Maggie Finalists

2016 Unpublished Maggie Award for Excellence Finalists

(Finalists listed in alphabetical order)

Contemporary Short Romance

Erryn Barratt, The Making of Marnie Jones

Kimberly MacCarron, What Would Ginger Do?

Kimberly MacCarron, Love in the Time of Ebola

Carrie Nichols*, Rescuing Riley

Becke Turner*, Jamestown Homecoming

 

Contemporary Single Title Romance

Lauren James, Animal Instincts

Seana Kelly, Welcome Home, Katie Gallagher

Masha Levinson, Trial Run

Nancy Stopper, One Last Risk

Becke Turner*, Murphy’s Secret

 

Historical Romance

Kate Belli, Thief of My Love

Jeanine Englert*, Love’s Whisper

Masha Levinson, The Duke’s Seduction

Ella Swift, Beloved Muse

Lisa Marie Wilkinson, The Red Parrot

 

Inspirational Romance

Tanya Agler*, A Degree of Hope

Angela Arndt, The Beekeeper’s Daughter

Deb Garland, Laundress By Day

Michele Morris, Honorable Intentions

Joanna Davidson Politano, Lady Jayne Disappears

 

Novel with Strong Romantic Elements

Elizabeth Bell, Necessary Sins

Abby Gaines, A Town Called Hope

Jessie Starr, So This Is Love

Terra Weiss, Wingmom

Jean Willett*, Island of Roses

Grace Wynter writing as GG Wynter, Free Falling

 

Paranormal/Fantasy Romance

Susan Chapek, The Scarlet Mantle

Vaughn Dickson, When Virtue Met Vice

Bryonna Nobles*, Winter’s Kiss

Chelly Pike, Blood Will Tell

Ashli Wade, Hellbound

Young Adult Romance

Laura Cumbie, From There to Here

Jennifer Hawkins, False Start

Kimberly MacCarron, Unmasked

Lana Pattinson, Mom, I Married a Highlander

T.L. Sumner, Between Never and Always

 

2016 Published Maggie Award for Excellence Finalists

(Finalists listed in alphabetical order)

Contemporary Short Romance

Marie Long, Scarred

Editor: Laura Koons, Red Adept Editing, Publisher: Self-published

 

Pam Mantovani*, Courting the Coach

Editor: Eilidh MacKenzie, Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

 

Tanya Michaels*, If She Dares

 Editor: Johanna Raisanen, Publisher: Harlequin Blaze

 

Cat Schield, Royal Heirs Required

Editor: Charles Griemsman, Publisher: Harlequin

 

Rula Sinara, After the Silence

Editors: Victoria Curran and Claire Caldwell, Publisher: Harlequin Heartwarming

 

Contemporary Single Title Romance

Kimberly Keyes, Lover’s Leap

Editor: Cindy Davis, Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

 

Barbara J. Longley, The Twisted Road to You

Editor: JoVan Sotak, Publisher: Montlake Romance

 

Renee Lovins, Glass Hearts

Editor: Erica Ellis, Publisher: Bad Ash Publishing

 

Stacey Purcell, Echoes Of The Heart

Editor: Michelle Klayman, Publisher: Boroughs Publishing

 

Suzanne Rossi, The Good Twin

Editor: Johanna Melaragno The Wild Rose Press

 

Historical Romance

Linda Broday, Texas Mail Order Bride

Editor: Mary Altman, Publisher: Sourcebooks

 

Carolynn Carey, A Simple Lady

Editor:  Carolynn Carey, Publisher: Self-published

 

Pamela Ford, To Ride a White Horse

Editor: Pamela Ford, Publisher: Aine Press

 

Anna Harrington, Dukes are Forever

Editor: Michele Bidelspach, Publisher: Forever

 

Joanna Shupe, The Lady Hellion

Editor: Peter Senftleben, Publisher: Kensington

 

Inspirational Romance

Tamera Alexander, To Win Her Favor

Editors: L.B. Norton and Ami McConnell, Publisher: Harper Collins Christian Publishers

 

Eva Marie Everson, Five Brides

Editor: Jan Stob, Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers

 

Ruth Logan Herne, Refuge of the Heart

Editors: Katie Carroll and Ericka McIntyre, Publisher: Franciscan Media

 

Kristi Ann Hunter*, A Noble Masquerade

Editor: Raela Schoenherr, Publisher: Bethany House Publishers

 

Carrie Turansky, A Refuge at Highland Hall

Editor: Shannon Marchese, Publisher: WaterBrook Multnomah~ Penguin Random House

 

Becky Wade, A Love Like Ours

Editors: Charlene Patterson and Raela Schoenherr, Publisher: Bethany House Publishers

 

Novel with Strong Romantic Elements

Jolene Cazzola, Love’s Illusions

Editor: Paul Simpson, Publisher: Self-published

 

Normandie Fischer, Heavy Weather

Editors: Ray Rhamey and Robin Patchen, Publisher: Sleepy Creek Press

 

Deeanne Gist, Tiffany Girl

Editor: Beth Adams, Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Howard

 

Kishan Paul, The Second Wife

Editor: Tera Cuskaden Norris, Publisher: Self-published

 

Barbara Claypole White, The Perfect Son

Editor: Jodi Warshaw, Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

 

Paranormal/Fantasy Romance

Cara Crescent, The Last Marine

Editor: Dorrie O’Brien, Publisher: Cara Crescent Books, LLC

 

Debra Jess, Blood Surfer

Editor: Debra Doyle, Publisher: Debra Jess, Corp.

 

Barbara Longley, The Highlander’s Folly

Editor: JoVan Sotak, Publisher: Montlake Romance

 

Mary Morgan, Dragon Knight’s Axe

Editor: Amanda Barnett, Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

 

Nadine Mutas, Blood, Pain, and Pleasure

Editor: Bev Katz Rosenbaum, Publisher: Self-published

 

Romantic Novella

Izzy James, The Christmas Gift

Editor: Anne L. McIntosh, Publisher: Self-published

 

Ciara Knight*, Adelaide: Bride of Maryland

Editors: Cora Artz and Emily Sewell, Publisher: Defy the Dark Publishing

 

Anthea Lawson, A Duke for Midwinter

Editor: Anthea Lawson, Publisher: Self-published

 

Carrie Fancett Pagels, The Substitute Bride

Editor: Narielle Living, Publisher: Hearts Overcoming Press

 

Aubrey Wynne, Dante’s Gift

Editor: Sherry Merry, Publisher: Plato Publishing

 

Young Adult Romance

Heather McCollum, Broken

Editor: Hollie Westring, Publisher: Self-published

 

Jana Oliver*, Mind Games

Editors: Kathryn Hinds and Mollie Traver, Publisher: Nevermore Books

 

Amy Patrick, Hidden Deep

Editor: Judy Roth, Publisher: Oxford South Press

 

Jessica Ruddick, Letting Go

Editor: Alycia Tornetta, Publisher: Entangled

 

Anthea Sharp, Marny: Feyguard Book 3

Editor: Anthea Sharp, Publisher: Self-published

 

*Denotes GRW Member