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    RITA® Winners

    Below is a comprehensive list of previous winners of the RITA award.

    2014 RITA Winners
    Best First Book The Sweet Spot by Laura Drake
    Best Contemporary Romance
    Crazy Thing Called Love by Molly O'Keefe
    Best Erotic Romance Claim Me by J. Kenner
    Best Historical Romance No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean
    Best Inspirational Romance Five Days in Skye by Carla Laureano
    Best Paranormal Romance
    The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley
    Best Romance Novella
    Take Me, Cowboy by Jane Porter
    Best Romantic Suspense
    Off the Edge by Carolyn Crane
    Best Short Contemporary Romance
    Why Resist a Rebel? by Leah Ashton
       
    2013 RITA Winners
    Best First Book The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James
    Best Contemporary Single Title Romance
    The Way Back Home by Barbara Freethy
    Best Historical Romance A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean
    Best Inspirational Romance Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden
    Best Long Contemporary Series Romance A Gift for All Seasons by Karen Templeton
    Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James
    Best Paranormal Romance Shadow’s Claim by Kresley Cole
    Best Romance Novella Seduced by a Pirate by Eloisa James
    Best Romantic Suspense Scorched by Laura Griffin
    Best Short Contemporary Series Romance A Night of No Return by Sarah Morgan
    Best Young Adult Romance The Farm by Emily McKay
       
    2012 RITA Winners
    Best First Book First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
    Best Contemporary Series Romance Doukakis's Apprentice by Sarah Morgan
    Best Contemporary Series Romance: Suspense/Adventure Soldier's Last Stand by Cindy Dees
    Best Contemporary Single Title Romance Boomerang Bride by Fiona Lowe
    Best Historical Romance The Black Hawk by Joanna Bourne
    Best Inspirational Romance The Measure of Katie Calloway by Serena Miller
    Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements How to Bake a Perfect Life by Barbara O'Neal
    Best Paranormal Romance Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison
    Best Regency Historical Romance A Night to Surrender by Tessa Dare
    Best Romance Novella I Love the Earl by Caroline Linden
    Best Romantic Suspense New York to Dallas by J.D. Robb
    Best Young Adult Romance Enclave by Ann Aguirre
       
    2011 RITA Winners
    Best First Book Pieces of Sky by Kaki Warner
    Best Contemporary Series Romance Welcome Home, Cowboy by Karen Templeton
    Best Contemporary Series Romance: Suspense/Adventure The Moon That Night by Helen Brenna
    Best Contemporary Single Title Romance Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis
    Best Historical Romance His at Night by Sherry Thomas
    Best Inspirational Romance In Harm's Way by Irene Hannon
    Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements Welcome to Harmony by Jodi Thomas
    Best Paranormal Romance Unchained: The Dark Forgotten by Sharon Ashwood
    Best Regency Historical Romance The Mischief of the Mistletoe by Lauren Willig
    Best Romance Novella "Shifting Sea" by Virginia Kantra in Burning Up
    Best Romantic Suspense Silent Scream by Karen Rose
    Best Young Adult Romance The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
       
    2010 RITA Winners
    Best First Book One Scream Away by Kate Brady
    Best Contemporary Series Romance A Not-So-Perfect Past by Beth Andrews
    Best Contemporary Series Romance: Suspense/Adventure The Soldier's Secret Daughter by Cindy Dees
    Best Contemporary Single Title Romance Too Good to Be True by Kristan Higgins
    Best Historical Romance Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas
    Best Inspirational Romance The Inheritance by Tamera Alexander
    Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements The Lost Recipe for Happiness by Barbara O'Neal
    Best Paranormal Romance Kiss of a Demon King by Kresley Cole
    Best Regency Historical Romance What Happens in London by Julia Quinn
    Best Romance Novella "The Christmas Eve Promise" by Molly O'Keefe in The Night Before Christmas
    Best Romantic Suspense Whisper of Warning by Laura Griffin
    Best Young Adult Romance Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
       
