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HOLT Medallion Contest

2015 HOLT Medallion Finalists

alphabetical by author

Best First Book   Best Book by a Virginia Author

Chasing the DollarEllie Ashe
The Price of a PearlLaura Carroll Butler
"A Perfectly Dreadful Christmas" in Christmas Revels: Four Regency NovellasLouisa Cornell
Adirondack AudacityL.R. Smolarek
The Winds of FateElizabeth St. Michel


Primal InstinctJanie Crouch
High-Heeled WonderAvery Flynn
Unexpected Reunion
Carolyn Greene
More to GiveTerri Osburn
The Promise of RainRula Sinara

Short Contemporary
Long Contemporary

At Home in Barbourville – Carolynn Carey
Accidentally Married on Purpose – Rachel Harris
Alaskan Adventure –
Crystal Jordan
Cowboy on Her Doorstep –
Pam Mantovani
At No Man's Command – Melanie Milburne


That Summer Night – Barbara Freethy
Christmas in Cupid Falls –
Holly Jacobs
Resisting the Hero –
Cindi Madsen
Wind Chime Café –
Sophie Moss
All for a Cowboy –
Jeannie Watt

Short Inspirational
Long Inspirational

Small-Town BillionaireRenee Andrews
Finally a MotherDana Corbit
Unexpected Reunion
Carolyn Greene
Hazardous HomecomingDana Mentink
Identity WithheldSandra Orchard


A Dream of HomeAmy Clipston
Nowhere to TurnLynette Eason
DiAnn Mills
The ForgivenMarta Perry
When I Fall in LoveSusan May Warren

Romantic Suspense

Once Upon a Highland AutumnLecia Cornwall
Dark Secrets, Deep BayousMeg Hennessy
Traitor's Moon
Janet Lane
Captured by a LairdMargaret Mallory
Shadowed by GraceCara Putman


A Cold Dark Place – Toni Anderson
Cold Light of Day –
Toni Anderson
Love's Touch of Justice –
Yvonne Kohano
Lovely, Dark, and Deep – Susannah Sandlin
Convicted –
Dee Tenorio

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

Never ForgetHeather Ashby
TakenAngeline Fortin
Heart of Stone
Debra Mullins
Love PotionsMichelle M. Pillow
This Weakness for YouWendy Sparrow


No More Mr. Nice GuyAmy Andrews
Staking His ClaimTessa Bailey
Divine Solace
Joey W. Hill
Drive Me CrazyTracy Wolff
Rising AssetsRebecca Zanetti

Mainstream / Single Title
Novel with Strong Romantic Elements

The Red Bikini – Lauren Christopher
Shoreline Drive –
Lily Everett
When Shadows Fall –
Barbara Freethy
A Scandalous Husband – Bev Pettersen

Adirondack Audacity L.R. Smolarek


Chasing the DollarEllie Ashe
Waking Up JoyTina Ann Forkner
Sealing the Deal
Sandy James
CypherCathy Perkins
The In-Between HourBarbara Claypole White

Romance Novella

"Dance With A Cowboy" in Wild West Christmas Kathryn Albright
"A Perfectly Dreadful Christmas" in Christmas Revels: Four Regency NovellasLouisa Cornell
Dare to Resist
Laura Kaye
One Night of SinElle Kennedy
The Duke’s Shotgun WeddingStacy Reid


Congratulations to all the
2015 HOLT finalists!

Winners and Award of Merit Recipients
will be announced June 13th

Updated May 9, 2015


About the HOLT


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Judging the HOLT

HOLT Winners
and Merit Awards