2011 RITA and Golden Heart Winners

The winners of the Romance Writers of America RITA and Golden Heart awards for 2011 were announced yesterday at the annual RWA convention in New York.  The RITA awards recognize outstanding published romance novels and novellas, while the Golden Heart awards recognize outstanding romance manuscripts (unpublished novels and novellas).

Congratulations to all of the winners and these paranormal authors in particular:


2011 RITA Winner for Young Adult Romance

The Iron King, by Julie Kagawa

The Iron King, Julie Kagawa Julie Kagawa


2011 RITA Winner for Romance Novella

“Shifting Sea”, by Virginia Kantra, in Burning Up

Burning Up, Virgina Kantra, Angela Knight, Nalini Singh, Meljean Brook Virginia Kantra


2011 RITA Winner for Paranormal Romance

Unchained: The Dark Forgotten, by Sharon Ashwood

Sharon Ashwood, Unchained Sharon Ashwood


2011 Golden Heart Winner for Novel with Strong Romantic Elements

Nearly Departed in Deadwood, by Ann Charles

Ann Charles, Nearly Departed in Deadwood Ann Charles


2011 Golden Heart Winner for Paranormal Romance

“The Blood Sworn King”, by Trisza Ray

Trisza Ray


July 2nd, 2011  at 11:48 pm

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