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~~2017 Winners~~

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Please note: Categories with larger numbers of entries have 5 places and those with lower numbers have 3.

Contemporary Novel

First Place

Millionaire’s Shot: by Bev Pettersen

Publisher: Westerhall

Second Place

Good Behavior: by Delaney Diamond

Publisher: Garden Avenue Press

Third Place

Love, Lies and Gray Skies: by Debby Conrad

Publisher: Debby Conrad

Fourth Place

Bella Luna: by Sharon Struth

Publisher: Lyrical Press/Kensington

Fifth Place

Unpredictable Love: by Jean C. Joachim

Publisher: Moonlight Books

Contemporary Short

First Place

Grant Me the Moon: by Caroline Clemmons

Publisher:  Self-Published

Second Place

Forever Starts Today: by Anne Lange

Publisher: Self-Published

Third Place  

Desert Heat: by Patti Sherry-Crews

Self-Published

Fourth Place

Scrooge & The Secret Santa by Marcia James

Publisher:

Fifth Place

Baby, Write On  by Sandra McGregor

Publisher: Kindle World

Erotic Novel

First Place

Risk-Reward by Caitlyn Willows

Publisher:  Loose Id

Second Place

Passion’s Last Promise by Christie Adams

Publisher: Blue Topaz Books

Third Place

Unmistaken Identity: by Marie Johnston

Publisher: Self-published

Fourth Place

Make Me Beg: by Rebecca Brooks

Publisher: Entangled

Fifth Place

Matt Jackson, Catcher: by Jean C. Joachim

Publisher: Moonlight Books

Erotic Short

First Place

Claimed by the Sheikh by Marie Tuhart

Publisher:  Hot-Blooded Press

Second Place

Kilty Pleasures by Nancy Fraser

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Third Place

Just Friends by Stacy Gold

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Historical Novel

First Place (Tie)

An Heiress In Disguise: by Jennifer Wenn

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

AND

The Trail to Love by Tina susedik

Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing

Second Place

Oh What a (Wedding) Night by Cheryl Bolen

Publisher: Harper & Appleton

Third Place

Sawyer’s Rose by Kim Turner

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Fourth Place 

The Untamable Antonia by Carolynn Carey

Publisher: Self-Published

Fifth Place

The Mysterious Merriana by Carolynn Carey

Publisher: Self-Published

Historical Short

First Place

A Prince for Yuletide by Anthea Lawson

Publisher:  Self-Published

Second Place (Tie)

One Knight in the Forest by Catherine Kean

Publisher: Self-Published

AND

The Marshal’s Bride by Maxine Douglas

Publisher: Self-Published

Third Place (Tie)

Loving the Enemy by Ellynore Seybold           

Publisher: Self-Published

AND

Ace’s Bride by Sylvia McDaniel

Publisher: Kindle Worlds

Fourth Place

The Matchmaking Game by Donna Hatch

Publisher: Mirror Press

Fifth Place

Perfectly Mismatched by Linda Carroll-Bradd

Publisher: Inked Figments (indie)

Inspirational Novel

First Place

The Carpenter’s Daughter by Jennifer Rodewald

Publisher: Rooted Publishing

Second Place (Tie)

Chasing Freedom by H L Wegley

Publisher: Trinity Press International

AND

Marigolds in October by Clare Revell

Publisher: Pelican Book Group

Third Place  

Silenced Song by Gloria Marlow

Publisher: Two Stone Lions Press

Fourth Place

From Scratch by C.E. Hilbert

Publisher: Pelican Book Group

Fifth Place

Count Me In by Mikal Dawn

Publisher: 121 Publishing House

Inspirational Short

First Place

Ransom in Rio by Theresa Lynn Hall

Publisher: Pelican Book Group

Second Place

Title: The Father-Daughter Picnic by Carla Rossi

Publisher: Self-Pubished

Third Place

Keri’s Christmas Wish by Pamela S Thibodeaux

Publisher: Temperance Publishing (Imprint of Pamela S Thibodeaux, Enterprises LLC – self)

