Good to see Richard Stevenson honoured for Red, White, Black and Blue – I haven’t got that far reading the Donald Strachey series, but it’s on the tbr pile and I’m sure it’ll be as good as the others.
I’ll also be checking out Dying to Live, by Kim Baldwin & Xenia Alexiou, the winner in the Lesbian Mystery category and Taken by Surprise, by Kenna White, the winner for Lesbian Romance. Both of these seem to have an opposites attract theme, which my readers will know is something of a favourite with me.
I was also glad to see the winner in Gay Romance, Every Time I Think of You, by Jim Provenzano, has a disability theme – or as one of the reviews put it, “daring to show that disability and sexuality aren't mutually exclusive” - Ray Aguilera, former editor of Bent Voices, on Amazon.
Sad to say, Lesbian Cops didn’t win in the category it was nominated in – but the competition was tough, and it’s still one darn fine anthology with a collection of uniformly superb quality stories (plus, heh, one by me).
For a full report and list of winners, see here.