Saturday, January 21, 2012

Linda Howard Award of Excellence 2012 Finalists

This contest was conceived in honor of best-selling author Linda Howard to award excellence in unpublished romance fiction and their authors. The contest is judged by trained judges with PAN and PRO status. 



2012 Linda Howard Award of Excellence
Finalists

Series
Forbidden Fantasy by Christine Glover
Her Prisoner of Love by Christine Glover
The Tycoon’s Sweet Temptation by Christine Glover
Shared Secrets by Pam Mantovani
Loving the Lone Rancher by Jennifer Stroka


Single Title
Climb to Freedom by Sheila Athens
Mr. Good Enough by Jamie Ferrell
Stealing Gram’s Booty by Jamie Ferrell


Historical
The Winds of Fate by Elizabeth Bysiek
The Price of a Gentleman by Louisa Cornell
His Charming Seductress by Louisa Cornell
Touch the Sky by Sharon Drane
Beauford's Run by Pat Eckhoff 


Romantic Suspense
Overboard by Chris Bailey
Burning Rubber by Wendy Campbell
In Safe Hands by Lee Christine
Speaking of Murder by Edith Maxwell
Flowers for the Casket by Annie Whittaker

Unique Genres
Enchanting the Duke by Linda Brown
By Another Name by Callie James
Dark Moon by Leisl Leighton
Seer’s Blood by Leisl Leighton
How to Divorce a Vampire by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
Paradox by Isis Rushdan


Young Adult
Ashes of the Phoenix by Callie James
Lifer by Rebecca Sampson
Awakening by Bonnie Staring


Write Magic
(This category was for Southern Magic members who were finalists in their category or earned an average final score over 90)
Overboard by Chris Bailey
The Price of a Gentleman by Louisa Cornell
His Charming Seductress by Louisa Cornell
Incandescent by Mary Freeman
Forbidden Fantasy by Christine Glover
Her Prisoner of Love by Christine Glover
The Tycoon’s Sweet Temptation by Christine Glover
Ashes of the Phoenix by Callie James
By Another Name by Callie James

The winners will be announced on March 17 at the Silken Sands Conference hosted by the Gulf Coast RWA Chapter.




6 comments:

Christine said...

Woohoo!! Party time in the Glover house :-)

Paula said...

Congratulations to all the finalists, especially all the Southern Magic ladies who finaled! Represent!

Katherine Bone said...

Wow! What an awesome representation, Christine! Congrats!

And congrats to all the finalists, especially a big shout out to Louisa Cornell. Go girl!

Callie James, awesome job!

Pam Montovanni, Woo-hoo!!

Christine said...

Thanks Paula and Katherine. I'm over the moon :-)

Louisa Cornell said...

Thanks, ladies !! It is such a thrill and an honor to final in my home chapter's contest !!

And especially my Southern Magic Sisters! We rocked da house!

M.V.Freeman said...

Three cheers for all the finalists! ;)

This is quite exciting.