Interim Results – 2004 Annual Reader Poll

Final Results

February 15, 2004:

On February 1st we announced the interim results in our eighth annual reader’s poll. We do this annually to assist readers filling out their ballots (another helpful thing we did is to provide a list of 2003 published books for which we granted DIK status). As we’ve done for the past few years, this list of interim results will remain online for a full year (thereafter they are available via email). Many of our readers find the information helpful beyond the poll itself because most (if not all) of the titles that are shown and yet don’t win or place in the final tally are damn good reads.

]]>Support our sponsorsThe titles/characters/authors are presented in no particular order, and authors who have had a “lock” in past years in certain categories may no longer have that lock. There is also no guarantee that any nominee in any particular category will win or place in the final tally, which will be presented here on March 1st. We’ve had “sleepers” in the past win at the last possible moment. As a result, we were extremely inclusive in listing this year’s interim nominees. Which is why we suggest that if you feel strongly about a title, character, or author that isn’t listed below, you vote for it anyway – your vote could make the difference.

More voters than usual waited to vote until closer to the end of the poll, and as a result many of these categories are rather skimpy in terms of titles and characters and authors listed. Be assured that in the last two weeks we’ve received tons of votes, so many it’s been difficult to keep up with the ballots. We can’t wait to bring you the final results on March 1st.

