More winners! RWA Rita winners

The RWA convention has just completed and the winners of the prestigious Rita awards have been announced. This is like the Oscars of the romance writing industry. Take time to look for some of these. Novels in your local bookstore or on line.

2008 RITA Winners


·       Best First Book

Dead Girls Are Easy by Terri Garey

HarperCollins Publishers, Avon Books


·       Best Contemporary Series Romance

Snowbound by Janice Johnson

Harlequin Enterprises, Harlequin Superromance


·       Best Contemporary Series Romance: Suspense/Adventure

Treasure by Helen Brenna

Harlequin Enterprises, Harlequin Superromance –

(0373714033)  Johanna Raisanen, editor


·       Best Contemporary Single Title Romance

Catch of the Day by Kristan Higgins

Harlequin Enterprises, HQN

(0-373-7724- 6)  Tracy Farrell and Keyren Gerlach, editors


·       Best Historical Romance

Lessons of Desire by Madeline Hunter

Bantam Dell Publishing Group

(9780440243946)  Shauna Summers, editor


·       Best Inspirational Romance

A Touch of Grace by Linda Goodnight

Harlequin Enterprises, Steeple Hill Love Inspired

(978-0-373-87426- 2)  Allison Lyons, editor


·       Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements

Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn

Harlequin Enterprises, MIRA

(978-0-7783- 2410-2)  Valerie Gray, editor


·       Best Paranormal Romance

Lover Revealed by J.R. Ward

Penguin Group USA, Signet, Onyx

(978-0-451-41235- 5)  Kara Cesare, editor


·       Best Regency Historical Romance

The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever by Julia Quinn

HarperCollins Publishers, Avon Books

(0061230839)  Lyssa Keusch, editor


·       Best Romance Novella

“Born in My Heart” in Like Mother, Like Daughter by Jennifer Greene

Harlequin Enterprises, Harlequin NEXT

(0-373-88134)  Melissa Jeglinski, editor


·       Best Romantic Suspense

Ice Blue by Anne Stuart

Harlequin Enterprises, MIRA

(0778324788)  Margaret O’Neil Marbury, editor


·       Best Young Adult Romance

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

HarperCollins Publishers, HarperTeen

(978-0-06-121465- 3)  Anne Hoppe and Nick Lake, editors





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