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2017 Rainbow Awards

Category Winners
LGBT Cover 1) Peter Darling, Author: Austin Chant, Artist: Natasha Show
  2) Skythane, Author: J. Scott Coatsworth, Artist: Anne Cain
  3) An Island in the Stars, Author: Susan Laine, Artist: Anna Tiferet Sikorska
Gay & Lesbian - Poetry 1) Falling Into Flowers Lynne Barnes
Asexual - Contemporary & Historical Romance 1) Blank Spaces Cass Lennox
Gay - Romantic Comedy 1) One Pulse Anthology: Read My Lips C.C. Dado
Bisexual - Fantasy Romance 1) Undaunted Devin Harnois
Gay - Young Adult 1) Caught Inside (Boys on the Brink #1) Jamie Deacon
Lesbian - Fantasy 1) The Standing Stones: The Chronicles of Caymin (The Dragonmage Saga #3) Caren J. Werlinger
Gay & Lesbian - Erotica 1) The difference between Blake Moreno
Gay - Historical 1) A Time to Keep Morgan Cheshire
  2) Come to the Oaks: The Story of Ben and Tobias Bryan T. Clark
Asexual - Fantasy & Paranormal Romance 1) Alonso Munich is Now Dead S. Gates
  2) The Painted Crown (Unbreakable Soldiers #2) Megan Derr
Bisexual - Romantic Comedy & Suspence 1) Spun! (Shamwell Tales #4) J.L. Merrow
  2) Suspicious Behavior (Bad Behavior #2) L.A. Witt & Cari Z
Lesbian - Mystery / Thriller 1) A Quiet Death Cari Hunter
  2) Jody Klaire Hindsight (The Above & Beyond #4)
Lesbian - Anthology / Collection 1) Haunting Muses Doreen Perrine
  2) A Perfect Life and Other Stories Elaine Burnes
Gay - Alternative Universe/Reality 1) Daimonion (The Apocalypse #1) J.P. Jackson
  2) Drama Queens and Devilish Schemes (Actors and Angels #3) Kevin Klehr
Lesbian - Fantasy & Paranormal Romance (The Cate Culpepper Award) 1) C.A. Farlow A Quantum Uncertainty (Nexus Trilogy #2)
  2) Coils Barbara Ann Wright
Transgender - Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance & Romantic Comedy 1) Scarred Mia Kerick
  2) Flaunt (F-Word #1) E. Davies
Bisexual & Trangender - Contemporary General Fiction & Mystery/Thriller 1) Permanent Jet Lag A.N. Casey
  2) The Urn Carrier Chris Convissor
Lesbian - Contemporary General Fiction 1) Jove Belle Bitterroot Queen
  2) Rainbow Gap Lee Lynch
Lesbian - Sci-Fi / Futuristic 1) Seoul Circuit Tamara Boyens
  2) House of Fate Barbara Ann Wright
Gay - Fantasy (The Eric Arvin Award) 1) Amy Rae Durreson Recovery (Reawakening #3)
  2) Hearts of Darkness Andrea Speed
Best LGBT - Non Fiction (The Dirk Vanden Award) 1-tie) #Trans: an anthology about transgender and nonbinary identity online Evelyn Deshane
  1-tie) Equality: What Do You Think About When You Think of Equality? Paul Alan Fahey
Best Bisexual, Lesbian & Transgender - Historical & Historical Romance (The Sandra Moran Award) 1) The One Thing I Know Keelan Ellis
  2) Trafalgar and Boone in the Drowned Necropolis Geonn Cannon
Gay - Contemporary General Fiction & Humor 1) How We Love Michael Ryan Webb
  2) The Last Days Linger Johnny Townsend
Bisexual, Lesbian & Transgender - Young Adult 1) Having Her Back Ann Gallagher
  2) You are not me ('90s Coming of Age series #2) Leta Blake
Bisexual - Erotic Romance 1) Leaning Into the Fall (Leaning Into Stories #2) Lane Hayes
  2) A Kind of Honesty (A Kind of Stories #3) Lane Hayes
Gay - Mystery / Thriller (The Dorien Grey Award) 1) Hacked Up Ethan Stone
  2) Red Fish, Dead Fish (Fish Out of Water #2) Amy Lane
Bisexual - Alternative Universe/Reality, Fantasy & Sci-Fi / Futuristic 1) E.M. Hamill Dalí
  2) Adrift (Staying Afloat #1) Isabelle Adler
Lesbian - Romantic Comedy & Suspence 1) Jody Klaire Best Maid Plans
  2) Lila Bruce Little Lies
Gay - Historical Romance 1) Aqua Follies Liv Rancourt
  2-tie) Selina Kray Stoker & Bash: The Fangs of Scavo
  2-tie) Swift for the Sun Karen Bovenmyer
Transgender - Sci-Fi / Futuristic, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy & Fantasy Romance 1) Dangerous Times Isobelle Winter
  2) Peter Darling Austin Chant
  3) The Heart of the Lost Star (Tales of the High Court #3) Megan Derr
