2016 Molly Winners and Finalists

Winners for the 2016 Molly Contest were announced at our October mini-conference. Winners in each category are bolded. Congratulations to all of our finalists.

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2016 Aspen Gold Winners and Finalists

Winners for the 2016 Aspen Gold Reader's Choice Contest were announced at our October mini-conference. Winners in each category are bolded. Congratulations to all of our finalists.

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2015 Molly Winners

Heart of Denver Romance Writers

proudly announces the  winners of the

2015 Molly Contest

 

Contemporary

The Rule of Thirds by Victoria De La O – Santa Clara, California - winner

Second Chance in Laguna by Claire Marti – Denver, Colorado

Can’t Fake Love by Susan Dunn – Reno, Nevada

* Finding Eden by Tina Newcomb – Longmont, Colorado

 

Romantic Suspense

Deadly Contract by Lynnette Labelle – Roseau, Minnesota - winner

Jaws of a Trap by Susan Dunn – Reno, Nevada

 

Historical

Lord Sebastian’s Honor by Evelyn Alexie – Hillsboro, Oregon - winner

Dreamer by Lesli Lent – Lakewood, Colorado

A Knight’s Ransom by Edwina Moore – North Carolina

 

Single Title

The Cruel Romance by Marina Osipova – Staten Island, New York - winner

The First Word by Isley Robson – Sudbury, Massachusetts

My Fair Mademoiselle by Celeste Deveney – Bothell, Washington

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not by Nicole Evelina – Maryland Heights, Missouri

 

Paranormal / Time-Travel / Futuristic

A Duty Too Far by Kate Ramirez – Austin, Texas - winner

At Night’s End by Katherine Matzen – Lakewood, Colorado

 

Young Adult

Soren’s Resistance by Christine Gunderson – Alexandria, Virginia - winner

The Black Bird of Sorrow by Meg Kassel – Raymond, Maine

Catalyst by Tamar Sloan – NSW, Australia

 

Unsinkable Heroine

*The Black Bird of Sorrow by Meg Kassel – Raymond, Maine - winner

Second Chance in Laguna by Claire Marti – Denver, Colorado

Finding Eden by Tina Newcomb – Longmont, Colorado

** Soren’s Resistance by Christine Gunderson – Alexandria, Virginia

 

Heart of the Molly

Second Chance in Laguna by Claire Marti – Denver, Colorado - winner

Dreamer by Lesli Lent – Lakewood, Colorado

At Night’s End by Katherine Matzen – Lakewood, Colorado

 

*Full Manuscript Requested

**Partial Manuscript Requested

 

 

