There are so many things going on this month we're combining some of them all in one post! Hold on to your hats, get out your tootie horns and pop some champagne as we get ready to celebrate the authors of Harlequin Romance!
This past weekend Romantic Times Magazine hosted their annual convention in Pittsburgh. What a showing for our Romance authors!
Trish Wylie won Best Harlequin Romance with Rescued: Mother-To-Be. Way to go, Trish!
Natasha Oakley won Best Harlequin Presents with The Tycoon's Princess Bride. This was part of the Niroli Continuity and we're so very proud of Natasha!
Linda Goodnight won Best Love Inspired with The Heart of Grace.
It just goes to show that the trademark core of emotionalism in Romance is a powerful thing no matter what line you also write for! Congratulations ladies!
And a big cheer for Liz Fielding, who won a Career Achievement Award for Love and Laughter. If you've read Liz's books, you already know she has a specialness about her that is all her own. And a sneaky ability to make you cry, and then laugh in the next heartbeat. Congratulations, Liz.
And what would spring be without the RWA RITA finalists being announced! The Tycoon's Princess Bride (Natasha Oakley) is also up for a RITA in the Short Contemporary category...is this book magical or what!
Jennie Adams's book To Love and To Cherish was a Blue Ribbon Favourite for the month of March at Romance Junkies, as chosen by their reviewers. Congrats, Jennie!
And, finally, the finalists of the National Reader's Choice Awards have been notified. In the Traditional category we have:
Natasha Oakley - Crowned: An Ordinary Girl
Barbara McMahon - The Boss's Little Miracle
Lucy Gordon - The Mediterranean Rebel's Bride
What a brilliant showing...and this is only the beginning! Congratulations to you all.
One last note...if you haven't already, please enter to win a copy of Claire Baxter's book THE SINGLE DAD'S PATCHWORK FAMILY! Just drop an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject CLAIRE to enter. There's only one week left!