(For 2006 releases)

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(If there are multiple honorable mentions, they are listed in vote order unless they are a tie)

Best 2006 Romance Novels

  • Best Romance Honorable Mention :- Lover Awakened, J.R. Ward Lord Perfect, Loretta Chase
  • Favorite Funny Honorable Mention :- Lord Perfect, Loretta Chase
    Drop Dead Gorgeous, Linda Howard
  • Most-Hanky Read Honorable Mention :- Lover Awakened, J.R. Ward Simply Love, Mary Balogh
  • Most Luscious Love Story Honorable Mention :- The Raven Prince, Elizabeth Hoyt
    Devil in Winter, Lisa Kleypas
  • Best Erotic Romance :- All U Can Eat, Emma Holly
  • Best Cabin/Road Romance :- Lord Perfect, Loretta Chase
  • Best New Author :- Elizabeth Hoyt
  • Best Buried Treasure Honorable Mentions :- Jacob, Jacquelyn Frank Beauty and the Spy, Julie Anne Long The Raven Prince, Elizabeth Hoyt
  • Guiltiest Pleasure Honorable Mention :- All U Can Eat, Emma Holly
    Devil in Winter, Lisa Kleypas
  • Author Most Glommed :- J.R. Ward
  • Best Medieval/Renaissance :- Laird of the Mist, Paula Quinn
  • Best European Historical Honorable Mention :- Devil in Winter, Lisa Kleypas
    Lord Perfect, Loretta Chase
  • Best Amer Hist/Frontier tie :-A Reason To Live, Maureen McKade
    The Rogue’s Return, Jo Beverley
    (partially set in Canadian frontier)
  • Best Contemporary Honorable Mentions :- Drop Dead Gorgeous, Linda Howard  Angels Fall, Nora Roberts Sex, Lies, and Online Dating, Rachel Gibson
  • Best Series (Category) :- Family at Stake, Molly O’Keefe
  • Best Romantic Suspense onorable Mention :- Cold as Ice, Anne Stuart Angels Fall, Nora Roberts
  • Best Paranormal :- Lover Awakened, J.R. Ward
  • Best Chick Lit/Wom Fict Honorable Mention :- Hot Dish, Connie Brockway Summer at Willow Lake, Susan Wiggs
  • Best Short Story Honorable Mention:- Hot Toy (Santa, Baby), Jennifer Crusie The Warlord Wants Forever (Playing Easy To Get), Kresley Cole

Best 2006 Characters

  • Most Tortured Hero :- Lover Awakened, J.R. Ward-  Zsadist
  • Strongest Heroine Honorable Mentions :- Lover Awakened, J.R. Ward Memory in Death, J.D. Robb Lord Perfect, Loretta Chase –  Bella Eve Dallas Bathsheba Wingate
  • Best Hero :- Devil in Winter, Lisa Kleypas – Sebastian (St. Vincent)
  • Best Heroine Honorable Mentions :- Devil in Winter, Lisa Kleypas Lord Perfect, Loretta Chase Drop Dead Gorgeous, Linda Howard – Evie Jenner Bathsheba Wingate Blair Mallory
  • Best Couple Honorable Mentions :- Lord Perfect, Loretta Chase Devil in Winter, Lisa Kleypas Lover Awakened, J.R. Ward – Bathsheba/Benedict Evie/Sebastian Bella/Zsadist
  • Best Villain :- Lover Awakened, J.R. Ward (unnamed to avoid spoilers)

Worst of the Year for 2006

  • Most Annoying Lead:- Drop Dead Gorgeous, Linda Howard- Blair Mallory
  • Author You Gave Up On Dishonorable Mentions :- Christina Dodd Nora Roberts Julia Quinn
  • Most Disappointing Read :- On the Way To the Wedding, Julia Quinn
  • Worst Read :- On the Way To the Wedding, Julia Quinn
  • Purple-est Prose Dishonorable Mention :- Prince of Ice, Emma Holly
    Mistral’s Kiss, Laurell K. Hamilton

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