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Fool for Love Contest

2015 Fool For Love Contest

* synopsis requested    ** full requested

# VRW member

Short Contemporary

1st Place
His Rebel Heart by April Arrington *

2nd Place
Her Bull Rider’s Choice
by April Arrington *

3rd Place
The Way to You
by L. Catharine Tayler *


Finalist Judge
Allison Lyons, Harlequin

Long Contemporary

1st Place
Knock-Down Drag-Out
by Terra Rogerson **

2nd Place
He Love Me, He Loves Me Not
by Nicole Evelina *

3rd Place
The Blackbird
by Diana Bui


Finalist Judge
Rebecca Strauss, DeFiore and Company

Light Paranormal

1st Place
Stealing Time
by Bill Haggart

2nd Place
Taxing Courtship
by Jaycee Jarvis

3rd Place
Queen of Hearts
by Harris Fischer

Finalist Judge
Madeleine Colavita, Grand Central Publishing

Dark Paranormal

1st Place
The Mindless
by Pamela Jernigan

2nd Place
The Compass: Book One in the Divided Stars Series
by Cindy Charity

3rd Place
Whispering Lakes
by Brenda McLaughlin

Finalist Judge
Laurie McLean, Fuse Literary Agency



1st Place
The Duke’s Seduction
by Masha Levinson **

2nd Place
The Secret Affairs of a Duke’s Daughter
by Janna MacGregor *

3rd Place
Love’s Triumph
by Jeanine Englert

Finalist Judge
Courtney Miller-Callihan, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates

Romantic Suspense

1st Place
Trial of the Heart
by Masha Levison *

2nd Place
Off the Shelf
by Terra Rogerson

3rd Place
The Keys to Her Heart
by Harris Fischer

Honorable Mention
Murder for Granted
by K.T. Cady #

4 finalists due to tie


Finalist Judge
Esi Sogah, Kensington Publishing

Young Adult/New Adult

1st Place
by Debbie Van Brunt ** (double request)

2nd Place
In Between Them
by Jeanmarie Anaya **

3rd Place
She Laughs in Pink
by Jessica Calella


Finalist Judges
Tamar Rydzinski, Laura Dail Literary Agency
Karen Grove, Entangled Press

Published Author

1st Place
The Boyfriend Whisperer
(Young Adult) by Linda Budzinski #

2nd Place
Walk Me Home
(Contemporary) by Sarina Bowen

3rd Place
A Town Called Hope
(Romantic Elements) by Abby Gaines

Finalist Judge
Julie Mianecki, Assistant Editor, Berkeley









Updated June 15, 2015


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