Congratulations to the Winners of the Fourth Annual utopYA Awards

Utopia Announcements, Authors, utopYA Awards

This is my first post on our new web site. It’s going to take a little getting used to. I’m not the web site whiz that Chelsea Starling and Crystal Bryant are.

We are gathered here today, however, to celebrate the amazing group of winners that were voted on by YOU, the fans and readers out there. We had such an amazing and diverse group of nominees this year, that I KNOW it could not have been easy for you, which makes this announcement all the more special.

Without further ado, here are your winners:

Best Sci-Fi Book of the Year
  • Rise of the Faire-Amanti by Raine Thomas
Best Dystopian Book of the Year
  • The One by Keira Cass
Best Fantasy Book of the Year
  • Reign by Chanda Hahn
Best Paranormal Book of the Year
  • Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Best Contemporary Book of the Year
  • The Five Stages of Falling in Love by Rachel Higginson 
Book Cover Model of the Year
  • Drew Leighty
Best Contemporary Book Cover
  • #Nerd by Cambria Hebert; Cover design by Regina Wamba of Mae I Design & Photography
Best Supernatural Book Cover
  • The Collector’s Society by Heather Lyons; Cover design by Whit & Ware
Best Book Trailer
  • Eyes Turned Skyward by Rebecca Yarros; produced by Entangled Publishing
Best Edited Book of the Year
  • Never Never by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher; edited by Murphy Rae with Indie Solutions
Best Contemporary Lead
  • Romeo from The Hashtag Series by Cambria Hebert
Most Innovative Marketing
  • Confess by Colleen Hoover
Best Couple
  • Kricket & Trey from Sea of Stars by Amy A. Bartol
Best Kiss
  • Roth & Layla – Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Best Bestie/Buddy
  • Callie from Seth & Greyson by Jessica Sorensen
Best Supernatural Hero/Shero
  • Seth from The Return by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Best Supernatural Villain
  • Neferet in Redeemed by PC Cast and Kristin Cast
Best Book Hangover
  • Sea of Stars by Amy A. Bartol
Best Book to Screen
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (book by Suzanne Collins)
Best Debut Novel
  • Enchanted Heart by Mindy Ruiz
Blogger of the Year
  • Tammie Ross Zimmerman
Best Blog of the Year
  • Vilma’s Book Blog
Best Companion Novella
  • Ripple of Secrets: Rose Gardner Mystery Novella #6.5 by Denise Grover Swank
Best Serial Series
  • Sin Series by Casey L. Bond
Best Supernatural Series of the Year
  • An Unfortunate Fairy Tale series by Chanda Hahn
Best Contemporary Series
  • The Hashtag Series by Cambria Hebert
Book of the Year
  • Sea of Stars by Amy A. Bartol
UtopYA 2015 Themed Book of the Year – Time Travel
  • Time’s Edge Rysa Walker
Utopian of the year
  • Carol Kunz
Author of the Year
  • Amy A. Bartol


It was a tremendous night of tears and laughter (that Lip Sync Showdown was off the hook!!). Thank you all for sharing your gifts.