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The Ripped Bodice Awards for Excellence in Romantic Fiction

About the Awards:

The Ripped Bodice Awards for Excellence in Romantic Fiction celebrate the best books of the year in the bestselling romance genre. The honorees are chosen by a panel of industry experts and each honoree receives $1000 plus a $100 donation to the charity of their choice.

2020 Judging Committee:

Adriana M. Martìnez Figueroa, writer and book reviewer known as Boricua Reads

Amber Elise, Blogger at Du Livre

Ana Coqui, co-host of Rombkpod

Cailey Hall, academic

Cam, Book Influencer (justabookeater)

Cande, Romance Book Blogger

Carly Lane-Perry, Contributing Editor at SYFY FANGRRLS, Kissing Books newsletter

Danielle Dresser, Editorial Manager of Fresh Fiction

Destinee Hodge, bookseller and co-host of the Really Reading Romance Book Club

Fadwa, blogger at Word Wonders

Jayashree Kamble, academic

Jazmen, Book Reviewer at Literally Black

Jen Wattley, Darling Reads reviewer

Leah Koch, Co-Owner of The Ripped Bodice 

Mariana Huerta, Blogger

Maureen Lee Lenker, EW romance columnist

Melinda Utendorf, freelance editor and book reviewer

Nichole Perkins, voracious reader

Nick, blogger at The Infinite Limits of Love

Rebecca Koch, Co-Owner of The Ripped Bodice

Roseann Backlin, Co-owner of Love's Sweet Arrow

Sarah Wendell, Managing Member, Smart Bitches Trashy Books, LLC

Sharonda Isadora, Owner of Brazen Babe Reviews blog

Silvana Reyes, Romance Blogger

Sofia Zuluaga, blogger at Bookish Wanderess

Steve Ammidown, archivist at the Browne Popular Culture Library

Tyrinne Lewis, Indie Bookseller