Fourth Place

Moostletoe by Jan Elder

Publisher: Self-Published

 Fifth Place

A Courtship for Clover by Marion Ueckermann

Publisher: Self

 Paranormal Novel

First Place

Summer’s End by Jennifer McMurrain

Publisher:  LilyBear House, LLC

Second Place  (Tie)

 The Haunting of Hotel LaBelle

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

AND

Loving Her Scars by B.M. Griffin

Publisher: Self-Published

 Third Place  

Black Bullet by L.D. Rose

Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing

Fourth Place  

Bishop: by Marie Johnston

Publisher: Self-published

Fifth Place

Shadow Dancer by Krysta Scott

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

 Paranormal Short

First Place (Tie)

Something About Autumn by Vicki Crum

Publisher: Rebecca J. Vickery

AND 

Boxes by Irene by Lindsey R. Loucks

Publisher: Self-Published

Second Place

Star Cruise: Stowaway by Veronica Scott

Publisher: Self

Third Place

Touch of Decadence by Sylvia McDaniel

Publisher: Kindle Worlds

Fourth Place

http://www.cupid by Annette Miller

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Fifth Place

Title: Marked by Love by Rosalie Redd

Publisher: Self-published

Suspense Novel

 First Place (Tie)

Everything Bundt the Truth by Karen C. Whalen

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

 AND

Trouble in a Small Town by M.J. Wilson

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Second Place

Unconditional Surrender by Desiree Holt

Publisher: Totally Bound

Third Place 

Unrelenting Love by KaLyn Cooper

Publisher: Self-Published

Fourth Place  

A Kiss in the Shadows by Eve Kincaid

Publisher: Self-Published

 Fifth Place

Deception Island by Judith A. Boss

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

 Suspense Short

 First Place

Redemption for Avery: by Jordan Dane

Publisher: Amazon Publishing (Kindle Worlds)

 Second Place

Mr. January: by Jordan Dane

Publisher: Cosas Finas Publishing

Third Place  

Haunted Hair Nights by Nancy J. Cohen

Publisher: Orange Grove Press

 Young Adult Novel

 First Place

The Secret to Letting Go by Katherine Fleet

Publisher: Entangled Teen

 Second Place

Elfhame by Anthea Sharp

Publisher: Self-published

 Third Place  

Nothing Stays the Same by Catherine Chant

Publisher: Self-published

Young Adult Short

First Place

The Sea King’s Daughter by Anthea Sharp

Publisher: Self-published

 Second Place

Misfortune Annie and the Locomotive Reaper by Dave Jackson and Janet Fogg

Publisher: FA LLC

Third Place  

Hidden Secrets by P.L. Harris

Publisher: Blue Swan Publishing

 

2016 Winners:

Contemporary Novel:

First Place

Reunion for the First Time by K.M. Daughters
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Second Place

Fill the Stadium by K.M. Daughters
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Third Place – TIE

Snow Effect by Dena Garson
Publisher: Self-Published

AND

Backstretch Baby by Bev Pettersen
Publisher: Self-Published

Fourth Place – TIE

Hanging on to Hope by Lori Leger
Publisher: Self-Published

AND 

His By Design by Karen Ann Dell
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing

Fifth Place

Tides of Hope by Dawn Tomasko
Publisher: Self-Published

Contemporary Short

First Place

Dianne’s Destiny by Winona Bennett Cross
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Second Place

Spent Love by Christie Adams
Publisher: Blue Topaz Books (Self-Published)

Third Place

Valentine’s Day at the Corral by Debra St. John
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Fourth Place

For Keeps by Veronica Lynch
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Fifth Place

No Accounting for Love by L.M. Gonzalez
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Erotic Novel

First Place

Pretty Broken Girl by Jeana E. Mann
Publisher: Self-Published

Second Place

Perfectly Imperfect Mine by Amelia Shea
Publisher: Liquid Silver Publishing

Third Place

Bound & Teased by Marie Tuhart
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Erotic Short

First Place

Melt My Heart by Marie Tuhart
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Second Place

Falling For Her (Devil May Care #4) by Lily Vega
Publisher: Changeling Press LLC

Third Place

Timeless Passion by Kayden Claremont
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Fourth Place

