Award Winning Romances

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Monday, November 30, 2009

Golden Quill Contest Award Winners

Winner: The Secret Soldier by Jennifer Morey
Courting Miss Adelaide by Janet Dean
The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox
Her One Desire by Kimberly Killion
Romancing Rebecca by Amber Polo


Winner: To Taste Temptation by Elizabeth Hoyt

Kidnapped By The Cowboy by Pam Crooks
Shadow Rider by Kathryn Dennis
Gentlemen Behaving Badly by Michelle Marcos

The Kiss by Sophia Nash




Winner: For Pete's Sake by Linda Windsor
Love Finds You in Valentine, Nebraska by Irene Brand
Mulberry Park by Judy Duarte
Beach Dreams by Trish Perry
Bluegrass Hero by Allie Pleiter



Winner: Sweet Spot by Susan Mallery

Accidentally Yours by Susan Mallery
Sweet Talk by Susan Mallery
Sweet Trouble by Susan Mallery
Taking The Heat by Kathryn Shay
Addicted to Love by Lori Wilde



Winner: Soul of a Highlander by Melissa Mayhue

Your Magic or Mine? by Ann Macela
Wicked Is The Night by Catherine Mulvany
In Twilight's Shadow by Patti O'Shea
Dark Deceiver by Pamela Palmer



Winner: The Heart Surgeon's Secret Son by Janice Lynn

The Soldier's Homecoming by Donna Alward
Saying Yes To A Millionaire by Fiona Harper
Executive Mother-To-Be by Nicola Marsh
The Rancher's Doorstep Baby by Patricia Thayer
The Millionaire's Proposal by Trish Wylie



Winner: Dragonborn by Jade Lee

Queen of the Dragons by Shana Abé
Enchanting the Lady by
Kathryne Kennedy
Double Enchantment by Kathryne Kennedy
Electra Galaxy's Mr. Intersteller Feller by Candace Sams

King of Sword and Sky by C.L. Wilson



Winner: Black Silk by Sharon Page

Lyon, The Lords of Satyr by Elizabeth Amber
She's On Top by Susan Lyons
Hot Silk by Sharon Page
Menagerie by Lara Santiago
Caitlyn's Kisses, Vol. IV by Caitlyn Willows



Winner: Sex Straight Up by
Kathleen O'Reilly

A Sexy Time of It by Cara Summers
Lie With Me by Cara Summers
Does She Dare? by Tawny Weber
Risqué Business by
Tawny Weber



Winner: Be My Babies by Kathryn Shay

The Wedding Heiress by Pamela Ford
More Than A Memory by Roz Denny Fox
Always A Mother by
Linda Warren
No Place Like Home by Margaret Watson



Winner: Aunt Delia's Legacy (Snowbound) by Cara Summers

Shotgun Vows (Western Weddings) by Kate Bridges
Snowbound Bride (Christmas Weddings) by Shirley Jump
I Can Still Feel You (Tex Appeal) by Cara Summers
By New Year's Day (The Holiday Inn) by Phyllis Bourne Williams




Winner: Trust Me by Brenda Novak

Lie To Me by Starr Ambrose
Running From Strangers by C.C. Harrison
Watch Me by Brenda Novak
Conspiracy of Silence by
Martha Powers



Winner: The Firefighter And The Single Mum by Laura Iding

Forever His Bride by Lisa Childs
Marry-Me Christmas by Shirley Jump
You, And No Other by Lynda Sandoval
Texas Heir by Linda Warren




Winner: The Vanishing Viscountess by Diane Gaston

Scandalizing the Ton by Diane Gaston
The Stranger She Married by Donna Hatch
Miss Quinn's Quandary by Shirley Marks
An Improper Aristocrat by
Deb Marlowe


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Prism Contest Winners

The Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal chapter of RWA is pleased to announce the final placements in the 2009 Prism Contest.

