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DHASG Best of 2012 Awards

Another year is almost under our belts. Let’s take some time to look back at the year of 2012, and do it, DHASG-style.

Here are the categories for the 1st annual Dangerous Hero Addict Support Group Best of Awards:

Best Dangerous Bad Boy Hero in a Contemporary Romance?
Best Dangerous Bad Boy Hero in a Historical Romance?
Best Dangerous Bad Boy novel written by a new author?
Best Couple in CR
Best Couple in HR
Best Couple in PNR
Best Kickbutt Heroine in CR
Best Kickbutt Heroine in HR
Best Kickbutt Heroine in PNR
Best Dangerous Bad Boy in PNR
Funniest Badboy
Best New Author in PNR
Best New Author in HR
Best New Author in CR
Best New Author in RS
Best Dangerous Hero Author
Most Tortured Bad Boy
Romance Series of the Year
Most Unforgettable Read
Most-Read Author of 2012
Reader’s Choice Award (pick your own category and the winner to add to our list)

Instructions:
1. Only one nomination per category. Yes, I know it’s hard! Most categories apply to any books read in 2012, except for best new author categories, which apply specifically to books published in 2012.
2. Submit your votes by January 7th so we can post the winners the second week of January.
3. Let’s enjoy looking back at 2012 together, and raise your drink of choice for the quickly aging year!

***Here are the Official Results!!!!!





Best Dangerous Bad Boy Hero in a Contemporary Romance?
Knight Sebring (Knight by Kristen Ashley)
Jack Pallas from Something About You by Julie James
Tack Allen,Motorcycle Man
Brett Black from The Grunt by Latrivia S. Nelson

Best Dangerous Bad Boy Hero in a Historical Romance?
Connor MacKinnon (Defiant by Pamela Clare)
Courtland MacCarrick from If You Dare by Kresley Cole
Lucien de Malheur from Breathless by Anne Stuart
Richard Ross, Simply Scandalous
Logan from Logan’s Outlaw by Elaine Levine

Best Couple in CR
Chace and Faye (Breathe by Kristen Ashley)
Sophie Alton & Marc Hunter from Unlawful Contact by Pamela Clare
Jacqueline and Lucas, Easy by Tammara Webber
Brett and Courtney from The Grunt by Latrivia S. Nelson

Best Couple in HR
Winter and Lady Isabel (Thief of Shadows by Elizabeth Hoyt)
Colin Sandhurst & Minerva Highwood from A Week to Be Wicked by Tessa Dare
Matthew and Jane, A Very Sinful Valentine
Logan and Sarah from Logan’s Outlaw by Elaine Levine

Best Couple in PNR
Frey and Finnie (Wildest Dreams by Kristen Ashley)
Keir & Xylara from Warprize by Elizabeth Vaughan
Nika and Madoc from Living Nightmare by Shannon K. Butcher

Best Kickbutt Heroine in CR
Lauren (Sweet Dreams by Kristen Ashley)
Natalie Benoit from Breaking Point by Pamela Clare
Tyra, Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley
Tess from Hard Evidence by Pamela Clare

Best Kickbutt Heroine in HR
Lady Sarah (Defiant by Pamela Clare)
Rionna McDonald from Never Love a Highlander by Maya Banks
Siena from The Spy Wore Silk by Andrea Pickens
Ismae, Grave Mercy by RL LeFevers
Elaine from Unlocked by Courtney Milan

Best Kickbutt Heroine in PNR
Eve Dallas (Naked in Death)
Regin the Radiant from Dreams of a Dark Warrior by Kresley Cole
Azami Yoshii in Samurai Game by Christine Feehan (2 votes)
Kaderin the Coldhearted, No Rest for the Wicked by Kresley Cole

Best New Author in CR
Samantha Young
Jill Shalvis for Forever and a Day
JA Redmerski,The Edge of Never
Gina Robinson

Best Dangerous Hero Author
Kristen Ashley (2 votes)
Kresley Cole
Anne Stuart (2 votes)

Romance Series of the Year
Chronicles of the Warlands by Elizabeth Vaughan
The Wallflowers by Lisa Kleypas
Colorado Man Series, Kristen Ashley (2 votes)
The GhostWalkers by Christine Feehan

Reader’s Choice Awards (pick your own category and the winner to add to our list)

