2015 Golden Rose Winners

Rose City Romance Writers is pleased to congratulate the winners of the 2015 Golden Rose Contest

Grand Prize Winner
Cruel Romance by Marina Osipova  



Contemporary Series
Final round judge: Lizzie Poteet, St. Martin’s Press
First Place
The Waitress’s Secret  by Kathleen Gregory
Second Place
Play My Heartstrings  by Sheila Grince
Third Place
 Scent of Attraction  by Chassy Cheri


Historical
Final round judge: Robin Haseltine, Entangled Publishing
First Place
 Three Proposals  by Justine Covington *
Second Place
The Secret Affairs of a Duke’s Daughter  by Janna MacGregor
Third Place
 Lotus Moon  by Bonnie Hobbs


Novel with Strong Romantic Elements
Final round judge: Sinclair Sahwney, Tule Publishing
First Place
Wilde Omens by Bree Lawrence
Second Place
Twelve Years  by Christina Delay
Third Place
 Cruel Romance by Marina Osipova


Contemporary Single Title
Final round judge: Tera Cuskaden, Samhain
First Place
He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not  by Nicole Evelina
Second Place
Shelter by Debbie Causevic
Third Place
Dealing with Mackenzie by Jilly Wood


Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal
Final round judge: Lauren Smulsk, Harelquin/HQN
First Place
Queen of Hearts by Harris Fischer
Second Place
Untouchable Lover by Rosalie Redd
Third Place
 The Harpist by Sara Durham


Romantic Suspense
Final round judge: Amy Stapp, Tor/Forge
First Place
Fatal Dreams by Abbie Roads
Second Place
The Dangerous Ones by D.E. Lynch
Third Place
  The Keys to Her Heart by Harris Fischer


Young Adult
Final round judge: Elle Keck, Avon/Harper Collins
First Place
Soren’s Resistance by Christine Gunderson
Second Place
Evil in the White City by McCall Hoyle
Third Place
 The Expedition by Mary Sullivan

*Request from final round judge