Readers & ‘ritas Awards

This year’s Readers & ‘ritas Awards is exclusive to the authors attending Readers & ‘ritas.  All the books in each category have a release date between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018. The genre categories are voted on by Readers & ‘ritas attendees.

Reader & ‘ritas Awards Categories

Contemporary Romance, Heat: The story takes places in this decade; the age of the primary characters can range from high school to much older. The degree of romance goes from steamy to full on erotic.

Contemporary Romance, Sweet: The story takes places in this decade; the age of the primary characters can range from high school to much older. The degree of romance can be hinted at.

Contemporary Romance, Western: The story takes places in this decade; the age of the primary characters can range from high school to much older. The degree of romance can be hinted at. The setting is in the “west.”

Crime Fiction: The suspense is the primary driver in this fiction. The suspense can be low key to heart pounding action.

Historical Romance: The setting is in the past, anything set earlier than 2000 is historical. Can also include romance, mystery, suspense as long as it’s based in the past.

Paranormal and Fantasy: Set in a world unlike our own with fantasy, romance, suspense, horror, and more.

Paranormal Romance, Shape-Shifters: Shape-shifters set in a paranormal world with romance, suspense, and/or horror.