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Chanticleer Book Reviews is seeking today’s best books featuring romantic themes and adventures of the heart, historical love affairs, perhaps a little steamy romance, we will put them to the test and choose the best among them.
Find out more about the stunning beauty that Dante Rossetti painted, Jane Morris, at the end of this blog post.
Do you have a romance novel or manuscript ready for readers?
Do you want to see how it stands up to others in its category?
Then don’t delay! The CHATELAINE Book Awards division is accepting submissions from both recently published and complete manuscripts in romance and romantic fiction. But this year we’ve moved our deadline – to keep you on your toes!
The new deadline for the Chatelaine Awards is AUGUST 31, 2020!
That’s right, the last day for submissions into the 2020 Chatelaine Book Awards is August 31, 2020. So, if you love Piña Coladas – and getting caught in the rain… I mean, if you like writing about those things, and other things having to do with matters of the heart, including these:
The Chatelaine Awards Categories are:|
Adventure & Suspense
Romantic Steamy/Sensual (Not Erotic)
Send them in today! What are you waiting for?
Don’t Delay! Enter Today!
Insiders’ Tip: Other genre divisions of the Chanticleer International Book Awards have romance categories as well. Multiple submissions of the same work to a variety of CIBA writing competitions divisions are accepted. Check out our divisions here.
Please join us in congratulating and reading these top works in this diverse range of all reads Chatelaine: Romance, Chick-Lit, Women’s Fiction, Inspirational, Suspenseful, and, of course, Steamy and Sensual in the
CHATELAINE HALL of FAME!
Nicola Slade took home the Chatelaine Grand Prize Ribbon in 2018 for The House at Ladywell.
Congratulations to the 2018 CHATELAINE Book Awards for Romantic Fiction First in Category Winners!
- Allurement Westward by J.P. Kenna
- Blame it on the Bet by L.E. Rico
- Wrapped in the Stars by Elena Mikalsen
- A Promise Given by Michelle Cox
- Persuading Lucy by Felicity Beadsmoore/Tammy Mannersly
Leigh Grant’s MASK OF DREAMS took home the Chatelaine Grand Prize Ribbon for 2017.
The First Place Category Winners of the CIBA 2017 CHATELAINE Awards:
- Magic of the Pentacle by Diane Wylie
- Dear Mr. Hitchcock by Elizabeth Crowens
- Watch Over Me by Eileen Charbonneau
- The Passage Home to Meuse by Gail Noble-Sanderson
- Love’s Misadventures by Cheri Champagne
M.A. Clarke Scott’s The ART of ENCHANTMENT took home the 2016 Chatelaine Grand Prize.
The First Place Category Winners of the CIBA 2016 CHATELAINE Awards:
- The Boundary Stone by Gail Avery Halverson
- Dair Devil: A Georgian Historical Romance by Lucinda Brant
- Mistress Suffragette by Diana Forbes
- Building Mr. Darcy by Ashlinn Craven
Nicole Evelina’s DAUGHTER of DESTINY took both the Chatelaine Grand Prize and the OVERALL Grand Prize winner for 2015.
The First Place Category Winners of the CIBA 2015 CHATELAINE Awards:
- Historical Romance: The Particular Appeal of Gilliame Pugsley by Susan Örnbratt
- Regency: Once Upon a Scandal by Julie Le Mens
- Women’s Fiction-Short Story Collection: Ladies in Low Places by Mary Ann Henry
- Women’s Fiction: In a Vertigo of Silence by Miriam Polli
- Adventure/Suspense: Banished Threads by Kaylin McFarren
- Mystery/Suspense: A Season for Killing Blondes by Joanne Guidoccio
- Inspirational/Restorative: A Foolish Consistency by Andrea Weir
- Young Adult/New Adult: Deep Blue Eternity by Natasha Boyd
Janet Shawgo’s FIND ME AGAIN won the 2014 Chatelaine Grand Prize.
The First Place Category Winners of the CIBA 2014 CHATELAINE Awards:
- Historical: Catherine A. Wilson and Catherine T. Wilson for The Order of the Lily
- Romance Regency: Kerryn Reid for Learning to Waltz
- International Intrigue/World Events: Kristine Cayne for Deadly Betrayal
- Contemporary: Kim Sanders for The Ex Lottery
- Mystery/Suspense/Thriller Romance: Donna Barker for Mother Teresa’s Advice for Jilted Lovers
- Inspirational/Restorative: Peggy Patrick for Surrendered II: Pride
- Romance & Adventure: Martha Rather for Kismet or Kamasutra
- Fantasy/Mythological: Danica Winters for Montana Mustangs
- Jane Austen Inspired: Betty Codd for Eleanor Grace
- Debut Novel: Julie LeMense for Once Upon a Wager
- YA: M.A. Clarke Scott for The Dissimulation of Doves
- Women’s Fiction: Kate Vale for Destiny’s Second Chance
- Women’s Fiction/Humorous: Lisa Souza for Beauty and the Bridesmaid
- First Loves: Jennifer Snow for The Trouble with Mistletoe
Kate Vale’s CHOICES was awarded the 2013 Chatelaine Grand Prize and took home the OVERALL Grand Prize for best book of the year!
The First Place Category Winners of the CIBA 2013 CHATELAINE Awards:
- Historical Romance: The Lily and the Lion by Catherine T. Wilson & Catherine A. Wilson
- Southern Romance: Swamp Secret by Eleanor Tatum
- Mystery: The Hourglass by Sharon Struth
- Jane Austen Inspired: Pulse and Prejudice by Colette Saucier
- Paranormal: Crimson Flames by Ashley Robertson
- Christian Inspirational Romance: Chasing Charlie by C. M. Newman
- Restorative: A Path through the Garden by Nancy LaPonzina
- Classic Bodice Ripper: To Dare the Duke of Dangerfield by Bronwen Evans
Who will win the CHATELAINE Book Awards Blue Ribbons for 2020?
The judging rounds will commence in August! Submit your works today!
The last day for submissions into the 2020 Chatelaine Book Awards is August 31, 2020. Winners will be announced at our CAC21 conference – scheduled for April
Don’t Delay! Enter Today!
And remember our Insiders’ Tip: Other genre divisions of the Chanticleer International Book Awards have romance categories as well. Multiple submissions of the same work to a variety of CIBA writing competitions divisions are accepted. Check it out here!
A little information about the Chatelaine Book Awards icon:
We feel that Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s Pre-Raphaelite painting of Jane Morris (muse and wife of William Morris) in a Blue Silk Dress captures the many moods of the Chatelaine division of the Chanticleer International Book Awards. Jane Morris (nee Jane Burden—little is known about her childhood but that it was poor and deprived) was known for her keen intelligence. William Morris fell in love with her when she sat for him as a model. She was privately tutored to become a gentleman’s wife upon their engagement. It is said that she was the inspiration for George Bernard Shaw’s character Eliza Dolittle of My Fair Lady fame. The Blue Silk Dress was painted in 1868 by Rossetti and it currently resides in the Society for Antiquaries of London. She was 29 when Rossetti painted it. Rossetti and Jane Morris became closely attached until his death in 1882. To read more about the fascinating Jane Morris, click on this Wikipedia page.