LGBT - Anthology / Collection 1) Hands On Shae Connor
  2-tie) Harbinger Island Dorian Dawes
  2-tie) Into the Mystic #1 Brooklyn Ray. J.C. Long, Kara Race-Moore, Samantha Kate, Nicole Field, J.P. Jackson, Caitlin Ricci, L.J. Hamlin, Kayla Bashe, Charli Coty, Tay LaRoi
Gay - Fantasy Romance 1) The Druid Next Door (Fae Out of Water #2) E.J. Russell
  2-tie) Cutie and the Beast (Fae Out of Water #1) E.J. Russell
  2-tie) The Blacksmith Prince Beryll & Osiris Brackhaus
Bisexual - Paranormal Romance 1) Wolf’s Clothing (Legend Tripping #2) E.J. Russell
  2) Page of Tricks (Inheritance #5) Amelia Faulkner
  3) Once Bitten Kate Owen
Gay - Romantic Suspence 1) Every Breath You Take Robert Winter
  2) The Phisher King Clancy Nacht & Thursday Euclid
  3-tie) Five Minutes Longer (Enhanced #1) Victoria Sue
  3-tie) Sue Brown Morning My Angel (Angel Enterprises #1)
Gay - Sci-Fi / Futuristic 1) The Chains of Their Sins (Taking Shield #4) Anna Butler
  2) Skythane J. Scott Coatsworth
  3) The Craving Z. Allora
Gay - Paranormal Romance (The Sandrine Gasq-Dion Award) 1) Depth of Return M. Raiya
  2) P.S. I Spook You S.E. Harmon
  3) Eli Easton How to Save a Life (Howl at the Moon #4)
Bisexual - Contemporary Romance 1) Block and Strike Kelly Jensen
  2) The Art of Three Erin McRae & Racheline Maltese
  3) Defenseless A.J. Rose
Gay - Erotic Romance (The Bobby Michaels Award) 1-tie) Just Drive (Anchor Point #1) L.A. Witt
  1-tie) The Master Will Appear L.A. Witt
  2) Exposed Bey Deckard
  3) Secured and Free (Entwined Dreams #2) Z. Allora
Lesbian - Contemporary & Erotic Romance 1) Heart Trouble Jae
  2-tie) Breaking Anchor Geonn Cannon
  2-tie) Falling Hard Jae
  3) A.L. Brooks Miles Apart
Gay - Contemporary Romance (The William Neale Award) 1) Arrows Through Archer Nash Summers
  2) Fool of Main Beach (Love in Laguna #5) Tara Lain
  3-tie) Lucy Lennox Borrowing Blue (Made Marian #1)
  3-tie) The Bravest Thing Laura Lascarso
Transgender Debut 1) Dangerous Times Isobelle Winter
  2-tie) Peter Darling Austin Chant
  2-tie) The Urn Carrier Chris Convissor
Bisexual Debut 1) Permanent Jet Lag A.N. Casey
  2) Adrift (Staying Afloat #1) Isabelle Adler
  3) Sparkwood Daria Defore
Lesbian Debut 1) Where The Light Glows Dena Blake
  2) Ask, Tell E.J. Noyes
  3-tie) Beast at the Door Althea Blue
  3-tie) Dolores Maggiore Death and Love at the Old Summer Camp
Gay Debut (The A.C. Katt Award) 1) Caught Inside (Boys on the Brink #1) Jamie Deacon
  2-tie) Lucy Lennox Borrowing Blue (Made Marian #1)
  2-tie) Skythane J. Scott Coatsworth
  3) One-Man Show: The Life and Art of Bernard Perlin Michael Schreiber
Asexual Book 1) Blank Spaces Cass Lennox
  2) Alonso Munich is Now Dead S. Gates
  3) The Painted Crown (Unbreakable Soldiers #2) Megan Derr
LGBT Book 1) Equality: What Do You Think About When You Think of Equality? Paul Alan Fahey
  2) Amy L. Stone Cornyation: San Antonio’s Outrageous Fiesta Tradition
  3) Fried & Convicted: Rehoboth Beach Uncorked Fay Jacobs
Transgender Book 1) Having Her Back Ann Gallagher
  2) #Trans: an anthology about transgender and nonbinary identity online Evelyn Deshane
  3) Dangerous Times Isobelle Winter
Bisexual Book 1) You are not me ('90s Coming of Age series #2) Leta Blake
  2) Pictures of you ('90s Coming of Age series #1) Leta Blake
  3) G. Benson Pieces
Lesbian Book 1) Jove Belle Bittterroot Queen
  2) A Quiet Death Cari Hunter
  3) The Standing Stones: The Chronicles of Caymin (The Dragonmage Saga #3) Caren J. Werlinger
Gay Book 1) Arrows Through Archer Nash Summers
  2-tie) Every Breath You Take Robert Winter
  2-tie) Fool of Main Beach (Love in Laguna #5) Tara Lain
  3-tie) Caught Inside (Boys on the Brink #1) Jamie Deacon
  3-tie) Depth of Return M. Raiya
  3-tie) The Chains of Their Sins (Taking Shield #4) Anna Butler


"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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