Congratulations 2016 RITA Award Finalists!
The Romance Writers of America have announced the 2016 RITA Award Finalists! We are thrilled that a number of Harlequin and Carina Press authors have been honored as finalists. Congratulations to the finalists:
Best First Book
Pairing Off by Elizabeth Harmon (Carina Press, Kerri Buckley editor)
Contemporary Romance: Long
Brokedown Cowboy by Maisey Yates (HQN Books, Margo Lipchultz editor)
Ransom Canyon by Jodi Thomas (HQN Books, Susan Swinwood editor)
Redemption Bay by RaeAnne Thayne (HQN Books, Gail Chasan editor)
The Secret Sister by Brenda Novak (MIRA Books, Paula Eykelhof editor)
Contemporary Romance: Mid-Length
A Cold Creek Christmas Story by RaeAnne Thayne (Harlequin Special Edition, Gail Chasan editor)
Dances Under the Harvest Moon by Joanne Rock (Harlequin Superromance, Adrienne Macintosh editor)
Contemporary Romance: Short
Carter Bravo’s Christmas Bride by Christine Rimmer (Harlequin Special Edition, Gail Chasan editor)
Heated Moments by Phyllis Bourne (Harlequin Kimani Romance, Glenda Howard editor)
His Lost-and-Found Bride by Scarlet Wilson (Harlequin Romance, Carly Byrne editor)
The Nanny Plan by Sarah M. Anderson (Harlequin Desire, Stacy Boyd editor)
The Prince She Never Forgot by Scarlet Wilson (Harlequin Romance, Carly Byrne editor)
Mistletoe Justice by Carol J. Post (Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense, Rachel Burkot editor)
Possessed by a Wolf by Sharon Ashwood (Harlequin Nocturne, Ann Leslie Tuttle editor)
“Desert Heat” by Merline Lovelace in Course of Action: Crossfire (Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Patience Bloom editor)
Fatal Frenzy by Marie Force (Carina Press, Alissa Davis editor)
Click here for the full list of finalists. The winners will be announced at the RITA Awards ceremony during the annual RWA conference on July 16.
In addition to the RITA Awards, Robyn Carr will receive the RWA Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award! Congratulations Robyn!