2015 Aspen Gold Winners

Heart of Denver Romance Writers

proudly announces the  winners of the

2015 Aspen Gold Contest

Contemporary Romance

Bev Pettersen for A Scandalous Husband   -  Winner

Robin Perini for Secret Obsession - runner-up

L.A. Witt with Aleksandr Voinov for Lone Wolf - runner-up

Erotic Romance

Lexi Post for Passion of Sleepy Hollow - Winner

Peggy Bird for Unmasking Love  - runner-up

Kate Baum for Funny Girl - runner-up

Sabrina York for Devlin's Dare - runner-up

Historical Romance

Deeanne Gist for Fair Play - Winner

Collette Cameron for The Earl's Enticement - runner-up

Jess Russell for The Dressmaker's Duke - runner-up

Romantic Novella

Kerri Carpenter for Flirting With the Competition - Winner

Manda Collins for Once Upon a Christmas Kiss - runner-up

Margaret Mallory for The Gift - runner-up

Paranormal/Fantasy/Sci-Fi Romance

Mary Behre for Guarded  - Winner

Zoe Forward for Protecting His Witch - runner-up

Sharon Kay for Wicked Flames - runner-up

Romantic Suspense

Toni Anderson for A Cold Dark Place - Winner

Toni Anderson for Cold Light of Day - runner-up

Kaylea Cross for Hunted - runner-up

Romantic Short Story

Colleen Collins for The Ungrateful Dead - Winner

Christi Barth for Never Too Late - runner-up

Marci Boudreaux for Forever Yours - runner-up

Single Title Romance

Janet Gover for Flight to Coorah Creek - Winner - tied

Nancy Herkness for The Place I Belong - Winner - tied

Christi Barth for Up To Me - runner-up

Young Adult Romance

Callie James for Student Bodyguard for Hire - Winner

Callie James for Innocent - runner-up

PJ Sharon for Pieces of Love - runner-up

2014 Molly Winners

Winner is listed first in all red. * Means that a full manuscript was requested.

Contemporary

Swashbuckler – Karysa Faire (Concord, CA)

Eire Ever AfterJeanne Dickson (Carlsbad, CA)

His Sweet LucyCheryl Jackson (Denver, CO)

 

Single Title

Rural Rendezvous – Elizabeth Pina (Alvin, TX)

A Way HomeBecki Ratliff (Centennial, CO)

Off GuardTara Wyatt (Hamilton, Canada)

 

Historical

* Dyed in the Wool - Stella Marie Alden (Ramsey, NJ)

* The Baron's BargainDiane Flannery  (Grand Rapids, MI)

Beloved FoeJanet Baltz (Lakewood, CO)

 

Young Adult

Alterations – Stephanie Scott (Aurora, IL)

The Nascent BloomJanet Halpin (Auburn, MA)

 

Unsinkable Heroine

* Beryl Blue, Time Cop – Janet Halpin  (Auburn, MA)

AlterationsStephanie Scott (Aurora, IL)

Dyed in the WoolStella Marie Alden (Ramsey, NJ)

Love in the Fall Semester: Colleen and TimLawrence Hill (Plainfield, IL)

 

Paranormal

* Beryl Blue Time Cop – Janet Halpin (Auburn, MA)

ProphecyHeather Jarecki (Alameda, CA)

 

Romantic Suspense

A Shot Worth Taking Tracy Poole (Charlotte, NC)

Beast of Mata MataJan Gurney (Conifer, CO)

Danger Drives a BentleyKatherine Matzen (Lakewood, CO)

 

Heart of the Molly

Beast of Mata Mata – Jan Gurney (Conifer, CO) AND

Beloved Foe Janet Baltz (Lakewood, CO)

Danger Drives A BentleyKatherine Matzen (Lakewood, CO)

Shrouded in Deceit - Grace Larralde (Aurora, CO)

At Night’s EndKatherine Matzen (Lakewood, CO)

 

* - Full Manuscript Requested

2014 Aspen Gold Winners

The winner is listed first and is in all red letters. Congratulations to everyone!

Contemporary

A Whisper of Smoke by Angela Hoke

The Trouble with Mistletoe by Jennifer Snow

Price of a Kiss by Linda Kage

 

Historical

It Happened at the Fair by Deeanne Gist

The Chieftain by Margaret Mallory

Running Wild by Denise Eagan

 

Novella

Tinsel My Heart by Christi Barth

The Perks of Being a Beauty by Manda Collins

Faith House by Robin Patchen

 

Paranormal

Fire of the Dragon by Lori Dillon

Wicked Wind by Sharon Kay

Symphony of Light and Winter by Renea Mason

New Sion by Diana Green

 

Erotica

Masque by Lexi Post

Double Dom Fantasies by Cassidy Browning

Circle of Deception by Carla Swafford

 

Romantic Suspense

A Kiss to Die For by Gail Barrett

Dangerous Connections by Terry Odell

Fatal Exposure by Gail Barrett

Steal My Heart by Lisa Eugene

 

Single Title

Studs and Stilettos by Bev Pettersen

Country Roads by Nancy Herkness

Sailing Out of Darkness by Normandie Fischer

 

Young Adult

Everything You Know by Mary Beth Bass

The Secret Language of Leah Sinclair by Robin Weaver

The Digger by Mary J. Marcus

 

Short Story  (new category)

