Monday, July 28, 2014

Down to the Wire

Photo credit: danjaeger 

We're down to the wire, ladies and gentlemen. The judges have until July 31 to hand in their score sheets to us. Hopefully, we'll have no discrepancies and have a quick turn around for all of you. Don't forget the reader's choice polls are still open as well. They will close at 11:59am on July 31st.

Friday, June 13, 2014

We're On Facebook & Twitter!

To help spread the word about multicultural romance, we're now on Facebook and Twitter. We'd love to have you FOLLOW us or LIKE us!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Loving Day Blog Hop: A Day of Celebration & Plenty of Giveaways!

The 2nd Annual Loving Day Blog Hop starts tomorrow June 12th and we're tickled pink! We have almost two dozen authors participating in our celebration and they've graciously donated books, swag and gift cards to all you hoppers! On top of that the Swirl Awards is also hosting a rafflecopter giveaway for a $25 gift card for Amazon or Barnes & Noble to one lucky winner.

(opens June 12th)

Blog posts will go up tomorrow morning at 9am EDT. So join in and hop through ALL the author blogs for what will be a day of  celebration, fun, and learning!
*To enter the individual author giveaways, you may be required to leave a comment*


2 ebook copies of Loving the Lawman

Solace Ames
ebook copy of Submission gift

eBook copy of  Bad Tabby: A Night Kitty Quickie by Renee Luke and CafĂ© Mocha by Vivienne Diane Neal

Reader’s Choice of an eBook from author’s backlist
& ARC of yet to be released Taken

Olivia Brynn 
eBook copy of At Ease

Sam Cheever
eBook copy of The Biggest Poser (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)

$10 Amazon Gift card AND eBook  copies of  Dual Desires and Keys to Heaven

eBook copy of Illicit Impulse and swag

eBook copy of Bruised

Reader’s Choice of an eBook from author’s backlist

eBook copy of historical anthology, FOR LOVE & LIBERTY

eBook copy of IR historical Stolen

eBook copy of A Heart Not Easily Broken

Maya Lairis
$10 Amazon Gift Card

$20 Amazon Gift Card
Choice of 1 book from author’s backlist
Choice of 1 of 3 Sandra Kitt IR eBook 

(The Color of Love, Close Encounters, Between Friends)

Choice of the following eBooks: The Reluctant Bride, Two For Tuesday or Prophecy of the Undead

Reader's Choice from author's backlist

eBook copy of Friends and Lovers Series: You are Mine and a Mighty Good Man

eBook copy of Sergei, Sergei II and In Jack's Arms

$10 gift card to Amazon or Barnes & Noble

$10 Kobo gift card

Reese Ryan
eBook copies of the Bad Boys Gone Good Series: Love Me Not and Making the First Move

Reader’s Choice of an eBook from author’s backlist

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The List Keeps Growing

The participant list for the 2nd Annual Loving Day Blog Hop keeps growing! If you're interested in participating and you're an author, publisher, reviewer or the owner of a blog, email us at the swirl net (minus the spaces) and we'll put you on the list.

The Loving Day Blog Hop will run all day on June 12.

Participating authors as of  June 9, 2014:
Kianna Alexander
Solace Ames
Sydney Arrison
Koko Brown
Olivia Brynn
Sam Cheever
Shlya Colt
Alexa Day
Dahlia DeWinters
Lena Hart
Roslyn Holcomb
M. J. Kane
Mya Lairis
L.V. Lewis
Sharita Lira
Rae Lori
Fiona McGier
Romance Novels in Color
Lisa G. Riley
Keshia Robertson
Reese Ryan
Roxie Rivera
Vallory Vance
Eve Vaughn
Kenya Wright

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

2nd Annual Loving Day Blog Hop

The Swirl Awards will host the 2nd Annual Loving Day Blog Hop! This online event is scheduled for June 12 and will be a fun-filled event featuring prizes and giveaways by authors who write multicultural/interracial romance. Blog hoppers can expect to learn something new from the history surrounding anti-miscegenation laws to what inspires these fantastic authors to write about "loving relationships".

 The LOVING DAY BLOG HOP will begin at 12:01 am EST on June 12 and end at 9 am EDT.

