2015 INSPYs Shortlists Announced

April 30, 2015

Today, the INSPYs Advisory Board is thrilled to announce the 2015 shortlists! It’s been a BIG year with all of the nominations that rolled in and the growing community and market that has played a large role in helping get the INSPY program recognition. We are pleased to annonce the following shortlist nominations…

2015 Shortlists Announced

With a record 160+ nominated and an incredible show of support for the INSPY program – and multiple book deliveries later, the Inspy Awards Advisory Board is thrilled to announce the 2015 shortlist contenders. A daunting task was placed before us to pick just 5 books in each category from a long list of 160 nominated by readers and bloggers around the world. After careful consideration and deliberation, the INSPYs Advisory Board is pleased to announce that the following books have been shortlisted in the 5th annual INSPY Awards. 
 
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE/ROMANTIC SUSPENSE 
2015contempromanceBeowulf: Explosives Detection Dog by Ronie Kendig
Somebody Like You by Beth K. Vogt
A Table by the Window by Hillary Manton Lodge
Meant to Be Mine by Becky Wade
A Broken Kind of Beautiful by Katie Ganshert
 
DEBUT FICTION
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The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron
Miracle in a Dry Season by Sarah Loudin Thomas
How Sweet the Sound by Amy K. Sorrells
Healer of Carthage by Lynne Gentry
For Such a Time by Kate Breslin
 
GENERAL FICTION 
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Thief of Glory by Sigmund Brouwer
All Right Here by Carre Armstrong Gardner
Saving Amelie by Cathy Gohlke
Lizzy & Jane by Katherine Reay
Keepers of the Covenant by Lynn Austin
 
HISTORICAL ROMANCE 
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A Beauty So Rare by Tamera Alexander
The Thief by Stephanie Landsem
Mark of Distinction by Jessica Dotta
Captured by Love by Jody Hedlund
With Every Breath by Elizabeth Camden
 
MYSTERY AND THRILLER 
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A.D. 30 by Ted Dekker
Checkmate by Steven James
Murder at the Mikado by Julianna Deering
Raptor 6 by Ronie Kendig
Playing Saint by Zachary Bartels
 
LITERATURE FOR YOUNG ADULTS 
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Remnants: Season of Wonder by Lisa T. Bergren
Storm Siren by Mary Weber
Blur by Steven James
Destined for Doon by Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon
Jupiter Winds by C.J. Darlington
 
SPECULATIVE FICTION
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Spirit Bridge by James L. Rubart
Shadow Hand by Anne Elisabeth Stengl
Seek and Hide by Amanda G. Stevens
Healer of Carthage by Lynne Gentry
A Draw of Kings by Patrick W. Carr
 
Congratulations to all of the nominated authors and shortlist contenders! We now turn the job over to our judges to select a winner in each category. Winners will be announced June 28th.
 
Download Press Release here.

10 Comments

  • Ganise C.

    April 30, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Yay! Congrats, all! (Special ''hurrays'' for Becky Wade's ''Meant to be Mine'' and for Katie Ganshert's ''A Beautiful Kind of Broken''.)

    1. Rissi

      May 1, 2015 at 12:49 am

      Exciting day it has been, Ganise. I'm happy for all of the authors. :)

  • A Flurry of Ponderings

    April 30, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    I will have to check all of these out!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

    1. Rissi

      May 1, 2015 at 12:51 am

      Yay! Hope you would find some good reads, Missie. :)

      PS; your avi is too cute.

  • Amanda Holmes

    May 5, 2015 at 1:46 am

    I need to add How Sweet the Sound, Blur, and Jupiter Winds to my ever growing list! There are so many amazing books on here.:)

    1. Rissi

      May 5, 2015 at 8:21 pm

      Yay! Hope you enjoy these, Amanda if/when you are able to read them. :)

  • Kara

    May 9, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    An awesome list of books! Congrats to all the authors! I'm so pleased to be a part of this fabulous venture this year. :)

    1. Rissi

      May 11, 2015 at 7:54 pm

      We're thrilled you're taking part, Kara. Hope you enjoy the experience and some good books to boot. :)

  • Tressa S

    May 9, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    Seriously a great list of books here!! I'm curious which ones will win. There's some I don't know how I would choose!! :)

    1. Rissi

      May 11, 2015 at 7:55 pm

      I know the feeling, Tressa! Cannot wait to see which books the judges choose. It'll be awesome to read their eventual thoughts. :)

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