RITA and Golden Heart Nominees with Links

by Keira G on March 25, 2009 · 2 comments

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If you've been on twitter today you've seen #ritanoms all over the place. Comments abound like why didn't she get it? but also a slew of congratulations are going out to the authors that did get to the coveted spot of finalist. I'm here to add yet one more with a sincere heartfelt congrats and thank you to the writers that rock our world one HEA at a time!

  • RITA- awarded to published romance novels from previous calendar year (2008).
  • GH- awarded to unpublished romance novels from previous calendar year (2008).

Here's the Nomination Lists:

2009 RITA Finalists for Best First Book

2009 RITA Finalists for Young Adult Romance

2009 RITA Finalists for Romantic Suspense

2009 RITA Finalists for Romance Novella

2009 RITA Finalists for Regency Historical Romance

2009 RITA Finalists for Paranormal Romance

2009 RITA Finalists for Novel with Strong Romantic Elements

2009 RITA Finalists for Inspirational Romance

2009 RITA Finalists for Historical Romance

2009 RITA Finalists for Contemporary Single Title Romance

2009 RITA Finalists for Contemporary Series Romance: Suspense/Adventure

2009 RITA Finalists for Contemporary Series Romance

2009 Golden Heart Finalists for Young Adult Romance

  • Codename: Dancer by Amanda Brice
  • I Wished by Elizabeth C. Langston
  • My Big Fat Rockin' Reality by Addison Fox
  • Stage Fright by Shoshana Dawn Brown

2009 Golden Heart Finalists for Romantic Suspense

  • Guardian Angel by Rita O. Henuber
  • Intrusion by Cynthia Noel Mealer
  • Only Fear by Anne Marie Becker
  • Safe in Enemy Arms by Joan M. Swan
  • The Broken by Shelley S. Coriell
  • The Surrogate by Tina Joyce Butts
  • Trust Fall by Sally Randel Eggert
  • Trust No One by Diane Elaine Della Maggiora

2009 Golden Heart Finalist for Regency Historical Romance

  • An Inconvenient Marriage by Sara Wampler
  • Defiant by Elizabeth Robinson Baldwin
  • The Raven’s Heart by Pamela Lynn Bolton-Holifield
  • Midnight Promises by Anne Barton
  • No Shrinking Violet by Amy Talley

2009 Golden Heart Finalists for Paranormal Romance

  • First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
  • Ghost Planet by Sharon Lynn Fisher
  • Heart of the Dragon by Morgan R. Karpiel
  • Just in Time by Nancy J. Litzau
  • Kismet’s Kiss by Katey Coffing
  • Magic Man by Jacqui Jacoby
  • Magick by Heather Dawn McCollum
  • Underbelly by Tammy L Hoganson

2009 Golden Heart Finalist for Novel with Strong Romantic Elements

  • Call Sign Scarlett by Julia Whitby
  • Color My Horse by Bev A. Patterson
  • Dark Secrets by Sherri Buerkle
  • Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure by Diane O’Brien Kelly
  • Home Waters by Elizabeth Devlin
  • One Shot, Two Kills by Kimberly Ann Howe
  • Pleasant Lake P.D. by Kelly Fitzpatrick
  • Until Midnight by L.A. Mitchell

2009 Golden Heart Finalists for Inspirational Romance

  • Kasey’s Secret by Kayla Lynn Westra
  • Kitty’s Fire by Kelly Ann Riley
  • Love On A Dime by Cara Slaughter
  • Montana Rainbow by Yvonne L. Harris

2009 Golden Heart Finalist for Historical Romance

  • Butterfly Swords by Jeannie Lin
  • Forfeit’s Lady by Patricia Jean Detweiler
  • Highland Honor by Jenna Stuart
  • Lily’s Outlaw by Tatia Talbot
  • The Art of a Lady by Kate Parker
  • The Other Brother by Cynthia J. Eernisse Chase
  • Upon a Moonlit Sea by Jennifer Whitney Bray-Weber

2009 Golden Heart Finalist for Contemporary Series Romance Suspense/Adventure

  • Breathless by Kimberley Ann Howe
  • His Witness by Dianne M. Gerber
  • Romance or Retribution by Jamie Michele

2009 Golden Heart Finalist for Contemporary Series Romance

  • Angel in Training by Lindsey Brookes
  • Beneath the Surface by Katherine Danniele Worsham
  • For Love or Ravioli by Laurie D. DeSalvo
  • Into the Night by Melissa Jackson Brister
  • Meet Your Mate by Jacqueline M. Floyd
  • Second Chance for a Family by Kim Law
  • The Great Bedroom War by Laurie Kellogg
  • The Greek’s Mistress Revenge by Anastasia Huff

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1 Susan Grant July 21, 2009 at 11:43 PM

Your list of paranormal RITA finalists is incomplete. You’re missing Moonstruck by Susan Grant. Pretty cool that a SF romance made the cut in this prestigious contest. Please add it in so your readers have the most accurate info. Thanks!

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2 Keira July 22, 2009 at 8:19 AM

Whoops! Thanks for pointing it out Susan. All fixed!

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