2008 Great Expectations Winners

2008 Great Expectations Contest Winners


Tessa Woodward ~ Editorial Assistant, Avon Books

First: The Duchess Competition by Vicky Dreiling

Second: Midnight Promises by Anne Barton Ardizzone

Third: Passionate Persuasions by Jennifer Ziros

Fourth: The Making of Jenny Keeble by Courtney Milan


Melissa Endlich ~ Editor, Harlequin Books

First: New Hope by Yvonne Harris (requested)

Second: Miranda’s Mistake by Jessica R. Ferguson (requested)

Third: Sarah’s Rainbow by Margaret Brownley

Fourth: Sourdough Creek by Caroline Fyffe

Contemporary Series

Megan Long ~ Editorial Assistant, Harlequin Books

First: The Nanny’s Secret by Ami Weaver (requested)

Second: Diner Girl by Mary Malcom (requested)

Third: The Cleopatra Secret by Greta MacEachern

Fourth: The Goblin’s Trick by Lori Philbin

Mainstream with Romantic Elements

Liza Schwarz ~ Editorial Assistant, New American Library

First: Kingdom on Fire by Yvonne Harris (requested)

Second: All For One by Chris Keniston

Third: Heart Wishes by Edie Ramer

Fourth: Twisted Snare of Fate by Gracie Stanners

Young Adult

Karen Chaplin ~ Associate Editor, Puffin (Penguin)

First: Super Chick by Kimberly Duffy (requested)

Second: Megan Delaney, Psychic Misfit by Bonnie Starling (requested)

Third: Fear of Falling by Amber Royer (requested)

Fourth: The Art of Selling My Sister by Shana Silver

Romantic Suspense

Allison Brandeau ~ Editorial Assistant, Berkley/Jove

First: Lying Eyes by Amy Atwell (requested)

Second: The Surrogate by Tina Butts (requested)

Third: See Jane Run by Angi Platt

Fourth: The Chameleon Effect by Tina Butts

Single Title

Alex Logan ~ Assistant Editor, Grand Central Publishing

First: The Weight of Love by Drue Allen (requested)

Second: The Cost of Love by Drue Allen

Third: Saints and Sinners by Catherine Chant

Fourth: Once Upon A Margarita by Heidi Luchterhand

Specialized ~ Futuristic/Fantasy/Time Travel/Paranormal

Chris Keeslar ~ Senior Editor, Dorchester/Leisure

First: The Night Caller by L.A. Mitchell

Second: To Tame His Heart by Lori Sowell

Third: Love Bites…Literally by Michelle Lauren

Fourth: The Slayer’s Circle by Michelle Odell


Raelene Gorlinsky ~ Senior Editor, Ellora’s Cave

First: Running From the Past by Katie Reus (requested)

Second: Wings of Desire by Cynthia Arends

Third: Eternally Three Perfection by Lee Swift