Thursday, April 18, 2013

2013 Great Expectations Winners

Congratulations to all of our winners and a big thank you to everyone who participated!

Contemporary Series 
Final Round Judge: Shana Smith, Harlequin
First: The Wedding Deception by Amanda Barber**
Second: Second Time Around by Katalina M. James**
Third: The Resort by Tami Lund
Honorable Mention: Buried Threads by Kaylin McFarren
Honorable Mention: One More Time by Catherine Cervantes

Historical Romance 
Final Round Judge: Mallory Braus, Carina Press
First: Fool's Gold by Caril Davis **
Second: The Lost Chord by Suzanne Turner**
Third: Secrets and Sapphires by Diana Walker
Honorable Mention: The Tin Man's Heart by Laura Huskins
Honorable Mention: Edward Rochester: The Master of Thornfield by Nancy Hurst

Erotic Romance
Final Round Judge: Kelli Collins, Ellora's Cave
First: Onyx by CT Green**
Second: Her Guardian by CT Green**
Third: Three Weeks with a Sheik - Casea Major
Honorable Mention: Secret Sin by Lisa McKinney
Honorable Mention: The Horse List by Anna Moder

Final Round Judge: Becky Monds, Thomas Nelson
First: In the Light of Day by Kristy Cambron**
Second: A Virtuous Ruby by Piper Huguley**
Third: Edward Rochester: The Master of Thornfield by Nancy Hurst*
Honorable Mention: Knowing Hope by Stacy Monson
Honorable Mention: Love's Forgiving Heart by Katherine McDermott

Mainstream with Romantic Elements
Final Round Judge: Emilia Pisani, Simon and Schuster
First: Unforgettable by Carrie Christie
Second: The Day The Merry Go Round Stopped by Orly Konig-Lopez
Third: The Duel by Catherine Lawrence
Honorable Mention: Love Sick Love by Barbara Flores
Honorable Mention: Divide and Conquer by Carmen Fox

Romantic Suspense
Final Round Judge: Libby Murphy, Entangled
First: Not Quite Legal by Christina Elle
Second: Her Unreasonable Doubt by Anne-Marie Carroll
Third: Shadows at Midnight by Kelli Carlson
Honorable Mention: Fighting Fear by Jo-Ann Carson
Honorable Mention: Starting Over by Brenda Roberts

Single Title
Final Round Judge: Sue Grimshaw, Random House
First: Second Times the Charm by Vanessa M. Knight
Second: In Too Deep by Tracey Alvrez
Third: By Proxy by Kary Regnery
Honorable Mention: Audrey's Promise by Susan Sheehey
Honorable Mention: Gravity by Julie Dove

Specialized (alternate earth, dystopian, fantasy, futuristic, paranormal & time travel)
Final Round Judge: Deborah Nemeth, Carina Press
First: Guardian by Tara Sheets** 
First: The Sins of Madeline Montgomery by Wendy Gray** 
Second: Her Guardian by  C.T. Green
Third: Shift Happens by Jasmin McKenzie
Honorable Mention: Other Than by Mia Celeste
Honorable Mention: Jazz's Cubs by Nancy Corrigan

Young Adult
Final Round Judge: Erin Black, Scholastic 
First: The Abolitionist's Daughter  by Gigi Orlowski**
Second: Awakening by Lori Freeland**
Third: Dehtroned by Beth Burgoon
Honorable Mention: Charming Cassandra by Michele Griskey
Honorable Mention: Macha and the River Blue by Barbara Gabriel

** indicates a request for a full
* indicates a request for a partial