2011 Golden Rose Winners

2011 Golden Rose Contest Winners

Grand Prize Winner
Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn



Contemporary Series
Final round judge: Scott Eagan, Greyhaus Literary Agency
First Place
Desire of the Soul*
by Gina Maxwell
Second Place
Mistress by Blackmail by Caro LaFever
Third Place
A Perfect Wife by Caro LaFever

 

Historical
Final round judge: Rebecca Strauss, McIntosh & Otis Literary Agency
First Place
The Duke’s Temptation* by Rebecca Lang
Second Place
No Other Tart Will Do* by Rhea Ference
Third Place
Heart of the Phoenix by Barbara Huddleston

 

Novel with Strong Romantic Elements
Final round judge: Katherine Pelz, The Berkley Publishing Group
First Place
Debriefing the Dead by Kerensa Brougham
Second Place
Styrofoam Corpse by Robin Weaver
Third Place
After the Fall by Deborah O’Neill Cordes
and Cary Morgan Frates

 

Contemporary Single Title
Final round judge: Jessica Alvarez, Bookends LLC
First Place
Legally Mastered by Sarah Rose Ahmad
Second Place
Learning Pleasure by Jeanell Bolton
Third Place
Love in the Afternoon by Allison Packard

 

Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal
Final round judge: Vickie Motter. Andrea Hurst Literary Management
First Place
Rayven’s Keep by Elizabeth Parker
Second Place
Silent Moon by Sarina Dorie
Third Place
Alaia’s Dream by Marilyn Ebbs

 

Romantic Suspense
Final round judge: Kristin Sevick, Tor
First Place
Forever by Alicia Leinhart
Second Place
Soul in Chains by Therese Rittenback
Third Place
Obsession by Kristine Cayne

 

Young Adult
Final round judge: Holly Blanck, St. Martin’s Press
First Place
Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn
Second Place
Light Bringer by Diana Munoz Stewart
Third Place
Getting a Life, Even if You’re Dead by Beth Watson

*Request from final round judge