    2009 RITA Winners
    Best First Book Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs
    Best Contemporary Series Romance A Mother's Wish by Karen Templeton
    Best Contemporary Series Romance: Suspense/Adventure Danger Signals by Kathleen Creighton
    Best Contemporary Single Title Romance Not Another Bad Date by Rachel Gibson
    Best Historical Romance The Edge of Impropriety by Pam Rosenthal
    Best Inspirational Romance Finding Stefanie by Susan May Warren
    Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements Tribute by Nora Roberts
    Best Paranormal Romance Seducing Mr. Darcy by Gwyn Cready
    Best Regency Historical Romance My Lord and Spymaster by Joanna Bourne
    Best Romance Novella "The Fall of Rogue Gerard" by Stephanie Laurens in It Happened One Night
    Best Romantic Suspense Take No Prisoners by Cindy Gerard
    Best Young Adult Romance Hell Week by Rosemary Clement-Moore
       
    2008 RITA Winners
    Best First Book Dead Girls Are Easy by Terri Garey 
    Best Contemporary Series Romance Snowbound by Janice Johnson
    Best Contemporary Series Romance: Suspense/Adventure  Treasure by Helen Brenna
    Best Contemporary Single Title Romance Catch of the Day by Kristan Higgins
    Best Historical Romance Lessons of Desire by Madeline Hunter
    Best Inspirational Romance A Touch of Grace by Linda Goodnight
    Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn
    Best Paranormal Romance Lover Revealed by J.R. Ward
    Best Regency Historical Romance The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever by Julia Quinn
    Best Romance Novella “Born in My Heart” by Jennifer Greene in Like Mother, Like Daughter
    Best Romantic Suspense Ice Blue by Anne Stuart
    Best Young Adult Romance Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
       
    2007 RITA Winners
    Best First Book The Husband Trap by Tracy Anne Warren
    Best Contemporary Single Title Adios To My Old Life by Caridad Ferrer
    Best Inspirational Romance Revealed by Tamera Alexander
    Best Long Contemporary Romance The Mommy Quest by Lori Handeland
    Best Long Historical Romance On the Way To the Wedding by Julia Quinn
    Best Romantic Novella “Tis the Silly Season” in A NASCAR Holiday by Roxanne St. Claire
    Best Paranormal Romance A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole
    Best Romantic Suspense Blackout by Annie Solomon
    Best Short Contemporary Romance From the First by Jessica Bird
    Best Short Historical The Book of True Desires by Batina Krahn
    Best Novel With Strong Romantic Elements A Lady Raised High by Jennifer Ashley w/a Laurien Gardner
    Best Traditional Romance Claiming His Family by Barbara Hannay
       
    2006 RITA Winners
    Best First Book Show Her The Money by Stephanie Feagan
    Best Contemporary Single Title Lakeside Cottage by Susan Wiggs
    Best Inspirational Romance Heavens To Betsy by Beth Pattillo
    Best Long Contemporary Romance Worth Every Risk by Dianna Love Snell
    Best Long Historical Romance The Devil to Pay by Liz Carlyle
    Best Romantic Novella “The Naked Truth about Guys” in The Naked Truth by Alesia Holliday
    Best Paranormal Romance Gabriel's Ghost by Linnea Sinclair
    Best Regency Romance A Reputable Rake by Diane Gaston
    Best Romantic Suspense Survivor in Death by J.D. Robb
    Best Short Contemporary Romance The Marriage Miracle by Liz Fielding
    Best Short Historical The Texan's Reward by Jodi Thomas
    Best Novel With Strong Romantic Elements Lady Luck's Map of Vegas by Barbara Samuel
    Best Traditional Romance Princess of Convenience by Marion Lennox
       
    2005 RITA Winners
    Best First Book Time Off For Good Behavior by Lani Diane Rich
    Best Contemporary Single Title Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie
    Best Inspirational Romance Grounds To Believe by Shelley Bates
    Best Long Contemporary Romance John Riley's Girl by Inglath Cooper
    Best Long Historical Romance Shadowheart by Laura Kinsale
    Best Romantic Novella "Her Enemy" in Night's Edge by Maggie Shayne
    Best Paranormal Romance Blue Moon by Lori Handeland
    Best Regency Romance A Passionate Endeavor by Sophia Nash
    Best Romantic Suspense I'm Watching You by Karen Rose
    Best Short Contemporary Romance Miss Pruitt's Private Life by Barbara McCauley
    Best Short Historical A Wanted Man by Susan Kay Law
    Best Novel With Strong Romantic Elements A.K.A. Goddess by Evelyn Vaughn
    Best Traditional Romance Christmas Eve Marriage by Jessica Hart
       