Non-specific Category:
Dream Lake by Lisa Kleypas

Reader’s Choice Award: Book Reader Wants Recognized--
A Lot Like Love by Julie James

Reader’s Choice Award: Best Historical Romantic Suspense Novel--
The Lady Lies by Samantha Saxon

Reader’s Choice Award:
We're gonna call this the Dangerous Bad Boy I'd Most Likely Become a Cougar for--
Andrew Parrish, The Edge of Never

Reader’s Choice Award:
I Need to Buy All Her Books Now Award--Shannon McKenna

Best Dangerous Bad Boy in PNR
Reseph aka Pestilence from Rogue Rider by Larissa Ione
Tegan from Midnight Breed Series by Lara Adrian
Lucien, Until the Sun Falls from the Sky by Kristen Ashley
Lothaire from Lothaire by Kresley Cole
Dax Lahn (Golden Dynasty by Kristen Ashley)

Funniest Badboy
Kyle Rhodes from About That Night by Julie James
Grayson from Wolfishly Yours by Lydia Dare
Lothaire from Lothaire by Kresley Cole
Simon, Wallbanger by Alice Clayton

Best New Author in RS:
Julie James for About That Night
Julieanne Reeves, Razing Kayne
Shannon McKenna

Most Tortured Bad Boy:
Declan Chase from Dreams of a Dark Warrior by Kresley Cole
Tegan from Midnight Breed Series by Lara Adrian
Gideon Cross, Reflected in You
Julian Darcangelo from Hard Evidence by Pamela Clare
Darling Cruel (Born in Silence by Sherrilyn Kenyon)

Most Unforgettable Read:
Unlawful Contact by Pamela Clare
Again the Magic by Lisa Kleypas
Fairytale Come Alive, Kristen Ashley
One Wrong Move by Shannon McKenna
Breathe by Kristen Ashley

Most-Read Author of 2012:
Kresley Cole
Lisa Kleypas
Kristen Ashley (2 votes)
Christine Feehan

Best Dangerous Bad Boy novel written by a new author?
Where Demons Fear to Tread by Stephanie Chong
Andrew Parrish, The Edge of Never
On Dublin Street by Samantha Young
Rogue Rider by Larissa Ione
Unbuttoning Miss Hardwick by Deb Marlow

Best Couple in PNR
Rose and Kane from Ruthless Game by Christine Feehan
Callum and Sonia, With Everything I Am
Nika and Madoc from Living Nightmare by Shannon K. Butcher

Best New Author in PNR
Kristen Callihan
Lindsay Pryor, Blood Shadows
Shannon K. Butcher
Kresley Cole

Best New Author in HR
Heather Snow
Samantha Grace, Miss Hillary Schools a Scoundrel
Courtney Milan
Maya Banks for Never Seduce a Scot





***Thanks to all who voted!



message 2: by Pamela(AllHoney), Danger Zone (new)

Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 1706 comments Mod
Getting my choices together. ☺

May not have a vote in all categories but I'll try.


message 3: by ~Megan~ (new)

~Megan~ (megadee) | 1084 comments Mod
Oh man, this will be hard!!


message 4: by Adoore (last edited Dec 31, 2012 12:34PM) (new)

Adoore | 10 comments One question: Do we nominate books published in 2012 or that we read it 2012 but were published in previous years?


message 5: by Pamela(AllHoney), Danger Zone (new)

Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 1706 comments Mod
The new author categories are published in 2012 but the rest I think is just read in 2012.


message 6: by Pamela(AllHoney), Danger Zone (last edited Dec 31, 2012 02:09PM) (new)

Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 1706 comments Mod
My picks. I was going to do links but my computer wasn't cooperating. I missed a few because I didn't read a lot of new authors that really appealed to me this year. And I couldn't think of a funny bad boy.

