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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