Tuesday, March 26, 2013

RITA and Golden Heart Finalists

The Romance Writers of America (RWA) is the trade association for aspiring and published romance fiction authors. They announced the 2013 finaists for their RITA and Golden Heart awards earlier today. "The RITA recognizes excellence in published romance novels and novellas. The Golden Heart recognizes excellence in unpublished romance manuscripts." The winners of the awards will be announced on July 20 at the annual conference in Atlanta. Here are some of the finalists for the RITA. Go HERE for the full list.

Historical Romance Finalists

Beauty and the Bounty Hunter by Lori Austin
Bride by Mistake by Anne Gracie
Defiant by Pamela Clare
A Lady Never Surrenders by Sabrina Jeffries
The Recruit by Monica McCarty
A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean
Too Dangerous to Desire by Cara Elliott
Wedded in Sin by Jade Lee

Romance Novella Finalists

Breathless by Sophie Jordan
The Duchess of Love by Sally MacKenzie
“Room at the Inn” by Ruthie Knox in Naughty & Nice
Seduced by a Pirate by Eloisa James
“Sleeping with a Beauty” by Leslie Kelly in Once Upon a Valentine
“The Valentine’s Curse” by Jodi Thomas in Be My Texas Valentine

Contemporary Single Title Romance Finalists

About Last Night by Ruthie Knox
Barefoot in the Sand by Roxanne St. Claire
Forever and a Day by Jill Shalvis
Lucky in Love by Jill Shalvis
Melt into You by Roni Loren
Sugar Springs by Kim Law
The Way Back Home by Barbara Freethy
Zoe’s Muster by Barbara Hannay