February 23rd, 2007

Looking for a great romance?

*****Permission Granted to Forward*****

Congratulations to the finalists of the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence for published writers! Winners will be announced at the Romance in the Magic City Conference on March 31, 2007, at the Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama. Keynote speakers are Beverly Barton, Gayle Wilson and Linda Howard. For more information go to www.southernmagic.org.

CONTEMPORARY SINGLE TITLE
Susan Crandall - ON BLUE FALLS POND
Jana DeLeon - RUMBLE ON THE BAYOU
Leslie Kelly - HERE COMES TROUBLE
Susan Lyons - CHAMPAGNE RULES
Lara Rios - BECOMING LATINA 10 EASY STEPS

HISTORICAL
Lorraine Heath - A DUKE OF HER OWN
Elizabeth Hoyt - THE RAVEN PRINCE
Sabrina Jeffries - NEVER SEDUCE A SCOUNDREL
Paula Quinn - LORD OF SEDUCTION
Barbara Dawson Smith - COUNTESS CONFIDENTIAL

INSPIRATIONAL
Tamera Alexander - REKINDLED
Margaret Daley - TIDINGS OF JOY
Denise Hunter - FINDING FAITH
Gayle Roper and Chuck Holton - ALLAH'S FIRE
Valerie Hansen - OUT OF THE DEPTHS
MerrilleeWhren - AN UNEXPECTED BLESSING

LONG CONTEMPORARY
Anna DeStefano - THE PRODIGAL’S RETURN
Anna DeStefano - THE RUNAWAY DAUGHTER
Linda Winstead Jones - LUCKY'S WOMAN
Cynthia Thomason - AN UNLIKELY FATHER
Linda Warren - THE BAD SON

NOVELLA
Lucinda Betts - THE BET in PURE SEX
Kresley Cole - THE WARLORD WANTS FOREVER in PLAYING EASY TO GET
Sylvia Day - LUCIEN’S GAMBLE in BAD BOYS AHOY!
Kimberly Dean - UNREQUITED in IF THIS BED COULD TALK
Deborah MacGillivray - ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A HULA-HOOP...AND A MOTHER in CHRISTMAS WISHES

PARANORMAL/FANTASY/ FUTURISTIC/TIME TRAVEL
Lisa Childs - HAUNTED
Kresley Cole - NO REST FOR THE WICKED
Linda Winstead Jones - THE STAR WITCH
Jade Lee - SEDUCED BY CRIMSON
Joy Nash - THE GRAIL KING

SHORT CONTEMPORARY
Heidi Betts - MR. AND MISTRESS
Barbara White Daille - COURT ME, COWBOY
Holly Jacobs - NIGHT CALLS
Leslie Kelly - ASKING FOR TROUBLE
Susan Mallery - THE UNEXPECTED MILLIONAIRE

SERIES ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
Mary Buckham - INVISIBLE RECRUIT
Kathleen Long - RELUCTANT WITNESS
Kathleen Long - WHEN A STRANGER CALLS
Ann Voss Peterson - VOW TO PROTECT
Roxanne Rustand - A TEMPORARY ARRANGEMENT
Cara Summers - TELL ME YOUR SECRETS
Cara Summers - TWO HOT!
Susan Vaughan - DEADLY MEMORIES

SINGLE TITLE ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
Brenda Novak - DEAD SILENCE
Karen Rose - YOU CAN’T HIDE
Lori Wilde - YOU ONLY LOVE TWICE

YOUNG ADULT
Simone Elkeles - HOW TO RUIN A SUMMER VACATION
Caridad Ferrer - ADIOS TO MY OLD LIFE
Rachel Hawthorne - THRILL RIDE
Mari Mancusi - BOYS THAT BITE
Mari Mancusi - STAKE THAT!

Finalists are shown in alphabetical order.

Jennifer Echols
Contest Coordinator
Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence
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Living separate lives

Just got back from Sol Azteca with my husband and son, and there were a couple of IMs waiting on my computer from my best friend from high school.

(5:47:03 PM): I would like you to know that Billy Baldwin just called me. Very strange.

(5:47:16 PM): I thought you might be amused.
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