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Winners of the 2012 Award of Excellence Announced

2012 Award of Excellence Finalists & Winners


Colorado Romance Writers is pleased to announce the Winners of the Award of Excellence!


Short Contemporary

**Winner** How a Cowboy Stole Her Heart  ~  Donna Alward

Harlequin, Sally Williamson


The Daddy Catch  ~  Lee Duncan

Harlequin, Laura Barth


Terms of Surrender ~ Leslie Kelly

Harlequin, Brenda Chin

A Family for the Rugged Rancher  ~  Donna Alward

Harlequin, Sally Williamson


Welcome Home, Bobby Winslow  ~  Christyne Butler

Harlequin, Charles Griemsman



Long Contemporary

**Winner** Christmas in Cold Creek ~  Rae Anne Thayne

Harlequin, Gail Chasan


The Executive’s Decision  ~  Bernadette Marie

Five Prince Publishing, Susan Lohrer


The Cost of Silence  ~  Kathleen O’Brien

Harlequin, Wanda Ottwell


Promise to a Boy  ~  Mary Brady

Harlequin, Kathryn Lye


Winning Over the Rancher  ~  Mary Brady

Harlequin, Kathryn Lye



Single Title

**Winner** Between Sinners and Saints  ~  Marie Sexton

Amber Quill Press, EJ Gilmer


Believe in Me  ~  Laura Moore

Ballantine Books, Kate Collins


Silver Sparks  ~  Starr Ambrose

Simon & Shuester, Abby Zidle


Some Like Them Rich  ~  Shirley Hailstock

Kensington, Selena James


The Vampire Next Door ~  Ashlyn Chase

Sourcebooks, Deb Werksmen



Romantic Suspense

**Winner** If You Hear Her  ~  Shiloh Walker

Random House, Kate Collins


Cold Touch  ~  Leslie Parrish

NAL/Signet, Laura Cifelli


Deadly Sins  ~  Kylie Brant

Berkley, Cindy Hwang


Deadly Dreams  ~  Kylie Brant

Berkley, Cindy Hwang


Mind Over Matter  ~  SJ Clarke

Muse It Up Publishing, Susan Davis



Erotic Romance

**Winner** Blood Wicked  ~  Sharon Page

Audrey La Fehr, Kensington

Rafe’s Redemption  ~  Jennifer Jakes

Trish Owens, The Wild Rose Press

Bastian  ~  Elizabeth Amber

Audrey La Fehr, Kensington

The Harlot  ~  Saskia Walker

Susan Swinwood, Harlequin

His Warrior Bride  ~  Lara Santiago

Amanda Hilton, Siren Publishing


Paranormal/Time Travel/Fantasy/Futuristic

**Winner** Beyond Magic  ~  Lizzie T. Leaf

Kris Jacen, Passion In Print Press

Dark Sins and Desert Sands  ~  Stephanie Draven

Tara Gavin, Harlequin Nocturne

Bound by Blood  ~  Amanda Ashley

Alicia Condon, Zebra

 Song of Oestand  ~  Marie Sexton

Total E-bound

The Last Warrior  ~  Susan Grant

Tracy Martin, HQN


Mainstream with Romantic Elements

**Winner** The Strangers on Montagu Street ~ Karen White

New American Library, Cindy Hwang

One for the Road  ~  Lynne Marshall

Wild Rose Press, Ally Otomeir


Tales Out of the Psych Office  ~  Shirley Ann Howard

Stone Garden, Tracy Fabre


True Surrender  ~  Tracey Cramer-Kelly

Twiggle T Productions


The Daddy Spell  ~  Josie Malone

Siren Book Strand, Diana DeBalko



**Winner** Vanish in Plain Sight  ~  Marta Perry

Harlequin, Emily Ohanjanans


Belonging ~  Robin Lee Hatcher

Zondervan-Sue Brower & Leslie Peterson

Attracted by Fire  ~  DiAnn Mills

Tyndale, Karen Watson


The Doctor’s Lady  ~  Jody Hedlund

Bethany House Publisher, Dave Long


Hearts Key ~  Marianne Evans

Pelican Book Group, Nicola Martinez


**Winner** The Guardian  ~  Margaret Mallory

Grand Central Publishing, Alex Logan


Heartbreak Creek  ~  Kaki Warner

Berkley Sensation, Wendy McCurdy


Knight Everlasting  ~  Jackie Ivie

Kensington, Audrey Lafehr


In the Barrister’s Chambers  ~  Tina Gabrielle

Kensington, Audrey Lafehr


Engaged in Sin  ~  Sharon Page

Random House, Shauna Summers


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