Contemporary Romance Single Title
Judged by Alicia Condon, Kensington Publishing

First Place: Murphy’s Secret by Becke Turner
Second Place: Taking the Shot by Laurel Greer
Third Place: Changing Her Mind by Jenny Centen
Fourth Place: Meadow Wind by Betty L. Unkel
Fifth Place: In Her Shoes by Lisa Wadler

Contemporary Romance Series
Judged byPamela Harty, The Knight Agency

First Place: : A Sisters Deadly Disciple by Marie Dodds
Second Place: Conflict of Interest by Marie Johnston
Third Place: Jamestown Homecoming by Becke Turner
Fourth Place: Turbocharged by Jessie Gussman
Fifth Place: Trial Run by Masha Levinson

Historical Romance
Judged by Patricia Nelson, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency

First Place: The Duke's Seduction by Masha Levinson
Second Place: Buttercup in Winter by Mary-Teresa Heath
Third Place:The Puca’s Last Gallop by Mary-Teresa Heath
Fourth Place: Judgement Between the Rivers by Marie Wells Coutu
Fifth Place: Taming Julia by Jodie Wolfe

Young Adult Romance
Judged by Michelle Grajkowski, Three Seas Literary Agency

First Place: Covenant Park by Christine Gunderson **
Second Place: The Darkness Within by Mia Gould **
Third Place:Life Happens on the Stairs by Amy J. Markstahler
Fourth Place: Cursed by Tracy Goodwin
Fifth Place: The True Ones by Nina Bangs

Paranormal/Futuristic/Fantasy Romance
Judged by Cheryl Yeko, Soul Mate Publishing

First Place: Rain Goddess by Amanda Byrd **
Second Place: Hidden by Kirsty Fitzpatrick **
Third Place:Eternal Seduction by Sasha Cain
Fourth Place: The Siren’s Son by Helen Scott
Fifth Place: Eternal Affection bySasha Cain

The Write Magic (Southern Magic Members)
Judged by Kristy Hunter, The Knight Agency

First Place: Don’t Bug Me by Philisha Stephens
Second Place: Hacked by Heather Leonard

**Full Request

Congratulations to all of the finalists and the winners
of the 2016 Linda Howard Award of Excellence!


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