Monday, March 9, 2009

Award-Winning Books

Big congrats to Kate Willoughby, who won an Eppie Award for her Ellora's Cave release A Wolf at Her Door in the Fantasy Paranormal Romance category! Here's a little synopsis:
A wish bracelet, a hot alpha werewolf and a frisky fairy whose specialty is “happily ever afters.” What does all this have to do with Paige’s love life? A whole lot, when gorgeous and sexy shapeshifter Adam shows up to sizzle her synapses, trigger her sensual meltdown and make her secret wish come true.

Cerridwen Press (our mainstream imprint) authors made a very impressive showing in the Eppies this years, garnering three awards:
Fantasy Paranormal Romance category: Teri Thackston Final Words
A hit-and-run driver kills Emma St. Clair. When an emergency team brings her back to life, the young medical examiner learns she can communicate with the dead. Using her ability to solve murders, she hides her dubious gift to avoid being labeled emotionally disturbed and removed from her job.

Mystery/Suspense/Horror Erotic category: JL Wilson If Not for You
Businessman Max Lerner had it all — until the threats started. Someone wants to sabotage his latest merger, and that someone has inexplicably thrown Layla Whitford into the fray. When Max meets Layla, she turns his world upside down. Suddenly, he wants to forget about the merger, the threats…his bachelor lifestyle.

Single Story Mainstream category: Linda Bleser Glory Girls (women's fiction)
The fabulous Glory Girls once thrilled audiences with their perfect three-part harmonies. When tragedy took it all away, little Bethany Glory, middle child and family peacekeeper, promised to take care of her sisters forever. But 30 years later, it's a promise she's finding hard to keep. The life she's built is crumbling around her. Her marriage is falling apart, her relationship with her sisters is strained and she's just discovered that her father is about to marry a Las Vegas showgirl half his age. When Beth's grandmother makes a deathbed request to restore the family's aging Catskills estate to its former glory, Beth seizes the opportunity to mend the scars of the past and recapture the family harmony that once catapulted the pint-sized Glory Girls to stardom.


Kate Willoughby said...

Thank you, Lady J! I'm still dancing on clouds about the win and amazed at some of my competition. :D

Anonymous said...

My pleasure, Kate! We're so proud of you!

Teri Thackston said...

Thank you so much for the mention, Lady J...I am still flying 3 days later!