Saturday, May 12, 2018

2018 Great Expectations Winners

The North Texas Romance Writers of America Chapter
is proud to announce the
2018 Great Expectations Contest Results

Congratulations to all who entered and put your work in the hands of strangers.
*denotes multiple finalist

Final Round Editor:  Brittany Lavery ~ Assistant Editor, HQN 

First Place: Fallen Comrade by Jillian David
Second Place: Stealing Her Heart by Tanya Agler
Third Place: Just for Kicks by Keri Kelly
Honorable Mention: Second Time Around by Danielle Haas*

(Alternate Earth, Dystopian, Fantasy, Futuristic, Paranormal, Time Travel)
Final Round Editor:  Kristine Swartz ~ Associate Editor, Berkley Publishing Group

First Place: An Enchanted Superhero by Melanie McCarthy
Second Place: Breathtaking: Resurrection by Olivia Ryder
Third Place: Fated Bond by Meagan Watts
Honorable Mention: A Moment After Dark by Janet Raye Stevens*

Final Round Editor:   Elle Keck ~ Assistant Editor, Avon Books

First Place: Appetites and Vices by Felicia Grossman
Second Place: Captain of My Heart by Karla Kratovil
Third Place: To Steal a Highland Heart by Pamela Labud
Honorable Mention: The Arrangement by CK MacKenzie

Final Round Editor:  Raela Schoenherr ~ Acquisitions Editor, Bethany House Publishers

First Place: Secondhand Wife by Kaylene Greenig
Second Place: Final Call by Connie Queen
Third Place: Remember Not by Barbara Ellin Fox
Honorable Mention: The Memory of Blue by Emily Blackwood

Final Round Editor:  Marla Daniels ~ Assistant Editor, Simon and Schuster

First Place: The Map with No Names by Kristin Judy (Full Request)
Second Place: True Courage by Kathryn Barrett
Third Place: The Baby Between Us by Nicole Hohmann
Honorable Mention: Ruin of Souls by Hunter Skye

Final Round Editor:   Lexi Smail ~ Assistant Editor, Grand Central Publishing

First Place: Grounded by Danger by Danielle M. Haas*
Second Place: Trouble on Her Trail by Janalyn Knight
Third Place: Matched with Murder by Danielle M. Haas*
Honorable Mention: Prime Maple by Chess Kendle

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Final Round Editor:   Gabrielle Kelly ~ Editorial Assistant, Grand Central Publishing

First Place: On the Rocks by Kayla Brite
Second Place: Cole for Christmas by Janet Raye Stevens*
Third Place: The Courtship of Valentina by Rebecca Smith
Honorable Mention: The Billionaire’s Prince by Angelina M. Lopez

Final Round Editor: Alice Jerman, Assistant Editor, HarperCollins

First Place: Unseen by Rachel Scott
Second Place: Below the Surface by Arel Jansen
Third Place: Our Red String by Kimberly MacCarron
Honorable Mention: All the Stars in the Ocean by Jennifer Camiccia


Fenley Grant
Amanda Byrd
Carolyn Rae
Susan Person
2017 Great Expectations Co-chairpersons