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2016 Rainbow Awards

Category Winners Certificates
LGBT Cover 1. Broken, Author: Nicola Haken, Artist: Reese Dante  
  2. Witches of London, Author: Aleksandr Voinov, Artist: Anna Tiferet Sikorska  
  3. Scardust, Author: Suzanne van Rooyen, Artist: Louisa Maggio  
Lesbian Fantasy 1. The Beast That Never Was by Caren J. Werlinger - Gender: Lesbian - Genre: FantasyThe Beast That Never Was by Caren J. Werlinger - Gender: Lesbian - Genre: Fantasy
  2. The Mirror’s Gaze (Amendyr Series #4) by Rae D. Magdon - Gender: Lesbian - Genre: Fantasy  
  3. The Broken Coil (The Glass Pantheon #1) by Sy Itha - Gender: Lesbian - Genre: Fantasy  
Bisexual Fiction 1. Enemies of the State by Tal Bauer - Gender: Bisexual - Genre: Romantic Suspence  
  2. For the Clan by Archer Kay Leah - Gender: Bisexual - Genre: Sci-fi / Futuristic  
  3. Midnight at the Orpheus by Alyssa Linn Palmer - Gender: Bisexual - Genre: Historical  
Lesbian Romantic Comedy & Suspence 1. Love Bites by Lila Bruce - Gender: Lesbian - Genre: Romantic Comedy  
  2. Love's Redemption by Donna K. Ford - Gender: Lesbian - Genre: Romantic Suspence  
  3. The Wrong Kind of Woman by Voss Porter - Gender: Lesbian - Genre: Romantic Comedy  
LGBT Non Fiction & Poetry (The Dirk Vanden Award) 1. What Does "Queer" Mean Anyway: The Quick and Dirty Guide to LGBTQIA+ Vocabulary by Chris Bartlett - Gender: LGBT - Genre: Non Fiction  
  2. The Short and Long Of It: Expand, Adapt, and Publish Your Short Fiction by Paul Alan Fahey - Gender: LGBT - Genre: Non Fiction  
  3. Archer's Omnibus of Oddities, Mischievous Exploits & Sundry Tales of Insubordination: A Queer Collection of Essays by Jesse Archer - Gender: Gay - Genre: Non Fiction  
LGBT Alternative Universe/Reality 1. Risk (Dark Light #2) by Dusk Peterson - Gender: LGBT - Genre: Anthology / Collection / Alternative Universe/Reality
  2. The Servant Duchess Of Whitcomb (Scandalous Whispers Of the Remmington Realm #2) by Vicktor Alexander - Gender: Transgender - Genre: Alternative Universe/Reality  
  3. Staged by Kim Fielding - Gender: Gay - Genre: Alternative Universe/Reality  
Lesbian Fantasy Romance 1. Thrall: Beyond Gold and Glory by Barbara Ann Wright - Gender: Lesbian - Genre: Fantasy Romance
  2. Beauty and Cruelty by Meredith Katz - Gender: Lesbian - Genre: Fantasy Romance  
  3. Glove of Satin, Glove of Bone by Rachel White - Gender: Lesbian - Genre: Fantasy Romance  
Lesbian Sci-Fi / Futuristic 1. Starless Nights (Dark Horizons #2) by Rae D. Magdon & Michelle Magly - Gender: Lesbian - Genre: Sci-fi / Futuristic
  2. Paladins of the Storm Lord by Barbara Ann Wright - Gender: Lesbian - Genre: Sci-fi / Futuristic  
  3. A Quantum Convergence (Nexus Trilogy #1) by C.A. Farlow - Gender: Lesbian - Genre: Sci-fi / Futuristic  
Gay Fantasy (The Eric Arvin Award) 1. Tournament of Losers by Megan Derr - Gender: Gay - Genre: Fantasy
  2. Malachite by Kirby Crow - Gender: Gay - Genre: Fantasy  
3. The Necromancer's Dance and The Necromancer's Dilemma (2 books as 1 submission) by S.J. Himes - Gender: Gay - Genre: Fantasy
Transgender Romance 1. What It Looks Like by Matthew J. Metzger - Gender: Transgender - Genre: Contemporary Romance  
  2. The Complete Horse Mistress Collection by R.A. Steffan - Gender: Transgender - Genre: Fantasy Romance  
  3. The Gift of Gravity by Sage C. Holloway - Gender: Transgender - Genre: Contemporary Romance  
