Thursday, February 21, 2008

My 2007 AAR Ballot

Here is most of my ballot as promised. I left a few categories blank including Best Short Story and Best Medieval. I read lots of medieval out of my TBR but none of them were 2007.

The Serpent Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt:
Best Romance
Most Luscious Romance
Best European Historical

Natural Born Charmer by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Favorite Funny Romance
Best Couple
Best Contemporary

Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas
Most-Hanky Romance
Best Heroine
Best Chick Lit

Broken by Megan Hart
Best Erotic Romance

Beau Crusoe by Carla Kelly
Best Series/Category
Most Tortured Hero: James Trevenan

Games of Command by Linnea Sinclair
Best SF, Fantasy, or Futuristic
Best Hero: Brandon Kel-Paten

Caressed by Ice by Nalini Singh
Best Paranormal

Claiming the Courtesan by Anna Campbell
Guiltiest Pleasure Read
Best Debut Author
Least believable HEA

Driven by Eve Kenin
Best Buried Treasure
Strongest Heroine: Raina Bowen

Ice Storm by Anne Stuart
Best Romantic Suspense
Author Most Glommed

Up Close and Dangerous by Linda Howard
Best Cabin/Road Romance

High Plains Bride by Jenna Kernan
Best American Historical

I'm grateful to all those who help compile the results (including Cindy!) and can hardly wait till AAR publishes them. I have seen a couple bloggers post their own ballot. These are fun to look at and compare favorites so I hope more of you do this.


Rosie said...

I've read all these but Beau Crusoe which is in my tbr. For some reason that just tickles me pink.

Alyssa said...

I enjoyed Games of Command, too, but I ultimately went with Driven in the futuristic category. I haven't read some of the other books on your list.

CindyS said...

An Anne Stuart glom? Yay!!!

And the pollsters don't do the Annual poll - LLB likes to run this one as it helps her stay in touch with AAR readers.

You can thank me later ;)

Looks like I have a few books I need to put on the TBR list!


Kristie (J) said...

Wow - we are scary sometimes *g*

I picked Sugar Daddy for best chic lit
Games of Command for best SF and best hero
Caressed by Ice for best Paranormal
Driven for best buried treasure and strongest heroine

Kate Diamond said...

This is great! There's only one book on your list that I've actually read... so now I have lots of recs. Thanks!

ReneeW said...

Rosie: It's so fun to see what everyone else has read and compare, isn't it? We must have similar taste.

Alyssa: It was a toss up between GoC and Driven but I went with GoC because of the hero. Yummy, and completely bonkers over the heroine.

Cindy: Oh, I didn't know that. Thanks, Laurie! It's a lot of work I know. Hey, I love AS and started collecting the old categories in her backlist. I think I have 14 now most of which I got from PBS, and I have a few more to find. But I do thank you for all the other stuff you do at AAR.

Kristie: Wow, I think I was channeling your or maybe I'm psychic. We are a lot alike about our reading sometimes.

Kate: These are all good books and depending on your tastes, I think you'll enjoy them.

Ruth said...

I don't think I've read any of these yet, so it looks like my TBR list just got a lot longer. :) I have to say I never really think about the books I read in terms of awards, but if I did, then Take Me There by P.F. Kozak would win hands down in the erotic romance category. Thanks for sharing your list!

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