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2017 Great Beginnings Contest Finalists!

Sponsored by the Utah Chapter of
Romance Writers of America®

 

Contemporary
Final Judge: Marlene Stringer, senior agent with the Stringer Literary Agency
Winner:
Fresh Brewed Love*** by Amanda Wen

Finalists:
Loving Luke*** by Nicole Jarrell
Sing To Me by Ali Cross
On Common Ground by Jansen Schmidt
Finding Something Special by Stanalei Fletcher*

Historical
Final Judge: Nicole Resciniti, agent with the Seymour Agency
Winner:
Brides of Little Creede: Retta by Cheryl Yeko & Char Chaffin, writing as CiCi Cordelia
Finalists:
Lady Jane's Scottish Seduction by Tara Kunesh

The Duke's Refuge by Lorri Dudley
The Pirates Debt by Elizabeth Baron
The Devil by Her Side by Heather Cleary

Romantic Suspense
Final Judge: E.L. Felder, editor with The Wild Rose Press
Winner:
Unspeakable Grudges** by P.H. Turner

Finalists:
Butter off Dead** by Sandy Rowland*
Lost Lyrebird by Darby Briar*
Adrianna's Avenging Angel by Tobi Doyle
Forbidden Paradise by Barbara Forlenza

Paranormal
Final Judge: Lane Heymont, senior agent with The Tobias Literary Agency
Winner:
Awakening the Blades** by Alexia Chantel

Finalists:
Unshifted by TJ Kyle
Survival by Maria Donoghue
Betrayal and Yearning by Heather Ferguson w/a Eve Rousseau
The Everlast Spring by D. K. Dailey

Utah RWA Member*
Synopsis and/or 3 Chapters Requested**
Full Manuscript Requested***

 

Updated 05/01/17