  • Return Engagement by Lynn Michaels
  • Slightly Scandalous by Mary Balogh
  • Take a Chance on Me by Susan Donovan
  • The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audery Niffenegger
  • Cry No More by Linda Howard
  • Gone Too Far by Suzanne Brockmann
  • Beyond Sunrise by Candice Proctor
  • Born In Sin by Kinley MacGregor
  • A Nerd In Shining Armor by Vicki Lewis Thompson
  • The Pretender by Celeste Bradley
  • The Very Viril Viking by Sandra Hill
  • To the Nines by Janet Evanovich
  • Take a Chance On Me by Susan Donovan
  • See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson
  • Single White Vampire by Lynsay Sands
  • The Ideal Bride by Nonnie St. George
  • Some Men’s Dreams by Kathleen Korbel
  • Cry No More by Linda Howard
  • Fallen from Grace by Laura Leone
  • The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  • To Sir Phillip with Love by Julia Quinn
  • The Devil You Know by Liz Carlyle
  • Standing In the Shadows by Shannon McKenna
  • Worth Any Price by Lisa Kleypas
  • Wilde Thing by Janelle Denison
  • Fallen From Grace by Laura Leone
  • Personal Assets by Emma Holly
  • Sin MacAllister from Born In Sin by Kinley MacGregor
  • Zarek from Dance with the Devil by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • J D Damascus from Bad Moon Rising by Katherine Sutcliffe
  • Ryan Kinsmore from Fallen From Grace by Laura Leone
  • Bentley Rutledge from The Devil You Know by Liz Carlyle
  • Sam Starett from Gone Too Far by Suzanne Brockmann
  • Hush from Sweet Hush by Deborah Smith
  • India McKnight from Beyond Sunrise by Candace Proctor
  • Lady Syrah from She Who Laughs Last by Jennie Klassel
  • Phoebe Claringworth from Almost a Gentleman by Pam Rosenthal
  • Milla Edge from Cry No More by Linda Howard
  • Eve Dallas from Portrait in Death by J. D. Robb
  • Freyja from Slightly Scandalous by Mary Balogh
  • Alyssa Locke from Gone Too Far by Suzanne Brockmann
  • Eloise Bridgerton from To Sir Phillip With Love by Julia Quinn
  • Diaz from Cry No More by Linda Howard
  • Henry DeTamble from The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  • Joshua Moore from Slightly Scandalous by Mary Balogh
  • Roarke from Portrait in Death by J. D. Robb
  • Sam Starrett from Gone Too Far by Suzanne Brockmann
  • Billy Blade from Lady of Desire by Gaelen Foley
  • Noah from Return Engagement by Lynn Michael
  • India McKnight from Beyond Sunrise by Candice Proctor
  • Lucy Hatch from The Last of the Honky Tonk Angels by Marsha Moyer
  • Milla from Cry No More by Linda Howard
  • Jane Alcott from See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson
  • Eve Dallas from Portrait In Death by J. D. Robb
  • Alyssa Locke from Gone Too Far by Suzanne Brockmann
  • Hush from Sweet Hush by Deborah Smith
  • Charles and Melanie Fraser from Beneath a Silent Moon by Tracy Grant
  • Eve and Roark from Portrait in Death by J. D. Robb
  • India and Jack from Beyond Sunrise by Candice Proctor
  • Sam and Alyssa from Gone Too Far by Suzanne Brockmann
  • Freyja and Joshua from Slightly Scandalous by Mary Balogh
  • Emma and Thomas from Take a Chance on Me by Susan Donovan
  • Sara and Ryan from Fallen From Grace by Laura Leone
  • Standing in the Shadows by Shannon McKenna
  • Traveler by Melanie Jackson
  • Cry No More by Linda Howard
  • Key of Valor by Nora Roberts
  • Chloe from Only By Your Touch by Catherine Anderson
  • Genevive from Nerd in Shining Armor by Vicki Lewis Thompson
  • Charlotte from Noble Destiny by Katie MacAllister
  • Kelley from Hard Lovin Man by Lorraine Heath
  • Beyond Sunrise by Candice Proctor
  • Adventures of a Scottish Heiress by Cathy Maxwell
  • Gone Too Far by Suzanne Brockmann
  • See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson
  • Audrey Niffenegger
  • Holly Cook
  • Pam Rosenthal
  • Deidre Martin
  • Nonnie St. George
  • Prospero’s Daughter by Nancy Butler
  • Return Engagement by Lynn Michaels
  • Beyond Sunrise by Candice Proctor
  • Still Life with Murder by PB Ryan
  • Fallen From Grace by Laura Leone
  • Last of the Honky Tonk Angels by Marsha Moye
  • Standing In the Shadows by Shannon McKenna
  • Complete Abandon by Cheryl Holt
  • Lady of Desire by Gaelen Foley
  • Edith Layton
  • Gail Eastwood
  • Kathleen Korbel
  • Mary Balogh
  • She Who Laughs Last by Jennie Klassel
  • Born In Sin by Kinley MacGregor
  • Danelaw by Susan Squires
  • The Sea Wife by Holly Cook
  • Everything I Ever Wanted by Jo Goodman
  • Slightly Married by Mary Balogh
  • The Imposter by Celeste Bradley
  • Worth Any Price by Lisa Kleypas
  • Beyond Sunrise by Candice Proctor
  • To Sir Phillip with Love by Julia Quinn
  • Slightly Scandalous by Mary Balogh
  • Faire Game by Joann Ferguson
  • My Favorite Matchmaker by Jeanne Savery
  • The Diamond Key by Barbara Metzger
  • The Ideal Bride by Nonnie St. George
  • Prospero’s Daughter by Nancy Butler
  • Sweet Release by Pamela Clare
  • When a Texan Gambles by Jodi Thomas
  • A Kiss to Die For by Claudia Dain
  • Still Life with Murder by PB Ryan
  • Shotgun Wedding by Maggie Osborne
  • Here’s To the Ladies by Carla Kelly
  • See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson
  • Take a Chance on Me by Susan Donovan
  • Cry No More by Linda Howard
  • Fallen from Grace by Laura Leone
  • Gone Too Far by Suzanne Brockmann
  • Do-Over by Dorien Kelly
  • Some Men’s Dreams by Kathleen Korbel
  • Night Watch by Suzanne Brockmann
  • Bad Moon Rising by Katherine Sutcliffe
  • Late for the Wedding by Amanda Quick
  • Cry No More by Linda Howard
  • Gone Too Far by Suzanne Brockmann
  • Portrait In Death by J.D. Robb
  • Let Nothing You Dismay by Carla Kelly from Regency Christmas Wishes
  • Kathleen Flaherty’s Long Winter by Carla Kelly from Here’s To the Ladies
  • The Fragrance of Lemons by Jeanette Groark from Sexy Shorts for Christmas
  • Two Hearts by Karen Hawkins from The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown
  • A Tale of Two Sisters by Julia Quinn from Where’s My Hero
  • A Family Christmas by Mary Balogh from Under the Mistletoe
  • Only Human by Eileen Wilks from Lover Beware
  • Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
  • I Burn for You by Susan Sizemore
  • Single White Vampire by Lynsay Sands
  • Portrait In Death by J. D. Robb
  • Dark Melody by Christine Feehan
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  • Traveler by Melanie Jackson
  • Clean Slate by Laura Caldwell
  • A Piece of Heaven by Barbara Samuels
  • Ghosts of Boyfriends Past by Carly Anders
  • Suzanne Brockmann
  • Katie MacAllister
  • Lori Foster
  • Susan Johnson
  • Julia Quinn
  • Stephanie Laurens
  • Nora Roberts
  • Jude Deveraux
  • Diana Gabaldon
  • Judith Ivory
  • Katherine Sutcliffe
  • Linda Howard
  • Suzanne Brockmann
  • Nora Roberts
  • Mary Balogh
  • Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Night Falls Like Silk by Kathleen Eagle
  • Noble Destiny by Katie MacAllister
  • One Night of Scandal by Teresa Medeiros
  • Gone Too Far by Suzanne Brockmann
  • Hard Lovin Man by Lorraine Heath
  • Nerd In Shining Armor by Vicki Lewis Thompson
  • Gone too Far by Suzanne Brockmann
  • Into the Fire by Anne Stuart
  • Standing In the Shadows by Shannon McKenna
  • The Prince of Pleasure by Nicole Jordan
  • Lady of Desire by Gaelen Foley
  • Shadow Game by Christine Feehan