Friday, June 16, 2017

2017 Final Round Results


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The Sheila Contest 2017 


Here are the Finalists' Placements:

Single Title/Contemporary – Final Round Judge – Patricia Nelson, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency

1st Place – Moonshine and Magnolias by Abigail Sharpe
2nd Place – Domino Dancing by Danys Castillo
3rd Place – Coach by Caroline Bradley
4th Place – Devotion and Deception by Carla Conrad
5th Place – Genesis by Piper Malone++

Historical Romance – Final Round Judge - Keren Reed, Loose ID

1st Place – The Red Parrot by Lisa Wilkinson***
2nd Place – The Rescue of Lord Grange by Elizabeth Everett***
3rd Place – The Seduction of Mrs. Smith by Elizabeth Everett
4th Place – The Thunder in the Heart by Susanna Lane++
5th Place – Smith: A Novel by Sara Dahmen

Fantasy/Futuristic/Paranormal Romance – Final Round Judge – Nicole Resciniti, The Seymour Agency

1st Place – Rogue Dragon Rising by TJ Shaw***
2nd Place (tie) – Demon Curse by Raewyn Bright**
                           The Seventh Sun by Lani Forbes**
3rd Place – Praetorian Rising by Lisa Knight
4th Place – An Alien Exchange by Keri Kruspe

Romantic Suspense – Final Round Judge – Deb Werksman, Sourcebooks

1st Place – Sempre Fi by Meta Carroll***
2nd Place – When in Rome by Grace Adams++
3rd Place – Forgive and Forever by Carla Conrad
4th Place – Under the Influence by Kathrine Black
5th Place – Emerald Drone by Alan Chaput

++ Indicates a Valley Forge Romance Writer member
*** Indicates a request for full manuscript
**  Indicates a request for the first 50 pages of the manuscript

The following 1st place manuscripts are moving into the Best of the Best Round of judging: 

Moonshine and Magnolias
The Red Parrot
Rogue Dragon Rising
Sempre Fi 

Look for the Best of the Best Results around mid-July.  Best of luck to all the first place finalists!!