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Fool for Love Contest

2013 Fool For Love Contest
Winners and Finalists

* denotes VRW member

Short Contemporary Category

1st Place
Heartstrings by Sheila Grice*

2nd Place
Not So Perfect
by Lisa Dyson*

3rd Place
Her Maine Attraction
by Elisabeth Grace

Finalist Judge
Rachel Burkot, Assistant Editor, Harlequin

Long Contemporary Category

1st Place
Changed Luck
by Susan Bloomingdale

2nd Place
A Kick in the Pants
by Jennifer Duell

3rd Place
The Art of Persuasion
by Sara Richardson

Finalist Judge
Esi Sogah, Senior Editor, Kensington Publishing Corp.

Historical Category

1st Place
When a Lady Loves by Ursula LeCoeur

2nd Place
Wicked Things
by Leah Cavendish

3rd Place
The Curious Proposal of Lord Daniel Fitzalan
by Julie Hinz

Finalist Judge
Sue Grimshaw, Category Specialist and Editor at Large, Random House Publishing Group

Paranormal Category

1st Place
Burning Lily
by Alleyne Dickens*

2nd Place
by Auralee Wallace

3rd Place
by Ainsley Winter

Finalist Judge
Suzie Townsend, Agent, New Leaf Litereary and Media


Romantic Suspense

1st Place
Murder, Curlers, and Cruises by Arlene McFarlane

2nd Place
Counter Friction
by Heather Leonard

3rd Place
Chasing Symmetry
by Lauren Blake

Finalist Judge
Jill Marsal, Agent, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC

Young Adult

1st Place
Golden Apples by Kady Winter *partial requested*

2nd Place
Macha and the River Blue
by Barbara Gerry *partial requested*

3rd Place
by Diana Reep

Finalist Judge
Michelle Grajkowski, Agent, Three Seas Literary Agency

Published Author**

1st Place
The Sins of Madeline Montgomery
by Tara Kingston

2nd Place
Loyalty's Cadence
by Shannon McNear

3rd Place
The Bridge at Bramble Ford
by Ramona K. Cecil

4th Place
Her Redeeming Grace
by Jan Drexler

**Four finalists due to a tie

Finalist Judge
Katherine Pelz, Assistant Editor, Berkley Publishing Group









Updated July 10, 2013

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