Yvette Hines and co-founder Emma Rodgers
With Romantic Times Convention taking place at the same time, a large majority of the winners weren’t in attendance but the winner that was present brought tears to our eyes. Yvette Hines is an author of erotica and we bonded quickly at RSJ this year. When I took her aside and expressed how much her novel Pleasuring the Queen caused me to view her as an innovative master storyteller.
She created a world of wonderful characters that weren’t of this world and yet her creativity made me forget that they weren’t human. She gave them so many layers and depth that the sexual encounters only reinforced the complexity of the plot. Yvette knows how to entertain, captivate, and stimulate her readers with a keystroke and that is why she was awarded the Emma Award for Author of the Year.
Angeline M. Bishop, Evelyn Palfrey, Yvette Hines
Please forgive me for not posting a video of the moment. I was too overwhelmed with emotion. Yvette is more deserving of this award and I’m so glad her aunt made the journey to see this momentous occasion. She was up against some strong authors but the body of her work is solid and her dedication to her craft was steadfast.
Emma Awards 2013 Winners
Suspense of the Year – Temptation Rising by A.C. Arthur
Sequel of the Year – Seduction’s Shift by A.C. Arthur
Steamy Romance of the Year – Any Way You Want It by Maureen Smith
Cover of the Year – Just One Taste by Celeste O Norfleet
Hero of the Year – Sean Donovan (Surrender to a Donovan by A.C. Arthur)
Heroine of the Year – Diamond Lassiter (Teach Me by Iris Bolling)
Debut Author of the Year – Harmony Evans
Book of the Year – Just One Taste by Celeste O. Norfleet
Author of the Year – Yvette Hines
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS!
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