Best Dangerous Bad Boy Hero in a Contemporary Romance?
Knight Sebring (Knight by Kristen Ashley)
Best Dangerous Bad Boy Hero in a Historical Romance?
Connor MacKinnon (Defiant by Pamela Clare)
Best Dangerous Bad Boy in PNR
Dax Lahn (Golden Dynasty by Kristen Ashley)
Best Dangerous Bad Boy novel written by a new author?
On Dublin Street by Samantha Young

Best Couple in CR
Chace and Faye (Breathe by Kristen Ashley)
Best Couple in HR
Winter and Lady Isabel (Thief of Shadows by Elizabeth Hoyt)
Best Couple in PNR
Frey and Finnie (Wildest Dreams by Kristen Ashley)
Best Kickbutt Heroine in CR
Lauren (Sweet Dreams by Kristen Ashley)
Best Kickbutt Heroine in HR
Lady Sarah (Defiant by Pamela Clare)
Best Kickbutt Heroine in PNR
Eve Dallas (Naked in Death)

Best New Author in CR
Samantha Young
Best Dangerous Hero Author
Kristen Ashley
Most Tortured Bad Boy
Darling Cruel (Born in Silence by Sherrilyn Kenyon)
Romance Series of the Year
Colorado Mountain series
Most Unforgettable Read
Breathe by Kristen Ashley
Most-Read Author of 2012
Kristen Ashley
Reader’s Choice Award (pick your own category and the winner to add to our list)
Dream Lake by Lisa Kleypas


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Cindi (ourtrumpcard) | 381 comments Am I seeing a trend here, Pamela? Been reading some Kristen Ashley, hmm? I'm in awe that you got all your picks done, tho.


message 8: by Pamela(AllHoney), Danger Zone (new)

Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 1706 comments Mod
Cindi wrote: "Am I seeing a trend here, Pamela? Been reading some Kristen Ashley, hmm? I'm in awe that you got all your picks done, tho."

Wasn't easy! Yeah, I "discovered" Kristen Ashley this year. And it's all Dhes' fault.


message 9: by Trisha (new)

Trisha Pamela(AllHoney) wrote: "Cindi wrote: "Am I seeing a trend here, Pamela? Been reading some Kristen Ashley, hmm? I'm in awe that you got all your picks done, tho."

Wasn't easy! Yeah, I "discovered" Kristen Ashley this ye..."


What was your favorite book by her. I just discovered he this year and I am using to read all of her books.


message 10: by Pamela(AllHoney), Danger Zone (new)

Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 1706 comments Mod
I don't know if I can really decide on one favorite but I really liked the Colorado Mountain series and Fantasyland series the most. I haven't hated any of her books yet and I've read almost all of them.


message 11: by Adoore (new)

Adoore | 10 comments Oh my so I found a new author to check out. I haven't read any books by Kristen Ashley but now I will look her up.

Still working on my list.


message 12: by Amanda (new)

Amanda  Y (acyoung12) | 4 comments I vote Kristen Ashley for all... I'm obsessed.


message 13: by Kryptonite (last edited Jan 01, 2013 09:59AM) (new)

Kryptonite (sg34) | 406 comments My nominations:


Best Dangerous Bad Boy Hero in a Contemporary Romance? Jack Pallas from Something About You by Julie James
Best Dangerous Bad Boy Hero in a Historical Romance? Courtland MacCarrick from If You Dare by Kresley Cole
Best Dangerous Bad Boy novel written by a new author? Reseph aka Pestilence from Rogue Rider by Larissa Ione
Best Couple in CR: Sophie Alton & Marc Hunter from Unlawful Contact by Pamela Clare
Best Couple in HR: Colin Sandhurst & Minerva Highwood from A Week to Be Wicked by Tessa Dare
Best Couple in PNR: Keir & Xylara from Warprize by Elizabeth Vaughan
Best Kickbutt Heroine in CR: Natalie Benoit from Breaking Point by Pamela Clare
Best Kickbutt Heroine in HR: Rionna McDonald from Never Love a Highlander by Maya Banks
Best Kickbutt Heroine in PNR: Regin the Radiant from Dreams of a Dark Warrior by Kresley Cole
Best Dangerous Bad Boy in PNR: Reseph aka Pestilence from Rogue Rider by Larissa Ione
Funniest Badboy: Kyle Rhodes from About That Night by Julie James
Best New Author in PNR: Kresley Cole for Lothaire & Shadow's Claim
Best New Author in HR: Maya Banks for Never Seduce a Scot
Best New Author in CR: Jill Shalvis for Forever and a Day
Best New Author in RS: Julie James for About That Night
Best Dangerous Hero Author: Kresley Cole for all of IAD
Most Tortured Bad Boy: Declan Chase from Dreams of a Dark Warrior by Kresley Cole
Romance Series of the Year: Chronicles of the Warlands by Elizabeth Vaughan
Most Unforgettable Read: Unlawful Contact by Pamela Clare
Most-Read Author of 2012: Kresley Cole
Reader’s Choice Award (pick your own category and the winner to add to our list):Book Reader Wants Recognized: A Lot Like Love by Julie James

I think now I want to reread some of these books!


