Kilby Blades | Awards
What a first year! I published my first novel in 2017 and have been blown away by the response. In addition to the honor of Best Debut Author in the Emma Awards for Diversity in Romantic Literature, each one of my published novels, as well as all of my unpublished manuscripts, has been nodded.
If you're still on the fence about whether to pick up one of my books, check out some of the recognition it's received. A huge thanks to all the judges who took time to read my books!
Recognition for "Snapdragon"
- 1st Place: 2018 NECRWA Readers' Choice Awards | Erotic Romance
- 1st Place: 2017 National Reader's Choice Awards | Best First Book
Bronze Medal: 2018 Independent Publisher Award | Romantic Fiction
Finalist: 2018 Holt Medallion Award of Merit | Erotic Romance + Best First Book
Finalist: 2018 Emma Awards for Diversity in Romantic Literature | Erotic Romance
Finalist: 2017 National Reader's Choice Awards | Erotic Romance
Appreciation for "CHRYSALIS"
- Finalist: 2018 Emma Awards for Diversity in Romantic Literature | Interracial Romance
prizes for unpublished manuscripts
- 1st Place Winner: CIMRWA Elevation of Love Contest | Unpublished Women's Fiction: "The Benefactor"
- 1st Place Winner: Stiletto Contest | Unpublished Mid-Length Contemporary Romance: "The Secret Ingredient"
- 1st Place Winner: Stiletto Contest | Unpublished Long Contemporary Romance: "Crocodile Tears"
- 2nd Place Winner: The Rudys Contest | Fiction with a Central Romance: "Crocodile Tears"