Award Winning Romances

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Sunday, March 04, 2012

2011 Published Divas - Inspirational Readers Choice Contest Winners

Long Contemporary
Crossing Oceans by Gina Holmes (Tyndale)

Short Contemporary

White Roses by Shannon Taylor Vannatter (Barbour)

Long Historical

The Preacher's Bride by Jody Hedlund (Bethany House)

Short Historical

A Matter of Character by Robin Lee Hatcher (Zondervan)

Women's Fiction

Plain Paradise by Beth Wiseman (Thomas Nelson)

Romantic Suspense

Too Close to Home by Lynette Eason (Revell)


Once Upon a Christmas Eve by Anita Higman (Summerside)


Wednesday, February 29, 2012

2011 Published Divas - Passionate Plume Contest Winners

Passionate Ink's 6th Annual The Passionate Plume Contest for Published Authors

1 Turn It On – Vivian Arend
2 Breathe – Sloan Parker
3 Lost and Found – Kelly Jamieson
HM Friday Night Jamie – Bren Christopher
HM More – Sloan Parker
1 An Uncommon Whore — Belinda McBride
2 A Touch of Lilly – Nina Pierce
3 Wasteland: The Wanderer – Crystal Jordan
HM Unbreak Me – Lex Valentine
HM Range War Bride – Lara Santiago
HM Settler's Mine 6: The Rogue – Mechele Armstrong
1 Five Card Stud – Gem Sivad
1 The Gentleman and the Rogue – Summer Devon and Bonnie Dee
2 More Than a Mistress – Debra Glass
3 Sahara Heat – Brenda Williamson
HM Conqueror Vanquished – Leigh Court
1 Divine Redemption – Jory Strong
2 Head Over Heels – Paris Brandon
3 Stormchild – Vivian Arend
HM Treats in a Plain Brown Wrapper – Cassandre Dayne
HM Insolence – Lex Valentine
HM Reader, I Married Him – Janet Mullany
HM Kate's Crew – Jayne Rylon
Paranormal/Time Travel
1 Rampant – Saskia Walker
2 Sculpting a Demon – Lisa Fox
3 Possess Me – R.G. Alexander
HM Falke's Peak – Anna Leigh Keaton and Madison Layle
HM Primal Heat – Crystal Jordan
HM The Midnight Hunt – L.L. Raand
HM That Voodoo You Do – Jodi Redford