Transgender Romance 1. What It Looks Like by Matthew J. Metzger - Gender: Transgender - Genre: Contemporary Romance  
  2. The Complete Horse Mistress Collection by R.A. Steffan - Gender: Transgender - Genre: Fantasy Romance  
  3. The Gift of Gravity by Sage C. Holloway - Gender: Transgender - Genre: Contemporary Romance  
Bisexual Historical & Paranormal Romance 1. Knight of Flames (Inheritance #2) by Amelia Faulkner - Gender: Bisexual - Genre: Paranormal Romance
  2. For Never and Always by Ana J. Phoenix - Gender: Bisexual - Genre: Paranormal Romance  
  3. Thorns and Fangs by Gillian St. Kevern - Gender: Bisexual - Genre: Paranormal Romance  
Lesbian Contemporary General Fiction & Young Adult 1. Backcast by Ann McMan - Gender: Lesbian - Genre: Contemporary General Fiction
  2. From Third to Home by Chris Paynter - Gender: Lesbian - Genre: Contemporary General Fiction  
  3. It Pours by C.D. Cain - Gender: Lesbian - Genre: Contemporary General Fiction  
Bisexual Fantasy & Fantasy Romance 1. Enchanted Soles by Sasha L. Miller - Gender: Bisexual - Genre: Anthology / Collection / Fantasy Romance  
  2. The High King's Golden Tongue by Megan Derr - Gender: Bisexual - Genre: Fantasy Romance  
  3. Seven Tears at High Tide by CB Lee - Gender: Bisexual - Genre: Fantasy  
Lesbian Historical & Paranormal Romance (The Cate Culpepper Award and The Sandra Moran Award) 1. Ex-Wives of Dracula by Georgette Kaplan - Gender: Lesbian - Genre: Paranormal Romance
  2. The Strange Case of the Big Sur Benefactor by Jess Faraday - Gender: Lesbian - Genre: Historical  
  3. Shaken to the Core by Jae - Gender: Lesbian - Genre: Historical Romance  
Transgender Fiction & Biography / Memoir 1. Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart - Gender: Transgender - Genre: Young Adult  
  2. Being Jazz by Jazz Jennings - Gender: Transgender - Genre: Biography / Memoir  
  3. Perihelion by Tami Veldura - Gender: Transgender - Genre: Sci-fi / Futuristic  
LGBT Anthology / Collection / Contemporary Romance & Fiction 1. Leather Wishes – The Adventures of the Fancy Man by Julian Keys - Gender: Gay - Genre: Anthology / Collection / Contemporary Romance
  2. Sweet & Sexy (4 novellas as 1 submission) by Jeff Adams - Gender: Gay - Genre: Anthology / Collection / Contemporary Romance  
  3. Love Unlocked by Claire Davis and Al Stewart, Victoria Milne, Dawn Sister, J P Walker, Caraway Carter, Ofelia Gränd, Debbie McGowan - Gender: LGBT - Genre: Anthology / Collection / Contemporary Romance  
Gay Historical 1. Across Your Dreams by Jay Lewis Taylor - Gender: Gay - Genre: Historical
  2. Games of Rome (Dominus #2) by J. P. Kenwood - Gender: Gay - Genre: Historical  
  3. Lessons for Sleeping Dogs by Charlie Cochrane - Gender: Gay - Genre: Historical  
Lesbian Mystery / Thriller 1. Cold to the Touch by Cari Hunter - Gender: Lesbian - Genre: Mystery / Thriller
  2. Death Wears Yellow Garters by Rae D. Magdon - Gender: Lesbian - Genre: Mystery / Thriller  
  3. Requiem for Immortals by Lee Winter - Gender: Lesbian - Genre: Mystery / Thriller  
Gay Contemporary General Fiction & Humor 1. Two Natures by Jendi Reiter - Gender: Gay - Genre: Contemporary General Fiction
  2. King of the Kitchen by Bru Baker - Gender: Gay - Genre: Contemporary General Fiction  
  3. Deluge by Vincent Meis - Gender: Gay - Genre: Contemporary General Fiction  
Gay Romantic Comedy 1. Winter Ball by Amy Lane - Gender: Gay - Genre: Romantic Comedy
  2. Loving Djinni by Beryll & Osiris Brackhaus - Gender: Gay - Genre: Romantic Comedy  
