AWARD NOMINEES & WINNERS

Reviewers' Choice Awards honor the best books of the year.

The winners and nominees are selected by our staff of over 50 reviewers representing the readers' voice in the women's fiction industry.


   

Erotica

Best Erotic Romance & EroticaTHE ACCOUNTANT AND THE VIRGIN
Michele Bardsley, www.liquidsilverbooks.com, (June 2004)
THE FOREVER KISS
Angela Knight, Red Sage, (July 2004)
PRIVATE PLEASURES
Bertrice Small, NAL, (July 2004)
FETISH
Sherri L. King, www.ellorascave.com, (August 2004)
IN ICE
Leigh Wyndfield, www.liquidsilverbooks.com, (October 2004)
THE PLEASURE BOT
Delilah Devlin, www.ellorascave.com, (October 2004)
DESCENDANTS OF DARKNESS, VOL. 1
Marianne LaCroix, www.amberquill.com, (November 2004)
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Contemporary Romance

Best Contemporary RomanceDO NOT DISTURB
Christie Ridgway, Avon, (January 2004)
THE CINDERELLA RULES
Donna Kauffman, Bantam, (January 2004)
THE SEDUCTIVE IMPOSTER
Janet Chapman, Pocket, (April 2004)
BRIGHT EYES
Catherine Anderson, Signet, (June 2004)
KILLING TIME
Leslie Kelly, Harlequin, (August 2004)
LONE STAR CAFE
Lisa Wingate, Onyx, (September 2004)
RING AROUND MY HEART
Pat White, Love Spell, (September 2004)
SECRET SHADOWS
Judie Aitken, Berkley Sensation, (December 2004)
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Historical

