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2015 Rainbow Awards

Category Winners
LGBT Cover - Design 1. Carry the Ocean (Kanaxa)
  2. The Lion and the Crow (Maria Fanning)
  3. In the Middle of Somewhere (AngstG.)
LGBT Cover - Illustration 1. Hammer & Bone (Roberto Quintero & Kirby Crow)
  2. For Real (Simoné)
  3. The King of Forever (Kirby Crow)
Lesbian Sci-Fi / Futuristic 1. Rabbits of the Apocalypse by Benny Lawrence
  2. The Caphenon by Fletcher DeLancey
  3. Journey To You by A.J. Adaire
Gay Historical Fiction 1. Fool's Gold by Jess Faraday
  2. The Peacock’s Eye by Jay Lewis Taylor
  3. Sideways Down the Sky by Barry Brennessel
Lesbian Young Adult 1. Come To My Window by Mia Kerick
  2. Riding the Rainbow by Genta Sebastian
  3. Missing Mary by Cricket Watson
Lesbian Paranormal Romance (The Cate Culpepper Award for Best Lesbian Paranormal Romance) 1. Red in Tooth and Claw (Underdogs #4) by Geonn Cannon
  2. Winter on Spring Street by Stacey Darlington
  3. Twisted Echoes by Sheri Lewis Wohl
Lesbian Historical Fiction & Romance (The Sandra Moran Award for Best Lesbian Historical Romance) 1. The Witch of Stalingrad by Justine Saracen
  2. Bright Lights of Summer by Lynn Ames
  3. Secrets of Angels by A.L. Duncan
Transgender Romance 1. The Burnt Toast B&B (A Bluewater Bay Story) by Heidi Belleau and Rachel Haimowitz
  2. Chasing Death Metal Dreams by Kaje Harper
  3. The Errant Prince by Sasha L. Miller
Lesbian Fantasy & Fantasy Romance 1. Medusa: A Dark Victorian Penny Dread by Elizabeth Watasin
  2. The Duchess of Manusk by Jordan Falconer
  3. The Fiend Queen by Barbara Ann Wright
Gay Fantasy 1. The Devil Lancer by Astrid Amara
  2. Blue on Black by Carole Cummings
3. Obsidian Sun by Jon Keys
Transgender Fiction 1. To Summon Nightmares by J.K. Pendragon
  2. Everybody Knows by Giselle Renarde
  3. Groom Of Convenience (Scandalous Whispers Of The Remmington Realm) by Vicktor Alexander
LGBT Biography / Memoir (The Dirk Vanden Award for Best LGBT Biography/Memoir) 1. Nights at Rizzoli by Felice Picano
  2. My Body Is Yours by Michael V. Smith
  3. Turkey Street, Jack and Liam move to Bodrum by Jack Scott
LGBT Non Fiction, Poetry, Visual Arts / Photography 1. Girl Sex 101 by Allison Moon
  2. An American Queer: The Amazon Trail by Lee Lynch
  3. Speaking OUT: Queer Youth in Focus by Rachelle Lee Smith
Gay Fantasy Romance 1. Most Beautiful Words by Raine O’Tierney
  2. Americana Fairy Tale by Lex Chase
  3. Astounding! by Kim Fielding
Bisexual Romance 1. Kneel, Mr. President by Lauren Gallagher
  2. The Harem Master by Megan Derr
  3. A Hard Ride Home by Emory Vargas
Gay Young Adult 1. A Scout is Brave by Jay Jordan Hawke
  2. Carry the Ocean by Heidi Cullinan
  3. The Glass House by Suki Fleet
Bisexual Fiction 1. Summer Symphony by Brandon Shire
  2. I’ll Always Miss You by Raine O’Tierney
  3. Fox-Hat and Neko by August Li
Gay Romantic Comedy 1. Love Me Tomorrow by Ethan Day
  2. Candy Man/Bitter Taffy (2 books as 1 submission) by Amy Lane
  3. Played! by JL Merrow
Gay Sci-Fi / Futuristic 1. (tie)
a. Infected: Epitaph by Andrea Speed
b. Peripheral People by Reesa Herberth & Michelle Moore
  2. Chaos Station (Chaos Station #1) by Jenn Burke & Kelly Jensen
  3. Song of the Navigator by Astrid Amara
Lesbian Mystery / Thriller 1. No Good Reason by Cari Hunter
  2. The Acquittal by Anne Laughlin
  3. The Surrender by Terias McKlay
LGBT Anthology / Collection 1. (tie)
a. Keep the Stars Running by Andrea Speed, Talya Andor, Lexi Ander, Leona Carver, and Cassandra Pierce
