2016 Golden Rose Finalists

Rose City Romance Writers is pleased to announce the 2016 Golden Rose finalists!

Winners will be announced on or about August 31, 2016

(Listed alphabetically by author’s last name)

Contemporary Series

Home at Last by Janet Jones Bann
Baby Be Mine by Christine Poe
Jamestown Homecoming by Becke Turner


Made in Heaven by Susan Bennett
To Love a Scandalous Duke by Liana De la Rosa
Every Time You’re Near by Shannon Gallagher

Novel with Strong Romantic Elements

Little Rooms by Aimee Holland
Scooped: Confessions of a Former Tattletale by C.A. Speakman
The Transformation of Alexis Doe by Jilly Wood

Contemporary Single Title

Candy is Dandy But… by K Allen
Incurably Famous by Gretchen Conroy
Animal Instincts by Lauren James

Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal

A Child of Eden by Laralyn Doran
Alchemy Moon by Sara Durham
Blood Will Tell by Chelly Pike

Romantic Suspense

Trial Run by Marsha Levinson
Hit & Run by Lori Matthews
Operation Desert Rose by Bethany Paige

Young Adult

Coda by Jennifer Camiccia
Lucky by Laura Cumbie
Kiss Virgin by N.D. Green

Ranking will take place after final round judging.

Revised manuscripts and a 500-word synopsis are required from finalists by July 2nd to be forwarded to final round judges by July 5th.


Thank you to all who entered the contest! All scores and comments will be emailed to you by July 13th at the latest.