Sunday, July 26, 2015

Romance Writers of America 2015 RITA and Golden Heart award Winners!!

2015 RITA Award Winners:
(Click on the book covers to pop over to Goodreads for more information on the book and Author names for a link to their websites.)

Best First Book

    Clara Kensie's recently bundled her 6 part series series into two books the first book being Deception So Deadly.  Her RITA win was for the first book in the series, Run to You: Part One, First Sight.  I'm posting the cover and link for the first full length bundled book because I would always rather have more than less when it comes to a book. ;-)


Contemporary Romance: Long

Baby, It's You by Jane Graves book 2 in her series, Rainbow Valley.


 The Best Medicine by Tracy Brogan

One in a Million by Jill Shalvis book 12 in her series,  Lucky Harbor 


Contemporary Romance Short:

A Texas Rescue Christmas by Caro Carson book 2 in her series, Texas Rescue


Erotica Romance:

The Saint by Tiffany Reisz, Book 1 in her series,  The Original Sinners: White Years.  There are 8 books in her The Original Sinners series that you may want to read first as they all link together and spoilers will occur if you start here even though this could be considered a prequel to those first 8 books.


Historical Romance Long:

Fool Me Twice by Meredith Duran book 2 in her series, Rules for the Reckless.


Historical Romance Short:

Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare book 1 in her series, Castles Ever After.


Inspirational Romance:

Deceived by Irene Hannon book 3 (the final book) in her series, Private Justice.  This series will be headed toward the top of my TBR pile.  


Paranormal Romance:

Evernight by Kristen Callihan book 5 in her series, Darkest London.  I hate to admit that this series has been in my TBR pile for quite sometime but I think I am going to be pulling it out ASAP now and start kicking myself for waiting so long. 



Romance Novella:

His Road Home by Anna Richland, a standalone novella (109 pages).  I am definitely going to give this one a read and I am really curious about this authors other two books, a paranormal romance series!  


Romantic Suspense:

Concealed in Death by J.D. Robb, book 38 in her series, In Death.  Whew, I got tired just thinking about all of those books, haha.  I have not ever read this series but this author continually comes up as a go to author for Romantic Suspense fans!


Young Adult Romance:

Boys Like You by Juliana Stone Standalone Young Adult Contemporary Romance


2015 Golden Heart Award Winners
(Golden Heart awards are given to currently unpublished these are the authors and books to be on the look out for! Click on the Authors name for a link to their website or other social media outlet, if available.)

Contemporary Romance:  Call Me Mrs. Whitlock by Kimberly Buckner

Erotic Romance:  A Deal for Love by Michele Arris

Historical Romance:  The Reunion by Sara Leyton - links to her Twitter

Paranormal Romance:  Demons Don't by Jeanne Oates Estridge

Romantic Suspense:  A Shot Worth Taking by Tracy Poole - links to her Facebook

Short Contemporary Romance:  Winning Her Over by Alexa Rowan

Young Adult Romance:  When I Wake by Stephanie Winkelhake



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