Please fill out and submit this form to nominate your favorite books for 2020.
The nomination round will run from November 16th - December 31st 2020
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❧ You are allowed UNLIMITED book submissions in this round for each category
❧ You MAY skip categories if you do not wish to nominate any books in those categories❧ All nominees MUST be published between the months of December 2019 to December 2020.**Special Note: You MAY nominate books that were released prior to Dec 2019, but re-published in 2020 with significant changes❧ All nominees MUST be classified as romance❧ All nominees MUST have a HEA or HFN❧ Acceptable forms of publishing for nominations: Traditional, Indie or Self-Pub❧ The categories, Historical, Contemporary, Fantasy, PNR/UF, Romantic Suspense, Sci-Fi, Erotic, YA, Novella, Anthology, and Holiday, are MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE categories. For instance, this means that you may not nominate the same book in contemporary and PNR/UF.❧ The categories from the previous rule are NOT MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE with the categories: Debut, Audiobook Narration, Best Cover, and Book of the Year. This means, for instance, that you may nominate the same book for Historical and Best Cover.
❧ Please note that the Cognito Form will collect your IP address to ensure a single submission per entrant. This information will only be used for the purpose of validation of the votes. This information will not be shared with anyone under any circumstances.
❧ As avid romance readers ourselves, the Swoonies team members will also be casting ballots. We will follow the same rules and regulations as every entrant.
Book Name by Author Name
Enter each book and author per line.
Example of an entry: The Road to Happily Ever After by Nikita DuncanThe Wolf's Sexy Mate by Sienna LaurenThe Christmas Prince by Sahara Kyriakus
*Any romance novel that takes place before 1950. Popular subgenres include Regency and Victorian.
*Any romance novel that takes place after 1950 and takes place in the modern world.
*Any romance novel that takes place in a different world (both contemporary and historical) with romance as a central theme. Magic is typically present.
*Any romance novel that takes place in the modern world with a fantastical element. This typical includes magical creatures such as shifters, vampires, and more.
*Any romance novel that takes place in the modern world and has a mystery as a central plot. This typically includes detectives or police work.
*Any romance novel that takes place in a futuristic world. Common settings include space.
*Any romance novel that has a heavy emphasis on sex and must have explicit sex on the page. Typical erotic romance titles include BDSM or other kinks. Sex is integral to the plot.
*Any romance novel that is 150 pages or shorter.
*A bundle of romance short stories. Typical anthologies have 4 or more short stories. All stories must be romance centric.
*Any romance novel that takes place during a specific holiday. Typical holiday romances are Christmas centric.
*Any romance novel that was published in 2020. The author does not have any published novels before 2020.
*Audiobook narrator performance(s) in a romance novel. This can be a single narrator or cast. Votes are not based on the story, rather they are cast based on overall narrator performance(s).
*Cover design that is stand-out from the rest.