2012 Golden Rose Winners

Rose City Romance Writers is pleased to congratulate the winners of the 2012 Golden Rose Contest

Grand Prize Winner (Tie)
A Risk Worth Taking by Melissa Klein
The Dressmaker’s Duke by Jess Russell



Contemporary Series
Final round judge: Roberta Brown, Roberta Brown Literary Agency
First Place
The Cowboy and the Southern Belle by Delsora Lowe
Second Place
A Risk Worth Taking by Melissa Klein
Third Place
 Back in the Saddle by Susan Breeden


Historical
Final round judge: Chelsey Emmelhainz, Avon/HarperCollins
First Place
 The Dressmaker’s Duke* by Jess Russell
Second Place
Miss Stewart’s Seduction by Catherine Lawrence
Third Place
 Sea Charm by Laura Connors


Novel with Strong Romantic Elements
Final round judge: Sarah E. Younger, Nancy Yost Literary Agency
First Place
Remembering Aimee by Kerry Lonsdale
Second Place
The Right Thing by Vicky Gresham
Third Place
 My Fair Mademoiselle by Celeste Deveney


Contemporary Single Title
Final round judge: Alex Logan, Grand Central Publishing
First Place
Kiss of The White Tiger* by Sarah Castille
Second Place
Love Waltzes In by Alana Albertson
Third Place
Place Your Betts by Katie Graykowski


Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal
Final round judge: Nicole Resciniti, The Seymour Agency
First Place
Wrath of The Tooth Fairy by Sarina Dorie
Second Place
Love Undone by Natalie Fragiadakis
Third Place
 Divide and Conquer by Carmen Fox


Romantic Suspense
Final round judge: Aubrey Poole, Sourcebooks
First Place
Guard My Life by Rebecca Savage
Second Place
Blindsight by Sarah Raplee
Third Place
 Lady Luck by Didi Disch


Young Adult
Final round judge: Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary Agency
First Place
Guyliner by J. Leigh Bailey
Second Place
Stitches of Truth by Tif Johnson
Third Place
 The Magic of Matchmaking by Kelly Garcia

*Request from final round judge