b. Hammer and Bone by Kirby Crow
  2. Gayrabian Nights by Johnny Townsend
  3. Charmed and Dangerous: Ten Tales of Gay Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy by Jordan Castillo Price
Gay Historical Romance 1. Semper Fi by Keira Andrews
  2. A Fashionable Indulgence by KJ Charles
  3. Undercover Blues by Chris Quinton
Lesbian Contemporary General Fiction 1. The Language of Hoofbeats by Catherine Ryan Hyde
  2. A Small Country about to Vanish by Victoria Avilan
  3. Everything by Carole Wolf
Gay Mystery / Thriller (The Dorien Grey Award for Best Gay Mystery/Thriller) 1. Model Citizen by Lissa Kasey
  2. Blood and Dirt by Lloyd A. Meeker
  3. Fragmented (Shadow Mountain #2) by Indra Vaughn
Gay Contemporary General Fiction 1. Call Me Home by Megan Kruse
  2. Sutphin Boulevard by Santino Hassell
  3. (tie)
a. Blink by Rick R. Reed
b. Lead Me Not by Ann Gallagher
Gay Paranormal Romance 1. The Secret Casebook of Simon Feximal by KJ Charles
  2. Restless Spirits by Jordan L. Hawk
  3. (tie)
a. Winter’s Wolf by Tara Lain
b. Orion's Circle by Victoria Sue
Gay Erotic Romance (The Bobby Michaels Award for Best Gay Erotic Romance) 1. For Real by Alexis Hall
  2. (tie)
a. The Slave by Kate Aaron
b. A Forbidden Rumspringa by Keira Andrews
  3. (tie)
a. Breaking the Habit by J.P. Bowie
b. The Love of Wicked Men (Episodes 1-6) by Brandon Shire
Lesbian Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance & Romantic Comedy 1. Making a Comeback by Julie Blair
  2. Barring Complications by Blythe Rippon
  3. Under a Falling Star by Jae
Gay Contemporary Romance (The William Neale Award for Best Gay Contemporary Romance) 1. Beneath the Stain by Amy Lane
  2. Knight of Ocean Avenue by Tara Lain
  3. (tie)
a. The Butterfly King by Edmond Manning
b. We Found Love by Allison Cassatta & Kade Boheme
Bisexual, Transgender & LGBT Debut 1. Speaking OUT: Queer Youth in Focus by Rachelle Lee Smith
  2. Modern Brides & Modern Grooms: A Guide to Planning Straight, Gay, and Other NonTraditional, Twenty-First Century Weddings by Mark O'Connell
  3. Job Hunt by Jackie Keswick
Lesbian Debut 1. Barring Complications by Blythe Rippon
  2. All the little Moments by G Benson
  3. To Love Again by B.L. Clark
Gay Debut 1. Most Beautiful Words by Raine O’Tierney
  2. Trust the Focus by Megan Erickson
  3. Everything Changes by Melanie Hansen
LGBT Book 1. Hammer and Bone by Kirby Crow
  2. Speaking OUT: Queer Youth in Focus by Rachelle Lee Smith
  3. Hope and Love Anthology by Áine P Massie
Transgender Book 1. The Burnt Toast B&B (A Bluewater Bay Story) by Heidi Belleau & Rachel Haimowitz
  2. Chasing Death Metal Dreams by Kaje Harper
  3. (tie)
a. To Summon Nightmares by J.K. Pendragon
b. The Errant Prince by Sasha L. Miller
Bisexual Book 1. Summer Symphony by Brandon Shire
  2. Kneel, Mr. President by Lauren Gallagher
  3. The Harem Master by Megan Derr
Lesbian Book 1. Girl Sex 101 by Allison Moon
  2. Making a Comeback by Julie Blair
  3. Barring Complications by Blythe Rippon
Gay Book 1. (tie)
a. Beneath the Stain by Amy Lane
b. The Secret Casebook of Simon Feximal by KJ Charles
  2. Restless Spirits by Jordan L. Hawk
  3. Fool's Gold by Jess Faraday


"Rainbow Pride Cheesecake" is the official pin-up boy of the Rainbow Awards especially created by Paul Richmond


"Air de Capri" is a 1923 painting by Gerda Wegener, with Gerda herself and her husband, transgender male to female, Lili Elbe

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