Career Achievement & Reviewer's Choice Awards

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Career Achievement Awards


Historical Romance: Jill Barnett
Historcial Novel: Judith Merkle Riley
Historical Love & Laughter: Casey Claybourne
Historical Fantasy: Lynn Kurland
Western Historical Romance: Beverley Jenkins
Americana Historical Romance: Judith French
Innovative Historical Romance: Judith Ivory
Historcial Storyteller of the Year: Madeline Baker


Series Romance: Anne McAllister
Innovative Series Romance: Elizabeth Bevarly
Series Romantic Suspense: Maggie Price
Series Romantic Adventure: Sharon Sala
Series Romantic Fantasy: Mindy Neff
Series Romance Love & Laughter: Marie Ferrarella
Series Storyteller of the Year: Sandra Marton

Mainstream & New Reality

Contemporary Romance: JoAnn Ross
Contemporary Novel: Eileen Goudge
Contemporary Romantic Suspense: Elizabeth Lowell
Contemporary Fantasy: Jill Jones

Mystery & Suspense

Historical Mystery: Sharan Newman
Mystery Series: William Bernhard
Female Sleuth Series: Thomas Perry
Suspense: Iris Johansen

Regency: Emma Jensen

Multicultural: Sandra Kitt

Inspirational: Robin Lee Hatcher

Reviewer's Choice Award 1999

Historical Romance

Historical Romance of the Year:
Jean Ross Ewing: Flowers Under Ice

Best First Historical Romance:
Liz Carlyle: My False Heart

Best Historical Love & Laughter:
Julia Quinn: How To Marry A Marquis

Best Historical Novel:
Kathryn Lynn Davis: Somewhere Lies The Moon

Best Western Historical Romance:
Jill Gregory: Cold Night, Warm Stranger

Best American Historical Romance:
Miranda Jarrett: Wishing

Best Regency Historical Romance:
Mary Jo Putney: The Wild Child

Best British Isles Historical Romance:
Patricia Cabot: An Improper Proposal

Best Medieval Historical Romance:
Tina St. John: Lord of Vengeance

Best Innovative Historical Romance:
Deb Stover: Stolen Wishes

Best Historical Romantic Mystery:
Michele Jaffe: The Stargazer

Best Historical Romance in a Series:
Jo Beverley: Secrets of the Night

Best K.I.S.S. Hero:
Ashton Merrick from McClairen's Isle: The Passionate One von Connie Brockway

Best Regency Romance:
Sandra Heath: Marigold's Marriages

Best First Regency:
Diane Farr: The Nobody

Mystery & Suspense

Best Contemporary Mystery:
Jan Burke: Bones

Best Historical Mystery:
Charles Todd: Search the Dark

Best First Mystery:
Donna Andrews: Murder With Peacocks

Best Suspense Novel:
Tess Gerritsen: Gravity

Best Amateur Sleuth Novel:
Laurien Berenson: Hush Puppy

Best P.I. Novel:
"Sue Grafton: "O" Is For Outlaw

Mainstream Fiction

Best Contemporary Romance:
Mariah Stewart: Moon Dance

Best Contemporary Novel:
Jennifer Crusie: Crazy For You

Best Contemporary Romantic Suspense:
Lisa Gardner: The Other Daughter

Best Contemporary Paranormal Romance:
Ciji Ware: Midnight On Julia Street

Best Historical Paranormal Romance:
Kathleen Kane: Simply Magic

Best Contemporary Time Travel:
Suzanne Frank: Sunrise Over The Mediterranean

Best Historical Time Travel:
Karen Marie Moning: Beyond The Highland Mist

Best Inspirational Romance:
Gayle Roper: The Decision

Best Science Fiction Novel:
Catherine Asaro: The Radiant Seas

Best Fantasy Novel:
Elizabeth Haydon: Rhapsody

Best Multicultural Romance:
Monica Jackson: The Look of Love

Best Electronic Book:
Pauline B. Jones: The Last Enemy

Series Romance

Best First Series Romance:
Elizabeth Ashtree: An Officer And A Hero

Best Miniseries Romance:
Jackie Merritt: Big Sky Millionaire

Best Harlequin American:
Muriel Jensen: The Hunk and the Virgin

Best Harlequin Intrigue:
Jenna Ryan: The Stroke of Midnight

Best Harlequin Duet:
Jacqueline Diamond: Kidnapped?

Best Harlequin Love & Laughter:
Charlotte Maclay: Courting Cupid

Best Harlequin Presents:
Sandra Marton: The Sexiest Man Alive

Best Harlequin Romance:
Lucy Gordon: Beauty and the Boss

Best Harlequin Superromance:
Kathryn Shay: Feel the Heat

Best Harlequin Temptation:
Vicki Lewis Thompson: Pure Temptation

Best Silhouette Desire:
Barbara McCauley: Secret Baby Santos

Best Silhouette Intimate Moments:
Suzanne Brockmann: The Admiral's Bride

Best Silhouette Romance:
Martha Shields: Husband Found

Best Silhouette Special Edition:
Laurie Campbell: Unexpected Family

Best Silhouette Yours Truly:
Marie Ferrarella: A Match For Morgan

Best Steeple Hill Love Inspired:
Marta Perry: Since You've Been Gone

Best Zebra Bouquet:
Jane Kidder: Heart Song