Friday, July 17, 2009

RWA Conference Awards

First off, CONGRATS to Kylie!! Her book, TERMS OF SURRENDER not only won RWA's Kiss of Death chapter's 2009 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence for the Best Series Romantic Mystery/Suspense category, but it was also the OVERALL winner for ALL categories. Yay, Kylie!!

Tomorrow night is the long-awaited RITA ceremony at RWA's conference in D.C. Thought I'd post the finalist here to refresh everyone's memories. Read any of these books? Anyone willing to venture a best guess on who's going to win?

One more thing ...GO GO Cindy and Susie! Got my fingers crossed for you both!

Helen

2009 RITA Finalists — Best First Book
Her One Desire Kimberly Killion

Her One Desire by Kimberly Killion
Kensington Publishing Corp., Zebra
ISBN: 142010442X
Hilary Sares, editor

No Good Girls Jean Marie Pierson No Good Girls by Jean Marie Pierson
Dorchester Publishing, Love Spell
ISBN: 0505527561
Alicia Condon, editor
Oh. My. Gods. Tera Lynn Childs Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs
Penguin Group USA, Dutton
ISBN: 9780525479420
Sarah Shumway, editor
Passionate Anthea Lawson Passionate by Anthea Lawson
Kensington Publishing Corp., Zebra Debut
ISBN: 142010456X
Hilary Sares, editor
Private Arrangements Sherry Thomas Private Arrangements by Sherry Thomas
Bantam Dell Publishing Group
ISBN: 978-0-440-24431-8
Caitlin Alexander, editor
Strangers in the Night Strangers in the Night by Kerry Connor
Harlequin Enterprises, Harlequin Intrigue
ISBN: 0373693346
Sean Mackiewicz, editor
The Secret Soldier Jennifer Morey The Secret Soldier by Jennifer Morey
Harlequin Enterprises, Silhouette Romantic Suspense
ISBN: 978-0-373-27596-0
Natashya Wilson, editor
Your Roots Are Showing Elise Chidley Your Roots Are Showing by Elise Chidley
Grand Central Publishing, 5 Spot
ISBN: 978-0-446-17814-3
Alex Logan, editor

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2009 RITA Finalists — Contemporary Series Romance
A Mothers Wish Karen Templeton A Mother’s Wish by Karen Templeton
Harlequin Enterprises, Silhouette Special Edition
ISBN: 9780373249169
Gail Chasan, editor
Adopted Outback Baby Barbara Hannay Adopted: Outback Baby by Barbara Hannay
Harlequin Enterprises, Harlequin Romance
ISBN: 0-373-17526-4
Meg Lewis, editor
Anne McAllister Antonides’ Forbidden Wife by Anne McAllister
Harlequin Enterprises, Mills and Boon Modern
ISBN: 978-0-263-86478-6
Jenny Hutton, editor
Falling for the Lone Wolf by Crystal Green
Harlequin Enterprises, Silhouette Special Edition
ISBN: 978-0-373-24932-9
Susan Litman, editor
Last-Minute Proposal by Jessica Hart
Harlequin Enterprises, Harlequin Romance
ISBN: 13-978-0-373-17544-4
Maddie Rowe, editor
Texas Heir by Linda Warren
Harlequin Enterprises, Harlequin American Romance
ISBN: 978-0-373-75230-0
Kathleen Scheibling, editor
The Children’s Doctor and the Single Mum by Lilian Darcy
Harlequin Enterprises, Medical Romance
ISBN: 0-373-71454-8
Bryony Green, editor
The Cowboy’s Christmas Miracle by RaeAnne Thayne
Harlequin Enterprises, Silhouette Special Edition
ISBN: 0-373-24933-0
Gail Chasan, editor
The Right Mr. Wrong by Cindi Myers
Harlequin Enterprises, Harlequin American Romance
ISBN: 0373752032
Wanda Ottewell, editor

