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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

 

Inspirational


**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

Historical


**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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