Dark Paranormal
First Place: Mona Lisa Craving by Sunny
Second Place: Immortals: The Redeeming by Jennifer Ashley
Third Place: Hotter After Midnight by Cynthia Eden

Light Paranormal
First Place: Wicked Game by Jeri Smith-Ready
Second Place:La Vida Vampire by Nancy Haddock
Third Place: The Trouble with Moonlight by Donna MacMeans

First Place: Siren Singing by Isabo Kelly
Second Place:Carnal Desires by Crystal Jordan
Third Place: A Mermaid's Kiss by Joey W. Hill

First Place: The Dragon Master by Allyson James
Second Place:Dragonborn by Jade Lee
Third Place: King of Sword & Sky by C.L. Wilson

First Place: "Dark Nest" by Leanna Renee Hieber
Second Place: "Kung Fu Shoes!" by Jade Lee in These Boots were Made for Stomping
Third Place: "The Spacetime Pool" by Catherine Asaro in Analog Science Fact and Fiction magazine

First Place: Shades of Dark by Linnea Sinclair
Second Place:Fallen by Claire Delacroix
Third Place: Moonstruck by Susan Grant

Time Travel
First Place: Twist by Colby Hodge
Second Place:A Sexy Time of It by Cara Summers
Third Place: Madman's Dance by Jana G. Oliver

Young Adult
First Place: Sleepless by Terri Clark
Second Place:CHOSEN: A House of Night Novel by P.C. Cast
Third Place: Cave of Terror by Amber Dawn Bell

Best First Book
La Vida Vampire by Nancy Haddock

Best of the Best
The Dragon Master by Allyson James


Monday, November 23, 2009

2009 More Than Magic Contest Winners

Grand Prize Winner
Divorced, Desperate, and Dating
Christie Craig
Erotic Category
First Place
Skin by Bernadette Gardner (e-book)
Second Place (Tie)
The Mercenary's Wife by Lara Santiago (e-book)
Mermaid's Kiss by Joey W. Hill

Historical Category
First Place
One Real Man by Janette Kenny
Second Place (Tie)
Innocence Unveiled by Blythe Gifford
Her One Desire by Kimberly Killion

Single Title Category
First Place
Honey Trap by Julie Cohen
Second Place
The Man For Me by Gemma Bruce
Third Place (Tie)
Line of Scrimmage by Marie Force
Dark and Dangerous by Jeanne Adams

Romantic Comedy Category
First Place
Divorced, Desperate, and Dating by Christie Craig
Second Place
Addicted To Love by Lori Wilde
Third Place
Replacing Barnie by Patrice Wilton

Novella Category
First Place
Blackest Heart by Amber Leigh Williams (e-book)
Second Place (Tie)
Bound By Deception by Ava March (e-book)
The Spacetime Pool by Catherine Asaro

Paranormal Category
First Place
The Missing by Shiloh Walker
Second Place
In Twilight's Shadow by Patti O'Shea
Third Place
Sea Witch by Virginia Kantra

First Book Category
First Place
The Wild Sight by Loucinda McGary
Second Place (Tie)
Between Light and Dark by Elissa Wilds
Where Dreams Are Made by Anne Hope (e-book)

Sensual Contemporary Category
First Place
Always a Mother by Linda Warren
Second Place
Intimate Enemy by Marilyn Pappano
Third Place
The Tycoon's Valentine Vendetta by Yvonne Lindsay

Romantic Suspense Category
First Place
Primal Obsession by Susan Vaughan (e-book)
Second Place
Under Fire by Beth Cornelison (e-book)
Third Place
Too Far Gone by Marliss Melton

Sweet Contemporary Category
First Place (Tie)
Her Baby's First Christmas by Susan Meier
Sweet Caroline by Rachel Hauck
Third Place
Four Little Blessings by Merrillee Whren


