Congratulations to the 2016 RITA and Golden Heart Winners!

The 2016 RITA and Golden Heart winners were announced last weekend at RWA's national conference in San Diego. Congratulations to all the wonderful authors. Thank you for writing such wonderful books! Below are all the winners, we know what we'll be reading for the rest of the summer.


Best First Book

Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn

Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn

Contemporary Romance: Long

Brokedown Cowboy by Maisey Yates

Brokedown Cowboy by Maisey Yates

Contemporary Romance: Mid

Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy

Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy

Contemporary Romance: Short

The Nanny Plan by Sarah M. Anderson

The Nanny Plan by Sarah M. Anderson

Erotic Romance 

For Real by Alexis Hall

For Real: A Spires Story by Alexis Hall

Historical Romance: Long

Tiffany Girl by Deeanne Gist

Tiffany Girl by Deeanne Gist

Historical Romance: Short

It Started with a Scandal by Julie Anne Long

It Started with a Scandal by Julie Anne Long

Inspirational Romance

A Noble Masquerade by Kristi Ann Hunter

A Noble Masquerade by Kristi Ann Hunter

Paranormal Romance 

Must Love Chainmail by Angela Quarles

Must Love Chainmail by Angela Quarles

Romance Novella

Nice Girls Don’t Ride by Roni Loren

Nice Girls Don't Ride by Roni Loren

Romantic Suspense

Flash Fire by Dana Marton

Flash Fire by Dana Marton

Young Adult Romance

The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett

The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett


Contemporary Romance Winner

“Shelter Me” by Gabrielle Luthy

Historical Romance Winner

“The Earl and the Pussycat” by Elizabeth King

Inspirational Romance Winner

“For the Love of Termites” by Kimberly MacCarron

Paranormal Romance Winner

“Don’t Call Me Cupcake” by Tara Sheets

Romantic Suspense Winner

“In the Wrong Sights” by Tracy Brody

Short Contemporary Romance Winner

“Rescuing Riley” by Carrie Nichols

Young Adult Romance Winner

“The Beekeeper” by Meg Kassel

Congrats again to all the winners! Happy reading, all!