2023 RONE Award Finalists


Historical: Steamy

Saving Her Highland Traitor by Maeve Greyson
The Impoverished Dowry by Emily EK Murdoch
On Prevailing Winds by Elizabeth St. Michel
Duke in All but Name by Caroline Warfield
Discreet Destruction by K.J. Jackson


Forging Forgiveness by C.B. Clark
Fatal Hunt by Michelle Godard-Richer
Shattered Promises by Linda Trout

Fantasy/Urban Fantasy

The Necromancer’s Daughter by D. Wallace Peach
Elemental Fire by E.G. Manetti
Second Star to the Left – Reimagined Fairy Tales Book 1 by Megan Van Dyke
City of Ruin (Witch Walker Book 2) by Charissa Weaks


Earl of Brecken (Wicked Earls' Club) by Aubrey Wynne, Narrator: Harry Frost
The Wylder Rose (The Wylder West) by Jane Lewis, Narrator: Dawson McBride
A Knight's Reward (Knight's Series, Book 2) by Catherine Kean, Narrator: James Gillies

Suspense/Thriller: Steamy

Saddled Hearts (The White Rune Series Book 3) by Jan Sikes
Tough Justice (K-9 Special Ops, Book 1) by Tee O'Fallon
Whiskey Storm (Whiskey Falls Book 3) by Taryn Rivers

Contemporary: Steamy

Somewhere In Between by Natalie Parker
Bound to Burn by Paula Dombrowiak
Sasha’s Secret Santa by Peggy Jaeger
Broody Devil by Melissa Ivers

Paranormal: Long

Lucky Me by Genevieve Jack
Dark Wine at the Grave by Jenna Barwin
Heartquake by Terry Newman
Fire Magic and Ice Cream by Lauren Connolly

Historical: Sweet

The Best Intentions by Sarah M. Eden
Never a Proper Lady by Collette Cameron
The Call of the Sea by Sian Ann Bessey
Divine Vintage by Sandra L. Young
Edward and Amelia by Karen Thornell


What Lies Beneath Stillwater by Susan Clayton-Goldner
Cause for Elimination by Marla A. White
Hush, My Darling by Winter Austin

Young Adult

Witch’s Gamble (The Witches of Vegas Book 3) by Mark Rosendorf
The Liar’s Crown by Abigail Owen
The Incident by Avis M. Adams

Contemporary: Sweet

It Started with a Glance by Meg Easton
A Summer to Cherish by Josie Riviera
Christmas Island by Mary Shotwell

Paranormal: Short

Beer & Broomsticks by T.M. Cromer
Becoming Crone by Lydia M Hawke
The Haunting of Wilton June by Peggy Jaeger


A Vampire’s Midlife Crisis by Valerie Twombly
A Scot to Have and to Hold by Maeve Greyson (
Tempted: A Vampire Mafia Paranormal Romance by Rebecca Rivard