IRC 2017 Awards Nominations Reply

April 1 – 30, 2017

Nominations will began April 1st

2017 Indie Romance Nominations

This year we are happy to bring back the Indie Romance Awards in conjunction with The Romantic Fanatic book review blog.

Readers will once again be able to nominate, and vote for, their favorite book in each category.

Winning Attending Authors will receive award certificates during the Vintage Tea Party at the convention.


Nominations begin April 1, 2017 and end April 30, 2017

Voting runs July 1, 2017 – July 20, 2017

Only Indie*, Hybrid*, and Small Press* books are eligible for nomination.

To be eligible, books must have been published between January 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017.

Each book may be listed under a maximum of two categories.

Books must have a Happy Ever After (HEA) or a Happy For Now (HFN) ending.

Only one vote per category is allowed.

Erotica is not eligible. However, erotic romance, with or without BDSM, is permitted.

We will only accept nominations with an email in case we have any questions.

Authors cannot nominate their own works, only other authors’ books.


Contemporary Romance

Historical Romance

Paranormal Romance

Time Travel Romance

Sci-Fi Romance

Fantasy Romance

Romantic Suspense

Romantic Comedy

Christian/Inspirational Romance

Mystery Romance

Erotic (Ménage/BDSM/Spanking, etc.) Romance

Sweet Romance

Western/Cowboy Romance

Sports Romance

Rock Star Romance

Motorcycle Club Romance

Post-Apocalyptic Romance

GLBT (M/M, F/F, Transgender, etc.)

YA Romance

New Adult Romance

Note to authors: When promoting IRC book nominations in your social media and/or groups, please let the readers know which category(ies) your book(s) belong(s).

If you have any questions before nominating, please contact Tifinie or Laurie at

*Indie books are written by independent authors who self-publish and do not rely on a publisher.

Hybrid books are written by authors who both self-publish stories and have other books published by a small or large press publisher.

Small Press books are written by authors whose books have been published by any of the smaller publishers such as Loose ID, Samhain, Decadent, Crimson Romance, Entangled, Ellora’s Cave, Wild Rose, Siren, Dreamspinner, etc.


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