2009 Book Buyer's Best Contest

Orange County ChapterRWA is pleased to announce the 2009 Book Buyers Best Contest finalists for novel‐length romantic fiction with a 2008 copyright date. Finalists are listed in alphabetical order by category:

Series Short Contemporary

Series Long Contemporary

Paranormal/Time Travel/Fantasy




Cold Case Connection
By Kathleen Long

Peak Performance
By Helen Brenna

In Her Wildest Dreams
By Kimberly Dean

Undercover Commitment
By Kathleen Long

Beast of Darkness
By Lisa Renee Jones

Kiss of Fire
By Deborah Cooke

The Heart Surgeon’s
 Secret Son
By Janice Lynn

Beast of Desire
By Lisa Renee Jones

The Trouble with Moonlight
By Donna MacMeans

You, and No Other
By Lynda Sandoval


Soul of a Highlander
By Melissa Mayhue

Texas Heir
By Linda Warren


By Clare Delacriox



Romantic Suspense/Mystery with Romantic Elements


Single Title




Dark Harvest
By Lynda Hilburn


Right Here, Right Now
By HelenKay Dimon

By CJ Lyons

Distracting the Duchess
By Emily Bryan

Accidentally Yours
By Susan Mallery

Stop Me
By Brenda Novak

Secrets of the Knight
By Julia Latham

Beyond the Night
By Marlo Schalesky

Spy Game
By Susan Swift

Danger’s Kiss
By Sarah McKerrigan


Consipracy of Silence
by Martha Powers




The Book Buyers Best “Top Pick” by Sue Grimshaw of Borders Group, Inc. will be announced at the OCC/RWA General Meeting on August 8, 2009. (Due to budgetary constraints this year, OCC will not be hosting an awards reception at the RWA National Conference in Washington, D.C.)

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