    2004 RITA Winners
    Best First Book Back Roads by Susan Crandall
    Best Contemporary Single Title Birthright by Nora Roberts
    Best Inspirational Romance Autumn Dreams by Gayle Roper
    Best Long Contemporary Romance The Top Gun's Return by Kathleen Creighton
    Best Long Historical Romance The Destiny by Kathleen Givens
    Best Romantic Novella "Prisoner of the Tower" in The Wedding Chase by Gayle Wilson
    Best Paranormal Romance Shades of Midnight by Linda Fallon
    Best Regency Romance Prospero's Daughter by Nancy Butler
    Best Romantic Suspense Remember When - Part 1 by Nora Roberts
    Best Short Contemporary Romance The Knight's Kiss by Nicole Burnham
    Best Short Historical Worth Any Price by Lisa Kleypas
    Best Novel With Strong Romantic Elements Between Sisters by Kristin Hannah
    Best Traditional Romance Her Royal Baby by Marion Lennox
       
    2003 RITA Winners
    Best First Book Shades of Honor by Wendy Lindstrom
    Best Contemporary Single Title No Place Like Home by Barbara Samuel
    Best Inspirational Romance Never Say Goodbye by Irene Hannon
    Best Long Contemporary Romance Taking Cover by Catherine Mann
    Best Long Historical Romance Stealing Heaven by Madeline Hunter
    Best Romantic Novella “To Kiss in Shadows” by Lynn Kurland
    Best Paranormal Romance Contact by Susan Grant
    Best Regency Romance A Debt To Delia by Barbara Metzger
    Best Romantic Suspense Three Fates by Nora Roberts
    Best Short Contemporary Romance Taming The Outlaw by Cindy Kay Gerard
    Best Short Historical The Bride Fair by Cheryl Reavis
    Best Traditional Romance The Christmas Basket by Debbie Macomber
       
    2002 RITA Winners
    Best First Book The Border Bride by Elizabeth English
    Best Contemporary Single Title True Confessions by Rachel Gibson
    Best Inspirational Romance Beneath a Southern Sky by Deborah Raney
    Best Long Contemporary Romance Coming Home To You by Fay Robinson
    Best Long Historical Romance The Bridal Season by Connie Brockway
    Best Romantic Novella "I Will" from Wish List by Lisa Kleypas
    Best Paranormal Romance Heart Mate by Robin D. Owens
    Best Regency Romance Much Obliged by Jessica Benson
    Best Romantic Suspense The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen
    Best Short Contemporary Romance A Long Hot Christmas by Barbara Daly
    Best Short Historical Tempt Me Twice by Barbara Dawson Smith
    Best Traditional Romance Quinn's Complete Seduction by Sandra Steffen
       
    2001 RITA Winners
    Best First Book A Man Like Mac by Fay Robinson
    Best Contemporary Single Title First Lady by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    Best Inspirational Romance The Shepherd's Voice by Robin Lee Hatcher
    Best Long Contemporary Romance Rogue's Reform by Marilyn Pappano
    Best Long Historical Romance Devilish by Jo Beverley
    Best Romantic Novella "Final Approach to Forever" (from Once Upon A Dream) by Merline Lovelace
    Best Paranormal Romance The Highlander's Touch by Karen Marie Moning
    Best Regency Romance A Grand Design by Emma Jensen
    Best Romantic Suspense Carolina Moon by Nora Roberts
    Best Short Contemporary Romance It Takes A Rebel by Stephanie Bond

    Best Short Historical

    The Mistress by Susan Wiggs
    Best Traditional Romance The Best Man & The Bridesmaid by Liz Fielding
       
    2000 RITA Winners
    Best First Book The Maiden and The Unicorn by Isolde Martyn
    Best Contemporary Single Title Body Guard by Suzanne Brockmann
    Best Inspirational Romance Danger in the Shadows by Dee Henderson
    Best Long Contemporary Romance Undercover Princess by Suzanne Brockmann
    Best Long Historical Romance Silken Threads by Patricia Ryan
    Best Romantic Novella Starry, Starry Night by Marianne Willman
    Best Paranormal Romance Nell by Jeanette Baker
    Best Regency Romance The Rake's Retreat by Nancy Butler
    Best Romantic Suspense The Bride's Protector by Gayle Wilson
    Best Short Contemporary Romance The Stardust Cowboy by Anne McAllister
    Best Short Historical The Proposition by Judith Ivory
    Best Traditional Romance Annie, Get Your Groom by Kristin Gabriel
       
