Mark was the one that pointed the nomination out to me, which is staggering, under the circumstances. He noticed one of his contacts on Facebook talk about missing out on a CAPA nomination this year. He remembered that the CAPAs are a big deal in the romance world, and flipped over to The Romance Studio’s website to check the nominations, and then almost broke his neck hurrying downstairs to tell me that Blood Knot had been nominated for Best Paranormal Romance, for 2011.
Sometimes I really do think he’s worth keeping… 🙂
I actually missed all the announcements for this, which is the staggering part. The nominations were announced on December 15th. The winners in each category will be announced on February 14th — Valentine’s Day — next year.
The Romance Studio have done away with the separate “erotic” categories this year. Erotic and “normal” paranormals are all in together (all other categories have also been blended, too). I think this is significant: Erotic romance has become mainstream and normalized.
I don’t for a moment expect to win. Shiloh Walker is one of the nominees, just to start. The rest of the nominees are a who’s who of paranormal romance authors in both legacy and epublished romance. Interestingly, I’m one of only two indie authors who made the list of nominees. I’m tickled pink about that, and in this case, being nominated really is honour enough.