The PRISM Award is a prestigious contest held annually by the fabulous Fantasy, Futuristic, & Paranormal (FF&P) chapter of Romance Writers of America (RWA). The contest is for published paranormal romance authors in 8 paranormal romance categories, plus the ‘Best First Book’ and ‘Best Book’ awards. All books are judged by peers in the paranormal romance genre, which makes it that much more special to me.
This year, I was thrilled to learn that I’m a double finalist! This is the first time I’ve ever double finaled in anything. Holy smokes! On top of that, The Rookie is the second book in my Fire’s Edge series. While I’ve had a lot of lovely luck with awards for first books, I am even more thrilled to see a second book finaling, especially when The Boss (Fire’s Edge #1), placed 1st in Dark Paranormal Romance last year. All good things that I am celebrating today!
Winners are usually announced at the FF&P party during the RWA National Convention, however, due to COVID-19, that has been cancelled this year. Therefore, winners will be announced via a virtual award ceremony via Zoom sometime in July!
I was also thrilled to see the names of several friends and some of my favorite books of the year in the finalists list! Huge congrats to all the finalists in the various categories! And hooray!
2020 PRISM AWARDS FINALISTS
Finalists are listed in alphabetical order by book title. List also posted on the FF&P website.
* Indicates a tie in the category.
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
- 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
- Charming Marjani by Rebecca Rivard
- Reach for Me by Elizabeth Cole
- Retribution by Joanna Homer
- 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