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RITA Awards 2009


RITA Awards 2009

The Romance Writers of America RITA® contest promotes excellence in the romance genre by recognizing outstanding published romance novels and novellas.

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2009 Winners


Contemporary Series Romance
A MOTHER'S WISH by Karen Templeton (Silhouette Special Edition)

Contemporary Series Romance: Suspense/Adventure
DANGER SIGNALS by Kathleen Creighton (Silhouette Romantic Suspense)

Young Adult Romance
HELL WEEK by Rosemary Clement-Moore (Delacorte)

Historical Romance
THE EDGE OF IMPROPRIETY by Pam Rosenthal (Signet Eclipse)

Regency Historical Romance
MY LORD AND SPYMASTER by Joanna Bourne (Berkley Sensation)

Inspirational Romance
FINDING STEPHANIE  by Susan May Warren (Tyndale House)

Romance Novella
“The Fall of Rogue Gerard” by Stephanie Laurens in IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (Avon)

Paranormal Romance
SEDUCING MR. DARCY by Gwyn Cready (Pocket Books )

Novel with Strong Romantic Elements
TRIBUTE by Nora Roberts (Putnam)

Romantic Suspense
TAKE NO PRISONERS by Cindy Gerard (Pocket Books)

Best First Book
OH. MY. GODS. by Tera Lynn Childs (Dutton)

Contemporary Single Title Romance
NOT ANOTHER BAD DATE by Rachel Gibson (Avon)


RITA® Award winners and finalists on 2012, 2011, 2010