2016 Heart of Excellence Finalists

The first-round results are in! Thanks to all our entrants.

It’s really hard to judge this contest, you know.

 Long Contemporary Romance Finalists
  • Forever in My Heart ~ Maria K. Alexander
  • Lord Bachelor ~ Tammy L. Bailey
  • The Truth About Hope ~ Kate James
♥ Historical Romance Finalists (tie)
  • Swept Away ~ Sharon Drane
  • No Conventional Miss ~ Eleanor Webster
  • To Tame the Wind ~ Regan Walker
  • Lady Chance ~ Shannon Donelly
♥ Romantic Suspense Finalists
  • Proving Ground ~ Stanalei Fletcher
  • Justice Burning ~ April Erwin
  • Reagan’s Redemption ~ Cate Beauman
Paranormal Romance Finalists
  • Tainted Kiss ~ Sharon Kay
  • Taken by Desire ~ Valerie Twombly
  • Fall Into Darkness ~ Valerie Twombly
Short Contemporary Romance Finalists
  • Rodeo King ~ Cici Cordelia
  • The Best Gift of all ~ Jennifer Britt
  • Dante’s Gift ~ Aubrey Wynne
Clean Reads Romance Finalists
  • When the Right One Comes Along ~ Kate James
  • The Truth About Hope ~ Kate James
  • Dance of Grace ~  Stacy Monson
Strong Romantic Elements Finalists
  • The Wild One ~ Janet Gover
  • Two Left Feet ~ Lori Lyn
  • Edge of Trust: Vista Security Book 3 ~ Diana Layne

Heart of Excellence ~ CoverLovers