Can’t believe I’ve had my second double finalist result this year. After Can’t Stop The Feeling and Red Awakening finalled in the Holt Medallion, I thought I’d received more than my fair share of good news for 2020. And then I got more!! This time it was the news that my Red Zone books are finalists in the prestigious Prism awards. I am honestly stunned by this. These are the first futuristic romance books I’ve written and I wasn’t expecting them to get this far. To say I’m excited and thrilled is an understatement. The winners are announced online next month, so fingers crossed. And a huge shout out to all the other finalists in the list below. I know several of these authors and can tell you that they write awesome books. Why not check some of them out? And if you haven’t read Red Zone or Red Awakening yet, I hope you’ll take a chance on those too.

All finalists in the 2020 Prism have been notified and the full list has been published.

Please join me in congratulating our finalists:

 Dark Paranormal *

Chase’s Fire by Casey Wyatt

Darkness Rising by Katie Reus

The Rookie by Abigail Owen

The Rogue King by Abigail Owen


Deadly Courtship by Jaycee Jarvis

Promise of Darkness by Bec McMaster

The Eyes of Tamburah by Maria V Snyder


Dukes are Forever by Bec McMaster

Eden’s Voice by Catherine Stein

Not a Mourning Person by Catherine Stein

Light Paranormal

Bishop Takes Knight by McKenna Dean

Demon on the Down-Low by E.J. Russell

Found by  Meg Benjamin


Jaguar’s Mate A Crescent Moon Novella by Katie Reus

Sinner by Lana Pecherczyk

Thief of Dreams by Bec McMaster

Sci Fi & Futuristic *

Greed by Lana Pecherczyk

Heart of Eon by Anna Hackett

Red Awakening by Janet Elizabeth Henderson

Red Zone by Janet Elizabeth Henderson

Urban Fantasy

Charming Marjani by Rebecca Rivard

Reach for Me by Elizabeth Cole

Retribution by Joanna Homer

Young Adult

Chasing the Shadows by Maria V Snyder

Enduring Destiny by Shaila Patel

Evergreen by Marissa Doyle

Best First Book

Bitten: Confessions of a Menopausal Vampire by Melinda Rucker Haynes

Bound in Flame by Katherine Kayne

North to Nora by Amanda Martin

Finalists are listed in alphabetical order by book title. The link to the Finalist page is 2020 Prism Finalist

* Indicates a tie in the category.