RWA Announces The 2012 RITA Award Winners

In April, we presented you with a veritable buffet of the 2012 RITA Award nominees — a fantastic selection of 2012's authors and titles (many of which earned an RT Reviewers’ Choice Award nod as well). This Saturday the RWA judges picked over the fare to present readers with the most delicious morsels. We’re pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 RITA awards. So dive in, feast and enjoy! We hope you’ll find the favorites you crave and pick up some new tastes along the way:

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Nominated for Best First Book:

    
    

And the winner is ...

 

Nominated for Best Contemporary Series Romance:

    
    

And the winner is ...

 

 

Nominated for Best Contemporary Single Title — Suspense/Adventure:

    
 
    

And the winner is ...

 

Nominated for Best Contemporary Single Title:

    
    

And the winner is ...

 

Nominated for Best Historical Romance:

    
    

And the winner is ...

 

Nominated for Best Inspirational Romance:

    
    
   
    

And the winner is ...

 

Nominated for Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements:

    
    
   
    

And the winner is ...

*This win gained O’Neal entrance into the RWA Hall of Fame

 

Nominated for Best Paranormal Romance:

    
    

And the winner is ...

* Thea Harrison's Dragon Bound won RT Editor's Best Book of the Year for 2011

 

Nominated for Best Regency Historical Romance:

    
    

And the winner is ...

 

Nominated for Best Romance Novella:

    

"Angel's Wolf"
by Nalini Singh

"Chaos in Death"
by J.D. Robb

"Compassion Can't Wait"
by Carly Phillips

 
    
    

"One Wish:
A Christmas Story"
by Jodi Thomas

"Resolution"
by Linda Winstead Jones

"The Storm Within"
by Trish Morey

"Unforgiven"
by Ruth Ryan Langan

    

And the winner is ...

 

Nominated for Best Romantic Suspense:

    
    

And the winner is ...

 

Nominated for Best Young Adult Romance:

 
    
 
    

And the winner is ...

 

Have you read any of the RITA Award nominees or winners? Let us know what you thought in the comments below. And for more genre news and fiction reviews, stop by the RT Daily Blog!

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