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2009 RITA Finalists — Contemporary Series Romance: Suspense/Adventure
A Sexy Time of It by Cara Summers
Harlequin Enterprises, Harlequin Blaze
ISBN: 0-373-79400-2
Brenda Chin, editor
Cold Case Connection by Kathleen Long
Harlequin Enterprises, Harlequin Intrigue
ISBN: 978-0373693276
Allison Lyons, editor
Danger Signals by Kathleen Creighton
Harlequin Enterprises, Silhouette Romantic Suspense
ISBN: 0-373-27577-3
Gail Chasan, editor
Lethal Attraction by Diana Duncan
Harlequin Enterprises, Silhouette Romantic Suspense
ISBN: 0-373-27580-3
Susan Litman, editor
Strangers in the Night by Kerry Connor
Harlequin Enterprises, Harlequin Intrigue
ISBN: 0373693346
Sean Mackiewicz, editor
Tall, Dark and Lethal by Dana Marton
Harlequin Enterprises, Harlequin Intrigue
ISBN: 0373693729
Allison Lyons, editor
The Man Behind the Cop by Janice Kay Johnson
Harlequin Enterprises, Superromance
ISBN: 0-373-71489-0
Wanda Ottewell, editor
The Secret Soldier by Jennifer Morey
Harlequin Enterprises, Silhouette Romantic Suspense
ISBN: 978-0-373-27596-0
Natashya Wilson, editor
Twin Targets by Jessica Andersen
Harlequin Enterprises, Harlequin Intrigue
ISBN: 9780373693283
Allison Lyons, editor

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2009 RITA Finalists — Contemporary Single Title Romance

No Good Girls by Jean Marie Pierson
Dorchester Publishing, Love Spell
ISBN: 0505527561
Alicia Condon, editor

Not Another Bad Date by Rachel Gibson
HarperCollins Publishers, Avon Books
ISBN: 0061178047
Lucia Macro, editor
Out of Time by Samantha Graves
Grand Central Publishing, Forever
ISBN: 0446618373
Frances Jalet-Miller, editor
Snowfall at Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs
Harlequin Enterprises, MIRA Books
ISBN: 9780778324935
Margaret O'Neill Marbury, editor
Sweet Talk by Susan Mallery
Harlequin Enterprises, HQN
ISBN: 978-0-373-77297-1
Tara Parsons, editor
Tall Tales and Wedding Veils by Jane Graves
Grand Central Publishing, Forever
ISBN: 978-0-446-61787-1
Michele Bidelspach, editor
Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber
Harlequin Enterprises, MIRA Books
ISBN: 978-0-7783-2550-5
Paula Eykelhof, editor
Your Roots Are Showing by Elise Chidley
Grand Central Publishing, 5 Spot
ISBN: 978-0-446-17814-3
Alex Logan, editor

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2009 RITA Finalists — Historical Romance
Duchess by Night by Eloisa James
HarperCollins Publishers, Avon Books
ISBN: 9780061245572
Carrie Feron, editor
In Bed with the Devil by Lorraine Heath
HarperCollins Publishers, Avon Books
ISBN: 978-0-06-135557-8
Lucia Macro and May Chen, editors
Private Arrangements by Sherry Thomas
Bantam Dell Publishing Group
ISBN: 978-0-440-24431-8
Caitlin Alexander, editor
Seduce Me at Sunrise by Lisa Kleypas
St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 0312949812
Jennifer Enderlin, editor
The Edge of Impropriety by Pam Rosenthal
Penguin Group USA, NAL, Signet Eclipse
ISBN: 0-451-22230-X
Laura Cifelli, editor
The Spymaster’s Lady by Joanna Bourne
Penguin Group USA, Berkley Sensation
ISBN: 9780425219607
Wendy McCurdy, editor
To Seduce a Sinner by Elizabeth Hoyt
Grand Central Publishing, Forever
ISBN: 0446406929
Amy Pierpont, editor
Where the Heart Leads by Stephanie Laurens
HarperCollins Publishers, Morrow Books
ISBN: 978-0-06-124339-4
Lucia Macro, editor

