2017 RONE Awards Week Six

  • Mystery (5 finalists)
    YA: Paranormal (3 finalists)
    Contemporary: Steamy (6 finalists)

Voting Period: May 22 - 28, 2016

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Mystery - 2017

Since there are more than 25 nominees you can cast up to two votes.

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Brash Blonde - Gemma Halliday/Kelly Rey
16% (124 votes)
Baked to Death - Catherine Bruns
15% (111 votes)
Wedding Day - Erin Bevan
9% (65 votes)
Proposals and Poison - Rachelle J. Christensen
7% (56 votes)
Waking Up in Medellin - Kathryn Lane
6% (46 votes)
Five Dog Voodoo - Lia Farrell
6% (46 votes)
Buried Secrets - Elizabeth Meyette
5% (36 votes)
The Body Next Door - Gay Yellen
4% (31 votes)
Mud Bog Murder - Lesley A. Diehl
3% (24 votes)
Reservation Revenge - Patt Jager
3% (24 votes)
The Case of the Questionable Quadruplet - Jacqueline Diamond
3% (24 votes)
Homicide in the House - Colleen J. Shogan
2% (15 votes)
The Last Serenade - Amanda DeWees
2% (18 votes)
Ed, Not Eddie - Max Everhart
2% (12 votes)
Legend of the Coco Palms Resort - Rita D'Orazio
2% (18 votes)
One Dead, Two to Go - Elena Hartwell
2% (14 votes)
Deadly Dunes - E. Michael Helms
2% (12 votes)
Deep Six - D.P. Lyle
2% (12 votes)
The Blue Ridge Project - Neil Rochford
1% (5 votes)
All Fired Up - Carmine Valentine
1% (4 votes)
China Doll - Joe Cosentino
1% (11 votes)
Trouble in a Small Town - M. J. Wilson
1% (11 votes)
The Flame Eater - Barbara Gaskill Denvil
1% (6 votes)
The Texas Takedown - Kathryn Brocato
1% (9 votes)
Mortal Dilemma - H. Terrell Griffin
1% (6 votes)
Small Town Secrets - Bonnie Gardner
1% (11 votes)
Fatal Odds - John F. Dobbyn
0% (2 votes)
Murder and More - Gearld W. Darnell
0% (2 votes)
Goliath - Shawn Corridan/Gary Waid
0% (2 votes)
Mixed Up with Murder - Susan C. Shea
0% (0 votes)
Mojo for Murder - Carolyn Marie Wilkins
0% (0 votes)
On Edge - Albert Ashforth
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 757

YA: Paranormal - 2017

A Question of Faith - Nicole Zoltack
15% (59 votes)
Lay Me Down - Tamara Hart Heiner
14% (54 votes)
The Dragon Chronicles: Healing - D. R. Grady
8% (30 votes)
Killdeer Winds - Aaron Michael Ritchey
8% (33 votes)
Rimrider - L. A. Kelley
8% (31 votes)
No Such Luck - Jaclyn Weist
7% (27 votes)
The Chosen Knights - Mary Ting
7% (26 votes)
Legion Lost - K. C. Finn
7% (29 votes)
The Witch Hunt - Maggie Higgins/Dusti Miller
5% (21 votes)
The Dream Diaries - Philip Hoy
4% (17 votes)
Desire in Frost - Alicia Rades
3% (11 votes)
Shadow Bloodlines - A. R. Cooper
3% (11 votes)
Inner Demons - Amanda Strong
2% (6 votes)
Sheltered - Cloud S. Riser
2% (8 votes)
Dandelion Iron, Part 1 - Aaron Michael Ritchey
2% (6 votes)
The Beltane Escape - Ariella Moon
2% (9 votes)
Nothing Stays the Same - Catherine Chant
1% (5 votes)
Death Thieves - Julie Wright
1% (4 votes)
The Hafling - H. D. Gordon
1% (3 votes)
Total votes: 390

