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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Launching A Star Contest finalists for 2008 !

SpacecoasT Authors of Romance (STAR) is proud to announce the
finalists in the 2008 Launching A Star Contest. Finalists are
listed in alphabetical order, by title.

Historical Category
Final round judges: Keyren Gerlach, HQN Books, and Elizabeth Pomada,
Larsen-Pomada Agency

A Perfect Husband by Anna Lee Huber of Fort Wayne, Indiana
An American Spy in London by Anna Lee Huber of Fort Wayne, Indiana
Heaven Sent by Deb Yates of Austin, Texas
Reconciliation by Elizabeth Boyce of Lexington, South Carolina
Remember by Mary A. Murray of Bradford, Maine

General Paranormal Category

Final round judges: Heather Osborne, TOR Publications, and Laurie
McLean, Larsen-Pomada Agency

Bump in the Night by Sandra S. Sookoo of Fishers, Indiana
Hex Appeal by Kerri-Leigh Grady of Pelham, Alabama
Out of Sight, Out of Mind by Evonne Wareham of Barry, South Wales
The Tenth Choir by Linda Poitevin of Gatineau, Canada
Touch of Twilight by Clarissa Ellison of Gilbert, Arizona

Single Title Category

Final round judges: Erin Galloway, Dorchester Publishing Company,
and Michelle Grajkowski, 3 Seas Literary Agency

All's Fair in Love and Chocolate by Kirsty Cleverly of Jerrabomberra,
Black Swan by Jean Tara Ownbey of Middletown, California
Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure by Diane O'Brien Kelly of
Mansfield, Texas
Designs on You by Robin Bielman of Westlake Village, California
Just Breathe by Sharon Calvin of Merritt Island, Florida

Series Contemporary Category

Final round judges: Susan Litman, Harlequin Historicals, and Becca
Stumpf, Prospect Agency

Defining Moments by Kathy Coatney of Corning, California
His Nutcracker Sweets by Jeanne M. Dickson of Carlsbad, California
Paying the Piper by Rachel Brimble of Chippenham, United Kingdom
The Lawman's Baby by Lyn Wagner of Eatontown, New Jersey
This Child is Mine by Jo Anne Banker of Houston, Texas

Young Adult Category

Final round judges: Kristen Daly, HarperCollins Children's Books,
and Elaine Spencer, The Knight Agency

Diary of a Teenage Demon Magnet by Teresa Wilde of Ottawa, Canada
Eternally Emma by Jeanne Rutgers of Centennial, Colorado
Feral Instinct by Sandi Jones of Augusta, Arkansas
Losing Faith by Denise Jaden of Abbotsford, Canada
My Dog Ate My Teacher by Kelly Fitzpatrick of Bremerton, Washington

Erotic Romance Category*

Final round judges: Allison Brandau, Berkley/Jove Publishing, and
Roberta Brown, Brown Literary Agency

Awakening Ada by Roxanne Grandis of Richmond, Virginia
Love Me More by Kelly Jamieson of Winnipeg, Canada
True Love by Erica Miles of Brunswick, Georgia

*Only three finalists chosen due to low entry numbers.

Fantasy/Futuristics Category

Final round judges: Angela James, Samhaim Publishing, Inc., and
Lucienne Diver, The Knight Agency

All's Faire by Suzanne Fox of Carson City, Nevada
Forbidden by Laurie Cooper of Melbourne, Florida
In the Service of the Dark Lord by Melanie Card of Waterloo, Canada
Lover Enslaved by Jodi Redford of Richmond, Michigan
Sight Line by Marianne van Gelder of Monterey, California

Congratulations and best luck to all our finalists! And many, many
thanks to the judges and contestants who made the 2008 Launching A
Star contest such a success!



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