This arrived in my inbox today, so I would like to share it with all of you. If you're in a hurry, I've bolded the juicy bits:

North Texas RWA congratulates the following winners of the 2008 Great Expectations contest. We wish everyone the best of luck on their road to publication.

~~ Contemporary SERIES Category ~~
FINAL ROUND EDITOR: Megan Long, Editorial Assistant, Superromance, Harlequin Books
First: The Nanny's Secret by Ami Weaver-(requested)
Second: Diner Girl by Mary Malcolm (requested)
Third: The Cleopatra Secret by Greta MacEachern
Fourth: The Goblin's Trick by Lori Philbin

~~ EROTIC ROMANCE Category ~~
FINAL ROUND EDITOR: Raelene Gorlinsky, Publisher and Senior Editor, Ellora’s Cave
First: Running From the Past by Katie Reus- (requested)
Second: Wings of Desire by Cynthia Arends
Third: Eternally Three Perfection by Lee Swift

FINAL ROUND EDITOR: Tessa Woodward, Editorial Assistant, Avon Books
First: The Duchess Competition by Vicky Dreiling
Second: Midnight Promises by Anne Barton Ardizzone
Third: Passionate Persuasions by Jennifer Ziros
Fourth: The Making of Jenny Keeble by Courtney Milan

~~ INSPIRATIONAL Category ~~
FINAL ROUND EDITOR: Melissa Endlich, Harlequin Books
First: New Hope by Yvonne Harris (requested)
Second: Miranda's Mistake by Jessica R. Ferguson (requested)
Third: Sarah's Rainbow by Margaret Brownley
Fourth: Sourdough Creek by Caroline Fyffe

~~ MAINSTREAM with romantic elements Category ~~
FINAL ROUND EDITOR: Liza Schwartz, Assistant Editor, NAL
First: Kingdom on Fire by Yvonne Harris- (requested)
Second: One for All by Chris Keniston
Third: Heart Wishes by Edie Ramer
Fourth: Twisted Snare of Fate by Gracie Stanners

~~ Romantic Suspense Category ~~
FINAL ROUND EDITOR: Allison Brandau, Editorial Assistant, Berkley/Jove
First: Lying Eyes by Amy Atwell- (requested)
Second: The Surrogate by Tina Butts
Third: See Jane Run by Angi Morgan
Fourth: The Chameleon Effect by Tina Butts

~~ Single Title Category ~~
FINAL ROUND EDITOR: Alex Logan, Editorial Assistant, Grand Central Publishing
First: The Weight of Love by Vannetta Chapman (requested)
Second: The Cost of Love by Vannetta Chapman
Third: Saints and Sinners by Catherine Chant
Fourth: Once Upon A Margarita by Heidi Luchterhand

~~ SPECIALIZED Category: Fantasy, Futuristic, Paranormal & Time Travel ~~
FINAL ROUND EDITOR: Chris Keeslar, Senior Editor, Dorchester/Leisure
First: The Night Caller by Laura Martello w/a L.A. Mitchell
Second: To Tame His Heart by Lauren Sowell
Third: Love Bites...Literally by Michelle Lauren
Fourth: The Slayer's Circle by Michelle Odell

~~ YOUNG ADULT Category ~~
FINAL ROUND EDITOR: Karen Chaplin, Associate Editor, Puffin/Speak Books
First: Super Chick by Kimberly Duffy (requested)
Second: Megan Delaney, Psychic Misfit by Bonnie Staring (requested)
Third: Fear of Falling by Amber Royer (requested)
Fourth: The Art of Selling My Sister by Shana Silver

Thanks to all the contestants and judges who made the contest possible. Our contest rules are posted year round along with many writing tips on our website.

Marty Tidwell
Great Expectations Coordinator

WOOOOOO HOOOOOOO! This was so unexpected and delightful, I just may move to Texas...or at least drop by for a visit!

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