Congratulations RITA Winners Maisey Yates, Sarah M. Anderson and Robyn Carr!
The Romance Writers of America (RWA) announced the winners of the 2016 RITA® Awards on July 16 during their annual conference in San Diego and we are thrilled that Harlequin authors Maisey Yates and Sarah M. Anderson were among the winners, plus Robyn Carr was presented with the RWA Lifetime Achievement Award. Read more about each writer and their books and please join us in congratulating these very deserving authors!
Brokedown Cowboy by Maisey Yates – Contemporary Romance: Long Winner (editor Margo Lipschultz)
Maisey Yatesis a New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty romance
novels, including the Copper Ridge series. She has a coffee habit she has no interest in kicking and a slight Pinterest addiction (those half-naked men are for research, she swears). She lives in rural Oregon with her three children and her husband, whose chiseled jaw and arresting features continue to make her swoon. When Maisey isn’t writing she can be found singing in the grocery store, online shopping for shoes and probably not doing dishes. You can find Maisey on her website, www.maiseyyates.com, chatting on Twitter as @maiseyyates or on Facebook as Maisey Yates, Romance Author.
Well. I am never going to stop shaking. Pretty sure. pic.twitter.com/0RHYJQBFWM
— Maisey Yates (@maiseyyates) July 17, 2016
About Brokedown Cowboy:
If practice makes perfect, Connor Garrett should be world champion of being alone. Since losing his wife he’s concentrated exclusively on his family’s ranch. Until Felicity Foster needs a place to stay and Connor invites her to move in temporarily. That’s what friends do. What friends don’t do? Start fantasizing about each other in their underwear. Or out of it…
Since high school, Liss has kept her raging crush in check. But helping Connor rebuild his life only reinforces how much she longs to be a part of it. One explosive encounter, and she’ll discover that getting what you always wanted can feel better than you ever dreamed…
The Nanny Plan by Sarah M. Anderson – Contemporary Romance: Short Winner (editor Stacy Boyd)
Sarah M. Anderson may live east of the Mississippi River, but her heart lies out West on the Great Plains. Sarah’s book A Man of Privilege won an RT Reviewers’ Choice Best Book Award in 2012. Sarah spends her days having conversations with imaginary cowboys and American Indians. Find out more about Sarah’s love of cowboys and Indians at sarahmanderson.com and sign up for the new-release newsletter at eepurl.com/nv39b.
— Victoria Curran (@VictoriaCurran2) July 17, 2016
About The Nanny Plan:
Being a father to his orphaned infant niece is out of this tech billionaire’s comfort zone. Lucky for Nate Longmire, Trish Hunter is a natural at motherhood, and she’s agreed to be his temporary nanny. But long glances, slow kisses and not-so-innocent touches are strictly off-limits…
Trish’s goal is to help Nate in exchange for a big donation to her charity for Lakota kids. Falling for her bachelor boss—and his adorable baby girl—is not part of the plan. But when the month is up, will she be able to walk away?
Robyn Carr – 2016 RWA Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
Robyn Carr is an award–winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than fifty novels, including the critically acclaimed Virgin River and Thunder Point series, as well as highly praised women’s fiction such as Four Friends and What We Find. Robyn and her husband live in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can visit Robyn Carr’s website at www.robyncarr.com.
Click here to see a list of Robyn’s currently available books and look for The Life She Wants on sale September 27.
— RWA (@romancewriters) July 17, 2016
See the full list of RITA winners at RWA’s website.