2017 RITA Winners

RITARomance Writers of America (RWA) announced the winners of the 2017 RITA® Award, which recognizes excellence in published romance novels and novellas, on July 27 in Orlando, Florida.

 

2017 RITA Winners

Romance Novella Winner

Her Every Wish by Courtney Milan Courtney Milan

Her Every Wish by Courtney Milan

Self-published

Lindsey Faber, editor

 

Contemporary Romance: Long Winner

Miracle on 5th Avenue by Sarah Morgan Sarah Morgan

Miracle on 5th Avenue by Sarah Morgan

Harlequin, HQN

Flo Nicoll, editor

 

Young Adult Romance Winner

The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout Jennifer L Armentrout

The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Harlequin, HQN Teen

Margo Lipschultz, editor

 

Historical Romance: Long Winner

No Mistress of Mine by Laura Lee Guhrke Laura Lee Guhrke

No Mistress of Mine by Laura Lee Guhrke

Avon Books

Erika Tsang, editor

 

Romantic Suspense Winner

Repressed by Elisabeth Naughton Elisabeth Naughton

Repressed by Elisabeth Naughton

Montlake Publishing

Charlotte Herscher and Christopher Werner, editors

 

Paranormal Romance Winner

The Pages of the Mind by Jeffe Kennedy Jeffe Kennedy

The Pages of the Mind by Jeffe Kennedy

Kensington Publishing Corp.

Peter Senftleben, editor

 

Erotic Romance Winner

Off the Clock by Roni Loren Roni Loren

Off the Clock by Roni Loren

Penguin Random House, Berkley

Kate Seaver, editor

Historical Romance: Short Winner

A Duke to Remember by Kelly Bowen Kelly Bowen

A Duke to Remember by Kelly Bowen

Grand Central Publishing, Forever

Alex Logan, editor

Romance with Religious or Spiritual Elements

My Hope Next Door by Tammy L. Gray Tammy L Gray

My Hope Next Door by Tammy L. Gray

Amazon, Waterfall Press

Amy Hosford, editor

 

Contemporary Romance: Short Winner

Christmas on Crimson Mountain by Michelle Major Michelle Major

Christmas on Crimson Mountain by Michelle Major

Harlequin, Special Edition

Gail Chasan, editor

 

Contemporary Romance: Mid-Length Winner

Carolina Dreaming by Virginia Kantra Virginia Kantra

Carolina Dreaming by Virginia Kantra

Berkley Publishing Group

Cindy Hwang, editor

 

Mainstream Fiction with a Central Romance

The Moon in the Palace by Weina Dai Randel Weina Dai Randel

The Moon in the Palace by Weina Dai Randel

Sourcebooks, Landmark

Shana Drehs and Anna Michels, editors

Best First Book Winner

Once and For All: An American Valor Novel by Cheryl Etchison Cheryl Etchison

Once and For All: An American Valor Novel by Cheryl Etchison

Avon, Impulse

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