~~2021 National Excellence in Story Telling  (NEST) ~~

~~Winners~~

Check out the NEST Winner Trailer

 

Contemporary Novel

 

First Place

 

What A Guy Wants by Judi Fennell

 

Publisher: Mergenie Books

 

 

Second Place

 

The Magnolia Inn by Carolyn Brown

 

Publisher: Montlake Romance

 

Third Place

 

Gravity by Mona Sedrak

 

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

 

Fourth Place (Tie)

 

The Banty House by Carolyn Brown

 

Publisher: Montlake Romance

 

Fourth Place (Tie)

 

Good Vibes at the Vine by JB Schroeder

 

Publisher: JB Schroeder LLC and Two Feet Press

 

Fifth Place

 

A Ranger for the Twins by Tanya Agler

 

Publisher: Harlequin

 

 

Contemporary Short

 

First Place

 

A Song For Another Day by Maria Imbalzano

 

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

 

Second Place

 

Power Play by Anna DePalo

 

Publisher: Harlequin

 

Third Place

 

Crazy Old Money by Kilby Blades

 

Publisher: Luxe Press

 

Fourth Place

 

Snowflake Cottage by Linda Carroll-Bradd

 

Publisher: Inked Figments

 

Fifth Place (Tie)

 

Practically Persuaded in Pittsburgh by JB Schroeder

 

Publisher: JB Schroeder LLC and Two Feet Press

 

Fifth Place (Tie)

 

A Perfect Grey Christmas by Anna Sugden

 

Publisher: Self-Published

 

Fifth Place (Tie)

 

Cinnamon’s Courageous Heart by Ryan Summers

 

Publisher: Self-Published

 

Erotic Novel

 

First Place

 

Tempt: A Wicked Sanctuary Novel by Marie Tuhart

 

Publisher: Hot Blooded Press

 

 

Second Place

 

You Can’t Buy Love by Melanie A. Smith

 

Publisher: Wicked Dreams Publishing

 

Third Place

 

Never Date a Doctor by Melanie A. Smith

 

Publisher: Wicked Dreams Publishing

 

Erotic Short

 

First Place

 

Honeymoon Hideaway by Mia London

 

Publisher: Mia London Books

 

 

Second Place

 

Blue Steel Hearts by Eve Lyn

 

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

 

Third Place

 

Full Metal by Eve Lyn

 

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

 

 

Historical Novel

 

First Place

 

By Promise Made by Susan Leigh Furlong

 

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

 

 

Second Place

 

The Runaway Wife by CiCi Cordelia

 

Publisher:  Soul Mate Publishing

 

Third Place

 

Willie, My Love by Judy Ann Davis

 

Publisher:  Self-Published

 

Fourth Place

 

FELICE by Kathleen Bittner Roth

 

Publisher: Kensington Zebra

 

Fifth Place

 

A Scandalous Portrait by

Callie Hutton

 

Publisher: Self-Published

 

Historical Short

 

First Place

 

The Blueberry Swirl Waltz by Maria Imbalzano

 

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

 

 

Second Place

 

Grayson by Linda Carroll-Bradd

 

Publisher: Inked Figments

 

Third Place

 

The Christmas Bride by Kara O’Neal

 

Publisher: Self-Published

 

Inspirational

 

First Place

 

Patriot’s Courage by Penelope Marzec

 

Publisher: Prism Book Group

 

 

Second Place

 

My Heart Weeps by Pamela S. Thibodeaux

 

Publisher: Temperance Publishing

 

Third Place

 

Our Town Atheist by Victoria Buck

 

Publisher: Harbourlight/Pelican Book Group

 

Fourth Place

 

Eight Nights to Win Her Heart by Roni Denholtz

 

Publisher: Self-Published

 

Fifth Place

 

Lioness: Mahlah’s Journey by Barbara M. Britton

 

Publisher:  Pelican Book Group

 

Paranormal Novel

 

First Place

 

A Glimmer of Ghosts by Hunter J. Skye

 

Publisher:  The Wild Rose Press

 

 

Second Place

 

Unseen by Cassie Laelyn

 

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

 

Third Place

 

Waking the Dead by Kerry Blaisdell

 

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

 

Fourth Place

 

Touch of Evil by Cecy Robson

 

Publisher: Cecy Robson, LLC

 

Fifth Place (Tie)

 

Rumpel’s Redemption by Tamara Grantham

 

Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing

 

Fifth Place (Tie)

 

Lightning Strikes Again by Roni Denholtz

 

Publisher: Self-Published

 

Suspense Novel

 

First Place (Tie)

 

Colder Than Sin by Toni Anderson

 

Publisher: Self-Published

 

 

First Place (Tie)

 

Only Obsession by Marissa Garner

 

Publisher: Self-Published

 

 

Second Place

 

Retrograde by Desiree Holt

 

Publisher: Totally Bound

 

Third Place

 

Time to Run by Susan C. Muller

 

Publisher: Self-Published

 

Fourth Place

 

Cold & Deadly by Toni Anderson

 

Publisher: Self-Published

 

Fifth Place

 

A Pride of Brothers: Rick by Peggy Jaeger

 

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

 

 

Suspense Short

 

First Place (Tie)

 

Stranger in the Storm by Patricia McAlexander

 

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

 

First Place (Tie)

