Awards & Recognition

At Balance of Seven, we strongly believe in helping our authors. One way we achieve this is by weaving our magic to help our publications get recognized. Many of our authors now claim the title of either award-winning or bestselling author. In fact, several of our authors hold both those titles.

Shiny Bits in Between by Georgina Key has received a special award from the Kops-Fetherling International Book Awards: 2020 Phoenix Award—Best New Voice: Popular Fiction.

The Phoenix Award is open only to the first book by a new author. With so many great books out there, we are over the moon that Shiny Bits in Between was selected for this honor. See all the winners here:

As identified by the Queer Armenian Library, Gray Dawn: A Tale of Abolition and Union by Nyri A. Bakkalian is the first [*] novel by an Armenian-American who identifies as Lesbian.

Just weeks after its publication, Grey Dawn reached #1 in Transgender Romance in Kindle! It also reached #23 in Time Travel Romance.

In 2020, Peace of Evon was awarded 2nd Place/Silver in the Feathered Quill Book Awards for Best of Backlist. This follows two awards in 2019, in which Peace of Evon won Gold in the Legacy Award: Fiction category in the Kops-Fetherling International Book Awards. The Evon series also won 1st place, Fantasy Series, by the Texas Association of Authors.

In 2019, Dragons Within: Guarding Her Own hit #1 Bestseller on Amazon, in the LGBT Anthologies & Collections. Additionally, the book ranked #3 in LGBT Action and Adventure, and #11 in Fantasy Anthologies & Short Stories.

Dragons Within: Guarding Her Own is a recognized finalist in the 2020 Best Book Awards, presented by American Book Fest.

In 2021, Dragons Within: Guarding Her Own earned 2nd Place/Silver in the Feathered Quill Book Awards contest, in the Short Story/Anthology category.

In 2020, Dragons Within: Claiming Her Wings was awarded 1st Place/Gold in the Feathered Quill Book Awards Contest, in the category Short Story/Anthology. This follows the honor of being named a Finalist in the 2019 Annual Best Book Awards by American Book Fest, in the Fiction: Anthologies category.

In 2019, Winter Whimsy was awarded 1st Place, in the Middle School Short Stories category, by the Association of Texas Authors. Winter Whimsy was also a Winner of the 2019 International Book Awards. With more than 2,000 entries from authors and publishers around the world, the International Book Awards contest includes books from all sections of the publishing industry—mainstream, independent, and self-published.

Balance of Seven’s debut anthology, Rogues and Wild Fire, reached #1 Amazon Bestseller in 2018! In 2019, the book was awarded 1st Place, in the Romance Collection category, by the Association of Texas Authors.