2018 Great Expectations Winners

North Texas Romance writers of America congratulates all who entered our contest and put their work in the hands of strangers.

*denotes multiple finalist

CONTEMPORARY SERIES
Final Round Editor:  Brittany Lavery ~ Assistant Editor, HQN

First Place: Fallen Comrade by Jillian David
Second Place: Stealing Her Heart by Tanya Agler
Third Place: Just for Kicks by Keri Kelly
Honorable Mention: Second Time Around by Danielle Haas*

FANTASY, FUTURISTIC & PARANORMAL
(Alternate Earth, Dystopian, Fantasy, Futuristic, Paranormal, Time Travel)
Final Round Editor:  Kristine Swartz ~ Associate Editor, Berkley Publishing Group
 
First Place: An Enchanted Superhero by Melanie McCarthy
Second Place: Breathtaking: Resurrection by Olivia Ryder
Third Place: Fated Bond by Meagan Watts
Honorable Mention: A Moment After Dark by Janet Raye Stevens*
 
HISTORICAL
Final Round Editor:   Elle Keck ~ Assistant Editor, Avon Books
 
First Place: Appetites and Vices by Felicia Grossman
Second Place: Captain of My Heart by Karla Kratovil
Third Place: To Steal a Highland Heart by Pamela Labud
Honorable Mention: The Arrangement by CK MacKenzie

INSPIRATIONAL
Final Round Editor:  Raela Schoenherr ~ Acquisitions Editor, Bethany House Publishers
 
First Place: Secondhand Wife by Kaylene Greenig
Second Place: Final Call by Connie Queen
Third Place: Remember Not by Barbara Ellin Fox
Honorable Mention: The Memory of Blue by Emily Blackwood

MAINSTREAM with ROMANTIC ELEMENTS  
Final Round Editor:  Marla Daniels ~ Assistant Editor, Simon and Schuster

First Place: The Map with No Names by Kristin Judy (Full Request)
Second Place: True Courage by Kathryn Barrett
Third Place: The Baby Between Us by Nicole Hohmann
Honorable Mention: Ruin of Souls by Hunter Skye
 
ROMANTIC SUSPENSE         
Final Round Editor:   Lexi Smail ~ Assistant Editor, Grand Central Publishing
 
First Place: Grounded by Danger by Danielle M. Haas*
Second Place: Trouble on Her Trail by Janalyn Knight
Third Place: Matched with Murder by Danielle M. Haas*
Honorable Mention: Prime Maple by Chess Kendle

SINGLE TITLE            
Final Round Editor:   Gabrielle Kelly ~ Editorial Assistant, Grand Central Publishing
 
First Place: On the Rocks by Kayla Brite
Second Place: Cole for Christmas by Janet Raye Stevens*
Third Place: The Courtship of Valentina by Rebecca Smith
Honorable Mention: The Billionaire’s Prince by Angelina M. Lopez

YOUNG ADULT 
Final Round Editor: Alice Jerman, Assistant Editor, HarperCollins
 
First Place: Unseen by Rachel Scott
Second Place: Below the Surface by Arel Jansen
Third Place: Our Red String by Kimberly MacCarron
Honorable Mention: All the Stars in the Ocean by Jennifer Camiccia

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE GREAT EXPECTATIONS FINALISTS!

Fenley Grant, Amanda Byrd, Carolyn Rae & Susan Person
2017 Great Expectations Co-chairpersons
GECoordinator@NTRWA.org