A Wanting Heart by Christie Adams
Publisher: Blue Topaz Books (Self-Published)

Fifth Place

The Mediator by Candace Laville
Publisher: Smart Heart Publishing

Historical Novel

First Place

Dangerous (Lipstick and Lead Book 3) by Sylvia McDaniel
Publisher: Virtual Bookseller, LLC

Second Place

Katie-Bride of Virginia by Sylvia McDaniel
Publisher: Virtual Bookseller, LLC

Third Place

O’Neill’s Texas Bride by Caroline Clemmons
Publisher: Self-Published

Fourth Place TIE

Highlander Unbroken by Vonda Sinclair
Publisher: Self-Published

AND 

Angel Lost, Angel Found by Annalisa Russo
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Fifth Place

A Bookie’s Odds by Ursula Renee
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Historical Short

First Place

Forged by Love by Laura Strickland
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Second Place

My Captive Highlander by Vonda Sinclair
Publisher: Self-published

Third Place: TIE

Mail Order Revenge by Angela K Couch
Publisher – Self-Published 

AND

Training Tessa by Debra Doggett
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Fourth Place

Runaway: Martini Club 4 – The 1920s by Krysta Scott
Publisher: Self-published

Fifth Place

Two Tutor Doves by Patricia Kiyono
Publisher: Eskape Press

Inspirational Novel

First Place TIE

Downfall by V. B. Tenery
Publisher: Self-Published

AND

Vengeance by Anne Patrick
Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing 

Second Place

Home to Chapel Springs by Ane Mulligan
Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas

Third Place

Salsa & Speed Bumps by Susan M. Baganz
Publisher: Prism Book Group

Fourth Place

Catch of a Lifetime by Candee Flick
Publisher: Bling! Romance

Fifth Place

When Love Leads You Home by Carla Rossi and Jami Crumpton
Publisher: Self-Published

Inspirational Short

First Place

Christmas at Tiffany’s by Marianne Evans
Publisher: Pelican Book Group

Second Place TIE

Pinky Promise by Valerie Comer
Publisher: GreenWords Media

AND

Fragile Blessings by Susan M Baganz
Publisher: Prism Book Group

Third Place

Copenhagen Cozenage by Kristen Joy Wilks
Publisher: White Rose Publishing of Pelican Book Group

Paranormal Novel

First Place

Ice Moon by Lisa Kessler
Publisher: Entangled Otherworld

Second Place

Forbidden by Katrina Snow
Publisher: Self-Published

Third Place

Deadly Alpha by Brenda Sparks
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Fourth Place

Smitten With Death by Sharon Saracino
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Fifth Place

Under Her Skin by Margo Bond Collins
Publisher: Self-Published

Paranormal Short

First Place

The Hunted, Chronicles of the Hunters by Jackie Ivie 
Publisher: Self-Published

Second Place

Echoes of the Past by Emma Kaye
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Third Place

My Gambling Man by DeeDee Lane
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Fourth Place

Ghostly Love by Cate Lawley
Publisher: Self-Published

Fifth Place TIE

Reborn to Avenge by Anna Durand
Publisher: Jacobsville Books

AND

Timely Love by Cate Lawley
Publisher: Self-Published

Suspense Novel

First Place

Bound to Serve by Julie Castle
Publisher: Entangled: Ignite

Second Place

The Case of the Fabulous Fiancé by Diane Burton
Publisher: Self-Published

Third Place

Illusions of Death by Lauren Linwood
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing

Fourth Place

Web of Deceit by Lauren Reign
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Fifth Place

Runaway by JB Schroeder
Publisher: Self-Published (by JB Schroeder, LLC and Two Feet Press)

Suspense Short

First Place

Small Town Terror by Kathryn J Bain
Publisher:

Second Place

Chili to Die For (A Willow Crier Cozy Mystery) by Lilly York
Publisher: Wide Awake Books

Third Place

Strange Behavior by Bev Pettersen
Publisher: Kindle Worlds

Young Adult Novel

First Place

Dating on the Dork Side by Charity Tahmaseb and Darcy Vance
Publisher: Self-Published (Collins Mark Books)

