2011 RITA winners announced

July 6, 2011

Romance readers rejoice!  The Romance Writers of America recently announced the 2011 RITA winners.  The RITA award is named after RWA’s first President, Rita Clay Estrada and the contest is to promote “excellence in the romance genre by recognizing outstanding published romance novels and novellas.”

This year’s winners are: 

Regency Historical Romance:

The Mischief of the Mistletoe

by Lauren Willig





                            Historical Romance

                             His at Night

                             by Sherry Thomas                             




Inspirational Romance:

In Harm’s Way

by Irene Hannon





                       Young Adult Romance:

                       The Iron King

                       by Julie Kagawa




Contemporary Series Romance: Welcome Home, Cowboy by Karen Templeton (not in Sno-Isle collection)



Contemporary Series Romance: Suspense/Adventure:

he Moon That Night

by Helen Brenna



   Novel with Strong Romantic Elements:

          Welcome to Harmony

           by Jodi Thomas




Romance Novella:

“Shifting Sea” by Virginia Kantra

in Burning Up





                             Romantic Suspense:

                             Silent Scream

                             by Karen Rose




Paranormal Romance:

Unchained: The Dark Forgotten

by Sharon Ashwood




                                       Best First Book:

                                       Pieces of Sky

                                       by Kaki Warner





Contemporary Single Title Romance:

Simply Irresistible

by Jill Shalvis




All of the titles (but one noted above) are available to check out from Sno-Isle Libraries.

posting by Lorraine who was following the reviews of nominees on Smart Bitches Trashy Books.


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