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The 2005 P.E.A.R.L. Nominees
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2005 PEARL FINALISTS

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2005 Finalists for Best Paranormal Shapeshifter

Books in this category include beings that have the ability to take on different forms one of which must be human. Vampires, Werewolves, Selkies, and others.

Winner!
Sins Of The Night

Sins Of The Night
by Sherrilyn Kenyon
St. Martin's Press
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The Dark One

The Dark One
by Ronda Thompson
St. Martin's Press
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Honorable Mention!
Dark Lover

Dark Lover
by J.R. Ward
Signet (Eclipse)
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Tiger Eye

Tiger Eye
by Marjorie M. Liu
Love Spell
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Dead Walkers: The Protectorate
The Protectorate
by Angelique Armae
ImaJinn Books
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2005 Finalists for Best Science Fiction / Fantasy

Stories which draw imaginatively on scientific knowlege and/or speculation in the plot and setting. Often published outside of the romance genre, these titles must contain romance to qualify.

Winner!
The Good, The Bad, And The Undead

The Good, The Bad,
And The Undead

by Kim Harrison
Harper Torch
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Redemption
by R. Garland Gray
LTDBooks
Out of Print


Urban Shaman

Urban Shaman
by C.E. Murphy

Luna

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Windfall

Windfall
by Rachel Caine

ROC
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Honorable Mention!
Every Which Way But Dead

Every Which Way But Dead
by Kim Harrison
Harper Torch

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2005 Finalists for Best Paranormal Novel

Any single title paranormal romance first released in the award year.

Winner!
Sins Of The Night

Sins Of The Night
by Sherrilyn Kenyon
St. Martin's Press
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Honorable Mention!
Unleash The Night

Unleash The Night
by Sherrilyn Kenyon
St. Martin's Press
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Dead As A Doornail

Dead As A Doornail
by Charlaine Harris
Ace
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Dark Lover

Dark Lover
by J.R. Ward
Signet (Eclipse)

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Dead Walkers: The Protectorate

The Protectorate
by Angelique Armae
ImaJinn Books
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Warprize

Warprize
by Elizabeth Vaughan
Tor
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2005 Finalists for Best Paranormal or Short Story

Story of under 50,000 words, may be part of anthology, or published as a stand-alone. Must have an ISBN for verification.


Mating Net

Mating Net
by Rowena Cherry
New Concepts Publishing
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Winner!
What Dreams May Come

What Dreams May Come
"Road of Adventure"
by Robin D. Owens
Berkley Trade
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In Winter Moon

Winter Moon
"Banshee Cries"
by C.E. Murphy
Luna
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Beyond The Dark

Beyond The Dark
"Forever Mine"
by Linda Winstead Jones
Silhouette Signature Select
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Honorable Mention!
The Journey Home

The Journey Home
"A Hero's Welcome"
by Rebecca York
ImaJinn Books
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2005 Finalists for Best New Author

This applies to an author whose debut novel was released (for the first time), in the award year; and who also had a paranormal romance release within that year (can be the same). This applies only to book format offerings (print or electronic).

Winner!

Marjorie M. Liu

Honorable Mention!

Elizabeth Vaughan



Dawn Thompson



Marianne Mancusi

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2005 Finalists for Best Futuristic

Stories in this category require the main plot to be set in a time far enough into the future for there to be significant developments (changes) in culture as we know it.

Honorable Mention!
Origin In Death

Origin In Death
by J. D. Robb
Putnam
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Unmasked

Unmasked
by C J. Barry
Love Spell
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Stargazer

Stargazer
by Colby Hodge
Love Spell
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Awaken Me Darkly

Awaken Me Darkly
by Gena Showalter
Downtown Press
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Touch Of The White Tiger

Touch Of The White Tiger
by Julie Beard
Silhouette Bombshell
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Winner!
A Taste Of Crimson

A Taste Of Crimson
by Marjorie M. Liu
Love Spell
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2005 Finalists for Best Fantasy / Magical

Story takes place in the natural world but featuring beings [mythical or real] with unnatural abilities. Stories may include visits to other realms. This category also includes ghosts and psychics.


Goblin Moon

Goblin Moon
by Candace Sams
ImaJinn Books
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Warprize

Warprize
by Elizabeth Vaughan
Tor
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Honorable Mention!
Haunted

Haunted
by Kelley Armstrong
Spectra
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Winner!
Heart Choice

Heart Choice
by Robin D. Owens
Berkley
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Guardian Of Honor

Guardian Of Honor
by Robin D. Owens
Luna
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2005 Finalists for Best Erotic Paranormal

Stories in which intense sensuality is intrinsic to the work. For the purposes of this award, eligible titles for each paranormal category must contain romance, with the focus on a central love story, involving the development of an emotionally committed relationship between two major characters, and a positive outcome.


Toil And Trouble

Toil And Trouble

by C.S. Chatterly, M.A. duBarry
ImaJinn Books

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Winner!
Unleash The Night

Unleash The Night
by Sherrilyn Kenyon
St. Martin's Press
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White Tigress

White Tigress
by Jade Lee
Leisure
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Mercenaries

Mercenaries
by Angela Knight
Berkley Sensation
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Honorable Mention!
Master Of The Moon

Master Of The Moon
by Angela Knight
Berkley Sensation
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2005 Finalists for Best Time Travel

Stories in which main character[s] travel to a time period other than their own. Can be anthology, contemporary, or in setting.

Winner!
Spell Of The Highlander

Spell Of The Highlander
by Karen Marie Moning 
Delacorte Press
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Dreams Of Stardust

Dreams Of Stardust
by Lynn Kurland
Jove
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A Breath Of Snow And Ashes

A Breath Of Snow And Ashes
by Diana Gabaldon
Delacorte Press
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A Connecticut Fashionista In King Arthur's Court

A Connecticut Fashionista In
King Arthur's Court

by Marianne Mancusi
Love Spell
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Honorable Mention!
Hot & Heavy

Hot & Heavy
by Sandra Hill
Leisure
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2005 Finalists for Best Anthology

Voting is based on the entire collection. The collection must have paranormal elements in 50% of the novellas..

Honorable Mention!
The Journey Home

The Journey Home
by Catherine Asaro, Diane Chamberlain, Mary Jo Putney, Patricia Rice, Rebecca York
ImaJinn Books
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Highland Vampire

Highland Vampire
by Adrienne Basso, Hannah Howell, Debbie Raleigh
Kensington Brava
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Winner!
What Dreams May Come

What Dreams May Come
by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Robin D. Owens, Rebecca York
Berkley Trade
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Beyond The Dark

Beyond The Dark
by Linda Winstead Jones, Evelyn Vaughn, Karen Whiddon
Silhouette Signature Select
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In Winter Moon

Winter Moon
by Mercedes Lackey, Tanith Lee, C.E. Murphy
Luna
Buy it!

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