2016 Golden Rose Winners

Rose City Romance Writers is pleased to congratulate the winners of the 2016 Golden Rose Contest

Grand Prize Winner
(with the highest first-round score)
Operation Desert Rose by Bethany Paige  



Contemporary Series
Final round judge: Carly Silver, Harlequin
First Place
Jamestown Homecoming
by Becke Turner
Second Place
Home at Last
by Janet Jones Bann
Third Place
Baby Be Mine
by Christine Poe


Historical
Final round judge: Robin Haseltine, Entangled Publishing
First Place
*Made in Heaven 
by Susan Bennett
Second Place
*To Love a Scandalous Duke by Liana De la Rosa
Third Place
~Every Time You’re Near by Shannon Gallagher


Novel with Strong Romantic Elements
Final round judge: Amy Stapp, Tor
First Place
Little Rooms
by Aimee Holland
Second Place
Scooped: Confessions of a Former Tattletale by C.A. Speakman
Third Place
The Transformation of Alexis Doe by Jilly Wood


Contemporary Single Title
Final round judge: Gabrielle “Elle” Keck, Avon
First Place
~Animal Instincts 
by Lauren James
Second Place
Candy is Dandy But… by Katie Barrett
Third Place
Incurably Famous by Gretchen Conroy


Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal
Final round judge: Sinclair Sawhney, Tule Publishing
First Place
Blood Will Tell by Chelly Pike
Second Place
A Child of Eden by Laralyn Doran
Third Place
Alchemy Moon by Sara Durham


Romantic Suspense
Final round judge: Lizzie Poteet, St. Martin’s
First Place
Trial Run 
by Marsha Levinson
Second Place
Hit & Run by Lori Matthews
Third Place
Operation Desert Rose by Bethany Paige


Young Adult
Final round judge: Lauren Smulski, HQN
First Place
Lucky 
by Laura Cumbie
Second Place
Kiss Virgin by N.D. Green
Third Place
Coda by Jennifer Camiccia

*Full request from final round judge
~Partial request from final round judge