Second Place

In Irina’s Cards (The Variant Conspiracy Book 1) by Christine Hart
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing

Third Place TIE

Starfall: A Starstruck Novel by Brenda Hiatt
Publisher: Dolphin Star Press

AND

He’s in My Dreams by Jeanne Hardt
Publisher: Self-Published

Young Adult Short

First Place

Tiger Lily by Wende Dikec
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing

Second Place

Flowers and Fangs by Karen Michelle Nutt
Publisher: Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery (PbRJV)

Third Place

Storm Season by Anna Marie Kittrell
Publisher: Prism Book Group

~~2015 Winners~~

Winner of a FREE Novel Prevue book trailer:

Rachel Grant ~ Cold Evidence:

CLICK HERE to View Trailer


~~Contemporary Category~~

**Short**

First Place ~  One Great Night by Debra St. John ~ The Wild Rose Press

Second Place ~ Finding Home by Roxanne Snopek ~ Tule Publishing, Montana Born Books

Third Place ~ A Sweet Montana Christmas by Roxanne Snopek ~  Tule Publishing, Montana Born Books

**Novel**

First Place ~  Home is Where the Hunk Is by Nancy Fraser ~ Soul Mate Publishing

Second Place ~ Into the Sunrise by Carolyn Haley ~ The Wild Rose Press

Third Place ~ Northern Lights by Laurie Ryan ~ Self-Published

Fourth Place ~Love Caters All by Nicci Carrera ~ The Wild Rose press

Fifth Place ~ 50 Acts of Kindness by Ellyn Oaksmith ~ ~ Gemma Halliday Publishing

~~Erotic Category~~

**Short**

First Place ~  The Mysterious Mrs. Pennybaker by Nancy Fraser ~ Decadent Publishing

Second Place ~ Going All In by Lily Vega ~ Decadent Publishing

Third Place ~ Red Club Temptation by Marie Tuhart ~ The Wild Rose Press

Fourth Place ~Jared’s Virginity by JB Brooks ~ Ellora’s Cave

Fifth Place ~Twin Delights by Layla Chase ~ Self-Published

**Novel**

First Place ~  Strike Out by Roz Lee ~ State of Mind Publishing

Second Place ~ The Velvet Ribbon by Christie Adams ~ Blue Topaz Books (Self-Published)

Third Place ~ Night Shift by Silver James – Silver James Books

Fourth Place ~Mine, not Hers by Betsy Anne ~ Self-Published

Fifth Place ~If it Drives by Aleksandr Voinov and L.A. Witt ~ Riptide Publishing

~~Historical Category~~

**Short**

First Place ~  The Mapmaker’s Wife by Kathy L Wheeler ~ Self-Published

Second Place ~ A Christmas in Bath by Cheryl Bolen ~ Harper and Appleton

Third Place ~ TIE: Christmas Kisses by Cynthia A. Clement  ~ Self-Published

AND

Dearest Darling by Andrea Downing ~ The Wild Rose Press

Fourth Place ~ The Size of the Scandal by Jillian Chantal ~ Ellora’s Cave

Fifth Place ~ Searching for Lady Luck by Patricia Kiyono ~ Eskape Press

**Novel**

First Place ~  Slightly Noble by Lilly Gayle ~ The Wild Rose Press

Second Place ~ To Ride a White Horse by Pamela Ford ~ Self-Published (Aine Press)

Third Place ~ Then I Met You by Deborah C. Wilding ~ The Wild Rose Press

Fourth Place ~ Wagers Gone Awry by Collette Cameron ~ Blue Rose Romance in cooperation with Windtree Press

Fifth Place ~ Highland Escape by Cathy MacRae and D.D. MacRae ~ Short Dog Press

~~Inspirational Category~~

**Short**

First Place ~  Forget Me Not by Miralee Ferrell ~ Mountain Brook Ink

Second Place ~ Manila Marriage App by Jan Elder ~ White Rose Publishing, a division of Pelican Ventures, LLC