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Winter Frost Queen)  (gatadelafuente) | 9731 comments Mod
Loving all the choices. Getting some ideas for books to read this year! I'm working on my list and will post when I get a chance.


message 15: by Pamela(AllHoney), Danger Zone (new)

Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 1706 comments Mod
Kryptonite, love your choices! Many of them I read before 2012 so I couldn't nominate.


message 16: by Sandra (new)

Sandra (sandra--) awesome thread. I can tell I will have new books to add to my tbr list :)


message 17: by Kryptonite (last edited Jan 01, 2013 09:13PM) (new)

Kryptonite (sg34) | 406 comments Pamela(AllHoney) wrote: "Kryptonite, love your choices! Many of them I read before 2012 so I couldn't nominate."

Thanks!
I started to read outside of PNR/UF this year so a lot of these books were new to me. I actually only started reading like crazy a couple of years ago. Oh and some of these books were rereads.


message 18: by Jean (last edited Jan 01, 2013 05:03PM) (new)

Jean (otakumom) Here are my nominations:

Best Dangerous Bad Boy Hero in a Historical Romance?
Lucien de Malheur from Breathless by Anne Stuart

Best Dangerous Bad Boy novel written by a new author?
Where Demons Fear to Tread by Stephanie Chong

Best Couple in PNR
Rose and Kane from Ruthless Game by Christine Feehan

Best Kickbutt Heroine in HR
Siena from The Spy Wore Silk by Andrea Pickens

Best Kickbutt Heroine in PNR
Azumi Yoshii in Samurai Game by Christine Feehan

Best Dangerous Bad Boy in PNR
Tegan from Midnight Breed Series by Lara Adrian

Funniest Badboy
Grayson from Wolfishly Yours by Lydia Dare

Best New Author in PNR
Kristen Callihan

Best New Author in HR
Heather Snow

Best Dangerous Hero Author
Anne Stuart

Most Tortured Bad Boy
Tegan from Midnight Breed Series by Lara Adrian

Romance Series of the Year
The Wallflowers by Lisa Kleypas

Most Unforgettable Read
Again the Magic by Lisa Kleypas

Most-Read Author of 2012
Lisa Kleypas

Reader’s Choice Award (pick your own category and the winner to add to our list)
Best Historical Romantic Suspense Novel
The Lady Lies by Samantha Saxon


message 19: by Pamela(AllHoney), Danger Zone (new)

Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 1706 comments Mod
Nice picks, Jean!


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Winter Frost Queen)  (gatadelafuente) | 9731 comments Mod
What Pamela said! Oh, Lucien was a really bad boy, wasn't he?


message 21: by Jean (new)

Jean (otakumom) Thanks ladies!


message 22: by Nicci ☞ Hell Raisin Sugar ☜ (last edited Jan 03, 2013 07:17PM) (new)

Nicci   ☞ Hell Raisin Sugar  ☜ (niccohl) 1. Best Dangerous Bad Boy Hero in a Contemporary Romance: Tack Allen,Motorcycle Man