Regency Romance NovelTHE RULES OF LOVE
Amanda McCabe, Signet, (April 2004)
THE BARKIN EMERALDS
Nancy Butler, Signet, (June 2004)
WINTER DREAMS
Sandra Heath, Signet, (July 2004)
LADY SCANDAL
Shannon Donnelly, Zebra, (July 2004)
A PASSIONATE ENDEAVOR
Sophia Nash, Signet, (August 2004)
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Best American-Set Historical NovelSEEN BY MOONLIGHT
Kathleen Eschenburg, Avon, (January 2004)
MOON IN THE WATER
Elizabeth Grayson, Bantam, (April 2004)
FOXFIRE BRIDE
Maggie Osborne, Ivy, (December 2004)
SECONDHAND BRIDE
Linda Lael Miller, Pocket, (December 2004)
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Best British Isle-Set Historical RomanceGUILTY PLEASURES
Laura Lee Guhrke, Avon, (February 2004)
THE WEDDING GAME
Jane Feather, Bantam, (April 2004)
MY FOREVER LOVE
Marsha Canham, Signet, (July 2004)
WHEN HE WAS WICKED
Julia Quinn, Avon, (July 2004)
SO IN LOVE
Karen Ranney, Avon, (July 2004)
INSATIABLE
Virginia Henley, Signet, (November 2004)
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Best First Historical RomanceTHE RUNAWAY DUKE
Julie Anne Long, Warner Forever, (August 2004)
MISS WONDERFUL
Loretta Chase, Berkley Sensation, (March 2004)
IT TAKES A HERO
Elizabeth Boyle, Avon, (March 2004)
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
Kathryn Caskie, Warner Forever, (May 2004)
THE MARRIAGE TEST
Betina Krahn, Berkley, (May 2004)
SOMEBODY WONDERFUL
Kate Rothwell, Zebra, (July 2004)
THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY
Katie MacAlister, Leisure, (July 2004)
THE BUTLER DID IT
Kasey Michaels, HQN, (September 2004)
THE PAINTED ROSE
Donna Birdsell, Berkley Sensation, (September 2004)
THE IMPROPER WIFE
Diane Perkins, Warner Forever, (November 2004)
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Best Historical AnthologyMY SCANDALOUS BRIDE
Christina Dodd, Stephanie Laurens, Celeste Bradley, Leslie LaFoy, St. Martin's, (May 2004)
LADY WHISTLEDOWN STRIKES BACK
Julia Quinn, Suzanne Enoch, Karen Hawkins, Mia Ryan, Avon, (May 2004)
HOW TO LASSO A COWBOY
Jodi Thomas, Patricia Potter, Emily Carmichael, Maureen McKade, Jove, (June 2004)
THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY
Victoria Alexander, Liz Carlyle, Eloisa James, Cathy Maxwell, Avon, (November 2004)
STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT
Susan Johnson, Katherine O'Neal, Pamela Rosenthal, Brava, (December 2004)
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Best Historical FictionTHE QUEEN'S FOOL
Philippa Gregory, Touchstone, (February 2004)
THE INNOCENT
Posie Graeme-Evans, Atria, (April 2004)
THE LADY AND THE UNICORN
Tracy Chevalier, Dutton, (January 2004)
MARRYING MOZART
Stephanie Cowell, Viking, (February 2004)
THE FALCONS OF MONTABARD
Elizabeth Chadwick, St. Martins, (August 2004)
WISDOM'S DAUGHTER
India Edghill, St. Martin's, (October 2004)
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Historical K.I.S.S. ('Knight In Shining Silver') Hero AwardCHIEFTAIN
Nan Ryan, Mira, (February 2004)
THE IDEAL BRIDE
Stephanie Laurens, William Morrow, (March 2004)
THE REBEL BARON
Shirl Henke, Leisure, (April 2004)
THE ENGAGEMENT
Kate Bridges, Harlequin, (May 2004)
THE SWEETEST SIN
Mary Reed McCall, Avon, (June 2004)
THE MERCENARY'S KISS
Pam Crooks, Harlequin, (August 2004)
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Best Historical Love & LaughterTHE WEDDING CAKE WAR
Lynna Banning, Harlequin, (November 2004)
A ROGUE IN A KILT
Sandy Blair, Zebra, (December 2004)
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Best Historical Paranormal FantasyTHE LAST MERMAID
Shana Abe, Bantam, (June 2004)
THIS MAGIC MOMENT
Patricia Rice, Signet, (August 2004)
GIRL ON THE RUN
Jennie Klassel, Love Spell, (June 2004)
DARK ENCHANTMENT
Karen Harbaugh, Bantam, (January 2004)
A KISS OF FATE
Mary Jo Putney, Ballantine, (July 2004)
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Best Historical Romantic AdventureTHE SPY
Celeste Bradley, St. Martin's, (February 2004)
THE PIRATE HUNTER
Jennifer Ashley, Leisure, (May 2004)
HEART OF THE HUNTER
Tina St. John, Ivy, (June 2004)
THE PERFECT TEMPTATION
Leslie LaFoy, St. Martin's, (July 2004)
THE PRICE OF PLEASURE
Kresley Cole, Pocket, (July 2004)
MUST HAVE BEEN THE MOONLIGHT
Melody Thomas, Avon, (December 2004)
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Historical Romantic MysteryA DEAL WITH THE DEVIL
Liz Carlyle, Pocket Star, (March 2004)
BEYOND COMPARE
Candace Camp, Mira, (April 2004)
DEVIL TAKES A BRIDE
Gaelen Foley, Ivy, (May 2004)
THE PAID COMPANION
Amanda Quick, Putnam, (May 2004)
THE NINEFOLD KEY
Rebecca Brandewyne, Mira, (September 2004)
DANGEROUS DECEPTIONS
Lynn Kerstan, Signet, (November 2004)
THE UNEXPECTED BRIDE
Elizabeth Rolls, Harlequin, (November 2004)
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Best Historical SagaTHE SIGHT OF THE STARS
Belva Plain, Delacorte, (January 2004)
THE AMEN TRAIL
Sharon Sala, Loveland Press, (July 2004)
THE PRINCES OF IRELAND
Edward Rutherford, Doubleday, (March 2004)
SOMETHING DANGEROUS
Penny Vincenzi, Overlook, (October 2004)
FIRE ALONG THE SKY
Sara Donati, Bantam, (August 2004)
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Best Medieval-Set Historical RomanceHIDDEN HONOR
Anne Stuart, Mira, (August 2004)
UNDER A WILD SKY
Sasha Lord, Signet, (February 2004)
ONCE A BRIDE
Shari Anton, Warner Forever, (April 2004)
A DARK CHAMPION
Kinley MacGregor, Avon, (May 2004)
HEART OF VENGEANCE
Tracy Cooper-Posey, Medallion Press, (April 2004)
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Best Regency-Set HistoricalSLIGHTLY TEMPTED
Mary Balogh, Dell, (January 2004)
THE SINNER
Madeline Hunter, Bantam, (January 2004)
ONCE A GENTLEMAN
Candice Hern, Avon, (May 2004)
MARRYING THE MARQUIS
Sara Blayne, Zebra, (October 2004)
A VISIT FROM SIR NICHOLAS
Victoria Alexander, Avon, (December 2004)
NAUGHTY OR NICE
Melanie George, Pocket, (December 2004)
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Best Sensual Historical RomanceTEMPTED
Pamela Britton, Warner Forever, (January 2004)
THE BOOKSELLER'S DAUGHTER
Pam Rosenthal, Brava, (January 2004)
DEEPER THAN DESIRE
Cheryl Holt, St. Martin's, (March 2004)
CARNAL GIFT
Pamela Clare, Leisure, (March 2004)
MASTER OF TEMPTATION
Nicole Jordan, Ballantine, (May 2004)
DEVIL'S BARGAIN
Jade Lee, Leisure, (July 2004)
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Historical Romance of the YearYOURS UNTIL DAWN
Teresa Medeiros, Avon, (August 2004)
OBSESSION
Katherine Sutcliffe, Pocket, (January 2004)
AGAIN THE MAGIC
Lisa Kleypas, Avon, (January 2004)
SHADY LADY
Elizabeth Thornton, Bantam, (February 2004)
SHADOW HEART
Laura Kinsale, Berkley, (March 2004)
YOUR WICKED WAYS
Eloisa James, Avon, (April 2004)
THE WICKED LOVER
Julia Ross, Berkley, (February 2004)
SKYLARK
Jo Beverley, Signet, (May 2004)
TEMPTATION OF A PROPER GOVERNESS
Cathy Maxwell, Avon, (September 2004)
MY PLEASURE
Connie Brockway, Pocket, (October 2004)
THE PRIZE
Brenda Joyce, Mira, (October 2004)
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Inspirational

