27 Years and Going Strong

The 2017 winners will be announced at this year’s National Readers’ Choice Awards ceremony, held at the Downtown Denver Sheraton on July 19, 2018. Congratulations to all of our finalists and a huge thank you to all of the entrants and judges who make this prestigious contest what it is today!

Most Sincerely,

Kathy L Wheeler – 2017 NRCA Contest Chair

Listed are this year’s finalists and their diligent coordinators!

Novella – Charlotte Schral

Blue Christmas (Mistletoe Key, Book 2) – Alexandra Haughton

Holiday Wishes – Jill Shavis

Mr. January – Jordan Dane

Second to None – Nancy Herkness

The House-Sitter’s Christmas – Jean C. Joachim


Young Adult – Anna Kittrell

Birthright – Jessica Ruddick

Having Her Back – Ann Gallagher

Livin’ La Vida Bennet – Mary Strand

The Noble Servant – Melanie Dickerson

Waking in Time – Angie Stanton


Romantic Suspense – Linda Basinger

Fast Kill – Kaylea Cross

Resurrection – Katie Reus

Saving Mercy – Abbie Roads

Survival Instinct – Janie Crouch

Uncovered – JB Schroeder


Contemporary Series Romance / Suspense Adventure – Tianne Quoetone

Black Ops Warrior – Amelia Autin

Indigo Lake – Jodi Thomas

Protector’s Instinct – Janie Crouch

Quest for Justice – Kathleen Tailer

Seeing Double – Tamra Baumann


Contemporary Series Romance – Mary Jo Springer

A Charmed Little Lie – Sharla Lovelace

Burn For You – J.T. Gessinger

Conflict of Interest – Marie Johnston

His by Christmas – Teresa Southwick

Redeemed by the Cowgirl – Silver James

The New Guy in Town – Teresa Southwick


Contemporary Single Title – Mary Jo Springer

Can’t Fight this Feeling  – Miranda Liasson

Faking It – Carly Phillips & Erika Wilde

Going in Deep – Carly Phillips

Her Rebel Heart – Jamie Farrell

This Can’t Be Love – Maria Geraci


Inspirational – Vinita Eggers

Blind Spot – Dani Pettrey

Dangerous Illusions – Irene Hannon

Once an Heiress – Renee Ryan

Resurrection – Olivia Rae

The Heart of An Agent – Tracey J Lyons


Paranormal – Alicia Dean

Bishop – Marie Johnston

Diomere’s Exile – Sabrina A. Fish

Enthrall Me – Tamara Hogan

Shadow Dancer – Krysta Scott

Stone-Cold Heart – Jami Gold


Erotic Romance – Debi Rogers

At His Mercy – Shelly Bell

Heat – Opal Carew

Snapdragon – Kilby Blades

The Master Will Appear – L.A. Witt

Undeniable Fate – Mia London


Historical – Krysta Scott

Love with a Scottish Outlaw – Gayle Callen

Once Again, My Laird – Angeline Fortin

The Bride Who Got Lucky – Janna MacGregor

What the Earl Needs Now – Michelle Willingham

When to Engage an Earl – Sally MacKenzie


Novel w/Strong Romantic Elements – Connie Miller

Before I Knew – Jamie Beck

If Ever – Angie Stanton

Lost and Found Sisters – Jill Shavis

The Barefoot Summer – Carolyn Brown

The Color of a Silver Lining – Julianne MacLean


Best 1st Book – Kathy L Wheeler

Shadow Dancer – Krysta Scott – Paranormal

The Prodigy Slave, Book One: Journey to Winter Garden – Londyn Skye – Historical

The Bad Luck Bride – Janna MacGregor – Historical

Some Kind of Magic – Mary Ann Marlowe – Contemporary Single Title

Snapdragon – Kilby Blades – Erotic Romance