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HOLT Medallion Contest

2015 HOLT Medallion Winners and Awards of Merit

Awards of Merit alphabetical by author

Best First Book   Best Book by a Virginia Author
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Winner
Chasing the Dollar
Ellie Ashe

Awards of Merit
The Price of a Pearl
Laura Carroll Butler
   
"A Perfectly Dreadful Christmas" in Christmas Revels: Four Regency NovellasLouisa Cornell
   
Adirondack AudacityL.R. Smolarek
   
The Winds of FateElizabeth St. Michel

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Winner
Unexpected Reunion
Carolyn Greene

Awards of Merit
Primal Instinct
Janie Crouch
   
High-Heeled Wonder
Avery Flynn
   
More to GiveTerri Osburn
   
The Promise of RainRula Sinara

Short Contemporary
Long Contemporary
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At No Man's Command – Melanie Milburne

Awards of Merit
At Home in Barbourville – Carolynn Carey
   
Accidentally Married on Purpose –
Rachel Harris
   
Alaskan Adventure –
Crystal Jordan
   
Cowboy on Her Doorstep –
Pam Mantovani

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Winner
Wind Chime Café – Sophie Moss

Awards of Merit
That Summer Night – Barbara Freethy
   
Christmas in Cupid Falls –
Holly Jacobs
   
Resisting the Hero –
Cindi Madsen
   
All for a Cowboy –
Jeannie Watt

Short Inspirational
Long Inspirational
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Winner
Unexpected Reunion
Carolyn Greene

Awards of Merit
Small-Town Billionaire
Renee Andrews
   
Finally a MotherDana Corbit
   

Hazardous HomecomingDana Mentink
   
Identity WithheldSandra Orchard

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Winner
When I Fall in Love
Susan May Warren

Awards of Merit
A Dream of Home
Amy Clipston
   
Nowhere to TurnLynette Eason
   
Firewall
DiAnn Mills
   
The ForgivenMarta Perry

Historical
 
Romantic Suspense
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Winner
Traitor's Moon
Janet Lane

Awards of Merit
Once Upon a Highland Autumn
Lecia Cornwall
   
Dark Secrets, Deep BayousMeg Hennessy
   
Captured by a LairdMargaret Mallory
   
Shadowed by GraceCara Putman

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Winner
Lovely, Dark, and Deep – Susannah Sandlin

Awards of Merit
A Cold Dark Place Toni Anderson
   
Cold Light of Day –
Toni Anderson
   
Love's Touch of Justice –
Yvonne Kohano
   
Convicted –
Dee Tenorio

Paranormal / Time Travel / Futuristic / Fantasy
Extra Spicy / Erotic
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Winner
Taken
Angeline Fortin

Awards of Merit
Never Forget
Heather Ashby
   
Heart of Stone
Debra Mullins
   
Love PotionsMichelle M. Pillow
   
This Weakness for YouWendy Sparrow

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Winner
Divine Solace
Joey W. Hill

Awards of Merit
No More Mr. Nice Guy
Amy Andrews
   
Staking His ClaimTessa Bailey
   
Drive Me CrazyTracy Wolff
   
Rising AssetsRebecca Zanetti

Mainstream / Single Title
Novel with Strong Romantic Elements
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Winner
Adirondack Audacity – L.R. Smolarek

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

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Winner
Chasing the Dollar
Ellie Ashe

Awards of Merit
Waking Up Joy
Tina Ann Forkner
   
Sealing the Deal
Sandy James
   
CypherCathy Perkins
   
The In-Between HourBarbara Claypole White

Romance Novella
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Winner
"A Perfectly Dreadful Christmas" in Christmas Revels: Four Regency NovellasLouisa Cornell

Awards of Merit
"Dance With a Cowboy" in Wild West Christmas Kathryn Albright
   
Dare to Resist
Laura Kaye
   
One Night of SinElle Kennedy
   
The Duke’s Shotgun WeddingStacy Reid

 

Congratulations to all the
2015 HOLT Winners
and Award of Merit Recipients!

 

 

Updated June 13, 2015


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