Jul 26 2014 11:52pm

RWA Announces 2014 RITA and Golden Heart Winners

Tonight, the RWA capped off its 2014 conference with the annual RITA  and Golden Hearts awards ceremony. Relive the event through our Twitter feed or read on for a complete list of this year's uber-talented winners!

(Romance Writers of America is a nonprofit trade association for romance writers. Each year, RWA awards the RITA, for published fiction, and the Golden Heart, in unpublished fiction, to authors writing in a variety of genres.)

And the 2014 RITAs went to (drumroll, please!):

Best First Book

The Sweet Spot by Laura Drake (Grand Central/Forever)

Paranormal Romance

The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley (Sourcebooks/Landmark)

Erotic Romance

Claim Me by J. Kenner (Random House/Bantam)

Contemporary Romance

Crazy Thing Called Love by Molly O'Keefe (Random House/Ballantine Bantam Dell)

Inspirational Romance

Five Days in Skye by Carla Laureano (David C. Cook)

Romance Novella

Take Me, Cowboy by Jane Porter (Tule Publishing/Montana Born Books)

Romantic Suspense

Off the Edge by Carolyn Crane (self-published)

Historical Romance

No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean (HarperCollins/Avon)

Short Contemporary Romance

Why Resist a Rebel? by Leah Ashton (Harlequin KISS)


Plus, check out the winners of the 2014 Golden Hearts:

Romantic Suspense

“Chasing Damn” by Denny S. Bryce

Young Adult Romance

“The Thing with Feathers” by McCall Hoyle

Paranormal Romance

“Beyond the Fire” by Marni Folsom

Historical Romance

“Charlene and the Duchess Factory” by Leonora Bell

Contemporary Romance

“Too Good to Be True” by Suzanne Kaufman Kalb

Inspirational Romance

“My Lord Valet” by Kristi Ann Hunter

Short Contemporary Romance

“Yesterday's Promise” by Sarah Cannon


Congratulations to all the winners!

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Michelle Libby
1. Michelle Libby
So glad that you posted this. It was the only place I could find the results.
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