RWA Announces 2021 Vivian Finalists

Congratulations to the finalists in the inaugural Vivian contest! Calls are going out to finalists today, and we're posting names here as they're notified. A complete list of finalists will be posted by 2 p.m. CDT.

Best First Published Book

Cherokee Summer by Susan Antony

Choosing Theo: The Clecanian Series (Book One) by Victoria Aveline

A Fast Woman by Laralyn Doran

Greedy Heart by A. P. Murray

Her Outback Driver by Giulia Skye

How to Stay by Christina Mitchell

Love Me Like a Love Song by Annmarie Boyle

Lovely Digits by Jeanine Englert

Painting the Lines by Ashley R. King

Perfect Distraction by Allison Ashley

A Song of Secrets by Robyn Chalmers

Contemporary Romance - Long

The Boy Toy by Nicola Marsh

Cherokee Summer by Susan Antony

False Start by Jessica Ruddick

A Fast Woman by Laralyn Doran

Like Lovers Do by Tracey Livesay

Lovestruck by Bronwyn Sell

The Marriage Game by Sara Desai

Contemporary Romance - Mid

Heartthrob by Robin Bielman

Pilot Down by Kimberley Troutte

Roughing by Michaela Grey

The Secret Ingredient by Kilby Blades

Swipe Right for a Cowboy by Karen Foley

Tempting Taste by Sara Whitney

Under His Protection by LaQuette

Contemporary Romance - Short

Engaging the Enemy by Reese Ryan

Marriage by Arrangement by Sophia Singh Sasson

There Galapagos My Heart by Philip William Stover

Worth Fighting For by Laura Kaye

Erotic Romance

Pure Satisfaction by Rebecca Hunter

The Redemption by Nikki Sloane

Historical Romance - Long

The Clothier's Daughter by Bronwyn Parry

His Secret Mistress by Cathy Maxwell

Once a Spy by Mary Jo Putney

Ten Things I Hate About the Duke by Loretta Chase

Historical Romance - Mid

For This Knight Only by Barbara Bettis

The Footman and I by Valerie Bowman

A Song of Secrets by Robyn Chalmers

A Study in Passion by Louisa Cornell

Mainstream Fiction with a Central Romance

Accidentally Family by Sasha Summers

Every Last Drop by Sarah Robinson

An Everyday Hero by Laura Trentham

The Last Goodbye by Fiona Lucas

Most Anticipated Romance

23 and You and Me by Michelle McCraw

Burning Caine by Janet Oppedisano

The Compound by Deena Short

Love, With Complications by Jane Durand

Trivial Pursuit by Ingrid Pierce

Romance with Religious or Spiritual Elements

At Love's Command by Karen Witemeyer

Hadley Beckett's Next Dish by Bethany Turner

Small Town Faith by Michelle Lindo-Rice and Michelle Stimpson

Stay with Me by Becky Wade

Romantic Suspense - Long

Burn by Stephanie Rowe

Code of Conduct by April White

Cold Wicked Lies by Toni Anderson

Hail Mary by Hope Anika

Honor Avenged by Tonya Burrows

Romantic Suspense - Mid

Harbour by Claire Boston

K-9 Protector by Julie Miller

Lovely Digits by Jeanine Englert

Storm by Janie Crouch

Speculative Romance - Long

Curse of Seduction by Claire Robertson

Echoes of the Runes by Christina Courtenay

A Stitch in Time by Kelley Armstrong

Written in Water by Elizabeth Schechter

Speculative Romance - Mid

Betwixt by Darynda Jones