Meet the Top 28 finalists in Harlequin’s SYTYCW 2012 contest!

We want to thank all 700 authors for their great submissions and the fans for voting! Sorted alphabetically by title, here are the top 25 finalists plus three wild cards (and they are all mixed together).

While the editors are busy judging, discover how our finalists started writing and what they are doing now. We asked them to answer three personal questions about themselves. Enjoy!

Remember: the top 3 finalists for this round will be contacted by November 5. The final round of public voting takes place November 16-27.

Meantime don't forget to visit 50 Editors. Also, watch out for our upcoming online chats, Twitter events and blogs, designed to keep you inspired and focused on your writing!

Beautifully Broken (Harlequin® Superromance®)

by Varinia Kirk (Glendale, Arizona, US)@VariniaWendell

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Bride for the Bachelor (Harlequin® Special Edition)

by M.J. Esber (Ohio, US)@mirandaliasson

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Crazy for Cake (Harlequin® KISS)

by Dana Volney/Shaunna Owens (Wyoming, US)@VolneyVentures

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Cursed and Chosen (Harlequin® Nocturne)

by Tami Lund (Michigan, US)

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Fainthearted (Harlequin® Desire)

by Annabelle Morales (Puerto Rico, US)

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Francesca My Love (Harlequin® Historical/Mills & Boon Historical Romance)

by Carolyn Jursa (Vancouver, British Columbia, CA)@Maggie_Devine_

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Grand Theft, Auto (Harlequin® Romantic Suspense)

by Mel Sterling (Washington, US)

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Her Brother's Brother (Harlequin® Special Edition)

by Melanie Roberts (Maryland, US)

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Home Again, Home Again (Harlequin® Blaze ®)

by Nadine Christian (Pitcairn Island, New Zealand)@pitcairngirl

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In Defense of the Past (Harlequin® Medical Romance/Mills & Boon Medical Romance)

by Amber Whitford (Alberta, CA)

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Kiss Me Katie (Harlequin® Romance/Mills & Boon Cherish and Mills & Boon Riva)

by Monica Tillery (Texas, US)@MonicaTillery

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Letters From Grace (Love Inspired ® Historical)

by Rachel Muller (Maryland, US)

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Lullaby (Harlequin® Nocturne)

by Bridgette Hare (Virginia, US)@BridgetteOHare

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Maguire's Corner (Harlequin® KISS)

by Heather M. Gardner (New York, US)@hmgardner

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Manhattan Millionaire’s Cinder Girl (Harlequin® KISS)

by Sun Chara (Los Angeles, California, US)

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Property of the Diamond Tycoon (Harlequin® Desire)

by Carrie Brady (Dublin, Ireland)@carriebrady121

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Reap 'Em & Weep (Harlequin® Nocturne)

by Lisa Medley (Missouri, US)@lisamedley

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Sex, Lies, and Beauty Aids (Harlequin® Desire)

by Deb Julienne (California, US)

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Shaman Dreams (Harlequin® Nocturne)

by Megan Hughes (Australia)

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Someone Special (Harlequin® Special Edition)

by Colleen Moore (California, US)

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Stolen (Harlequin Intrigue®)

by Jennifer Kranig (Chicago, Illinois, US)@MsLeola13

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The Divorce Party (Harlequin Presents® / Mills & Boon Modern Romance)

by Jennifer Drogell (Ontario, CA)@jendrogell

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The Silver Box (Harlequin® Romance / Mills & Boon Cherish and Mills & Boon Riva)

by Alex McIntosh (Newfoundland and Labrador, CA)

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The Unspoken Game (Harlequin® Romantic Suspense)

by Alexis Sykes (Clermont, Florida, US)@Lexy_Sykes

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The Weather Girl (Harlequin® Romance / Mills & Boon Cherish and Mills & Boon Riva)

by Amy Vastine (Illinois, US)

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Three Ever After (Harlequin® Romance / Mills & Boon Cherish and Mills & Boon Riva)

by Kerri Geringswald (Nebraska, US)

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To Serve and Protect (Harlequin Intrigue®)

by Kristen Parr (Oegon, US)@Kristenparr

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When Hearts and Morals Disagree (Harlequin® KISS)

by Kimberly King (North Carolina, US)

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