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In a Stalker’s Sights…unless they can stop him.

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A delightful story of a love that defies time

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He’s a murderer and believes he’s the most evil creature on earth.

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An outcast finds a dying man who changes her life.

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He’s already lost one woman he loved…he’s not about to lose another.

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Golden Heart Finalists for 2009 Announced

Romance Writers of America® (RWA) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2009 Golden Heart® Awards. The 2009 Golden Heart Award honors unpublished romance manuscripts in 2008. Remember the authors below, they will be your faves in the next few years!

Winners of the awards will be announced July 18th at the RITA and Golden Heart Awards Ceremony to be held at RWA’s 29th Annual National Conference in Washington, D.C.

2009 Golden Heart Finalist for Contemporary Series Romance

Angel in Training by Lindsey Brookes
Beneath the Surface by Katherine Danniele Worsham
For Love or Ravioli by Laurie D. DeSalvo
Into the Night by Melissa Jackson Brister
Meet Your Mate by Jacqueline M. Floyd
Second Chance for a Family by Kim Law
The Great Bedroom War by Laurie Kellogg
The Greek’s Mistress Revenge by Anastasia Huff

2009 Golden Heart Finalist for Contemporary Series Romance Suspense/Adventure

Breathless by Kimberley Ann Howe
His Witness by Dianne M. Gerber
Romance or Retribution by Jamie Michele

2009 Golden Heart Finalist for Contemporary Single Title

Easy Money by Vivi Andrews
For Love or Money by Robin W. Lanier
Island Healing by Virginia E. McCullough
Lights...Camera...Marriage! by Elizabeth Bemis
Love & Oreos by Elizabeth Bemis
Operation: Date Escape by Lindsey Brookes
Summer in Austin by Kathryn Anne Graykowski
Texas Hold’er by June L. Love

2009 Golden Heart Finalist for Historical Romance

Butterfly Swords by Jeannie Lin
Forfeit’s Lady by Patricia Jean Detweiler
Highland Honor by Jenna Stuart
Lily’s Outlaw by Tatia Talbot
My Lady Knight by Carol Lisa Hayes
The Art of a Lady by Kate Parker
The Devil's Virtue by Laura Schmidt Williams
The Other Brother by Cynthia J. Eernisse Chase
Upon a Moonlit Sea by Jennifer Whitney Bray-Weber

2009 Golden Heart Finalists for Inspirational Romance

Kasey’s Secret by Kayla Lynn Westra
Kitty’s Fire by Kelly Ann Riley
Love On A Dime by Cara Slaughter
Montana Rainbow by Yvonne L. Harris

2009 Golden Heart Finalist for Novel with Strong Romantic Elements

Call Sign Scarlett by Julia Whitby
Color My Horse by Bev A. Patterson
Dark Secrets by Sherri Buerkle
Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure by Diane O’Brien Kelly
Home Waters by Elizabeth Devlin
One Shot, Two Kills by Kimberly Ann Howe
Pleasant Lake P.D. by Kelly Fitzpatrick
Until Midnight by L.A. Mitchell

2009 Golden Heart Finalists for Paranormal Romance

First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
Ghost Planet by Sharon Lynn Fisher
Heart of the Dragon by Morgan R. Karpiel
Just in Time by Nancy J. Litzau
Kismet’s Kiss by Katey Coffing
Magic Man by Jacqui Jacoby
Magick by Heather Dawn McCollum
Underbelly by Tammy L Hoganson

2009 Golden Heart Finalist for Regency Historical Romance

An Inconvenient Marriage by Sara Wampler
Defiant by Elizabeth Robinson Baldwin
The Raven’s Heart by Pamela Lynn Bolton-Holifield
Midnight Promises by Anne Barton
Shameless by Elisa Griffith Beatty
No Shrinking Violet by Amy Talley

2009 Golden Heart Finalists for Romantic Suspense

Guardian Angel by Rita O. Henuber
Intrusion by Cynthia Noel Mealer
Only Fear by Anne Marie Becker
Safe in Enemy Arms by Joan M. Swan
The Broken by Shelley S. Coriell
The Surrogate by Tina Joyce Butts
Trust Fall by Sally Randel Eggert
Trust No One by Diane Elaine Della Maggiora

2009 Golden Heart Finalists for Young Adult Romance

Call Me Crazy by Vanessa Barneveld
Codename: Dancer by Amanda Brice
I Wished by Elizabeth C. Langston
My Big Fat Rockin' Reality by Addison Fox
Stage Fright by Shoshana Dawn Brown




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