Award Winning Romances

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Maggie Published Contest Winners

Maggie Award - Kathrynn Dennis, Dark Rider
Jenna Petersen, Desire Never Dies
Janet Mullany, The Rules of Gentility
Donna MacMeans, The Education Of Mrs. Brimley
Jacquie D'Alessandro, Sleepless At Midnight

Maggie Award - Rachel Hauck, Diva Nash Vegas
Trish Perry, Too Good To Be True
Debby Giusti, Scared To Death
Valerie Hansen, A Treasure Of The Heart
Valerie Hansen, Shadow Of Turning

Long Contemporary
Maggie Award - Linda Cardillo, Dancing On Sunday Afternoons
Rita Herron, Anything For His Son
Cynthia Thomason, Her Sister's Child
Tracy Montoya, Finding His Child
Kathleen O'Brien, Everything But The Baby

Maggie Award - Melissa Mayhue, Highland Guardian
Robin D. Owens, Protector Of The Flight
Alyssa Day, Atlantis Rising
Toni Andrews, Beg For Mercy
C.L. Wilson, Lord of the Fading Lands

Short Contemporary
Maggie Award - Heidi Betts, Blackmailed Into Bed
Linda Warren, Once A Cowboy
Linda Conrad, Shadow Whispers
Mary J. Forbes, Red Wolf's Return
Mary J. Forbes, His Brother's Gift

Single Title
Maggie Award - Cherry Adair, White Heat
Susan Lyons, Touch Me
Lori Wilde, There Goes The Bride
Penny McCall, All Jacked Up
Catherine Mann, On Target


Sunday, December 28, 2008

Inspirational Reader's Choice Contest Winners

Long Contemporary:

1) Surrender Bay by Denise Hunter (Thomas Nelson)
2) Taming Rafe by Susan May Warren (Tyndale House)
3) Too GoodTo Be True
by Trish Perry (Harvest House)

Long Historical: (3rd Place Tie)

1) Remembered by Tamera Alexander (Bethany House)
2) Lady of Milkweed Manor by Julie Klassen (Bethany House)
3) Petticoat Ranch by Mary Connealy (Barbour)
3) Sarah, My Beloved by Sharlene MacLaren (Whitaker House)

Women's Fiction:

1) Remember to Forget by Deborah Raney (Howard
2) Let Them Eat Cake by Sandra Byrd (Waterbrook)
3) The Oak Leaves by Maureen Lang (Tyndale House)

Short Contemporary:

1) Mom in the Middle by Mae Nunn (Steeple Hill)
2) Forever Christmas by Christine Lynxwiler (Barbour)
3) Simple Gifts by Lori Copeland (Zondervan)

Short Historical:

1) The Lumberjack's Lady by Susan Page Davis (Barbour)
2) The Bounty Hunter and the Bride by Vicki McDonough (Barbour)
3) Bluebonnet Belle by Lori Copeland (Steeple Hill)

Romantic Suspense:

1) Buried Secrets by Margaret Daley (Steeple Hill)
2) Ransomed Dreams by Amy Wallace (Multnomah
3) Nowhere to Hide by Debby Giusti (Steeple Hill)


1) Unwrapping Christmas by Lori Copeland (Zondervan)
2) Moonlight and Mistletoe by Carrie Turansky (Barbour)
3) The Spinster and the Lawyer by Jeri Odell (Barbour)

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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Aspen Gold Contest Winners

