Sunday, May 12, 2013

The Viking's Witch wins a Gold IPPY Award for Best Romance!

Sharing some great news! The Viking's Witch just won a Gold IPPY Award and was chosen Best Romance E-book. Here's all the details!

Medallion Press Author Kelli A. Wilkins Wins Gold IPPY Award

New Jersey—Author Kelli A. Wilkins has won a Gold IPPY Award for her historical romance, THE VIKING’S WITCH. The 2013 Independent Publishers Book Award announcements were made last week, and Kelli is one of three Medallion Press authors who won awards. THE VIKING’S WITCH was chosen as Best Romance E-book.

“I’m thrilled to have won Gold in the romance category,” says Kelli. “It’s an honor to receive an award for my writing. THE VIKING’S WITCH is my first romance published with Medallion Press. This full-length historical romance is set in Celtic Scotland. The story centers around a village girl named Odaria who is accused of being a witch. When she conjures up a ship of Norsemen to save her, she falls in love with their leader, Rothgar.”

Kelli writes romances in nearly every genre: contemporary, paranormal, historical, gay, and fantasy. “Writing in different genres lets me explore unique characters, settings, and storylines. When I sit down to write a new romance, I never know where my ideas will take me.”

Founded in June 2003, Medallion Press, Inc. is a publisher of adult and young adult fiction and nonfiction in a variety of genres. Readers can order THE VIKING’S WITCH here:

The "IPPY" Awards are designed to bring increased recognition to the deserving but often unsung titles published by independent authors and publishers. Established in 1996 as the first awards program open exclusively to independents, over 3,000 "IPPYs" have been awarded to authors and publishers around the world. For more information, visit the Independent Publishers Book Award Page:

Kelli Wilkins is a multi-published author who has written more than 80 short stories, fifteen romance novels (for Medallion Press and Amber Quill Press), and four non-fiction books. Her romance writing spans many genres and heat levels and yet she’s also been known to surprise readers with a horror story. Most recently, her horror short, “Sometimes Monsters are Real” was one of eighteen stories included in the Mistresses of the Macabre anthology.

This news was a pleasant surprise. I had a lot of fun writing this book and I guess the judges also fell in love with Odaria and Rothgar!

If you've read the book, drop me a line and let me know what scene was your favorite. I always enjoy hearing from readers.

Until next time,