The Ravine: New Adult Paranormal Romance. This is my newest project.
Both can see ghosts after dark. Both struggle with silence. They’ll need to work together if they hope to defeat his malicious poltergeist and stop her ex-boyfriend’s blackmail by the end of the summer.
The Ravine finaled in the following contests in 2018 (writing as Michelle Joyce Bond):
- Virginia Romance Writer’s Fool for Love Contest (light paranormal) — FIRST PLACE
- Young Adult RWA’s Rosemary Contest (new adult) — FIRST PLACE
- Desert Rose RWA’s Diamonds in the Desert Contest (NA/YA) — SECOND PLACE
- Valley Forge Romance Writers’ The Sheila Contest (paranormal) — FINALIST
- Chesapeake RWA’s The Rudy Contest (paranormal) — SECOND PLACE
- New Jersey Romance Writers’ Put Your Heart in a Book Contest – THIRD PLACE
The Twenty-Eighth Kiss: New Adult Paranormal Romance
A gamer geek puts all the guys she kisses to sleep. Her former high school enemy will try to break the curse.
This project has stand alone series potential and has finaled in the following contests from 2016-2017 (writing as Michelle Joyce Bond):
- San Francisco Area RWA’s Heart-to-Heart Contest (paranormal) — FIRST PLACE
- Missouri RWA’s Gateway to the Best Contest (paranormal) — SECOND PLACE
- First Coast Romance Writers’ Beacon Contest (paranormal) — FIRST PLACE
- Windy City RWA’s Four Seasons Contest (paranormal) — FIRST PLACE
- Mid-America Romance Writers’ Fiction from the Heartland Contest — THIRD PLACE — out of ten finalists in varying categories
- Southwest Florida Romance Writers’ Joyce Henderson Contest (paranormal) — THIRD PLACE
- North Louisiana RWA’s Suzannah Contest — FINALIST — out of six finalists from varying categories
- Virginia Romance Writers’ Fool for Love Contest (new adult) — SECOND PLACE
- New Jersey Romance Writers’ Put Your Heart in a Book Contest (paranormal) – SECOND PLACE
Beneath Us: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
A Reaper princess turned lifeguard and a skater boy, soldier of Death are our only chance to save the Netherworld’s most powerful city.
This project took first place in the YA/NA category of Virginia Romance Writers’ 2016 Fool for Love Contest! It also finaled in the Chicago-North Romance Writers’ Fire & Ice Contest, North Texas Romance Writers’ Great Expectations Contest, Celtic Hearts Romance Writers’ Golden Claddagh Contest, and New Jersey Romance Writers’ Put Your Heart in a Book Contest. (writing as Michelle Joyce Bond)
Starchild: Young Adult Time-Slip Romance
The concept behind STARCHILD is best described as THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE meets WUTHERING HEIGHTS. This project finaled in the 2015 Orange Rose Contest for Unpublished Writers. (writing as Michelle Joyce Bond)