Best Inspirational NovelTHE DUET
Robert Elmer, Waterbrook Press, (February 2004)
FAIR IS THE ROSE
Liz Curtis Higgs, Waterbrook Press, (March 2004)
THE YADA YADA PRAYER GROUP GETS DOWN
Neta Jackson, Integrity Publishers, (August 2004)
THE WHITNEY CHRONICLES
Judy Baer, Steeple Hill Cafe, (October 2004)
THE SHADOW WITHIN
Karen Hancock, Bethany House, (September 2004)
KING'S RANSOM
Jan Beazely and Thom Lemmons, Waterbrook Press, (September 2004)
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Mainstream Fiction

Best Contemporary Novel (with Romantic Elements)AIN'T SHE SWEET?
Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Morrow, (February 2004)
BET ME
Jennifer Crusie, St. Martin's, (February 2004)
SING ME HOME
Jerri Corgiat, Onyx, (February 2004)
CHARMING GRACE
Deborah Smith, Little, Brown, (February 2004)
THE OCEAN BETWEEN US
Susan Wiggs, Mira, (April 2004)
BEST ENEMIES
Jane Heller, St. Martin's, (April 2004)
COYOTE DREAMS
C.E. Murphy, Luna, (May 2007)
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Best Chick Lit NovelCAN YOU KEEP A SECRET?
Sophie Kinsella, Dial, (March 2004)
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STORY
Marian Keyes, Morrow, (May 2004)
LET'S MEET ON PLATFORM 8
Carole Matthews, Red Dress Ink, (August 2004)
CALL WAITING
Michelle Cunnah, Avon Trade, (August 2004)
MEAN SEASON
Heather Cochran, Red Dress Ink, (September 2004)
LUSCIOUS LEMON
Heather Swain, Downtown Press, (October 2004)
TIME OFF FOR GOOD BEHAVIOR
Lani Diane Rich, Warner, (October 2004)
CLAIRE VOYANT
Saralee Rosenberg, Avon Trade, (November 2004)
THE PACT
Jennifer Sturman, Red Dress Ink, (December 2004)
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Best Women's Fiction NovelTHE AMATEUR MARRIAGE
Anne Tyler, Knopf, (January 2004)
MY SISTER'S KEEPER
Jodi Picoult, Atria, (April 2004)
DANCE WITH ME
Luanne Rice, Bantam, (February 2004)
THE ART OF MENDING
Elizabeth Berg, Random House, (April 2004)
THE GOODBYE SUMMER
Patricia Gaffney, HarperCollins, (May 2004)
THE THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE
Kristin Hannah, Ballantine, (June 2004)
KISSING YOUR EX
Brooke Stevens, NAL, (July 2004)
LITTLE EARTHQUAKES
Jennifer Weiner, Atria, (September 2004)
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Multicultural