    1999 RITA Winners
    Best First Book My Darling Caroline by Adele Ashworth
    Best Contemporary Single Title Dream A Little Dream by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    Best Inspirational Romance Patterns of Love by Robin Lee Hatcher
    Best Long Contemporary Romance Meant to Be Married by Ruth Wind
    Best Long Historical Romance My Dearest Enemy by Connie Brockway
    Best Paranormal Romance The Bride Finder by Susan Carroll
    Best Regency Romance His Grace Endures by Emma Jenson
    Best Romantic Suspense Cool Shade by Theresa Weir
    Best Short Contemporary Romance The Notorious Groom by Caroline Cross

    Best Short Historical

    Merely Married by Patricia Coughlin
    Best Traditional Romance Monday Man by Kristin Gabriel
       
    1998 RITA Winners
    Best First Book Brazen Angel by Elizabeth Boyle
    Best Contemporary Single Title Nobody's Baby But Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    Best Inspirational Romance Homeward by Melody Carlson
    Best Long Contemporary Series Romance Reckless by Ruth Wind
    Best Long Historical Romance Promise of Jenny Jones by Maggie Osborne
    Best Paranormal Romance FireHawk by Justine Dare
    Best Regency Romance Love's Reward by Jean R. Ewing
    Best Romantic Suspense On the Way to a Wedding by Ingrid Weaver
    Best Short Contemporary Series Romance Nobody's Princess by Jennifer Greene
    Best Short Historical Heart of a Knight by Barbara Samuel
    Best Traditional Romance His Brother's Child by Lucy Gordon
    RWA's Favorite Book of 1997 Nobody's Baby But Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
       
    1997 RITA Winners
    Best First Book Stardust of Yesterday by Lynn Kurland
    Best Contemporary Single Title Daniel’s Gift by Barbara Freethy
    Best Inspirational Romance The Scarlet Thread by Francine Rivers
    Best Long Contemporary Series Romance Wild Blood by Naomi Horton
    Best Long Historical Romance Conor’s Way by Laura Lee Guhrke
    Best Paranormal Romance Stardust of Yesterday by Lynn Kurland
    Best Regency Romance The Lady’s Companion by Carla Kelly
    Best Romantic Suspense See How They Run by Bethany Campbell
    Best Short Contemporary Series Romance Cowboy Pride by Anne McAllister
    Best Short Historical Always to Remember by Lorraine Heath
    Best Traditional Romance Her Very Own Husband by Lauryn Chandler
       
    1996 RITA Winners
    Best Romance of 1995 Born in Ice by Nora Roberts
    Best First Book The Warlord by Elizabeth Elliot
    Best Contemporary Single Title Born in Ice by Nora Roberts
    Best Inspirational Romance As Sure as the Dawn by Francine Rivers
    Best Long Contemporary Series Romance The Morning Side of Dawn by Justine Davis
    Best Long Historical Romance Something Shady by Pamela Morsi
    Best Paranormal Romance The Covenant by Modean Moon
    Best Regency Romance Gwen’s Christmas Ghost by Lynn Kerstan and Alicia Rasley
    Best Romantic Suspense Winter’s Edge by Anne Stuart
    Best Short Contemporary Series Romance Single Dad by Jennifer Greene
    Best Short Historical Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase
    Best Traditional Romance Stranger in Her Arms by Elizabeth Sites
    Best Young Adult Romance Runaway by Cheryl Zach
       
    1995 RITA Winners
    Best Romance of 1994 It Had To Be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    Best First Book Ghostly Enchantment by Angie Ray
    Best Contemporary Single Title Again by Kathleen Gilles Seidel
    Best Historical To Tame a Texan’s Heart by Jodi Thomas
    Best Inspirational Romance An Echo in the Darkness by Francine Rivers
    Best Long Contemporary Series Romance A Soldier’s Heart by Kathleen Korbel
    Best Long Historical Romance Dancing on the Wind by Mary Jo Putney
    Best Paranormal Romance Lord of the Storm by Justine Davis
    Best Regency Romance Mrs. Drew Plays Her Hand by Carla Kelly
    Best Romantic Suspense Hidden Riches by Nora Roberts
    Best Short Contemporary Series Romance Getting Rid of Bradley by Jennifer Crusie
    Best Traditional Romance Oh Baby! by Lauryn Chandler
    Best Young Adult Romance Second to None by Arleynn Presser
       