Third Place ~ Maeve’s Symphony by Marianne Evans ~ Pelican Book Group

**Novel**

First Place ~  The Promise Keeper by Lisa Norato ~ Self-Published

Second Place ~ Unmasked Heart by Vanessa Riley ~ Gallium Books

Third Place ~ Then and Now by Marianne Evans ~ Pelican Book Group

Fourth Place ~ Date Night by Marianne Evans ~ Pelican Book Group

Fifth Place ~ Works of Darkness by V.B. Tenery ~ Self-Published

~~Young/New Adult Category~~

**Short**

First Place ~  Major Renovations by Vanessa M. Knight ~ Inked Publishing (Self-Published)

Second Place ~ Somewhere in the Middle by Linda Palmer ~ Uncial Press

Third Place ~ Young Witchcraft by Stephanie Burkhart ~ Victory Tales Press

**Novel**

First Place ~  The Fine Art of Keeping Quiet by Charity Tahmaseb ~ Self-Published

Second Place ~ The Gryphon & His Thief by Karen Michelle Nutt ~ Rebecca J. Vickery Publishing (PbRJV)

Third Place ~ The Fine Art of Holding Your Breath by Charity Tahmaseb ~ Self-Published

Fourth Place ~ Reluctant Prince by Dani-Lyn Alexander ~ Lyrical Press

Fifth Place ~ Butterfly by Elle Harper ~ Self-Published

~~Paranormal Category~~

**Short**

First Place ~  Blue Moon by Silver James ~ Silver James Books

Second Place ~ Man of Her Dreams by Gerald Costlow ~ Rebecca J Vickery Press

Third Place ~ Leap into the Knight by M.J. Schiller ~  Kismet Publishing (Self-Published)

Fourth Place ~ Second Skin by Linda Palmer ~ Self-Published

Fifth Place ~ Snow Globe Tales by Cara Marsi ~ The Painted Lady Press (Self-Published)

**Novel**

First Place ~  Dark Summoner by D.D. Miers ~ Self-Published

Second Place ~ Forever Mine by Monica Burns ~ Maroli SP Imprints (Self-Published)

Third Place ~ Titanium by Linda Palmer ~ Uncial Press

Fourth Place ~ Bronze Fox by Diana Green ~ Bronze Fox

Fifth Place ~ Empathy by Carolyn Wren ~ Secret Cravings

~~Suspense Category~~

**Novel**

** The ‘short’ category was canceled due to low entries

First Place ~  Dangerous Love Lost & Found

by Jean C. Joachim and Ben Tanner ~ Secret Cravings

Second Place ~ Proving Ground by Stanalei Fletcher ~ The Wild Rose Press

Third Place ~ TIE: The Wrong Hero by Nancy Brophy ~ Self-Published

AND

Eyes of a Hero by Cheryl Yeko ~ Self-Published

Fourth Place ~ Saving the Children by Fran McNabb ~ The Wild Rose Press

Fifth Place ~ Stealing the Golden Dream by Sally J Smith and Jean Steffens ~ Camel Press

PAST WINNERS

2014

~~Contemporary Category~~

**Novel**

1st Place: WIND CHIME CAFÉ  by Sophie Moss – Publisher: Sea Rose Publishing

2nd Place: CUB CREEK by Grace Greene – Kersey Creek Books
3rd Place: FALLING FOR THE WINGMAN by Crista McHugh – Publisher: Self-Published
4th Place: FULL STRENGTH by Katie Kenyhercz – Publisher: Crimson Romance
5th Place (tie): ON THE FLY by Katie Kenyhercz – Publisher: Crimson Romance
5th Place (tie): HIS SOUTHERN TEMPTATION by Robin Covingtom – Publisher: Entangled

**Short**

1st Place: BE MINE THIS CHRISTMAS NIGHT by L.A. Sartor – Publisher: Self-Published

2nd Place:  TEMPEST by Chantilly White – Publisher: SnapDragon Press
3rd Place (tie): LOVE AT CHRISTMAS by Lita Harris – Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing
3rd Place (tie): DANCING IN THE DARK by Virginia Kelly –  Publisher: Self-Published
4th Place:  PARIS ROSE by Dawn Douglas – Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

