2008 Winners!

Best Vampire Romance
Blood Calls by Caridad Pineiro

Best Werewolf Romance
Ascension by Lauren Dane

Best Shapeshifter (non-wolf) Romance
Texas Tea by Maura Anderson

Best Psychic Romance
Caressed by Ice by Nalini Singh

Best Demonic Romance
Silk and Steel by Stella and Audra Price

Best Overall Paranormal Romance
Sweeter Than Wine by Bianca D'Arc

Best Epic Fantasy Romance
Wings of Change by Bianca D'Arc

Best Urban Fantasy Romance
Soft Edge of Midnight by Stella and Audra Price

Best Faerie Tale Romance
Master of Dragons by Angela Knight

Best Overall Fantasy Romance
Riding the Thunder by Deborah Macgillivray

Best Post-Apocalyptic Romance
Sanctuary by Jade Falconer

Best Futuristic Romance
Insufficient Mating Material by Rowena Cherry

Best Space Opera Romance
Sons of Amber: Michael by Bianca D'Arc

Best Overall Sci Fi Romance
Hara's Legacy by Bianca D'Arc


Long Story Short...

We had a bit of very obvious ballot stuffing, even with using polls this year and setting them to not allow duplicate voting from the same address. I don't know how they managed it, but there were some VERY obvious attempts to double, triple, and quadruple vote on certain categories.

So, how to fix this? That's been what's been keeping us from announcing winners. We think we've come up with a solution and so we'll be announcing the winners shortly. In the meantime, we'd like to apologize to those who played by the rules and voted properly.

The categories that are affected are just a few. In order to keep everything uniform, we're going to disallow the very obvious votes by cutting the number of votes for those books by one-third, then comparing to the numbers left for the other entries. The one with the most votes wins. Stay tuned... we'll be announcing the winners shortly!