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  • Favorite Romance: Whitney, My Love by Judith McNaught
  • Favorite Romance Author: Judith McNaught
  • Favorite Funny: Almost Heaven by Judith McNaught
  • Most-Hanky Read: Paradise by Judith McNaught
  • Most Luscious Love Story: Shades of Twilight by Linda Howard
  • Most Tortured Hero: Jason Fielding from Once & Always by Judith McNaught
  • Feistiest Heroine: Casey from All I Need is You by Johanna Lindsey
  • Favorite Hero: Nathan Oriel from Entwined by Emma Jensen
  • Favorite Heroine: Victoria Seaton from Once and Always by Judith McNaught
  • Favorite Couple: Jason and Victoria from Once and Always by Judith McNaught
  • Favorite Family: The Malory’s by Johanna Lindsey
  • Most Annoying Hero or Heroine: Steve Morgan from Sweet Savage Love by Rosemary Rogers
  • Favorite Medieval: A Kingdom of Dreams by Judith McNaught
  • Favorite European Historical: Whitney, My Love by Judith McNaught
  • Favorite American/Western Historical Romance: Winter Fire by Elizabeth Lowell
  • Favorite Contemporary Romance: Paradise by Judith Mcnaught
  • Favorite Romantic Suspense: Shades of Twilight by Linda Howard
  • Author You Gave Up On: Catherine Coulter
  • Author Others Love That You Don’t: Danielle Steel
  • Most Disappointing Read: Sweet Savage Love by Rosemary Rogers
  • Worst Read: Sweet Savage Love by Rosemary Rogers
  • Favorite Romance: These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer
  • Favorite Romance Author: Mary Balogh
  • Favorite Funny: Anyone But You by Jennifer Crusie
  • Most-Hanky Read: Summer Campaign by Carla Kelly
  • Most Luscious Love Story: Sizzle by Jennifer Crusie
  • Most Tortured Hero: Sir Waldo Hawkridge from The Nonesuch by Georgette Heyer (he had to put up with The Beautiful Miss Wield!)
  • Feistiest Heroine: : Miss Sophia Stanton-Lacy of The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer
  • Favorite Hero: Justin Alastair, Duke of Avon from These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer
  • Favorite Heroine: Leonie de Saint Vire from These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer
  • Favorite Couple: Avon and Leonie from These Old Shades
  • Favorite Family: The Alastairs by Georgette Heyer
  • Best Villain: Swithin Liversedge from The Foundling by Georgette Heyer
  • Most Annoying Hero or Heroine: Baron William Ledbetter from A Prudent Match by Laura Matthews
  • Favorite Cabin or Road Romance: The Cockermouth Mail by Dinah Dean
  • Best Discovery/Buried Treasure: Bella by Barbara Neil
  • Your Biggest Glom: Mary Balogh
  • Favorite Medieval: Candle in the Window by Christina Dodd
  • Favorite Regency: A Promise of Spring by Mary Balogh
  • Favorite European Historical: Through a Glass Darkly by Karleen Koen
  • Favorite American/Western Historical Romance: Mrs. Mike by Nancy Benedict
  • Favorite Contemporary Romance: The Last Key by Beverly Sommers
  • Favorite Series Romance: Getting Rid of Bradley by Jennifer Crusie
  • Favorite Romantic Suspense: Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier
  • Favorite “Other” Romance: The Faramir and Eowyn sections from The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien
  • Author You Gave Up On: Jayne Ann Krentz/AmandaQuick/Jayne Castle
  • Author Others Love That You Don’t: Emily Hendrickson
  • Most Purple Prose: Anything by Bertrice Small
  • Favorite Romance: Sweet Savage Love by Rosemary Rogers
  • Favorite Romance Author: Rosemary Rogers
  • Favorite Funny: Rendevous by Amanda Quick
  • Most-Hanky Read: To Have and to Hold by Patricia Gaffney
  • Most Luscious Love Story: Sweet Savage Love by Rosemary Rogers
  • Most Tortured Hero: Christian Morrell from To Love & to Cherish by Patricia Gaffney
  • Feistiest Heroine: Ginny from Sweet Savage Love by Rosemary Rogers