Best First Multicultural NovelSWEET DESIRE
Christine Townsend, BET/Arabesque, (February 2004)
BACK TO LIFE
Wendy Coakley-Thompson, Dafina, (September 2004)
A HAPPY LIFE
Charlotte Harris, Genesis, (October 2004)
WITH EVERY BREATH
Maureen Smith, BET/Arabesque, (November 2004)
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Best Multicultural NovelTIME IS OF THE ESSENCE
Angie Daniels, Genesis, (April 2004)
FOREVER AFTER
Kimberley White, BET/Arabesque, (May 2004)
CIRCLES OF LOVE
Karen White-Owens, BET/Arabesque, (July 2004)
FINDING LOVE AGAIN
AlTonya Washington, BET/Arabesque, (October 2004)
DON'T WANT NO SUGAR
J.D. Mason, St. Martin's, (October 2004)
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Mystery Suspense & Thriller

Best Amateur SleuthWHISKER OF EVIL
Rita Mae Brown, Bantam, (April 2004)
SOME LIKE IT LETHAL
Nancy Martin, Signet, (April 2004)
OUT OF THE DEEP I CRY
Julia Spencer-Fleming, St. Martin's Minotaur, (April 2004)
DOUBLE SHOT
Diane Mott Davidson, William Morrow, (November 2004)
HOLY GUACAMOLE!
Nancy Fairbanks, Berkley Prime Crime, (November 2004)
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Best Contemporary MysteryLIVE BAIT
P.J. Tracy, Putnam, (May 2004)
NIGHTTIME IS MY TIME
Mary Higgins Clark, Simon and Schuster, (April 2004)
KILLER SMILE
Lisa Scottoline, HarperCollins, (June 2004)
TEN BIG ONES
Janet Evanovich, St. Martin's, (June 2004)
THE PEARL DIVER
Sujata Massey, HarperCollins, (August 2004)
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Best First MysteryTHE CANTERBURY PAPERS
Judith Koll Healey, Morrow, (January 2004)
DATING DEAD MEN
Harley Jane Kozak, Doubleday, (January 2004)
SOUTHERN FRIED
Cathy Pickens, Thomas Dunne, (April 2004)
FALLING OFF AIR
Catherine Sampson, Mysterious Press, (September 2004)
SKINNY-DIPPING
Claire Matturro, William Morrow, (November 2004)
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Best Historical MysteryTHE WITCH IN THE WELL
Sharan Newman, Forge, (December 2004)
THE GAME
Laurie R. King, Bantam, (March 2004)
GUARDIAN OF THE HORIZON
Elizabeth Peters, Morrow, (April 2004)
THE SHIFTING TIDE
Anne Perry, Ballantine, (May 2004)
MURDER ON NOB HILL
Shirley Tallman, St. Martin's Minotaur, (June 2004)
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Best P.I. NovelR IS FOR RICOCHET
Sue Grafton, Putnam, (July 2004)
THE LAVENDER BUTTERFLY MURDERS
Sharon Duncan, Signet, (August 2004)
BY A SPIDER'S THREAD
Laura Lippman, William Morrow, (September 2004)
FALL GUY
Carol Lea Benjamin, William Morrow, (September 2004)
A TAINT IN THE BLOOD
Dana Stabenow, St. Martin's Minotaur, (September 2004)
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Best SuspenseHEAD GAMES
Eileen Dreyer, St. Martin's, (March 2004)
HUNTING FEAR
Kay Hooper, Bantam, (August 2004)
BLIND ALLEY
Iris Johansen, Bantam, (September 2004)
DEAD GUILTY
Beverly Connor, Onyx, (September 2004)
TOTAL SILENCE
T.J. MacGregor, Pinnacle, (October 2004)
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Paranormal/Urban Fantasy

