2017 Golden Rose Winners

Rose City Romance Writers is pleased to congratulate the winners of the 2017 Golden Rose Contest

Grand Prize Winner
More than Chemical by Leanne Farella

Young Adult
Final round judge: Amy Stapp, Tor
First Place
More than Chemical 
by Leanne Farella
Second Place
Precious by Susan Chapek
Third Place
The Seventh Sun by Lani Forbes

Contemporary Single Title
Final round judge: Sinclair Sawhney, Tule Group
First Place
by Laralyn Doran*
Second Place
Flushed and Furious
by Kelly Allen
Third Place
Why Not Me
by Christina Sol

Final round judge: RGabrielle (Elle) Keck, Avon/Harper Collins
First Place
The Moon and the Stars
by Carolina Prentice
Second Place
Everytime You’re Near by Shannon Gallagher
Third Place
Everything But the Earl by Willa Ramsey +

Novel with Strong Romantic Elements
Final round judge: Alexandra Schulster, St. Martins
First Place
North Fork Summer
by Rosemary Ellis
Second Place
Scratch Line by Deb Merino
Third Place
Stone Cold Mortal: A Tennessee England Novel by Disa Dawn+

Contemporary Series Romance
Final round judge: Megan Broderick, HQN
First Place
What He Wants by Jessie Gussman
Second Place
he Sheriff of Cassidy County by C. J. McCay
Third Place
Beyond Paradise by Barbara Forlenza

Final round judge: Robin Haseltine, Entangled Publishing
First Place
Praetorian Rising
Lisa Knight
Second Place
Venus Rising by Alexis Daria
Third Place
Midnight’s Pawn by Heather Greye

*Full request from final round judge
+ RCRW Chapter Member