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HOLT Medallion Contest

2013 HOLT Medallion Winners and Awards of Merit

*Awards of Merit alphabetical by author

Best First Book   Best Book by a Virginia Author
First Book

Submerged – Dani Pettrey

Awards of Merit
An Heiress at Heart – Jennifer Delamere
Real Virtue –
Katy Lee
The King's Black Dragon –
Martha Murray Moore
Sweet Enemy –
Heather Snow

  Va Author

Trinity: Military War Dog – Ronie Kendig

Awards of Merit
Fix You – Mari Carr
Western Ties –
Mari Carr and Jayne Rylon
Mona Lisa's Room –
Vonnie Davis
The Promise –
Kate Worth

Short Contemporary
Long Contemporary
Short Contemp Winner
Shattered Identity – Sandra Robbins

Awards of Merit
The Nurse He Shouldn't Notice – Susan Carlisle
Fix You –
Mari Carr
Summer Rose –
Elizabeth Sinclair
Rules of Negotiation –
Inara Scott

Long Contemp

The Vineyard of Hopes and Dreams – Kathleen O'Brien

Awards of Merit
Rescuing Lacey – Rebecca Heflin
Something to Prove –
Cathryn Parry
A Soldier's Secret –
Linda Style
A Safe Place –
Margaret Watson

Short Inspirational
Long Inspirational
Short Insp

Fatal Disclosure – Sandra Robbins

Awards of Merit
The Colonel's Daughter – Debby Giusti
Finding Home –
Irene Hannon
Twin Peril –
Laura Scott
Dangerous Impostor –
Virginia Smith

Long Insp

Lethal Legacy – Irene Hannon

Awards of Merit
An Heiress at Heart – Jennifer Delamere
Heart of Gold –
Robin Lee Hatcher
Submerged –
Dani Pettrey
After All –
Deborah Raney

Romantic Suspense

Wild Texas Rose – Jodi Thomas

Awards of Merit
Keowee Valley – Katherine Scott Crawford
The King's Black Dragon –
Martha Murray Moore
Duke of Deception –
Stephie Smith

Sweet Enemy –
Heather Snow


Savage Cinderella – PJ Sharon

Awards of Merit
Mona Lisa's Room Vonnie Davis
Truth and Humility –
J.A. Dennam
Fatal Deception –
Marie Force
Razing Kayne –
Julieanne Reeves

Paranormal / Time Travel / Futuristic / Fantasy
Extra Spicy / Erotic

Absolution – Susannah Sandlin

Awards of Merit
A Hint of Frost – Hailey Edwards
Of Eternal Life –
Micah Persell
Waning Moon –
PJ Sharon
The Scent of a Soul –
Jennifer Thompson


The Dirty Girls Book Club – Savanna Fox

Awards of Merit
Western Ties – Mari Carr and Jayne Rylon
Tangled Web –
Crista McHugh
Unbridled and Unjustified –
Elle Saint James
Unbridled and Untethered –
Elle Saint James

Mainstream / Single Title
Novel with Strong Romantic Elements

Far From Perfect – Barbara Longley

Awards of Merit
Hot Under Pressure – Louisa Edwards
Bridge of Scarlet Leaves –
Kristina McMorris
No Foolin' –
Lisa Scott
Sweet Laurel Falls – RaeAnne Thayne


Rules of the Game – Sandy James

Awards of Merit
Christmas on Mimosa Lane – Anna DeStefano
Fault Lines –
Rebecca Rogers Maher
Repossessed – Sandy Parks
Horses and Heroin –
Bev Pettersen

Romance Novella

“A Recipe for Hope” in An Amish Kitchen – Beth Wiseman

Awards of Merit
“Little Red Riding Wolf” – Jessica Aspen
“The Secret Christmas Ciphers” – Carolynn Carey
“Last Minute Bride” in Brides of the West – Janet Dean
“The Valentine Curse" in Be My Texas Valentine – Jodi Thomas


Congratulations to all the
2013 HOLT Winners and Award of Merit recipients!

Updated Jun. 12, 2013


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