At midnight Italy time on December 8th, Elisa–the mother of the Rainbow Awards–began posting the winners and runners up for each category, while people around the world were eagerly glued to their computers for the next several hours. What makes the Rainbow Awards so special is that they represent a wide cross-section of the LGBT community.
2015 was a record year of submissions for Bedazzled Ink–seventeen titles in eight categories. So here are our the Honorary Mentions, Finalists, Runners Up, and Winner. Congrats to all our authors. Every book is a winner in our eyes.
Best LGBT Cover
Everything by Carole Wolf, cover design by Ann McMan, Treehouse Studio
Best Lesbian Fantasy & Fantasy Romance
The Duchess of Manusk by Jordan Falconer
Best Lesbian Contemporary Romance
June Magee, RN, Festival Nurse by Ann McMan, Salem West, & Barrett
Best Lesbian Sci-Fi/Futuristic
Rabbits of the Apocalypse by Benny Lawrence
A bittersweet moment was the announcement of The Sandra Moran Award for Best Lesbian Historical Fiction & Romance. We were hoping that Bright Lights of Summer by Sandra’s good friend Lynn Ames would win. It just missed with first Runner Up.