    1994 RITA Winners
    Best Romance of 1993 Lord of the Night by Susan Wiggs
    Best First Book A Candle in the Dark by Megan Chance
    Best Contemporary Single Title Private Scandals by Nora Roberts
    Best Futuristic/Fantasy/Paranormal Romance Falling Angel by Anne Stuart
    Best Historical Series My Lady Notorious by Jo Beverley
    Best Historical Single Title Untamed by Elizabeth Lowell
    Best Long Contemporary Series Romance Dragonslayer by Emilie Richards
    Best Regency Romance Deidre and Don Juan by Jo Beverley
    Best Romantic Suspense Nightshade by Nora Roberts
    Best Short Contemporary Series Romance Avenging Angel by Glenna McReynolds
    Best Traditional Romance Annie and the Wise Men by Lindsay Longford
    Best Young Adult Romance Summer Lightning by Wendy Corsi Staub
       
    1993 RITA Winners
    Best Romance of 1992 Come Spring by Jill Marie Landis
    Best First Book Trust Me by Jeane Renick
    Best Futuristic/Fantasy/Paranormal Romance Emily’s Ghost by Antoinette Stokenberg
    Best Historical Series The Prisoner by Cheryl Reavis
    Best Long Contemporary Series Romance The Silence of Midnight by Karen Young
    Best Regency Romance An Unwilling Bride by Jo Beverley
    Best Romantic Suspense Divine Evil by Nora Roberts
    Best Short Contemporary Series Romance Navarrone by Helen R. Myers
    Best Single Title Contemporary This Time Forever by Kathleen Eagle
    Best Single Title Historical Keeper of the Dream by Penelope Williamson
    Best Traditional Romance Father Goose by Marie Ferrarella
    Best Young Adult Romance Song of the Buffalo Boy by Sherry Garland
       
    1992 RITA Winners
    Best Romance of 1991 Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
    Best First Book Candle in the Window by Christina Dodd
    Best Futuristic/Fantasy/Paranormal Romance Angel for Hire by Justine Davis
    Best Long Contemporary Series Romance A Rose for Maggie by Kathleen Korbel
    Best Regency Romance Emily and the Dark Angel by Jo Beverley
    Best Romantic Suspense Night Shift by Nora Roberts
    Best Series Historical The Tender Texan by Jodi Thomas
    Best Short Contemporary Series Romance A Human Touch by Glenda Sanders
    Best Single Title Contemporary A Man to Die For by Eileen Dreyer
    Best Single Title Historical Courting Miss Hattie by Pamela Morsi
    Best Traditional Romance Every Kind of Heaven by Bethany Campbell
    Best Young Adult Romance Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep by Lurlene McDaniel
       
    1991 RITA Winners
    Best Romance of 1990 The Prince of Midnight by Laura Kinsale
    Best First Book Black Horse Island by Dee Holmes
    Best Long Contemporary Series Romance Patrick Gallagher’s Widow by Cheryl Reavis
    Best Regency Romance The Sandalwood Princess by Loretta Chase
    Best Romantic Suspense Night Spice by Karen Keast
    Best Series Historical A Wild Yearning by Penelope Williamson
    Best Short Contemporary Series Romance Step Into My Parlor by Jan Hudson
    Best Single Title Historical Where Love Dwells by Elizabeth Stuart
    Best Traditional Romance Song of the Lorelei by Lucy Gordon
       
    1990 RITA Winners
    Best Romance of 1989 Morning Glory by LaVyrle Spencer
    Best First Book Out of the Blue by Alaina Hawthorne
    Best Long Contemporary Series Romance The Ice Cream Man by Kathleen Korbel
    Best Regency Romance The Rake and the Reformer by Mary Jo Putney
    Best Romantic Suspense Perchance to Dream by Kathleen Korbel
    Best Series Historical Silver Noose by Patricia Gardner
    Best Short Contemporary Series Romance Night of the Hunter by Jennifer Greene
    Best Single Title Contemporary Private Relations by Diane Chamberlain
    Best Single Title Historical The Bride by Julie Garwood
    Best Traditional Romance Rhapsody in Bloom by Mona Van Wieren
    Best Young Adult Romance Renee by Vivan Schurfranz
       
