Midwestern Booklovers Unite Convention

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Monday, January 26, 2009

And The First Annual Sammie Winners Are...


2006 Best Selling Books

1. Loving Lies 1-59998-056-8 – Lora Leigh
2. Blackmailed 1-59998-111-4 Annmarie Mckenna
3. Nauti Bouy Lora Leigh
4. Colters' Woman 1-59998-145-9 Maya Banks
5. Hunter's Pride 1-59998-057-6 910 Shiloh Walker
6. The Distressing Damsel(About a Dragon) 1-59998-061-4 G.A.Aiken
7. Loup Garou 1-59998-003-7 Mandy M. Roth
8. Evolution's Embers 1-59998-009-6 Mary Wine
9. Lords of the Were 1-59998-160-2 Bianca D'Arc
10. Seeing Eye Mate 1-59998-156-4 Annmarie McKenna

2007 Best Selling Books

1. The Strength of Three 1-59998-553-5 Annmarie McKenna
2. Checkmate 1-59998-326-5 Annmarie McKenna
3. Overheard 1-59998-315-X Maya Banks
4. Brazen 1-59998-564-0 Maya Banks
5. Fantasmagorical 1-59998-579-9 Annmarie McKenna
6. Go Fetch 1-59998-141-6 Shelley Laurrenston
7. Hara's Legacy 1-59998-482-2 Bianca D'Arc
8. Two Sighted 1-59998-476-8 Annmarie McKenna
9. Kiss and Tell 1-59998-186-6 Sandy Lynn
10. Long Hard Ride 1-59998-468-7 Lorelei James

2008 Bestselling Books

1. Stay with Me by Maya Banks
2. Cowgirl Up and Ride by Lorelei James
3. The Wallflower by Dana Marie Bell
4. Tied Up, Tied Down by Lorelei James
5. Reckless by Maya Banks
6. Claiming Their Mate by Paige McKellan
7. Mistress to the Beast by Eve Vaughn
8. Wolf Unbound by Lauren Dane
9. Standoff by Lauren Dane
10. Between a Ridge and a Hard Place by Annmarie McKenna

Readers' Choice Books of 2008 (total 11 books)

1. The Englor Affair by J.L. Langley
2. Rough, Raw and Ready by Lorelei James (tie)
2. Handyman by Claire Thompson (tie)
4. Wolf Unbound by Lauren Dane (tie)
4. Stay With Me by Maya Banks (tie)
4. Out of Bounds by T.A. Chase (tie)
4. Cowgirl Up and Ride by Lorelei James
8. Firedrake by Bianca D'Arc (tie)
8. Collision Course by K. A. Mitchell (tie)
10. Wallflower by Dana Marie Bell (tie)
10. About a Dragon G.A. Aiken (tie)

Readers' Choice Book to Date (2006-2008)

1. Colter's Woman by Maya Banks
2. My Fair Captain J.L. Langley (tie)
2. Without Caution J.L. Langley (tie)
4. With Reservations J.L. Langley
5. Blackmailed by Annmarie McKenna (tie)
5. Long Hard Ride by Lorelei James (tie)
7. Go Fetch! by Shelly Laurenston (tie)
7. Handyman by Claire Thompson (tie)
7. Pack Challenge by Shelly Laurenston (tie)
7. Loving Lies by Lora Leigh(tie)


Readers' Choice Cover 2008


1. Sleight of Hand = Anne Cain (tie)
1. The Englor Affair = Anne Cain (tie)
3. Firedrake = Anne Cain (tie)
3. Into the Lair = Anne Cain (tie)
5. Tequila Truth = Tuesday Dube
6. Rough, Raw and Ready = Scott Carpenter (tie)
6. One and Only = Angela Waters (tie)
6. Handyman = Angela Waters (tie)
6. Fated = Dawn Seewar (tie)
6. Collison Course = Anne Cain (tie)

Readers' Choice Cover to Date (2006-2008)

1. Fireflies = Anne Cain
2. My Fair Captain = Anne Cain
3. Handyman = Angela Waters (tie)
3. Firedrake = Anne Cain (tie)
5. With Caution = Anne Cain (tie)
5. Tequila Truth = Tuesday Dube (tie)
5. Steelflower = Anne Cain (tie)
8.Rough, Raw and Ready = Scott Carpenter (tie)
8. Twilight = Scott Carpenter (tie)
8. A View to a Kill = Anne Cain (tie)


We've been told next year's Sammies will be all about 2009, so here's to a good year, and congrats to all the winners!

2 comments:

Bianca D'Arc said...

Congrats on your wins, Dana! Very well deserved!!! :)

Dana Marie Bell said...

Thank you! I'm thrilled that I got one of the Reader's Choice spots considering all the wonderful books there. And congrats on your own wins, too!

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