Monday, March 26, 2012

2012 Winners!

North Texas Romance Writers of America is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Great Expectations Contest.  We had six requests for partial manuscripts and four requests for full manuscripts. we can't wait to see these submissions (and all our talented finalists and entrants) see their publishing dreams come true!

Contemporary Series 
Denise Zaza, Harlequin
First ~ Southern Comforts by Nan Dixon
Second ~ Dangerous Exposure by Tracey Alvrez
ThirdThe Italian's Return by Angela Bissell
Honorable Mention ~ Blueprint for Love by Gina Nelson

Erotic Romance
Katherine Pelz, Berkeley
First ~ Teach Me by Ella Sheridan**
Second ~ Second Chances by Anna Moder*
Third ~ Final Girl by Kylie Breakey*

Historical Romance
Sue Grimshaw, Random House
First ~ The League of Rogues by Lauren Smith
Second ~ Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by Lea Taddonio
Third  ~ The Winds of Fate by Elizabeth Bysiek
Honorable Mention ~ The Secret of Whitfield Manor by Kerry Feldmann

Inspirational Romance
Natalie Hanemann, Thomas Nelson
First ~ The Centurion by Tina Leonard*
Second ~ The Heir of Stainsby Hall by Susan Mason
Third ~ The Lady's Masquerade by Sherrinda Ketchersid
Honorable Mention ~ Suburban Straightjacket by Carol Moncado

Mainstream with Romantic Elements
Emilia Pisani, Gallery/Pocket Books
FirstGood Liars by Genevieve Wilson
Second ~ Taylor Made Life by Kary Rader
Third ~ Fire Point by Meg Mims
Honorable Mention ~ Barefoot Family Chronicles by Kristi Rhodes

Romantic Suspense
Libby Murphy, Entangled Publishing
First ~ To Trust a SEAL by Julie-Ann Miskell**
Second ~ Edge of Danger by Danniele Worsham w/a Dani Wade*
Third ~ Mesmerized in Madagascar by gg guthridge
Honorable Mention ~ Dancing with Danger by Laura Sheehan

Single Title Romance
Meredith Giordan, Berkley
First ~ Balancing Act by Pamela Gibson**
Second ~ One Final Night by Nan Dixon*
Third ~ Alive at 5 by Linda Hurtado w/a Linda Bond
Honorable Mention ~ Betting Brenda by Jennifer Britt

Specialized (alternate earth, dystopian, fantasy, futuristic, paranormal & time travel)
Talia Platz, New American Library
First ~ Dark Bringer by Mia Celeste*
Second ~ The Book of Dracon by Mac Perry
Third ~ Moon Borne by Heather Boey
Honorable Mention ~ When Angels Soared by Lana Douglas

Young Adult Romance
Elizabeth Bistrow, New American Library
First Alyce in Werewolf Land by Bailey Lynn**
SecondInvisible by Clover Autrey*
ThirdThe Gift by S.A. Tudhope
Honorable MentionDead Lucky by Abby Gaines

* Partial Requested
** Full Requested
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