2016 Inspy Awards Shortlist announced

Posted May 2, 2016 by meezcarrie in awards / 2 Comments


INSPYs Awards

The Christy Awards finalists weren’t the only shortlist to be announced today! The blogger-driven Inspy Awards also announced their shortlist.  I am beyond honored to be a judge this year for the Inspys in the Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense category.

Clicking on the hyperlinks in the list below will take you to my review or an author interview. (I’m not linking up any in my own category.)

Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense

  • London Tides by Carla Laureano (David C. Cook)
  • The Dandelion Field by Kathryn Springer (Zondervan)
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Beth K. Vogt (Howard Books)
  • A Love Like Ours by Becky Wade (Bethany House)
  • The Wonder of You by Susan May Warren (Tyndale House)

Debut Fiction

  • The Thorn Bearer by Pepper D. Basham (Vinspire)
  • Jaded by Varina Denman (David C. Cook)
  • A Noble Masquerade by Kristi Ann Hunter (Bethany House)
  • Love’s Rescue by Christine Johnson (Revell)
  • Irish Meadows by Susan Anne Mason (Bethany House)

General Fiction

  • A Cup of Dust by Susie Finkbeiner (Kregel)
  • The Art of Losing Yourself by Katie Ganshert (Waterbrook Press)
  • Secrets She Kept by Cathy Gohlke (Tyndale House)
  • Water From My Heart by Charles Martin (Center Street)
  • The Bronte Plot by Katherine Reay (Thomas Nelson)

Historical Romance

Mystery and Thriller

  • The Last Con by Zachary Bartels (Thomas Nelson)
  • A.D. 33 by Ted Dekker (Center Street)
  • Vendetta by Lisa Harris (Revell)
  • Falcon by Ronie Kendig (Shiloh Run Press)
  • The Bones Will Speak by Carrie Stuart Parks (Thomas Nelson)

Literature for Young Adults

  • Season of Fire by Lisa T. Bergren (Blink)
  • Shades of Doon by Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon
  • The Choosing by Rachelle Dekker (Tyndale)
  • An Uncertain Choice by Jody Hedlund (Zondervan)
  • Siren’s Fury by Mary Weber (Thomas Nelson)

Speculative Fiction

  • The Methuselah Project by Rick Barry (Kregel)
  • Heir of Hope by Morgan Busse (Enclave)
  • The Shock of Night by Patrick W. Carr (Bethany House)
  • The Curse of Crow Hollow by Billy Coffey (Thomas Nelson)
  • Embers by Ronie Kendig (Enclave)

Again, congrats to all the shortlisters, and for that matter – to everyone who made the longlists! If you are looking for some great Christian fiction by category, the Inspy Award lists and the Christy Awards are an excellent resource!

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