2. Best Dangerous Bad Boy Hero in a Historical Romance: Richard Ross, Simply Scandalous

3. Best Dangerous Bad Boy novel written by a new author: Andrew Parrish, The Edge of Never

4. Best Couple in CR: Jacqueline and Lucas, Easy

5. Best Couple in HR: Matthew and Jane, A Very Sinful Valentine

6.Best Couple in PNR: Callum and Sonia, With Everything I Am

7. Best Kickbutt Heroine in CR: Tyra, Motorcycle Man

8. Best Kickbutt Heroine in HR: Ismae, Grave Mercy

9. Best Kickbutt Heroine in PNR: Kaderin the Coldhearted, No Rest for the Wicked

10. Best Dangerous Bad Boy in PNR: Lucien, Until the Sun Falls from the Sky

11. Funniest Badboy: Simon, Wallbanger

12. Best New Author in PNR: Lindsay Pryor, Blood Shadows

13. Best New Author in HR: Samantha Grace, Miss Hillary Schools a Scoundrel

14. Best New Author in CR: JA Redmerski,The Edge of Never

15. Best New Author in RS: Julieanne Reeves, Razing Kayne

16. Best Dangerous Hero Author: Kristen Ashley

17. Most Tortured Bad Boy: Gideon Cross,Reflected in You

18.Romance Series of the Year: Colorado Man Series, Kristen Ashley

19. Most Unforgettable Read: Fairytale Come Alive, Kristen Ashley

20. Most-Read Author of 2012: Kristen Ashley

Reader’s Choice Award
We're gonna call this the Dangerous Bad Boy I'd Most Likely Become a Cougar for: Andrew Parrish, The Edge of Never


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Winter Frost Queen)  (gatadelafuente) | 9731 comments Mod
Thanks for everyone who submitted their votes. I plan to get the list of nominations up soon. I caught the bug going around, so I am feeling yucky right now.


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Winter Frost Queen)  (gatadelafuente) | 9731 comments Mod
I'm working on the results. I hope to get them posted today or tomorrow!


message 25: by Danielle The Book Huntress (Winter Frost Queen) , Loves 'Em Lethal (last edited Jan 15, 2013 11:44PM) (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress (Winter Frost Queen)  (gatadelafuente) | 9731 comments Mod
Okay. Here are my choices:


Best Dangerous Bad Boy Hero in a Contemporary Romance?
Brett Black from The Grunt by Latrivia S. Nelson

Best Dangerous Bad Boy Hero in a Historical Romance?
Logan from Logan’s Outlaw by Elaine Levine

Best Dangerous Bad Boy novel written by a new author?
Braedon, Marquess of Marland from Unbuttoning Miss Hardwick by Deb Marlow

Best Couple in CR
Brett and Courtney from The Grunt by Latrivia S. Nelson

Best Couple in HR
Logan and Sarah from Logan’s Outlaw by Elaine Levine

Best Couple in PNR
Nika and Madoc from Living Nightmare by Shannon K. Butcher

Best Kickbutt Heroine in CR
Tess from Hard Evidence by Pamela Clare

Best Kickbutt Heroine in HR
Elaine from Unlocked by Courtney Milan (she was very emotionally strong)

Best Kickbutt Heroine in PNR
Azami Yoshiie from Samurai Game by Christine Feehan

Best Dangerous Bad Boy in PNR
Lothaire from Lothaire by Kresley Cole

Funniest Badboy
Lothaire from Lothaire by Kresley Cole

Best New Author in PNR
(to me) Shannon K. Butcher

Best New Author in HR
Courtney Milan

Best New Author in CR
Gina Robinson

Best New Author in RS
(new to me) Shannon McKenna

Best Dangerous Hero Author
Anne Stuart (of all time)

Most Tortured Bad Boy
Julian Darcangelo from Hard Evidence by Pamela Clare

Romance Series of the Year
The GhostWalkers by Christine Feehan

Most Unforgettable Read
One Wrong Move by Shannon McKenna

Most-Read Author of 2012
Christine Feehan (11 read)

Reader’s Choice Award (pick your own category and the winner to add to our list)—
"I Need to Buy All Her Books Now Award"
-Shannon McKenna



 Danielle The Book Huntress (Winter Frost Queen)  (gatadelafuente) | 9731 comments Mod
Okay, the results are posted! See message #1.


Are you surprised with the choices? Did they turnout the way you expected?

What would you vote for? If you decide to make some nominations, I'll add them to the list!

Farewell to 2012 and here's to 2013, a new year of awesome reading, especially dangerous hero-reading!



message 27: by Pamela(AllHoney), Danger Zone (new)

Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 1706 comments Mod
Great list, Lady D! Darcangelo's first name was Julian, though. Gabe was in Naked Edge. ☺


message 28: by Danielle The Book Huntress (Winter Frost Queen) , Loves 'Em Lethal (last edited Jan 15, 2013 11:45PM) (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress (Winter Frost Queen)  (gatadelafuente) | 9731 comments Mod
Oh, thanks! I knew it didn't sound right when I was typing this up.


message 29: by Pamela(AllHoney), Danger Zone (new)

Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 1706 comments Mod
No problem. He's a fave of mine too.


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Winter Frost Queen)  (gatadelafuente) | 9731 comments Mod
Me too!


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