The First Line Judging is IN!

October 26, 2009 | Karin's Blog | 21 comments


Grand Central Publishing Executive Editor, Amy Pierpont, has ranked the entries as follows!  If she is interested in reading more, Amy will contact the finalists!


  Congratulations ladies! 

#1—Nephilim by Ginny Glass

#2—The Eighth Sin by Theresa Monsey

#3—Redemption by Diane Garner

#4—Saving Callie by Cindy Nord

#5—The Shop  by J. Carson Black

Now, back to your regular programming.


PS, my granddaughter is locked and loaded. She’ll be making her debut any day now!  Can. NOT. Wait!!!!


  1. Liz Kreger

    Whoa. Congrats to everyone … particularly Theresa. Way to go, ladies.

    And good luck with grandbaby, Karin. Excitin’ stuff.

  2. virna

    Woo-hoo! Congrats to the winners. I’m sure your granddaughter is anxious to meet you, too, Karin!!!

  3. Patti Shenberger

    Congrats ladies! How exciting. And whoo hoo on the grand baby coming soon too Karin!

  4. Inez Kelley


  5. Marcia Colette

    Congrats to the finalists!

    And I know all about being locked and loaded. My little Nutter Butter has assumed the position. 🙂

  6. Jill James

    congratulations Ginny and all. What a great accomplishment!!!!

    Karin, baby will be here before you know it.

  7. Elisabeth Naughton

    Congrats to all the finalists. That’s awesome!

    And wow, Karin. Has it been nine months already? Seems like you just announced your daughter’s pregnancy. My time flies when you aren’t the one pregnant. LOL Good luck to her (and her DH!)

  8. Theresa

    Congratulations Ginny.

    *lifts glass in toast to you.*

    Here’s hoping she asks for more. Love the title by the way. How did you come up with that?

  9. Edie

    Congrats to all the winners! I hope the editor asks for all your books!

    Karin, I expect to hear you scream with joy any day now.

  10. Theresa

    Whoo-Hoo Karin!!!

    Hoping the delivery goes easy as pie. I bet your little grandaughter grins ear to ear the minute she sees her grandmamma.

  11. J. Carson Black

    Congrats, Ginny, and to everyone else who got in the top five! I love the titles. Never got to see them before, but they all fit. Hope all you guys get these fantastic books published this year.

    Karin, Karin, Karin… Your granddaughter’s coming! WAHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

  12. HollyD

    Congrats to everyone!

    You’ll have to let us know when she makes her grand entrance into the world.

  13. Ginny Glass

    Whoa. Thank you.

  14. Karin Tabke

    🙂 Thanx, ladies, I am super stoked. LOL we are all pacing and waiting now.

  15. Ginny Glass

    Ok, I’m back. Thank you super much, I don’t know what happens from here but fingers crossed!

    Congrats to you, Karen, babies are awesome!

  16. Terry Odell

    So exciting on the grandbaby. We’re hoping to get out to Colorado for our grandson’s second birthday in December. At least yours will be close. I’m jealous.

  17. Jane

    Congrats to the finalist. Ooh, the baby is coming.

  18. Jody

    A scorpio baby. What could be better? She’s destined for great things.

  19. Cindy Nord

    Congratulations to all the finalists, and thanks again to Karen for ‘hosting’ such a fun contest! I had a blast. And….WoooHooo on the new grandbaby news! Hold ’em while their little, they grow much tooooooo fast!

  20. LaDonna

    Congrats to all the finalists, and hope news of some forthcoming sales is on the horizon! 🙂

    And Karin, warm loving light to you and your precious family. A baby…I want another grandchild!!!!

  21. LaDonna

    Okay, Karin, we need a baby-watch indicator light or something flashing over here! 😆 I’m getting antsy, girl. I’m checking your blog twice a day, sometimes more. I can’t wait for you to join the grandbaby club!

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