If you aren’t familiar with the INSPY Awards, now is the time to get acquainted. The INSPY Awards are hosted by a team of book reviewers. Every year they collect nominations and then announce their short list. Before the winners are announced for each category, they interview the authors, bringing readers insightful, engaging stories and an inside look at each novel. You can sign up for their weekly emails right HERE

If you want to check out the nominees for 2015–here they are with a message fro the INSPY team.

With a record 160+ nominated and an incredible show of support for the INSPY program – and multiple book deliveries later, the INSPY Awards Advisory Board is thrilled to announce the 2015 shortlist contenders. A daunting task was placed before us to pick just 5 books in each category from along list of 160 nominated by readers and bloggers around the world. After careful consideration and deliberation, the INSPYs Advisory Board is pleased to announce that the following books have been shortlisted in the 5th annual INSPY Awards.

Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense

Beowulf: Explosives Detection Dog
by Ronie Kendig

Somebody Like You by Beth K. Vogt

A Table by the Window by Hillary Manton Lodge

Meant to Be Mine by Becky Wade

A Broken Kind of Beautiful by Katie Ganshert

Debut Fiction

The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron

Miracle in a Dry Season by Sarah Loudin Thomas

How Sweet the Sound by Amy K. Sorrells

Healer of Carthage by Lynne Gentry

For Such a Time by Kate Breslin

General Fiction

Thief of Glory
by Sigmund Brouwer

All Right Here by Carre Armstrong Gardner

Saving Amelie by Cathy Gohlke

Lizzy & Jane by Katherine Reay

Keepers of the Covenant by Lynn Austin

Historical Romance

A Beauty So Rare by Tamera Alexander

The Thief by Stephanie Landsem

Mark of Distinction by Jessica Dotta

Captured by Love by Jody Hedlund

With Every Breath by Elizabeth Camden

Mystery and Thriller

A.D. 30 by Ted Dekker

Checkmate by Steven James

Murder at the Mikado by Julianna Deering

Raptor 6 by Ronie Kendig

Playing Saint by Zachary Bartels

Literature for Young Adults

Remnants: Season of Wonder by Lisa T. Bergren

Storm Siren by Mary Weber

Blur by Steven James

Destined for Doon by Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon

Jupiter Winds by C.J. Darlington

Speculative Fiction

Spirit Bridge
by James L. Rubart

Shadow Hand by Anne Elisabeth Stengl

Seek and Hide by Amanda G. Stevens

Healer of Carthage by Lynne Gentry

A Draw of Kings by Patrick W. Carr

Winners will be announced June 28th, 2015!

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