First Round Results

The Sheila Contest 2016
First Round Finalists!

The Valley Forge Romance Writers would like to thank all those who participated in The Sheila Contest this year. Competition was stiff and we had a great turnout.

Below is the list of finalists by category.  Names marked with an ** are VFRW members. The + sign signifies a tie. Please feel free to share the results on your loops and groups. Best of luck in the Final and Best of the Best rounds!!


Dragon's Spell, Gina Bono
A Shadow's Kiss, Grace Adams **
Fire's Rising, Grace Adams **
Rule Breakers Soul Takers, Jacqueline Jayne **
Chief's Mate - A Tribe of the Mountain Screamers Novel, Maggie Pelman **

Single Title/Contemporary

Eire Ever After, Jeanne Dickson
Say Everything, Helen Hoang
Welcome Home, Katie Gallagher, Seana Kelly
Scooped: Confessions of a Former Tattletale, Cheryl Speakman
Without Words, Delancey Stewart

Romantic Suspense

Beyond Paradise, Barbara Forlenza
The Hustler, Angela Hockman
Aloha Angel, Karen Kinna
Blinded, Lyz Kelley **
Closer than Close, Sheryl Lister


Renegade, Sara Avellino
Slow Ride, Shelby Ellis
Sorting out the Kinks, Elle Mason


Lord James' Challenge, Evelyn Alexie+
Seduction in His Smile, Louisa Cornell
Judgment Between the Rivers, Marie Wells Coutu
An Unbridled Gentleman, Eileen Emerson **
Don't Get Your Vicar in a Twist, Eileen Emerson **
The Duke's Seduction, Masha Levinson+