  • Favorite Hero: Jamie from Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  • Favorite Heroine: Claire from Outlander
  • Favorite Couple: Steve and Ginny from Sweet Savage Love by Rosemary Rogers
  • Best Villain: Jack Randall from Outlander by by Diana Gabaldon
  • Most Annoying Hero or Heroine: Shanna from Shanna by Kathleen Woodiwiss
  • Favorite Cabin or Road Romance: Wicked Loving Lies By Rosemary Rogers
  • Best Discovery/Buried Treasure: Wild at Heart by Patricia Gaffney
  • Your Biggest Glom: Rosemary Rogers
  • Favorite Medieval: Earth Song by Catherine Coulter
  • Favorite Regency: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Favorite American/Western Historical Romance: Ashes in the Wind by Kathleen Woodiwiss
  • Favorite Contemporary Romance: Ride the Wind by Janet Dailey
  • Favorite “Other” Romance: Wild at Heart by Patricia Gaffney
  • Author You Gave Up On: Bertrice Small
  • Author Others Love That You Don’t: Danielle Steel
  • Most Disappointing Read: Shanna by Kathleen Woodiwiss
  • Most Purple Prose: Sweet Savage Love By Rosemary Rogers
  • Favorite Romance: Duncan’s Bride by Linda Howard
  • Favorite Romance Author: Linda Howard
  • Favorite Funny: Come Together by Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees
  • Most-Hanky Read: Morning Glory by LaVyrle Spencer
  • Most Luscious Love Story: After The Night by Linda Howard
  • Most Tortured Hero: Maxen Pendery from Saxon Bride by Tamara Leigh
  • Feistiest Heroine: Rhianynn of Etcheverry from Saxon Bride by Tamara Leigh
  • Favorite Hero: Sam Donovan from Mr Perfect by Linda Howard
  • Favorite Heroine: Daisy Devreaux from Kiss An Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Favorite Couple: Sam Donovan and Jaine Bright from Mr Perfect by Linda Howard
  • Favorite Family: The MacKenzie Family by Linda Howard
  • Best Villain: Nelson Rutledge from Mirror Image by Sandra Brown
  • Most Annoying Hero or Heroine: Sallie Baines from An Independent Wife by Linda Howard
  • Favorite Cabin or Road Romance: Kiss An Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Best Discovery/Buried Treasure: Wicked Games by Barbara Boswell
  • Your Biggest Glom: Sandra Brown
  • Favorite Medieval: Saxon Bride by Tamara Leigh
  • Favorite Regency: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Favorite European Historical: Once and Always by Judith McNaught
  • Favorite American/Western Historical Romance: Sunset Embrace by Sandra Brown
  • Favorite Contemporary Romance: Mr Perfect by Linda Howard
  • Favorite Series Romance: Any Loveswept by Sandra Brown
  • Favorite Romantic Suspense: Mirror Image by Sandra Brown
  • Favorite “Other” Romance: When There Is Hope by Jane Goodger
  • Author You Gave Up On: Sandra Brown
  • Author Others Love That You Don’t: Nora Roberts
  • Most Disappointing Read: The Alibi by Sandra Brown
  • Favorite Romance: Flowers from the Storm – Laura Kinsale
  • Favorite Romance Author:
    • Laura Kinsale
    • Teresa Meideros
    • Mary Jo Putney
    • Julie Garwood
    • Jane Feather
  • Favorite Funny: Midsummer Moon by Laura Kinsale and Scandal by Amanda Quick
  • Most-Hanky Read: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  • Most Luscious Love Story: Flowers from the Storm by Laura Kinsale
  • Most Tortured Hero: Christian Langlan from Flowers from the Storm by Laura Kinsale
  • Feistiest Heroine: Emily from Once an Angel by Teresa Medeiros
  • Favorite Hero: Sheridan Drake from Seize the Fire by Laura Kinsale
  • Favorite Heroine: Leda Etoile Gerard from The Shadow and the Star by Laura Kinsale
  • Favorite Couple: Christian and Maddy from Flowers from the Storm bt Laura Kinsale
  • Favorite Family: Ransom Family from Midsummer Moon by Laura Kinsale
  • Best Villain: Allegreto from For My Lady’s Heart by Laura Kinsale
  • Best Discovery/Buried Treasure: Seize the Fire by Laura Kinsale