If you're an author, reviewer or blogger and would like to participate, please contact us at the swirl (minus the spaces)

Kianna Alexander
Solace Ames
Koko Brown
Sam Cheever
Shlya Colt
Dahlia DeWinters
Lisa G. Riley
Roslyn Holcomb
M. J. Kane
Rae Lori
Romance Novels in Color
Reese Ryan
Roxie Rivera
Eve Vaughn

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Reader Choice Polls Are Now Open

The Reader Choice Polls for the 2013 Swirl Awards are now open! From now until July 31st, you can vote for your favorite IR/Multicultural Series, IR/Multicultural Cover and IR/Multicultural Publisher of 2013. 
Happy voting!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

2014 Swirl Awards Finalist List

Finally...our list is complete and ready to show the world! Here's our final nominee list for the 2014 Swirl Awards!

Contemporary Romance
A Good Man by J. J. Murray (Kensington Publishing) read more
A Race for Redemption by Serenity King (Serenity King) read more
Beside The Still Waters by H. M. Mann (Kinfolk Books) read more

Jaded (Book 2 of The Butterfly Memoirs) by M.J. Kane (5 Prince Publishing) read more
Journey to Sand Castle by Leslee Breene (Leslee Breene) read more
Making the First Move by Reese Ryan (Carina Press) read more

My Heart In Seoul by Sydney Arrison (Lilactyme Productions) read more

Like Slow Sweet Molasses by Mickie Sherwood (Red Rose Publishing) read more
The Beginning of Forever by Vallory Vance (Amira Press) read more
You Give Good Love  by J. J. Murray (Kensington Publishing) read more

Erotic Contemporary Romance
Calculated Exposure by Holley Trent (Holley Trent) read more

Cold War by Keira Andrews (Loose-Id) read more

Corporate Merger by Elisabeth Roseland (Samhain Publishing) read more

Fun House by Dana Little John (Secret Craving Publishing) read more
Giddy Up by Tilly Greene (Tilly Greene) read more
Licorice Whips by Bridget Midway (Phaze Books) read more

One Night In His Custody by Teri Fowler (Evernight Publishing) read more
The Admission by Jamallah Bergman (Secret Cravings Publishing) read more
The Dom Project by Solace Ames & Heloise Belleau (Carina Press) read more

Tri-Romance by Dana LittleJohn (Secret Cravings Publishing) read more

Under His Kilt by Melissa Blue (Confessions of a Romance Author) read more

Whatever He Wants by Eve Vaughn (Eve Vaughn) read more

Super Nova by Jayne Rylon (Samhain Publishing) read more

A Warrior for the Moon by Dana Little John (Muse it Hot Publishing) read more

Angel’s Blade by Erin Leaf (Evernight Publishing) read more

Affairs of the Dead by A.J. Locke (Etopia Press) read more

Bryan’s Betrayal by Holley Trent (Holley Trent) read more

Conquering Theana by LeTeisha Newton (Evernight Publishing) read more

Everything He Dreamed by Melissa Blue (Confessions of a Romance Author) read more

For the Love of a Goblin Warrior by Shona Husk (Sourcebooks) read more

Framing Felipe by Holley Trent (Holley Trent) read more

Ivory (Manhattan Ten, #2) by Lola Dodge (Samhain Publishing) read more

Mated To The Devil by Eve Langlais (Amira Press) read more

Mischief and Mistletoe by Lena Matthews (Lena Matthews) read more

Sensory Overload by Areana Senoj (Carnal Cravings Press) read more

The Last Witch Hunter by Thayer King (Evernight Publishing) read more

Wolf’s Desire by Ambrielle Kirk (Obsidian Gem Publishing LLC) read more

Wolf's Oath (After the Crash 3.25) by Maddy Barone (Maddy Barone) read more

Romantic Suspense
Bruised by Stacy-Deanne  (Sugar and Spice Press) read more

Someone to Watch Over Me by Serenity King (Serenity King) read more

The Book of Joshua: Trust by Iris Bolling (Siri Enterprises) read more

The World in Reverse by Latrivia S. Nelson (RiverHouse Publishing, LLC) read more

Bad Boy Next Door by Melissa Blue (Confessions of a Romance Author) read more
Carnival Temptress by Michelle Monkou (Stella Maris Publishing) read more
Last of the Season by Holley Trent (Holley Trent) read more
One Stormy Night by Vallory Vance (Evernight Publishing) read more
Seducing Sheri by Kianna Alexander (Kianna Alexander) read more 

New Adult
Cursed by Trakena Prevost (Evernight Teen) read more

Hussy by Selena Kitt (Excessica Publishing) read more

The Space Between by Victoria H. Smith (Victoria H. Smith) read more

Best Cover of 2013
See Best Cover  Page

Best Series of 2013
See Best Series Page

Best Publisher of 2013
See Best MC/IR Publisher Page