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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 Paranormal: Victoria M. Noxon

The annual NJRW “Put Your Heart in a Book” Conference is less than a month 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 Paranormal: “Taste of Darkness,” by Victoria M. Noxon (The Wild Rose Press)

perf5.000x8.000.inddHis lips left hers and traveled across her cheek where his whisper brushed her ear. “Stay with me tonight?”

Oh how she wanted to say yes, but common sense warned her of the dangers that action would bring. She turned her lips into his neck.

“I canna.” Even as she denied her need to him, and to herself, she couldn’t stop the instinctive reaction his scent and his nearness created.

Her mouth burned and stretched. The tips of her incisors pierced through her gums, taking the shape of large, sharp fangs.

No! No! She cringed as the words echoed in her thoughts, a cruel reminder of what she was. She battled within herself, but knew she’d lost when her teeth pierced the flesh of his neck. An overwhelming power of electricity shot through her when the coppery taste of his blood filled her mouth.

Overcome by an erotic hunger, Cara was reluctant to step away.

When she did, remorse shot through her.

What had she done?

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

Good luck to Victoria and all our Golden Leaf finalists!

It’s not too late to register for the conference. Visit our website for more information. But hurry, registration closes October 4th!