Interim Results – 2005 Reader Poll

Final Results

February 15, 2005

We posted two sets of interim results in our annual reader poll, the first on January 26th and the second on February 3rd. Interim results are presented in no order other than alpha by name (including “the” and “a” as that’s how my database sorts). The poll is now closed…look for results here on March 1st and in theMarch 1st issue of At the Back Fence.

Any book with a copyright date of 2004 was eligible in this poll.
(Although Fever Dreams and Undead and Unwed were originally published in shorter versions in earlier years, they were rewritten and released as “new” with copyright dates of 2004. Both titles are eligible, therefore. Miss Thornrose and the Rake, on the other hand, was not rewritten; its copyright of 1999 makes it ineligible.)

  • A Deal with the Devil
  • Ain’t She Sweet
  • Bet Me
  • Beyond a Wicked Kiss
  • Devil Takes a Bride
  • Dream of Me
  • Guilty Pleasures
  • Kiss Me While I Sleep
  • Miss Wonderful
  • Night Play
  • Northern Lights
  • Shadowheart
  • Slightly Dangerous
  • Tempted
  • The Real Deal
  • Under a Lucky Star
  • When He Was Wicked
  • Ain’t She Sweet
  • Bet Me
  • Courting Trouble
  • Daisy’s Back in Town
  • Man Trouble
  • Miss Wonderful
  • Tempted
  • The Accidental Duchess
  • Undead and Unemployed
  • Undead and Unwed
  • Again the Magic
  • Bright Eyes
  • Duke of Sin
  • Kiss Me While I Sleep
  • The Real Deal
  • When He Was Wicked
Most Luscious Love Story

  • Duke of Sin
  • His Every Kiss
  • Houston, We Have a Problem
  • Jane’s Warlord
  • Originally Human
  • Return to Me
  • Secrets of a Summer Night
  • Shadowheart
  • The Real Deal
  • When He Was Wicked
  • Wild Rain
  • Devil Takes a Bride
  • England’s Perfect Hero
  • Flashpoint
  • His Every Kiss
  • Kinsman’s Oath
  • Northern Lights
  • Shadowheart
  • The Romantic
  • Yours Until Dawn
  • A Deal with the Devil
  • Ain’t She Sweet
  • Divided in Death
  • Flashpoint
  • Kiss Me While I Sleep
  • Shadowheart
  • Undead and Unwed
  • Bet Me
  • Divided in Death
  • Elizabeth’s Wolf
  • Getting What You Want
  • Kiss Me While I Sleep
  • Miss Wonderful
  • Night Play
  • Northern Lights
  • Slightly Dangerous
  • The Real Deal
  • The Romantic
  • The Runaway Duke
  • Under a Lucky Star
  • When He Was Wicked
  • Ain’t She Sweet
  • Bet Me
  • Devil Takes a Bride
  • Duke of Sin
  • Flashpoint
  • Guilty Pleasures
  • Miss Wonderful
  • My Pleasure
  • Night Play
  • Tempted
  • The Real Deal
  • The Runaway Duke
  • Undead and Unwed
  • Visions in Death
  • When He Was Wicked
  • A Deal with the Devil
  • Bet Me
  • Blue Dahlia
  • Courting Trouble
  • Daisy’s Back in Town
  • Dangerous Deceptions
  • Divided in Death
  • Miss Wonderful
  • Night Play
  • Slightly Dangerous
  • The Real Deal
  • The Runaway Duke
  • When He Was Wicked
  • Dream of Me
  • Flashpoint
  • Kiss Me While I Sleep
  • Kiss of the Night
  • My Seduction
  • The Real Deal
  • The Romantic
  • Again the Magic
  • Daisy’s Back in Town
  • Fair Play
  • Highlander Unbound
  • Secrets of a Summer Night
  • Undead and Unwed
  • Julie Anne Long
  • Kate Rothwell
  • Kathy Love
  • Marianne Stillings
  • Beyond a Wicked Kiss
  • Echoes
  • Getting What You Want
  • My Forever Love
  • Run No More
  • Shower of Stars
  • Tempting Danger
  • The Damsel in this Dress
  • The Spare
  • Under a Lucky Star
  • Bad Boys Online
  • More Than Seduction
  • Night Play
  • Return to Me
  • Wet and Wild
  • Wild Rain
  • Lord of Seduction
  • Master of Temptation
Author Most Glommed in 2004