~~Erotica Category~~

**Novel**

1st Place: TEMPTING MEREDITH by Samantha Ann King – Publisher: Carina Press

2nd Place: CAPTURE AND SURRENDER by L.A. Witt and Aleksandr Voinov – Publisher: Riptide Publishing
3rd Place: TAMING A HEALER by Kathleen Lash – Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
4th Place: INTOXICATED by Jeana E. Mann – Publisher: Ishkadiddle Publishing
5th Place:  THE PRINCESS AND THE PORN STAR by Lauren Gallagher – Publisher: Samhain

**Short**

1st Place: STROKE OF MIDNIGHT by Kelli Scott – Publisher: Decadent

2nd Place: WAITING FOR TY by Samantha Ann King – Publisher: Carina Press

~~Historical Category~~

**Novel**

1st Place: WICKED DESIGNS by Lauren Smith – Publisher: Samhain

2nd Place:  THE LAWMAN’S AGREEMENT by Nancy Fraser and Pattie Shenberger – Publisher: Entangled
3rd Place: A PERFECT SECRET by Donna Hatch – Publisher: Mirror Lake Press
4th Place: KEEPING SECRETS by Donna Hechler Porter – Publisher: Self-Published
5th Place (tie): WITH THIS CURSE by Amanda DeWees – Publisher – Self-Published
5th Place (tie): FLY WITH A ROGUE by Elena Greene – Publisher – Self-Published

**Short**

1st Place: HERO’S REDEMPTION by Georgie Lee – Publisher: Carina Press

2nd Place:  TRAIL OF HOPE (Tales of the Scrimshaw Doll) by Heidi Vanlandingham – Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
3rd Place: THE THEFT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Cheryl Bolen – Publisher: Harper & Appleton
4th Place: LOVING BYRNE by Donna Dalton – Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
5th Place: LAWLESS LOVE by Andrea Downing – Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

~~Inspirational Category~~

**Novel**

1st Place: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY by Marianne Evans – Publisher: Pelican Books

2nd Place:  THE REDMPTION OF CARALYNNE by Carole Brown – Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas
3rd Place: BEACH WINDS by Grace Greene – Publisher: Turquoise Morning Press
4th Place: SECOND TIME PROMISE (Decisions Book 3) by Shirley Kiger Connolly – Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing
5th Place: Second Chance Ranch by Audra Harders – Publisher: Self-Published

**Short**

1st Place: Maria’s Angel by Marianne Evans – Publisher: Pelican Books

2nd Place: JODIE”S SONG by Marianne Evans – Publisher: Pelican Books

~~Paranormal~~

**Novel**

1st Place: AHUNTER4RESCUE by Cynthia A. Clement – Publisher: Self-Published

2nd Place:  FINDER by Connie Suttle – Publisher: SubtleDemon Publishing
3rd Place: DAWN OF A DARK KNIGHT by Zoe Forward – Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
4th Place: CLOUD DUST by Connie Suttle – Publisher: SubtleDemon Publishing
5th Place: THE DARK HUNTSMAN, A Fantasy Romance of the Black Court by Jessican Aspen – Publisher: Abracadabra Publishing

**Short**

1st Place: THAT OL’ BLACK MAGIC (The Penumbra Papers) by Silver James – Publisher: Silver James Books

2nd Place (tie):  DANCES WITH DEMONS by Lori Handeland – Publisher: Self-Published
2nd Place (tie): SING FOR THE DEAD by PJ Schnyder – Publisher: Carina Press
3rd Place (tie): CHRISTMAS MOON (A Moonstruck Novella) by Silver James – Publisher: Silver James Books
3rd Place (tie): BITE ME by PJ Schnyder – Publishers: Carina Press

