Announcing The 2015 RT Reviewers' Choice And Career Achievement Awards Winners

Today we're so happy and proud to present the 2015 Reviewers' Choice and Career Achievement Winners! Let us tell you, a lot of blood, sweat and tears (more tears than you might think!) went into selecting these, the best titles of 2015. Hearty congratulations to all of the winners, thank you for writing such amazing books last year. The award ceremony will take place at the RT Convention in Las Vegas next month, we hope to see many of you there! 

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT

Contemporary RomanceParanormal RomanceHistorical RomanceHistorical
Mystery
Linda Lael Miller
Linda Lael Miller

Christine Feehan
Christine Feehan

Julia Quinn
Julia Quinn

Rhys Bowen
Rhys Bowen

MysterySeries RomanceUrban FantasyInspirational

Janet Evanovich
Janet Evanovich

Maureen Child, Photo by Melissa Hackett
Maureen Child

Laurell K. Hamilton
Laurell K. Hamilton

Irene Hannon
Irene Hannon

Mainstream
Fiction
Young
Adult
Erotic
Romance
Science Fiction & Fantasy

Nancy Thayer

Nancy Thayer

R.L Stein

R.L. Stine

Maya Banks

Maya Banks

Nalo Hopkinson

Nalo Hopkinson

Romantic Suspense

Carla Neggers

Carla Neggers

   

BOOK OF THE YEAR

Dumplin' by Julie Murphy

Dumplin' 
Julie Murphy

SERIES ROMANCE

Harlequin AmericanHarlequin BlazeHarlequin Desire

A Cowboy's Redemption by Marin Thomas
A Cowboy's Redemption
Marin Thomas

Insatiable by Leslie Kelly
Insatiable
Leslie Kelly

Pregnant by the Cowboy CEO by Catherine Mann
Pregnant by the Cowboy CEO
Catherine Mann

Harlequin IntrigueHarlequin NocturneHarlequin Presents

SWAT Secret Admirer by Elizabeth Heiter
SWAT Secret Admirer
Elizabeth Heiter

Moonlight and Diamonds by Michele Hauf
Moonlight and Diamonds
Michele Hauf

Nine Months to Redeem Him by Jennie Lucas
Nine Months to Redeem Him
Jennie Lucas

Harlequin
Romance
Harlequin Romantic SuspenseHarlequin
Special Edition

A Will, a Wish, a Proposal …
A Will, a Wish … a Proposal
Jessica Gilmore

Bayou Hero by Marilyn Pappano
Bayou Hero
Marilyn Pappano
Suddenly a Father by Michelle Major
Suddenly a Father
Michelle Major
Kimani RomanceLove InspiredLove Inspired Historical

Seduced by Mr. Right by Pamela Yaye
Seduced by Mr. Right
Pamela Yaye

The Nanny's New Family by Margaret Daley
The Nanny's New Family
Margaret Daley

Would-Be Wilderness Wife by Regina Scott
Would-Be Wilderness Wife
Regina Scott
Love Inspired Suspense  
Yuletide Abduction by Virginia Vaughan
Yuletide Abduction
Virginia Vaughan
  

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

Historical Romance
of the Year
First
Historical Romance
Historical Love & Laughter

SAY YES TO THE MARQUESS by Tessa Dare

Say Yes to the Marquess
Tessa Dare

A WICKED WAY TO WIN AN EARL by Anna Bradley

A Wicked Way to Win an Earl
Anna Bradley


A SPINSTER'S GUIDE TO SCANDALOUS BEHAVIOR by Jennifer McQuiston

The Spinster's Guide to Scandalous Behavior
Jennifer McQuiston

British-Isles Set Historical RomanceHistorical
Fiction
 

COLD-HEARTED RAKE by Lisa Kleypas

Cold-Hearted Rake
Lisa Kleypas

TIFFANY GIRL by Deeanne Gist

Tiffany Girl
Deeanne Gist

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Contemporary
Romance
Contemporary Love & LaughterIndie Contemporary Romance

THIS HEART OF MINE by Brenda Novak

This Heart of Mine
Brenda Novak

PLAYING WITH FIRE by Kate Meader

Playing With Fire
Kate Meader

ROCK HARD by Nalini Singh

Rock Hard
Nalini Singh

Steampunk  

OF SILK AND STEAM by Bec McMaster

Of Silk and Steam
Bec McMaster

  

