Finalists & Winners

Drum Roll Please…

This year, the NEORWA Cleveland Rocks Romance Contest finalists received a total of 24 requests this year. Each * represents a request from a final judge.

NEORWA is pleased to announce the winners for the 2018 Cleveland Rocks Romance Contest:

Contemporary Long Romance

First Place: Right on Cue by Haley Krall ***

Second Place : Secrets in the Walls by Barbara Heintz

Third Place: Deuce by Rebecca Smith w/a A.G. Starling

Contemporary Short Romance

First Place: Jesse’s Girl by Tara September *

Second Place: Road to Hollydale by Tanya Agler *

Third Place: Talk of Town by Tanya Agler

Historical Romance

First Place: The Healing Heart by Jo Ann Verlik **

Second Place: Captain of my Heart by Karla Kratovil **

Third Place: The Paperdoll Princess by Bethany Truex  **

Paranormal Romance

First Place: Kingmakers by Margie Guilfoyle **

Second Place: Donovan’s Darling by Amanda Gioia w/a Luna Joya *

Third Place: Hex, Love, and Rock ‘n’ Roll by Kat Turner

Mainstream with Romantic Elements

First Place: The Un-Cruise by Angie Hockman ***

Second Place: Beyond Any Experience by Ann E. Terpstra **

Third Place: What Comes after Four by Miranda Darrow

Young Adult/New Adult Romance

First Place: Casualty by Paula Huffman *

Second Place: Below the Surface by Arel Jensen

Third Place: Stand & Deliver by MJ Marshall

Published Author

First Place: Matched with Murder by Danielle Haas **

Second Place: As Much as I Ever Could by Brandy Woods Snow *

Third Place: Kind of Famous by Mary Ann Marlowe *

The 2018 June Lund Shiplett Award (given to the NEORWA member with the highest overall score in round one) goes to Danielle Haas for Matched with Murder (Published Author category)

Congratulations to all the winners!



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