Congratulations to all the Goldie Finalists

Last week, the Golden Crown Literary Society announced the finalists for their 2020 Goldie Awards including nine Bella authors! GCLS is the leading lesbian-themed literary organization for editors, publishers, writers and readers. (Read the complete list of nominations here.)

The Goldies are presented each year at the Annual GCLS Conference, recognizing excellence in lesbian-themed literature. We are delighted to congratulate and celebrate the Bella authors whose books were nominated—and today you can get all of the below eBook titles for 25% off at

Because I Said So by Karin Kallmaker – When their young family members decide to get married, Kesa and Shannon meet to try to figure out how to deal with this unexpected and rushed development. But nothing goes as planned.

After the Summer Rain by Gerri Hill – When a woman detoxing meets a young homesteader, will their animosity make way for romance?

Alone by E. J. Noyes – If Celeste can spend four years in a remote cabin, she’ll win a million dollars. But, isolation has its costs, like not knowing what’s real anymore.

If the Shoe Fits by E.J. Noyes – Jana thought she was happy with her life, but when she meets a woman named Brooke she realizes something’s been missing. But how can she take a romantic leap when she’s spent her life avoiding romance and never even considered kissing woman?

In the Silences by Rachel Gold – When a gender nonconforming teenager falls in love with a Black teenager, they both end up fighting for the right to just be. But can their young romance survive the discrimination they face?

The Blood Runs Cold by Catherine Maiorisi – When a serial killer targets queer people NYPD Detectives Chiara Corelli knows, things get personal. But can she stop the killer before he kills anyone else? The Blood Runs Cold is A Chiara Corelli Mystery Book 2 and was also nominated for a Lammy earlier this year.

Gallows Humor by Carolyn Elizabeth – When Corey investigates an accidental death that looks fishy, she risks both her life and any chances she has with the hot doctor she just met.

Reinventing Lindsey by Maggie Brown – A matchmaker tries to help robot-lover Lindsey find romance. But what can she do when she wants to be the object of Lindsey’s affection?

An Army of Lovers by Jamie Anderson – This non-fiction title about the unlikely story of lesbian musicians Maxine Feldman and Alix Dobkin as they revolutionized women’s representation in mainstream music.

Girl Squad by Kim Hoover – When Cal’s mother goes missing, she recruits two other teenagers for a road trip to figure out what happened. But when Cal falls for one of the girls, will it mess everything up?

Congratulations to all the finalists and especially to the Bella Books authors!

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