Annual RT Book Reviews winners!

by Kay S | Apr 22, 2016
Congratulations to the Annual RT Book Reviews winners.

RT Book Reviews magazine has been around since 1981. Originally named Romantic Times, it is a genre magazine specializing in romance novels. It was founded as a newsletter in 1981 by Kathryn Falk. Starting out with 3,000 subscribers, it has mushroomed to over 150,000 subscribers. As readers and writers expanded from category romance and historicals to many other genres they changed the name of the publication to RT Book Reviews, and now also have a digital format magazine. Every year they pick winners which their reviewers feel deserve to be called the best of the best. Here is the list of authors and their award winning books which were published in 2015. After looking through the list, I bet you will all be scratching your head because you didn't know there were so many different genres and sub-genres. Well, everyone likes variety and I just bet there is at least one book on this list which is just made for you. Young, old, sad, happy, romance, mystery, fantasy, it's all listed below - and these are the good ones! So, give it a look, if you've read them, good for you - if not, what are you waiting for? Sadly the library does not have three of these books.

2015 Career Achievement Awards

Linda Lae Miller - Contemporary Romance
Chistine Feehan - Paranormal Romance
Julia Quinn - Historical Romance
Rhys Bowen - Historical Mystery
Janet Evanovich - Mystery
Maureen Child - Series Romance
Laurell K. Hamilton - Urban Fantasy
Irene Hannon - Inspirational
Nancy Thayer - Mainstream
R.L. Stine - Young Adults
Maya Banks - Erotic Romance
Nalo Hopkinson - Science Fiction and Fantasy
Carla Neggers - Romantic Suspense

Reviewers' Choice Awards by genre

Historical Romance of the Year

Tessa Dare - Say Yes to the Marquess

First Historical Romance
Anna Bradley - A Wicked Way to Win an Earl

British Isles-set Historical Romance
Lisa Kleypas - Cold-Hearted Rake

Historical Fiction
Deeanne Gist - Tiffany Girl

Contemporary Romance
Brenda Novak - This Heart of Mine

Contemporary Love and Laughter
Kate Meader - Playing with Fire

Indie Contemporary Romance
Nalini Singh - Rock Hard

Bec McMaster - Of Silk and Steam

Paranormal Romance
Sara Humphreys - Vampires Never Cry Wolf

Paranormal Worldbuilding
Thea Harrison - Shadow's End

Fantasy Romance
Jeffe Kennedy - The Talon of the Hawk

Futuristic Romance
Alyssa Cole - Mixed Signals - ebook

Urban Fantasy Novel
Lisa Shearin - The Dragon Conspiracy

Urban Fantasy Worldbuilding
Anne Bishop - Vision in Silver

Indie Urban Fantasy
Rachel Aaron - One Good Dragon Deserves Another

Romantic Suspense
Lisa Renee Jones - Escaping Reality

Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Cherry Adair - Gideon

Contemporary Mystery
Sara Blaedel - The Forgotten Girls

Historical Mystery
Elsa Hart - Jade Dragon Mountain

First Mystery
Ausma Zehanat Khan - The Unquiet Dead

Ruth Ware - In a Dark, Dark Wood

James Rollins - The Bone Labyrinth

Amateur Sleuth
Mary Marks - Gone But Knot Forgotten

Mainstream Fiction
Karen White - The Sound of Glass

Young Adult Contemporary Novel
Julie Murphy - Dumplin'

Young Adult Fantasy
Leigh Bardugo - Six of Crows

YA Protagonist
Beatrix Adams - The Anatomical Shape of a Heart

New Adult
Colleen Hoover - November 9

Erotic Romance
M.O'Keefe - Everything I Left Unsaid

Indie Erotic Romance
Alisha Rai - Serving Pleasure

Science Fiction Novel
Catherynne M. Valente - Radiance

Fantasy Novel
Lila Bowen - Wake of Vultures

Epic Fantasy Novel
Kate Elliott - Black Wolves

Fantasy Adventure

Jim Butcher - The Aeronaut's Windlass

Multicultural Fiction
ReShonda Tate Billingsley - Mama's Boy

Multicultural Romance

Deborah Fletcher Mello - Playing for Keeps

Inspirational Romance
Camille Eide - The Memoir of Johnny Devine

Inspirational Novel
Katie Ganshert - The Art of Losing Yourself

Inspirational Suspense

Lisa Harris - Vendetta

Seal of Excellence Book of the Year Award
Each month RT Book Reviews pick a book that has gained the most enthusiasm from their reviewers. The winner is:

Julie Murphy - Dumplin'

List has been printed with permission from RT Book Reviews.

kayKay is an avid reader of historical romance books, maybe with a little trip into paranormal land and an occasional journey into mystery world.

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