Best Contemporary ParanormalINDUSTRIAL MAGIC
Kelley Armstrong, Bantam, (October 2004)
MIND GAME
Christine Feehan, Jove, (August 2004)
NIGHT PLAY
Sherrilyn Kenyon, St. Martin's, (August 2004)
YOU SLAY ME
Katie MacAlister, Onyx, (September 2004)
TEMPTING DANGER
Eileen Wilks, Berkley Sensation, (October 2004)
RUN NO MORE
Catherine Mulvany, Pocket Star, (October 2004)
BLUE MOON
Lori Handeland, St. Martin's, (October 2004)
HUNTER'S MOON
C.T. Adams, Cathy Clamp, Tor Paranormal Romance, (December 2004)
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Best Vampire RomanceSEX AND THE SINGLE VAMPIRE
Katie MacAlister, Love Spell, (March 2004)
KISS OF THE NIGHT
Sherrilyn Kenyon, St. Martin's, (April 2004)
I THIRST FOR YOU
Susan Sizemore, Pocket Star, (June 2004)
DARK DESTINY
Christine Feehan, Leisure, (July 2004)
UNDEAD AND UNEMPLOYED
MaryJanice Davidson, Berkley Sensation, (August 2004)
MASTER OF THE NIGHT
Angela Knight, Berkley Sensation, (October 2004)
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Romantic Suspense

Best Romantic IntrigueFACING FEAR
Gennita Low, Avon, (March 2004)
KISS ME WHILE I SLEEP
Linda Howard, Ballantine, (July 2004)
NEVER LOOK BACK
Linda Lael Miller, Atria, (August 2004)
ON THIN ICE
Cherry Adair, Ballantine, (September 2004)
MURDER LIST
Julie Garwood, Ballantine, (September 2004)
CODE NAME: PRINCESS
Christina Skye, Dell, (October 2004)
MIDNIGHT RAIN
Holly Lisle, Onyx, (November 2004)
FALLING AWAKE
Jayne Ann Krentz, Putnam, (November 2004)
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Best Romantic SuspenseCOLD TARGET
Patricia Potter, Berkley Sensation, (January 2004)
STRIKING DISTANCE
Debra Webb, Harlequin, (February 2004)
AN UNFORGETTABLE LADY
Jessica Bird, Ivy, (March 2004)
THE MORNING AFTER
Lisa Jackson, Zebra, (March 2004)
FLASHPOINT
Suzanne Brockmann, Ballantine, (April 2004)
THE COLOR OF DEATH
Elizabeth Lowell, William Morrow, (June 2004)
ON THE LINE
Kathryn Shay, Berkley Sensation, (July 2004)
LADY JUSTICE
Vicki Hinze, Bantam, (August 2004)
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Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Best Epic Fantasy NovelWELLSPRING OF CHAOS
L.E. Modesitt Jr., Tor, (April 2004)
THE FAIRY GODMOTHER
Mercedes Lackey, Luna, (January 2004)
FOOL'S FATE
Robin Hobb, Bantam, (February 2004)
THE FIREBIRD'S VENGEANCE
Sarah Zettel, Tor, (August 2004)
ELEGY FOR A LOST STAR
Elizabeth Haydon, Tor, (August 2004)
SHIELD OF THE SKY
Susan Krinard, Luna, (October 2004)
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Best Fantasy NovelALPHABET OF THORN
Patricia A. McKillip, Tor, (February 2004)
THE BURIED PYRAMID
Jane Lindskold, Tor, (May 2004)
DEAD WITCH WALKING
Kim Harrison, HarperTorch, (May 2004)
HEAT STROKE
Rachel Caine, Roc, (August 2004)
THE MOUNTAIN'S CALL
Caitlin Brennan, Luna, (September 2004)
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Best Science Fiction NovelANGEL-SEEKER
Sharon Shinn, Ace, (March 2004)
THE CHILD GODDESS
Louise Marley, Ace, (May 2004)
A LUNATIC FEAR
Barbara Chepaitis, Wildside, (June 2004)
APOCALYPSE ARRAY
Lyda Morehouse, Roc, (June 2004)
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Best Futuristic RomanceDIVIDED IN DEATH
J.D. Robb, Putnam, (February 2004)
SHADOW FIRES
Catherine Spangler, Love Spell, (February 2004)
AFTER GLOW
Jayne Castle, Jove, (March 2004)
DAY OF FIRE
Kathleen Nance, Love Spell, (April 2004)
UNLEASHED
C.J. Barry, Love Spell, (May 2004)
KINSMAN'S OATH
Susan Krinard, Berkley Sensation, (May 2004)
THE SCARLET EMPRESS
Susan Grant, Love Spell, (December 2004)
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Series

