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Standings for category: Romance Short Stories

1. Chanpagne and Chocolate, Denyse Bridger, Naughty Nights Press, [link] [comments]
2. One for Kami, Charlene A. Wilson, Astraea Press, [link]
3. Taming the Country Star, Margo Bond Collins, Entangled Publishing, [link]
4. Night Angel, Lisa Kessler, Self-Pub, [link] [comments]
5. Christmas Lily, Dawn Luedecke, Books To Go Now, [link] [comments]
6. The Shucker's Booktique, J.C. McKenzie, The Wild Rose Press, [comments]
7. An Improbable Dream, Violetta Antcliff, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link], #top [comments]
8. Scandalous Endeavors, Amanda Marie, Three Worlds Press, [link]
8. Worth the Effort: Ayden's Story, Kai Strand, Kai Strand, [link] [comments]
8. Lightson Dynasty, Rhiannon Wellman, Three Worlds Press, [link] [comments]
9. Chords of Charis, Jesse Duckworth and Brian Woods, Harren Press, [link] [comments]

10. Follow the White Rabbit, Shelli Rosewarne, Breathless Press, [link] [comments]
10. Ilya and the Wolf, Rory Ni Coileain, Dreamspinner, [link]
11. Master of the City, Mina Carter, Blue Hedgehog Press, [link]
12. An Amish Starry Summer Night, Diane Craver, Amazon, [link]
13. River's Edge Trio, Charmaine Gordon, Vanilla Heart Publishing, [link] [comments]
13. A Flawed Jewel, Dawn Brower, Breathless Press, [link]
13. Sins of An Angel, Ishabelle Torry, Breathless Press, [link]
14. The Beta Gets His Man, Amanda Clark, Secret Cravings Publishing, [link]
14. Witch's Tattoo, Eliza March, Wild Rose Press, [link]
14. Holiday Happiness, Chelle Cordero, Vanilla Heart Publishing, [link]
14. Beauty and the Geek, Kara Huntington, Naughty Nights Press, [link]
14. Freed From The Chains Of Deceit, J.S. Morbius, , [link]
15. Leave Your Hat On, Mia Epsilon, Breathless Press, [link]
15. To Wish Upon a Roman, Ishabelle Torry, Breathless Press, [link]
15. Wait Watchers, Elle Druskin, MuseItUp Publishing, [link]
15. Body Language, Kayla Jameth, Smashwords, [link]
15. A Shenandoah Christmas, Lisa Belcastro, Washashore Publishing, [link]
16. Six Geese for Monica, Brenda Gayle, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
16. Ages of Love, Ginger Simpson, Books We Love, [link]
16. Blame The Mistletoe, Dani Collins, Tule Publishing : Montana Born Books, [link]
16. A Crystal Angel, Dawn Broer, Breathless Press, [link]
16. Taking Pleasure Where You Can, Kelly Ryan, Breathless Press, [link]
16. Colonists Like Us, Fay Lee, Musa Publishing, LLC, [link]
16. Bane of Her Desire, Kira Shayde, Loose Id, [link]
16. The School Teacher's Scandal, Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy, Astrea Press, [link]
16. Magic and Steel, Helen Henderson, High Eyrie Publications, [link] [comments]
16. Cole In My Stockings, Kara Huntington, Naughty Nights Press, [link]

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