Golden Leaf Finalist | The Rogue King

I am thrilled to announce that The Rogue King (Inferno Rising #1) is a finalist for the 2020 Golden Leaf Contest in the Paranormal Romance category!!!

The Golden Leaf is a contest held annually by the New Jersey Romance Writers chapter of RWA.  The contest is for published romance authors in various romance categories.

Winners will be announced and presented at the the New Jersey Romance Wrtiers’ Virtual Holiday Party on December 12, 2020!

This year, I was thrilled to learn that I’m a finalist! Huge congrats to all the finalists in the various categories–it’s an honor to be included in your company. And hooray!


Finalists are listed in no particular order. List also posted on the NJRW website

Best First Book
A Lady’s Revenge, by Edie Cay
Crushing on You, by Jen Trinh
High Heels and Handguns, by Lisa Heartman

Long Contemporary
Wish Upon a Cowboy, by Jennie Marts
A Timeless Kiss, by Judy Kentrus*
Love Me Not, by Lisa McLuckie

Mid-Length Contemporary
For The Love of You, by Claire Marti
Nobody Else But You, by Claire Marti
Crushing on You, by Jen Trinh

Short Contemporary
Swipe Right for a Cowboy, by Karen Foley*
Harvest Hideaway, by Christina James
Want Me Always, by Lea Nolan

Alaska Bound, by Margaret Frank
Winter’s List, by Jordyn Kross
Yours… Mine… Always, by Cadence Vonn

The Duke of Redemption, by Grace Callaway
Return of the Fox, by Pamela Gibson
The Work of Art, by Mimi Matthews

Reluctant Billionaire, by Deborah Garland
A Perfect Grey Christmas, by Anna Sugden
Tides of Desire, by Tracy Sumner

Evergreen, by Marissa Doyle
The Rogue King, by Abigail Owen
Bloodborn, by Sydney Winward

Romantic Suspense
Spooning Leads to Forking, by Kilby Blades
Break and Enter, by Lori Matthews*
Trap ’N’ Trace, by Tee O’Fallon

Best Book by an NJ Author
The Money Man, by Nancy Herkness*
Smash and Grab, by Lori Matthews*
Beyond Redemption, by Barbara Nolan*

* Denotes NJRW members

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