Best First Series RomanceWHEN SIZE MATTERS
Carly Laine, Harlequin, (July 2004)
STICK SHIFT
Mary Leo, Harlequin, (January 2004)
THE WEDDING WISH
Ally Blake, Harlequin, (January 2004)
HER PRIVATE DANCER
Cami Dalton, Harlequin, (April 2004)
I SHOCKED THE SHERIFF
Mara Fox, Harlequin, (July 2004)
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Best Harlequin AmericanTHE COP
Jan Hudson, Harlequin, (July 2004)
THE WEDDING RESCUE
Dianne Castell, Harlequin, (February 2004)
THE SECRET SEDUCTION
Cathy Gillen Thacker, Harlequin, (June 2004)
HIS WIFE
Muriel Jensen, Harlequin, (August 2004)
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Best Harlequin BlazeABSOLUTE PLEASURE
Jamie Denton, Harlequin, (July 2004)
UNDENIABLE
Julie Elizabeth Leto, Harlequin, (August 2004)
MAJOR ATTRACTION
Julie Miller, Harlequin, (September 2004)
HOT SHEETS
Jeanie London, Harlequin, (October 2004)
NOTHING BUT THE BEST
Kristin Hardy, Harlequin, (December 2004)
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Best Harlequin FlipsideWHAT PHOEBE WANTS
Cindi Myers, Harlequin, (July 2004)
A PERFECT LIFE?
Dawn Atkins, Harlequin, (March 2004)
WANTED: AN INTERESTING LIFE
Bev Katz Rosenbaum, Harlequin, (April 2004)
FOUND AND LOST
Holly Jacobs, Harlequin, (October 2004)
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Best Harlequin IntrigueMAXIMUM SECURITY
Tracy Montoya, Harlequin, (January 2004)
LONE RIDER BODYGUARD
Harper Allen, Harlequin, (February 2004)
SECRET WITNESS
Jessica Andersen, Harlequin, (March 2004)
THE LEGACY OF CROFT CASTLE
Jean Barrett, Harlequin, (October 2004)
SITUATION: OUT OF CONTROL
Debra Webb, Harlequin, (October 2004)
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Best Harlequin PresentsCLAIMING HIS LOVE-CHILD
Sandra Marton, Harlequin, (April 2004)
HIS VIRGIN SECRETARY
Cathy Williams, Harlequin, (April 2004)
THE STEPHANIDES PREGNANCY
Lynne Graham, Harlequin, (May 2004)
THE SOUTH AMERICAN'S WIFE
Kay Thorpe, Harlequin, (July 2004)
THE PASSION BARGAIN
Michelle Reid, Harlequin, (July 2004)
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Best Harlequin RomanceA BRIDE AT BIRRALEE
Barbara Hannay, Harlequin, (February 2004)
PART-TIME FIANCÉ
Leigh Michaels, Harlequin, (February 2004)
A FAMILY OF HIS OWN
Liz Fielding, Harlequin, (May 2004)
A PROFESSIONAL ENGAGEMENT
Darcy Maguire, Harlequin, (June 2004)
HIS PRETEND WIFE
Lucy Gordon, Harlequin, (October 2004)
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Best Harlequin SuperromanceFATHER BY CHOICE
M.J. Rodgers, Harlequin, (April 2004)
THE SECOND SISTER
Carrie Weaver, Harlequin, (August 2004)
THE HUSBAND QUEST
Lori Handeland, Harlequin, (September 2004)
THE UNKNOWN DAUGHTER
Anna DeStefano, Harlequin, (October 2004)
A HOME OF HER OWN
Brenda Novak, Harlequin, (December 2004)
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Best Harlequin TemptationHOW TO BE THE PERFECT GIRLFRIEND
Heather MacAllister, Harlequin, (January 2004)
PACKING HEAT
Julie Kistler, Harlequin, (March 2004)
THE LONGEST NIGHT
Kathleen O'Reilly, Harlequin, (June 2004)
SEDUCE ME
Jill Shalvis, Harlequin, (October 2004)
WHEN HE WAS BAD
Shelly Laurenston and Cynthia Eden, Brava, (June 2008)
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Best Silhouette BombshellCODE NAME: DOVE
Judith Leon, Silhouette, (July 2004)
A.K.A. GODDESS
Evelyn Vaughn, Silhouette, (August 2004)
STELLA, GET YOUR GUN
Nancy Bartholomew, Silhouette, (October 2004)
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Best Silhouette DesireBREATHLESS FOR THE BACHELOR
Cindy Gerard, Silhouette, (February 2004)
PRETENDING WITH THE PLAYBOY
Cathleen Galitz, Silhouette, (March 2004)
FIT FOR A SHEIKH
Kristi Gold, Silhouette, (April 2004)
REDWOLF'S WOMAN
Laura Wright, Silhouette, (May 2004)
SINS OF A TANNER
Peggy Moreland, Silhouette, (November 2004)
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Best Silhouette Intimate MomentsDANGEROUS ILLUSION
Melissa James, Silhouette, (April 2004)
JOINT FORCES
Catherine Mann, Silhouette, (May 2004)
AN ORDER OF PROTECTION
Kathleen Creighton, Silhouette, (May 2004)
EVERYBODY'S HERO
Karen Templeton, Silhouette, (November 2004)
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Best Silhouette RomanceTHE DADDY'S PROMISE
Shirley Jump, Silhouette, (June 2004)
HER SECOND-CHANCE MAN
Cara Colter, Silhouette, (July 2004)
BE MY BABY
Holly Jacobs, Silhouette, (August 2004)
THE MARINE MEETS HIS MATCH
Cathie Linz, Silhouette, (September 2004)
THE LEAST LIKELY GROOM
Linda Goodnight, Silhouette, (December 2004)
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Best Silhouette Special EditionWHERE YOU LEAST EXPECT IT
Tori Carrington, Silhouette, (March 2004)
AND THEN THERE WERE THREE
Lynda Sandoval, Silhouette, (May 2004)
THE OTHER BROTHER
Janis Reams Hudson, Silhouette, (July 2004)
A TEXAS TALE
Judith Lyons, Silhouette, (September 2004)
MAKING BABIES
Wendy Warren, Silhouette, (October 2004)
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Best Steeple Hill Love InspiredLUCK AND A PRAYER
Cynthia Cooke, Steeple Hill, (January 2004)
HOSEA'S BRIDE
Dorothy Clark, Steeple Hill, (April 2004)
REDEEMING TRAVIS
Kate Welsh, Steeple Hill, (October 2004)
LOVING CONSTANCE
Lyn Cote, Steeple Hill, (November 2004)
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Small Press

