Monday, May 12, 2014

2014 Winners

Congrats to the authors of the winning books!



Contemporary Romance
PERFECT SUMMER
by Katie Graykowski

Katie Graykowski is an award-winning author who likes sassy heroines, Mexican food, and glitter nail polish. She'd love to hear from you. Visit her at www.katiegraykowski.com.












Erotic Romance
DARK FANCY
by Sabrina York

Her Royal Hotness, Sabrina York, is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of hot, humorous stories for smart and sexy readers. Her titles range from sweet & sexy to scorching erotic romance. Connect with her on twitter @sabrina_york, on Facebook or on Pintrest. Check out Sabrina's books and read an excerpt on Amazon or wherever e-books are sold. Visit her webpage at www.sabrinayork.com to check out her books, excerpts and contests. 







Historical Romance
THE CHRISTMAS CROSSING
by Bev Petterson

Bev Pettersen is a three-time nominee in the National Readers Choice Award as well as a two-time finalist in the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart® Contest. She competed for five years on the Alberta Thoroughbred race circuit and is an Equine Canada certified coach. She lives in Nova Scotia with her family, and when she's not writing novels, she's riding. Visit her at http://www.bevpettersen.com






Inspirational Romance
CATHERINE'S PURSUIT
by Lena Nelson Dooley

Award-winning author, Lena Nelson Dooley, has more than 700,000 books in print. She is a member of ACFW and co-founder of the local chapter - DFW Ready Writers. Lena has spoken at retreats and writers meetings in several states and internationally.

Her book LOVE FINDS YOU IN GOLDEN, NEW MEXICO, won the 2011 Will Rogers Medallion Award for Western Fiction. MAGGIE'S JOURNEY won the 2012 Selah Award for Historical Novel. Find her at http://www.lenanelsondooley.com





Mainstream with Romantic Elements
A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE
by Sandy Loyd

Sandy Loyd is a Western girl through and through. Born and raised in Salt Lake City, she's worked and lived in some fabulous places in the US, including South Florida. She now resides in Kentucky and writes full time. As much as she loves her current hometown, she misses the mountains and has to go back to her roots to get her mountain fix at least once a year.

She spent her single years in San Francisco and considers that city one of America's treasures, comparable to no other city in the world. Her California Series, starting out with Winter Interlude, are all set in the Bay Area. Her series consists of fun, heartwarming stories about crazy friends who, like single people everywhere, are seeking that someone special to share their lives with among thousands of eligible candidates.

Sandy recently published her first Romantic Suspense novel, The Sin Factor, set in another wonderful US city, Washington, DC. She has since published two more, both set in fictional towns in Kentucky to give a reader a feel for small town living. Running Out Of Fear's setting showcases the state's caves and lakes. All have heart-stopping suspense and are full of the twists and turns she loves. Sandy also doesn't skimp on the romance.

Romantic Suspense
BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS
by Jeanne Guzman

Author of the Dragon Hunters Series, Jeanne also writes Romantic suspense and romantic Women's fiction.Stop by her web site, www.romanceinflight.com, to see what's coming next in the world of The Dragon Hunters

Jeanne Guzman was born and raised in Maryland, but got to Texas as fast as she could. Mother of 4, Mimi to 9 (going on 11), and Keeper of the Zoo, Jeanne and her husband/best friend enjoy life to its fullest. When they're not traveling around Texas in their motor coach, you can find Jeanne sitting in her home office typing away at her computer.


Series Action/Adventure Romance
A KISS TO DIE FOR 
by Gail Barrett

Gail Barrett is the author of ten award-winning romance novels. A former RITA® finalist, she has received the Book Buyer's Best Award, the Holt Medallion, the National Readers' Choice Award, and many other awards, including Romance Writers of America's prestigious Golden Heart.
A member of Romance Writers of America and Washington Romance Writers, Gail currently lives in western Maryland. For more information, visit her at www.gailbarrett.com.






Specialized Romance
WICKED WIND
by Sharon Kay

Sharon Kay writes award-winning fiction and can never get enough reading time. She loves paranormal romance, with romantic suspense following close on its heels. She loves winter and black coffee, and is endlessly inspired to write kick-ass heroines and the men strong enough to capture their hearts.
Sharon lives in the Chicago area with her husband and son, and didn't expect to write again. But Wicked Wind and the Solsti series formed in her head one weekend and refused to stay quiet until she put pen to paper. Her characters tend to keep her up at night, as they banter, fall in love, and slay endless varieties of power-hungry demons. She loves to hear from readers!

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