Tuesday, March 27, 2012

You’ve Gotta Love ’Em

Earlier today, the Romance Writers of America announced the finalists for its 2012 RITA Awards (named in honor of that organization’s first president, Rita Clay Estrada). Nominees are listed in a dozen categories, but only two of those include crime-fiction works.

Contemporary Series: Suspense/Adventure:
Cooper Vengeance, by Paula Graves (Harlequin Intrigue)
The Doctor’s Deadly Affair, by Stephanie Doyle (Harlequin
Romantic Suspense)
The Man from Gossamer Ridge, by Paula Graves (Harlequin Intrigue)
Nothing But the Truth, by Kara Lennox (Harlequin Superromance)
Soldier’s Last Stand, by Cindy Dees (Harlequin Romantic Suspense)
Stranded with Her Ex, by Jill Sorenson (Harlequin
Romantic Suspense)
Taken to the Edge, by Kara Lennox (Harlequin Superromance)

Romantic Suspense:
Hidden Away, by Maya Banks (Berkley Sensation)
Hot Zone, by Catherine Mann (Sourcebooks Casablanca)
Hush, by Cherry Adair (Pocket Star)
New York to Dallas, by J.D. Robb (Putnam)
Secrets of Bella Terra, by Christina Dodd (New American Library)
True Colors, by Joyce Lamb (Berkley Sensation)
True Shot, by Joyce Lamb (Berkley Sensation)
Where All the Dead Lie, by J.T. Ellison (Harlequin Mira)

The names of the winning books and authors will be declared on July 28 during the RWA conference in Anaheim, California.

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