2014 Booksellers' Best Award

A Published Author's Contest for Books Published in 2013 sponsored by Greater Detroit Romance Writers of America



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2014 Booksellers' Best Award Finalists:


"Last Chance Proposal," Barbara DeLeo
(Entangled Bliss, Lewis Pollak and Alethea Spiridon-Hopson)

"The Courage to Say Yes," Barbara Wallace
(Harlequin Romance, Flo Nicoll)

"The Cattleman's Ready-Made Family," Michelle Douglas
(Harlequin Mills & Boon Romance, Laurie Johnson)

"First Comes Baby," Michelle Douglas
(Harlequin Mills & Boon Romance, Sally Williamson and Laurie John)

"A Marriage Made in Italy," Rebecca Winteres
(Harlequin Romance, Sarah Stubbs)

"Crashing into Tess," Lilly Christine*
(Libra Press)


"The Witch Finder," Blythe Gifford
(Blythe Gifford)

"Before the Larkspur Blooms," Caroline Fyffe
(Amazon Montlake, Caitlin Alexander)

"Lachlan's Bride," Kathleen Harrington
(Avon Impulse, Erika Tsang)

"Surrender to the Earl," Gayle Callen
(Avon Books, Erika Tsang)

"At the Highlander's Mercy," Terri Brisbin
(Harlequin Historicals, Megan Haslam)


"Mystic Cowboy," Sarah M. Anderson
(Samhain Romance, Heidi Moore)

"The Time Between," Karen White
(New American Library, Cindy Hwang)

"Home to Whisky Creek," Brenda Novak
(Harlequin Mira, Paula Eykelhof)

"Lost Melody," Dolores W. Maroney
(State of Mind Publishing, Laura Garland)

"The Pieces We Keep," Kristina McMorris
(Kensington Books, John Scognamiglio)


"The Rancher She Loved," Ann Roth
(Harlequin American, Kathleen Scheibling)

"Doctor, Soldier, Daddy," Caro Carson*
(Harlequin Special Edition, Gail Chasan)

"Conceal, Protect," Carol Ericson
(Harlequin Intrigue, Allison Lyons)

"To Tame a Cowboy," Jules Bennett
( Harlequin Desire, Charles Griemsman)

"His Southern Temptation," Robin Covington
( Entangled Indulgence, Althea Spiridon-Hopson)


"Kidnapped Cowboy," Lindsey Brookes
( Lindsey Brookes)

"Out of his League," Cathryn Parry
( Harlequin Superromance, Karen Reid)

" A Kiss to Die for," Gail Barrett
( Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Susan Litman)

" The Cowboy's Christmas Baby," Carolyn Brown
( Sourcebooks Casablanca, Deb Werksman)

" Seduced by his Target," Gail Barrett
( Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Susan Litman)


"Midnight's Kiss," Donna Grant
( St. Martin's Press Romance, Monique Patterson)

"Omega," Susannah Sandlin
(Amazon Montlake, Eleni Caminis)

"Allegiance Sworn," Kylie Griffin
(Berkley Sensation, Leis Pederson)

"Fire of the Dragon," Lori Dillon
(Amari Press, Alyssa Palmer and Aemelia Manier)

"Tempt Me," Tamara Hogan
(Tamara Hogan)

"The Reunited," Shiloh Walker
(Berkley Trade, Cindy Hwang)


"Vanished," Irene Hannon
(Baker Publishing Group Ravell, Jennifer Leep)

"Cozy Christmas," Valerie Hansen
(Harlequin Love Inspired, Emily Rodmell)

"Shenandoah Nights," Lisa Belcastro
(OakTara, A Vineyard Romance, Ramona Tucker)

"Wedding On the Rocks," Rose Ross Zediker
(Harlequin Heartsong Presents, Kathy Davis)

"Healing the Forest Ranger," Leigh Bale
(Harlequin Love Inspired, Rachel Burkot)


"For the Love of A Soldier," Victoria Morgan Berkley*
(Sensation, Leis Pederson)

