Talgorian Prophecy is a finalist in the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence

I just found out last night that Talgorian Prophecy is a finalist in the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence contest. I’m so excited to be a finalist. The winners will be announced at their conference on May 2nd. Good luck to all the other finalists!

2009 Finalist – Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence 

Megan Cassidy, a world-renowned psychic seer, must fight a serial killer to save her six-year-old son Robbie. But she can’t do it alone. She needs help from the best tracker and Ranger in West Virginia, her ex-fiancé, Brody Phelps.

In a psychic vision, Megan sees her own death during a battle with the murderer that the police have dubbed The Mountain Mangler. She soon discovers that the Mangler is also psychic and looking for a challenge that the first six victims couldn’t meet.

While Brody and Megan search the mountains for the Mangler and Robbie, Megan is drawn to Talgor Ridge where they are told an unbelievable story from a Talgorian Elder. When they discover their destinies are intertwined with the immortal Talgorians, Brody and Megan must each follow their hearts to fulfill the first Talgorian Prophecy. Acceptance is the only way to save Robbie, and the Talgorians, from total destruction.

Talgorian Prophecy is available in print or as an ebook. Order direct from the publisher or at a bookstore near you!

Here’s a list of all of the finalists. Good luck to everyone!

Award of Excellence
Published Author Contest


Short Contemporary

Wedded in a Whirlwind ~ Liz Fielding
Editor Bryony Green, Harlequin
The Daddy Dilemma ~ Karen Rose Smith
Editor Tina Colombo, Silhouette
The Tycoon’s One Night Revenge ~ Bronwyn Jameson
Editor Diana Ventimiglia, Silhouette

The Billionaire’s Bought Mistress ~ Annie West
Editor Suzanne Clarke, Harlequin

And Baby Makes Four ~ Mary J. Forbes
Editor Susan Litman, Silhouette



Long Contemporary

Once Upon a Thanksgiving ~ Holly Jacobs
Editor Kathryn Lye, Harlequin
Another Man’s Baby ~ Kay Stockham
Editor Wanda Ottewell, Harlequin
No Place Like Home ~ Margaret Watson
Editor Victoria Curran, Harlequin

The Secret Soldier ~ Jennifer Morey
Editor Natashya Wilson, Harlequin

A Perfect Stranger ~ Terry McLaughlin
Editor Laura Shin, Harlequin



Single Title

Accidentally Yours ~ Susan Mallery
Editor Tara Parsons, Harlequin
Sweet Spot ~ Susan Mallery
Editor Tara Parsons, Harlequin
Addicted to Love ~ Lori Wilde
Editor Michele Bidelspach, Grand Central Publishing/Forever

Windswept ~ Ann Macela
Editor Helen Rosburg, Medallion Press, Inc.

Red-Hot and Royal ~ Susanna Carr
Editor Anne Bohner, NAL/Signet Eclipse



Romantic Suspense

Watch Me ~ Brenda Novak
Editor Paula Eykelhof, Harlequin/MIRA
Stop Me ~ Brenda Novak
Editor Paula Eykelhof, Harlequin/MIRA
Phantom in the Night ~ Dianna Love and Sherrilyn Kenyon
Editor Lauren McKenna, Pocket

Trial by Fire ~ Jo Davis
Editor Tracy Bernstein, NAL/Signet Eclipse

Under Fire ~ Beth Cornelison
Editor Bethany Morgan, Samhain Publishing



Spicy Romance

Unleashed ~ Lori Borrill
Editor Kathryn Lye, Harlequin
Risque Business ~ Tawny Weber
Editor Brenda Chin, Harlequin
Sex, Straight Up ~ Kathleen O’Reilly
Editor Kathryn Lye, Harlequin

Shaken and Stirred ~ Kathleen O’Reilly
Editor Kathryn Lye, Harlequin

Hot Silk ~ Sharon Page
Editor Hilary Sares, Kensington Aphrodisia



Paranormal/Time Travel/Fantasy/Futuristic

Kiss of Fire ~ Deborah Cooke
Editor Kara Cesare, NAL Eclipse
Talgorian Prophecy ~ Ariana Dupre
Editor Helen Woodall, Cerridwen Press
Enchanting the Lady ~ Kathryne Kennedy
Editor Leah Hultenschmidt, Dorchester Love Spell

In Twilight’s Shadow ~ Patti O’Shea
Editor Heather Osborn, TOR Books

Heart Fate ~ Robin D. Owens
Editor Cindy Hwang, Berkley Sensation



Mainstream w/Romantic Elements

Alibi in High Heels ~ Gemma Halliday
Editor Leah Hultenschmidt, Dorchester, Making It
Turning Thirty-Twelve ~ Sandy James
Editor Amanda Hilton, Bookstrand
Knock Em Dead ~ Rhonda Pollero
Editor Audrey LaFehr, Kensington Books


Don’t Hex with Texas ~ Shanna Swendson
Editor Liz Scheier, Ballantine Books




The Perfect Life ~ Robin Lee Hatcher
Editor Ami McConnell, Thomas Nelson
Wagered Heart ~ Robin Lee Hatcher
Editor Sue Brower, Zondervan
My Heart Remembers ~ Kim Vogel Sawyer
Editor Charlene Patterson, Bethany House

Beyond the Night ~ Marlo Schalesky
Editor Julee Schwarzburg, Multnomah Books

For Pete’s Sake ~ Linda Windsor
Editor Cynthia DiTiberio, Harper One, Avon Inspire




The Rebel and the Lady ~ Kathryn Albright
Editor Jenny Hutton, Harlequin Historicals
Siren’s Song ~ Trish Albright
Editor Leah Hultenschmidt, Dorchester Publishing/Leisure Books
Distracting the Duchess ~ Emily Bryan
Editor Leah Hultenschmidt, Dorchester Publishing/Leisure Books

The Mistress Diaries ~ Julianne MacLean
Editor Erika Tsang, Avon Books

The Kiss ~ Sophia Nash
Editor Lyssa Keusch, Avon/Harper Collins