Jul 20 2013 10:17pm

2013 RITA and Golden Heart Winners

Tonight in Atlanta, at the conclusion of the annual Romance Writers of America conference, the winners of the 2013 RITAs and Golden Hearts were awarded, recognizing some of the year’s best works in the romance genre.

And the awards went to...

2013 Golden Heart Winners

2013 Golden Heart for Contemporary Series Romance

“Baby on Board—Help!” by Miranda Liasson

2013 Golden Heart for Romantic Suspense

“Broken Places” by Krista Hall Reynolds

2013 Golden Heart for Contemporary Single Title Romance

“Objection Overruled” by Jane O'Hanlon

2013 Golden Heart for Historical Romance

“Drawn to the Earl” by Joanna Shupe

2013 Golden Heart for Paranormal Romance

“Mind Sweeper” by Amy Jones, writing as AE Jones

2013 Golden Heart for Young Adult Romance

“Summer of Supernova” by Darcy Woods

2013 RITA Awards

2013 RITA for Short Contemporary Series Romance

A Night of No Return by Sarah Morgan
Harlequin, Presents; Lucy Gilmour, editor

2013 RITA for Long Contemporary Series Romance

A Gift for All Seasons by Karen Templeton
Harlequin, Special Edition; Gail Chasan, editor

2013 RITA for Novel with Strong Romantic Elements

The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James
Penguin Group USA, New American Library; Ellen Edwards, editor

2013 RITA for Historical Romance

A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean
HarperCollins Publishers, Avon Books; Carrie Feron, editor

2013 RITA for Paranormal Romance

Shadow's Claim by Kresley Cole
Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books; Lauren McKenna, editor

2013 RITA for Inspirational Romance

Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden
Baker Publishing Group, Bethany House Publishers; Raela Schoenherr, editor

2013 RITA for Romantic Suspense

Scorched by Laura Griffin
Simon & Schuster, Pocket Star Books; Abby Zidle, editor

2013 RITA for Romance Novella

Seduced by a Pirate by Eloisa James
HarperCollins, Avon Impulse; Carrie Feron, editor

2013 RITA for Contemporary Single Title Romance

The Way Back Home by Barbara Freethy
Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books; Micki Nuding, editor

2013 RITA for Young Adult Romance

The Farm by Emily McKay
Penguin Group USA, Berkley Publishing Group; Michelle Vega, editor

2013 RITA for Best First Book

The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James
Penguin Group USA, New American Library; Ellen Edwards, editor


In addition, Kresley Cole and Karen Templeton were both inducted into the RWA Hall of Fame, and Mary Jo Putney accepted the 2013 RWA Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award.


Congratulations to all the winners and to the nominees!

What a night! H&Hers Megan Frampton and Heather Waters were so pleased to be there. For more of our RWA coverage over the past few days, check out our #RWA13 tweets on the H&H Twitter account.


“Total cliche of the heart” image by Irargerich via Flickr

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Jennifer Proffitt
1. JenniferProffitt
This is awesome! I've really enjoy your Live Tweets from the awards ceremony and RWA in general and all of these winners are a great mix of timeless authors and great new talent. Thanks!
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