"The Hunter," Monica McCarty
(Random House Ballantine Books, Kate Collins)

"Lady Vivian Defies a Duke," Samantha Grace
(Sourcebooks Casablanca, Leah Hultenschmidt)

"Love's Price," Cheryl Holt
(Book Baby)

"What a Duke Desires," Sabrina Jeffries
(Simon and Schuster Pocket, Micki Nuding)


"Camp Boyfriend," J.K. Rock
(Spencer Hill Press Contemporary, Patricia Riley)

"Running On Empty," Colette Ballard*
(Spencer Hill Press Tulip Romance (Tulip Teen), Marie Romero)

"Briar Rose," Jana Oliver
(Macmillan Children's Books, Rachel Petty)

"Dirty Little Secret," Jennifer Echols
(Simon and Schuster MTV Books, Emilia Pisani)

"Playing Tyler," TL Costa*
(Angry Robot Strange Chemistry Amanda Rutter


"On her Masters Service," Lexi Blake
(DLZ Entertainment LLC, Chloe Vale)

"Unforgettable," Alison Kent
(Berkley Heat, Wendy McCurdy)

"Avoiding Mr. Right," C.J. Ellison
(Walk on the Wild Side, Tina Winograd)

"Masque," Lexi Post*
(Ellora's Cave Twilight, Grace Bradley)

"Too Fast," Alexia Haynes
(Alexia Haynes)


"Trapped," Irene Hannon
(Baker Publishing Group Revell, Jennifer Leep)

"Ashes, Ashes, They All Fall Dead," Lena Diaz
(Avon Impulse, Chelsey Emmelhainz)

"Til' Death," Sharon Sala
(Harlequin Mira, Leslie Wainger)

"Hard Target," Kay Thomas
(Avon Impulse, Erika Tsang)

"Pieces of You- A Snowy Creek Novel," Loreth Anne White
(Black Dog Ink, Deborah Nemeth)


"Christmas At Copper Mountain," Jane Porter
(Tule Publishing Group, Montana Born Books, Tessa Shapcott)

"Outside the Lines," Kimberly Kincaid
(Curtis Brown Digital)

"The Last Daughter," Jessica Ferguson
(The Wild Rose Press, Crimson Rose, Ally Robertson)

"One True Love," Lori Wilde
(Avon Impulse, Lucia Macro)

"Take Me, Cowboy" Jane Porter
(Tule Publishing Group, Montana Born Books, Tessa Shapcott)

"A Cowboy for Christmas," Katherine Garbera
(Tule Publishing Group, Montana Born Books, Tessa Shapcott)

*First Book Nominee



The Greater Detroit RWA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Booksellers Best Award Contest.

2013 Booksellers Best Award Winners


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Winners for the 2013 Booksellers Best Award

Traditional - The Nanny Who Saved Christmas Michelle Douglas, Editor Sally Williamson

Short Contemporary - Christmas Conspiracy – Robin Perini, Editor Allison Lyons

Long Contemporary - The Long Way Home – Cathryn Parry, Editor Megan Long

Single Title - The Reason Is You – Sharla Lovelace, Editor Wendy McCurdy

Romantic Suspense - Death of a Beauty Queen – Mallory Kane, Editor Allison Lyons

Short Historical - Return of the Viscount – Gayle Callen, Editor Erika Tsang

Long Historical - Highland Surrender – Tracy Brogan, Editor Kelli Martin

Inspirational - Devotion – Marianne Evans, Editor Nicola Martinez

Paranormal/Time Travel/Futuristic - A Soul For Chaos – Crista McHugh, Editor Rhonda Helms

Erotic - Circle of Danger – Carla Swafford, Editor Chelsey Emmelhainz

Novella - The Governess Affair – Courtney Milan, Editor Robin Harders

Young Adult - Riley’s Pond – Harley Brooks, Editor Kaye Green

Best First Book - The Reason Is You – Sharla Lovelace, Editor Wendy McCurdy

Congratulations to all our winners!



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