December Gifts for WRW Members

The winners and finalists of the 2014 Marlene Contest are:

Final Round Judge: Leah Hultenschmidt, Grand Central Publishing
Critique Author: Jennifer McQuiston

Winner – Alice Brilmayer writing as Alice Gaines, Captain and Countess
1st Runner-up – Renee Ann Miller, The Impetuous Miss Milton
2nd Runner-up – Eileen Charbonneau*, Watch Over Me
3rd Runner-up – Louisa Cornell, Wicked In His Arms

Final Round Judge: Latoya Smith, Grand Central Publishing
Critique Author: Pamela Palmer

Winner – Rhenna Morgan, Unexpected Eden (full manuscript requested)
1st Runner-up – Ruth Kaufman, My Once and Future Love
2nd Runner-up – J. Keely Thrall*, Marco’s Christmas Redemption

Romantic Elements
Final Round Judge: Rhonda Helms, Carina Press
Critique Author: Jeanne Adams

Winner – Mary Jo Burke, The Last Case
1st Runner-up – Catherine Rull, The Fat Chicks’ Club
2nd Runner-up – Hannah Hooten, Share and Share Alike
3rd Runner-up – Monica M. Clark, Lessons from Robin

Series Contemporary
Final Round Judge: Johanna Raisanen, Harlequin
Critique Author: Darlene Gardner

Winner – Anna Genest*, Lessons with a Dirty Talking Billionaire Poolboy
1st Runner-up – Kerri Carpenter*, Love Grooves and Zumba Moves
2nd Runner-up – Tayna Agler, A Pinch of Cinnamon

Single Title
Final Round Judge: Esi Sogah, Kensington
Critique Author: Kimberly Kincaid

Winner – Laura Trentham, Wild In Her Eyes
1st Runner-up – Suzanne Kaufman Kalb writing as Erika Kelly, Too Good To Be True
2nd Runner-up – Jen Gilroy, Port Fairlight Summer

Young Adult
This category did not meet the minimum number of entries required to run in 2014.

* WRW Member

Congratulations to all of our winners and finalists!