~~Suspense~~

**Novel**

1st Place: HAUNTED BY DEATH by Dale Mayer – Publisher: Valley Publishing

2nd Place: IN HIS EYES by Nina Pierce – Publisher: Seaside Publications
3rd Place: LAKOTA DREAMING by Constance Gillam – Publisher: Self-Published
4th Place: HOSTILE GROUND by L.A. Witt and Aleksandr Voinov – Publisher: Riptide Publishing
5th Place: STUDS AND STILETTOS by Bev Petterson – Publisher: Westerhall

**Short**

1st Place: MOUNTAIN HERO by Cheryl Yeko – Publisher: Self-Published

2nd Place: THE LAST DAUGHTER by Jessy Ferguson – Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
3rd Place: JUST ONE LOOK by Virginia Kelly – Publisher: Self-Published

~~Young Adult~~

1st Place: STARSTRUCK by Brenda Hiatt – Publisher: Self-Published

2nd Place:  A LADY OF SPIRIT by Shelley Adina – Publisher: Moonshell Books
3rd Place: A LADY OF RESOURCES by Shelly Adina – Publisher: Moonshell Books
4th Place: SONG OF THE SPIRIT by M. Lee Prescott – Publisher: Mt. Hope Press
5th Place: STUDENT BODYGUARD FOR HIRE by Callie James – Publisher: Self-Published.

~~Book Trailer Winner~~

Alicia Dean – Cupid’s Beau

 ~~2013 Winners~~

~~Contemporary Category~~

Novel Winner: Stephanie Queen – Playing the Game Short Winner: Vonnie Davis – Those Violet Eyes
Novel Finalists:   Short Finalists:
(tie) Kathryn Shay – It Had To Be YouCara Marsi – A Captured Romance Patricia Kiyono – The Christmas Phoenix
Kathy Wheeler – Quotable Kat Henry Doran (Class of ’85) – Embraceable You
Nancy Marie Bell – Christmas Storm  Cara Marsi – Storm of Desire
Ellen L. Ekstrom – A Knight on Horseback  Silver James – Best Laid Plans (Dearly Beloved)

~~Erotica Category~~

Novel Winner: Samantha Ann King – Sharing Hailey Short Winner: Jenna Ives – Snow White and Her Seven Lovers
Novel Finalists:   Short Finalists:
Rose Anderson – Loving Leonardo Jeffe Kennedy – Hunting the Siren
Piper Denna – Fantasies, Inc.: Victoria’s Secret Wish Kristine Cayne – Under His Command (Six-Alarm Sexy #1)
Heidi Lynn Anderson – Christmas Longing
Kelli Scott – Passion Pill

~~Historical Category~~

Novel Winner: Laurel O’Donnell – Angel’s Assassin Short Winner: Vonnie Davis – Tumbleweed Letters
Novel Finalists:   Short Finalists:
J. F. Ridgley – Vows of Revenge Bess Gilmartin – Convince Me
(tie) Margaret Tanner – Savage PossessionShirley Halstock – Joy Road Diana Layne – Pirate’s Proposal (Tales of the Scrmshaw Doll)
Dawn Leudecke – Ghost Ship’s Cry
(tie) Barbara Monajem – A Lady’s Lesson in SeductionBarbara Monajem – The Unrepentant Rake

~~Inspirational Category~~

Novel Winner: Julie Lessman – A Light in the Window Short Winner: (tie) E.A. West – The Key to CharlotteMarianne Evans – Operation Breathless
Novel Finalists:   Short Finalists:
Leah St. James – Christmas Dance Mary Connealy – The Sweetest Give (A Home for Christmas #2)
Dana Rollins – Love’s Blessing Carla Rossi – Dr. Noah and the Sugar Plum Fairy
Lilly Maytree – Home Before Dark

 

~~Paranormal~~

Novel Winner (tie): Jeffe Kennedy – Rogue’s PawnT.C. Archer – Chain Reaction (The Phenom League) Short Winner: Silver James – Blood Moon
Novel Finalists:   Short Finalists:
Silver James – Hunter’s Moon Silver James – Bad Moon
Natalie J. Damschroder – Soul of the Dragon Mina Khan – The Djinn’s Dilemma
Kelly Whitley – Into the Red
Jacqueline Farrell – Sophronia and the Vampire