  • Favorite Medieval: Uncommon Vows by Mary Jo Putney
  • Favorite Regency: The Rake and the Reformer by Mary Jo Putney
  • Favorite European Historical: Flowers from the Storm by Laura Kinsale
  • Favorite American/Western Historical Romance: While Passion Sleeps by Shirlee Busbee
  • Favorite “Other” Romance: A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux
  • Author You Gave Up On: Catherine Coulter
  • Author Others Love That You Don’t:
    • Linda Lael Miller
    • Diana Gabaldon
  • Most Disappointing Read: My Sweet Folly by Laura Kinsale
  • Most Purple Prose: Anything by Virginia Henley
  • Favorite Romance: Remembrance by Jude Deveraux
  • Favorite Romance Author:
    • Judith Deveraux
    • Linda Lael Miller
    • Julie Garwood
  • Favorite Funny: The Gift by Julie Garwood
  • Most Luscious Love Story: Remembrance by Jude Deveraux
  • Feistiest Heroine: Jamie from The Bride by Julie Garwood
  • Favorite Hero: Talis from Remembrance by Jude Deveraux
  • Favorite Heroine: Callie from Remembrance by Jude Deveraux
  • Favorite Couple: The couples in all their incarnations from Remembrance by Jude Deveraux
  • Favorite Romance: The Bride by Julie Garwood
  • Favorite Romance Author:
    • Julie Garwood
    • Jill Barnett
    • Johanna Lindsay
  • Favorite Funny: Dreaming and Wicked by Jill Barnett
  • Most-Hanky Read: Kaleidoscope by Danielle Steel
  • Most Luscious Love Story: Shanna by Kathleen Woodiwiss
  • Most Tortured Hero: Samuel from The Shadow and the Star by Laura Kinsale
  • Feistiest Heroine: Sophia Howard from Wicked by Jill Barnett and Georgina Malory from Gentle Rogue by Johanna Lindsey
  • Favorite Hero: Simon Hawkesmoor from the Silver Rose by Jane Feather
  • Favorite Heroine: Jamie Kincaid from The Bride by Julie Garwood and Sophia Howard from Wicked by Jill Barnett
  • Favorite Couple: Alec and Jamie Kincaid from The Bride by Julie Garwood
  • Favorite Family: The Malorys by Joanna Lindsey
  • Most Annoying Hero or Heroine: Sabrina Cameron from A Whisper of Roses by Teresa Medeiros
  • Favorite Cabin or Road Romance: Gentle Rogue by Johanna Lindsey
  • Favorite Medieval: Charming the Prince by Teresa Medeiros
  • Favorite European Historical: East of Forever by Christina Skye
  • Favorite Contemporary Romance: Paradise by Judith McNaught
  • Favorite Series Romance: Hostage Bride by Janet Dailey
  • Favorite “Other” Romance: Breath of Magic by Teresa Medieros and Forbidden by Elizabeth Lowell
  • Author Others Love That You Don’t: Sandra Brown and Jayne Ann Krentz
  • Most Disappointing Read: Heather and Velvet by Teresa Medeiros
  • Worst Read: Wait For Me by Stella Cameron
  • Favorite Romance: Wolf and the Dove by Kathleen Woodiwiss
  • Favorite Romance Author: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Favorite Funny: Kiss an Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Most-Hanky Read: Kiss an Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Most Luscious Love Story: Duncan’s Bride by Linda Howard
  • Most Tortured Hero: Raine from Keeper of the Dream by Penelope Williamson
  • Feistiest Heroine: Madeline from Duncan’s Bride by Linda Howard
  • Favorite Hero: Brandon Birmingham from Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss
  • Favorite Heroine: The Heroines from Untamed, Enchanted and Forbidden by Elizabeth Lowell
  • Favorite Couple: Heather and Brandon from Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss
  • Favorite Family: MacKenzie Family by Linda Howard
  • Most Annoying Hero or Heroine: Scarlett O’Hara from Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  • Favorite Cabin or Road Romance: “Only” series by Elizabeth Lowell
  • Best Discovery/Buried Treasure: Madeline Hunter
  • Favorite Medieval: Keeper of the Dream by Penelope Williamson
  • Favorite American/Western Historical Romance: Silver Lining by Maggie Osborne
