Awards for Romance Novels and Novellas by Stacy Gold


Wild at Heart book cover image of two sock covered feet in the open doorway of an orange tent, with mountains in the distance

Wild at Heart – a modern day flip on the damsel in distress trope where the woman rescues the man in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest.

2023 WINNER North Texas Romance Writers Carolyn Reader’s Choice Award – Med/High Heat Contemporary Romance 

2023 WINNER Virgina Romance Writers Holt Medallion Award – Long Contemporary Romance 

2022 WINNER New England Reader’s Choice Awards  – Long Contemporary Romance 

2023 WINNER Firebird Award  – Best Romance

2022 Publishers Weekly Booklife Prize Finalist

2022 Readers Choice 5 Star Award

2022 NN Light Book Awards Finalist for Contemporary Romance

2023 BooksShelf Awards Finalist – Honorable Mention 

2023 Scorcher Romance 2022 Heart Awards Finalist
Winners announced August 5th


Just Friends – a steamy, friends to lovers ski romance

Taya Monroe is trying to pick up the pieces of her failed writing career and broken life after walking out on her cheating fiancé. Ski Patroller Jordan Wiley is a single dad with zero time or energy for dating.

When a snowstorm traps these two old friends in an avalanche of chemistry, will their friendship survive the weight of their passion?

N.N. Light Book Awards Finalist – Best Erotic Romance
2017 OKRWA IDA Contest – 3rd Place Finalist

In Deep cover with mountains, skis, m/f couple kissing

In Deep – a second chance at love story

Sophie Tremore is trying to build a career in the male-dominated world of Ski Patrol. The only problem is her new boss, Ski Patrol Director Max Demford. Because for eight mind-blowing weeks two years ago, they were lovers.

Forced to work together, their simmering attraction becomes difficult to ignore. When Sophie gets caught in a slide, an adrenaline-filled day could turn into a spectacular night they will never forget—one that could risk both their careers.

N.N. Light Book Awards Winner – Best Erotic Romance
H.O.L.T Medallion Finalist –
Best First Book

Never You – an enemies to lovers story

Ski Hut Caretaker Morgan Monroe doesn’t do casual relationships. Certainly not with the obnoxious, flirty, too-hot-for-his-own-good chef she’s wanted to strangle all season.

Chef Dan Griffin doesn’t believe in relationships. But a one-night stand to celebrate the end of ski season? Hell yes! When things heat up on a cold winter’s night, will they play it safe or follow their hearts?

OKRWA IDA Contest Finalist – 2nd Place, Best Erotic Short
NYRWA Kathryn Hayes “When Sparks Fly” Contest – 3rd Place, Best Erotic Romance

RWANY When Sparks Fly Finalists Badge