Saturday, August 18, 2012

And the RITA goes too. . .

This year the RITA awards were awarded on July 28th  in Anaheim California. A RITA Award of Excellence Winner is an award that recognizes outstanding published romance novels and novellas. The winners are voted the best of the best by their peers within the Romance Writers of America.

Here are the winners of the 2012 RITA Awards.

2012 RITA Winner for Paranormal Romance
Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison
Is an outstanding blend of urban fantasy and romantic suspense. Harrison uses excellent storytelling and creates amazing characters you will love. 

2012 RITA Winner for Novel with Strong Romantic Elements
How to Bake a Perfect Life by Barbara O'Neal
A tale of strong willed women, family loyalty and choices that lead to strong emotional responses.

2012 RITA Winner for Best First Book
First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
This is an action packed sensuous read and a spell binding 'who dun it' mystery.

2012 RITA Winner for Historical Romance
The Black Hawk by Joanna Bourne
This is a novel that is destined to be savored and is truly a classic romance.

2012 RITA Winner for Inspirational Romance
The Measure of Katie Calloway by Serena Miller
An exquisite old world novel that transports you back to the days when men were made of iron and a woman has to be strong to survive.

2012 RITA Winner for Contemporary Series Romance: Suspense/Adventure
Soldier's Last Stand by Cindy Dees
If you enjoy action, adventure and romance this book is for you!

2012 RITA Winner for Regency Historical Romance
A Night to Surrender by Tessa Dare
A delightful historical novel with an excellent storyline. Readers are sure to fall in love with the battle of the sexes and the excellent writing style of this author.

2012 RITA Winner for Young Adult Romance
Enclave by Ann Aguirre
A young adult dystopian novel. A strong female lead born in the darkness and of course her male counterpart born in the light. If you enjoyed Hunger Games give this one a try.

2012 RITA Winner for Contemporary Series Romance
Doukakis's Apprentice by Sarah Morgan
This is a spicy romance filled with clashes of wits that lead to smoldering romance.

2012 RITA Winner for Romantic Suspense
New York to Dallas by J.D. Robb
J D Robb presents a new and intense case for Eve Dallas, which takes her back to the streets of her childhood.  Nightmares abound and only with the love and support of her husband Roarke can she survive.

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