Category Archives: Awards

Athena Grayson Receives SFR Galaxy Award

The unique and wonderful 2017 Science Fiction Romance Galaxy award winners were announced this week on January 31st.  Especially exciting: one of our own anthology authors, Athena Grayson, picked up an award for her book Scions of the the Star Empire – Scandal.

Congratulations, Athena!

You might need to budget extra reading time and book money for all the great titles awarded.  At the very least,  you’ll need to  add this list  to your TBR pile, or tag them on Goodreads as Want to Read.

Other notable authors who picked up an award include Robyn Bachar, Vivien Jackson, Jess Anastasi, Ruby Lionsdrake, Nina Croft, Edward Hoornaert, Greta van der Rol, Pippa Jay, Pauline Baird Jones, Anna Hackett and Michele Mills, among others.  To see the complete list of award winners, check out SFR Galaxy Awards.

SFR News: 2017 RITA and Prism Award Winners

SFRSS congratulates all the winners of the 2017 RITAs, including the special Prism Awards handed out by the  Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Chapter of the RWA.  The award winners were announced during the national RWA conference in late July.

Special recognition goes to amazing author Jeffe Kennedy who won the RITA for Best Paranormal Romance with her novel The Pages of the Mind.  Woohoo! The novel also placed 2nd in Prism’s Fantasy category, while her novel The Edge of the Blade placed 2nd in Prism’s Dark Paranormal category. If you haven’t read her writing yet, you’re missing out.

We’re also really pleased for past SFRSS author (one of the authors in our 2016 anthology, Baby, It’s Cold in Space), Margo Bond Collins for her placement in the Urban Fantasy Category for Under her Skin. Congratulations, Margo! Well done.

…and the FF&P Chapter Prism Awards went to:


The Golden Spider by Anne Renwick


Must Love Kilts by Angela Quarles


Prism Award Winner: Warrior Wench by Marie Andreas

2nd Place: Don’t Let Me Forget You by Cara Crescent

3rd Place: Sky Raiders by Michelle Diener



Prism Award Winner: The Golden Spider by Anne Renwick

2nd Place (tie): Blood and Sorcery by Ann Gimpel

2nd Place (tie): Mission: Improper by Bec McMaster

3rd Place: The Seer’s Secret by Mikea Howard


Prism Award Winner: Skin Deep by Marissa Doyle

2nd Place: Blue Moon by Lisa Kessler

3rd Place: Under Her Skin by Margo Bond Collins



Prism Award Winner: Mated in Mist by Carrie Ann Ryan

2nd Place (tie): The Edge of the Blade by Jeffe Kennedy

2nd Place (tie): To Win a Demon’s Love by Nadine Mutas

3rd Place: Awakening Kiss by Sharon Kay


Prism Award Winner: The Spirit by Harper Jameson

2nd Place (tie): Deadly Silence by Rebecca Zanetti

2nd Place (tie): Heart’s Master by Elizabeth Schechter

3rd Place: A Dark and Dirty Tale by Kristin Miller


Prism Award Winner: Must Love Kilts by Angela Quarles

2nd Place: The Pages of the Mind by Jeffe Kennedy

3rd Place: Zoraida Grey and the Family Stones by Sorchia DuBois



Prism Award Winner: Hexbound by Bec McMaster

2nd Place: Shadowbound by Bec McMaster

3rd Place: Stealing Ula by Rebecca Rivard



Prism Award Winner: Warrior Untamed by Shannon Curtis

2nd Place: Dryad’s Vine by Cynthia Diamond

3rd Place (tie): For the Bear’s Eyes Only by Kathy Lyons

3rd Place (tie): The Haunted Heist by Angie Fox


Prism Award Winner: Traveller by Abigail Drake

2nd Place: Elfhame by Anthea Sharp

3rd Place (tie): Moon Chosen by P.C. Cast

3rd Place (tie): Scarlet Rain by Kristin Cast


Prism Award Winner: Rock Hard by Kathy Lyons

2nd Place: Her Demigod Complex by Abigail Owen

3rd Place: A Secret Rose by Debra Jess

For more information on the FF&P Chapter of the RWA and its members please go to: Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Romance Writers of America.