Rose City Romance Writers is pleased to congratulate the winners of the 2018 Golden Rose Contest

Grand Prize Winner
Focused on a Cowboy by Makenna Lee

Contemporary Series

1st Place – Love On the Books by Betsy Gray

2nd Place – The Road to Hollydale by Tanya Agler

3rd place – On The Brink by Lynn Harris

Historical Romance

1st Place – Best Laid Plans by Patricia Reagin

2nd Place – Honorable Intentions by Jessica Mara

3rd Place  – The Spy’s Mark by Emmaline Warden

 *Finalist entry “The Art of the Scandal” by Suzanne Turner received a contract prior to final round of judging.

Novel with Strong Romantic Elements

1st Place – The Un-Cruise by Angie Hockman

2nd Place – Love’s Illusion by Susan Sbardellati 

3rd Place – Falling Into Forty by Bonnie Fawn

Paranormal Romance

1st Place – The Mercenary’s Kissby Kitt Masters

2nd Place – The Traveler by Charissa Weaks

3rd Place – Addie Gets an Afterlife by Payton Reese

Romantic Suspense

1st Place – Under Lock and Keyby Tanya Agler

2nd Place – Zapata by Harper McDavid

3rd Place – The Storm Shall Pass by Deb Merino

Single Title Romance

1st Place – Focused On A Cowboy by Makenna Lee

2nd Place – Jesse’s Girl  by Tarra September

3rd Place – Hearts On Hold by Makenna Lee            

Young Adult Romance

1st Place – Mercy Killers by Jessica Grace Kelly

2nd Place – Casualty by Paula Huffman

3rd Place – Unseen by Rachel Scott