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

2009 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense



* Terms of Surrender by Kylie Brant -- WINNER

* Tall, Dark, and Lethal by Dana Marton – Finalist

* I'll be Watching You by Tracy Montoya – Finalist

* The Heart of a Renegade by Loreth Ann White – Finalist

* Christmas Spirit by Rebecca York (aka Ruth Glick)


* Seduced by a Spy by Andrea Pickens -- WINNER

* Camp Follower by Suzanne Adair – Finalist

* An Improper Aristocrat by Deb Marlow – Finalist

* Silent in the Sanctuary by Deanna Raybourn – Finalist

* An Impetuous Abduction by Patricia Frances Rowell – Finalist


* Suspicious Minds by Christy Barritt – WINNER

* Keeping Her Safe by Barbara Phinney – Finalist

* Pedigreed Bloodlines by Sandra Robbins – Finalist

* A Taste of Murder by Virginia Smith -- Finalist

* Wiser Than Serpents by Susan May Warren – Finalist


* The Tenth Case by Joseph Teller – WINNER

* The Matters at Mansfield (or the Crawford Affair) by Carrie Bebris -- Finalist

* Tempting Evil by Allison Brennan – Finalist

* No One Lives Forever by Jordan Dane – Finalist

* Boneyard by Michelle Gagnon – Finalist

* Lifelines by CJ Lyon – Finalist


* Aphrodisiac by Allyson Roy -- WINNER

* Midnight Signs by Cynthia Eden -- Finalist

* LaVida Vampire by Nancy Haddock -- Finalist

* In Twilight's Shadows by Patty O'Shea – Finalist

* Heart Fate by Robin D. Owens – Finalist


* Victim by Gayle Wilson – WINNER

* Unlawful Contact by Pamela Clare – Finalist

* No One Left to Tell by Jordan Dane – Finalist

* Stop Me by Brenda Novak – Finalist

* Now You Die by Roxanne St. Claire – Finalist

* Then You Hide by Roxanne St. Claire – Finalist




Sunday, November 15, 2009

2009 Bean Pot Contest Winners

Announcing the winners of the 2009 New England Reader's Choice Bean Pot Award sponsored by the New England Chapter of Romance Writers of America.

Short Contemporary Winners
1st place - The Ride of Her Life - Natasha Moore
2nd place - A Christmas Wedding – Tracy Wolff
3rd place - The Catcher and The Lie - Rita Oberlies

Long Contemporary Winners
1st place - Just Breathe – Susan Wiggs
2nd place - Just One of the Guys – Kristan Higgins
3rd place - Blame It On Paris – Jennifer Greene

Historical Winners
1st place - Enticing The Prince – Patricia Grasso
2nd place - A Knight Well Spent – Jackie Ivie
3rd place - Frontier Courtship – Valerie Hansen

Romantic Suspense Winners
1st place - Bed of Lies – Pam Champagne
2nd place - Pitch Black – Susan Crandall
3rd place - Under Fire – Beth Cornelison

Erotica Winners
1st place - Immortal Kiss – J.K. Coi
2nd place - Prince's Fire – Cara Carnes
3rd place - Forbidden: The Revolution – Samantha Sommersby

Future/Fantasy/Time Travel/Paranormal Winners
1st place - Prey – Melina Morel
2nd place - Red Fire: A Gods of Midnight Novel – Deidre Knight
3rd place - King of Sword and Sky – C.L. Wilson


Saturday, November 14, 2009

BHB Reader's Choice Best Books of 2009

1. Blood Promise by Richelle Mead
2. In Over Her Head by Judi Fennell
3. Enemy of the King by Beth Trissel
4. Succubus Heat by Richelle Mead (tie)
4. Through the Fire by Beth Trissel (tie)
5. Daughter of the Wind by Beth Trissel
6. Thorn Queen by Richelle Mead
7. The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker by Leanna Renee Hieber
8. Tempted by P. C. Cast
9. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
10. Bad Moon Rising by Sherrilyn Kenyon