Jul 17 2016 4:45pm

RWA 2016 RITAs and Golden Hearts: Complete List of Winners!

Forget Tomorrow by Pintip DunnWhat an enchanted evening! Last night, romance writers and readers gathered together for the annual RITA awards ceremony honoring the year's best works in romance at the conclusion of the 2016 Romance Writers of America National Conference held at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina.

In March, we brought you a list of nominees. Now read on for a complete list of the 2016 RITA and Golden Heart winners!

2016 RITA Winners

Best First Book

Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn
Entangled Publishing, Teen
Liz Pelletier, editor

Contemporary Romance: Long

Brokedown Cowboy by Maisey Yates
Harlequin, HQN
Margo Lipschultz, editor

Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy

Contemporary Romance: Mid-Length

Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy
Edie Danford, editor

Contemporary Romance: Short

The Nanny Plan by Sarah M. Anderson
Harlequin, Desire
Stacy Boyd, editor

Erotic Romance

For Real: A Spires Story by Alexis Hall
Riptide Publishing
Sarah Lyons, editor

Tiffany Girl by Deeanne Gist

Historical Romance: Long

Tiffany Girl by Deeanne Gist
Simon & Schuster, Howard Books
Beth Adams, editor

Historical Romance: Short

It Started with a Scandal by Julie Anne Long
HarperCollins, Avon Books
May Chen, editor

Inspirational Romance

A Noble Masquerade by Kristi Ann Hunter
Baker Publishing Group, Bethany House
Raela Schoenherr, editor

Paranormal Romance

Must Love Chainmail by Angela Quarles
Erynn Newman and Jessa Slade, editors

Nice Girls Don't Ride by Roni Loren

Romance Novella

Nice Girls Don’t Ride by Roni Loren
Penguin Random House, Berkley Intermix
Kate Seaver, editor

Romantic Suspense

Flash Fire by Dana Marton

Young Adult Romance

The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett
Macmillan, Feiwel & Friends
Anna Roberto, editor

2016 Golden Heart Winners

Contemporary Romance

“Shelter Me” by Gabrielle Luthy

Historical Romance

“The Earl and the Pussycat” by Elizabeth King

Inspirational Romance

“For the Love of Termites” by Kimberly MacCarron

Paranormal Romance

“Don’t Call Me Cupcake” by Tara Sheets

Romantic Suspense

“In the Wrong Sights” by Tracy Brody

Short Contemporary Romance

“Rescuing Riley” by Carrie Nichols

Young Adult Romance

“The Beekeeper” by Meg Kassel

Congratulations to all the winners!


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