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2009 RITA Finalists — Inspirational Romance
Deep in the Heart of Trouble by Deeanne Gist
Bethany House Publishers
ISBN: 1590529286
David Long and Julie Klassen, editors
Faking Grace by Tamara Leigh
Random House Publishing, WaterBrook Multnomah
ISBN: 978-1-59052-929-4
Julee Schwarzburg, editor
Finding Stefanie by Susan May Warren
Tyndale House Publishers
ISBN: 1-4143-1019-6
Karen Watson, editor
Love Starts with Elle by Rachel Hauck
Thomas Nelson Inc.
ISBN: 1595543384
Ami McConnell, editor
Mulberry Park by Judy Duarte
Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 978-0-7582-2015-8
John Scognamiglio, editor
The Convenient Groom by Denise Hunter
Thomas Nelson Inc.
(ISBN: 9781595542588)
Amanda Bostic and Leslie Peterson, editors
The Perfect Life by Robin Lee Hatcher
Thomas Nelson Inc., Women of Faith Fiction
(ISBN: 978-1-59554-148-2)
Ami McConnell and Leslie Peterson, editors
Irene Hannon Where Love Abides by Irene Hannon
Harlequin Enterprises, Steeple Hill Love Inspired
ISBN: 9780373874798
Melissa Endlich, editor

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2009 RITA Finalists — Novel With Strong Romantic Elements
Last Dance at Jitterbug Lounge by Pamela Morsi
Harlequin Enterprises, MIRA Books
ISBN: 978-0-7783-2519-2
Valerie Gray, editor
The House on Tradd Street by Karen White
Penguin Group USA, NAL
ISBN: 978-0-451-22509-2
Cindy Hwang, editor
The Paper Marriage by Susan Kay Law
Penguin Group USA, Berkley
ISBN: 978-0-425-21935-5
Jackie Cantor, editor
The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner
Random House Publishing, WaterBrook Multnomah
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7456-3
Shannon Marchese, editor
The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley
Allison & Busby
ISBN: 978-0-7490-7985-7
Lara Crisp, editor
Tribute by Nora Roberts
Penguin Group USA, Putnam
ISBN: 978-0-399-15491-1
Leslie Gelbman, editor
Where Serpents Sleep by C.S. Harris
Penguin Group USA, NAL Obsidian
ISBN: 9780451225122
Ellen Edwards, editor



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2009 RITA Finalists — Paranormal Romance
Dragon Wytch by Yasmine Galenorn
Penguin Group USA, Berkley
ISBN: 9780425222393
Kate Seaver, editor
Mine to Possess by Nalini Singh
Penguin Group USA, Berkley Sensation
ISBN: 978-0-425-22016-0
Cindy Hwang, editor
Moonstruck by Susan Grant
Harlequin Enterprises, HQN
ISBN: 0373772599
Tara Parsons, editor
Seducing Mr. Darcy by Gwyn Cready
Simon & Schuster, Pocket
ISBN: 978-1416541165
Megan McKeever, editor
The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter
Harlequin Enterprises, HQN
ISBN: 0373772467
Tracy Farrell and Margo Lipschultz, editors
The Healer by Sharon Sala
Harlequin Enterprises, HQN
ISBN: 978-0-778-2544-4
Leslie Wainger, editor
The Undead Next Door by Kerrelyn Sparks
HarperCollins Publishers, Avon Books
ISBN: 978-0-06-111845-6
Erika Tsang, editor
Thunder Moon by Lori Handeland
St. Martin’s Press
ISBN: 0-312-94918-9
Jennifer Enderlin, editor

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2009 RITA Finalists — Regency Historical Romance
Duke Most Wanted by Celeste Bradley
St. Martin’s Press
ISBN: 0-312-93970-1
Monique Patterson, editor
Mr. Cavendish, I Presume by Julia Quinn
HarperCollins Publishers, Avon Books
ISBN: 0060876115
Lyssa Keusch, editor
My Lord and Spymaster by Joanna Bourne
Penguin Group USA, Berkley Sensation
ISBN: 9780425222461
Wendy McCurdy, editor
The Dangerous Duke by Christine Wells
Penguin Group USA, Berkley Sensation
ISBN: 978-0-06-123492-7
Leis Pederson, editor
The Edge of Desire by Stephanie Laurens
HarperCollins Publishers, Avon Books
ISBN: 978-0-06-124339-4
Lucia Macro, editor
Three Nights of Sin by Anne Mallory
HarperCollins Publishers, Avon Books
ISBN: 978-0061242410
May Chen, editor

