2016 On The Far Side Finalists

The Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal chapter of Romance Writers of America released the finalists in the 2016 On The Far Side Award on June 27. It is a pay-to-play contest for unpublished authors.

Romantic Elements

  • The Harbinger -Emily Meredith
  • Lost in Transmigration -Tessa McFionn
  • Book of Secrets -Claudia Blood

Hard Sci-Fi/SciFi/Futuristic

  • Of Two Minds -Emily Clark
  •  My Hand Has Written Truth -Sandra J. Marten
  • Star Gazers -Diana Rivis

Dark/Light/General paranormal

  • A Ghost of A Chance -Katie Baldwin
  • Wolf, Interrupted -Jillian Stone
  • A Child of Eden -Lauralynn Doran

Steampunk/Time Travel

  • Heart of Bronze -Laurel Kerr
  • Victoria Station -Emily Clark
  • The Seductress -Jessica Grace Kelley

Urban Fantasy

  • Hellbound -Ashli Wade
  • A Shadow’s Kiss -Grace Adams
  • Dragon’s Spell -Gina Bono


  • Desperate Sacrifice -Linda Schad
  • Child of Destiny -T.E. Bradford
  • Overlaird, A Novel of the Lairds of Light -C. D. Cutty

Young Adult

  • Soren’s Resistance -Christine Gunderson
  • Dark in Nature -Madeline-Rue
  • Society of the Living Dead -Catherine Avril Morris

New Adult

  • Winter’s Kiss -Bryonna Nobles
  • A Destruction of Wildcats -Margo Bond Collins
  • Much Like Falling -Laurie Treacy


  • Awakened -Sydney Keys
  • MortalDesire: Book 1 in the Distant Edge Romance Series (Witchy) -ChloeAdler
  • Renegade -Sara Avellino