Monday, February 27, 2012

2011 Published Divas - Award of Excellence Published Author Contest

Colorado Romance Writers is pleased to announce the following Award of Excellence Winners!
Short Contemporary
*** Winner *** Her Lone Cowboy ~ Donna Alward
Sally Williamson, Harlequin
The Sheriff's Secret Wife ~ Christyne Butler
Charles Griemsman, Silhouette
SOS: Convenient Husband Required ~ Liz Fielding
Bryony Green, Harlequin
Sasha's Dad ~ Geri Krotow
Paula Eykelhaf, Harlequin
Royal Holiday Baby ~ Leanne Banks
Gail Chesen ~ Silhouette
Long Contemporary
*** Winner *** Skylar's Outlaw ~ Linda Warren
Kathleen Scheibling, Harlequin
Can't Stand the Heat? ~ Margaret Watson
Victoria Curran, Harlequin
Life Rewritten ~ Margaret Watson
Victoria Curran, Harlequin
An Unlikely Setup ~ Margaret Watson
Victoria Curran, Harlequin
Poisoned Kisses ~ Stephanie Draven
Tara Gavin, Harlequin
Single Title
*** Winner *** Never Too Hot ~ Bella Andre
Shauna Summers, Bantam
Knock Me For a Loop ~ Heidi Betts
John Scognamiglio, Kensington
The True Love Quilting Club ~ Lori Wilde
Lucia Macro, Avon
On Shadow Beach ~ Barbara Freethy
Micki Nuding, Pocket
Thieves Like Us ~ Starr Ambrose
Danielle Poiese & Abby Zidle, Simon and Schuster
Romantic Suspense
*** Winner *** Cold Sight ~ Leslie Parrish
Laura Cifelli, Signet
Killer Heat ~ Brenda Novak
Paula Eykelhof, MIRA
Edge of Sight ~ Roxanne St. Claire
Amy Pierpont, Grand Central
White Heat ~ Brenda Novak
Paula Eykelhof, MIRA
Deadly Intent ~ Kylie Brant
Cindy Hwang, Berkley
Erotic Romance
*** Winner *** With Grace ~ Samantha Wayland
Meghan Conrad, Ellora's Cave
Taming an Angel ~ Kathleen Lash
Jaynie Ritchie, Ellora's Cave
I Spy a Naughty Game ~ Jo Davis
Tracy Bernstein, NAL
Trauma Alert ~ Radclyffe
Ruth Sternglantz, Bold Strokes Books
Rampant ~ Saskia Walker
Susan Swinwood, Harlequin
Paranormal/Time Travel/Fantasy/Futuristic
*** Winner *** Eat Prey Love ~ Kerrelyn Sparks
Erika Tsang, Harper Collins ~ Avon
A Highlander's Homecoming ~ Melissa Mayhue
Megan McKeever, Pocket
A Highlander's Destiny ~ Melissa Mayhue
Megan McKeever, Pocket
The Mists of Time ~ Susan Squires
Jennifer Enderlin, St. Martin's Press
The Vampire and the Virgin ~ Kerrelyn Sparks
Erika Tsang, Harper Collins ~ Avon
Mainstream with Romantic Elements
*** Winner *** She's Gone Country ~ Jane Porter
Karen Kosztolnyik, Grand Central
The First Love Cookie Club ~ Lori Wilde
Lucia Mario, Avon
On Folly Beach ~ Karen White
Cindy Hwang, New American Library – Accent
Tales From Home ~ Shirley Ann Howard
Tracy Fabre, Stone Garden
*** Winner *** The Preachers Bride ~ Jody Hedlund
David Long & Sharon Asmus, Bethany House
End Game ~ Roxanne Rustand
Johanna Raisanen, Steeple Hill
Whisper on The Wind ~ Maureen Lang
Stephanie Broene, Tyndale House
Pursuit of Justice ~ DiAnn Mills
Karen Watson, Tyndale House
Mended Heart ~ Mary Manners
Nicola Martinez, White Rose Publishing
*** Winner *** An Earl to Enchant ~ Amelia Grey
Deb Werksmen, Sourcebooks
Nothing But Deception ~ Allegra Gray
Megan Records, Kensington
The Hawk ~ Monica McCarty
Kate Collins, Ballantine
Knight of Passion ~ Margaret Mallory
Alex Logan, Grand Central Publishing
One Wicked Sin ~ Nicola Cornick
Kimberley Young, Harlequin


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

2011 Published Divas - Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Contest Winners

Southern Magic, RWA Chapter 178, proudly congratulates the
Love, Unexpectedly
Romantic Suspense
Cold Sight
Almost Forever
The Dangerous Viscount
Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal
Wicked Highlander
"Tattoos and Mistletoe" in
The Naughty List


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

2011 Published Divas - Booksellers' Best Award Winners

The Greater Detroit RWA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Booksellers' Best Award
A Cowboy's Plan by Mary Sullivan
Haunting Warrior by Erin Quinn
Wicked, Sinful Nights by Julia Latham
Within My Heart by Tamera Alexander
Wings of Desire by Arianna Skye
Body Heat by Brenda Novak
The Mischief of the Mistletoe by Lauren Willig
Somewhere Along the Way by Jodi Thomas
Taken Beyond Temptation by Cara Summers
Her Lone Cowboy by Donna Alward
Captured by Julia Rachel Barrett
The Gentleman Poet by Kathryn Johnson
Mistletoe Magic by Sandra Hyatt
Congratulations to all our winners!