  3. (tie)
Femme by Marshall Thornton - Gender: Gay - Genre: Romantic Comedy
Groomzilla & Groomzilla Does Vegas by Tere Michaels - Gender: Gay - Genre: Romantic Comedy
 
Gay Young Adult 1. Foxes by Suki Fleet - Gender: Gay - Genre: Young Adult  
  2. The Italian Word for Kisses by Matthew J. Metzger - Gender: Gay - Genre: Young Adult  
  3. Private by Matthew J. Metzger - Gender: Gay - Genre: Young Adult  
Gay Romantic Suspence 1. The Edge of Control by Lou Kelly - Gender: Gay - Genre: Romantic Suspence  
  2. The Art of Hero Worship by Mia Kerick - Gender: Gay - Genre: Romantic Suspence  
  3. Tackling the Tight End by Tara Lain - Gender: Gay - Genre: Romantic Suspence  
Bisexual Contemporary Romance & Fiction 1. The Worst Bad Thing by J.E. Birk - Gender: Bisexual - Genre: Contemporary Romance  
  2. What Remains by Garrett Leigh - Gender: Bisexual - Genre: Contemporary Romance  
  3. Two Man Advantage, Game Misconduct, Full Strength (3 novellas as 1 submission) by V.L. Locey - Gender: Bisexual - Genre: Erotic Romance  
Gay Fantasy Romance 1. Tempest by Cari Z. - Gender: Gay - Genre: Fantasy Romance
  2. Ringed Love (Sentries #6) by Elizabeth Noble - Gender: Gay - Genre: Fantasy Romance  
  3. Rag and Bone by K.J. Charles - Gender: Gay - Genre: Fantasy Romance  
Gay Historical Romance 1. Broken Blades by Aleksandr Voinov & L.A. Witt - Gender: Gay - Genre: Historical Romance
  2. The Innocent Betrayal by Victoria Sue - Gender: Gay - Genre: Historical Romance  
  3. Beloved Unmasked by Brita Addams - Gender: Gay - Genre: Historical Romance  
Gay Mystery / Thriller (The Dorien Grey Award) 1. Tracefinder: Contact (Tracefinder #1) by Kaje Harper - Gender: Gay - Genre: Mystery / Thriller
  2. Blow Down by J.L. Merrow - Gender: Gay - Genre: Mystery / Thriller  
  3. A Solitary Man by Aisling Mancy & Shira Anthony - Gender: Gay - Genre: Mystery / Thriller  
Gay Sci-Fi / Futuristic 1. (tie)
Insurrection (Interscission Project #3) by Arshad Ahsanuddin - Gender: Gay - Genre: Sci-fi / Futuristic
Scardust by Suzanne van Rooyen - Gender: Gay - Genre: Sci-fi / Futuristic

  2. (tie)
Makepeace (Taking Shield #3) by Anna Butler - Gender: Gay - Genre: Sci-fi / Futuristic
Where There's A Will by Cari Z. - Gender: Gay - Genre: Sci-fi / Futuristic
 
  3. Checkmate Ever After by Lex Chase - Gender: Gay - Genre: Anthology / Collection / Sci-Fi / Futuristic  
Gay Erotic Romance & Erotica (The Bobby Michaels Award) 1. A Kind of Romance by Lane Hayes - Gender: Gay - Genre: Erotic Romance
  2. Come Back To Me by Edmond Manning - Gender: Gay - Genre: Erotic Romance  
  3. Better Than Safe by Lane Hayes - Gender: Gay - Genre: Erotic Romance  
Lesbian Lesbian Contemporary & Erotic Romance 1. Poppy Jenkins by Clare Ashton - Gender: Lesbian - Genre: Contemporary Romance
  2. A Kiss Before Dawn by Laurie Salzler - Gender: Lesbian - Genre: Contemporary Romance  
  3. (tie)
Just Physical by Jae - Gender: Lesbian - Genre: Contemporary Romance
Embracing the Dawn by Jeannie Levig - Gender: Lesbian - Genre: Contemporary Romance
 
Gay Paranormal Romance 1. Hexbreaker by Jordan L. Hawk - Gender: Gay - Genre: Paranormal Romance
  2. A Frost of Cares by Amy Rae Durreson - Gender: Gay - Genre: Paranormal Romance  
  3. Some Assembly Required by Bru Baker and Lex Chase - Gender: Gay - Genre: Paranormal Romance  
Gay Contemporary Romance (The William Neale Award) 1. A Second Harvest by Eli Easton - Gender: Gay - Genre: Contemporary Romance
