RITA Award Finalists Announced for the Best in Romance

Adrian Liang on March 23, 2018
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The Romance Writers of America announced this week the finalists for their prestigious RITA Awards, one of the highest acclaimed awards in the romance industry.

The winners will be announced in July at the RWA National Convention, which will be held this year in beautiful Denver, Colorado.

Below is a partial list of the categories. Congratulations to all the finalists!

Contemporary Romance: Long

The Dating GameThe Dating Game by Avril Tremayne (Kindle Book)


Falling Hard (The Blackhawk Boys) (Volume 4)Falling Hard (The Blackhawk Boys) (Volume 4) by Lexi Ryan (Print Book | Kindle Book)


Famous (A Famous novel)Famous (A Famous novel) by Jenny Holiday (Print Book | Kindle Book)


No One but You: A Novel (Silver Springs)No One but You: A Novel (Silver Springs) by Brenda Novak (Print Book | Kindle Book)


Take the Lead: A Dance Off NovelTake the Lead: A Dance Off Novel by Alexis Daria (Kindle Book)


Tougher in Texas (Texas Rodeo)Tougher in Texas (Texas Rodeo) by Kari Lynn Dell (Print Book | Kindle Book)


The Whys Have ItThe Whys Have It by Amy Matayo (Print Book | Kindle Book)


The Wingman (Alpha Men)The Wingman (Alpha Men) by Natasha Anders (Print Book | Kindle Book)


Contemporary Romance: Mid-Length


The F-WordThe F-Word by Sandra Marton (Print Book | Kindle Book)


His Perfect Partner (Matched to Perfection)His Perfect Partner (Matched to Perfection) by Priscilla Oliveras (Print Book | Kindle Book)


Lucky CharmedLucky Charmed by Sharla Lovelace (Print Book | Kindle Book)


New Leash on Life (The Dogfather) (Volume 2)New Leash on Life (The Dogfather) (Volume 2) by Roxanne St. Claire (Print Book | Kindle Book)


Redemption: (Cattenach Ranch)Redemption: (Cattenach Ranch) by Kelly Moran (Print Book | Kindle Book)


Royally Wed (The Royals Book 3)Royally Wed (The Royals Book 3) by Teri Wilson (Kindle Book)


Summer StockSummer Stock by Vanessa North (Print Book | Kindle Book)


Tell Me (A Love Me Novel)Tell Me (A Love Me Novel) by Abigail Strom (Print Book | Kindle Book)


This Can't Be Love (Whispering Bay Romance) (Volume 5)This Can't Be Love (Whispering Bay Romance) (Volume 5) by Maria Geraci (Print Book | Kindle Book)


You Do Something To Me (New York Sullivans 3)You Do Something To Me (New York Sullivans 3) by Bella Andre (Print Book | Kindle Book)


Erotic Romance


Constant CravingConstant Craving by Tamara Lush (Print Book | Kindle Book)


Deposition and a Dare (Saints and Sinners) (Volume 1)Deposition and a Dare (Saints and Sinners) (Volume 1) by Evelyn Adams (Print Book | Kindle Book)


The RivalryThe Rivalry by Nikki Sloane (Print Book | Kindle Book)


Stud: A NovelStud: A Novel by Jamie K. Schmidt (Kindle Book)


Wicked DirtyWicked Dirty by J. Kenner (Print Book | Kindle Book)


Historical Romance: Long


Between the Devil and the Duke (A Season for Scandal)Between the Devil and the Duke (A Season for Scandal) by Kelly Bowen (Print Book | Kindle Book)


The Day of the Duchess: Scandal & Scoundrel, Book IIIThe Day of the Duchess: Scandal & Scoundrel, Book III by Sarah MacLean (Print Book | Kindle Book)


Mad for the MarquessMad for the Marquess by Jess Russell (Print Book | Kindle Book)


The Scandalous Flirt (Cinderella Sisterhood Series)The Scandalous Flirt (Cinderella Sisterhood Series) by Olivia Drake (Print Book | Kindle Book)


The Scoundrel's Honor (Sinful Brides)The Scoundrel's Honor (Sinful Brides) by Christi Caldwell (Print Book | Kindle Book)


Paranormal Romance


Bishop (New Vampire Disorder) (Volume 3)Bishop (New Vampire Disorder) (Volume 3) by Marie Johnston (Print Book | Kindle Book)


The Druid Next Door (Fae Out of Water) (Volume 2)The Druid Next Door (Fae Out of Water) (Volume 2) by E.J. Russell (Print Book | Kindle Book)


Eleventh Grave in Moonlight: A Novel (Charley Davidson Series)Eleventh Grave in Moonlight: A Novel (Charley Davidson Series) by Darynda Jones (Print Book | Kindle Book)


Hunt the Darkness (Order of the Blade Book 11) (Volume 11)Hunt the Darkness (Order of the Blade Book 11) (Volume 11) by Stephanie Rowe (Print Book | Kindle Book)


Song of the Nightpiper: A Fantasy RomanceSong of the Nightpiper: A Fantasy Romance by Hannah Meredith (Print Book | Kindle Book)


Spectred Isle (Green Men) (Volume 1)Spectred Isle (Green Men) (Volume 1) by KJ Charles (Print Book | Kindle Book)


To Enthrall the Demon Lord: A Novel of Love and Magic (Volume 4)To Enthrall the Demon Lord: A Novel of Love and Magic (Volume 4) by Nadine Mutas (Print Book | Kindle Book)


Wanted and WiredWanted and Wired by Vivien Jackson (Print Book | Kindle Book)


Romantic Suspense


Critical InstinctCritical Instinct by Janie Crouch (Print Book | Kindle Book)


The Fixer: Games People PlayThe Fixer: Games People Play by HelenKay Dimon (Print Book | Kindle Book)


Guarding Mr. Fine (Tough Love)Guarding Mr. Fine (Tough Love) by HelenKay Dimon (Kindle Book)


Montana Heat: Escape to You: A Montana Heat NovelMontana Heat: Escape to You: A Montana Heat Novel by Jennifer Ryan (Print Book | Kindle Book)


Say You're Sorry (Morgan Dane)Say You're Sorry (Morgan Dane) by Melinda Leigh (Print Book | Kindle Book)


Too Wilde to TameToo Wilde to Tame by Tonya Burrows (Print Book | Kindle Book)


Touch of Red (Tracers)Touch of Red (Tracers) by Laura Griffin (Print Book | Kindle Book)


The Transporter: An Action-Packed Romance (Hudson Kings)The Transporter: An Action-Packed Romance (Hudson Kings) by Liz Maverick (Print Book | Kindle Book)


Under Fire: A Love Over Duty NovelUnder Fire: A Love Over Duty Novel by Scarlett Cole (Print Book | Kindle Book)

You can find the full list of all finalist categories on the RWA website.


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