Sunday, July 15, 2007

RITA and Golden Heart Awards Announced

Oh wow! What a FABulous night! If you've checked my site already, you know that the book I was cheering for is a WINNER! Well, there were other winners as well. Here's your list:


Novel with Strong Romantic Elements - According to Jane by Marilyn Weigel

Best Contemporary Single Title - Romeo, Romeo by Robin Kawczynski

Best Inspirational Romance - The Heart Beckons by Carla Hughes

Best Short Historical - The Lost Jewel by Debra Bess

Best Long Historical Romance - Sager’s Passion by Elaine Levine

Best Paranormal Romance - Black Jack by Jennifer Stark

Best Romantic Suspense - Falling Into Darkness by Bronwyn Clarke

RITA winners

Best Traditional Romance
Claiming His Family by Barbara Hannay, Kimberley Young, editor

Best Short Contemporary Romance
From The First by Jessica Bird, Stacy Boyd, editor

Best Long Contemporary Romance
The Mommy Quest by Lori Handeland, Johanna Raisanen, editor

Best Inspirational Romance
Revealed by Tamera Alexander, Karen Schurrer, editor

Best Romantic Novella
“‘Tis the Silly Season” in A NASCAR Holiday by Roxanne St.Claire, Abby Zidle, editor

Best Paranormal Romance
A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole, Lauren McKenna, editor

Best First Book
The Husband Trap by Tracy Anne Warren, Charlotte Herscher, editor

Best Short Historical Romance
The Book of True Desires by Betina Krahn, Berkley, Christine Zika, editor

Best Long Historical Romance
On the Way to the Wedding by Julia Quinn, Lyssa Keusch, editor

Novel with Strong Romantic Elements

A Lady Raised High: A Novel of Anne Boleyn by Jennifer Ashley writing as Laurien Gardner, Ginjer Buchanon, editor

Best Romantic Suspense
Blackout by Annie Solomon, Melanie Murray, editor

Best Contemporary Single Title Romance
Adios to My Old Life by Caridad Ferrer, Lauren McKenna, editor

Congrats to all of the winners. We'll be having a discussion around here (the blog), as soon as I get back to my house (in VA) about some of these winners. And of course, we're going to be dishing about all of the RITA winners within the next few weeks. We're gonna split 'em up - but I'm wondering if maybe Charity should take the historicals and I should take the paranormal? That might be interesting, eh? And maybe get a guest blogger (like my TOTALLY ECSTATIC daughter) in here to dish the Best Contemporary Single Title? (Why yes, we HAVE already dished that book. MONTHS ago, thank you. But we'll be glad to do it again!)

Thanks for stopping by my personal blog and keeping up with me during Nats. Most of you know it was supposed to be a joint endeavor, but Charity was unable to make it. That's why I blogged it on my blog instead of this one. Next year, when we are BOTH in SanFran, we'll blog it together. You know how that goes...

Keep Turning Those Pages!

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