Monday, February 20, 2012

2011 Published Divas - Write Touch Readers' Award Contest Winners

2011 Write Touch Readers' Award Contest Winners
WisRWA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Write Touch Readers' Award Contest. Congratulations to all finalists! ** Indicates WisRWA member
Short Series Contemporary
1st Place - Single Dad Sheriff – Lisa Childs
2nd Place (tie) - The Royal Affair – Gail Barrett
2nd Place (tie) - Forgotten Mistress, Secret Love-Child – Annie West
3rd Place (tie) - Proud Rancher, Precious Bundle- Donna Alward
3rd Place (tie) - The Officer's Girl – Leigh Duncan
3rd Place (tie) - Cavelli's Lost Heir – Lynn Raye Harris
3rd Place (tie) - The Prince's Royal Concubine – Lynn Raye Harris
3rd Place (tie) - About a Baby - Ann Yost
Long Series Contemporary
1st Place (tie) - Quarterback Daddy – Linda Barrett
1st Place (tie) - A One-Of-A-Kind Family – Holly Jacobs
2nd Place - The Librarian's Secret Scandal – Jennifer Morey
3rd Place - Fully Involved – Amy Knupp **
Single Title Contemporary
1st Place (tie) - Shut Up And Kiss Me – Christie Craig **
1st Place (tie) - Remember Me – Laura Moore
2nd Place - She's Gone Country – Jane Porter
3rd Place - Operation Prince Charming – Phyllis Bourne
Romantic Suspense
1st Place - Deadly Intent – Kylie Brant
2nd Place - Body Heat – Brenda Novak
3rd Place (tie) - Killer Heat – Brenda Novak
3rd Place (tie) - Edge Of Sight – Roxanne St. Claire
1st Place - Love, Unexpectedly – Susan Fox
2nd Place - Rampant – Saskia Walker
3rd Place (tie) - Nothing Denied – Jess Michaels
3rd Place (tie) - Dane, The Lords Of Satyr – Elizabeth Amber
Futuristic/Fantasy/Paranormal/Time Travel
1st Place (tie) - Unchained: The Dark Forgotten – Sharon Ashwood
1st Place (tie) - Rapture Untamed – Pamela Palmer
2nd Place (tie) - Forbidden Highlander – Donna Grant
2nd Place (tie) - Dyad Quest – Ann Hinnenkamp
3rd Place - The Midnight Hunt – L. L. Raand
1st Place - The Hawk – Monica McCarty
2nd Place - The Unclaimed Duchess – Jenna Petersen
3rd Place - A Perfect Scandal – Tina Gabrielle
1st Place - High Plains Bride – Valerie Hansen
2nd Place - Healer – Linda Windsor
3rd Place - Killer Headline – Debby Giusti


Sunday, February 19, 2012

2011 Published Divas - Golden Quill Winners and Finalists

Golden Quill Winners and Finalists

Best First Book: Stone Kissed - Keri Stevens
Erotic: Bliss - Opal Carew
Fantasy, Science Fiction, Futuristic: The Fire Lord's Lover - Kathryne Kennedy
Historical: The Hawk - Monica McCarty
Hot, Sexy, Sensuous: Under Wraps - Joanne Rock
Inspirational: Within My Heart- Tamera Alexander
Inspirational Romantic Suspense: Beguiled - Deeanne Gist
Long Contemporary: A One-Of-A-Kind Family - Holly Jacobs
Novella: "Saving Brie" Twice the Temptation - Cara Summers
Paranormal/Time Travel: Dangerous Highlander- Donna Grant
Regency: The Guise of a Gentleman- Donna Hatch
Romantic Suspense: Deadly Intent - Kylie Brant
Short Contemporary: About A Baby - Ann Yost
Single Title/Mainstream: The First Love Cookie Club - Lori Wilde
Traditional: Instant Family - Elisabeth Rose

