Articles tagged "RITA Awards"

2018 RITA Award Nominees (& Winners!)

We’re swooning over our RITA Award nominees!
UPDATE 7/25/18: Congratulations to our 2018 RITA Award Winners: TAKE THE LEAD by Alexis Daria (Best First Book) & SEIZE TODAY by Pintip Dunn (Best YA Romance)!

Best First Book
BLACK BIRD OF THE GALLOWS by Meg Kassel
TAKE THE LEAD by Alexis Daria

Contemporary Romance: Long
TAKE THE LEAD by Alexis Daria

Historical Romance: Long
THE SCANDALOUS FLIRT by Olivia Drake

Historical Romance: Short
THE ROGUE’S CONQUEST by Lily Maxton

Paranormal Romance
ELEVENTH GRAVE IN MOONLIGHT by Darynda Jones

Romance Novella
“Sweet Home Highlands” in CHRISTMAS IN KILTS by May McGoldrick
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2013 RITA Nominations!

Our buddies over at HeroesAndHeartbreakers.com, the Macmillan community website for Romance readers, posted the full list of 2013 RITA nominations announced by the Romance Writers of America (RWA). And I spy with my (liquid gold and soulful) eye some sexy stories on that list published by Macmillan! See below:

2013 RITA Finalists for Best First Book

GHOST PLANET by Sharon Lynn Fisher

2013 RITA Paranormal Romance Finalists

IMMORTALLY YOURS by Angie Fox

2013 RITA Romantic Suspense Finalists

VORTEX by Cherry Adair

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2012 RITA Finalists Announced!

The Romance Writers of America announced the finalists for the 2012 RITA Awards and two of our favorite steamy romances are on their list!

Darynda Jones' fun and sexy debut, FIRST GRAVE ON THE RIGHT, about part-time private investigator and full-time grim reaper Charley Davidson is a finalist for 2012 Best First Book and 2012 Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements! Let's not forget that FIRST GRAVE ON THE RIGHT previously won the 2009 Golden Heart for Best Paranormal Novel.

RWAChristina Brooke's steamy Regency historical, HEIRESS IN LOVE, is the first in her scandalous Ministry of Marriage series following widow Roxdale who is quite inconveniently falling hard for an unrepentant rake. HEIRESS IN LOVE is a finalist for the 2012 Best Regency Historical Romance!

Way to go, Darynda and Christina!

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Our Hot Nominees for the 2011 RITA Awards!

We're ecstatic to see that the Romance Writers of America have selected some really fantastic nominees for their 2011 RITA® Awards! A huge congrats to all of the amazing authors!

Below is a list of our super sultry nominees:

Finalist for Best First Book and(!) Finalist for Regency Historical Romance:
WHEN HARRY MET MOLLY by Kieran Kramer

Finalist for Contemporary Single Title Romance:
NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL by Susan Donovan

Finalist for Novel With Strong Romantic Elements:
BLOOD VINES by Erica Spindler

Finalist for Paranormal Romance:
MARKED BY THE MOON by Lori Handeland

[UPDATE!]

 How did I miss this?! Deborah Coonts' amazing debut, WANNA GET LUCKY?, is also a RITA finalist for both Best First Book and Novel With Strong Romantic Elements! Way to go!

RITA Winners will be announced in July 2011 at RWA’s 31st Annual National Conference in New York, NY.

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