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Golden Leaf Spotlight on Contemporary Romance - Mid-Length: Holly Jacobs

Congratulations to Holly, who is a double-finalist in the Contemporary Romance: Mid-Length category! Check out excerpts from both her Golden Leaf nominated books.

“Her Second-Chance Family” by Holly Jacobs (Harlequin Superromance) 300 more words


Judging a Book without a Cover

Having recently become a member of the Romance Writers of Australia I decided to make the most of my membership.  What a very frightening proposition this was to be as I decided to not only enter one of the competitions, but volunteer to be a judge on another. 377 more words


Golden Leaf Spotlight on Contemporary Romance-Short: Barbara White Daille

“The Lawman’s Christmas Proposal” by Barbara White Daille (Harlequin American Romance)

“I belong in LA,” he said. “I’m with the police department.”

“That’s a dangerous job. 205 more words


Golden Leaf Spotlight on Contemporary-Short: Christine Wenger

“The Rancher’s Surprise Son” by Christine Wenger (Harlequin Special Edition)

The pickup was still making its way toward the front of the ranch house, and Laura found herself holding her breath. 191 more words


Golden Leaf Spotlight on Contemporary-Short: Jennifer Shirk

“Wedding Date for Hire” by Jennifer Shirk (Entangled Publishing)

He shrugged out of his suit jacket then began unbuttoning his shirt. If she allowed his fingers to continue south much longer, she was sure she’d be admiring other parts of him as well, which was starting to make her feel…edgy. 216 more words


Golden Leaf Spotlight on Contemporary-Short: Brenda Harlen

“Two Doctors & a Baby” by Brenda Harlen (Harlequin Special Edition)

And then she was in his arms, so close to him that she could feel the heat emanating from his body. 193 more words


The Fate of the Tattered Manuscript

Take your pick:

A gnarled, armless cactus teetering on high heels, tattered manuscript pierced to pale greenish flesh by a thousand “Keep your bloody distance!” pokies. 40 more words