Put Your Heart in a Book Contest 2017 Finalists
New Jersey Romance Writers is proud to announce the finalists in our 2017 Put Your Heart in a Book contest!! The winners will be announced at the Put Your Heart in a Book Conference on October 14, 2017. Congratulations to all our finalists! ***Permission to forward granted and encouraged***
*denotes NJRW member Historical "Love Me If You Dare" by Margot Radcliffe "Where the Meadowlands are Green" by Felicia Grossman "The Seduction of Mrs. Smith" by Elizabeth Everett
Single Title Contemporary "Forbidden Paradise" by Barbara Forlenza* "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" by PJ Ryley "Head Over Boots for You" by Lena Pinto*
Contemporary Series "The Way You Make Me Feel" by K.E. White "Double Engagement" by Barbara Piper* "The Road to Hollydale" by Tanya Agler
Romantic Suspense "Lovely Digits" by Jeanine Englert "The Fire Beckons" by Lynnette Labelle "Smash and Grab" by Lori Matthews*
Paranormal "The Twenty-Eighth Kiss" by Michelle Joyce Bond* "Praetorian Rising" by Lisa Knight "The Wish Granter" by Barbara Piper*
Young Adult "Casualty" by Paula Huffman "Beneath Us" by Michelle Joyce Bond* "Below the Surface" by Arel Jansen
Contemporary Series— (40,000 word minimum) Category length romances and romantic suspense set in the present day.
Single-Title Contemporary— (40,000 words minimum) Romances set in present day. Not part of a series.
Historical— (40,000 word minimum) Category and Single Title length romances set before 1945. Includes Regency romances.
Paranormal— (40,000 word minimum) Fantasy, futuristic, paranormal and FFP romantic suspense.
Romantic Suspense— (40,000 word minimum) Romance novel in which suspense is a major element of the plot.
Young Adult— (40,000 word minimum) Novels with a strong romantic theme geared toward young adult readers.