Monday, July 14, 2014

Day One: GLIAS Preview of the 2014 RITA Finalists

Congratulations to RITA finalists in the Best First Book and Contemporary categories!  

As many of you know, it is quite an honor to be a Romance Writers of America RITA finalist. We encourage all GLIAS readers to peruse the list of nominated authors and titles. See anything below you would love to read? Leave the title and your comment, along with your email contact info for a chance to win the RITA finalist book of your choice!

2014 RITA® Finalists

Best First Book



Five Days in Skye 

by Carla Laureano
David C. Cook
John Blase and Tonya Osterhouse, editors


Fix You
by Beck Anderson
Omnific Publishing
Jessica Royer Ocken and Cindy Robinson Campbell, editors


Private Practice
by Samanthe Beck
Entangled Publishing, Brazen
Heather Howland, editor


Promise to Return
by Elizabeth Byler Younts
Simon & Schuster, Howard Books
Beth Adams and Amanda Demastus, editors


The Sweet Spot
by Laura Drake
Grand Central Publishing, Forever
Latoya Smith, editor


Contemporary Romance



Along Came Trouble
by Ruthie Knox
Random House Group, Loveswept
Sue Grimshaw, editor


Beach House No. 9

by Christie Ridgway
Harlequin, HQN
Margo Lipschultz, editor


Country Roads
by Nancy Herkness
Amazon Publishing, Montlake
Kelli Martin and JoVon Sotak, editors


Crazy Thing Called Love
by Molly O’Keefe
Random House Group, Ballantine Bantam Dell
Shauna Summers, editor


Fix You
by Beck Anderson
Omnific Publishing
Jessica Royer Ocken and Cindy Robinson Campbell, editors



Half Moon Hill

by Toni Blake
HarperCollins Publishers, Avon Books
May Chen, editor


Home to Whiskey Creek
by Brenda Novak
Harlequin, MIRA
Paula Eykelhof, editor


Homecoming Ranch
by Julia London
Amazon Publishing, Montlake
Maria Gomez, editor


It Had to Be You
by Jill Shalvis
Grand Central Publishing
Alex Logan, editor


Letters to Nowhere
by Julie Cross
Self-published
Martha Trachtenberg, copyeditor



Rescued by a Stranger

by Lizbeth Selvig
HarperCollins Publishers, Avon Impulse
Tessa Woodward, editor


Rumor Has It
by Jill Shalvis
Berkley Publishing Group
Kate Seaver, editor


The Second Chance Café
by Alison Kent
Amazon Publishing, Montlake
Lindsay Guzzardo, editor


Sleigh Bells in the Snow
by Sarah Morgan
Harlequin, HQN
Flo Nicoll, editor


The Sweet Spot
by Laura Drake
Grand Central Publishing, Forever
Latoya Smith, editor


Talk of the Town
by Beth Andrews
Harlequin, Superromance
Wanda Ottewell, editor



The Way You Look Tonight

by Bella Andre
Self-published
Shelley Bates, copyeditor


Whiskey Beach
by Nora Roberts
Penguin Group USA, G. P. Putnam’s Sons
Leslie Gelbman, editor

 Commenters: Leave the title of the RITA finalist book you'd most like to read for a chance to win the the book of your choice. Be sure to leave your e-mail contact info! 


***Note: Offer void where prohibited. Prizes will be mailed to North America  addresses only. If an Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) is available, the author may utilize that option for International participants. Odds of winning vary due to the number of entrants.

16 comments:

  1. Can't decide! So many great titles. I like this crazy thing called love.... I heard good things about it!

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  2. Too many; not sure yet

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  3. Half Moon Hill is the one I want to read the most but they all look good.

    quiltlady110 AT gmail DOT com

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  4. I would pick It Had to Be You by Jill Shalvis.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

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  5. I would choose The Second Chance Café by Alison Kent

    Lauigl [at] carolina [dot] rr [dot] com

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  6. There are so many great books on the list! I love Jill Shalvis and Sarah Morgan's books which I already own. So I would like to pick Beach House No. 9 by Christie Ridgway.

    ahui55 at gmail dot com

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  7. Lots of fabulous books to choose from! I'd love to win Home to Whiskey Creek by Brenda Novak. Thanks! :-)

    thebigbluewall77 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  8. maybe Whiskey Beach

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  9. Five Days in Skye sounds interesting
    Campbellamyd At gmail dot com

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  10. I have many of these books already - So I will say Fix You

    yenastone at aol.com

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  11. Talk of the Town by Beth Andrews.

    Marcy Shuler
    bmndshuler(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. Love Jill book, thanks
    Kimh
    kimehak@yahoo.com

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  13. Glad I'm not judging these. They all look great. I would love to read:
    Half Moon Hill.........by Toni Blake
    Thanks for the chance.
    grandmabkr at yahoo dot com

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  14. Five Days in Skye sounds good.

    sheryll1974 AT netscape DOT net

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  15. I LOVED "Five Days in Skye" -- I can now reveal that I actually judged this book for the contest and gave it a perfect score. My fingers are crossed for Carla in the finals!!

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