Calisa Rhose ~ Check out the 2nd annual IDA winners


Osiyo~

I haven’t blogged on my own Ranch for a while so I wanted to do a special today. As a lot of you are now aware, the Oklahoma RWA chapter hosts the National Reader’s Choice Awards and just finished with our 22nd (?) year of this awesome contest where readers choose their favorite authors. Those lucky winners are awarded their prizes at RWA Nationals each summer. That contest is for print books only.

We thought ebooks were not getting the recognition they and those wonderful authors deserved, so we decided to do something about that. Last year OKRWA started a new contest called International Digital Award (IDA) and it was a rousing success. This year was also a great success but we need to get the word out to more epublished authors. I want to introduce you to this year’s winners and their books. Now you know I don’t usually host erotica on the Ranch, but I’m gonna for this event so I apologize up front to those who might be offended. But for the sake of being fair to all our winners, I will post ALL ebooks including that category.

So here we go with our FIRST PLACE WINNERS!

Contemporary Novel

Playing the Game by Stephanie Queen – Publisher: Self-Published

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Contemporary Short

Those Violet Eyes by Vonnie Davis – Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

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Erotic Novel

Sharing Hailey by Samantha Ann King – Publisher: Carina Press

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 Erotic Short

Snow White and Her Seven Lovers by Jenna Ives – Publisher: Self-Published

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Historical Novel

Angel’s Assassin by Laurel O’Donnell – Publisher:  O’Donnell Books (Self-Published)

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Historical Short

Tumbleweed Letters by Vonnie Davis – Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

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Inspirational Novel

A Light in the Window by Julie Lessman – Publisher: Ten Talents Press

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Inspirational Short

First Place (TIE):

The Key to Charlotte by E.A. West – Publisher: White Rose Publishing (An Imprint of Pelican Books)

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Operation Breathless by Marianne Evans – Publisher: White Rose Publishing (An Imprint of Pelican Books)

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Paranormal Novel

First Place (TIE):

Rogues Pawn by Jeffe Kennedy – Publisher: Carina Press

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Chain Reaction The Phenom League by T.C. Archer – Publisher: Broken Arm Publishing

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Paranormal Short

Blood Moon by Silver James – Publisher: Silver James Books: Self-Published

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Suspense Novel:

Death Offerings (The Northland Crime Chronicles Book 2) by Alicia Dean – Publisher: Self-Published

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Suspense Short:

Skinbound (Tales of the Scrimshaw Doll) by Anna Kittrell – Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

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Young Adult (Combined Novels and Shorts)

The Captive Heiress by Blair Bancroft – Publisher: Kone Enterprises (Self-Published)

Happy CONGRATULATIONS to all our winners! Please help celebrate by Liking, Tweeting and Facebooking this post to show these talented writers how happy we are for them.

If you’d like to be one of these lucky people next year I invite you to go to the IDA website and find out how. It’s really easy! I’ll make it easier by giving you the golden link: http://okrwa.com/contests/international-digital-awards/rules-faqs/ 😆 We at OKRWA look forward to *seeing* you at next year’s sign-up.

If you can’t enter the contest, have no fear! You are ever so welcome to sign-up and be one of our treasured judges! Here’s the golden link for judging: http://okrwa.com/contests/international-digital-awards/judging-information/ 😀

Most of all, THANK YOU for visiting this post and showing our winners some Ranch love!

Dodadagohvi~

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About Calisa Rhose

I'm a mother of three daughters, five granddaughters, and wife to a wonderfully supportive man. I began writing warm you to the bones romance as a teen, and the addiction has now morphed into a life of its own. I became a published author in May 2011! I create art and jewelry with polymer clay and beads to relax and sew for fun. See my craft and sewing projects at http://fancifulallure.wordpress.com

Posted on 08/01/2013, in inspirations, Pen of the Dreamer, Promotion and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 26 Comments.

  1. Congratulations to all the winners! I’m definitely putting these in my TBR pile (those I haven’t yet read, that is). Many thanks to OKRWA for running this great contest.

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  2. Good post. I so enjoyed seeing the beautiful book covers.

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  3. Thanks for sharing these Calisa and congrats to all the winners. I’m definitely going to be checking out a few of these!

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  4. winonabennettcross

    I’m truly enjoying reading three of these great winners for reviews. I just may need to try to earn an IDA award next year on in future years. Your blog and this particular post is beautiful. Thanks for sharing and informing.

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  5. stephaniequeen

    Thank you, for the Blog love, Calisa! I was thrilled to win the IDA’s contemporary novel category! I really appreciate that OKRWA sponsors this contest–it’s a great opportunity and I hope they keep it up!
    Stephanie Queen

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    • I’m glad you won and are happy with your experience, Stephanie. I’m sure we’ll try to keep it going as long as writers enter. 🙂 Congratulations!

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  6. Congrats to all the fantastic authors! Much deserved praise for them. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!
    ~Melinda

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  7. Calisa –
    Thanks so much for blogging about this. This is an awesome contest and I was honored to have won for the historical category. Honored and completely thrilled!

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  8. Calisa, thank you so much for honoring us on your blog. We’re thrilled to have tied for first place in the paranormal category.

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  9. Looks like a great contest! Hmm…maybe I’ll enter next year…

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  10. Congratulations, everyone. Good job, Calisa. Thanks.

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  11. Thanks so much for listing us all, Calisa! It’s such an honor to have won!

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  12. Wow, what beautiful covers! They look awesome on the blog. Thank you for sharing this for us. It was truly an honor to win the Suspense category of the IDA.

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  13. Calisa, thank you so much for the ‘blogger love’!! I’m thrilled that Operation Breathless earned top honors in the IDA for Inspirational Short! Looking forward to entering next year’s contest as well!! Blessings to you and thanks again for happy dancing with us!

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