Chimera’s Tail by Julianna Comyn

The Garden by Yvette Franklin

Seven Years Are Not Enough by Jessamin Gardner

 

2013 Aspen Gold Winners

Contemporary

Redemption of a Hollywood Starlet   Kimberly Lang

Rules of the Game  Sandy James - Winner

The Man Plan   Elise K. Ackers

Historical

Sweet Enemy   Heather Snow

Seven Nights in a Rogue’s Bed   Anna Campbell

Castaway Dreams    Darlene Marshall - Winner

Novella

Sprig of Holly      Lily Callahan

DEAD Hot      Lizzie T. Leaf

  Yours at Midnight      Robin Bielman - Winner

Paranormal

All that Bleeds      Kimberly Frost

  Out of the Ashes      Lori Dillon - Winner

Keir      Pippa Jay

Erotica

Private Dancer      Kimberly Dean

   Dirty Girls’ Book Club       Savanna Fox - Winner

Loving Again      Peggy Bird

Romantic Suspense

  Danger in Plain Sight      Marta Perry - Winner

Dangerous Affairs      Donna Meier

Bring It On      Shelley Wall

Single Title

Take Me Home      Nancy Herkness

Planning for Love      Christi Barth - Winner

Pleasant Lake      Kelly Fitzpatrick

Young Adult

Such a Rush      Jennifer Echols - Winner

Witch Way to Turn      Karen Y. Bynum

2013 Molly Winners

Congratulations to our winners and finalists!

Contemporary

  Kathleen Hodges, Solon, OH                  Saving Sam - Winner

Lynda Jo Schuessler, Port Hadlock, WA          Waltz With a Cowboy

Marion Ekholm, Glendale, AZ                         Sing to Me, Professor

Kathleen Gregory, Lockport, IL                       How She Stole the Sheriff’s Heart

Historical

Diana Shaye, Lakewood, CO                           A Beloved Foe

Sacha Devine,  Quebec, Canada                     The Ring

  Roxanne Kean, Parker, CO               Oubliette - Winner

Anne Gresley, Merseyside, UK                       Ruled by Desire

Romantic Suspense

  Veronica Forand, Newtown Square, PA        Untrue Beliefs - Winner

Michelle Somers, Victoria, Australia              Lethal in Love

Veronica Forand, Newtown Square, PA          Untrue Colors 

Paranormal

  Marni Folsom, North Bend, WA       Beyond the Fire - Winner

Ainsley Winter, France                                   Oracle (The Kingmaker #1)

Jennifer Hover, Kirkland, WA                         Sanctuary

Unsinkable Heroine

Ainsley Winter, France                                   Oracle (The Kingmaker #1)

Marni Folsom, North Bend, WA                     Beyond the Fire

  Kathleen Hodges, Solon, OH                         Saving Sam - Winner

Lynda Jo Schuessler, Port Hadlock, WA          Waltz With a Cowboy

2012 Aspen Gold Winners

Romantic Suspense

Cold Touch by Leslie Parrish - Winner
Cowboy Under Siege by Gail Barrett
High-Risk Reunion by Gail Barrett

Erotic Romance:

Tony’s Haven by Dominique Eastwick - Winner
Becoming Sage by Kasi Alexander
Lost in Bliss, Nights in Bliss Colorado by Sophie Oak

Contemporary:

Firestorm by Radclyffe - Winner
Mr. Right There All Along by Jackie Braun
Girl’s Guide to Flirting with Danger by Kimberly Lang

Single Title:

Blood Rights by Kristen Painter - Winner
Rachel’s War by Robert L. Hecker
Believe in Me by Laura Moore

Paranormal:

Taste Me by Tamara Hogan - Winner
The Tears of Elios by Crista McHugh
Beyond Magic by Lizzie T Leaf

Young Adult:

The One That I Want by Jennifer Echols - Winner
Tales Out of the Psych Office by Shirley Ann Howard
Love Story by Jennifer Echols

Novella:

Making Christmas by Lizzie T Leaf - Winner
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