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NECRWA would like to congratulate the 2017 New England Readers’ Choice contest winners, who were announced at the Let Your Imagination Take Flight Conference awards luncheon on April 8, 2017. And the winners are…

SHORT CONTEMPORARY

First place: Anna DePalo, Second Chance with the CEO

Second place: Barbara Wallace, Winter Wedding for the Prince

Third place (three-way tie): Peggy Jaeger, A Kiss Under the Christmas Lights, Robin Perini, San Antonio Secret, and Barbara Wallace, Christmas Baby for the Princess

LONG CONTEMPORARY

First place: Babette deJongh, Angel Falls

Second place (tie): Melynda Price, Beneath the Surface and Melynda Price, Fighting for Control

Third place: Rissa Brahm, Catching Preeya

ROMANCE WITH RELIGIOUS or SPIRITUAL ELEMENTS

First place: Olivia Rae, Redemption

Second place: Laurel Blount, A Family for the Farmer and Dana R. Lynn, Interrupted Lullaby

Third place: Kat Brookes, His Holiday Matchmaker

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

First place (tie): Tamra Lassiter, Guiding Fate and Tara Wyatt, Necessary Risk

Second place: Robin Perini, Forgotten Secrets

Third place (tie): Cate Beauman, Deceiving Bella and Katie Reus, Love Thy Enemy

HISTORICAL

First place: Loretta Chase, Dukes Prefer Blondes

Second place: Megan Frampton, One-Eyed Dukes Are Wild

Third place (tie): Linda Broday, To Love a Texas Ranger and Nicole Elizabeth Kelleher, Wild Lavender

EROTIC

First place: Laura Baumbach, The Dark Side

Second place: Shana Figueroa, Vengeance

Third place: Christina James, Operation Persuade Me

PARANORMAL

First place: Nadine Mutas, Blood, Breath, and Desire

Second place: Marissa Doyle, Skin Deep

Third place: Michelle Miles, In the Tower of the Wizard King

NOVELLA

First place: Tessa Gray, My Dearest Chloe

Second place (tie): Jessica Linden, Bodyguard and Debra Jess, A Secret Rose

Third place: Katie Reus, Merry Christmas, Baby

 

Thank you to our entrants and our judges for helping make our contest great!

Early bird registration is now open for the 2017 NECRWA Let Your Imagination Take Flight conference! Click here to register! The conference will be held on April 7-8, 2017 at the Boston Marriott hotel in Burlington, MA.

The Friday master class will be on “Writing Sexual and Romantic Tension for All Heat Levels” taught by Molly O’Keefe. Keynote speakers will be Joanna Bourne and Zoe York. A full list of the workshops and panels can be found on the Workshops page. And check out the agents and editors who will be taking your pitches!

Questions? Email conference@necrwa.org. We hope you can join us!

2017 FEE SCHEDULE
Fee Schedule NEC Members Non-NEC Members
EARLY REGISTRATION

December 1 – January 31

$199 $219
REGULAR REGISTRATION

February 1 – April 1

$209 $229
LATE REGISTRATION

starting April 2

$234 $254
MEALS ONLY (FOR GUESTS NOT ATTENDING CONFERENCE) $110 $110
MASTER CLASS: DOUBLE RITA WINNER MOLLY O’KEEFE (FOR CONFERENCE ATTENDEES ONLY)

Friday April 7

$40 $40