Reader Tribe

Writer Tribe

  • Important Dates
  • Nomination Rules
  • Past Awards
  • January 2024 | Nominations
  • March 2024 | Finals
  • Last updated: 2/9/24 – 10:00 pm CST


If you find a spelling mistake feel free to contact us. If your nomination is not listed below and you submitted by the above time, it is most likely vetoed. See FAQ for more information.

  1. Do not nominate your own book, or a book you have not read.
  2. All nominations must be:
    – Indie (self) published during the previous year.
    – A Novella or Novel. (60+ Amazon listed page count.)
    – Clean and Not Religious Romance (i.e. it can’t have Christian in the title or be in Christian categories)
    – example sub-genres: sweet, hallmark, rom-com. Since this is our first year for romance we are shaping the specific section of romance we are wanting to focus on. Your submissions are going to help shape these awards and our newsletter moving forward.
    – Published in English.
    – Submitted in the following format: Title by Author. Any other format will be disqualified.
    – 20 Reviews on Amazon, with a rating of at least 4.0
  3. The top 10 books will advance to the Finals.
    1. Each author will only be allowed ONE book to advance to the next round.
    2. To advance a book MUST have a minimum of 5 nominations.
  4. A person can only nominate:
    – a book once.
    – 3 books total.
    – Note: emails ending in .gov, .edu, .org are invalid. 
    – 18 years or older to participate.
  5. By nominating you are subscribing to the Caffeinated Romance Tribe Newsletter.
  6. Nominations will be validated after they have closed, and books that do not meet the above qualifications will be removed.
  7. During the nomination round, making it to the current standings chart doesn’t verify that the book has met all qualifications.

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  • Coming Soon!

Voting Opens March 2024

Crushing on
Doctor Grump
by Betty Bliss

Page Count: 159

Published: 12-10-23

Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Goodreads: 4.5 Stars

Amazon: 4.5 Stars

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Breathing
Under Water
by Nicole J Kimzey

Page Count: 290

Published: 10-9-23

Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Goodreads: 4.4 Stars

Amazon: 4.6 Stars

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Second Chance
Weekend
by Hazel Belle

Page Count: 116

Published: 8-1-23

Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Goodreads: 4.5 Stars

Amazon: 4.7 Stars

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Baby Llama
Drama
by Kate Watson

Page Count: 306

Published: 9-21-23

Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Goodreads: 4.0 Stars

Amazon: 4.4 Stars

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Falling for the
Firefighter Next Door
by Bella Greene

Page Count: 141

Published: 10-9-23

Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Goodreads: 4.1 Stars

Amazon: 4.4 Stars

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The One with
the Kiss Cam
Cindy Steel

Page Count: 318

Published: 11-16-23

Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Goodreads: 4.4 Stars

Amazon: 4.7 Stars

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To Heal
a Wolf
Charlotte Vane

Page Count: 203

Published: 1-24-23

Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Goodreads: 4.2 Stars

Amazon: 4.5 Stars

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Just His
Barista
Elana Johnson

Page Count: 327

Published: 4-7-23

Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Goodreads: 5.0 Stars

Amazon: 4.4 Stars

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A Wedding
Mismatch
Kaylee Baldwin

Page Count: 362

Published: 8-21-23

Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Goodreads: 4.5 Stars

Amazon: 4.6 Stars

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A Carpenter
for Catherine
Kathryn LeBlanc

Page Count: 160

Published: 12-7-23

Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Goodreads: 4.5 Stars

Amazon: 4.5 Stars

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