Sunday, August 2, 2015

Polls Are Now Open for Reader's Choice, Plus Heads Up!


THE POLLS ARE OPEN...

Our Reader's Choice Polls are now open! Vote now until September 30 for your favorite interracial/multicultural cover and series of 2014. Some of the same rules apply. You can only vote once a day, but we've changed how many nominees you can vote for from one to multiple at a time.

BEST SERIES

COVER

Heads up Judges...

We would like to give a heads up to our trusty and enthusiastic judges. We sent out all your packets yesterday. If you contacted us, filled out our questionnaire and were approved, please check your spam folder ASAP!

Monday, July 20, 2015

And the Finalists Are...

Our deadline has passed, so we're ready to present our finalist list. We would like to thank all the authors for submitting their titles. Without them, we would not be able to hold our awards year in and year out. Before the end of the week, we will open the polls for our reader's choice awards. 

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Contemporary

An Unexpected Love by Stacy-Deanne (Jessica Watkins Presents) 
Better by Adrienne Thompson (Pink Cashmere Publishing) 
Bollywood and the Beast by Suleikha Snyder (Samhain Publishing) 
Dangerous Beauty Part Two: A Mafia Princess by Michelle Hardin (Dewy Moss) 
Gift from Carolina by Holley Trent (Holley Trent) 
Her Insatiable Scot by Melissa Blue (Confessions of a Romance Author) 
Need You Now by Mika Jolie (Secret Cravings Publishing) 
Keeping Secrets by Kiru Taye (Kiru Taye) 
Law of Moses by Amy Harmon (Amy Harmon ) 
Life After by Keith Walker (Keith Walker Books) 
Loving Words by Olivia Gaines (Davonshire House Publishing) 
Making Scandal by Kiru Taye (KT Books) 
Maybe Baby by Kim Golden (Echo Books)
No Ordinary Love by Kenya Wright (Swoon Romance) 
Obsidian Faith by Bev Elle (Bev Elle) 
Outside Woman by Stacy-Deanne (Secret Cravings Publishing) 
Remember Me by Michelle N. Onuorah (MNO Media, LLC
Southern Drawl by Paige Warren (Evernight Publishing) 
Tell Me Something Good by Jamie Wesley (Entangled: Lovestruck) 
The Christmas Tree Guy by Railyn Stone (5 Prince Publishing) 
 The Scale by Mika Jolie (Secret Cravings Publishing)  
 The Scale by Mika Jolie (Secret Cravings Publishing)  
The Wedding Part I by Sheena Binkley (Sheena Binkley)
Until I Saw Your Smile by J. J. Murray (Kensington Publishing) 

Erotic Contemporary

#1 Crush (Loose Ends Book  #1) by Kaia Bennett (Kaia Bennett) 
Brick House by Keith Walker (KeithWalkerBooks)
His Marriage Bargain: So Inked 3 by Sidney Bristol (Ellora's Cave) 
Hot Game by Bridget Midway (Xcite Books) 
One Last Rodeo by Michel Prince (Michel Prince) 
Protecting Portia by Pavarti K. Tyler (Evolved Publishing) 
Ruined: Loving an Alpha Male by S K Lessly (Jessica Watson Presents
Scarred (Damaged Souls, Book 1) by Twyla Turner (Twyla Turner) 
Scores by Kiru Taye (Evernight Publishing)  
Through the Dom's Lens by Doris O’Connor (Evernight Publishing) 
Three Strikes (Den of Sin #16) by Holley Trent (Holley Trent) 
Thursdays in Savannah by Olivia Gaines (Davonshire House) 

Fantasy/Sci-Fi

Angel's Shield by Erin Leaf (Evernight Publishing) 
Broken Mirrors: Book One of the Broken Mirrors Duology by A.F. Dery (Ring Drop Press) 
Paradox by P.J. Dean( eXtasy Books) 
Run by Eve Vaughn (Eve Vaughn Books) 

