The 2020 Contest (formerly the TARA Contest) is proud to announce the placements of this year’s finalists!

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE – Editor, Nina Bruhns of Entagled

WINNER: The Dark Side of Perfect by Taylor Fox (*submission requested)

2ND PLACE: Lethal Lies by Vicki Briner

3RD PLACE: Overdue Justice by Christy Thomas

CATEGORY SERIES – Editor, Deb Werksman of Sourcebooks

WINNER:  Love on the Menu by Betsy Gray

2ND PLACE: Her Military Medic by Sarah Storin

3RD PLACE: Body Conscious by Ana Diamond

4TH PLACE: Love in the Studio by Betsy Gray

SINGLE TITLE CONTEMPORARY – Editor, Melanie Billings of The Wild Rose Press

WINNER: Hot Raider by Joy Adare

2ND PLACE: Saving Inisaoife by  Mary-Teresa Heath

3RD PLACE: The Ridge Fall by AG Jerome

4TH PLACE: Planting Hope by Jennifer Raines

FANTASY/PARANORMAL – Editor, Kate Richards of Decadent Publishing

WINNER: Lady of the Ravens by Clementine Fraser

2ND PLACE: If I Let You Go by Sandi Van Lieu

3RD PLACE: Witch of Mayfair by Clementine Fraser

HISTORICAL – Editor, Brenda Chin, Independent Editor

WINNER:  Pride and Progress by Catherine Marie Scott

2ND PLACE: A Duke’s Place by Kelly Larivee

3RD PLACE: Inclusion by Catherine Marie Scott

INSPIRATIONAL – Editor, Dina Davis of Harlequin

WINNER: Rescued in Winterberry Falls by Ann Brodeur

2ND PLACE: Countin’ On You by Mary Pat Johns

3RD PLACE: Delayed Justice by Christy Thomas

4TH PLACE: I’ll be There by Barbara Ellin Fox

WOMEN’S FICTION – Editor, Kaycee John of The Wild Rose Press

WINNER:  Jezebel by Beccan James (*submission requested)

2ND PLACE: Legend of the Purple Orchid by Remy LaCosta

3RD PLACE: Colors by Jenn Fox

Congratulations to all the finalists and good luck in your writing career!

Tampa Area Romance Authors (TARA) is no longer a chapter of Romance Writers of America (RWA) We are now the Florida West Coast Writers, Inc. Our non-profit corporation is open to all fiction novel writers. Come and join us!

Please keep checking this website for information about our next contest.  FWCW will offer the same great feedback and obtain acquiring editors as final judges.