Book Buyer’s Best Contest



Showcasing the shining excellence of published authors

in novella and novel-length romance fiction and mainstream fiction with a central romance.



(Listed in alphabetical order by title)


CATEGORY: Contemporary Series Romance

Holiday Baby Scandal by Jules Bennett

Second Chance Rancher by Patricia Thayer

Texas Rebels: Jude by Linda Warren

CATEGORY: Contemporary Single Title

Home Free by Clare McEwen

My One and Only by Terri Osburn

Return to Marker Ranch by Clare McEwen

CATEGORY: Historical

Claimed by a Highlander by Margaret Mallory

To Love a Texas Ranger by Linda Broday

Wicked Rivals by Lauren Smith

CATEGORY: Rom Suspense (4 finalists due to a tie)

Broken Bits by Kel O’Connor

Cold Hearted by Tony Anderson

Deceiving Bella by Cate Beauman

Her Darkest Nightmare by Brenda Novak

CATEGORY: Mainstream

Better Get to Livin’ by Sally Kilpatrick

The Promise of Forgiveness by Marin Thomas

The Secrets She Kept by Brenda Novak

CATEGORY: Erotic Romance

Flames From Ashes by Caitlyn Willows

Lord of a Thousand Steps by Tara Lain

Who’s the Boss by Anne Lange

CATEGORY: Inspirational

Mirror Image by Laura Scott

Redemption by Olivia Rae

Shielding His Christmas Witness by Laura Scott

CATEGORY: Paranormal

A Scandalous Matter by Margaret Locke

Awakening Kiss by Sharon Kay

The Night Everything Fell Apart by Joy Nash


Elflame by Anthea Sharp

Glisten by Tricia Cerrone

Tuned Into You by Cindy Dorminy

CATEGORY: Novella (4 finalists due to a tie)

Crazy About Cait by Nancy Farrier

Kisses on a Paper Airplane by Sarah Vance Tompkins

The Scarlet Lock by Caraway Carter

The Week of Living Dangerously by Joan Bird


First, Second and Third Place will be awarded in each category. Highest score in each category will advance to the Final Round to be judged by Top Pick Judge.

The Top Pick, and the first place, second place and third place winners in each category, will be announced at the October 21 Birthday Bash and posted on this site soon after.

The Top Pick Judge for the 2017 BBB is:

Bea & Leah Koch

Owners of The Ripped Bodice bookstore

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