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2014 Golden Leaf Contest Winners!!

New Jersey Romance Writers is proud to announce the winners in our 2014 Golden Leaf contest!!

* Denotes NJRW members


Anything You Ask by Lynn Kellan*

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Romantic Suspense

She Can Scream by Melinda Leigh

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Love and Other Scandals by Caroline Linden







Short Contemporary

A Groom for Christmas by Cara Marsi








A Valley Ridge Christmas by Holly Jacobs








Taste of Darkness by Victoria M. Noxon







Romantic Elements

Bounce by K.M. Jackson

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Young Adult

Boneseeker by Brynn Chapman (tie)

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Second Verse by Jennifer Walkup* (tie)







Best First Book

A Perfect Distraction by Anna Sugden*

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Congratulations to all our winners!



Golden Leaf Spotlight on Romantic Elements: K.M. Jackson

The annual NJRW “Put Your Heart in a Book” Conference is less than two weeks away!  To help share our excitement, we’ll shine the spotlight on one of our Golden Leaf finalists leading up until the conference.

The Golden Leaf is awarded annually for excellence in romance fiction by authors who are NJRW members or in Romance Writers of America (RWA) Region One.  Winners will be announced during the NJRW Put Your Heart in a Book Conference award ceremony on October 17, 2014.

Spotlight on Romantic Elements: “Bounce,” by K.M. Jackson (River Hills Press)

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Sean reaches over and pulls my body in close to his, cradling my backside into his groin. He’s sleeping soundly, but his erection is strong and wide-awake.

Even at rest my husband is horny.

Me? Not so much. I look around at the shadows the moon makes on the wall and wonder what’s going on in his dreams right now to make him so excited. Am I in there? The thought puts a heavy weight on my chest. As Sean’s hand trails from my waist to my breast, my body involuntarily tenses up. I know I should relax and just enjoy it but it feels almost impossible right now.

Snapshots of our life together run through my mind: The golden couple. A charmed life, rags to riches and all that. Two kids, three-car garage. All the things that say my life should be perfect.

As if.

(Work is copyright of the author; may not be reused without permission.)

Good luck to K.M. and all our Golden Leaf finalists!