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2009 RITA Finalists — Romance Novella
“All He Wants for Christmas” by Jill Shalvis in Heating Up the Holidays
Harlequin Enterprises, Harlequin Blaze
ISBN: 0373794398
Brenda Chin, editor
“Blame It on the Mistletoe” by Terri Brisbin in One Candlelit Christmas
Harlequin Enterprises, Harlequin Historical
ISBN: 978-0373295197
Joanne Carr Grant, editor
“Only You” by Jacquie D’Alessandro in It Happened One Night
HarperCollins Publishers, Avon Books
ISBN: 978-0-06-135416-8
Lucia Macro, editor
“Our Day” by Jean Brashear in The Valentine Gift
Harlequin Enterprises, Superromance, Everlasting Love
ISBN: 9780373714650
Beverley Sotolov, editor
“Penance” by Sharon Sala in Aftershock
Harlequin Enterprises, Silhouette Nocturne
ISBN: 978-0-373-61796-8
Leslie Wainger, editor
“Snowy Night with a Highlander” by Julia London in Snowy Night with a Stranger
Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books
ISBN: 1-4165-7822-6
Maggie Crawford, editor
“The Fall of Rogue Gerard” by Stephanie Laurens in It Happened One Night
HarperCollins Publishers, Avon Books
ISBN: 978-0-06-135416-8
Lucia Macro, editor
“Thicker Than Blood” by Meljean Brook in First Blood
Penguin Group USA, Berkley
ISBN: 978-0-425-22400-7
Cindy Hwang, editor

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2009 RITA Finalists — Romantic Suspense
Killing Fear by Allison Brennan
Random House Group, Ballantine
ISBN: 9780373881352
Charlotte Herscher, editor
Night Secrets by Cherry Adair
Random House Group, Ballantine
ISBN: 9780345499912
Charlotte Herscher, editor
Now You Die by Roxanne St. Claire
Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books
ISBN: 9781416552448
Micki Nuding, editor
Scream for Me by Karen Rose
Grand Central Publishing, Vision
ISBN: 0446509205
Karen Kosztolnyik, editor
Stop Me by Brenda Novak
Harlequin Enterprises, MIRA Books
ISBN: 0778324607
Paula Eykelhof, editor
Take No Prisoners by Cindy Gerard
Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books
ISBN: 978-1-4165-6674-8
Maggie Crawford, editor
The Angel by Carla Neggers
Harlequin Enterprises, MIRA Books
ISBN: 0778324834
Margaret Marbury, editor
Triple Exposure by Colleen Thompson
Dorchester Publishing, Leisure Romantic Suspense
ISBN: 0843961430
Alicia Condon, editor

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2009 RITA Finalists — Young Adult Romance
Hell Week by Rosemary Clement-Moore
Random House Group, Delacorte Press
ISBN: 978-0385734141
Krista Marino, editor
How to Hook a Hottie by Tina Ferraro
Random House Group, Delacorte Press
ISBN: 978-0-385-73438-7
Krista Marino, editor
Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs
Penguin Group USA, Dutton
ISBN: 978-0525479420
Sarah Shumway, editor

7 comments:

Lori said...

Congrats, Kylie!

Oh wow. The historical and RS categories are going to be tough! All the books are soooo good!!!

Good luck to Cindy in the RS category! (any other RWTTDers I missed seeing in that huge list?)

Helen Brenna said...

Susie's THE PAPER MARRIAGE is up for Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements.

And I totally agree. There's some stiff competition out there!

catslady said...

Thanks for the entire list with pictures of the covers and the authors!!! Congrats to all and for those to come!

Debra Dixon said...

Great post, Helen!

Thank you so much.

MarthaE said...

Great posting! Thanks. Congratulations and good luck to all the finalists! I've read a few of the books even! LOL
Martha

Kathleen Eagle said...

Congrats to Kylie! Crossing fingers and toes for Susie and Cindy tonight. Of course, making the finals makes them winners. Go, Riders!

Caffey said...

Awesome Kylie!!!