2014 Winners and Finalists a Look Back

2014 Winners and Finalists a Look Back

2014 Winners & Finalist

Contemporary Series

WINNER A Kiss to Die For by Gail Barrett, Harlequin Romantic Suspense, editor Susan Litman, agent Pam Hopkins

**The Cradle Conspiracy by Robin Perini, Harlequin Intrigue, editor Allison Lyons, agent Jill Marsal

**Undercover Texas by Robin Perini, Harlequin Intrigue, editor Rachel Burkot, agent Jill Marsal

Contemporary Single Title

WINNER Country Roads by Nancy Herkness, Montlake Romance, editors JoVon Sotak and Kelli Martin, agent Jane Dystel

**Leave the Lights On by Karen Stivali, Samhain

Southern Fried Blues by Jamie Farrell, editor Jamie Farrell

Erotic Romance

WINNER The Naughty Never Die by L.L. Kellogg, LK Books, editor Gwynlyn MacKenzie

All Fired Up by Nikki Dee Houston, Etopia Press, editor Matt Dale

Emily’s Cowboy by Donna Gallagher, Totally Bound Publishing, editor Amy Parker

Historical Romance

WINNER Sweet Madness by Heather Snow, NAL Signet Eclipse, editor Danielle Perez, agent Barbara Poelle

A Rake’s Midnight Kiss by Anna Campbell, Grand Central, editor Amy Pierpont, agent Nancy Yost

*Secrets of a Runaway Bride by Valerie Bowman, St. Martin’s Press, editor Holly Ingraham, agent Kevan Lyons

Inspirational Romance

WINNER *The Outlaw’s Redemption by Renee Ryan, Harlequin Love Inspired Historical, editor Melissa Endlich

A Melody for James by Hallee Bridgeman, Olivia Kimbrell Press

Threads of Love by Andrea Boeshaar, Charisma House Realms, editor Debbie Marrie, agent Steve Laube

Novel with Romantic Elements

WINNER It Happened at the Fair by Deeanne Gist, Simon and Schuster/Howard, editor Beth Adams, agent Will LoTurco

The Typewriter Girl by Alison Atlee, Simon and Schuster Gallery, editor Abby Zidle, agent Emmanuelle Morgen

White Lies by Emily Harper, Emily Harper, editor Emily Ferko


WINNER Pleasure Palace by Kelli Scott, Ellora’s Cave, editor Kelli Collins

**Decadence by Karen Stivali, Ellora’s Cave/Moderne, editor Jillian Bell

The Christmas Crossing by Bev Pettersen, Debra Holland, editor Debra Holland

Romantic Suspense

WINNER Deadly Bonds by Anne Marie Becker, Carina Press, editor Deborah Nemeth, agent Jill Marsal

*Ashes, Ashes, They All Fall Dead by Lena Diaz, HarperCollins Avon Impulse, editor Chelsey Emmelhainz, agent Nalini Akolekar

**Redemption for Liars by Elizabeth Janette, Soul Mate Publishing, editor Cheryl Yeko

Paranormal and Futuristic Romance

WINNER Escape From Zulaire by Veronica Scott, Veronica Scott

**Feeling Lucky by Kathy Bryson, Soul Mate Publishing, editor Debbie Gilbert

*The Cursed by Alyssa Day, Berkley, editor Cindy Hwang, agent Jim McCarthy

Young Adult Romance

WINNER Starstruck by Brenda Hiatt, Brenda Hiatt, editor Chuck McDaniel

Compliance by Maureen McGowan, Amazon Publishing/Skyscape, editors Lindsay Guzzardo and Margery Cuyler, agent Charlie Olsen

Spark by Anthea Sharp, Anthea Sharp

Best First Book

WINNER **Feeling Lucky by Kathy Bryson, Soul Mate Publishing, editor Debbie Gilbert

**Redemption for Liars by Elizabeth Janette, Soul Mate Publishing, editor Cheryl Yeko

Symphony of Light and Winter by Renea Mason, Etopia Press, editor Kyle Lewis

* FCRW Member
** Double Finalist

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