Saturday, August 17, 2013

Best Romance Novels of 2013

Romance Writers of America announced the winners for the 2013 RITA® on July 20. The RITA—the highest award of distinction in romance fiction—recognizes excellence in published romance novels and novellas. Listed below are the RITA winners, but there are more great romance novels that were finalists. If you like romance this is a no miss list.

Best First Book Winner
The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James
A Spellbinding and chilling gothic suspenseful romance novel that will entrance you from the beginning.

Contemporary Single Title  Romance Winner
The Way Back Home by Barbara Freethy
An emotional story about love romance and fighting for what matters the most.

Historical Romance Winner
A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean
A brilliantly crafted and deliciously seductive romance novel.

Inspirational Romance Winner
Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden
A captivating and heart wrenching romance filled suspense novel that will keep you turning pages.

Long Contemporary Series Romance Winner
A Gift for All Seasons by Karen Templeton
A wonderful holiday read!

Novel with Strong Romantic Elements
The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James
A ghost story, a romance and chilling suspense that will keep you turning pages.

Paranormal Romance Winner
Shadow's Claim by Kresley Cole
A fast paced love story, filled with one man's desire to win and protect his true love.
Romance Novella Winner
Seduced by a Pirate by Eloisa James
A short story filled with passion, pirates and secrets.

Romantic Suspense Winner
Scorched by Laura Griffin
A sizzling suspense novel filled with a steamy love story.

Short Contemporary Romance Winner
A Night of No Return by Sarah Morgan
A pleasant read for a cold winter night.

Young Adult Romance Winner
The Farm by Emily McKay
An intense, gritty and suspenseful read.

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