Historical

Kindred, An American Love Story by P.J. Dean (Devine Destinies) 
Loving the Lawman: Roses of Ridgeway Book 3 by Kianna Alexander (Kianna Alexander) 
Sweet Jazz by Ursula Renée (The Wild Rose Press, Inc. (Vintage) 
The Mayor’s Mission by Piper Huguley (Liliaceae Publishers)
The Preacher’s Promise by Piper Huguley (Liliaceae Publishers) 

New Adult

An Arrangement of Love by Kenya Wright (K. Wright Press) 
Canning the Center by Tara Lain (Dreamspinner Press) 
Dangerous Beauty Part One: Destiny by Michelle Hardin (Dewy Moss) 
The Calum by Xio Axelrod (BookBaby) 

Paranormal

Ileeria: The Chosen One by Latoya Wilson (Latoya Wilson) 
A Demon Bewitched (Sons of Gulielmus #3)  by Holley Trent (Crimson Romance) 
SinfullyEver After by Kenya Carlton (Parker Publishing) 
Sword of Mercy (La Patron's Sword Book 2) by Sydney Addae (Sitting Bull Publishing) 
Tea Leaf: What Hides Beneath by Mia Mitns (Mia Mitns)

Romantic Suspense

Billy  by H.M. Mann (Kinfolk Books) 
Duty Bound: Bayou Bound 2 by Sidney Bristol (Inked Press) 
Drug of Desire: Committed by Sidney Bristol (Random House) 
Hard to Hold On To by Laura Kaye (Avon Impulse) 
Heart of the Matter: Queens of Kings: Book 1 by LaQuette (Hot Ink Press) 

Short Novel

Debauching the Virgin by Melissa Blue (Confessions of a Romance Author) 
Maybe Tonight by Kim Golden (Echo Books) 
Opening Act by Suleikha Snyder (Entangled Publishing: Edge) 
Queen of Dust by Ankhesen Mié (Middle Child Press) 
Redemption by Reana Malori (Reana Malori Books) 
Santa’s BigHelper By Olivia Gaines (Davonshire House) 
Superstar by Roslyn Hardy Holcomb (Roslyn Hardy Holcomb) 
Worth the Risk by Stacy-Deanne (Sweet Cravings Publishing) 



Saturday, July 18, 2015

Final Day to Enter the 2015 Swirl Awards


Well the deadline is upon us. Today is the final day to enter the 2015 Swirl Awards. On the fence? Then get off it and enter. Authors, can send us an email to theswirlnet@gmail(dot)com with the following information:

Book:
Author:
Publication date:
Publisher:
Website or Buy link for Book:


Friday, July 10, 2015

And the Nominations Keep Rolling In!


Only eight more days to enter the 2015 Swirl Awards! We've received quite a few nominations, but we're sorely lacking in Paranormal, Fantasy/SciFi and Paranormal. Have a favorite author that should enter? Send them an email and kindly ask them to enter before our July 18th deadline.

As promised, here's a few more nominations... 
See something you like, then click on the LOOK INSIDE THE BOOK link and read an excerpt or buy the book!


#1 CRUSH
Kaia Bennet
LOOK INSIDE THE BOOK

A DEMON BEWITCHED
Holley Trent
LOOK INSIDE THE BOOK!

 HEART OF THE MATTER, QUEENS OF KINGS: BOOK 1
La Quette
LOOK INSIDE THE BOOK

MAYBE BABY
Kim Golden
LOOK INSIDE THE BOOK


OUTSIDE WOMAN
Stacy-Deanne
LOOK INSIDE THE BOOK

REDEMPTION
Reana Malori
LOOK INSIDE THE BOOK
THROUGH THE DOM'S LENS
Doris O'connor
LOOK INSIDE THE BOOK

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

We Need More SciFi and Paranorml, Plus Sneak Peek Day 2

We would like to thank all the authors for submitting your books for this year's Swirl Awards, however we are lacking in three of our favorite genres: Historical, Paranormal and Fantasy/Sci-Fi. If you are an author and published a book in any of these genres (in 2014 only) , PLEASE enter before the July 18 deadline!

