Tuesday, March 2, 2010

2010 New England Reader’s Choice Bean Pot Award Finalists

Lots of Snoopy dancing yesterday! My gay romance, PAST LIES, finaled in the Bean Pot Awards! *insert more Snoopy dancing here* PAST LIES is the first gay romance to final in the Bean Pot and I'm thrilled!

For more info on PAST LIES, click here: http://shaylakersten.com/pastlies.htm

The official list:

Finalists are listed in alphabetical order.
***NEC Member

Short Contemporary Finalists
Colorado Christmas – CC Coburn - Harlequin
Healing the Boss’s Heart – Valerie Hansen - Steeple Hill
Meant To Be – Donna Marie Rogers - The Wild Rose Press

Long Contemporary Finalists
Hope Street – Judith Arnold*** - Harlequin
Hot Flash – Kathy Carmichael - Medallion Press
Spinning Forward – Terri DuLong - Kensington

Historical Finalists
If He’s Sinful – Hannah Howell*** - Zebra
Confederate Rose – Susan Macatee - The Wild Rose Press
Wickedly Ever After – Michelle Marcos - St. Martin's True Crime

Romantic Suspense Finalists
Operation Sheba – Misty Evans - Samhain Publishing
No Alibi – Valerie Hansen - Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense
More Than Great Riches – Jan Washburn - White Rose Publishing

Erotica Finalists – (this category had a tie in one of placements – hence the four finalists)
Illegal Moves – Dalton Diaz***/Samantha Cayto*** - Ellora's Cave
Adored – Tina Donahue - Ellora's Cave
Do You Trust Me – Desiree Holt - The Wild Rose Press
Past Lies – Shayla Kersten - Ellora's Cave

Future/Fantasy/Time Travel/Paranormal Finalists
A Highlander of Her Own – Melissa Mayhue - Pocket
Desire Untamed – Pamela Palmer - Harper Collins
Ghost of A Chance – Judi Phillips*** - The Wild Rose Press

Winners and the second and third place entries will be announced and awards presented at our 2010 Let Your Imagination Take Flight Conference on March 26-27,2010. So be sure to join us at the conference to congratulate the winners.


Chris said...


Shayla Kersten said...

Thank you, Chris! I'm still grinning!