We all love a rainbow, don’t we, and this week we have even more reason. The annual Rainbow Awards always releases their results the first week in December. For those who don’t know, the RAs are a peer judged contest that raises large amounts of money for LGBT+ charities worldwide. The contest and find raising are organised and administered by the peerless Elisa Rolle, author, blogger and reviewer, who must have a thing for herding cats as well because this can’t be an easy job.
This year Manifold Press entered several books, including my Eleventh Hour. I was delighted and gobsmacked to find that it was not only a runner up in Best Gay Historical Romance but also in Best Gay Book, placed joint fifth and joint seventh respectively. The winner in both categories was, of course, the amazing Broken Blades by Aleksandr Voinov and L A Witt – if you haven’t read it you really must – with Tracefinder by Kaje Harper in second place, and Tournament of Losers by Megan Derr and The Innocent Betrayal by Victoria Sue in third.
Runners up include such luminaries as J L Merrow, Jay Lewis Taylor, Jordan L Hawke and K J Charles, whose books I had read and a whole list of others that I’m really looking forward to. You can find the full list of great books here. I’m astonished my book was in such company and am going to display my runner up badge with pride.