TODAY'S SNEAK PEEK...
All books are linked to the authors' websites, so click on SEE INSIDE THE BOOK link to read the blurb or an excerpt.  Even better, support them by buying the book! 


AN ARRANGEMENT OF LOVE 
Kenya Wright
A LOOK INSIDE THE BOOK!

ANGEL'S SHIELD
Erin M. Leaf
LOOK INSIDE THE BOOK!
BOLLYWOOD AND THE BEAST
Suleikha Snyder
LOOK INSIDE THE BOOK!

CANNING THE CENTER
Tara Lain

DEBAUCHING THE VIRGIN (DEN OF SIN BOOK 8)
Mel Blue
LOOK INSIDE THE BOOK!

DUTY BOUND
Sidney Bristol


REMEMBER ME
Michelle N. Onuorah
LOOK INSIDE THE BOOK!

SINFULLY EVER AFTER 
Kenya Carlton
LOOK INSIDE THE BOOK!

SOUTHERN DRAWL
Paige Warren
LOOK INSIDE THE BOOK!
SWORD OF MERCY BOOK 2
Sydney Addae
LOOK INSIDE THE BOOK!



Want to enter the 2015 Swirl Awards? Send us an email containing the following information to theswirlnet@gmail(dot)com:


  • Title of entry
  • Category you're entering
  • Publication Date
  • Website/Purchase Link
  • Book Cover



Monday, July 6, 2015

2015 Swirl Awards Countdown


The deadline for the 2015 Swirl Awards is only eleven days away (July 18th)! Starting today we will begin posting some of the nominations we've received. Want to nominate your book in one of our genre categories? Authors may do so by sending us an email at theswirlnet (at) gmail (dot) com.

Please include the following in your submission:
  • Title of entry
  • Author
  • Date of publication
  • Category Entering
  • Website or purchase link
TODAY'S SNEAK PEEK...
All books are linked to the authors' websites, so click on SEE INSIDE THE BOOK to read the blurb or an excerpt.  Even better, support them by buying the book! 


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THE WEDDING PART ONE
Sheena Binkley 


AN UNEXPECTED LOVE
Stacy-Deane
SEE INSIDE THE BOOK!


BIG, BAD, RED
Avery Flynn
SEE INSIDE THE BOOK!


SUPER STAR
Roslyn Hardy-Holcomb
SEE INSIDE THE BOOK!
GABE
M. Malone
SEE INSIDE THE BOOK!



UNMASKED HEART
Vanessa Riley
SEE INSIDE THE BOOK!

RUN
Eve Vaughn
SEE INSIDE THE BOOK!

BRICK HOUSE 
Keith Thomas Walker
SEE INSIDE THE BOOK!


Check back tomorrow for more nominations! 

Readers you can get into the spirit of the awards by nominating the 
Best Cover of 2014 and Best IR Series of 2014







 







Friday, June 19, 2015

The Swirl Awards is Back!




The Swirl Awards is back and we're open for nominations until July 18, 2015. We're in our fourth year, and our mission has not changed to promote and recognize excellence in multicultural/interracial romance.

If you're an author, and would like to enter one or more of your titles in the 2015 Swirl Awards this year's categories are as follows:

  • Contemporary
  • Erotic Contemporary
  • Fantasy/Sci-Fi
  • Historical
  • New Adult
  • Novella (20K words or less)
  • Paranormal
  • Historical 
  • Romantic Suspense


To enter, your book should have been published between January 1 and December 31, 2014, and at least one of the main characters should be a person of color. If your book meets this requirement, simply email us your entry with the following (author name, name of title, date of publication and publisher) to: theswirlnet@gmail (dot) com.


Click me to submit your request to become a judge!

 Readers can participate as well by either volunteering to judge or nominating candidates for the following categories: Best Cover and Best Series

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