2012 Winners List

Single Title Contemporary

First Place: A Place Called Grace by Frances D. Roberts

Second Place: Dancing Naked in Dixie by Lauren Clark

Third Place: Pearls by Dawn Chartier

Honorable Mention: Secrets in the Snow by Jerol Anderson


Novel With Strong Romantic Elements

First Place (tie): Eli Caine, Thief by Bonnie Rehage

                        Quadroon by L. Mad Hildebrandt

Second Place: Kegan, Prince of the Gills by Heather Lynn Gibson

Third Place (tie): Duel of Destiny by Lynette Vinet

                        Preservation by Carrie Christie

Honorable Mention: Everything to Gain by Kate James



First Place: Guarding Kate by Lynette Vinet

Second Place (tie): Love Moves Mountains by Patricia Warner

                            Into the Grey by Bobbi Groover

Third Place: A Touch of Grace by Regina Jeffers

Honorable Mention: The First Wives’ Club by Regina Jeffers



First Place: Last Woman Standing by Michele Mills

Second Place: Shift Happens: A Carus Novel by JC McKenzie

Third Place: Fire Dancer by C. J. Parker

Honorable Mention: Buried Magic by Dawn Chartier


Romantic Suspense

First Place: In Shadows by Jaimie Bergeron

Second Place: Dream Wishes by Lynette Vinet

Third Place: Diamonds Most Deadly by Christina L. Huber

Honorable Mention: Villa de la Luna by C. J. Parker


Grand Prize (Receives $50 Cash Prize)

Highest Overall Score in all Categories

Last Woman Standing by Michele Mills