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Congratulations Thread for RITA and GoldenHeart Nominees

In the paranormal category:   

  • The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter
  • The Healer by Sharon Sala
  • Mine to Possess Nalini Singh  
  • The Undead Next Door  by Kerrelyn Sparks
  • Thunder Moon  by Lori Handeland
  • Dragon Wytch  by Yasmine Galenorn
  • Seducing Mr. Darcy  by Gwen Cready
  • Moonstruck  by Susan Grant

In the NWRE:  

  • Tribute  by Nora Roberts
  • Where Serpents Sleep  by C.S. Harris
  • The Winter Sea  by Susanna Kearsley
  • The Shape of Mercy  by Susan Meissner
  • Last Dance at Jitterbug Lounge  by Pamela Morsi
  • The Paper Marriage  by Susan Kay Law
  • The House on Tradd Street  by Karen White

In novella:

  • "Thicker Than Blood" by Meljean Brook in  First Blood  
  • “Penance” by Sharon Sala in Aftershock
  • "Blame it on the Mistletoe" by Terri Brisbin in  One Candlelit Christmas  
  • "The Fall of Rogue Gerard" by Stephanie Laurens in  It Happened One Night  
  • "Snowy Night with a Highlander" by Julia London in  Snowy Night with a Stranger  
  • "Our Day" by Jean Brashear in  The Valentine Gift  
  • "Only You" by Jacquie D’Alessandro in  It Happened One Night  
  • "Blame It on the Mistletoe" by Terri Brisbin in  One Candlelit Christmas  
  • "All He Wants for Christmas" by Jill Shalvis in  Heating Up the Holidays  

In contemporary:   

  • Not Another Bad Date  by Rachel Gibson
  • Out of Time  by Samantha Graves
  • Snowfall at Willow Lake  by Susan Wiggs
  • Sweet Talk  by Susan Mallery
  • Tall Tales and Wedding Veils  by Jane Graves
  • Twenty Wishes  by Debbie Macomber
  • No Good Girls  by Jean Marie Pierson
  • Your Roots Are Showing  by Elise Chidley

In Historical:   

  • Spymaster’s Lady by Joanna Bourne
  • Private Arrangements by Sherry Thomas
  • In Bed with the Devil by Lorraine Heath
  • Where the Heart Leads by Stephanie Laurens
  • To Seduce a Sinner  by Elizabeth Hoyt
  • Duchess by Night by Eloisa James
  • Seduce Me at Sunrise by Lisa Kleypas
  • The Edge of Impropriety by Pam Rosenthal

In Regency Historical:   

  • The Dangerous Duke  by  Christina Wells (Scandal’s Daughter was a Golden Heart winner).
  • Duke Most Wanted  by Celeste Bradley
  • Mr. Cavendish, I Presume  by Julia Quinn
  • My Lord and Spymaster  by Joanna Bourne
  • The Dangerous Duke  by Christine Wells
  • The Edge of Desire  by Stephanie Laurens
  • Three Nights of Sin  by Anne Mallory

Romantic Suspense

  • Killing Fear  by Allison Brennan
  • Now You Die  by Roxanne St. Claire
  • Scream for Me  by Karen Rose
  • Stop Me  by Brenda Novak
  • The Angel  by Carla Neggers
  • Triple Exposure  by Colleen Thompson

In YA:   

  • How to Hook a Hottie by Tina Ferraro,  
  • Oh. My. Gods by Tera Lynn Childs,  
  • Hell Week  by Rosemary Clement-Moore

Best First Book:   

  • Passionate by Anthea Lawson
  • Private Arrangements by Sherry Thomas
  • Oh. My. Gods.  by Tera Lynn Childs
  • No Good Girls  by Jean Marie Pierson
  • Strangers in the Night  by Kerry Connor
  • The Secret Soldier  by Jennifer Morey
  • Your Roots Are Showing  by Elise Chidley

Contemporary Series Romance:  

  • A Mother’s Wish  by Karen Templeton
  • Adopted: Outback Baby  by Barbara Hannay
  • Antonides’ Forbidden Wife  by Anne McAllister
  • Falling for the Lone Wolf  by Crystal Green
  • Last-Minute Proposal  by Jessica Hart
  • Texas Heir  by Linda Warren
  • The Children’s Doctor and the Single Mum  by Lilian Darcy
  • The Cowboy’s Christmas Miracle  by RaeAnne Thayne
  • The Right Mr. Wrong  by Cindi Myers

Contemporary Series Romance Suspense/Adventure

  • A Sexy Time of It  by Cara Summer
  • Cold Case Connection  by Kathleen Long
  • Danger Signals  by Kathleen Creighton
  • Lethal Attraction  by Diana Duncan
  • Strangers in the Night  by Kerry Connor
  • Tall, Dark and Lethal  by Dana Marton
  • The Man Behind the Cop  by Janice Kay Johnson
  • The Secret Soldier  by Jennifer Morey
  • Twin Targets  by Jessica Anderson

Inspirational Romance

  • Deep in the Heart of Trouble  by Deeanne Gist
  • Faking Grace  by Tamara Leigh
  • Finding Stefanie  by Susan May Warren
  • Love Starts with Elle  by Rachel Hauck
  • Mulberry Park  by Judy Duarte
  • The Convenient Groom  by Denise Hunter
  • The Perfect Life  by Robin Lee Hatcher
  • Where Love Abides  by Irene Hannon
RITA Reader Ballot

RITA Reader Ballot

Do you remember that we are having a RITA related contest? Well, we are. If you fill out a ballot with your guesses as to who will win the RITA, you will be entered in our contest. The winner of the contest (US Residents only because of mailing costs) will recieve a bag of books of the RITA winners plus many other books. We received this box of books from Dorchester:

Dorchester Publishing Giveaway

And this one from Harlequin (yep, all these are going to the winner).


So today, we are giving away two harlequin ecopies of RITA nominated books: Magic Study by Maria V Snyder and Irresistible by Susan Mallery to two random balloters. So go forth and guess. And win. You know you want to.