Best Small Press Paranormal & FuturisticKINDRED SPIRITS
C.B. Scott, ImaJinn Books, (April 2004)
CAST IN STEEL, CARVED IN STONE
Christine W. Murphy, Hard Shell, (June 2003)
ESSENCE
Lynn Warren, www.triskelionpublishing.com, (August 2004)
THE CAMEO CLUE
Dorothy Bodoin, Hilliard & Harris, (June 2004)
SOME PRACTICAL MAGIC
Laurie Kuna, ImaJinn Books, (October 2004)
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Best Small Press RomanceWAITING FOR AN ECLIPSE
Karen Wiesner, www.hardshell.com, (February 2004)
OUTSIDE THE FIRE
Catherine Berlin, www.lionhearted.com, (September 2004)
DEADLY OBSESSION
Jaycee Clark, newconceptspublishing.com, (September 2004)
STANDING WITH YOUR ARMS FULL
Lisa D. Edmonds, AuthorHouse, (September 2004)
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Young Adult

Best Young Adult NovelKISSING THE RAIN
Kevin Brooks, Chicken House Publishers, (March 2004)
NOTHING TO LOSE
Alex Flinn, HarperTempest, (April 2004)
THE TRUTH ABOUT FOREVER
Sarah Dessen, Viking, (May 2004)
DRAGONSPELL
Donita K. Paul, Waterbrook Press, (June 2004)
GIRL, 15, CHARMING BUT INSANE
Sue Limb, Delacorte Press, (August 2004)
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