Contemporary: Steamy - 2017

Spoons - Ev Bishop
12% (62 votes)
One Safe Place - Robena Grant
11% (56 votes)
Luke's Redemption - Anni Fife
8% (40 votes)
Home with My Heart - Meda White
7% (34 votes)
Twila's Tempest - Natasza Waters
6% (31 votes)
Teach Your Heart - Tracey Alvarez
6% (28 votes)
Challenged - Kate Carley
6% (28 votes)
Running Wild - J. L Sheppard
5% (24 votes)
What the Heiress Wants - Kristina Knight
5% (27 votes)
Visual Effects - Joyce M. Holmes
5% (23 votes)
Drawing Me In - Tracey Alvarez
4% (21 votes)
Ticket to Paradise - Cherie Claire
4% (22 votes)
Our Song - Savannah Kade
4% (21 votes)
Sweet Texas Kiss - Monica Tillery
3% (14 votes)
Crazy About You - Katie O'Sullivan
3% (16 votes)
The Fabrizio Bride - Alyson McLayne
3% (14 votes)
The Vintner and the Vixen - Alexia Adams
2% (11 votes)
Nic - J.M. Stewart
2% (12 votes)
Luc - J. M. Stewart
2% (9 votes)
Break the Rules - Claire Boston
2% (10 votes)
His Lass Wears Tartan - Kathleen Shaputis
1% (5 votes)
Total votes: 508


Hard to put the book down....great writting.  Can't wait for the next book of the trilogy.

Made comment for Katheryn Lane but sure hhow to vote......This vote is for Kathryn Lane and Waking Up In Medelllin. 

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vote for Tamara Hart Heiner's  "Lay me down"

My vote is for Tamara Heiner's Lay Me Down. 

My vote is for Tamara Heiner's, 'Lay Me Down'.

My vote is for Lay me down Ol

I am trying to vote , but it doesn't seem to be working so I hope this counts as my vote and I am voting for "Five Dog Voodoo" by Lia farrell. Love her books. Great author. Easy to read and the stories are great.

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my vote is for "five dog voodoo" by lia farrell.  love these mystery series, great stories and characters!!

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I have never had so much trouble on a site figuing out how to navigate.  Apparently, from the other comments, I'm not the only one.  There are no links to vote and the comments do not seem to be countable as votes.  

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One of the best steamy contemporary books that i have read this year, Her characters are real and you really do fall in love with them. I cannot wait for the next book in the series.

best book ever , will wait for the next one

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Rone voting

Kathryn Lane's Waking Up in Medellin is wonderful! Be prepared to stay up late. This book is a page turner!

I'm delighted to have my first Safe Harbor Medical Mystery nominated for a RONE award. In addition, my friend D.P. Lyle is on the list. How wonderful that we get two votes!

Jacqueline Diamond and D.P. Lyle, two favorites in one contest! 

I cast my vote. : )


I need a little rest now.

Good luck, everybody!

I greatly enjoy Paty Jager's books, and am fascinated by the character Shandra Higheagle.  I look forward to each new book.

I think . . . a vote for Kathryn Lane, Waking Up in Medellin.  

I voted for The Case of the Questionable Quadruplet! Great cozy mystery read.



I voted

I voted but didn't hit save the first time so I'm doing it now. Such a complicated system. Sigh...

I voted

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Just voted for Lay Me Down - it's definitely worth every moment of lost sleep. Very thought provoking The tidbits of information gets fed at just the right speed and in the right places during the story.Had a tear in my eye at moments.

a great selection.

Just voted for " Last Serenade" by Amanda DeWees. She is an exceptional author.  

Absolutely loved Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Brash Blonde.

Entertaining to the last page!!

Voted! !

I'm registered and logged in, my account is verified, and it's still not letting me vote.  Not sure what's going on.

Voted for Natasza Waters "Twila's Tempest"!

Voting was ambiguous, obscure, and took way too much time.  I wondered what was the real reason for this. . . getting our emails for some obscure reason.  My level of trust is zero.   I would not ask anyone to do this.

I loved the setting and the ending was a real surprise.

Yep! i voted!

Look forward to more winning opportunities for Ev Bishop in the future.

I look forward to many more opportunities to vote for EV Bishop in the future.


I really enjoyed it, a must for everyone! :-)  

Here's to Hawaiian royalty!