Tuesday, August 01, 2006

and the winner is.......

RITA Awards went to:

Best Traditional Romance
Princess of Convenience by Marion Lennox
Harlequin Books; Sheila Hodgson, editor

Best Short Contemporary Romance
The Marriage Miracle by Liz Fielding
Harlequin Mills & Boon; Emma Dunford, editor

Best Long Contemporary Romance
Worth Every Risk by Dianna Love Snell
Silhouette Books; Allison Lyons, editor

Best Paranormal Romance
Gabriel’s Ghost by Linnea Sinclair
Bantam Books; Anna Groell, editor

Best Inspirational Romance
Heavens to Betsy by Beth Pattillo
WaterBrook Press; Dudley Delffs, editor

Best Romantic Novella
“The Naked Truth about Guys” in The Naked Truth by Alesia Holliday
Berkley Books; Cindy Hwang, editor

Best First Book
Show Her the Money by Stephanie Feagan
Silhouette Books; Natashya Wilson, editor

Best Regency Romance
A Reputable Rake by Diane Gaston
Harlequin Mills & Boon; Linda Fildew, editor

Best Short Historical Romance
The Texan’s Reward by Jody Thomas
Berkley Books; Christine Zika, editor

Best Long Historical Romance
The Devil to Pay by Liz Carlyle
Pocket Books; Lauren McKenna, editor

Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements
Lady Luck’s Map of Vegas by Barbara Samuel
Ballantine Books; Linda Morrow, editor

Best Romantic Suspense
Survivor in Death by J.D. Robb
Penguin Putnam; Leslie Gelbman, editor

Best Contemporary Single Title
Lakeside Cottage by Susan Wiggs
MIRA Books; Margaret Marbury and Dianne Moggy, editors


  1. Fantastic writers ALL! Diane Gaston is a very good friend of mine. I had to e-mail her right away and say congrats. Thanks for sharing the list, Cheryl. And, CONGRATULATIONS, again!

  2. I've only read Worth Every Risk and Survivor in Death from that list and I liked them both. It's too bad only one book can win. There are so many good ones!