  • Eloisa James
  • Emma Holly
  • Georgette Heyer
  • Katie MacAlister
  • Laura Kinsale
  • Loretta Chase
  • Mary Balogh
  • MaryJanice Davidson
  • Rachel Gibson
  • Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Suzanne Brockmann
  • Immortal Highlander
  • My Seduction
  • Pure Dynamite
  • Tempted
  • The Nerd Who Loved Me
  • The Runaway Duke
  • A Dark Champion
  • Forbidden
  • Heart of the Hunter
  • Hidden Honor
  • My Forever Love
  • Shadowheart
  • The Fall
  • The Linnet
  • The Marriage Test
  • Again the Magic
  • Devil Takes a Bride
  • Guilty Pleasures
  • Miss Wonderful
  • Secrets of a Summer Night
  • Slightly Dangerous
  • The Accidental Duchess
  • The Pursuit of Marriage
  • The Romantic
  • The Runaway Duke
  • Under a Lucy Star
  • When He Was Wicked
  • Castaway Hearts
  • Courting Trouble
  • The Barkin Emeralds
  • A Wanted Man
  • Foxfire Bride
  • Moon in the Water
  • Seen by Moonlight
  • Somebody Wonderful
  • The Unexpected Wife
  • Ain’t She Sweet
  • Beauty Queen
  • Bet Me
  • Kiss Me While I Sleep
  • Northern Lights
  • Public Displays of Affection
  • Smooth Talkin’ Stranger
  • The Real Deal
Best Series (Category) Romance

  • AKA Goddess
  • Joint Forces
  • Damsel in this Dress
  • Flashpoint
  • Kiss Me While I Sleep
  • Northern Lights
  • On Thin Ice
Best Alternate Reality Romance

  • A Kiss of Fate
  • A Man in a Kilt
  • Dead to the World
  • Dream of Me
  • Heart Duel
  • Jane’s Warlord
  • Master of the Night
  • Night Play
  • Run No More
  • Tempting Danger
  • Undead and Unwed
  • You Slay Me
  • Bet Me
  • Can You Keep a Secret?
  • The Real Deal
  • Undead and Unwed
  • A Hasty Marriage/Carla Kelly
  • Blind Date from Hell/Anne Stuart
  • Much Ado About Twelfth Night/Liz Carlyle
  • Originally Human/Eileen Wilks
  • The First Kiss/Julia Quinn
  • The Proposition/Leslie LaFoy
  • The Trouble with Heroes/Jo Beverley
  • Winterborn/Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Catherine Coulter
  • Elizabeth Lowell
  • JAK
  • Jude Deveraux
  • Julia Quinn
  • LKH
  • Maggie Shayne
  • Nora Roberts
  • Stephanie Laurens
  • Suzanne Brockmann
  • Christine Feehan
  • Connie Brockway
  • Diana Gabaldon
  • J.D. Robb
  • Jennifer Crusie
  • Katie MacAlister
  • Laura Kinsale
  • Lucy Monroe
  • Mary Balogh
  • MaryJanice Davidson
  • Nora Roberts
  • Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Suzanne Brockmann
  • Blue Dahlia
  • Daisy’s Back in Town
  • Miss Fortune
  • Miss Wonderful
  • My Seduction
  • Return to Me
  • Shadowheart
  • Skylark
  • The Real Deal
  • When He Was Wicked
  • Forced Mate
  • One Dark Night
  • The Real Deal
  • When Bruce Met Cyn

