2015 PFTH Contest FINAL RESULTS

From The Heart Romance Writers (FTHRW) is pleased to announce the final ranking of the 2015 Pages From The Heart Contest finalist entries.

Congratulations to all the contest finalists!

Thank you to everyone who participated, especially our final round judges.

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PUBLISHED AUTHOR DIVISION

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~ ~ CONTEMPORARY LONG ~ ~

Judge: Cat Clyne, Sourcebooks

First Place: Clear Blue by Vicki Tharp # @
Second Place: On Wings of Love by Davalynn Spencer # @
Third Place: Caught Looking by Jody Holford
Honorable Mention: Mel (Calder Creek 3) by LizAnn Carson *

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~ ~ HISTORICAL ~ ~
Judge:  Katherine Pelz, The Berkley Publishing Group

First Place: Love Never Lies by Kim Lohret +
Second Place: Mad for the Marquess by Jess Russell
Third Place: Loving the Horseman by Davalynn Spencer
Honorable Mention: Saint or Sinner by Terri Benson *

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~ ~ NOVELLA ~ ~
Judge:  Dana Hamilton, Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Group

First Place: Love Thy Neighbor by Jessica Jayne
Second Place: Fool For Love by Catherine Chant *
Third Place: Costumes and Code Words by Marilu Mann *
Honorable Mention: A Clean Getaway by Arlie Adams *

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~ ~ PARANORMAL/FANTASY/FUTURISTIC/TIME TRAVEL ~ ~
Judge:  Deborah Gilbert, Soul Mate Publishing

First Place: Lord of Druemarwin by Helen C. Johannes #
Second Place: Can’t Forget by Colleen Myers #
Third Place TIE: Love, Revenge, and Dragons by Mary K. Norris #
Third Place TIE: Blade for Hire by Marilu Mann * +

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~ ~ ROMANTIC SUSPENSE/MYSTERY ~ ~
Judge:  Esi Sogah, Kensington Books

First Place: Sun Seeker by Marlow Kelly *
Second Place: In Her Defense by Vicki Tharp
Third Place: Betrayed by Susan Drake
Honorable Mention: Gemma’s Greek by Peggy Jaeger

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~ ~ YOUNG ADULT ~ ~
Judge:  Alice Jerman, Harper Teen

First Place: No Regrets by Lynn Stevens
Second Place: What Lies Beneath by Marissa Doyle
Third Place: If I Should Remember by K.D. Van Brunt
Honorable Mention: Lonely Little Violet by Kathryn Loughran

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UNPULISHED AUTHOR DIVISION

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~ ~ CONTEMPORARY LONG ~ ~
Judge:  Patricia Nelson, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency

First Place: 15 Days by Rebekah Millet
Second Place: Pocket Full of Stars by Dylann Crush *
Third Place: The Rule of Thirds by Victoria De La O
Honorable Mention: True Horizon by Laurie Hoffman

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~ ~ CONTEMPORARY SHORT ~ ~
Judge:  Mercedes Fernandez, Kensington Books

First Place: Engaged in Heritage View by Annie Stiles *
Second Place: Distributing Trouble by Kate Cordelia
Third Place: Fool for You by Rina Gray
Honorable Mention: To Love a Prince by Jolie Mohn

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~ ~ HISTORICAL ~ ~
Judge:  Alexandra Sehulster, St. Martins Press

First Place: The Secret Affairs of a Duke’s Daughter by Janna MacGregor +
Second Place: A Notorious Gentleman by Renee Ann Miller *
Third Place: A Buttercup in Winter by Mary-Teresa Heath
Honorable Mention: Barbarous by Genevieve LaViolette

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~ ~ NOVELLA ~ ~
Judge:  Susan Grimshaw, Penguin-Random House

First Place: Good Old-Fashioned Magic by Denise D. Young
Second Place: Highland Guardian by Darlene Corcoran
Third Place TIE: Love Thrives In Emma Springs by Sally Brandle
Third Place TIE: When One Kiss Isn’t Enough by Renee Ann Miller *

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~ ~ PARANORMAL / FANTASY / FUTURISTIC / TIME TRAVEL CATEGORY ~ ~
Judge:  Kristine Swartz, Berkley Publishing

First Place: Collision by Lea Kirk
Second Place TIE: Chambered by C.P. Rider *
Second Place TIE: Prophecy by Lea Kirk
Third Place: Queen of Hearts by Harris Fischer

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~ ~ ROMANTIC SUSPENSE/MYSTERY ~ ~
Judge:  Patience Bloom, Harlequin

First Place: Pointe of No Return by Diane Holiday * #
Second Place: Shelling Can be Fatal by Gloria Ferguson
Third Place: The Dangerous Ones by D.E. Lynch
Honorable Mention: The Keys to Her Heart by Harris Fischer

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~ ~ YOUNG ADULT ~ ~
Judge:  Michelle Grajkowski, Agent, 3 Seas Literary Agency

First Place: The Nascent Bloom by Janet Halpin #
Second Place: Pivotal Moments by Trinity Hanrahan + @
Third Place: Soren’s Resistance by Christine Gunderson
Honorable Mention: Tree of Sun by S. A. Tudhope *

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HERO OF OUR HEART AWARD

Average of scores from judges:

Elle Keck, Harpercollins

Courtney Miller-Callihan, Greenburger Assoc

First Place: Pocket Full of Stars by Dylann Crush * # + @
Second Place TIE: True Horizon by Laurie Hoffman + @
Second Place TIE: What Lies Beneath by Marissa Doyle
Third Place: On Wings of Love by Davalynn Spencer + @

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* = FTHRW Member
+ = Request for Partial
# = Request for Full
@ = Request for Synopsis

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