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Announcement: 2018 N. N. Light Book Award Finalists #bookstagram #bookish #awardwinning

Every year, we read incredible books, books so moving, they deserve to be gilded in gold. We're fresh out of gold but we still honor them through the N. N. Light Book Awards. This year, it was so hard to pick the finalists, much less the winners. Mr. N had his favorites and Mrs. N had hers. So, without further ado, here are the finalists:

Contemporary Romance

Betting on Cinderella by Petie McCarty

When the Right One Comes Along by Livia Quinn

Escape From Behruz by Judy Meadows


The Ghost Chronicles 2 by Marlo Berliner

The Cauldron Stirred (Guardians of Erin, #1) by Judith Sterling

Spirit Talk by Colleen Hein


Path of the Traitors (LOW) by Charles E. Yallowitz

Kitchen Imps by A. L. Butcher

Escape From Samsara: A Dark Comedy Fantasy Adventure (Prophecy Allocation Book 1) by Nicky Blue

Historical Romance

Earl of Sunderland (Wicked Earls' Club #4) by Aubrey Wynne

Shadow of the Swan by Judith Sterling

When the Marquess Returns by Alanna Lucas

Historical Fiction

Stone Circle by Kate Murdoch

Searching for Gertrude by D.E. Haggerty

The Du Lac Prophecy by Mary Anne Yarde


The Road to Armageddon by Clabe Polk

Gallows Field by Brendan Gerad O'Brien

Game Six by Judy Bruce


Malthus Revisited (Lindsey McCall #4) by Lin Wilder

Fire on the Mountain: A Detective Mike Eiser Novel by Clabe Polk

Centrifugal Force by Lisa J. Lickel

Romantic Suspense

Gray’s Promise by Anni Fife

Smoke and Mirrors (Outbreak Task Force Book 2) by Julie Rowe

The Haunting of Hillwood Farm by Kathryn Knight


California Cures!: How the California Stem Cell Program Is Fighting Your Incurable Disease! by Don C Reed

The Inspiring Tale of Sir Edmund Hillary (Inspiring Tales) by Tory Locker

Everyday Enchantments by Maria F. DeBlassie

Young Adult

The Stronghold by Sebastian Bendix

Tainted Luck by Cynthia Austin

The Broken Branches by Becky Villareal

Erotic Romance

In Deep by Stacy Gold

Playing With Power by Vanessa Liebe

Paranormal Romance (two-way tie for third)

Debriefing the Dead by Kerry Blaisdell

Haunted Hearts by Kimberly Dean

Oath of a Warrior by Mary Morgan

Rogue Dragon Rising, part one (Outside the Veil #1) by T.J. Shaw

Science Fiction/Science Fiction Romance

The IX: Prelude to Sorrow by Andrew P. Weston

Undercurrents in Time (Detours in Time #2) by Pamela Schloesser Canepa

Operation Ark (Pets in Space #3) by Pauline Baird Jones

Women’s Fiction

Once Broken by D.M. Hamblin

Children’s Fiction

The Checkered War: An Infested Story in Three Parts by Aunt Haggis

Mrs. Murray’s Ghost (Piccadilly Street #1) by Emily-Jane Hills Orford

Hockey Wars by Ben and Sam

Holiday Romance

Dante's Gift (A Chicago Christmas #1) by Aubrey Wynne

A Highland Moon Enchantment by Mary Morgan

The winners will be announced on Tuesday, December 18th. Good luck to all the finalists.

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