2015 INSPYs Shortlists Announced

April 30, 2015 11 Comments

Today, the Advisory Board is thrilled to announce the 2015 INSPYs 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 INSPYs 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 
  • Beowulf: 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
  • 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 
  • 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 
  • 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 
  • 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 
  • 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
  • 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.  

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11 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''.)

    • 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

    • 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.:)

    • 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. :)

    • 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!! :)

    • 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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