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Your New Romance TBR List: Finalists and Winners of the RITA 2018 Awards

This past week was the RWA National Conference in Denver, where the winners were announced on July 19 for the RITA Awards for 2018. That means Romance Readers everywhere rejoice with a new set of books to add to their TBR lists!

Below is the list of winners in each category, along with the finalists. Let me know if you see any familiar authors or if you’ve found some new favorites to add to your one-clicks.

Best First Book

Take the Lead - Alexis Daria
Take the Lead by Alexis Daria

Best First Book Finalists included:

Black Bird of the Gallows - Meg Kassel

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The Thing With Feathers - McCall Hoyle

Waltzing with the Earl - Catherine Tinley

Contemporary Romance (Long)

Falling Hard - Lexi Ryan
Falling Hard by Lexi Ryan

Contemporary Romance (Long) Finalists included:

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Famous - Jenny Holiday

No One But You - Brenda Novak

Take the Lead - Alexis Daria

Tougher in Texas - Kari Lynn Dell

The Whys Have It - Amy Mayo

The Wingman - Natasha Anders

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Contemporary Romance (Mid-Length)

Tell Me - Abigail Strom
Tell Me by Abigail Strom

Contemporary Romance (Mid-Length) Finalists included:


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Contemporary Romance (Short)

Second Chance Summer - Kait Nolan
Second Chance Summer by Kait Nolan

Contemporary Romance (Short) Finalists included:





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 Erotic Romance

Wicked Dirty - J. Kenner
Wicked Dirty by J. Kenner

Erotic Romance Finalists included:


Historical Romance (Long)

Between the Devil and the Duke - Kelly Bowen
Between the Devil and the Duke by Kelly Bowen

Historical Romance (Long) Finalists included:

Historical Romance (Short)

Waltzing with the Earl - Catherine Tinley
Waltzing with the Earl by Catherine Tinley

Historical Romance (Short) Finalists included:

Mainstream Fiction with a Central Romance

Now That You Mention It - Kristan Higgins
Now That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins

Mainstream Fiction with a Central Romance Finalists included:

Paranormal Romance

Hunt the Darkness - Stephanie Rowe
Hunt the Darkness by Stephanie Rowe

Paranormal Romance Finalists included:

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Romance Novella

Forbidden River - Bryn Kelly
Forbidden River by Brynn Kelly

Romance Novella Finalists included:

Dancing with the Duke’s Heir by Bronwyn Scott

Sweet Home Highlands by May McGoldrick

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Romance with Religious or Spiritual Elements

Then There was You - Kara Isaac

Romance with Religious or Spiritual Elements Finalists included:

Grounded Hearts - Jeanne M. Dickson.jpg

A New Shade of Summer - Nicole Deese

A Note Yet Unsung - Tamera Alexander

One Simple Wish - Katy Lee

Romantic Suspense

The Fixer - HelenKay Dimon
The Fixer by HelenKay Dimon

Romantic Suspense Finalists included:

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Guarding Mr. Fine - HelenKay Dimon.jpg

Montana Heat - Jennifer Ryan

Say You're Sorry - Melinda Leigh

Too Wilde to Tame - Tonya Burrows

Touch of Red - Laura Griffin

The Transporter - Liz Maverick

Under Fire - Scarlett Cole

 Young Adult Romance

Seize Today - Pintip Dunn
Seize Today by Pintip Dunn

Young Adult Romance Finalists included:

Black Bird of the Gallows - Meg Kassel

Letters to the Lost - Brigid Kemmerer

The Thing With Feathers - McCall Hoyle


Here is a GoodReads TBR list of all the books shown above. I hope you enjoy!

RITA 2018 Finalists

Between the Devil and the Duke
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The Billionaire's Christmas Baby
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Bishop
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Black Bird of the Gallows
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Blame It on the Duke
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