PARANORMAL

Paranormal
Romance
Paranormal WorldbuildingFantasy
Romance

VAMPIRES NEVER CRY WOLF by Sara Humphreys

Vampires Never Cry Wolf
Sara Humphreys

SHADOW'S END by Thea Harrison

Shadow's End
Thea Harrison

The Talon of the Hawk
The Talon of the Hawk
Jeffe Kennedy

Futuristic
Romance
Urban Fantasy
Novel
Urban Fantasy Worldbuilding

MIXED SIGNALS by Alyssa Cole

Mixed Signals
Alyssa Cole

The Dragon Conspiracy by Lisa Shearin

The Dragon Conspiracy
Lisa Shearin

Vision in Silver

Vision in Silver
Anne Bishop

Indie Urban Fantasy
Romance
  
ONE GOOD DRAGON DESERVES ANOTHER by Rachel Aaron
One Good Dragon Deserves Another
Rachel Aaron
  

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

Romantic
Suspense

Paranormal
Romantic Suspense
 

ESCAPING REALITY by Lisa Renee Jones

Escaping Reality
Lisa Renee Jones

GIDEON by Cherry Adair

Gideon
Cherry Adair

 

 

MYSTERY/SUSPENSE/THRILLER

Contemporary MysteryHistorical MysteryFirst Mystery

THE FORGOTTEN GIRLS by Sara Blaedel

The Forgotten Girls
Sara Blaedel

JADE DRAGON MOUNTAIN by Elsa Hart

Jade Dragon Mountain
Elsa Hart

THE UNQUIET DEAD by Ausma Zehanat Khan

The Unquiet Dead
Ausma Zehanat Khan

SuspenseThrillerAmateur Sleuth

IN A DARK, DARK WOOD by Ruth Ware

In a Dark, Dark Wood
Ruth Ware

THE BONE LABYRINTH by James Rollins

Bone Labyrinth
James Rollins

GONE BUT KNOT FORGOTTEN by Mary Marks

Gone But Knot Forgotten
Mary Marks

MAINSTREAM

Mainstream Fiction  

THE SOUND OF GLASS by Karen White

The Sound of Glass
Karen White

  

YOUNG ADULT/NEW ADULT

Young Adult Contemporary NovelYoung Adult
Fantasy
YA
Protagonist

DUMPLIN' by Julie Murphy

SIX OF CROWS by Leigh Bardugo

THE ANATOMICAL SHAPE OF A HEART by Jenn Bennett

Dumplin'
Julie Murphy
Six of Crows
Leigh Bardugo
Beatrix Adams
The Anatomical Shape of a Heart
Jenn Bennett
New Adult  

NOVEMBER 9 by Colleen Hoover

November 9
Colleen Hoover

  

EROTICA

Erotic RomanceIndie Erotic Romance 

EVERYTHING I LEFT UNSAID by M. O'Keefe

Everything I Left Unsaid
M. O'Keefe

SERVING PLEASURE by Alisha Rai

Serving Pleasure
Alisha Rai

 

SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY

Science Fiction NovelFantasy NovelEpic Fantasy Novel

RADIANCE by Catherynne M. Valente

Radiance
Catherynne M. Valente

WAKE OF VULTURES by Lila Bowen

Wake of Vultures
Lila Bowen

BLACK WOLVES by Kate Elliott

Black Wolves
Kate Elliott

Fantasy Adventure  

THE AERONAUT'S WINDLASS by Jim Butcher

The Aeronaut's Windlass
Jim Butcher

  

INSPIRATIONAL

Inspirational RomanceInspirational NovelInspirational Suspense

THE MEMOIR OF JOHNNY DEVINE by Camille Eide

The Memoir of Johnny Devine
Camille Eide

THE ART OF LOSING YOURSELF by Katie Ganshert

The Art of Losing Yourself
Katie Ganshert

VENDETTA by Lisa Harris

Vendetta
Lisa Harris

 

MULTICULTURAL

Multicultural FictionMulticultural Romance 

MAMA'S BOY by ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Mama's Boy
ReShonda Tate Billingsley

PLAYING FOR KEEPS by Deborah Fletcher Mello

Playing for Keeps
Deborah Fletcher Mello

 

 

Congratulations to all the winners! Thanks for writing such amazing books. See you at the award ceremony in Vegas! 

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