  • Favorite Contemporary Romance: Double Standards by Judith McNaught
  • Favorite “other” Romance: Rejar by Dara Joy
  • Author You Gave Up On: Kathleen Woodiwiss
  • Author Others Love That You Don’t:
    • Jude Devereaux
    • Danielle Steel
    • Jayne Ann Krentz
  • Most Disappointing Read: everything by Kathleen Woodiwiss after Shanna
  • Worst Read: All that Glitters by Linda Howard
  • Most Purple Prose: anything by Susan Johnson
  • Favorite Romance: After Innocence by Brenda Joyce
  • Favorite Romance Author:
    • Lisa Kleypas
    • Meagan McKinney
    • Brenda Joyce
  • Favorite Funny: It Had To Be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Most-Hanky Read: Till Dawn Tames the Night by Meagan McKinney
  • Most Luscious Love Story: The Conqueror by Brenda Joyce
  • Favorite Hero: Edward Delanza from After Innocence by Brenda Joyce
  • Favorite Heroine: Lily from Then Came You by Lisa Kleypas
  • Favorite Couple: Jamie and Sheena from A Gentle Feuding by Johanna Lindsey
  • Favorite Family: The Malorys by Johanna Lindsey
  • Best Discovery/Buried Treasure: anything by Laurie McBain, Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
  • Favorite Medieval: The Conqueror by Brenda Joyce
  • Favorite European Historical: Fires of Winter by Johanna Lindsey
  • Favorite American/Western Historical Romance: My Wicked Enchantress by Brenda Joyce
  • Favorite Contemporary Romance: anything by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Favorite “Other” Romance: Warrior’s Woman by Johanna Lindsey
  • Author You Gave Up On: Johanna Lindsey
  • Author Others Love That You Don’t: Danielle Steel
  • Most Disappointing Read: any recent Johanna Lindsey
  • Favorite Romance: The Florida series by Heather Graham and The Ascension Trilogy by Gaelen Foley
  • Favorite Romance Author:
    • Gaelen Foley
    • Heather Graham
    • Julie Garwood
    • Lisa Kleypas
  • Favorite Funny: Castles by Julie Garwood
  • Most-Hanky Read: Stranger in my Arms by Lisa Kleypas
  • Most Luscious Love Story: Princess by Gaelen Foley
  • Most Tortured Hero: Lazar Fiori in The Pirate Prince by Gaelen Foley
  • Feistiest Heroine: Risa Mackenzie in Surrender by Heather Graham
  • Favorite Hero: Darius Santiago in Princess by Gaelen Foley and Jerome Mackenzie from Surrender by Heather Graham
  • Favorite Heroine: Serafina Santiago in Princess by Gaelen Foley
  • Favorite Couple:
    • Serafina and Darius Santiago in Princess by Gaelen Foley
    • Risa and Jerome Mackenzie from Surrender by Heather Graham
    • Zachery and Holly from Where Dreams Begin by Lisa Kleypas
  • Favorite Family: The Mackenzies from Heather Graham’s Florida series
  • Best Villain: Prince Anatole Tyurinov in Princess by Gaelen Foley
  • Most Annoying Hero or Heroine: Rhiannon Mackenzie in Glory by Heather Graham
  • Favorite Cabin or Road Romance: The Tender Stranger by Carolyn Davidson
  • Best Discovery/Buried Treasure: The Pirate Prince by Gaelen Foley
  • Your Biggest Glom: Heather Graham
  • Favorite Medieval: Lord of the Wolves by Heather Graham
  • Favorite European Historical:
    • Midnight Lady by Rosemary Rogers
    • Where Dreams Begin by Lisa Kleypas
    • Stranger in My Arms by Lisa Kleypas
  • Favorite American/Western Historical Romance: All of the The Clayborne Books by Julie Garwood
  • Favorite Contemporary Romance: Beneath a Blood Red Moon by Shannon Drake
  • Favorite Romantic Suspense: Midnight Lady by Rosemary Rogers
  • Favorite “Other” Romance: Heaven Sent and Heaven’s Reward both by Marian Edwards
  • Author You Gave Up On: Johanna Lindsey
  • Author Others Love That You Don’t: Daniella Steel
  • Most Disappointing Read: Defy Not the Heart by Johanna Lindsey
  • Worst Read: Someday My Prince by Christina Dodd
  • Most Purple Prose: Any Bertrice Small

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