2008 Winners


His Favorite Mistress by Tracy Anne Warren - Winner

Untouched by Anna Campbell

Lady Be Bad by Candice Hern


The Rancher Needs a Wife by Terry McLaughlin - Winner

A Christmas to Remember by Kay Stockham

Montana Skies by Kay Stockham

The House on Briarhill Road by Holly Jacobs


Touch Me by Susan Lyons - Winner

Pleasures of the Night by Sylvia Day

Nicholas, The Lords of Satyr by Elizabeth Amber


Lord of the Fading Lands by C.L. Wilson - Winner

Unbound by Lori Devoti

The Dark Gate by Pamela Palmer

Sex and the Psychic Witch by Annette M. Blair

Single Title

Sweet Return by Anna Jeffrey - Winner

Learning to Breathe by Karen White

There Goes the Bride by Lori Wilde

Young Adult

Revenge of the Homecoming Queen by Stephanie Hale - Winner

The Boys Next Door by Jennifer Echols

The Specialists: Model Spy by Shannon Greenland

The Specialists: Down to the Wire by Shannon Greenland

Romantic Suspense

White Heat by Cherry Adair

What's in a Name by Terry Odell

Salvation, Texas by Anna Jeffrey

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Sunday, December 14, 2008

PRISM Contest Winners

Sponsored by the FF&P Chapter

Light Paranormal
1. Dead Girls are Easy by Terri Garey
2. More Than Fiends by Maureen Child
3. Highland Guardian by Melissa Mayhue

Time Travel
1. Wired by Liz Maverick
2. Thirty Nights with a Highland Husband by Melissa Mayhue
3. Forgiveness by JL Wilson

1. Mona Lisa Blossoming by Sunny
2. Pleasures of the Night by Sylvia Day
3. Double Dating with the Dead by Karen Kelly

1. My Favorite Earthling by Susan Grant
2. How to Lose an Extraterrestrial in 10 days by Susan Grant
3. Insufficient Mating Material by Rowena Cherry

1. Over the Moon by Sunny
2. Street Corners and Halos by Catherine Spangler
3. Wild Hearts in Atlantis by Alyssa Day

Dark Paranormal
1. Immortals: The Awakening by Joy Nash
2. Betrayed: A House of Night Novel by PC Cast
3. Touched by Darkness by Catherine Spangler

1. The Eternal Rose by Gail Dayton
2. Lucinda, Darkly by Sunny
3. Voice of Crow by Jeri Smith-Ready

Best of the Best
Wired by Liz Maverick

Best First Book
1. Grave Illusions by Lina Gardiner
2. She Wolf by Teresa D'Amario
3. Thirty Nights with a Highland Husband by Melissa Mayhue

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Sunday, December 07, 2008

Beacon Winners

First Coast Romance Writers
We are pleased to present the final placements for
2008 Published Division
An Award for Excellence in Romance


First - Darcy's Inheritance by Linda Ford
Second - So Dark the Night by Margaret Daley
Third - Hard Evidence by Roxanne Rustand

Honorable Mention - Secrets of Zarahemla by Sariah S Wilson
Honorable Mention - Once Upon a Family by Margaret Daley


First - Wild Hearts in Atlantis by Alyssa Day
Second - Secret Santa by Lisa Childs
Third - The Preacher's Daughter by Marin Thomas

Romantic Suspense

First - Love Leaves No One Behind by Claudia Pemberton
Second - Love, Lies and a Double Shot of Deception by Lois Winston
Third - Phoenix Unrisen by Kathleen Nance

Short Contemporary

First - Star-Crossed Parents by C J Carmichael
Second - The Other Sister by Lynda Sandoval
Third - One Cool Lawman by Diane Pershing

Historical / Traditional Regency

First - Wild and Wicked in Scotland by Melody Thomas
Second - Seduction is Forever by Jenna Petersen
Third - The Harlot's Daughter by Blythe Gifford

Paranormal / Fantasy / Sci Fi

First - Lady of Light and Shadows by C L Wilson
Second - Lord of the Fading Lands by C L Wilson
Third - Do You Believe in Magic? by Ann Macela

Single Title / Long Contemporary

First - Riding the Thunder by Deborah MacGillivray
Second - A Rendezvous to Remember by Geri Krotow
Third - Arms of a Stranger by Giselle Carmichael

Women's Fiction / Chick Lit / Mainstream

First - Knock Off by Rhonda Pollero
Second - Heaving Bosoms by Ashlyn Chase
Third - First, There is a River by Kathy Steffen

Erotic Romance

First - Nicholas, The Lords of Satyr by Elizabeth Amber
Second - Touch Me by Susan Lyons
Third - Hands On by Amie Stuart