Best First Book Finalists

Love 'em or Leave 'em - Angie Stanton
Quicksilver - Joy Spraycar
Stone Kissed - Keri Stevens
Summer Iris - M. Kate Quinn
The Healer's Apprentice - Melanie Dickerson

Erotic Finalists

Bliss - Opal Carew
Pleasure Bound - Opal Carew
Sex On The Beach - Susan Lyons
The Moon, The Madness, and The Magic - Eliza March
Unbridled and Undone - Elle Saint James

Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Futuristic Finalists

Black Jaguar: Chronicles of Kassouk - Vijaya Schartz
Captured - Julia Rachel Barrett
Luminous Nights - Michele Hart
Queen in Exile - Donna Hatch
The Fire Lord's Lover - Kathryne Kennedy

Historical Finalists

Crimson Sky - Gretchen Craig
Knight of Passion - Margaret Mallory
The Captive - Joanne Rock
The Hawk - Monica McCarty
The Laird's Captive Wife - Joanna Fulford

Hot, Sexy, Sensuous Finalists

Dane, The Lord of Satyr - Elizabeth Amber
Led Into Temptation - Cara Summers
Love, Unexpectedly - Susan Lyons
Taken Beyond Temptation - Cara Summers
Under Wraps - Joanne Rock

Inspirational Finalists

A Woman Called Sage - DiAnn Mills
Maid to Match - Deeanne Gist
Prairie Courtship - Dorothy Clark
Whisper on the Wind - Maureen Lang
Within My Heart - Tamera Alexander

Inspirational Romantic Suspense

Beguiled - Deeanne Gist
End Game - Roxanne Rustand
Fatal Burn - Roxanne Rustand
Murder in Plain Sight - Marta Perry
Secret Agent Father - Laura Iding

Long Contemporary Finalists

A Child Changes Everything - Ruth MacLean
A One-Of-A-Kind Family - Holly Jacobs
Can't Stand the Heat - Margaret Watson
Life Rewritten - Margaret Watson
Skylar's Outlaw - Linda Warren

Novella Finalists

Faery's Bargain - Madeleine Drake
"Dangerous Admirer" My Deadly Valentine - Valerie Hansen
Notorius Eliza - Barbara Monajem
"Saving Brie" Twice the Temptation - Cara Summers
"Tattoos and Mistletoe" The Naughty List - Susan Lyons

Paranormal/Time Travel Finalists

Dangerous Highlander - Donna Grant
Haunting Warrior - Erin Quinn
Tastes of Love & Evil - Barbara Monajem
The Mists of Time - Susan Squires
Unchained:The Dark Forgotten - Sharon Ashwood

Regency Finalists

A Hellion in Her Bed - Sabrina Jeffries
An Earl To Enchant - Amelia Grey
My Reckless Surrender - Anna Campbell
The Guise of a Gentleman - Donna Hatch
The Truth About Lord Stoneville - Sabrina Jeffries

Romantic Suspense Finalists

Broken - Shiloh Walker
Cold Sight - Leslie Parrish
Deadly Intent - Kylie Brant
Edge Of Sight - Roxanne St. Claire
Killer Heat - Brenda Novak

Short Contemporary Finalists

About A Baby - Ann Yost
His, Hers, and … Theirs? - Judy Duarte
Inheriting His Secret Christmas Baby - Heidi Betts
Royal Holiday Baby - Leanne Banks
The Officer's Girl - Leigh Duncan

Single Title/Mainstream Finalists

Never Too Hot - Bella Andre
Remember Me - Laura Moore
The Bite Before Christmas - Heidi Betts
The First Love Cookie Club - Lori Wilde
The True Love Quilting Club - Lori Wilde

Traditional Finalists

Her Lone Cowboy - Donna Alward
Instant Family - Elisabeth Rose
The Lionhearted Cowboy Returns - Patricia Thayer
The Nurse Who Saved Christmas - Janice Lynn
The Tangled Web - Elisabeth Rose