Here’s another Blast from the Past from March of 2006.

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AAR 2006 Annual Reader Poll

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(For 2005 releases)

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Interim Results

We invite the winners to pick up their awards hereBest 2005 Romance Novels


 

  • Best Romance :  Mr. Impossible by Loretta Chase
  • Favorite Funny : Match Me If You Can by Susan E. Phillips
  • Honorable Mention : To Die For by Linda Howard
  • Most-Hanky Read – tie : A Breath of Snow & Ashes by Diana Gabaldon / Till Next We Meet by Karen Ranney
  • Honorable Mention : Passion by Lisa Valdez
  • Most Luscious Love Story  : Passion by Lisa Valdez
  • Best Cabin/Road Romance  : Mr. Impossible by Loretta Chase
  • Best New Author : Lisa Valdez
  • Honorable Mention : Lydia Joyce
  • Best Buried Treasure : The Music of the Night by Lydia Joyce
  • Honorable Mentions : Passion by Lisa Valdez / The Perfect Rake by Anne Gracie
  • Guiltiest Pleasure  : Passion Lisa Valdez
  • Author Most Glommed – tie : Anne Stuart / Mary Balogh
  • Honorable Mention :   Loretta Chase
  • Best Medieval/Renaissance : Return of the Warrior by Kinley MacGregor
  • Honorable Mention : Warprize by Elizabeth Vaughan
  • Best European Historical : Mr. Impossible by Loretta Chase (set in Egypt)
  • Best Traditional Regency  : Dedication by Janet Mullany
  • Best Amer Hist/Frontier : A Breath of Snow & Ashes by Diana Gabaldon
  • Best Contemporary  : Match Me If You Can by Susan E. Phillips
  • Best Series Novel – tie  (Series = Category Novel) :  The Mysterious Miss M by Diane Gaston / With Child by Janice Kay Johnson
  • Best Romantic Suspense : Black Ice by Anne Stuart
  • Honorable Mentions : To Die For by Linda Howard  / Hot Target by Suzanne Brockmann
  • Best Alt Reality/Paranormal : Dark Lover by J.R. Ward
  • Best Chick Lit/Women’s Fict : The Givenchy Code by Julie Kenner
  • Honorable Mention : To Die For by Linda Howard
  • Honorable Mention – Short Story  : Falling for Anthony  in Hot Spell by Meljean Brook

Best 2005 Characters

  • Most Tortured Hero :- Bastien Toussaint in Black Ice by Anne Stuart
  • Strongest Heroine :- Eve Dallas in Survivor In Death by J.D. Robb
  • Honorable Mention :- Blair Mallory in To Die For by Linda Howard
  • Best Hero :- Rupert Carsington in Mr. Impossible by Loretta Chase
  • Best Heroine :- Blair Mallory in To Die For by Linda Howard
  • Honorable Mention : Daphne Pembroke in Mr. Impossible by Loretta Chase
  • Best Couple : Rupert & Daphne in Mr. Impossible by Loretta Chase
  • Best Villain (unnamed to avoid spoilers)  : It Happened One Autumn by Lisa Kleypas

Worst of the Year for 2005

  •  Lead : Blair Mallory in To Die For by Linda Howard
  • Author You Gave Up On : Julie Garwood
  • (Dis) Honorable Mention : Stephanie Laurens
  • Author Others Love/You Don’t  :  Nora Roberts
  • Most Disappointing Read :  It Happened One Autumn  by Kleypas
  • (Dis) Honorable Mentions : Breaking Point by Suzanne Brockmann / Killing Time  by Linda Howard
  • Worst Read – Tie  : Passion Lisa Valdez  / What Do You Say to a Naked Elf? by Cynthia Sterling
  •  Purple-est Prose  : Passion Lisa Valdez