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Announcing the 2023 N. N. Light Book Awards - Winners #books #bestbooks2023 #bookawards #bookish #booksworthreading



The staff at N. N. Light's Book Heaven review a wide variety of books and 2023 was no different. We read and reviewed 1,200 books this year. As the year draws to a close, we award the best books of the year (December 2022 - November 2023). Each of these books was given a 5 star or 5+ or 5++ star review by the reviewers of N. N. Light's Book Heaven and they are highly recommended reads. Narrowing down to these winners was a rigorous process for the staff from N. N. Light's Book Heaven debating which books deserved the coveted finalist and winner awards. These are the winners:


Action/Adventure Fiction/Romance:

Rescuing Freedom by Ellis Summers


Audiobooks:

Cobra Pose by Susan Rogers and John Roosen


Children’s Books:

Nina Loves the Forest by Heider Broisler


Contemporary Romance:

Twice Baked by Katrina Coll


Cozy Mystery:

Trip the Light Phantasmic by Judith Sterling

 

Dark Fantasy:

Rotten Apple by Marilyn Barr


Dark Romance/Romantic Suspense:

Royal Caleva: Gabriel: Duke of Bencalor by Nancy Herkness


Erotic Romance/Romantic Suspense:

Tempt by Marie Tuhart


Fantasy Romance/Romantic Fantasy:

Taking Medusa by SM McCoy


Fiction:

Remnants of Fire by Alana Lorens


Historical Fiction:

Outcast Artist in Bretagne by Diane Scott Lewis


Historical Romance:

If I Loved You by Cerise DeLand


Holiday Romance:

Holiday Queen by Claire Marti


Horror:

The Helios Syndrome by Vivian Shaw

 

Inspirational Fiction/Romance:

Audrey: Christmas Quilt Brides by Nancy Fraser


Later in Life Romance/Romantic Suspense:

Vulnerable by Marsha R West


Literary Fiction:

Where the Ocean Meets the Sky by AR Hadley


Medieval Romance:

The Emerald Fairy and the Dragon Knight by Jennifer Ivy Walker


Memoir:

The Italian Dance Quest by Anna Harsh


Mystery:

Chasing Favors by Mark Love


Nonfiction:

How to Construct Chat AI prompts to Help you Write your Novel: a manual with sample prompts for writers by Ashley Parker Owens

 

Paranormal/Paranormal Fantasy:

A Flock of Vampires by Everlyn Thompson


Paranormal Mystery:

Manatee Soul by Terry Segan


Paranormal Romance:

Rewrites of the Heart by Terry Newman


Post-apocalyptic Fiction/Romance:

Saffron by PL Parker


Regency Romance:

Captivated by His Countess by Kathy L Wheeler


Rockstar Romance:

Lead Me On by MJ Schiller


Romantic Suspense/Thriller:

Key of Silence by Judy Kentrus


Science Fiction/Romantic Science Fiction:

AzumC by Pauline Baird Jones


Steamy Romance:

Snowfire by Charlotte O’Shay


Suspense:

Sound and Deception by Nancy E. Polin


Sweet Romance:

Sophia’s Magic Beans by DV Stone


Thriller:

Into the Fog by Michelle Godard-Richer


Time Travel/Time Travel Romance:

A Tryst in Paris by Anne Armistead


Urban Fantasy:

The Cane, The Puzzle, and Magic by Vicky Burkholder


Western Fantasy/Romance:

Moonlight Over Montana by Lucinda Race


Women’s Fiction:

Rag Lady by Susie Black

 

Young Adult:

Griselda Rella by Lee Renwick Steele


Best Audiobook Narrator of the Year:

Cobra Pose by Susan Rogers and John Roosen


Best Book Cover of the Year:

The Italian Dance Quest by Anna Harsh


Best Book of the Year:

The Helios Syndrome by Vivian Shaw

 

Best Indie Book of the Year:

Trip the Light Phantasmic by Judith Sterling


Best US Author of the Year

Lucinda Race


Best Canada Author of the Year

Everlyn Thompson

 

Best International Author of the Year

Susan Rogers and John Roosen

 

Congratulations to all the winners.


If you’d like your book to be considered for our 2024 N. N. Light Book Awards, submit a book review request via our contact page on our website. All five-star reviewed books are eligible for our yearly awards.

 

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