Blood and Breakfast by Alicia Dean

 

Publisher: Self-Published

 

 

Second Place

 

A Shot of Murder by Brenda Gayle

 

Publisher: Bowstring Books

 

 

Third Place

 

Running Wild in Reno by Shirley Hailstock

 

Publisher: Self-Published

 

Young Adult Novel

 

First Place

 

Finding Frances by Kelly Vincent

 

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

 

 

Second Place

 

Cherokee Summer by Susan Antony

 

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

 

Third Place

 

The Haunted Purse by Kimberly Baer

 

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

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The 2020 International Digital Awards Winners:

2020 Winners Video

Contemporary Novel

First Place

Keeping Score by Shannon Stults

Publisher: Tule Publishing

Second Place

Cowboy True by Michelle Beattie

Publisher: Tule Publishing

Third Place

Wanted by the Marshal by Susan Lute

Publisher: Tule Publishing

Fourth Place

Judd’s Vow by Kaylie Newell

Publisher: Tule Publishing

Fifth Place

Dirty Damsels by Peggy Jaeger

Publisher: Limitless

Contemporary Short

First Place

Adelene~The Violinist by Judy Ann Davis

Publisher: Indie Published

Second Place

The Bench by Jess K. Hardy

Publisher: Evernight

Third Place

Rainbow Sprinkles by D.V. Stone

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Fourth Place

Huckleberry Happiness by Judy Ann Davis

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Fifth Place

Love Overboard by Rachelle Paige Campbell

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Erotic Novel

First Place

Love, Art, and Other Obstacles by Sadira Stone

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Second Place

Winter’s List by Jordyn Kross

Publisher: Scarlet Parlor Press, LLC

Third Place

Accidental Tryst by Mia London

Publisher: Mia London Books

Fourth Place

Hannah’s Bliss by Dania Voss

Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Fifth Place

Catch Me by Michele Arris

Publisher: Tule Publishing

Erotic Short

First Place (Tie)

Gelato Surprise by Sadira Stone

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

And

Her Dirty Secret by Melanie A. Smith

Publisher: Wicked Dreams Publishing

Second Place

Never You by Stacy Gold

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Third Place

The Eccentric Earl by Anne Shaw

Publisher: Sherri Shaftic

Fourth Place

Trust Me by Nancy Fraser

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Fifth Place

In Deep by Stacy Gold

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Historical Novel

First Place

The Whistle Stop Canteen by Barb Warner Deane

Publisher: 49 West Publishing

Second Place

Fated Beginnings by Karen Muir

Publisher:  Self Published

Third Place

Captain of My Heart by Karla Kratovil

Publisher:  The Wild Rose Press

Fourth Place

The Innocent Wife by CiCi Cordelia

Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing

Fifth Place

A Masked Earl by Kathleen Buckley

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Historical Short

First Place

Grayson, Bachelors and Babies (Book 8) by Linda Carroll-Bradd

Publisher: Inked Figments

Second Place

Mail Order Bride: The Breakaway by Kathy L. Wheeler

Publisher: Kathy L. Wheeler

Third Place

A Vow for Christmas, Spinster Mail-Order Bride by Linda Carroll-Bradd

Publisher: Inked Figments

Inspirational Short

First Place

Yellowstone Yondering by Kristen Joy Wilks

Publisher: Pelican Book Group

Second Place

Waiting for a Miracle by Jennifer Wilck

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Third Place

Hanukkah Hearts by Jean C. Joachim

Publisher: Moonlight Books

Paranormal Novel

First Place

A Killing Moon by Alexis D Craig

Publisher:  Three Fortnights Publishing

Second Place

For Witch or For Poorer by AE Jones

Publisher: Indie Published

Third Place (Tie)

To Weave a Highland Tapestry by Mary Morgan

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

And

Unforgotten by Cassie Laelyn

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Fourth Place (Tie)

Vermilon Lies by L.D. Rose

Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing

And

Bishop Takes Knight by McKenna Dean

Publisher: Redclaw Publishing

Fifth Place

Only One Summer, Book 2, Sisters of the Legend by K.M. Daughters

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Paranormal Short

First Place

Praline Dreams by Annette Miller

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Second Place

Blood Dream by A.D. Brazeau

Publisher: Indie Published

Third Place

Breath of Life by Kristy Centeno

Publisher: Inkspell Publishing

Suspense Novel

First Place

Unexpected Risk by Desiree Holt

Publisher: Indie Published

Second Place

Publish or Perish by Kerry Blaisdell

Publisher: Indie Published

Third Place

Dangerous Water by Nicole Smith

Publisher: Tule Publish

Fourth Place

Deadly Deception by Marissa Garner

Publisher: Forever Yours

Fifth Place

Dream Wide Awake by CJ Zahner

Publisher: Indie Published

Suspense Short

First Place

Protecting Amy by Desiree Holt

Publisher: Aces Publishing

Second Place

A Heaven For Toasters by Nicholas C. Rossis

Publisher: Istomedia Publishing

Third Place

Precarious by Alicia Dean

Publisher: Indie Published

Young Adult Novel

First Place

Evergreen by Marissa Doyle

Publisher: Book View Cafe

Second Place

The Witches of Vegas by Mark Rosendorf

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Third Place

Cherokee Summer by Susan Antony

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press