Golden Crown Literary Society Awards List, 2014

OMG peeps! The GCLS is winding down and from what I can tell, we’re all exhausted but pretty happy overall. Here’s the list of Goldie winners!

Best Lesbian Romance, Radclyffe (ed.), Cleis Press
Beyond the Trail, Jae, Ylva Publishing
Three, Ann McMan, Bedazzled Ink

Exception to the Rule, Cindy Rizzo, indie
In Between, Jane Hoppen, Bold Strokes Books
Laughing Down the Moon, Eva Indigo, Bella Books

In This Small Spot, Corgyn Publishing
Letters Never Sent, Sandra Moran, Bedazzled Ink
Picking Up the Pieces, Brenda Adcock, Regal Crest

At Her Feet, Rebekah Weatherspoon
Switching Gears, Rhavensfyre, Sapphire Books
Wild Girls, Wild Nights: True Lesbian Sex Stories, Sacchi Green (ed.), Cleis

Passion for Vengeance, Patty G. Henderson, Blanca Rosa Publishing
Reflected Passion, Erica Lawson, Blue Feather Books
Silver Wings, H.P. Munro, H.P. Munro

Point of Betrayal, Ann Roberts, Bella Books
Turning on the Tide, Jenna Rae, Bella Books
Yellow Vengeance, Liz Bugg, Insomniac Press

The Awakening: Book 1 of the Sisters of Spirit Trilogy, Yvonne Heidt, Bold Strokes Books
The Horde, Linda Kay Silva, Sapphire Books
The Lone Hunt, L.L. Raand, Bold Strokes Books

Chopper! Chopper!, Veronica Reyes, Red Hen Press
Roses Read, Beth Mitchum (ed.), UltraVioletLove Publishing
The Finely Human Experience, Monique Finley, UltraVioletLove Publishing

Code of Honor Radclyffe, Bold Strokes Books
Mountain Rescue: The Ascent, Sky Croft, Regal Crest
The Gemini Deception, Kim Baldwin & Xenia Alexiou, Bold Strokes Books

Deep Deception, Cathy Pegau, Carina Press (Harlequin Enterprises)
Saving Morgan, MB Panichi, Bella Books
Shell Game, Benny Lawrence, Bedazzled Ink

Every Second Counts, D. Jackson Leigh, Bold Strokes Books
Homestead, Radclyffe, Bold Strokes Books
I Remember, Julie Cannon, Bold Strokes Books

Orphan Maker, D Jordan Redhawk, Bella Books
Secret City, Julia Watts, Bella Books
Secret Lies, Amy Dunne, Bold Strokes Books

A tie!
All That Lies Within, Lynn Ames, Phoenix Rising Press
Letters Never Sent, Sandra Moran, Bedazzled Ink

Mary Griggs

Nancy Garden, for Annie on My Mind

Judy Grahn

Congrats to all! And we hope to see all y’all in New Orleans next year!


  1. There were so many brilliant people there! It was such a privilege to meet so many of my inspirations, even if it was through my cat. The awards ceremony was lovely and I am so glad that I had the privilege to attend.


  2. Yes, we are aware of the fundraising efforts and we did post that info on Women and Words HERE. Readers, hit the link to help out.

    Also, some items were auctioned off at GCLS and funds from those are going to Baxter.


  3. Just one addition to your blog, Andi, and I know it was an accidental oversight on your part, but the author name is missing from IN THIS SMALL SPOT under:
    In This Small Spot, **Caren J. Werlinger,** Corgyn Publishing
    Letters Never Sent, Sandra Moran, Bedazzled Ink
    Picking Up the Pieces, Brenda Adcock, Regal Crest

    So I added “Caren J. Werlinger” where it belongs in the above paste [I failed HTML training, or I would have been able to give it all the proper typeface, etc., since I accidentally sent myself to source code just trying to underline. Oh, well!]

    Thanks so much for all you did for us at the Con, Andi. It was wonderful to meet you in person, and I have several of your books and shorts on my list of ‘Post a review of this!’ and I hope to get to that list now that the excitement is slowly ebbing. This was such an awesome Con.


  4. […] Not much news to report, but we couldn’t let this week go by without extending our congratulations to Goldie winners Liz Bugg and Benny Lawrence. Liz’s Yellow Vengeance won in the Mystery/Thriller category, and Benny’s Shell Game won in the Science Fiction/Fantasy category. Well done, both of you! For the full list of Goldie winners, visit Women and Words. […]


  5. […] I kept thinking that I was going to do a giant “here’s what happened at GCLS,” but ultimately, I decided not to. The conference schedule is still available so you can see what panels were offered and who was on them (click HERE). The vendor layout is also available, so you can see where everybody was in the Grand Ballroom, which was the vendor room. I even took photos. You can see those HERE. And you can check out the list of Goldie finalists HERE and then the list of winners HERE. […]


  6. Hi Andi!
    Thanks for posting these–I can’t wait to be at the conference next year to meet you and everyone else. Looks like a great time. Would you mind correcting my book title to Laughing Down the Moon? I’m dying to share your list with people but don’t want them looking up the wrong book. Thanks, Eva


    • Thanks Andi! I did get a good laugh out of it…and it happened to be a title of an Asian TV series that actually looks pretty intriguing, so you may have pointed me in the direction of my winter viewing habit! 🙂 thanks again, Eva

      Sent from my iPad



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