~~Suspense~~

Novel Winner: Alicia Dean – Death Offerings (The Northland Crime Chronicles Book 2) Short Winner: Anna Kittrell – Skinbound (Tales of the Scrimshaw Doll)
Novel Finalists:   Short Finalists:
Blair Bancroft – Shadowed Paradise Alicia Dean – Thicker Than Water (Tales of the Scrimshaw Doll)
Anne Marie Becker – Avenging Angel Winter Frost – Lady in the Mist
Carol Stephenson – Her Dark Protector
Shirley Hailstock – Mirror Image

~~Young Adult~~

Combined Novel Winner: Arley Cole – The Blacksmith’s Daughter **Novel and Short Entries combine for one category
Novel Finalists:   Short Finalists:
NHeaven Leigh Eldeen – The Human Side
Wendy Laharnar – The Unhewn Stone



~~Trailer Winner~~

Sandra Edwards – Vegas, Baby

 

~~2012 Winners~~

~~Contemporary Category~~

Novel Winner: Sloan Parker – Take Me Home Short Winner: Kelly Fitzpatrick – Dodging Cupid
Novel Finalists:    Short Finalists:
Kandy Shepherd – The Castaway Bride Silver James – Promises, Promises
Marilyn Brant – Double Dipping Jane Kent – Angel’s Luck
Julie Rowe – Icebound
Susan Lute – The London Affair


~~Erotica Category~~

Novel Winner: Lauren Gallagher – Damaged Goods Short Winner:Jeffe Kennedy – Sapphire
Novel Finalists:   Short Finalists:
Sloan Parker – More Taryn Kincaid – Sleepy Hollow Dreams
Dee Brice – Chosen Jeffe Kennedy – Petals and Thorns
Kelli Scott – Stormy Wedding
Jennifer Jakes – Twice in A Lifetime


~~Historical Category~~

Novel Winner: Cheryl Bolen – My Lord Wicked Short Winner: Barbara Monajem – Notorious Eliza
Novel Finalists:   Short Finalists:
Sadie & Sophie Cuffe – The Wainwright TrilogyBook One: FAITH IN THE SHADOWS Elaine Golden – An Imprudent Lady
Cheryl Bolen – The Earl’s Bargain Taryn Kincaid – Healing Hearts
Cheryl Bolen – With His Lady’s Assistance Elaine Golden – A Disgraceful Miss
B. J. Scott – Highland Legacy Callie Hutton – A Wife By Christmas


~~Inspirational Category~~

Winner: Carrie Turansky – Surrendered Hearts
Finalists:
Shirley Kiger Connolly – Say Goodbye to Yesterday
Pam Hillman – Stealing Jake


~~Paranormal Category~~

Novel Winner: Keri Stevens – Stone Kissed Short Winner: JK Coi – Far From Broken
Novel Finalists:   Short Finalists:
Tori Scott – Superstition Leah St. James – Adrienne’s Ghost
Jacqueline Paige – Twice Cursed Rachel Firasek – The Last Awakening
Karen McCullough – Magic, Murder and Microcircuits L.A. Witt – A Chip in His Shoulder
Ann Macela – Legendary Magic PJ Schnyder – Red’s Wolf


~~Suspense~~

Novel Winner: Kathy Ivan – Desperate Choices Short Winner: Natasha Deen – What Happens in Vegas
Novel Finalists:   Short Finalists:
Natalie J. Damschroder – Fight or Flight Morgan Q. O’Reilly – Til Death Undo Us
Susan C. Muller – The Secrets on Forest Bend Cara Marsi – Murder Mi Amore
Carol Stephenson – Courting Disaster
Alicia Dean – Death Notice


~~Young Adult~~

Novel Winner: Arley Cole – The Blacksmith’s Daughter Short Winner: Timothy Davis – Sea Cutter
Novel Finalists:   Short Finalists:
Nancy Marie Bell – A Step Sideways Stephy Smith – Gentry’s Gallery of Angels
Heaven Liegh Eldeen – The Demon Side Stephy Smith – Lizzie and the Rebel



~~Trailer Winner~~

Jennifer Jakes – Twice In A Lifetime

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