    1989 Golden Medallion* Winners (*The RITA was formerly called the Golden Medallion.)
    Best Historical Romance Sunflower by Jill Marie Landis
    Best Long Contemporary Series Romance A Crime of the Heart by Cheryl Reavis
    Best Regency Romance Brighton Road by Susan Caroll
    Best Short Contemporary Romance Winter’s Daughter by Kathleen Creighton
    Best Single Title Romance Leaves of Fortune by Linda Barlow
    Best Suspense Brazen Virtue by Nora Roberts
    Best Traditional Romance Flirtation River by Bethany Campbell
    Best Young Adult Romance The Ghosts of Stony Cove by Eileen Charbonneau
       
    1988 Golden Medallion Winners
    Best Historical Romance The Gamble by LaVyrle Spencer
    Best Long Contemporary Series Romance In the Defense of Love by Kathleen Creighton
    Best Regency Romance Sugar Rose by Susan Carroll
    Best Short Contemporary Romance Stolen Moments by Terri Herrington
    Best Single Title Romance Twilight Whispers by Barbara Delinsky
    Best Traditional Romance It Takes a Thief by Rita Rainville
    Best Young Adult Romance Does Your Nose Get in the Way, Too? by Arlene Erlbach
       
    1987 Golden Medallion Winners
    Best Historical Romance By Right of Arms by Robyn Carr
    Best Long Contemporary Series Romance One Summer by Nora Roberts
    Best Regency Romance Lord Abberley’s Nemesis by Amanda Scott
    Best Short Contemporary Romance Still Waters by Kathleen Creighton
    Best Single Title Romance Sunshine and Shadow by Tom and Sharon Curtis
    Best Traditional Romance Opal Fire by Sandy Dengler
    Best Young Adult Romance Video Fever by Kathleen Garvey
       
    1986 Golden Medallion Winners
    Best Historical Romance Not So Wild a Dream by Francine Rivers
    Best Inspirational Romance From This Day Forward by Kathleen Karr
    Best Long Contemporary Series Romance Today, Tomorrow and Always by Georgia Bockoven
    Best Regency Romance The Beauty’s Daughter by Monette Cummings
    Best Short Contemporary Romance Much Needed Holiday by Joan Hohl
    Best Single Title Romance Banish Misfortune by Anne Stuart
    Best Traditional Romance The Crystal Unicorn by Doreen Malek
    Best Young Adult Romance Waiting for Amanda by Cheryl Zach
       
    1985 Golden Medallion Winners
    Best Historical Romance Twice Loved by LaVyrle Spencer
    Best Inspirational Romance For the Love of Mike by Charlotte Nichols
    Best Long Contemporary Series Romance A Matter of Choice by Nora Roberts
    Best Mainstream After All These Years by Kathleen Gilles Seidel
    Best Regency Romance The Lurid Lady Lockport by Kasey Micheals
    Best Short Contemporary Romance Opposites Attract by Nora Roberts
    Best Traditional Romance The Karas Cup by Brittany Young
    Best Young Adult Romance The Frog Princess by Cheryl Zach
       
    1984 Golden Medallion Winners
    Best Category Historical Romance The Clergyman’s Daughter by Julie Jeffries
    Best Contemporary Under 65,000 words Memory and Desire by Eileen Bryan
    Best Contemporary 65-80,000 words This Magic Moment by Nora Roberts & Destiny's Sweet Errand by Deirdre Mardon
    Best Contemporary over 80,000 words Research was unclear
    Best Historical Romance Hummingbird by LaVyrle Spencer
    Best Traditional Romance Untamed by Nora Roberts
    Best Young Adult Romance Julie’s Magic Moment by Barbara Bartholomew
       
    1983 Golden Medallion Winners
    Best Category Historical Romance Defiant Love by Mara Seger
    Best Contemporary Mainstream Romance Opal Fires by Lynda Trent
    Best Contemporary Sensual Romance The Heart’s Victory by Nora Roberts
    Best Contemporary Sweet Romance Renegade Player by Dixie Browning
    Best Mainstream Historical Romance The Endearment by LaVyrle Spencer
    Best Young Adult Romance Andrea by Jo Stewart
       
    1982 Golden Medallion Winners
    Best Category Contemporary Romance Winner Take All by Brooke Hastings
    Best Category Historical Romance Rendezvous at Gramercy by Constance Ravenlock
    Best Mainstream Category Romance The Sun Dancers by Barbara Faith
    Best Mainstream Historical Romance Day Beyond Destiny by Anna James