The RITA Award Finalists for the Best in Romance Are Here!

Adrian Liang on March 23, 2017

RITA finalistsThe Romance Writers of America announced the finalists for the RITA Awards in 13 categories, including Historical Romance, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, and Paranormal Romance. The winners will be announced on July 27, 2017, at the RWA Annual Conference, which in past years has hosted the most entertaining and also emotional awards ceremonies I've ever had the pleasure of going to. (Laughter, tears, and better than Cats. Seriously.)

Here is a selection of the award categories. The full list can be found here.


Always a BrideContemporary Romance (Long)

Always a Bridesmaid by Lizzie Shane

Hot in Hellcat Canyon by Julie Anne Long

Make Me Sin by J. T. Geissinger

Miracle on 5th Avenue by Sarah Morgan

Pansies by Alexis Hall

Snowfall on Haven Point by RaeAnne Thayne

Tender Is the Night by Barbara Freethy


Dukes Prefer BlondesHistorical Romance (Long)

Dukes Prefer Blondes by Loretta Chase

How I Married a Marquess by Anna Harrington

No Mistress of Mine by Laura Lee Guhrke

Susana and the Scot by Sabrina York


51cgt1yxapL._SY346_Paranormal Romance

Bayou Shadow Hunter by Debbie Herbert

The Beast by J R Ward

The Champion of Barésh by Susan Grant

Enchanted Warrior by Sharon Ashwood

Ghost Gifts by Laura Spinella

The Leopard King by Ann Aguirre

The Pages of the Mind by Jeffe Kennedy

Where the Wild Things Bite by Molly Harper


One Minute to MidnightRomantic Suspense

All the Dead Girls by Rita Herron

Atone by Beth Yarnall

Field of Graves by J. T. Ellison

Killer Countdown by Amelia Autin

Mr. and Mr. Smith by HelenKay Dimon

One Minute to Midnight by Nico Rosso

Repressed by Elisabeth Naughton

Tall, Dark and Damaged by Sarah Andre


Off the ClockErotic Romance

The Dirty Secret by Kira A. Gold

The Master by Tara Sue Me

Off the Clock by Roni Loren

Ravenous by M. S. Force

Three Sweet Nothings by Nikki Sloane


Congratulations to all the finalists!


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