2008 Winners and Finalists


Overall First Place:

His Nutcracker Sweets** by Jeanne M. Dickson of Carlsbad, California

A star will be named in Jeanne?s honor through the International Registry of Stars.


Winner: Reconciliation* by Elizabeth Boyce of Lexington,South Carolina
Runners Up:
A Perfect Husband* by Anna Lee Huber of Fort Wayne, Indiana

An American Spy in London* by Anna Lee Huber of Fort Wayne, Indiana

Heaven Sent by Deb Yates of Austin, Texas

Remember by Mary A. Murray of Bradford, Maine

General Paranormal

Category Winner: Touch of Twilight* by Clarissa Ellison of Gilbert, Arizona

Runners Up:
Bump in the Night by Sandra S. Sookoo of Fishers, Indiana

Hex Appeal* by Kerri-Leigh Grady of Pelham, Alabama

Out of Sight, Out of Mind* by Evonne Wareham of Barry, South Wales

The Tenth Choir by Linda Poitevin of Gatineau, Canada

Single Title

Category Winner: Black Swan by Jean Tara Ownbey of Middletown, California
Runners Up:
All?s Fair in Love and Chocolate by Kirsty Cleverly of Jerrabomberra, Australia

Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure by Diane O?Brien Kelly of Mansfield, Texas

Designs on You by Robin Bielman of Westlake Village, California

Just Breathe by Sharon Calvin of Merritt Island, Florida

Series Contemporary

Category Winner: His Nutcracker Sweets** by Jeanne M. Dickson of Carlsbad, California

Runners Up:
Defining Moments by Kathy Coatney of Corning, California

Paying the Piper by Rachel Brimble of Chippenham, United Kingdom

The Lawman?s Baby by Lyn Wagner of Eatontown, New Jersey

This Child is Mine* by Jo Anne Banker of Houston, Texas

Young Adult

Category Winner: Losing Faith* by Denise Jaden of Abbotsford, Canada
Runners Up:
Diary of a Teenage Demon Magnet by Teresa Wilde of Ottawa, Canada

Eternally Emma by Jeanne Rutgers of Centennial, Colorado

Feral Instinct by Sandi Jones of Augusta, Arkansas

My Dog Ate My Teacher by Kelly Fitzpatrick of Bremerton, Washington

Erotic Romance

Category Winner: True Love* by Erica Miles of Brunswick, Georgia
Runners Up:
Awakening Ada by Roxanne Grandis of Richmond, Virginia

Love Me More by Kelly Jamieson of Winnipeg, Canada


Category Winner: Lover Enslaved by Jodi Redford of Richmond, Michigan
Runners Up:
All?s Faire by Suzanne Fox of Carson City, Nevada

Forbidden* by Laurie Cooper of Melbourne, Florida

In the Service of the Dark Lord by Melanie Card of Waterloo, Canada

Sight Line by Marianne van Gelder of Monterey, California

*Manuscript Request
**Double manuscript request