2014 Golden Heart Finalists

2014 Golden Heart Finalists

The Golden Heart is an award put on by the Romance Writers of America to acknowledge outstanding manuscripts that have not been published. Many Golden Heart finalists end up selling their manuscripts to publishers as a result of the exposure from the contest. To learn more about the specifics of the contest click over to the Golden Heart Award page.

I think the Golden Heart award is a great opportunity for Romance genre writers who have yet to be noticed. It gives them the advantage of having their work critiqued by their peers and then by agents and publishers. I hope to enter my current “work in progress” for next years contest. In the meantime, I’ve gathered twitter contacts on this years finalists to hopefully connect and compare notes with my fellow writers 🙂

There were a few writers that I could not find twitter information on. If anyone knows their twitter handle could you contact me or let them know about this post and have them contact me themselves. Thanks!

2014 Golden Heart® Finalists

Contemporary Romance

“Love in Living Color”
by Shelly C. Alexander

“Too Good to Be True”
by Suzanne Kaufman Kalb


Historical Romance

“Charlene and the Duchess Factory”
by Lenora Bell

“The Earl Next Door”
by Charis Calhoon

“A Haunting Desire”
by Julie Mulhern

“Much Ado about Scandal”
by Jillian Lark

“The Seer”
by Gwynlyn MacKenzie

“A Soldier’s Serenade”
by Ellen Lindseth

“The Unseducible Earl”
by Sheri Humphreys

“Wicked Things”
by Laura Trentham

“A Wild and Wicked Wind”
by Laura Trentham


Inspirational Romance

“Against the Peace”
by Carrie Padgett

“Better Than a Movie”
by Sara Tompkins

“My Lord Valet”
by Kristi Ann Hunter

“A Virtuous Ruby”
by Piper Huguley


Paranormal Romance

“Beyond the Fire”
by Marni Folsom

“Fit to Die”
by Pintip Dunn

“Hidden Magic”
by Shelly Chalmers

“Valhalla’s King”
by Asa Maria Bradley


Romantic Suspense

“Chasing Damn”
by Denny S. Bryce

“Dangerous Dreams”
by Abbie Roads

“Fatal Fragrances”
by Connie Taxdal

“In a Sea of Change”
by Deborah Wilding

“Secrets That Kill”
by Sarah Andre

“See Her No More”
by Sharon Wray


Short Contemporary

“Bringing Delaney Home”
by Lee Kilraine

“Poetic Justice”
by Nan Dixon

“Yesterday’s Promise”
by Sarah Cannon


Young Adult Romance

by Marnee Bailey

“Carlie in Crisis”
by Pintip Dunn

“Carma Always”
by Stephanie Winkelhake

“Chasing Fireworks”
by Kimberly MacCarron

“To Feel or Not to Feel”
by Kimberly MacCarron

“Four Bullets”
by Amy DeLuca

“Letting Go”
by Jessica Ruddick

“Macha and the River Blue”
by Barbara Gerry

“The Thing with Feathers”
by McCall Hoyle

“This Is Your Afterlife”
by Vanessa Barneveld


Published by Darla G. Denton, Writer

I am a Contemporary Romance Writer for Curvy women and the men who love them.

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