INSPYs 2017 | Presenting the 2017 INSPY Longlists
G’morning my fellow book nerd friends. Today is a great day in the INSPY timeline. Today is the day we pull back the mysterious veil and reveal the books that YOU nominated for the 2017 INSPYs.
Many thanks so all of you who nominated these books, and many happy congratulations to the authors whose books have made the long list cut.
Without further preamble or rambling or hype, allow me to share with you all the 2017 longlist. Read on for our official INSPYs announcement.
To help simplify our nomination process, we made some adjustments to our awards program. To that end, instead of publicizing our long list of nominations as they poured in, the Advisory Board kept the list private since the method of nomination involved a process of popular vote. The number of books that received the most nominations (the top 15 from each category) came out as the winners, which then determined the long lists.
Due to insufficient nominations or ineligibility, some categories fall short of the requisite 15 novels.
From the lists below, the Advisory Board will be narrowing these respective lists down to five books per category which will become our 2017 short lists. From there, the same judging process and practices will follow.
Grab your favorite beverage, and enjoy browsing through the books that YOU nominated, propelling them into “phase two.”
Contemporary Romance / Romantic Suspense
– First Crush (Bling! Romance) by Ashley Elizabeth Ludwig
– Forgiven (Cerrillo Press) by Carol Ashby
– Siren’s Song (Thomas Nelson) by Mary Weber
– If I Run (Zondervan) by Terri Blackstock
– The Progeny (Howard Books) by Tosca Lee
– Rebirth (Love2ReadLove2Write Publishing) by Amy Brock McNew
– Beast (Enclave) by Chawna Schroeder
We’d like to congratulate all of the nominated authors and thank all of the bloggers and readers who put forth their favorite reads of 2016.
We’re ready to get to work and find the top five in each of these categories. ♥