Romance Writers of America's 2012 RITA® and Golden Heart® Awards

Congratulates the following winners of the 2012 RITA and Golden Heart Awards announced at the Romance Writers of America National Conference in Anaheim, California on Saturday, July 28, 2012. 


2012 Golden Heart Winner for Paranormal Romance 
 "Never Deal with Dragons" by Lorenda Christensen 


 2012 Golden Heart Winner for Novel with Strong Romantic Elements 
 "Song without Words" by Lisa Laing 


2012 Golden Heart Winner for Historical Romance 
 "The Devil May Care" by Elisa Beatty 


 2012 Golden Heart Winner for Inspirational Romance 
 "Love's Advocate" by Karen Fleming (w/a KD Flemming) 


 2012 Golden Heart Winner for Contemporary Single Title Romance 
 "No Peeking" by Tamar Bihari (w/a Talia Quinn Daniels) 


 2012 Golden Heart Winner for Regency Historical Romance 
 "The Perfect Heiress" by Kimberly Ohara (w/a April Bennet) 


 2012 Golden Heart Winner for Young Adult Romance 
 "Wired" by Romily Bernard 


 2012 Golden Heart Winner for Contemporary Series Romance 
 "Cyrano at Your Service" by Tamra Baumann 


 2012 Golden Heart Winner for Romantic Suspense 
 "Edge of Deception" by Elizabeth Bemis 


2012 RITA Winner for Paranormal Romance 
"Dragon Bound" by Thea Harrison 
 Berkley Publishing Group Cindy Hwang, editor 


2012 RITA Winner for Romance Novella 
"I Love the Earl" by Caroline Linden 
 Avon Impulse Lyssa Keusch, editor 


2012 RITA Winner for Novel with Strong Romantic Elements 
"How to Bake a Perfect Life" by Barbara O'Neal 
 Ballantine Bantam Dell Shauna Summers, editor 


2012 RITA Winner for Best First Book 
"First Grave on the Right" by Darynda Jones 
St. Martin's Press Jennifer Enderlin, editor 


2012 RITA Winner for Historical Romance 
"The Black Hawk" by Joanna Bourne 
Berkley Publishing Group Wendy McCurdy, editor 


2012 RITA Winner for Inspirational Romance 
"The Measure of Katie Calloway" by Serena Miller 
Revell Vicki Crumpton, editor 


2012 RITA Winner for Contemporary Series Romance: Suspense/Adventure 
"Soldier's Last Stand" by Cindy Dees 
Harlequin Romantic Suspense Patience Bloom, editor 


2012 RITA Winner for Contemporary Single Title Romance 
"Boomerang Bride" by Fiona Lowe Carina Press 
Charlotte Herscher, editor 


2012 RITA Winner for Regency Historical Romance 
"A Night to Surrender" by Tessa Dare 
 Avon Books Tessa Woodward, editor 


2012 RITA Winner for Young Adult Romance 
"Enclave" by Ann Aguirre 
Macmillan Feiwel & Friends Liz Szabla, editor 


2012 RITA Winner for Contemporary Series Romance 
"Doukakis's Apprentice" by Sarah Morgan 
Harlequin Presents Lucy Gilmour, editor 


2012 RITA Winner for Romantic Suspense 
"New York to Dallas" by J.D. Robb 
Penguin Putnam Leslie Gelbman, editor

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