The RITA Awards were announced in Atlanta, USA over the weekend. I haven’t read all of the winning books, but some books I loved were finalists, so I feel a little sad they couldn’t win!
Congratulations to everyone who won. It was a strong year for a number of categories, Romantic Suspense in particular.
Here’s a list of the winners:
Best First Book: The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James
Contemporary Single Title Romance: The Way Back Home by Barbara Freethy
Historical Romance: A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean
Inspirational Romance: Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden
Long Contemporary Series Romance: A Gift for All Seasons by Karen Templeton
Novel with Strong Romantic Elements: The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James
Paranormal Romance: Shadow’s Claim by Kresley Cole
Romance Novella: Seduced by a Pirate by Eloisa James
Romantic Suspense: Scorched by Laura Griffin
Short Contemporary Series Romance: A Night of No Return by Sarah Morgan
Young Adult Romance: The Farm by Emily McKay
You can also find a list of the Golden Heart winners HERE. The Golden Heart awards go to unpublished writers with outstanding manuscripts. I know for a fact that a lot of these manuscripts go on to be incredible, award-winning books!