STORY: In this vivid re-imagining of the French classic Les Liaisons Dangereuses, it’s the summer when Jackie Robinson breaks Major League Baseball’s color barrier and a sweltering stretch has Harlem’s elite fleeing the city for Westchester County’s breezier climes. But there two predators stalking amidst the manicured gardens and fine old homes. Heiress Mae Malveaux… Continue reading ‘Unforgivable Love’ by Sophfronia Scott
I’d like to join La Deetda Reads in congratulating all the nominees! I see that about 90% of the nominees are my favorite authors 🙂
So glad I don’t have to pick one 😉
May the Force be with all of them!
Below find the nominees for Historical Romance & Paranormal Romance and a few others.
The RITA, the highest award of distinction in romance fiction, recognizes excellence in published romance novels and novellas. The Golden Heart recognizes excellence in unpublished romance manuscripts.
Go to RWA for a complete list: https://www.rwa.org/p/bl/et/blogid=20&blogaid=2148
Award winners will be announced on July 19 at the 2018 RWA Conference in Denver, Colorado.
Congratulations to the finalists! 2018 RITA Finalists
Historical Romance: Long
Between the Devil and the Duke by Kelly Bowen
Grand Central Publishing, Forever
Alex Logan, editor
The Day of the Duchess by Sarah MacLean
HarperCollins, Avon Books
Carrie Feron, editor
Mad for the Marquess by Jess Russell
The Wild Rose Press, Tea Rose
Nicole D’Arienzio, editor
The Scandalous Flirt by Olivia Drake
St. Martin’s Press
Jennifer Enderlin, editor
The Scoundrel’s Honor by Christi Caldwell
Amazon, Montlake Publishing
Alison Dasho, editor
Historical Romance: Short
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STORY: Only Her Desire… After losing his wife in childbirth, Colin Barrett, Duke of Northrop, does not trust healers. So when he discovers Selina White cleansing his home, he is livid. As duke, Colin is accustomed to his charges taking orders from him. But the fiery Selina has the audacity to defy him when he… Continue reading ‘Bewitching the Duke’ by Christie Kelley
STORY: Set during a period of revolution and turmoil, Mistress of My Fate is the first book in a trilogy about Henrietta Lightfoot, a young woman who was abandoned as a baby and raised alongside her cousins, noble children of a lord and lady. At just sixteen years old, circumstance and a passionate love affair… Continue reading ‘Mistress of My Fate’ by Hallie Rubenhold
STORY: Her life is the inspiration for the world’s most famous story. Lucinda, a penniless English orphan, is abused and exploited as a cinder-sweep by her aristocratic relatives. On receiving her sole inheritance—a pair of glass-beaded slippers—she runs away to France in pursuit of an officer on whom she has a big crush. She joins… Continue reading ‘Slipper’ by Hester Velmans
STORY: Sophia Ruthven is the epitome of proper behavior. On paper at least, as long as that paper isn’t from one of the lady detective stories she secretly pens. She certainly isn’t interested in associating with the dashing Jasper Grey, the wayward heir to the Earl of Stanhope, and one of the stage’s leading men.… Continue reading ‘A Study in Scoundrels’ by Christy Carlyle
STORY: While you were sleeping... With her brother Thomas injured on the battlefront in the Colonies, orphaned Cecilia Harcourt has two unbearable choices: move in with a maiden aunt or marry a scheming cousin. Instead, she chooses option three and travels across the Atlantic, determined to nurse her brother back to health. But after a… Continue reading ‘The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband’ by Julia Quinn