  2. The Heart As He Hears It by A.M. Arthur - Gender: Gay - Genre: Contemporary Romance  
  3. Once Upon A Haunted Moor, Tinsel Fish, Don’t Let Go, Kitto, Guardians Of The Haunted Moor, Third Solstice (The Tyack & Frayne Mystery Series, 6 novellas as 1 submission) by Harper Fox - Gender: Gay - Genre: Contemporary Romance  
Asexual Debut 1. Alexey Dyed in Red by A.M. Valenza - Gender: Asexual - Genre: Fantasy  
  2. To Terminator, With Love by Wes Kennedy - Gender: Asexual - Genre: Sci-fi / Futuristic  
  3. We Go Forward by Alison Evans - Gender: Asexual - Genre: Contemporary Romance  
Bisexual, Transgender & LGBT Debut 1. What Does "Queer" Mean Anyway: The Quick and Dirty Guide to LGBTQIA+ Vocabulary by Chris Bartlett - Gender: LGBT - Genre: Non Fiction  
  2. Perihelion by Tami Veldura - Gender: Transgender - Genre: Sci-fi / Futuristic  
  3. Paralian: Not Just Transgender by Liam Klenk - Gender: Transgender - Genre: Biography / Memoir  
Lesbian Debut 1. Beauty and Cruelty by Meredith Katz - Gender: Lesbian - Genre: Fantasy Romance  
  2. Slow Burn in Tuscany by Giselle Fox - Gender: Lesbian - Genre: Contemporary Romance  
  3. A Quantum Convergence (Nexus Trilogy #1) by C.A. Farlow - Gender: Lesbian - Genre: Sci-fi / Futuristic  
Gay Debut 1. The Edge of Control by Lou Kelly - Gender: Gay - Genre: Romantic Suspence
  2. Under the Knife by Laurin Kelly - Gender: Gay - Genre: Contemporary Romance  
  3. It's a Sin by Steve Burford - Gender: Gay - Genre: Mystery / Thriller  
LGBT Book 1. What Does "Queer" Mean Anyway: The Quick and Dirty Guide to LGBTQIA+ Vocabulary by Chris Bartlett - Gender: LGBT - Genre: Non Fiction
  2. The Short and Long Of It: Expand, Adapt, and Publish Your Short Fiction by Paul Alan Fahey - Gender: LGBT - Genre: Non Fiction  
  3. Risk (Dark Light #2) by Dusk Peterson - Gender: LGBT - Genre: Anthology / Collection / Alternative Universe/Reality  
Asexual Book 1. For Promise Yet Unbroken by Tygati - Gender: Asexual - Genre: Fantasy Romance  
  2. Alexey Dyed in Red by A.M. Valenza - Gender: Asexual - Genre: Fantasy  
  3. To Terminator, With Love by Wes Kennedy - Gender: Asexual - Genre: Sci-fi / Futuristic  
Transgender Book 1. Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart - Gender: Transgender - Genre: Young Adult  
  2. Being Jazz by Jazz Jennings - Gender: Transgender - Genre: Biography / Memoir  
  3. Perihelion by Tami Veldura - Gender: Transgender - Genre: Sci-fi / Futuristic  
Bisexual Book 1. Enchanted Soles by Sasha L. Miller - Gender: Bisexual - Genre: Anthology / Collection / Fantasy Romance  
  2. The Worst Bad Thing by J.E. Birk - Gender: Bisexual - Genre: Contemporary Romance  
  3. Knight of Flames (Inheritance #2) by Amelia Faulkner - Gender: Bisexual - Genre: Paranormal Romance  
Lesbian Book 1. Backcast by Ann McMan - Gender: Lesbian - Genre: Contemporary General Fiction
  2. Poppy Jenkins by Clare Ashton - Gender: Lesbian - Genre: Contemporary Romance  
  3. Cold to the Touch by Cari Hunter - Gender: Lesbian - Genre: Mystery / Thriller  
Gay Book 1. Broken Blades by Aleksandr Voinov & L.A. Witt - Gender: Gay - Genre: Historical Romance
  2. Tracefinder: Contact (Tracefinder #1) by Kaje Harper - Gender: Gay - Genre: Mystery / Thriller  
  3. (tie)
Tournament of Losers by Megan Derr - Gender: Gay - Genre: Fantasy
The Innocent Betrayal by Victoria Sue - Gender: Gay - Genre: Historical Romance
 


"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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