First set of Interim Results: January 26, 2005

  • A Deal with the Devil
  • Ain’t She Sweet
  • Bet Me
  • Beyond a Wicked Kiss
  • Devil Takes a Bride
  • Kiss Me While I Sleep
  • Northern Lights
  • Shadowheart
  • The Real Deal
  • When He Was Wicked
  • Ain’t She Sweet
  • Bet Me
  • Man Trouble
  • Miss Wonderful
  • Undead and Unwed
  • Again the Magic
  • Bright Eyes
  • The Real Deal
  • When He Was Wicked
Most Luscious Love Story

  • Duke of Sin
  • Shadowheart
  • The Real Deal
  • Wild Rain
  • Devil Takes a Bride
  • His Every Kiss
  • Kinsman’s Oath
  • Northern Lights
  • Shadowheart
  • The Romantic
  • A Deal with the Devil
  • Ain’t She Sweet
  • Divided in Death
  • Kiss Me While I Sleep
  • Shadowheart
  • Kiss Me While I Sleep
  • Miss Wonderful
  • Northern Lights
  • Slightly Dangerous
  • The Real Deal
  • The Romantic
  • The Runaway Duke
  • Ain’t She Sweet
  • Devil Takes a Bride
  • Flashpoint
  • Miss Wonderful
  • The Real Deal
  • When He Was Wicked
  • A Deal with the Devil
  • Bet Me
  • Divided in Death
  • Miss Wonderful
  • Slightly Dangerous
  • The Real Deal
  • When He Was Wicked
  • Flashpoint
  • Kiss Me While I Sleep
  • The Real Deal
  • Again the Magic
  • Daisy’s Back in Town
  • Fair Play
  • Secrets of a Summer Night
  • Julie Anne Long
  • Kate Rothwell
  • Kathy Love
  • Marianne Stillings
  • Beyond a Wicked Kiss
  • The Damsel in this Dress
  • Under a Lucky Star
  • More than Seduction
  • Night Play
Author Most Glommed in 2004

  • Laura Kinsale
  • MaryJanice Davidson
  • Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Suzanne Brockmann
  • My Seduction
  • The Nerd Who Loved Me
  • A Dark Champion
  • My Forever Love
  • Shadowheart
  • The Linnet
  • Devil Takes a Bride
  • Miss Wonderful
  • Slightly Dangerous
  • The Accidental Duchess
  • The Pursuit of Marriage
  • Under a Lucy Star
  • When He Was Wicked
  • Moon in the Water
  • The Unexpected Wife
  • Ain’t She Sweet
  • Beauty Queen
  • Bet Me
  • Public Displays of Affection
  • Smooth Talkin’ Stranger
  • The Real Deal
Best Series (Category) Romance

  •  no books make the cut so far
  • Flashpoint
  • Kiss Me While I Sleep
  • Northern Lights
  • On Thin Ice
Best Alternate Reality Romance

  • A Kiss of Fate
  • Dead to the World
  • Heart Duel
  • Jane’s Warlord
  • Undead and Unwed
  • Bet Me
  • Can You Keep a Secret?
  • The Real Deal
  • Undead and Unwed
  • A Hasty Marriage/Carla Kelly
  • Blind Date from Hell/Anne Stuart
  • Originally Human/Eileen Wilks
  • The First Kiss/Julia Quinn
  • The Trouble with Heroes/Jo Beverley
  • Connie Brockway
  • Jennifer Crusie
  • Katie MacAlister
  • Laura Kinsale
  • Mary Balogh
  • MaryJanice Davidson
  • Nora Roberts
  • Suzanne Brockmann
  • Blue Dahlia
  • Daisy’s Back in Town
  • Miss Wonderful
  • My Seduction
  • Shadowheart
  • When He Was Wicked
  • Forced Mate
  • One Dark Night
  • Lord of Seduction