New Jersey Romance Writers Golden Leaf Finalists


New Jersey Romance Writers is proud to announce the finalists in our 2014 Golden Leaf contest!! The winners will be announced at the Put Your Heart in a Book Conference on October 17, 2014.

Congratulations to all our finalists! Stay tuned to the blog in September when we’ll be spotlighting each category and posting excerpts from our finalists. Plus, there’s a special treat to kick it off!

* Denotes NJRW members


Hot Ride by Opal Carew

Inevitably a Duchess by Jessie Clever

Anything You Ask by Lynn Kellan*

Romantic Suspense

A Kiss to Die for by Gail Barrett

Hard As You Can by Laura Kaye*

She Can Scream by Melinda Leigh


Yield to the Highlander by Terri Brisbin*

A Marriage of Notoriety by Diane Gaston*

Love and Other Scandals by Caroline Linden

 Short Contemporary

Second Chance Family by Leigh Duncan*

The Single Dad’s Second Chance by Brenda Harlen

A Groom for Christmas by Cara Marsi


A Valley Ridge Christmas by Holly Jacobs

Inn at Last Chance by Hope Ramsay*

Hot Bayou Nights by Elizabeth Shore


Time for Love by Emma Kaye*

Taste of Darkness by Victoria M. Noxon

Claimed by the Enchanter by Gianna Simone

 Romantic Elements

Within Temptation by Tanya Holmes

Bounce by K.M. Jackson

It Had to Be You by Delynn Royer

Young Adult

Boneseeker by Brynn Chapman

Camp Boyfriend by J.K. Rock

Taste of Darkness by Maria V. Snyder

Second Verse by Jennifer Walkup*

Best First Book

Untangle My Heart by Maria K. Alexander*

Within Temptation by Tanya Holmes

Unchained Memories by Maria Imbalzano*

A Perfect Distraction by Anna Sugden*


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